We Are More Alike Than We Are Different

Nora Gedgaudes, author of Primal Body, Primal Mindand Fat Burner, remarked in her talk at the Ancestral Health Symposium in Boulder, Colorado, in August of 2016, that “that while we are technically all omnivores but does not necessarily mean that everything goes, or that pseudo-wisdom of everything in moderation. ‘How much of anything metabolically dysregulating or inflammatory or disruptive to your endocrine or immune system or even potentially auto-immune provoking do you want to enjoy in moderation? Are you really that healthy and symptom-free?…We all will choose moments of some compromise in life, but I think these moments need to be chosen really carefully and very consciously…Eating for joy does not necessarily mean that everything goes…There are fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology that apply to each and every one of us as human beings, and from there we extrapolate… As human beings we are all way more alike than we are unalike…We all share, for instance, a hydrochloric acid-based digestive tract that’s designed to make optimal use of animal-sourced food, (including animal fats, by the way), and not a fermentative-based digestive tract that’s designed to make optimal use of plant foods. We can certainly make some use of plant foods, but they can’t supply us with absolutely everything that we need to be optimally healthy on their own…There is not a different digestive design between any one person or another…We all have the same basic skeletal structure and tissues, hormones, neurotransmitters. We all share the same kinds of organs and the same type of unique brain…the same complement of appendages…we all have a blood pH that ranges very narrowly between 7.35 and 7.45 and we all have and rely upon these minute intracellular fat burning factories called mitochondria…and our cells all make energy through something called the Krebs Cycle…that breaks down fat and/or glucose for generating the energy that fuels our human machinery.”[3]

[3] To view the YouTube video of Nora Gedgaudes Ancestral Health 2016 Symposium talk, held in Boulder, Colorado, August 2016, “Is There One Universally Foundational Diet?” see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k5QixWL0fU&index=14&list=PLbhWKPDKXIEBBybYcY_jUQGE7S0KLgH5S

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