The Two Parts of Nutrition
Proper Nutrition begins and ends with a proper diet. Because it’s such an important subject, we have an entire article on it that can be found here. The other major aspect of nutrition would be an understanding of what it is that animals truly need to function optimally.
We have come to regard ourselves as apart from nature in many ways. This perspective has led us to have gross misunderstandings of basic animal needs, such as what it takes to be healthy. Modern science, of course, has given us a wealth of progress to be thankful for, but it is clear that for all of our advances, there is much that we have forgotten or have chosen to ignore along the way.
Case in point, the modern diet many of us share is simply not suitable for us. If you believe diseases manifest out of thin air because you are just unlucky or have bad genes, you might want to sit down, because I have some news for you.
The truth is, the vast majority of all illnesses stem from poor nutrition. This isn’t merely a lack of B vitamins or something a doctor could easily tell you without extensive bloodwork or scans, however. Thankfully, if one analyzes nature and sees the behavior of animals, much of this becomes common sense. In order for animals to thrive, they adhere to behavioral patterns that allow them to compete and find a niche within their environment through thousands and thousands of years of trial and error. These biological niches vary greatly, but the vast majority of them do their job: that is, they support the animals that live in them to the fullest extent.
It is actually not that difficult for most animals to get the proper nutrition. This puts them at odds with us since most people, even in developed countries, suffer from various forms of malnutrition. Such common symptoms as oily skin, acid reflux, split ends, rosacea, and insomnia are all evidence of poor nutrition.
Animals in the wild rarely, if ever, suffer from these ailments that we’ve grown accustomed to simply living with as if it were the norm. This is because we have accepted a very bizarre view of “nutrition” that is completely at odds with the way in which nature intended.