Navigation Links
An 'all natural' diet? There's no such thing
Date:6/7/2011

ods and grains of all kinds.

Gremillion said the paleo diet is scientifically based and a healthy way to eat. But it is not somehow more natural than other diets.

"It's not unnatural for humans to eat cereals and grains, despite what some people may claim. Humans started agriculture because it was difficult to get enough food through hunting and gathering. Cereal grains provided a stable source of calories," she said.

Cereal grains can't be the sole basis of a diet, but they can be part of healthy meals, she said.

While the paleo diet does have a scientific basis, Gremillion said the raw food diet does not. This diet emphasizes getting most calories from uncooked, unprocessed foods.

"There is not really anything to be gained by eating only raw foods. We have been cooking food for hundreds of thousands of years," she said.

While cooking does remove some nutrients from foods, it also breaks down the compounds in foods to make some nutrients easier for our bodies to extract. In addition, it is much easier on our teeth and jaws than tearing and crushing hard and fibrous foods.

"Cooking caught on for a reason, and there is no real reason to give it up."

The concern for returning to a more natural state often involves not only what we eat, but how and where we grow foods and domesticate animals.

Much of Gremillion's own research involves the origins of agriculture in eastern North America, and how the early peoples in North America interacted with the environment.

"There's been a tendency in American culture to think the pristine wilderness is somehow totally separate from people. But it is a misconception that the landscapes we want to bring back were untouched by people," she said.

Humans have been managing the environment in North America from the moment they stepped foot on the continent, she said. One of the earliest ways Native Americans managed the environment was thr
'/>"/>

Contact: Kristen Gremillion
Gremillion.1@osu.edu
614-292-9769
Ohio State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Discovery of natural compounds that could slow blood vessel growth
2. Design of a compound that stabilizes the main natural suppressor of tumors
3. International Council for Science launches major research program on natural disasters
4. Natural and social sciences: ICSU embraces the need to work more closely together
5. Ecologists say metabolism accounts for why natural selection favors only some species
6. Natural Capital Project to develop conservation software
7. Honey adds health benefits, is natural preservative and sweetener in salad dressings
8. New research shows how gene function drives natural selection in important class of genetic elements
9. Apolipoprotein(a): A natural regulator of inflammation
10. Grape-seed extract kills laboratory leukemia cells, proving value of natural compounds
11. Particulate emission from natural gas burning home appliances
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/22/2015)...  NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" or the ... its promotional pricing and making the Wocket generally available for ... , Head of Marketing said, "We,ve extended the opportunity to ... of May. To get your wocket at this special price, ... store on June 1, you,ll receive a unique code that ...
(Date:5/20/2015)... -- NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" or ... LLC, a company engaged in biometric identification is an ... portion of the recently awarded TIES (Technical Information Engineering ... Army. 3D-ID LLC has a suite of ... and security agencies. Gino Pereira , ...
(Date:5/14/2015)... --Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5whpxg/fingerprint ) has ... in Smart Mobile Devices " report to their ... a watershed year for fingerprint sensors in smartphones and ... gave fingerprint sensors a raison d,etre in the mobile ... a must-have feature in flagship smartphones. The ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NXT-ID, Inc Announces Retail Price For Wocket Smart Wallet And Extends Discounted Promotional Price Till End Of May 2NXT-ID, Inc Announces Retail Price For Wocket Smart Wallet And Extends Discounted Promotional Price Till End Of May 3NXT-ID, Inc Announces Participation as Member of Team Battelle for TIES Contract Award 2NXT-ID, Inc Announces Participation as Member of Team Battelle for TIES Contract Award 3Global Smart Mobile Devices Fingerprint Sensors Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are Authentec, Validity Sensors, Fingerprint Cards, Next Biometrics Group. IDEX, and Qualcomm 2
... by a University of Tennessee, Knoxville professor has found ... human colonization. Research by Alison Boyer, a ... an international team studied the extinction rates of nonperching ... 3,500 years ago. Some of the birds studied included ...
... is best known for promoting erections, it may also serve as ... healthy "brown fat" relative to unhealthy "white fat" than it would ... online in The FASEB Journal , this is ... well known as a messenger molecule used by the body to ...
... School of Medicine have discovered a new biological pathway ... identified agents that can block it, leading to increased ... pneumonia. They reported their findings today in Nature ... an inflammatory response from the body that is more ...
Cached Biology News:University of Tennessee professor links massive prehistoric bird extinction to human colonization 2Drug for erectile disorder show promise in the treatment of obesity 2Pitt team finds immunity protein that ramps up inflammation, and agents that can block it 2
(Date:5/28/2015)... May 28, 2015 Clinerion, ... Basel, Switzerland, and the Alliance for Clinical ... Massachusetts-based non-profit organization operating in the public ... system to enhance quality, safety, integrity and ... health research, are pleased to announce their ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... May 26, 2015 Research and ... addition of Jain PharmaBiotech,s new report ... to their offering. This ... technologies that will play an important role ... industry, forensics and biological warfare in the ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... 2015 Expanding in a big way ... Avalon Biomed Inc. recently inked a deal with ... Co. Ltd. , the largest endodontic distributor in Japan. ... market for Avalon Biomed, which manufactures Grey MTA Plus® ... dental cements that have won renown from dentists around ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... The ALS Therapy Development Institute announced ... Anelixis Therapeutics , $1.5 million toward the development ... innate immune system. The funding comes from the $4 ... 2014 social media phenomenon known as the “ALS Ice ... directly by the Institute through last year’s Ice Bucket ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Clinerion and ACRES Partner on Patient Recruitment and Risk-Based Quality Management 2Clinerion and ACRES Partner on Patient Recruitment and Risk-Based Quality Management 3Global Molecular Diagnostics Market 2015-2024 - Analysis of Key Technologies, Markets and Companies 2Global Molecular Diagnostics Market 2015-2024 - Analysis of Key Technologies, Markets and Companies 3Dental Manufacturer Avalon Biomed Inks Major Deal with Japanese Distributor 2Dental Manufacturer Avalon Biomed Inks Major Deal with Japanese Distributor 3Ice Bucket Challenge Advances Antibody Toward Clinical Trial for ALS 2Ice Bucket Challenge Advances Antibody Toward Clinical Trial for ALS 3
... of financial technology solutions and subsidiary of Marshall and ... Virginia and Pennsylvania. , ,On Monday the company announced they ... origination solutions headquartered in Wayne, Pa. GHR was acquired for ... the third quarter of 2005. , ,Metavante said in their ...
... 18,000 people who recently attended BIO 2005 in Philadelphia made me ... its also becoming mainstream in the world economy. , ,It also ... 1960s. Though most adults at first wouldnt accept it, the launch ... a statement that rock was here to stay. So is biotech! ...
... be misleading to suggest that scientists at UW-Madison or anywhere ... fact, no scientist in the state has even announced plans ... to suggest the process for cloning a human embryo for ... from the process used in therapeutic cloning. The first step ...
Cached Biology Technology:Biotech phenomenon becoming mainstream in world economy 2Biotech phenomenon becoming mainstream in world economy 3Biotech phenomenon becoming mainstream in world economy 4Biotech phenomenon becoming mainstream in world economy 5The Attack of the Clones: No, its not a summer movie 2The Attack of the Clones: No, its not a summer movie 3
... fast and reliable scalable automation for today's drug discovery ... are available in three base configurations; Mini Workstation Series, ... ... All Staccato Application Series systems use a ...
... provide fast and reliable automation for ... drug development laboratories. Staccato Custom Series ... providing solutions that are tailored to ... Systems are controlled with either Caliper's ...
... in any standard fixed-angle microcentrifuge rotor ... g.,Spin- centrifuge tube filters consist of ... centrifuge tube. They filter by centrifugation ... sample preparation, removal of cells from ...
... CLS number is a new ... match Cornings product number. If ... order under the old Sigma-Aldrich ... service for assistance. Material: polystyrene ...
Biology Products: