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Return to Natural Foods and Great Health with Paleo Cookbook For Dummies®


(HOBOKEN, NJ) July 22, 2013 – The human body survived for more than 2 million years with the food found in nature: game meat, fish, vegetables, wild fruits, eggs, and nuts. Humans were thriving on this diet high in animal fat and proteins and low in carbohydrates, but things changed when we introduced unnatural and processed foods to our bodies. The Paleo movement, which promotes a return to using these natural foods to achieve great health, is shaping up to be one of the hottest diet and healthy-eating approaches, as it leads people to discover an appealing and sustainable alternative to the restrictive diets that lead to burnout and failed weight-loss efforts. 

Some of the foods that we started eating in large quantities at the beginning of the agricultural revolution (about 10,000 years ago) are completely alien to our genes and metabolism. These processed foods wreak havoc in our body, often causing what is referred to as metabolic syndrome, or diseases of civilization. These disorders include obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, auto-immune diseases, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, and a host of other conditions that were unknown to our ancestors. 

Paleo Cookbook For Dummies® (Wiley, 978-1-118-61155-5, July 2013), by author and Paleo expert Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, provides all the information one needs to reap the big benefits of the Paleo diet, such as: 

  • Weight loss and rejuvenation
  • Clearer skin for sufferers of acne, rashes, eczema, and psoriasis
  • Solution to leaky gut syndrome (where cells of the small intestine become porous and create inflammation)
  • Better sleep
  • Balanced blood sugar
  • Inflammation reduction, easing the effects of conditions like arthritis, asthma, celiac disease, colitis, Crohn’s disease, migraines, multiple sclerosis, and thyroid disorders. 

The book also includes more than 100 simple and tasty recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, desserts, and even beverages. Recipes are provided by top Paleo experts such as:

Mark Sisson: Founder and CEO of Primal Nutrition, Inc., owner/founder of (a top-ranked health and fitness blog with 3 million page views per month), and author of bestselling The Primal Blueprint series franchise.

Michelle Tam: Founder of one of the top international Paleo recipe sites,

Arsy Vartanian: Nutritionist, Paleo up-and-comer, author of The Paleo Slow Cooker, and founder and chef of

Melissa Joulwan: Co-author of Living Paleo For Dummies and author of the New York Times bestseller, It all Starts with Food, author of the popular Paleo recipe and lifestyle blog

Alissa Cohen: Internationally recognized speaker, raw food chef, and consultant and author of two books, Living on Live Food and Raw Food For Everyone. She is also the author of “Ask Alissa” food column in Europe’s leading Get Fresh magazine.

And many more.

About the Author: 

Dr. Kellyann Petrucci is a recognized Board Certified Naturopathic MD and the co-author of Living Paleo For Dummies® and Boosting Your Immunity For Dummies®. She also created the successful kids’ health and wellness program Superkids Wellness and the Paleo door-to-door home delivery food service Living Paleo Foods.

Paleo Cookbook For Dummies® 

By Dr. Kellyann Petrucci

Wiley / 978-1-118-61155-5 / July 2013 / Available in e-book format

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About Dummies:

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