180DegreeHealth Infiltrates Amazon

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It’s been 6 days since Eat for Heat debuted, and the response has been overwhelming.  It has already moved up into the top 20 Nutrition eBooks list on Kindle (got as high as #15, currentlY HERE as it quickly catches up to the likes of Joel Fuhrman, T. Colin Campbell, Mark Sisson, Gary Taubes, and others encouraging unecessary restriction and paranoia.

This sudden burst of action was highly unexpected, but these kinds of opportunities don’t come along very often.  Please take a moment to push the like button on the Eat for Heat Amazon page HERE, and if you purchase it please take just a short moment to review it.  Even one simple sentence, like “Matt Stone is a total douchebag” is great.  You don’t have to get “Jibby” with it and write a literary masterpiece, or write side-splitting  diet comedy like the legendary Thomas Seay.

This is also a post to let everyone know that, as of December 1st, you can now buy 180D books on Amazon.  Click HERE to view my author page. I know many of you have been waiting for this for a long time.  Sorry about the delay.  If you are happy about this new change give thanks to Rob.  He’s the poor fella who took this huge project on, and it was no small amount of work to get it completed.

You can also buy them through Lulu.  Click HERE.

Thanks Peeps.  You da best.  With any luck we’ll push it to #2 for a showdown of Heat vs. Wheat (as in Wheat Belly, by far the best-selling health book on the planet right now).  But it’s going to take everything you guys got to get anywhere near there.  I wish you luck and courage little Frodos.  We’ll need it when going up against the diet masters of the universe.

44 Comments

  1. Re “[unnecessary] restriction and paranoia”… Consider a person with CAD and familial hypercholesterolemia who undertakes a diet severely restricted in fat. Would you consider that restriction unnecessary?

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  2. Perhaps it is. Perhaps it isn’t. Only you can find out if it is really a necessary (or effective) restriction – not an easy thing to do when short-term improvements are often fleeting and lead to long-term worsening (there is a long list of things that improve in 6 months and then get drastically worse with the same therapy after a year or two). Even more difficult when you think about how much faith people put into various lab values. A person I talked to this week for example followed a diet that improved lab values while also causing her to crash out with freezing cold hands and feet, pee her brains out, and have insomnia due to nocturia. Tweaking one or two lab values is not a “whole person” centered approach.

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  3. Good luck! Actually given the enthusiasm for your book here, I am surprised to see only 15 reviews about the book thus far on Amazon. However, I did note that this was the first review for most of the people who posted up there.

    Come on people…let’s get behind Matt. Get out of your comfort zone and review the book up there on Amazon. Let’s kick Mark Sisson candy a**. I, personally, don’t want to see Matt outdone by some Tinker Bell who wears Vibrams.

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    • Will be posting a review, but haven’t yet found enough time to finish the book, although one sentence i got to read made a huge difference already (something like “people drink liquids to satisfy sweet cravings”).

      It would be great if everyone gives a review – something like 300 reviews?

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      • 300 ain’t gonna happen right now. But another dozen or two fresh outta the gate would be a huge help.

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  4. Have the platinum emails for the book gone out? I don’t want to have missed it accidentally.

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    • Yes. You may not have gotten it. Sent you an email.

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  5. Ever thought about a “diet recovery for Dum Dum’s”? Think that is what I may need… Could it be that four kids later, I’ve lost some major brain cells? This don’t make sense to me, Matt! Read all your books and still have questions and still have 15lbs to loose? And yes, I want to loose the 15lbs – in addition to being healthy and having a bod that is working as should. Throw me a bone (a meaty one) with a side of mashed potatoes!

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    • I have very tentative plans of writing a Diet Recovery 2 some time next year. That’s no promise. Just a thought from many potential book and short book projects next year.

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  6. I did all i could. Good luck, Matt. It would be nice to atleast surpass Mark Sisson.

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  7. I have felt the thirst when working outside or hiking, etc., but now I am questioning my ability to know when I am thirsty when not breaking a sweat. I’m almost finished with the book, so perhaps it talks about what that thirst actually feels like. Does it? I’ve been trying to tune in with my body n’ stuff…I realize this is a work in progress, too. Thanks Matty for the new book and thanks Rob for putting in on Amazon!

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  8. I bought from your website instead of Amazon. Hope that contributes to the Amazon ranking !

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    • Even though you bought from Matt’s website (I did, too!), you can still leave a comment on Amazon Narain, if you have an Amazon account. If you don’t have an Amazon account, you can create one. You don’t need to buy anything there.

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  9. I don’t have an ereader of any kind; what is the best way to read the book, then? I have a smartphone, but that’s it other than my ubuntu laptop with no battery AT ALL.

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    • Just buy it from the website as a pdf. Should work on a smartphone and for sure a laptop.

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      • thanks :)

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    • Woo Hoo, another Ubuntu user! Don’t have any help for you regarding how to read the book without a reader, but I just got really excited when I saw that someone else besides us actually uses Ubuntu.

      :-)

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      • I use Debian, even better. :-) I did see on Amazon that they have a pc reader to use if you don’t have a kindle, but it’s for Win only. :p I’ll be getting the pdf version when I have the funds to make the purchase.

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  10. Matt, I tried to review the book. Well, I did.
    But, I don’t see it posted. Does it take some
    time to post?

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    • It’s there now!

      Under the name “Lacie Michelle”

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      • Thanks Lacie Couchrider Michelle! I even left a comment on it over there :)

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  11. It’s working! #12 and only 2 spots behind Sisson, which should make Thomas happy.

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  12. Matt!

    Your new book is awesome! I thought you pretty much had human anatomy solved already, until I read the Eat for Heat.

    Your experience is right! Keeping my urine yellow and salting/sugaring up when I get cold hands has worked flawlessly. I’ve been healthy as usual (albiet, staying up too late), yet this has proven to have made a noticeable difference. It’s so weird that after drinking too much water and hypotonicizing (I hope that’s not a real word) my body, my hands get cold soon after. Whereas having salty beef/potato stew or other things, I stay warm all over. And if I put a little extra salt beyond that point, my hands are noticably warm, almost even above the rest of my body.

    I can’t tell you how much you’ve helped me in my life with your advice. I really appreciate every minute you spend researching, experimenting, and especially writing.

    Keep it up!

    Thanks,
    Teran

    PS: I wrote a review for the book, but it has to be approved. I think it comes from “Pumperman” or something, in reference to pumpernickel. I completely forgot about that name on Amazon.

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    • I knew it was you the moment I read “office” and “potatoes.” Just pictured your ass wearing that I Love Potatoes hat. Thanks for the review, and glad to hear you’re too healthy to read my blog anymore!

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  13. color me impressed with ” Eat for heat”. I just put in my two cents on amazon under my name.
    Congratulations Matt!!!!

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  14. And just saw that you beat Mark Sisson on the ratings :)

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  15. But will this book help me to lose the 15 or so pounds required to see my six-packÉ

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    • I don’t know. I bet used wisely it could. Even if you were to “diet” you could probably still keep metabolism much higher with awareness of the basic concept.

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      • Ha, thanks. The question was only half serious. I hear chubby people live longer.

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  16. Hey Matt, just got your new book and loving it so far. Much of the content has been my personal focus of late and I think some of details regarding balance and circadian rhythms will be especially helpful to putting things back together. I’m definitely going to put a review up on amazon when I’m done.

    Also, I wanted to share a suggestion after reading the “What to Drink?” chapter that I didn’t see mentioned specifically, probably because its more common as an food ingredient than a drink. I’m talking about buttermilk. I enjoy it on sugary “kid” cereals, sweetened as a drink, and my favorite way blended with vanilla ice cream, honey, and a little lemon juice as a milkshake (f***ing dank). I also found it particularly useful in getting more calories in when I really needed to starting out because it helped tone down the sweetness of foods I would have otherwise found way to sweet to eat (like cereal) and also cut the rich fattiness of some foods (ice cream, mashed taters) which I also found off-putting at first coming from eating very little food period. Also I bet the fact that its saltier than milk and fermented doesn’t hurt its rep either (and the brand I drink is fattier than others on the market as well).

    … anyway, sorry for the long discourse just thought someone might find the suggestion useful.

    Thanks for the work you keep putting out. Always looking forward to it.

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  17. Hey slut, it’s #10 now. Roll Tide! Irish sucks!

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    • Thanks sensei. Back to #11 now. Sisson roundhoused my ass shortly after seeing my book above his. I don’t think you have to worry about an SEC team losing the national championship any time soon. Especially not to Notre Dame.

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      • I don’t get how the rankings work. Sure he has 300+ reviews, but then again, his book has been out for 3 years. Matt’s has been out for less than a week and already has at this moment 53 reviews.

        I personally would like to see a Mud Fight between Sisson and Mercola.

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        • Same here, I just added in a review (now 49 5 star’s) but dont see how the rankings work. Some gentleman called k has written a one star review though. Must be sisson ;)

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          • I commented on that one star review…it made me mad because it didn’t seem like the person had read the book

  18. I just dug out my espresso machine to replace my daily pre-workout cup of watery coffee. Made a whole-milk latte with sugar, and I’m warmer now than before drinking, which coffee never does for me. Nice.

    Now I’m all amped up for a “de-load week” workout with warm-up caliber weights. :-)

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  19. I’m not done with the book yet, but I just posted my review. I led off with this:

    (Deep movie trailer voice) “In a world…where people are told to be afraid of salt. A world where adults drink over 60 ounces of water a day, thinking that it’s good for them… One man will emerge with a concept so radical that he will first be branded a heretic, then later hailed as a savior brandishing a magic bullet for health. This man is Matt Stone…”

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  20. Yay! Thanks everyone for your truly stellar reviews. The book is doing great. #9 in Nutrition eBooks as I write this and #74 in all nutrition books. #2 in Hot New Releases in eBooks and #4 Hot new release in all nutrition books.

    But what is even more impressive, and 100% attributable to your great reviews over the past week, is that if you sort all 3071 Kindle nutrition books by average customer review we show up as #6. Pretty sweet. And in all of Advice and How to, a category with 132,000 listings, Eat for Heat is #46. Not too shabby!

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  21. Glad we can do something to help and to show you our gratitude, considering how much help we have gotten from you! Good work!!!

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  22. Congrats on your first 1 star review, too. You haven’t made unless you’ve got haters. :-)

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    • Cameron, that’s an excellent point. Somebody feels threatened. I am going to tell you though that I have a sneaking suspicion that the hater is from the Peat camp, not the camp of Tinker Bell Sisson. Just a hunch.

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  23. I went to hit the like button. Awh I gotta sign in son of a dildo!

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  24. Wow! I just read your book now and it’s certainly controversial. However, I’ve tried every diet out there, including raw vegan, and still feel miserable. Your suggestions make sense. I’ll see how the plan works, starting today!

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