NTA Authors – Nora T. Gedgaudas, CNS, CNT
Nora Gedgaudas is Board-certified in Holistic Nutrition® through the National Association of Nutritional Professionals (NANP) and is recognized by the Nutritional Therapy Association as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP). She is also a board certified Neurofeedback specialist (CNS).
She has appeared internationally as a featured guest on national radio and television, including Coast To Coast with George Noory and Sydney, Australia’s top televised morning program, The Today Show. She was host of her own top rated radio program on Voice America Radio’s “Health and Wellness” channel and her Primal Body Primal Mind Radio podcasts are now available on iTunes! Nora’s ground breaking book, Primal Body, Primal Mind currently ranks near the top of all health-related books on Amazon.
Nora served as a trainer for the State of Washington Institute of Mental Health, illuminating nutrition’s impact on mental health for State health care workers at all levels. Nora has given numerous talks nationally and internationally, including the Weston A. Price Foundation’s Wise Traditions conference in Philadelphia and she also recently completed a hugely successful three city speaking tour in Australia. In Brisbane, Australia Nora was also filmed for an upcoming major documentary on aging and longevity starring Mariel Hemingway, also featuring other speakers such as Bruce Lipton, Joe Dispenza and John DiMartini. She was recently a featured presenter at The First Annual Ancestral Health Symposium at UCLA—billed as “the Woodstock of evolutionary medicine” and will be a featured presenter for AHS12 at Harvard University this year (2012). She maintains a successful private neurofeedback and nutritional consultation practice in Portland, Oregon.
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Combining your body’s Paleolithic needs with modern nutritional and medical research for complete mind-body wellness
• Provides sustainable diet strategies to curb sugar cravings, promote fat burning and weight loss, reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep and moods, increase energy and immunity, and enhance memory and brain function
• Shows how our modern diet leads to weight gain and “diseases of civilization”–such as cancer, osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, and ADD
• Explains how diet affects the brain, hormone balance, and the aging process and the crucial role of vitamin D in cancer and disease prevention
Examining the healthy lives of our pre-agricultural Paleolithic ancestors and the marked decline in stature, bone density, and dental health and the increase in birth defects, malnutrition, and disease following the implementation of the agricultural lifestyle, Nora Gedgaudas shows how our modern grain- and carbohydrate-heavy low-fat diets are a far cry from the high-fat, moderate-protein hunter-gatherer diets we are genetically programmed for, leading not only to lifelong weight gain but also to cravings, mood disorders, cognitive problems, and “diseases of civilization”–such as cancer, osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome (insulin resistance), heart disease, and mental illness.
Applying modern discoveries to the basic hunter-gatherer diet, she culls from vast research in evolutionary physiology, biochemistry, metabolism, nutrition, and chronic and degenerative disease to unveil a holistic lifestyle for true mind-body health and longevity. Revealing the primal origins and physiological basis for a high-fat, moderate-protein, starch-free diet and the importance of adequate omega-3 intake–critical to our brain and nervous system but sorely lacking in most people’s diets–she explains the nutritional problems of grains, gluten, soy, dairy, and starchy vegetables; which natural fats promote health and which (such as canola oil) harm it; the crucial role of vitamin D in cancer and disease prevention; the importance of saturated fat and cholesterol; and how diet affects mental health, memory, cognitive function, hormonal balance, and cellular aging. With step-by-step guidelines, recipes, and meal recommendations, this book offers sustainable strategies for a primally based, yet modern approach to diet and exercise to reduce stress and anxiety, lose weight, improve sleep and mood, increase energy and immunity, enhance brain function, save money on groceries, and live longer and happier.