No human diet ever avoided fruit, berries or vegetables in moderation. No population avoided wheat, grains, rice or starches like potatoes when they became available. And nobody in history avoided meat, fish, cheese or mammal milk. Humans were gratified to discover new food sources and over time every species learned to utilize or avoid as necessary with experience. True genetic aversions to foods are rare. Almost every population experienced some adaptive problems when eating a new diet.
The only way to ensure complete and ideal food quality is to produce it yourself, including soil modification.
Food addiction is a different topic. If you constantly need comfort food or a sugar spike, that could indicate a hypoglycemia. Slowly reintroduce foods, adjust quantity and type like a toddler if you are sure you have become intolerant or react badly in some manner.
*Anaphylactic reactions not included, reintroducing foods can be done with an allergists help, even peanut allergy.
The non adaptive diet repeatedly shown in every culture and time throughout history to cause a variety of health problems is the diet containing excess amounts of refined foods, excess sugar or excess alcohol. It dates back 400-600 years at least of known diet habits without exception, aside from famine or food variety restriction of some other known cause. Infant formula is the only unique, modern, refined food diet in history which became popular cross culture, over the last 150 years or so. Previously, human milk was always available for infants via a wet nurse in all cultures if the mother could not provide.
This iswisdom eating which allows for both feast and famine and it is much more easily achieved than any diet. During most of your fast you will be resting (sleeping) so it also allows for proper detoxification, and you will barely notice it. This is the real human diet for the majority of the population throughout history because humans were either gathering food (locally) which often meant walking for long hours, working to produce food or just working in general for long hours at hard labor. They regularly encountered feast and famine. Leisure food consumption was constrained to off hours, of which there were few. Leisure time is also a modern concept brought about by the industrial revolution.
I honestly can not abide diet extremists and the regimens and info they spread (a little bit of truth does not a whole truth make), and that most people end up abandoning in frustration. The majority of them have boatloads of supplements they sell or have to take to make up for their nutrition info inadequacy. What nutrition tips there are that actually work in minimal time or work at all would not fill a book and most of them don’t even have to do with food itself.
The Alternative Lifestyle
There are no sources in this months magazine. All my personal tips for achieving health and diet success come from human clinical research for common, specific conditions. Many diet tips come from Cedars Sinai moderate diet approach for SIBO. Behavioral health tips are from a number of sources.
Malnutrition is the leading cause of death worldwide in children under the age of five, and is the focus of the first World Health Organization (WHO) Millennium Development Goal. Breastfeeding, food and water security are major protective factors against malnutrition and critical factors in the maturation of healthy gut microbiota, characterized by a transient bifidobacterial bloom before a global rise in anaerobes. Early depletion in gut Bifidobacterium longum, a typical maternal probiotic, known to inhibit pathogens, represents the first step in gut microbiota alteration associated with severe acute malnutrition (SAM). Later, the absence of the Healthy Mature Anaerobic Gut Microbiota (HMAGM) leads to deficient energy harvest, vitamin biosynthesis and immune protection, and is associated with diarrhea, malabsorption and systemic invasion by microbial pathogens. A therapeutic diet and infection treatment may be unable to restore bifidobacteria and HMAGM. Besides re-feeding and antibiotics, future trials including non-toxic missing microbes and nutrients necessary to restore bifidobacteria and HMAGM, including prebiotics and antioxidants, are warranted in children with severe or refractory disease.
The higher protein concentration of infant formulas compared with breast milk has been suggested to be a source of metabolic stress on tissues such as the liver and kidneys in the still-developing infant. It is also thought to be a contributing factor to growth differences observed between formula-fed and breastfed infants. In a double-blind randomized controlled trial, 21 fed infants standard formula or α-lactalbumin–enriched formula (25% of total protein vs 11% in the standard formula) from 6 weeks to 6 months of age and compared them with breastfed infants. The protein content of each formula was 13.1 g/L. Compared with infants fed the standard formula, infants fed the α-lactalbumin–enriched formula had a growth pattern more similar to that of breastfed infants and plasma amino acid concentrations similar to or higher than those of breastfed infants.
Acute liver failure (fulminant hepatic failure) and prognosis. It is safe to say that acute liver failure (ALF) is one of the most dramatic conditions in medicine. The failing liver leads by definition to hepatic encephalopathy within a short time after initial symptoms and may also lead to a cascade of organ failures including renal failure, circulatory collapse, and pulmonary dysfunction. Further, severe infections, deep coagulopathy, and the risk of cerebral edema, intracranial hypertension, and cerebral herniation adds to the picture of an extreme disease entity. Not surprisingly, the mortality rate in ALF has historically been very high, with survival being the exception to the rule.
So far, eleven clinical studies regarding Gc-globulin and ALF have been published. Eight studies have reported on total Gc-globulin levels. The results were very similar among the studies; Gc-globulin concentrations were reduced to between 25% and 49% of normal. Free Gc-globulin levels (reported in 5 studies) were even lower, between 12% and 26% of normal, and complex ratios (reported in 5 studies) were elevated in all papers. Thus, the stress on the actin scavenger system in ALF seems very obvious.