This is helpful. Thanks. Can you say a bit more about ancestral nutrition? Is that like blood type-based diets?
Thanks for the comment!
Basically, I mean making nutrition choices based on years of evolution prior to the post-industrial period where there were relatively rapid changes in consumption to more convenient and processed foods. This varies greatly between cultures but most ancestral nutrition is based on whole foods that are functional (intended for efficient fuel) and nutrient dense.
I am interested in the departure from these traditional diets to a post-industrial diet combined with a more sedentary lifestyle and the rise in modern diseases.
I think there is a bit of missing link here, not in turning back the clock but in that there may be value in using more of an ancestral template for eating today.
I think this link does a great job at describing what I mean.
Thank you, Sarah. This is fascinating information. It seems that modern food production methods have run far out ahead of our bodies' ability to adapt. Since switching to ancient grains breads, I feel much better.
I am a naturopathic doctor practicing in Toronto, Ontario. I practice evidence-based natural medicine with a focus on ancestral nutrition. I have a special interest in digestive, endocrine and mental health.