The German Edition’s new PHD Apple

UPDATE: The publisher has corrected a few mistakes in the apple; the new one is now below. Thanks to our readers for pointing them out!

The German edition of Perfect Health Diet is released this week. If you know any German speakers, please recommend it to them!

Our publisher, Thieme, has made a large investment in the book, fittingly as it is the flagship of their new “Edition Health Science” line of books for medical and health care professionals. Among their efforts was a re-design of the PHD apple. Forgoing the yin yang design that was inspired in part by Shou-Ching’s Chinese heritage, they came up with a clever design:

We like it!

If your favored language is German, please buy the book:

Several years of loving care went into creating this edition, and we’ll sure you’ll enjoy it. Please don’t forget to leave a review at Thank you!

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  1. Clever design. Congratulations on the new edition.

  2. Congratulations! I’ll certainly pass on the word!

    I am surprised though to see lentils and chickpeas in the “don’t eat” section, given the analysis at

    • Hi Wout,

      Paul and I were discussing “which legumes are best” — that’s a different question from “is the safety of even the best legumes as well-proven as the safety of, say, rice or potatoes”.


    • Hi Wout,

      Thanks for pointing that out – the publisher has improved the list of legumes.

      Best, Paul

  3. There’s no mention of potatoes under ‘Safe starches’. 🙁

  4. Congratulations! I’d also love to hear more about Angiex, if you get the time.



  5. Congrats! Great job.



  6. Very good illustrations! Thanks for this information! I would love to see your other posts about some other vegetables and fruits!

  7. Why are fruits and berries (Früchte & Beeren) organised in an area that equal the “alcohol, coffee, tea, honey & f-f sweeteners” section of your PHD-apple?

    • Hi Jakob,

      That is a mistake. Simon & Schuster sent an outdated apple to the German publisher and we didn’t catch the mistake. It will be corrected in the next German edition.

      Best, Paul

  8. Hi and congrats for the book release!
    I was wondering if this is simply a translation of the original 2012 English book, or is this updated to include all the new information which you guys have learned and shared here on the website or elsewhere?

    Thanks and have a great 2019!

    • Hi Tom,

      It’s largely a translation of the 2013 US paperback edition. There were a few updates in later parts of the book, but most of the book was a direct translation.

      Best, Paul

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