The Paleo craze has taken over the world. It asks curious dieters to look back to their ancestors’ eating habits to discover a new way to eat that shuns grains, most dairy, and processed foods. But, while diet books with Paleo in the title sell well–are they correct? Were paleolithic and ancestral diets really grain-free, low-carb, and based on all lean meat? In NOURISHING DIETS bestselling author Sally Fallon Morell explores the diets of our primitive ancestors from around the world–from Australian Aborigines to pre-industrialized Europeans. In looking to the past, Fallon Morell debunks common Paleo diet myths and points readers to what they should actually be eating–the key principles of traditional diets from across cultures: nutrient dense animal fats, carefully prepared grains and legumes, organ meats, carbohydrates like yams and cassava, bone broth, salt, and lacto-fermented foods rich in enzymes and beneficial bacteria. NOURISHING DIETS begins with a discussion of the basic principles found in ancestral diets and then takes the reader on a fascinating world tour to explore primitive food practices and beliefs. Each chapter will include recipes that make ancestral principles available to food lovers in modern kitchens.