For those that think ancestral diets or Weston Price style recommendations are all about eating commercially "demonized" butter and animal fat ... it is important to take a close look at the details of these recommendations. It is not about eating more of the unhealthy foods, but recognizing how farming practices and food storage practices affect the quality and healthfulness of foods. Ancestral foods are as varied as our cultural backgrounds, but have as a common root - the use of real nutrient-dense food. There is not one specific diet that is likely "the best" diet for everyone. Our genetic background likely determines the types of foods which are optimized for us as individuals (just consider that 70% of the world is lactose intolerant due to a gene that is deactivated in young childhood). When most of our food comes from poorly treated animals, nutrient depleted soils, and is endures unclean processing, improper transport, and long storage periods (and is now heavily processed to enhance the shelf-live and addictive properties), we have a root cause to chronic diseases.
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