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The Paleolithic Prescription

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by S. Boyd Eaton, Melvin Konner, and Marjorie Shostak The Paleolithic Prescription: A Program of Diet & Exercise and a Design for Living is available for purchase at Amazon.com “While most diets are simply fads, The Paleolithic Prescription is a brilliant exposition on the diet Nature designed for us…Anyone interested in leading a fuller and healthier life …

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Wall Street Journal Columns

Can Just Taking a Picture Be a Treatment for Infertility?  July 29, 2017 An imaging technique to diagnose reasons for childlessness has a surprisingly happy result In Tough Times, Religion Can Offer a Sturdy Shelter, July 1, 2017 Many recent studies have shown that religious observance can strengthen resilience to stress and illness The Link …

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The “New Biology” and “The Self”

A couple of weeks ago I posted some musings about “the self” in anticipation of being on a panel with Steven Pinker (author of The Blank Slate and The Stuff of Thought) and Noga Arikha (author of Passions and Tempers: A History of the Humours) at Tufts University. The panel, convened by Jonathan Wilson, was …

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Human Nature

The Weather of Violence: Metaphors and Models, Predictions and Surprises Melvin Konner, Counter-Terrorism Exchange (CTX) 5(3):53-63, August 2015 Paleolithic Nutrition Twenty-Five Years Later Melvin Konner and S. Boyd Eaton, Nutrition in Clinical Practice 25(6):594-602, 2010 Human Nature, Ethnic Violence, and War Melvin Konner, In The Psychology of Resolving Global Conflicts: From War to Peace, Vol. …

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Nutrition and Health

Paleolithic Nutrition Twenty-Five Years LaterMelvin Konner and S. Boyd Eaton, Nutrition in Clinical Practice 25(6):594-602, 2010 Paleolithic Nutrition: A Consideration of its Nature and Current Implications Eaton, S.B. and Konner, M.J. New England Journal of Medicine 207:788-790, 1985. Stone Agers in the Fast Lane: Chronic Degenerative Diseases in Evolutionary Perspective S. Boyd Eaton, M.D., Melvin …

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Biography

Professional Biographical Sketch: Melvin Konner, M.D, Ph.D. Melvin (“Mel”) Konner is the author of The Tangled Wing: Biological Constraints on the Human Spirit (Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 1982, American Book Award nominee). A completely revised edition of The Tangled Wing was published by Holt/Times Books/W.H. Freeman in January, 2002. His forthcoming book, Believers: Faith in Human …

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Eat Like a Hunter-Gatherer

An excellent new study once again takes us back to the future. Last week’s issue of The New England Journal of Medicine carried another powerful vindication of The Paleolithic Prescription, a book co-authored by Boyd Eaton, Marjorie Shostak and me just twenty years ago. Boyd and I fired the first salvo in the same journal …

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