“The great accomplishments of modern humans -our ability to create an abundant food supply and our increasing release from manual labor- is, to a great degree, working against our genetic design. Although we cannot go back in time, we must, in a certain sense, re-create the eating patterns of our ancestors if we are to restore our health and survive as a species. That means eating far more whole, unprocessed plant foods and limiting the quantities of animal foods, especially those rich in saturated fat. At the same time, we must increase our physical activity. To our ancestors, daily life was an enormous physical struggle simply to stay alive. For us, physical activity must be conscious forms of exercise.” (p. 69)
Kash, P., Lombard, J. and Monte, T. (2008). Freedom from Disease. New York, N.Y.: St. Martin’s Press.
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