In having just celebrated the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin, along with the 150th anniversary since he first published "On the Origin of Species, we should now try to reexamine how we as a species feed ourselves by using the ideas that Darwin introduced to help guide us. We can do this by reevaluating our modern ideals regarding diet and nutrition by looking at the evolutionary journey humans have taken and how it influenced our species survival and apply it to our continued survival through a better understanding of our diet. If evolution can help explain the perfect human diet, then the search should be a worthwhile endeavor. Since food research today is telling us that much of our health is determined by what we eat, this reexamination of the human diet to include human natural selection should pinpoint modern-day lapses in our diet and leave much room for improvement. Therefore, in upcoming blogs I hope to look at and discuss the many sources involving evolutionary influence on diet to help me piece together what it truly means to eat like a human.
post by Eric Beiter