Monday, October 19, 2009
As I've been looking more & more into nutrition since leaving college (there goes my penchant for the medical field again...), I've been drawn to the branch of nutrition based on traditional diets of "primitive" peoples. This would even include our American pioneers & Native American Indian peoples. Of course, the diet of many people throughout history has been poor, but there are lots of cultures who have historically enjoyed low heart disease, low cancer, vigourous old age, and healthy bones & teeth... then they start eating American diet (known as "SAD" --Standard American Diet), and poof! There goes their health. So we all know that the American diet ain't great, but is eating low-fat really the way to fix it? Here's an article that shows how uncertain (unlikely, even) that is as a "fix."