Dr. Terry L. Walsh’s story and speech (see post Food: Modern Hunter/Gather) made a serious impression on me. I decided to test my version of the Walsh diet to see where it would take me and my health. For the last three months, except when traveling or the occasional ‘having no other choice’ or ‘ I just want to eat this now’, I ate a mix of all sorts of 5 min steamed vegetables, with a higher percentage in leafy greens, all sorts of animal proteins, and stayed wheat and gluten free with very little grain intake and almost no alcohol or sugar. It takes a lot more chewing and my jaws were sore the first week, but the satiated feeling I got was new, lasting, and comforting.
Will I get smarter? Probably not … that might be too late, but one thing I recognized is that I kick colds in the onset, supported by two pieces of chewed raw garlic. My immune system is definitely up to it’s task. I sleep better, have more energy, and handle stress with more ease. A great way to monitor the changes is through a hair analysis. My last test shows a great improvement in my mineral profile.
If you’re interested in learning more hands on about nutrition, much respected Dr. Adriano Borgna is holding his nutritional approach for building energy and blood seminar on Feb. 26th at the Swedish Institute in NYC.
I am very curious to see the long term effects of this way of eating, and plan on continuing.