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