Is it important to try and replicate our natural state? Do you think it makes a difference in your health to eat as our forefathers ate? To get sun as they did? Or do you think we could be just as healthy staying inside, working on computers, eating engineered food?
Sometimes these questions make me think of a mix of my favorite science fiction books. In these books everyone has the same body type; walking around in full-body Lycra suits; eating engineered meals which come from a push of a button in the wall; then walking to their assigned job in the "community".
Is this better? Would people be healthier? Would disease be eradicated?
But I would say that in that future, if it were to work, we would not want that engineered food to be based on the whim of the government, but on science. And I think the most important science would be to find out what nature intended our nutrients to look like. Not what they are now.
Today we are bringing you the findings of researchers who have studied this for both vitamin D (ancestral levels appear to be above 40 ng/ml) and Omega-3 (there is scientific agreement an omega-3 index above 8% is a risk factor and a target for therapy with cardiovascular disease). If after reading these articles you think, "I want to ensure I am at those levels!" then remember that the only way to know is to measure. There is far too much variability in both
to be able to just 'prescribe' a certain amount for optimal health.