Last week I saw our little opossum behind the shed. He was digging up scraps from the compost pile & boy was he freaked when I walked back there. Poor little guy, I didn't mean him any harm, until today that is!
Reading in Prevention Magazine's book called simply Food & Nutrition, 1983, I found this summary of a typical cave man diet. We have survived, as homo sapiens, for almost 250 000 years on a foraging, hunter diet. In the last 150 years we have exploded, via technology & agriculture, our nutritional universe.
High in fats, salt, sugar, processed grains & meats, and fruits & vegetables picked weeks before ripened and shipped around the world has become our norm. Why? Why are we so stupid? Why do we insist on having all foods available all the time?
How can that be good for us?
Reading this 20 year old book, I am amazed. We have not improved our diets nor our foods by much and we were aware of degenerative diseases in 1980. Heart disease is one of the highest causes of deaths in North America, and yet is largely preventable. Also, it develops in our bodies largely due to nutritionally poor, but calorie high diets and stress. Ok, yes, and often because of inadequate exercise.
Are you ready for a change? Are you ready to go back to your cave man roots?
I am, I'm going out to find my little opossum. The shallots and garlic are green in the garden, and there's some firewood left for an open roast…