Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Why is the "Stone Age Diet is Easy Cookbook" only available in electronic format?

A: The "Stone Age Diet is Easy Cookbook" is not available as a printed book. It is only available in electronic format, from www.specialdietsareeasy.com. The main reasons for this are:

  • Books in electronic format can be distributed instantly anywhere in the world. So I can get the "Stone Age Diet is Easy Cookbook" to you more easily, and you can get started with your new recipes within minutes.
  • If I were to sell the book in printed form, I would have to get someone to print it, bind it, store it, distribute it and ship it. By selling the "Stone Age Diet is Easy Cookbook" in electronic format I can avoid these costs, allowing me to keep the price you pay to an absolute minimum.
  • Shipping costs, especially international ones, would add significantly to distribution costs. A book in electronic format avoids these, again meaning you save money.

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Q: How will I receive my copy of the "Stone Age Diet is Easy Cookbook"?

A: You will receive an email containing instructions on how to download your copy of the "Stone Age Diet is Easy Cookbook". The book is a PDF file (portable document format) that you can simply save and read on your computer, or print out to read if you prefer.

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Q: How many pages are there in the "Stone Age Diet is Easy Cookbook"?

A: The book contains 56 standard letter size or A4 pages.

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Q: I don't live in the UK. Can I still order the book and is the price you quoted in UK currency?

A: Yes. You can order the "Stone Age Diet is Easy Cookbook" through our secure payment provider PayPal using most common credit and debit cards recognised worldwide, such as Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Maestro, Delta. Though the price is quoted in UK pounds, we have put a currency converter below which calculates the approximate price in most major currencies. The price will be converted into your local currency by your credit card company at current exchange rates.

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Q: I can't see any details of the shipping costs. Are they included in the price?

A: There are no shipping costs. The "Stone Age Diet is Easy Cookbook" is a book in electronic format. Since there is no hard copy book to ship, you save on shipping costs and you don't have to wait for more than a minute or two for it to arrive.

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Q: I see your payment collector is PayPal. Who are they and can I trust them with my credit card details?

A: PayPal is an international company operating a worldwide online payments system across 200 countries. Paypal has industry-leading security and fraud prevention measures and offers 100% protection against unauthorised payments from your account under its Buyer Protection Scheme. Please note that you do not need a PayPal account to be able to pay. Simply enter your credit or debit card details and you're done!

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Q: How soon will I receive the book?

A: You should receive an email containing download instructions within a minute or two of ordering. Please check your spam or junk email folder in case it has gone there by mistake. The only exception to this would be if your emails are delayed due to problems with the Internet or with your Internet Service Provider. These problems are outside our control.

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Q: What happens if I am not satisfied?

A: My guarantee to you is that, if you are not satisfied with the book, I will refund your payment in full. Of course, you cannot assess the usefulness to you of the "Stone Age Diet is Easy Cookbook" in just a few days. So in recognition of this, I give you a full year to evaluate the book and decide you want to keep it.

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Q: Does the Cookbook contain recipes for main courses?

A: The "Stone Age Diet is Easy Cookbook" does not contain specific recipes for main courses. The Stone Age Diet focuses on natural foods such as meat, fish, vegetables and fruits that would have been available in the Stone Age. Most Stone Age diet foods are therefore cooked simply, without sauces, breadings or multiple ingredients. A typical meal might consist of a piece of grilled fish, boiled green vegetables and a source of carbohydrate such as a baked sweet potato or a little boiled rice. Oil and herbs are sometimes added to give a little extra flavour and nutrition, but the style of cooking is so simple that recipes for these foods are not really needed.

The real focus of the Cookbook is recipes for bread and other bakery items using alternative flours such as millet, quinoa, buckwheat and chickpea, which people prescribed 'The Stone Age Diet' often find on their 'permitted foods' list. These flours cannot simply be substituted for the wheatflour in normal recipes.

Having said that, the Cookbook does include ideas for making your main courses a little more interesting if you are following a modified version of the Stone Age Diet which allows more latitude in ingredients.

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Q: I need to be sure the recipes are suitable for my diet. What are the ingredients in the recipes?

A: The ingredients used are olive oil, dairy-free sunflower spread or butter, grapeseed oil, duck eggs, sea salt, sodium bicarbonate and cream of tartar, flaxseeds (linseeds), hemp seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, cashew nuts, ground almonds (almond flour), millet, buckwheat, quinoa, chickpea (gram) and tapioca flours, cinnamon, nutmeg, desiccated unsweetened coconut, creamed coconut and certain fresh fruits such as bananas, apricots, peaches, pears, and pure pressed grape juice. A couple of the desserts use mascarpone cheese, cream cheese, fromage frais and Tiger White (a milk alternative made from tiger nuts or chufas).

For sugar alternatives, the recipes use fresh fruits and occasionally creamed coconut or pure grape juice. Stevia is mentioned as an alternative source of sweetening in a couple of the recipes.

If you are unsure whether to buy the Cookbook because you are not allowed some of the ingredients in the above list, let us know and we will tell you how many recipes include the ingredients you cannot have and whether you could use those recipes by substituting with an alternative ingredient.

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