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The Longest Dietary Study

October 30 2012

The Longest Dietary Study
By: Debra Meszaros-CSN

Some diets come and go, and often it is new research that then changes expert opinions on what’s best. But who has actually carried out the longest dietary study of all time?

The longest dietary study is somewhere around 200,000 to 250,000 years old; and has been carried out by, humans themselves!

If we take a very close look at the modern human body and all its functions, we can see that little has changed physically; meaning we still have all the same organs and functions. But if we examine the current dietary habits of man, we see a lot has changed. The struggle to stay healthy lies in this difference. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel. The human body was made to last 120 years. If we apply all the science and magic the medical world has access to, we should be living beyond 120.

So where are we going wrong?

Supermarkets - they are just that, super! You can get anything you want 24/7, 365 days a year; all in one place! That’s great, right? You can learn about the foods that are healthy for you and now eat them everyday. That’s good, no?

Lets go back 200,000 years. Man had no transportation to get from place to place other than his very own feet; more than likely he didn’t travel far. It’s safe to say whatever grew in his territory or whatever animal resided there, is what he ate. There was no plane or truck to bring food in. The variety of food was restricted to whatever grew in season. There were no refrigerators to store food. Can you imagine waiting a whole year to eat strawberries again? Do you think they looked at their watches and said “hey it’s noon, time for lunch”!? Did they even have a dietary practice of eating three meals a day? Women, can you imagine not having to prepare three meals a day! It’s probably safe to say the majority of their diet uncooked, raw in form. Man didn’t have to learn what healthy food was, it was all healthy!

So what can we learn from the longest dietary study?

Since none of our body functions have changed, why change our natural diets? What would happen if we ate mostly what was in season? We could possibly have less allergens, less gluten intolerance, and so on. I’ll take an educated guess and say our bodies would be very happy without the monotony of us eating the same things everyday. It might not build antibodies against our everyday foods. Food rotation is a natural process; it follows nature’s cycle, our cycle. Eating foods that are alive (uncooked) and in whole form could be a good idea. If we stop isolating nutrients we might actually get the full benefits; leaving it in its natural form, the way nature intended it. Maybe man would finally learn that Mother Nature knows best.

These are the reasons I support the idea of a “Rotational Diet Plan."

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