“Bio-individuality” Are we all different?
Bio-individuality, as applied to diet, is a widely accepted concept, concluding that there is no one diet that fits all. I find this conclusion quite puzzling, because, for every other living species on the planet, there is at least one diet that does fit each and every member.
Are we so special, or are we just ignorant? While it is certainly true that one man’s food is another man’s poison, that does not negate the possibility that there is a set of foods that are healthy for all.
At Montecito Wellness we use nature as a template. Some of you may remember her – she evolved us. Our 20 year study ignored the contradictory research from the nutrition industry, and instead took me into such fields as anthropology, zoology, paleopathology, primatology, zoopharmacognosy, and ethnobotany.
What we found bears little resemblance to what most of us consider a healthy diet. Lo and behold, there is a diet that does fit all, and it has been proven by the largest “clinical trial” in the history of our species: our evolutionary heritage.”