He talks about a lot of diseases and health problems that are increasing in Western countries, and they are alarming higher in the US, but not limited to the US. The following is taken from his book:
Metabolic Syndrome Diseases
- Type 2 Diabetes
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart Disease
- Gout and Blood-clotting Abnormalities
He further explains in detail how blood insulin works and what the repercussions are from a modern diet. Additionally he discusses how recent research has found a link between insulin problems and breast, prostate and colon cancers. There are pages and pages of reference material to many other problems. He presents a history of mankind, what anthropologists have found, and how each of his recommended natural foods provides specific advantages, and more importantly how lean meats (animal, game, fish) interact with the recommended fruits and vegetables. The book includes sample recipes. He does present information that condemns other popular diets such as Atkins and Weight Watchers... but we need to keep in mind that he is selling books too. He is a full time professor at Colorado State University.
I expected this to be similar to Atkins, since my understanding is that Atkins condemned carbohydrates, most of which are the result of modern agriculture. To be honest, I don't know much about diets and nutrition, as I have always been rather thin. My interest was in the possibility my wife would let me eat more beef :)
He also has a section on exercise. He gets plenty of exercise, but advocates that the proper diet is more important than exercise and presents case studies on how a diet change from traditional high carb diets for extreme athletes help improve endurance, recovery time, and joint/bone issues.
I think it is a good read, and is available in paperback. Not sure if it is available in Kindle edition. My wife bought the book. Unfortunately no bacon or cheese allowed :(