Monday, July 14, 2014

Nutritional Therapy: When did we discover "nutrition?"

Believe it or not, nutrition has been practiced since the time of the Greeks.

Connections between what we ate and how we felt were obvious even then.

For example, there's a stone tablet found in Babylon, dated to about 2500 BC, that advises people with stomach ache to not eat onions for three days.

The study of nutrition in earnest began during in China, where food was classified into "hot" (for example, meats, blood, ginger, and hot spices) and "cold" (green vegetables).

A lot of "old wives tales" are actually nutritionally sound.

Of course, up until the 20th century - from the 1950s onward when TV dinners and additive-laced foods were introduced to the western world, there wasn't much to worry about if people didn't over-indulge in what they ate or drank.

Today, even if people don't "over-indulge" they can still be unhealthy because of the hormones, additives, and other things found in the food we eat. Nutrients have been leached out of our food - and so have to be put back artificially!

This article brought to you by Thrive Nutrition ancestry researchers.

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