A commmentary by some of the world's top nutritional geneticists, which appeared in this month's American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, recommend that adhering to a "cave-man" diet, similar to what our ancestors ate before the introduction of agriculture and animal domesticity, could ameliorate humans' epic rate of disease. Dr. Loren Cordain and Dr. S. Boyd Eaton, two of the top researchers in the field, believe that human disease is so prevalant because our diet has changed so drastically over the last 10,000 years. Our genes are simply unable to evolve fast enough to keep up with dietary change.
Bonnie - Eureka! If ever you need to read a commentary, this is it. It is a Bonnie Blueprint! I have been an ardent supporter of S. Boyd Eaton's work for many years, as well as Loren Cordain recently. The U.S. Dietary Guidelines should have paid more attention to these brilliant researchers.