The following is an unusual post for me but it seems that many people are beginning to look in all seriousness about the food they eat. The current thinking is leaning towards a low carbohydrate diet, especially those suffering with such illnesses as Diabetes, heart decease hypertension and even cancer. I myself am diabetic (type 2) along with the rest of my family,all except my youngest son who has recently been diagnosed as now being “in remission” from diabetes. This is because he has, for the past 2 years, researched current views on the causes behind the condition which effects millions of people worldwide and are told that diabetes is an incurable chronic condition that only gets worse and will requite medication for life. He has now decided to share his findings by starting a blog from which I shall from time to time be re-blogging.
The Egyptian diet was primarily carbohydrate rich, coming from bread, fruits, vegetables and honey. Occasionally they would eat fish, waterfowl and red meat, a diet that every doctor would have us eat today to avoid obesity, heart disease. and diabetes.
Ancient Egyptians idealized images of themselves in their tomb paintings but in reality their statues seem to show a different picture, many of the statues showed men with, man boobs and a bloated stomach, could this be from the phytoestrogens in the amount of wheat they ate and beer they drank?
In the 1800’s scientists performed autopsies on Egyptian mummies and what they found was evidence of heart disease. The paleopathologist Sir Marc Armand Ruffer wrote
“I cannot therefore at present give any reason why arterial disease should have been so prevalent in ancient Egypt. I think, however, that it is interesting to find that it was common, and that…
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