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April 2001 Issue

The Origin Diet: How Eating Like Our Stone Age Ancestors Will Maximize Your Health

Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D. Henry Holt and Company 115 West 18th Street New York, New York 10011 2001, 318 pp., $23, hardcover In her latest book, Elizabeth Somer wants us to get back to our rootsóway back. Eat like our Stone Age, hunter- gatherer ancestors, she suggests. The payoff? Reduced risk of chronic diseases, improved mental clarity, more energy, a leaner, stronger physique and, oh, yes, longer life, Somers argues. Early humans foraged for roots, nuts, fruits, seeds and grains plus hunted lean, wild

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