Some Wheat Belly readers have asked for a better resource to help navigate their grocery shopping experience. Well, I believe that resource is now available!
Jayson and Mira Calton have just released their new book, Rich Food, Poor Food: The Ultimate Grocery Purchasing System (GPS). I am very familiar with their book, having written the book foreword.
True to its title, this new book is indeed an enormously helpful shopping guide, taking the shopper aisle by aisle, food by food, with insightful discussions of how to wisely choose among the mind boggling foods we have available to us. Published by Mark Sisson’s Primal Blueprint Publishing, thereby declared “Paleo Friendly and Wheat Free,” the teachings of the Caltons (both nutritionists) are largely consistent with the Wheat Belly message. (Just be careful with the non-wheat grains that figure into their approach to some degree.) The Caltons’ area of expertise is micronutrient content of food and their comments reflect this special insight. There is also an especially useful discussion about common unhealthy food additives in their Villainous Variables chapter, citing the problems with such chemicals as azodicarbonamide and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT).
Not a cookbook, not a diet book, but a handy and useful guidebook to help navigate your way through this food jungle we call a “grocery store,” the Caltons have managed to create a useful map to help you succeed in choosing your foods intelligently.