What is the best diet for humanity in a non-arctic region?
There is so much health and dietary information available, especially online through the internet. It can be overwhelming, when someone is searching for sound practical advice. Information originating from our parents, or experts, doctors, nutritionists, dieticians, etc. There are traditional diets or the the paleo diet also referred to as the caveman diet, etc.
I have been consuming a vegan diet of mainly raw, organically grown, plant-based nutrient-dense foods for over 35 years. It has proven to be best for my overall well-being and the environment.
I have found some sound advice in the past from: Dr. Norman Walker, Dr. Ann Wigmore, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Viktoras Kulvinskas, Herbert M. Shelton, Jethro Kloss, John Robbins, Gabriel Cousens M.D., Mike Adams and Philip Kapleau.
In 1974, at 17 years old, I started making major changes to my diet. I quit smoking and doing drugs before I turned 18 years old. I definitely wanted to eliminate consuming animals. So I first gave up pork and then cow products such as: bacon, ham slices, sirloin steaks, hamburgers, etc. The love I felt for animals made the transition much easier. Also I was gradually giving up or reducing the consumption of white sugar, brown sugar, white flour, fish, chicken, artificial colors and flavors, preservatives, eggs, cow's milk, honey, butter and eventually gave up all animal products in 1980 and have been consuming a plant based diet ever since. The foods I craved the most during the many transitions my body/mind went through, was sweet junky deserts and salty snacks, such as: candy, chocolate bars, chips, french fries, cheezies, pies, cakes, jam, popsicles, dairy queen ice cream cone and many other products. When I listened to my body and mind, I based my decisions on intuition, as well as innate wisdom and compassion. I adopted a more wholesome balanced nutritious vegan diet. Also practicing hatha yoga exercises, proper abdominal breathing, which is also called diaphragmatic breathing and being physically active especially outside where there was more fresh air and sunlight, helped to improve my quality of life immensely.
Many people worldwide have benefited throughout history from advice and/or remedial action they have received, that at times was lifesaving and/or helped to improve their quality of life.
There has also been advice given, or actions taken towards people. That was considered traditional or based on ignorance, superstition, religious fanaticism, or from the medical or pharmaceutical industries, that have ended up being harmful or deadly leading to unnecessary suffering and/or death. In the world many profitable businesses are reliant on the suffering and/or death of many living beings.
Here is a short list of different diets, some of which I don't personally recommend like the Blood Type Diet and certain aspects of the Atkins Diet which is low in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and to high in cholesterol and fat:
Vegetarian, Vegan, Buddhist, Lacto vegetarianism, Lacto-ovo vegetarianism, Atkins, Gluten free, Blood Type, Fit for Life, Fruitarian, Low fat, Low-carbohydrate, Macrobiotic, Low-protein, Raw Foodism, etc.