In a recent research paper written about in The Food Revolution Network, a statement in the paper’s summary said “Dietary compounds are welcome options for human diseases due to their time-tested acceptability by human bodies.” This makes sense as “…compounds naturally found in the human diet, have been “time-tested” as acceptable to the human body in the largest and longest running “clinical trials” known: the tens of thousands of years of direct human experience, spanning thousands of different cultures from around the world, that constitute human prehistory. These experientially-based “trials” are validated not by RCTs, or a peer-reviewed publication process, but by the fact that we all made it through this incalculably vast span of time to be alive here today. Consider also that if our ancestors made the wrong dietary choice by simply mistaking an edible berry for a poisonous one, the consequences could be deadly. This places even greater emphasis on how the “time testing” of dietary compounds was not an academic but a life-death affair, and by implication, how the information contained within various cultural traditions as “recipes” passed down from generation to generation are “epigenetic inheritance systems” no less important to our health and optimal gene expression as the DNA in our own bodies.”
And the research paper backs it up with its study specifically on ginger and cancer stem cells.
In our modern, hectic lives – eating real food is not always easy. But the more conscious you are of the choices you make and the possible effect they have on you and even the planet, the more likely you are to make better informed choices for your health.
Ask yourself each time you have a choice – what is the best choice right now. The more often you can make your choice be real food, the better for your long term health. Want some help in finding out more – contact me right now.
Back to my morning smoothie with ginger and the best quality dark chocolate I can find for later!
Gavin – The Health Coach