Animal bodies are marvelous “machines” designed for survival. Yet because there’s genetic diversity within each life form, mutations occur. This results in some individuals being significant outliers to the norm with inherited strengths or flaws. Strengths are good, but flaws can compromise physical abilities, health, and longevity. For instance, there’s a genetic mutation in humans that causes Cystic Fibrosis (CF), the most common recessive life-threatening illness in North America.
CF is considered incurable although modern medical approaches have extended life spans up to 50 years. CF dietary recommendations have assisted but they mostly parrot the USDA’s guidelines with supplements of fat-soluble vitamins and fat. I wonder--could a diet of low glycemic, nutrient dense and diverse foods with 1:1 ratios of Omega-6 to Omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) do a better job?