A Few Notes

I expect to put up the next exercise post shortly. It’s been delayed by some good things, including our Netherlands vacation and a visit from my father.

The original edition of our book will go off sale within the next few days. You may still be able to purchase it, but we recommend waiting for the new and improved Scribner edition, which you can pre-order and will receive about Dec 11:

At the new book’s Amazon page under “Editorial Reviews,” you can find short reviews from Chris Kresser, Mark Sisson, Dallas and Melissa Hartwig, Seth Roberts, Court Wing, and Aaron Blaisdell. Amazon has also moved our first edition customer reviews to the new book’s page.

I’m working on a few web site improvements which you should see over the next month, including a forum.

Finally, to those waiting for answers on the Q&A thread, I expect to get caught up there by next week. Sorry for the delay!

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  1. Where’s the ice cream go!?

  2. Perfect Health Forum!!! I’m in.

  3. I’m glad to see the ice cream on the back! I never understood why ice cream won the coveted cover spot. It made the book look too “gimicky.” Loved the first book – can’t wait for this one. Thanks for all your contributions.

  4. How is this edition different than the first? I seem to recall you mentioning more weight loss content. I have the first one and would happily buy the second edition too if there is new content.

    Can you please elaborate on the new content?


    • Hi EF,

      There is a great deal of new content — the new edition is 50% longer.

      The introductory material is greatly expanded to discuss evolutionary selection and the various ways it indicates the optimal diet.

      The micronutrient section is thoroughly revised with new recommendations.

      The preventing and healing disease section is greatly expanded with discussions dieting for infections, fasting, blood lipids, and circadian rhythm optimization including exercise.

      The macronutrient section has a chapter on alcohol and a chapter on the role of malnutrition in obesity.

      The toxicity section has an expanded chapter on toxins introduced by the industrial food section, and a discussion of endotoxemia.

      There are about 50-60 reader reports sprinkled through the book. Many corrections have been made.

      There is an index now. It is professionally laid out. It has our food plate.

  5. Count me in as also being very excited for the forum.

  6. I hope you loved the Netherlands and Nijmegen!Looking forward to read the new edition,
    warm regards from your biggest Dutch fan Sofie

  7. I have been reading “Sugar Fix” by Dr. richard Johnson M.D. Do you have any comments on the role of uric acid and it’s negative effects on health. In addition I am reading on Niacin and it’s use in megadoses for mental health but also almost as a universal panacea. Any comments on the research done on Niacin and megadoses of vitamin C?
    I loved your original book and look forward to reading the new edition.
    As a P.S. my great grandfather was a dairy farmer and loved cream, very fat meat, chicken fat and fasted for religious reasons one day a week. He disliked bread or other baked goods and ate very little veges. He died at 106 years of age. He had 10 children, half of whom fasted once a week and the other half adopted city style living eating everyday. those who fasted lived over 100 years, those who didn’t died in their 80s.

    • Hi Edward,

      I don’t think uric acid is a problem unless it’s being produced in large quantities from adenosine, eg after flooding the liver with fructose. No one should eat that much sugar.

      Niacin has a number of pharmacological effects in high doses. I doubt it is beneficial as a routine thing, but it can certainly have therapeutic value in some diseases.

      Vitamin C has more to recommend it I think. I’ve blogged on Cathcart’s experiences with vitamin C.

      Your anecdotes would fit in very well with the concluding chapter of our book!

      Best, Paul

  8. Hello, I can’t wait to read your new edition. It sounds wonderful! Also, eagerly waiting to hear about how you have healed your Rosacea. I just read about how wheat causes a hormone disrupting efect in Endometriosis and infertility. Wish I would have known about this 40 years ago!

    Please keep up this valuable work you are both doing. Thanks.

    • Hi Anselma, Where did you read about wheat and endometriosis. I’m going through being diagnosed with it so would love to know more. I couldn’t find anything about endometriosis in my PHD book. Thanks

      • Hi Claire, I read about the gluten/wheat/endometriosis connection at: http://www.glutenfreesociety.org just type in Endometriosis in the search box on the home page and you can read these two articles: Gluten and Hormone Imbalance and Gluten and Endometriosis ~ Is There a Connection? I ahve always wondered about this, since my mother has Celiac Disease and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and I was diagnosed with Endometriosis in my 20’s. I also found out that wheat is another genetically modified grain, like soy and corn, etc. Hope this is helpful.

  9. Hi Paul
    I had a message (below) from Amazon regarding your new book which I ordered ages ago. I am in the UK. I have been dying to get hold of your new edition and feel really disappointed! What do you think? :

    We regret to inform you that we have been unable to source the following item:

    Paul Jaminet, Shou-Ching Jaminet “Perfect Health Diet: Regain Health and Lose Weight by Eating the Way You Were Meant to Eat”

    Our supplier has informed us that this item is no longer available. This item has now been cancelled from your order #026-4912220-xxxx and we can confirm that you have not been charged for it.

    We apologise for the length of time it has taken us to reach this conclusion. Until recently, we had still hoped to obtain this item for you.

    • it looks like amazon UK have stuffed it up.

      send them an email (or something) with a link to the book on amazon.com, which still correctly shows the book as “Available for Pre-order. This item will be released on December 11, 2012.”

    • Hi Liz,

      I sold the book rights to Simon & Schuster and so had to take the original edition off sale. The new edition, which is improved, is on its way.

      The new edition will launch in the US and Canada Dec 11 and in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK probably around January 1. UK rights are currently being purchased, I’m not sure whether that’s been finalized, but I believe that the UK will get the same edition as the Australians and New Zealanders. So it will have metric units for blood tests and such, but may come out in paperback rather than hardcover as in the US.

      I apologize for the temporary unavailability but please do re-order when the new book is offered!

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