The Original Diet
The nutritional approach used in this book is not based on dispensing drugs or supplements to be taken for a lifetime.Â It is not a weight loss program; it is not an exercise program; it is neither symptom nor diagnosis based.
This book teaches the reader to use food to restore the human body as closely as possible to the condition intended by Nature.Â It uses very simple principles, including common sense and humility, to produce a program designed to yield positive results.
If individuals eat foods that their unique ancestral history has not adapted for, their body’s defense system will react to those foods as toxins, and mount a defense against them.
If your defense system is busy detoxifying your food three or more times per day, it does not leave much left over to protect you from serious illnesses such as cancer and heart disease.
In today’s environment, a great deal of the foods available to us were certainly not available to our ancestors, and hence some of these foods may not be healthy for us to eat.Â The question I attempt to answer in this book is: what are the right foods for each of us that will contribute to our health, as opposed to disrupting it?
One of the difficulties in determining what foods are compatible with our particular ancestral background, which includes our genetic makeup, is that many of us do not know with any degree of certainty our heritage from both sides of our family.Â Further, there is every likelihood that, through many generations of intermarriage, we are a melting pot of different heritages.Â Compound that with anthropological studies showing that our ancestors have roamed the Earth for about 2.5 million years (about 100,000 generations), and we have a serious task ahead of us.
This book is full of practical advise, tips and stratagies that you can use to improve your health today.
Please note: This book is an excerpt of The Wellness Project. It was created to accommodate readers who may find that The Wellness Project contains too much information to easily assimilate, or who are primarily interested in nutrition.