What you need to know about your diet

The correct diet is not just a diet; it’s a tool that will launch you into a total health transformation. When done properly, it can help fight diseases like diabetes, obesity, heart disease, autism, digestive disorders, fatigue, depression, hormone imbalance, and cancer prevention.

It is not a great mystery that humans have experienced great changes, especially in diet and lifestyle since the industrial revolution. The technological advancements in both agriculture and animal husbandry have rapidly improved the availability and variety of foods we consume, but at what price? From an evolutionary perspective, our genes have not been able to "catch up" with this shift.  Because of this, we are starting to see a spike in certain diseases that were rarely seen before anthropologically.

In the article below, Loren Cordain dissects Western diet, and looks at how staple foods found in the modern world have fundamentally altered seven nutritional characteristics of our ancestor's diets:  1) glycemic load, 2) fatty acid composition, 3) macronutrient composition, 4) micronutrient density, 5) acid-base balance, 6) sodium-potassium ratio, and 7) fiber content. "The evolutionary collision of our ancient genome with nutritional qualities of recently introduced foods may underlie many of the chronic diseases of Western civilization." (Cordain)

Origins and evolution of the Western diet: Health Implications For the 21st Century