An anthropology professor is not necessarily someone you would expect to find writing a book on healthy eating, but(Yellow Kite) Dr. Bill Schindler does just that. He’s adamant that this isn’t a diet book: “It’s an exploration of food,” says Schindler. “I don’t like the word diet, the connotation is short term for a specific goal. It is more of a book about healthy lifestyles. It is not binding. »
The expansive nature of the book – with chapters focusing on foods from plants, animals, grains, corn, dairy, insects, soil/ash/charcoal and sugar – bears this out. , because Schindler drinks blood, eats in nature, plays sourdough and makes his own butter. It’s experiential research with Schindler learning by doing: documenting the nose-to-tail butchery of yaks in northern Mongolia, traveling to Thailand with his family to eat insects, a valuable source of protein, and discovering the traditional production of tortillas in Mexico City.
- Remove as many links in the food chain as possible. Take a step, remove a link in the food chain and get closer to the source of your food. Go to the farmer’s market instead of the grocery store, bake the sandwich bread for your child’s lunch, take a foraging class.
- Cook from scratch. It’s not possible all the time, but if you take something you eat every day – macaroni and cheese, pizza, hot dogs – and learn how to make it entirely from scratch, you will have learned more about this food than you’ll learn from a book.
- Get rid of all industrial nut and seed oils from your diet. This is a simple step that becomes difficult when you discover all the foods they are in. We’ve had high-quality fats in our diets for three and a half million years, but only industrial nut and seed oils for just over 100 years. High quality fats – butter, olive oil, avocado oil – are essential.
- Understand that while plants provide fantastic nutrition, we need to treat them to make them as safe and nutritious as possible. This is especially important for those following a plant-based diet.
- Eat less meat, but more animals. I believe the most nutrient dense and bioavailable diet is one that includes animals in our diet. I also strongly believe that there are ways to raise, slaughter, and cook animals that can be nutritious, ethical, and sustainable, like a nose-to-tail approach.
- Eat like a human: nutritious foods and age-old cooking methods to revolutionize your health, yellow kite. More information at eatlikeahuman.com