Ancestral diet is a term for numerous diets that claim to follow the
eating patterns of ancient humans, who were hunter-gatherers. The goal
of this style of eating is improved health and the theory behind it is that you
will be healthiest when you eat the foods your body is
best adapted to.
Ancestral diets go by different names like the Traditional diet, the
Neanderthal diet, the Caveman diet, the Stone age diet, the Warrior
diet and the Paleo diet.
The quality of the food is of most importance
This type of diet is centred around eating real food, meaning food in as
close to its natural state as possible. It´s about simplifying
dietary choices and going back to the most natural ingredients
possible. We are talking about unrefined, unprocessed, whole foods,
that have been around with man, as he has evolved on earth. Eating
ancestrally is even more about what you don´t eat than what you do: No
refined or denatured foods or ingredients, such as refined sugar or
high fructose corn syrup; no white flour; no canned foods; no
processed soy or fake meats; no pasteurized, homogenized, skim or
low-fat milk; no refined or hydrogenated vegetable oils; no refined,
packed products; no protein powders; no synthetic vitamins nor toxic
additives and no artificial colourings. Everything was of ofcourse organic and non-GMO.
One can dive deeper into this topic and say that ancestral eating is
eating locally, sustainable, seasonally and eating foods that humans
have eaten for thousands of years. Some of the food is eaten cooked,
but all traditional cultures also consume a portion of their animal
Many different diets
Ancestral diet varies. Some of the ancient cultures ate no plant foods
while others ate a lot. Some consumed raw dairy, some did not etc.
Eating this way depends on where you are located in the world, what was and is
available to the people there and the local culture. So eating
ancestral will not look the same in Iceland, America, Greece, Africa
“There is tremendous variation in what foods humans can thrive on,depending on genetic inheritance. Traditional diets today include thevegetarian regimen of India’s Jains, the meat-intensive fare of Inuit,and the fish-heavy diet of Malaysia’s Bajau people. The Nochmani ofthe Nicobar Islands off the coast of India get by on protein frominsects. “What makes us human is our ability to find a meal invirtually any environment,”
That said, the interesting thing about ancestral diets is, that
despite different climates and food availability, they all have
certain foods in common and those are:
• Meat and full-fat raw dairy from grass-fed, wild animals. The whole
animal is consumed, with the organ meats and fats preferred.
• Wild seafood
• Pastured chickens and eggs
• Organic fruits and vegetables
• Healthy, traditional fats like olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil,
lard, butter etc.
• Fermented foods
Every day you vote … make it count
In the early 1900 a doctor named Weston A. Price travelled around the
world and studied 14 different traditional cultures and their diets.
His studies on the diets and its effects on health of these cultures
and comparation of traditional cultures with the western diets are
very interesting. All of these cultures had at least one sacred food, which was always from an
animal, never from plant. These sacred foods have later been found to
include an extraordinarily high amount of fat soluble vitamins A, D
and K2. See our blog on the importance of these vitamins.
Some nutritional consultants claim that the most important key to implementation of
ancestral diet would be to focus on ample amounts of the sacred foods.
Examples of sacred foods is grassfed butter, organ meats like liver,
egg yolks from outdoor chicken, fish eggs and fish liver oils like cod
When it comes to food, whether you eat ancestral or not, it is
advisable to choose carefully. Select meat that is well raised,
in natural habitat and most conductive to its health and
wellbeing. Opt for meats of animals that are fed appropriately
according to their natural needs; Cows and sheep are meant to eat
grass, not corn etc. Make sure that they are well cared for, benefit
from ancestral husbandry methods and are humanly dispatched.
Every day you vote with the money you pay for your food. Support those who have an
interest in keeping their animals in good balance with the
environment, so that they can keep on doing their work in a
sustainable way, which in the long run benefits everyone.
Organ meat – The sacred foods
Our Pure Natura food-based supplements are inspired by the ideas of
ancestral eating, combined with homoeopathy, herbal- and folk
medicine. Their main ingredients is the highly nutrient dense organ
meats, from 100% grass fed and free roaming lambs – a truly sacred
food. In order to adding further to the good effect of these
supplements, for each type we carefully select wild growing, hand
picked healing herbs. The choice is between one or three month supply
of desiccated and pulverized raw organ meats and herbs. They come in
easy to swallow capsules, for those who do not have access to or can
not consume this food in it´s original form.
Each capsule contains a unique blend of sacred foods and healing
herbs, not found anywhere else in the world. Due to the living
conditions of both plants and animals in Iceland, their purity is
unique and nothing is added and nothing is taken out.