The expression one size does not fit all certainly applies to nutrition. We can be informed of this simply by reading Dr. Weston Price’s seminal work, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. In this book he discusses his research of the many different indigenous cultures he visited and extensively studied. He found that they were all supremely healthy as long as they ate their own particular traditional diet. The astonishing thing is, they all had different traditional diets.
Take for instance, the Swiss living in the isolated village in the Lötschental Valley, located in the Burnese Alps of Switzerland. Dr. Price first visited in 1931 when the Lötschental Valley was nearly inaccessible, with just a footpath in and out. It was almost a mile above sea level and surrounded by steep mountains. The villagers were completely isolated and were fully dependent on what they could harvest and produce for themselves.
Their diet was mainly raw milk, cheese, butter and a fermented rye bread made in huge loaves. I don’t know how I would manage there, as I don’t eat grains or dairy, but these folks thrived on this nutrient dense food.
Another culture he studied was the South Pacific natives who thrived on seafood, roots and tubers. There was a culture in Africa that ate mainly plant foods and some insects. There was another culture in Africa that ate mainly raw milk and cow blood.
The Gaelic from the Outer Hebrides ate cod livers stuffed with oats that they grew.
The point is that all the cultures he studied were eating very different diets. However, they did share some similarities — they all had one or two sacred foods that were critically necessary for their fertility and the health of their children.
This can be applied to our health today
There is no one perfect diet for everyone. We all have to search for the perfect diet for ourselves and that perfect diet may change and evolve over time. However, there are certain principles of a healthy diet that apply to many of the eating approaches we have today.
What we need to look for are the commonalities in these diets that make these diets healthy. We need to share this information.
As you may know if you read this blog, I am an advocate for the principles of the Weston Price Foundation. I also advocate a grain-free Paleo diet and the SCD and GAPS diets for healing. Some people have to stay on these restricted diets for a long time — others can heal quickly and move on to incorporate a greater variety of foods.
Some people do poorly on these restricted diets. Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride acknowledges this and urges people to try to move through the stages of GAPS as quickly as possible. These folks need to find their own perfect diet.
Even Chris Kresser, in his new book The Personal Paleo Code advocates exploring real foods outside the strict Paleo guidelines because he acknowledges that we are all different in our metabolic needs.
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