Has anyone heard of this diet? It's similar to the Paleo Diet (but don't assume it's the same thing!) and includes Intermittent Fasting. It's the most wholesome, cutting-edge, research- and theory-based approach to Food-As-Medicine that there is out there today. Half of the book's pages are citations for the research literature used in the book.
The authors, Paul and Shou-Ching Shih Jaminet, both have Ph.Ds and seem to have scoured every scientific study ever related to diet and nutrition. This is from their About Us page:
"We are scientists with a longstanding interest in diet and health. We began experimenting with low-carb Paleo diets in 2005, spent seven years refining them, have successfully healed our own “middle-age” and chronic health problems through diet, and have learned a great deal about the benefits – and pitfalls – of these diets that we would like to share."
For a perfectionist, this is as good as it gets.
So the PHD is based on the Paleo diet, which involves:
-No gluten (wheat)
-No grains (like corn or corn products)
-No lugumes (including peanuts)
-No processed food (because our bodies were not meant to digest these chemical compounds)
The article below summarizes the differences between the PHD and the Paleo diet: