UK Edition; Upcoming Talks; and Other News

I’ve been remiss in failing to announce the release of the UK edition of Perfect Health Diet. It’s out!

Perfect Health Diet is the best book in print on diet and health. If you’re in the UK and haven’t read PHD yet, check it out.

Our thanks to Sololiz for leaving the first Amazon review. We’re most grateful for everyone who leaves Amazon reviews – please do!

Talk Wednesday August 14 in Albany Georgia

As a warm-up for the Ancestral Health Symposium, I’ll be giving two talks in Albany, Georgia next week, plus a book signing.

On Tuesday night, I’ll be speaking to the Dougherty County Medical Society. It’s always a great pleasure to speak to doctors, as we share a common goal of healing and many doctors are eager to learn about more effective approaches.

Incidentally, Shou-Ching and I had the pleasure of meeting with Dr. Herb Mandell and his wife Peggy earlier this week. Dr. Mandell started our diet six weeks ago and left this reader report:

Dear Paul and Shou-Ching,

I have been on the PHD for just five weeks now and have experienced some dramatic relief! After years of severe GERD, (the same symptom which led to esophageal cancer and death in an older brother), I am experiencing virtually no acid stomach nor reflux. Given my improvement, I was able to cut my dose of PPI in half with the blessing of my GI doc, and cut out extra doses of OTC antacid. I hope to cut back more in the future. (The PPI can cause some serious side effects when taken in large doses for long periods of time). I also am noticing that after eating a filling meal such as spaghetti with (rice) pasta, I no longer feel bloated. Also, I notice less aching in my fingers and wrists, and my arthritic knees are less painful. Thank you both so much for your incredible work!

This made me feel guilty, as I have been meaning to write a blog post on acid reflux/GERD for quite some time; it is, I believe, generally easily cured. Since GERD can lead to serious problems – esophageal cancer as in the case of Dr Mandell’s brother – and conventional acid suppression therapies also lead to serious problems – infectious disease due to impaired killing of pathogens in the stomach; vitamin B12 deficiency due to loss of intrinsic factor; and toxicities, sensitivities, and allergies generated by undigested food peptides – there’s really no excuse for not publicizing the proper natural therapy. I’ll get that up after AHS.

On Wednesday in Albany, Georgia, I’ll host two public events:

  • Between 10 and 11 am I’ll be signing books at the Books A Million in the Albany Mall on Dawson Road. I’ll be happy to chat with anyone who comes.
  • At 11:30 am, I’ll give a talk that’s open to the public at Darton College, Room C-266 (south end of campus).

If you’re in southwest Georgia, please consider attending!

Talk September 19 in Pittsburgh

On Thursday evening, September 19, I’ll be speaking in Pittsburgh in an event sponsored by the group Freedom of Choice in Cancer Therapy. It will be held at the Comfort Inn and Suites at 180 Gamma Drive in Pittsburgh. I’ll have more information as the date gets closer.

What’s Been Keeping Me Busy

Finally, I owe an explanation for why I’ve been so quiet lately. There is much happening behind the scenes. A few projects I can mention.

I’ve been busy creating educational materials for the Perfect Health Retreat. The second group of beta participants has been just as successful as the first; I’ll review their results later this month. But let me extend my sympathy to Jim, who lost 24 pounds in 4 weeks – continuing the string of remarkable weight loss stories at the Retreats – and had a great time in Austin, but returned home to find that his home had been burglarized. At least he’ll avoid the gastric bypass he was considering. Our best wishes, Jim.

Another project that has kept me busy is the Ancestral Health Society’s new journal, the Journal of Evolution and Health. This is an exciting project that will help bring the ancestral health movement more fully into the mainstream of science and medicine. The journal has gathered an impressive collection of scholars and clinicians for its editorial board – testimony to how much enthusiasm is behind the project. Expect to see the official launch and call for papers soon.

Shou-Ching and I are also working on our cookbook, and on other projects too. Stay tuned!

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  1. Yay! The PHD in proper English!

    I am curious, though … how is it different from your native version? Do you add the extra ‘s’es and ‘l’s? Supplant ‘z’s for ‘s’es? F to degrees C? I trust you also put in “gas marks” …

    Good on you, guys. Keep up the fine work and let’s hope to have this excellent (and growing) work in every language for whole world to read.

    • Hi Paul,

      It’s very similar to the Australian edition, but with a funny accent!

      • Funny accent, indeed 😆 I’ll give you a funny accent in a minute!

        I must say, I’ve seen a significant difference between paleo communities the world over and no doubt, PHD approaches will be very diverse.

        The international language of macro and micronutrients is so cool … it can all be adapted.

        So, funny accents aside, do I need to buy the UK edition to see if you’ve done it right? I’ll buy it … just because. I need a second edition anyway 😉

  2. Hi Paul,

    I live in Pittsburgh and plan to attend your upcoming talk. I really look forward to your visit. I recommend your book with the highest degree of confidence to everyone I speak with about diet and health, most importantly my clients as I am personal trainer and lifestyle consultant. I give you and your book my recommendation after having invested around 3,000 hours of my time into informally researching lifestyle as it relates to health; which consists of a few hundred books and thousands of published studies and papers.

    During this time I also completed a bachelor’s and a year of graduate level coursework in related fields; exercise science and chinese medicine; same school as Chris Kresser. After all of this I consider your book to be the best singular presentation of information on how to create better health. As a result I have the highest level of respect and gratitude for you.

    If you can make some time when you are in Pittsburgh to speak with me that would be great, if not I certainly understand. Thank you for everything.

  3. will the cookbook be in kindle format?
    (i cook sometimes w/ my Android pad)


  4. Posting a big “me too,” on the acid reflux and GERD issues. My GI guy always makes me get an endo every couple years due to history of ulcers (not heleobacter) and he said everything was great and cut my meds, too!

  5. Hi Paul,

    I was reading an article about acetaldehyde. It stated that acid suppression therapies can lead to higher levels of acetaldehyde in the stomach. The article also mentioned that fermented foods like yogurt and fermented vegetables may contain high levels of acetaldehyde.

    What are your thoughts on Acetaldehyde and its carcinogenicity? Is it something to worry about?

    Keep up the good work!



  6. Any suggestions for gout?

  7. Very much looking forward to the GERD post. I am trying to convince someone with that issue to try the PHD. Hoping there will be some baby steps which can still be of help to someone unwilling to try the whole PHD plan.

  8. Pittsburgh is our neck of the woods!! Let’s see how soon the baby comes and hopefully, we’ll be able to make it!!

  9. Hi Paul and Shou-Ching,

    Are you planning on a Chinese version of your book? I have many Chinese friends and they go through so much soy/corn oil, soy sauce and wheat flour it is scary. Many of them don’t speak English and it is extremely hard to find information on ancestral health and diet in Chinese. The Chinese PHD infographic is great, it would be nice to see more articles explaining the science in Chinese. A Chinese version of the PHD could start to improve the health of millions.

    What I found so far:我的原始飲食/


  10. Hi Paul,

    Any news on the UK edition of the Audible audiobook?

    I wouldn’t mind listening to the US edition, but it’s not available in the UK.

  11. Paul, is there ANY CHANCE you could write your post about GERD soon? I’ve been holding back on adopting the full PHD because the only success I’ve had is by following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet on which all starches, even safe ones, are deemed “illegal.” I get an increase in symptoms even with some “legal” foods such as butternut squash and ripe bananas, so I’m very reluctant to add ANY safe starches to my diet, in spite of what I know they’ll do for dealing with fungal overgrowth (which I also have). Help!!

  12. Hi Paul,

    when putting your GERD post together, could you look at things that relax &/or weaken the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) muscles.

    & possible ways to strengthen the LES…may be the best we can hope for here is just to avoid/minimise things that relax/weaken the LES.

    from what i have read (there a few studies on pubmed), some methylxanthines may have this effect (relax &/or weaken the LES), such as theobromine and caffeine.

  13. I know this is an old post, but I’ve been looking for the GERD post you mentioned you were working on. Was it published somewhere I can’t find or did you decide not to write it?

    Thanks so much.

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