Deep Nutrition — Eating the Way We Used to Eat (321)

pm321_640“Nature knows Best,” says Cate Shanahan, M.D. “Just eat the way people used to eat….” For their book Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food, she and her partner Luke researched early American cookbooks and worldwide cultures with intact cuisines. They came up with four ways people who live off the land eat, no matter where they live.

  1. Fresh,
  2. Fermented or sprouted,
  3. Meat on the bone, and
  4. Organ meats.  “Just as we talk about having a variety of vegetables as being important … we also need a variety of parts of an animal.”

What to avoid? Excessive amounts of carbohydrates, and vegetable oils (like canola, corn, and sunflower oils), which are heavily processed, refined, bleached, and deodorized. Her recent book Food Rules: A Doctor’s Guide to Healthy Living is short, readily accessible and fun. Episode 321. []

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