Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine: Improving Health and Longevity with Native Nutritionby Published 01 Apr 1997
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|Publisher||Healing Arts Press|
This book traces the cause of many chronic health problems to our modern diet and shows how a return to traditional foods can improve one's well-being. Modern medicine now recognizes that the present-day Western diet is responsible for many of today's chronic illnesses. Nutritionists and anthropologists have noted the decline in health that accompanies indigenous peoples' transition from traditional to modern diets. In Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine, Ron Schmid explains how a return to a traditional diet can help you reduce your risk of heart attack by 50 percent; fight allergies, chronic fatigue, arthritis, skin problems, and headaches; recover from colds and flu in a day or two; and increase your life-expectancy. Chapters focusing on the major food groups, common diets, and health goals enable you to tailor a diet to your special needs. New edition, previously titled Native Nutrition.
Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine: Improving Health and Longevity with Native Nutrition Reviews
Incredibly informative about traditional foods and how they impact our wellness. He references Weston A. Price's research and work and gives a detailed account of his work.
Really, I browsed it... I had a hard time getting into it and basically gleaned the info I was looking for, which was the results of Weston Price's research.
I did learn some surprising things about native diets- some American Indians survived almost totally on animal products- but they ate the glands and organs that contain vitamins, and were fairly disease and tooth-decay free. So there are many native diets, and no straight answer "this is healthy, this is not" and maybe I just can't handle that right now!
Pretty excellent look at the correlation between diet and health among the current communities with the longest life expectancies, in the context of Weston Price's work with traditional diets and Francis Pottenger's pasteurized milk research.
Very interesting book, with lots of good basic common knowledge, but knowledge that people often overlook