6 Ancient Superfoods For Modern Health

Our modern lifestyle has given us spectacular technological advancements and conveniences that would have bewildered those living even just 100 years ago. But modernity has made us forget Hippocrates' timeless advice: "Let food be thy medicine, and medicine thy food." 

As someone who helps people lead healthy lives, I see the foods eaten daily by the standard American, foods that would be unrecognizable to our ancestors. Our ancestors understood nutrient-dense food and incidentally didn't suffer from the chronic diseases — the diseases of wealth — that society suffers from today. Here are six foods that today have been marginalized to some extent, but were an integral part of abundant ancestral health:

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About the Author

Dr. William Cole, DC, graduated from Southern California University of Health Sciences in Los Angeles, California. He has his post-doctorate education and training in Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition. Dr. Cole consults in the Pittsburgh area and phone or webcam consultations for people around the world. He specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors and customizing health programs for chronic conditions such as thyroid issues, autoimmune, hormonal dysfunctions, digestive disorders, diabetes, heart disease and fibromyalgia. Visit www.drwillcole.com for free e-books, recipes and personal health tips!