Doug McGuff (Body By Science) wonders:
I was thinking recently about how devastated certain populations have been by the neolithic diet and way of life. The Pima Indians and Inuit come to mind. I think their proximity to their ancestral way of life and diet has not given them much opportunity to make genetic and epigenetic adjustments. This got me thinking that perhaps those that are most devastated by our neolithic diet and lifestyles may actually be a segment of the population that has the most intact neolithic gene expression. Perhaps, those that seem the most damaged are in fact the ones with the greatest potential if they invoke their ancestral diet and lifeway. I am not stating this as a fact…I’m just wondering.
I’m not sure about “intact neolithic gene expression” (really?), but I very much like the idea that those who are the most damaged may have the greatest potential. Food for thought!