The Archetype Diet

Dana James, MS, CNS, CDN

Number one best seller on Amazon in Women’s Health and Eating Disorders.

Why is it that “life” gets in the way? You can follow a detox (or diet) but inevitably you don’t stick to it. Was it the plan’s fault? Was it too strict? And why are you “dieting” in the first place? You want to be leaner but at the same time, some part of you feels ashamed. Shouldn’t you as a 21st-century woman care more about your work and relationships than the way you look?

As women, we’re bombarded with mixed information from diet to body acceptance. We’re confused, frustrated, and scared that our body is working against us. It’s not. The only flaw is the belief that the answer lies solely in what we eat. It’s part of it. If you truly want to live in a state of balance you’ll need to look at what caused the imbalance in the first place; your mind, your memories and a myriad of hormones.

In The Archetype Diet, James bottles these patterns into four archetypes of women. She explains why you store body fat in the places you do, what to eat (there are big differences between the archetypes) and how to crack the self-worth matrix that says my value as a woman is based on an external factor – looks, success, giving to others and being intuitive.

James has spent the past 18 years studying the complex relationship between food, metabolic issues, and emotions and believes the missing link lies in addressing both the tangible and intangible – food and feelings; science and spirituality; conscious thought and subconscious thought. The Archetype Diet is a rare book that combines all of this.

Are you ready to have ah-ha moments? Are you ready to have greater self-awareness? Are you ready to be a woman of inspiration, magnetism, and vitality? Then this book is for you.

Praise For The Archetype Diet

You are your best nutrition guru. The trouble is that many of us need help listening to our bodies. Dana James is a beacon in the fog of confusing and conflicting dietary guidance. She offers women a comprehensive path back to their most radiant selves.

— Kelly Brogan, M.D., holistic psychiatrist and author of the New York Times Best Seller, Mind of Your Own

Putting self-worth at the center of the weight loss conversation is eye-opening. This book is a must-read for any woman struggling with her weight. Learn how to value yourself and your body through Dana's soulful wisdom and guidance.

— Gabrielle Bernstein, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of The Universe Has Your Back

I’m so excited for all the women who will read The Archetype Diet and say to themselves, “Finally, someone understands me!” Having shared hundreds of patients with Dana, I have known the quality of her work as a nutritionist and functional medicine practitioner for over a decade now. She empowers women to see and accept themselves for who they are through psychology and nutrition. And now you have access to this brilliant guidance in her much-needed first book. The Archetype Diet embodies the element of individuality we all strive for in functional medicine. It will certainly change the way you look at yourself and dieting forever!

— Vincent Pedre, MD, gut guru and bestselling author of Happy Gut: The Cleansing Program to Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Eliminate Pain

Dana James reveals the simple but powerful wisdom of the feminine archetypes. This is a bold, fresh take on inner and outer beauty for women at any age, with an effective diet and lifestyle plan to back it up, and plenty of emotional support as well--a whole program that addresses mind, body, and spirit. Dana guides women on a new path toward self-discovery, helping them to rediscover their inner radiance and rebalance their lives.

— Frank Lipman, M.D., author of the New York Times-bestselling The New Health Rules and 10 Reasons You Get Old and Feel Fat

Dana James is a nutrition guru and the wisdom conveyed in her book will guide your individualized journey to vibrant health and well being.

— Jeffery Morrison, M.D., author of Cleanse Your Body, Clear Your Mind

Dana James draws on her decades of experience coaching women from around the world to reclaim nourishment. This book is a must read for those seeking the deeper understanding of their bodies and food behaviors

— Drew Ramsey, MD psychiatrist and author of Eat Compete and Eat to Beat Depression

Dana James is one of the foremost experts in functional nutrition. I have personally witnessed how she has been able to help transform women's perspectives on food, their bodies and themselves, helping them experience a lasting shift in their weight energy and mood. This is a book every woman should read.

— Robin Berzin MD, founder and CEO of Parsley Health

Imagine expressing all of your feminine energy in a balanced way - the compassionate, the sensual, the creative, and the intellectual - all parts of you would be expressed and you would feel whole. If, however, you overly rely on one of them to feel worthy, you quickly get out of balance emotionally, become stressed and lose the ability to prioritize yourself and self care. Dana James wants to help you break this cycle that leaves you stuck in a lifestyle and a body that leaves you drained and frustrated.

— Alisa Vitti, Best Selling Author of WomanCode, Founder of, Creator of MyFLO period app