I have the pleasure of presenting the English version of the book, which
was originally published in Poland, in 1996 under title of Dieta Optymalna
(The Optimal Diet). This book, which quickly became a best-seller,
and remained as such for 4 years, forms the basis of the present book.
The title for the English edition, Homo optimus, was chosen
for two reasons. Firstly, as a tribute to the priest, Professor W. Sedlak,
whose book entitled, Homo electronicus opened up a new frontiers
in science, namely in bioelectronics. Secondly, the present book is far
more than just en outline of the principles of optimal nutrition. I hope
that it will stimulate every reader to seriously rethink what they have
up until now regarded as obvious and unchallengeable truths, not just in
terms of the human nutrition but also in terms of human behaviour and existence.
In this book I have attempted to prove that an individual's or a nation's
behaviour and quality of their existence (prosperity) are directly and
almost exclusively dependent on the quality of their nutrition.
Thus, the optimal nutrition ought to
transform an individual into homo optimus, a member of the human
species with yet unknown and unfulfilled potential.
My advice, regardless of how convincing seem
to you, will most likely be rejected and ridiculed by your medical
practitioner or nutritionist. But now, the knowledge together with the
supporting evidence is in your hand, and ultimately it is you who
should be able to decide about your own life and health.
Optimal Nutrition is the first guide by which a person can discover more
about the optimal diet. The reader will learn more than enough information
to begin the diet, including practical advice for applying the diet in daily
life, the effect the diet has on healthy people and how it treats various
diseases. To make starting the optimal diet even easier , it also contains
recipes for a full week's menu.