Claudia Ayers

Summer Study 2015

Dear Fellow Travelers,   I have recently returned from my first Summer Study in many years. I’ve long committed to the International Conferences, but I haven’t been able to afford to also attend the Summer Studies. This year I went, and I’m glad that I did. With no...

For Deep Nutrition, Eat Nutrient Dense Foods

Deep Primal Nutrition is how I refer to the way I eat. My introduction to eating nutrient dense foods was powerfully influenced by Catherine and Luke Shanahan, authors of the underground classic Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food. Cate has the...

Give Me Sugar! …Just kidding

If you go to the Amazon.com website and search “sugar” in the books category, you get over 35,000 hits! These dozen titles tell you a whole lot about sugar: Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, by Michael Moss (2013); Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against...

Naturalists Shape Traditional Diets

No sustained human community exists that isn’t inspired or led by students of natural history. Prehistoric humans knew that survival depended on paying attention. Natural history is the study and observation of plants and animals in their environment. Anyone who...

The New, New World of Nutrition

There are new paradigms, big changes, and a whole lot of rethinking going on in the world of food. Genetically modified foods are different from those that have been selective bred. “Natural” foods mean nothing when looking for foods that are healthful, because things...