mccoy Posted June 8, 2018 Report Share Posted June 8, 2018 (edited) Mechanism, yes, there are indeed some little deviations from the guidelines contained into the book. My thoughts here: Cheese & yogurt: they seem not negligible to you but, before starting a vegan regime, I remember I used to eat at lunch one pint of yogurt or kefir or more, or the equivalent of 750 gr of strained kefir, from cow's milk. Plus I had about 50-100 grams of cheese (cow, sheep or goat or either) at dinner, almost invariably. I thrived on dairy products and my daily amount far surpassed the weekly amount present in the longevity diet example. So, objectively, the quantity in Longo's appendix seems really negligible The amount of parmesan cheese, even if cow's milk, is really negligible. Plus, real parmesan undergoes a rigidly controlled fermentation which eliminates all lactose from the milk and creates a product which has some different characteristics than the original milk Another lack of adherence that I observed is the presence of quinoa and turmeric in a couple of meals. Longo in his book suggests to stick to an ancestral diet. In his interview with rich Roll he specifies that he has not insisted much upon this aspect in the book, but that it is important to avoid non-ancestral food (to avoid potential intolerances). I also just checked the octopus and clams/mussels ingredients. In my kindle edition, Italian version, the quantity is really 80 grams for both. It may be a mistake due to the scanning of the hard copy?? Strange as it may seem? But I don't have an hard copy to consult. Also, your latest considerations sound plausible: the recipe section may often not be so strict as the main text because of the wide target audience. Edited June 8, 2018 by mccoy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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