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: