Ancestral Diet

21- How To Begin Eating an Ancestral Diet

In our last podcast episode, Dr. Al Danenberg talked a lot about how he has integrated an Ancestral Diet into the way he practices Periodontics. He has noticed a huge increase in health changes in his own life by changing his diet, and recognizes the importance of that in overall health and oral health. With that episode, we received a lot of questions on how to actually start an ancestral diet, and what that diet looks like compared to other diets that are out there.

This is a very good question- what is an ancestral diet, and how can we incorporate that into a more modern lifestyle, without having to wear a loin cloth and hunt with a spear. We talk all about these types of foods and how to transition into in in thisepisode of How to Begin Eating an Ancestral Diet!

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1:00 – Episode 20 talked about Ancestral Health, and how nutrition plays a role in oral health
2:00 – How do we start to eat in an ancestral way
3:00 – Ancestral Diets are whole foods found in their natural state from our local environments
6:00 – You should be able to understand what is in a food, know all the ingredients, and be able to identify it
7:10 – Is the food a processed form, or original form
8:10 – Most foods are currently processed, so try to find it in its natural form
9:20 – Sanitation of food also breaks down the food, strips nutrients and bacteria, and more
11:35 – We need variety of foods to receive proper nutritional ratios
12:30 – If you don't have variety, the likelihood of having proper minerals and nutrients is very low

15:30 – Quality of food is extremely important. We talked with Joel Salatin about the difference between farm-fresh eggs and commercially-raised eggs
16:40 – Oranges in Florida no longer produce Vitamin C
17:30 – Just because something is Organic, doesn't mean it is healthy
19:20 – Make time for your food. Sit down and eat, rest and digest
21:20 – Not sitting and digesting can lead to a ton of health issues, like leaky gut and autoimmunity

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How to Begin Eating an Ancestral Diet
About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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