I choose the original diet nature evolved humans to eat. One common argument against eating meat is that our genetically closest living cousins, chimps and bonobos, and our more distant relatives, gorillas eat only plants so we should try to emulate their diet.
I am a great supporter of eating plans that treat sentient beings and our environment with respect, which is why I avoid all CAFO animal foods (including dairy and eggs), and crop-based plant foods. Even though I eat meat from pastured animals, I am a strong supporter of the vegan lifestyle as
Factory faming and concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO) foods are bad news and spawn a host of health problems. However, when we think about the increasing demand for food, it’s important not to give plant foods a free pass.
We live in a world increasingly dominated by the demand for convenience in all things. This presents a challenge for those of us trying to a eat a natural diet as defined by our evolutionary heritage. We do great at home but when we are out and about or traveling,
In short, probably not. For years we have thought that our “sedentary lives” have been a major contributor to our ever increasing obesity epidemic. In fact, obesity is much more related to the foods we eat, and much more related to quality rather than quantity. It may be hard to believe, but
The conventional wisdom has become that a vegetarian diet is the most ecologically friendly way to eat. This seems to be sticking point for those of us that believe humans were evolved to eat plants AND meat.
Fish is currently being touted as a wonder food due its concentration of Omega-3 fatty acid. However, using an anthropological model, it appears that our paleo ancestors derived omega-3s from land animal foods. Fishing is a recent innovation, dating back perhaps 25,000 years,
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.