Monday, September 27, 2010

Tundra born, tundra fed.

I had a very interesting conversation with a scientist today while at work. He offered to show me some pictures that he took on his last trip to Africa to work with the locals to have better sustainable soil.

That started a conversation about how as a double Arctic genetic pool that I come from, I am more able to live with limited certain food groups, mainly vegetables.

Since my mothers family is Eskimo and lived mainly a high protein, high omega 3 fat, low leafy green diet and my fathers family is Finnish and pretty much ate the same things, I am in turn more healthier if I chose a high protein high omega 3 and low veggie diet. I learned that people like myself that become vegetarians could actually cause their health to decline rather than get healthier because of thousands of years genetics.

It was good to know that I am feeding my family the appropriate diet.

This kind of stuff just amazes me! To think that someone went as so far to say that you can break it down to the certain molecular level in my DNA that breaks down my special Eskimo Tundra diet needs is awesome! Happy fall!!

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1 comment:

  1. VERY interesting! Thanks for sharing tundra chick! I'll skip the salad tonight, grab the muktuk and feel very good about it.