Podcast Episode Eighty-Eight: Exploring Traditional Diets and Improving Our Health Through Our Food

What exactly is a traditional diet? Our diets have changed a lot over the years. While we have a lot more variety, we don’t have as much nutrient dense food, and that is reflected in our overall health. In fact, we may have a bit too much variety these days. 

In today’s episode, we’re taking a deep dive into what a traditional diet actually consists of and how we can get the nutrients we need in the foods we have available to us now. We’ll explore the foods that we commonly eat now and how they have changed over the years. We will also share how you can get more nutrients from the food you consume and improve your overall health.

What’s in this episode:

  • How our foods and the nutrients they offer have changed over the years
  • What we’re getting wrong about supplementation
  • The kind of animal food that is consumed in traditional diets
  • The vitamin and mineral content in traditional diets vs. standard American diet 
  • How traditional cultures consume their food 
  • What we need to be adding to our diet to optimize our health
Dr. Holly Carling

Dr. Holly Carling

Dr. Holly Carling is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, Doctor of Naturopathy, Clinical Nutritionist and Master Herbologist with nearly four decades of experience. Dr. Carling is a “Health Detective,” she looks beyond your symptom picture and investigates WHY you are experiencing your symptoms in the first place. Dr. Carling considers herself a “professional student” – she has attended more than 600 post-secondary education courses related to health and healing. Dr. Carling gives lectures here in the U.S. and internationally and has been noted as the “Doctor’s Doctor”. When other healthcare practitioners hit a roadblock when treating their patients nutritionally, Dr. Carling is who they call. Dr. Carling is currently accepting new patients and offers natural health care services and whole food nutritional supplements in her Coeur d’ Alene clinic.

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