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Book talk with Art De Vany, author of The New Evolution Diet

I'm excited to announce an event with Art De Vany. Art is one of the pioneers of the ancestral health movement, a 73-year old health phenom, and a long-time blogger. And Art has just released his new book, The New Evolution Diet.

Come celebrate the release! Art will be reading from the book, talking, taking questions, and will be available to sign copies. Don't miss it.

Thursday, January 13th at 7pm
McNally Jackson Bookstore
50 Prince Street (between Lafayette and Mulberry)

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  • Jesse W.

    De Vany made an observation that Cordain wouldn't be able to keep pace with the profound nature of his statistical calculations. Suprising commentary from such a cogent presenter.

    January 28, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really wanted to go to this... ended up in the ER that night with a broken wrist... How did DeVany throw Cordain under the bus?

    January 27, 2011

  • John T.

    Taubes' GCBC was my first reading about the new thinking in nutrition. It's admittedly a bit of a difficult read. I understand his new book, which I have not read, is essentially a more accessible GCBC.

    I recently came across Tom Naughton's YouTube presentations on "the Big Fat Fiasco". Naughton's explanation of the process of how the body digests, expends and stores nutrients is very clear and eye-opening, and certainly not out of alignment with the principles in paleo.

    January 21, 2011

  • fred h.

    Gary Taubes author of Good Calories Bad Calories and the new book Why We Get Fat

    January 21, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    ...who's Taubes?

    January 21, 2011

  • Jesse W.

    Doing curls appeals to our vanity, just like calling it the New Evolution "Diet" sells books, when we're all here trying to make this a lifestyle. Were you expecting to see him mid deadlift?

    I can hardly fault De Vany for being a businessman, but given his presentation style I can't help but feel we'd be better off discussing Wolf, Taubes, or even Mr. Michael Pollan.

    We've already bought what De Vany is selling.

    January 21, 2011

  • Steven K.

    Guys, he's orthodox paleo (except for the piece of cheesecake he eats once a month). He's not against fat, he's just against added fat. He says only eat the amount of fat that naturally exists in meat and other food. I understand why he's against butter and dairy.

    I agree with Mike though. The book was all over the place. Afterwords was great. He says he doesn't do biceps at the gym. Then what's with the image on his home page? http://arthurdevany.com/

    January 21, 2011

  • Michael R.

    Haughty, indeed, i.e. (when informing us that performing twice our body weight on the leg press puts us in the strongest percentage), "For me, that would require that I press 400 pounds, a challenge I can exceed with one leg." I just finished the book. His bulging ego was comical to me. It was also poorly written, disjointed, repetitive, and often contradictory. This was unfortunate. The afterword by his colleague was the most profound part of the book for me.

    January 21, 2011

  • Christian W.

    There is no single paleo diet. Paleo is a way to think about diet and lifestyle. I still can't say why exactly I'm doing so well on grain-free, dairy-free, and relatively low carb paleo. All I can say is that I appear to have eliminated foods that cause inflammation in my body, while replacing them with foods that nourishes my body. (Incidentally, grains, dairy, beans, nuts, eggs, are in the top list of foods that people come out as sensitive to in advanced sensitivity testing.)

    January 18, 2011

  • fred h.

    There is nothing at all bad about butter. Ghee is a bit better as it has all the sugars removed. Art also doesn't get the physiology correct WRT fiber recruitment. I think RAW dairy is fine for just about anyone but you have to experiment. I give my kids raw cow's milk and raw cheeses. I use raw cow kefir.

    1 · January 18, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    "It goes without saying that butter & lard should be avoided completely." I get more or less the butter aspect, but doesn't Matt Lalonde adore duck fat? Or am I being silly and duck/chicken fat completely different from lard?

    January 18, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    What's the deal with dairy? In his talk, he said absolutely no dairy, but in the book allows for small amounts of unsweetened yogurt & cheese. No one seems to have a definite conclusion, as Robb Wolff and Mark Sisson also share competing opinions

    January 18, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Questions arisen during the reading:

    Why does De Vany have it out for runners? Repeatedly he mentions that humans are not designed to run long distances, which seems at odds from the research presented in Chris MacDougall's Born to Run. Is he simply referring to those runners with bad technique or didn't know of opposing views or what?

    January 18, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Read the book immediately after this event and subsequent purchase. Good stuff, though he's more anecdotal (and dare I say haughty) about his superhuman health.

    January 18, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meetup and turnout. It was very interesting and informative and Dr. DeVany was extremely friendly and accessible.

    January 18, 2011

  • David P.

    i'm sorry i missed out..i was out of town

    January 17, 2011

  • Nando P.

    De Vany is certainly impressive and inspiring. I think genes may have played a part in his health, but his experiences and evolutionary premises are undeniably a huge part of the picture. Fun meetup.

    January 14, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great to see Art in person.

    January 14, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent

    January 14, 2011

  • Jesse W.

    Vany seemed a little scattered, but it was good to see someone who's been practicing the diet for some time, and looked good.

    Jonh, thanks for organizing the event, I'd definitely go to more like this.

    January 14, 2011

  • fred h.

    Needed more seating. Should have given the microphone to the people asking questions so we could hear the questions.

    January 14, 2011

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