Here’s an important nutrition video just out:
It doesn’t matter much whether one’s diet is based on meat, dairy, potatoes or coconuts for the primary source of bulk energy. What matters are getting all the essential nutrients, and avoiding the toxins. Omega 3 and 6 oils, especially Omega 6, are key toxins, but they are also essential in small amounts. You need these two oils, but too much is toxic. Any typical “Western” diet has too much of them, way too much, ten or twenty times too much.
It matters that one’s diet is low in processed foods, such as the flours and oils from wheat, corn, soy, cottonseed, rapeseed, sunflower, safflower, and other grains and seeds. It matters that one’s diet is quite low in Omega-3 and Omega-6 oils – these are essential oils, but it’s also essential that one’s dietary intake of these two oils both be low, very low relative to any typical Western diet.
The various vitamins and minerals that I mention at times are important. But one must avoid toxins.
More than a small amount of Omega-3’s and Omega-6’s is toxic. Our municipal water, our processed foods, our pharmaceuticals, and our vaccines are toxic. Avoid them, or in the case of water, if you don’t have a good clean natural source, then clean all the crap out of your municipal water, remineralize it, and re-energize it.
Avoid these toxins, and somehow get the essential nutrients. Live long and healthy.
Perhaps the single must useful metric is your Omega-6 input. High (i.e. “normal” by American standards) Omega-6 input is a primary contributor to the diseases of civilization, including insulin resistance, diabetes, fatty liver, obesity, heart disease, strokes, cancer, macular degeneration and other chronic diseases. This means essentially no “seed oils”, no processed foods, and no restaurant food.
Omega 3 and 6 are both essential fatty acids … you’re body requires them to build cell walls. They are both rather rare in ancestral diets, whether you’re talking a meat, dairy, or plant diet. So the body saves up what it gets. But if one gets more than one is using, this results in the body storing up these easily oxidized fats, which leads to a host of problems.