Nutritional therapist Nora Gedgaudas argued that much of what has been presented to the public about an optimal food diet is wrong, and that for the best health people should eat more like our Ice Age ancestors did. The development of agriculture has actually led to a decline in human health compared to the hunter/gatherer societies, she said. We're designed to eat meat, fish, eggs, fibrous plant foods, and some nuts and fruit, but not the large amounts of sugar and starch that are part of the carbohydrate diet, she continued.
By eating animal proteins and fat the body is satiated longer, and doesn't experience the dips in blood sugar seen in a carbohydrate-based diet, Gedgaudas outlined. She suggested avoiding agricultural products like soy that we're not genetically adapted to, as well as bread, and other foods containing gluten. Gluten sensitivity has become a huge problem, she noted.
In terms of eating meats, she pointed out that people only need around 3 oz. or so of protein per meal, and that too much protein can trigger cancerous processes. Moderate caloric restriction with optimal nutrition is a good approach to health and longevity, she commented, and as long as you avoid sugar and starch, you can have as many fibrous vegetables & greens as you want-- cooked, cultured, or raw.
First hour guest, clinical laboratory scientist Dr. Elizabeth Plourde discussed her research on sunscreen lotion which she contends is creating numerous health and environmental concerns, such as killing the coral reefs, and ironically contributing to an increase in cases of skin cancer. As an alternative to using chemical sunscreens, which she has labeled a "biohazard," Plourde suggested that the antioxidants derived from eating a good diet will rise up in the skin and act as natural protection from the sun.