Friday, September 30, 2005

Super Health and the Technology of Nutrition

Recently I've been giving some thought to the slow but sure evolution of the science of nutrition and what it means for us at this nascent beginning of the biotech revolution. So here is a little bit of where my thinking has been on the topic.
pre-civilized humanity must have known very little about what constituted an optimal diet yet after several hundred thousand years of natural selection it must have reached some equilibrium with it's environment wherein the nutrients that it needed for survival could be obtained easily enough and the methods by which those nutrients were obtained could be obtained in a manner which was sustainable to some degree.
Now enter the agricultural/urbanization revolution. At this point humanity has sacrificed the wide range of nutrition available to its hunter-gatherer predecessors so that it can remain stationary for long enough to branch off into specialization. This requires the cultivation of a narrow range of crops - usually some sort of grain. So for the next ten thousand years (including the present) the principle ingredient in humanity's diet remains some sort of cultivated carbohydrate, ex. corn, wheat, potato, ect. which was not a part of the diet that natural selection optimized humanity for during the several hundred thousand years of hunting and gathering.
Now enter the modern era. Its only been but very recently, and only in the most wealthy nations that we can begin to stop worrying about where are next meal will come from and begin asking ourselves just exactly what is the optimal diet for humans. And I don't just mean what exactly we should be eating to avoid obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. What I mean is precisely what combination of macro and micro nutrients should be consumed and in what combination, quantity, and times in order to achieve the greatest possible level of health given our current genetic programming.
It has hardly been possible to even attempt something like this till but recently because of the dismal state of medical and biological science and because of the relative lack of wealth on this planet. However I predict that over the next five years we will see an explosion in the "nutraceutical" business as more and more people wake up to the fact that they can seriously alter there biological chemistry for the better by treating nutrition as a science instead of just eating whatever the more primitive part of their brains suggests to them.

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