Witches and stews

I had a good laugh the other day about ancestral eating because I was watching a fictional show on TV where they were preparing an old-fashioned meal—a stew of some sort—and then a few scenes later burning a witch at the stake. There was something cosmically hysterical about that to me.

I remember back in the early days of the ancestral eating movement how there was this kind of fairy tale idea that our ancestors where healthier than us.

The entire idea of “diseases of affluence” is on shaky ground as far as I’m concerned. It’s more so that diseases come and go and/or are “born” depending on numerous environmental and sociological factors and the “fitness” of a given population.

So said person doesn’t have diabetes and isn’t overweight but burns people. I’ll take the diabetic over the plantation owners.

Sanity should be considered.

3 Comments Witches and stews

  1. Jeremy

    This was great Edward, really made me laugh.

    So how are you eating nowadays, still focusing on Saturated Fat specifically from Dairy?

    Zach, if you are still about would be great to hear your current diet too!

  2. Edward

    I’m way overdue on a post about eating habits and how they have changed over the past few years, but I still focus on saturated fat.

  3. James

    Hi Edward, yes do update us on that. I personally haven’t changed much in my dietary habits in years, nor came across much new ideas or views on metabolism on the blogs I follow. One thing I did conclude lately however is that the usefulness of various hormones and amino acids as supplements (Ray Peat style) are underestimated on this and other blogs. Some metabolic problems just don’t go away and using bandaids can make a difference in quality of life.

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