AND THERE ARE SO MANY DIETS OUT THERE CONTENDING FOR OUR FAVOR.
WHO IS WINNING THE FOOD WARS?
THOSE WHO ARE INVENTING NEW DIETS.
AND THE CASUALTIES ARE PEOPLE BEING BOMBARDED WITH ONE DIET FAD AFTER ANOTHER.
WHILE SOME DIETS SAY NO FAT OTHERS SAY THE MORE FAT THE BETTER.
OTHER DIETS SAY WE HAVE TO STOP EATING ANY FOOD CONTAINING GLUTEN
STILL OTHERS SAY WE WERE CAVEMEN ONCE SO WE HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE CAVES AND EAT THERE.
AND OTHERS WANT US TO EAT DIFFERENT FOODS DEPENDING UPON OUR BLOOD TYPE – MEANING A FAMILY OF FOUR MAY REQUIRE THE PREPARATION OF THREE OR FOUR DIFFERENT MEALS.
WHAT IS CONSISTENT AMONG ALL THE DIETS IS THAT THEY EACH CONTAIN SIGNIFICANT ANECDOTAL OPINION.
BUT THERE IS ONE DIET THAT IS NOT SUCH A DIET FAD.
AND THAT IS THE DIET OUR ANCESTORS ATE FOR MILLIONS OF YEARS.
IT IS THE DIET OUR BODIES WERE DESIGNED TO EAT.
IT IS THE DIET PROVEN BY RESEARCH TO PREVENT CANCER, HEART DISEASE, DEMENTIA AND NUMEROUS OTHER DISEASE CONDITIONS, INCLUDING OBESITY.
IN FACT IT IS THE MOST STUDIED DIETARY PATTERN BECAUSE THE HEALTHIEST HUMANS HAVE BEEN EATING THIS DIET FOR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF YEARS.
AND IT IS ONE OF THE EASIEST DIETS TO STAY ON.
STUDIES SHOW THIS DIET IS NOURISHING, SUSTAINABLE AND DELICIOUS.
IN FACT IT IS ONE OF THE LEAST REGIMENTED DIETARY PROTOCOLS.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD WE EXPECT FROM THE DIET THAT OUR OLDEST AND HEALTHIEST ANCESTORS ATE?
THE ANCESTORS DIET: Living and Cultured Foods to Extend Life, Prevent Disease and Lose Weight
The Ancestors Diet settles the debate regarding the foods the earliest humans ate and what our bodies were designed to eat with scientific rigor and practical wisdom, drawing from evidence from over two thousand studies and research papers. The evidence illustrates the diet humans were genetically and metabolically designed to eat also happens to be the healthiest, most delicious and colorful diet, along with being one of the least restrictive diets. The Ancestors Diet also happens to be the easiest way to lose weight and keep the weight off. Included in the book are the surprising answers to gluten sensitivity, dairy and other controversial food topics. And the Ancestors Diet is the diet scientifically proven to extend life and reduce the incidence of numerous conditions including heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, dementia, digestive disorders, liver diseases and strokes, only to list a few. What else would we expect from the diet our bodies were biologically designed to eat? Copyright 2013, 465 pages.
Table of Contents
1. What Our Ancestors Ate
Just Who were Our Ancestors?
The Diet of the Australopithecines
Diet by Design
Our Genetic Disposition
What About Blood Types?
2. The Diet of Our Microbiome
The Microbiome Enterotypes
The Rise of Bacteroides fragilis
Beta-Lactamase and Disease
Our Microbiome Inner World
Microbiome Enterotypes and Disease
Probiotic Diversity and Diet
Obesity, Glucose Metabolism and Gut Bacteria
The Mysterious H. pylori
Heart disease and TMAO
3. Diet and Disease
Mortality and Diet
Heart Disease and Diet
Cancer and Diet
Alzheimer’s disease, Cognition and Diet
Parkinson’s disease and Diet
Obesity and Diet
Diabetes, Glucose Control and Diet
Respiratory Conditions such as Asthma and Diet
ADHD and Diet
4. Anatomy of Dead Foods
What’s the Problem with the Western Diet?
When do Foods Die?
How We Take the Life Out of Our Foods
Reactive Oxygen Species
The Problems with Processed Foods
5. Whole Living Foods
The Healthier Diet
So What Exactly are Living Foods?
The Protein Solution
Whole versus Isolated Nutrients
Synthetic versus Natural
6. Our Ancestors’ Foods
The Need for Chlorophyll
Fruits, Fructose and Diabetes
The Amazing Citrus Fruits
The Awesome Apple
The Antimicrobial Plum
The Potent Tomato
Medicinal Tropical Fruits
The Wonders of Avocados
The Ancient Grain
Whole Oats and Barley
Fiber and The Colon
The Need for Seed
Nuts for the Heart
7. The Cultured Foods
Our Cultured Past
Foods of Culture
Milk: Raw vs. Pasteurized
Cultured Soy – The Real Soy Story
The Prebiotic Diet
Cultures and Digestion
Health Benefits of Cultures
8. Sweets, Fats and Salts
Sugar: The Good and the Bad
The Problems with Refined Sugars
Sweeteners and Triglycerides
Oils and Fats
Our Ancestors’ Fats
Our Ancestors’ Salt
9. The Fallacy of Gluten-Free
Whole Grains Prevent Disease
Gluten and Gliadins: The Real Story
Grains Feed Our Probiotics
What About Phytic Acid?
10. To Supplement or Not?
Will the Ancestors’ Diet Deliver on Nutrition?
Nutrients Not to Isolate
Superfoods for Vitality
Vitamin B Solved
11. Preparing the Ancestors Diet
The Art of Eating
Local, Organic, Rotated
Organic Foods Proven More Nutritious
Risks of Pesticides
Cooking for Health
Microwave or Not?
Antioxidant Food Remedies
Raw and Fresh
Spicing Up Our Diet
12. Essential Considerations
A Practical Choice
Harmonizing Our Diet
References and Bibliography