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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

Possible Duplicate: Mummies had heart attacks too? News Article or Outlandish Attack. http://www.theheart.org/article/1515041.do What you say about this, comrades? (more)

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Lumifer_1 0 · March 11, 2013 at 7:33 PM

There's data on 5 (five) mummified corpses of ancient hunter-gatherers. How wide-reaching conclusions do you want to draw from five data points?

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by 11254 · about 18 hours ago

The recent question on the Centurion Method reminded me of the time I was reading the Shahnameh. The Shahnameh is a Persian epic poem and is so long that, no I didn't actually read the whole thing, but only really long excerpts it. Anyway, folks... (more)

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Justin_12 0 · January 17, 2013 at 11:47 PM

There is a guy over Mark's Daily Apple Forums who is really into hammer training. That thread is here: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread7086.html He calls Shovelglove: http://www.urbanprimalist.com/id3.html (more)

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by 115 · about 18 hours ago

I am student of the paleo science and lifestyle and read pretty much everything I come across. When people begun to harvest they become shorter, died sooner and so on. True! But once again, cause and correlation... Could it be that people become... (more)

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CD 0 · December 19, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Obviously there a dozens of theories and there is no possible way to truly get to causal relationships. Do I think that farmers who ate corn and started to harvest wheat suddenly got fat and died from an unhealthy diet? No. Do I think that the... (more)

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by 78 · about 18 hours ago

I found this awesome article and had to share it, what do you think? http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/200808/children-educate-themselves-iii-the-wisdom-hunter-gatherers For hundreds of thousands of years, up until the time when... (more)

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Caleb_the_Hobbit 0 · August 24, 2012 at 10:36 PM

I'm a theatre teaching artist, so I find that while I am into education, I have a lot of concerns about school systems (and if I ever have a classroom teaching post, will still carry those concerns). One book I really enjoy is called Unschooling... (more)

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by 15400 · about 18 hours ago

I understand that hunter gatherers don't have any modern medical care and probably die from common infections and broken bones, but considering the fact that they live in natural less polluted environments, eat nutritious foods, get plenty of... (more)

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TnQ 0 · August 07, 2012 at 8:32 AM

Take a look at this site: http://flare8.net/health/doku.php/healthy_societies some excerpts from the article: In modern hunter-gatherers !Kung 58): 39% die before age 10 25% die will die between 10 and 60 36% die after 60. So of those making... (more)

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by 1418 · about 18 hours ago

I was reading some answers here and one of the answers really sparked some curiousity about how food is allotted in hunting/gathering groups around the world. Who gets the most, or is the food divided equally? What about male and female... (more)

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Wowza 0 · July 23, 2012 at 4:00 AM

Many traditional hunter-gathers have a communtarian culture. For example, among the Sioux, the best hunters gave away much of their meat to show their generosity and gain social status towards being chosen for leadership positions. Traditionally... (more)

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by 253 · about 18 hours ago

I'm trying to add some more protein into my diet and eggs are a good, cheap source of it. I know most hunter gatherers didn't eat many eggs because they're hard to find. How many eggs can I eat in one day before it becomes unhealthy?

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Tyler_F 0 · July 21, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Eggs are one of the healthiest foods available. They would only be unhealthy if 1) you have familial hypercholesterolemia, or 2) they begin to dominate your every thought, nagging at you to eat more until you eventually go into an egg-induced coma. (more)

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by 5381 · about 18 hours ago

My understanding of some neuro-psychological features of humanity, lead me to believe that mankind is currently deprived of activities like touch, including maternal and non sexual touch, orgasm, trust relationships and general affection. Based on... (more)

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Sol 0 · June 12, 2012 at 1:10 PM

It's clear to me that touch (sexual and non-sexual) is very very important for emotional well-being. I very much value touch. When I was a student at Stanford many years ago the Stanford Medical Center had a program where volunteers would come... (more)

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by 1078 · about 18 hours ago

The biochemical importance of magnesium has been already well-described. Many here are familiar with the difficulties of getting sufficient magnesium from natural sources (i.e. not supplements). That of course makes me wonder how it is that our... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · March 10, 2012 at 3:49 PM

How much soil do you eat in a day, compared to say, a person who's dinner plate was/is the ground? Also, I personally believe that Paleolithic man probably did not get anywhere near the amount of absorbable calcium that we get today (if we eat... (more)

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by 571 · about 18 hours ago

Are there any records of the weights of healthy hunter gatherers that are left in today's world (or the past 100 years or so) relative to their heights? I suspect maybe the Weston A. Price foundation probably has something along those lines... (more)

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Cave_Tomboy 0 · February 24, 2012 at 12:57 PM

I can tell you that all the San people I have met or seen (maybe 150 or so) here in Namibia are about my size or smaller. I'm 5'6" and ~124 lbs.

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by 18635 · about 18 hours ago

So Jack's Question made me think of this. Lets move beyond circumcision and look at all the various HG tribes and modern reasons. Some tribes use them as a symbol of status or proof of power (did they do it as individualism? I dunno, maybe... (more)

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Touch_the_Clouds 0 · January 21, 2012 at 2:26 AM

Other animals do self-mutilate although it's generally-maybe strictly?-seen in captive animals. Birds will pluck feathers, canine OCD sufferers, etc. I think the important distinction is whether they do it for purposes of ornamentation like... (more)

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by 1078 · about 18 hours ago

My impression, perhaps misguided, is that (paleo) hunter-gatherers walked a lot, might have chased an animal hunting every day (but would not generally get completely tired), and perhaps played some sports. Once in a while they might have fought... (more)

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Dorado_Galore 0 · December 01, 2011 at 4:30 PM

It's damn near certain our HG ancestors didn't end the day with thoughts of going on a 10 mile run, whether for "fun" or "training." Nor is there reason to think they lifted and carried anything for the purpose of "getting stronger." I use the... (more)

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by 6229 · about 18 hours ago

I'm wondering in the literature do various pregnant women in hunter gatherer cultures have cravings? And for what? red meat? fish? fruit? coconut? fat? protein? starchy tubers? Are modern pregnant women culturally conditioned to crave junk... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · November 09, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Of course we don't know what pregnant mamas in traditional societies may have craved, but Weston Price in his travels found that pregnant women were given the most highly nutritious foods available.... (more)

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by 78422 · about 18 hours ago

To me this is the true litmus test of Paleo. Some of us are natural born due to genotype Hunters and really would kill an animal for food in order to survive. I must admit, I would only likely kill a rabbit, squirrel, deer etc-- not sure if I... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · October 28, 2011 at 7:27 PM

I have killed....and I will kill again...

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by 30 · about 18 hours ago

I just saw a teaser for and upcoming PBS Nova show about the evolution and role of dogs in society. One snippet said "Without dogs, we would still be hunter gatherers". I'm curious....what are they talking about?

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · October 13, 2011 at 1:22 AM

I believe the domestication of dogs is thought to precede organized agriculture as well as sedentarism/settlement in general. The dog, being a daytime, pack hunter was a good fit for daytime, pack hunting humans. I've heard various theories... (more)

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by 10294 · about 18 hours ago

What would you like to ask a contempory hunter gatherer? Survival International gives you the opportunity to record a video question: "Record a video message for the Aw??" What would you ask? Will you use this possibility? (more)

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Cave_Tomboy 0 · October 10, 2011 at 2:19 PM

What do you eat? How is it prepared? How often? How do you educate your children?

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by 12847 · about 18 hours ago

I find that a lot people tend to focus on dietary choices over physical ones when it comes to the paleo lifestyle. I've even seen recommendations to cut back or stop exercising all together. The more I read though the more I begin to wonder that... (more)

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Jan_1 0 · October 01, 2011 at 3:06 PM

I think healthy social life is understated the most. It was great that robb wolf really made a point about in his video. Maybe its selfevident. I have been very introvert personality, and i believe thats the cause of my health problems. I... (more)

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by 128 · about 18 hours ago

Today I had a big hamburger and a plate of sweet potato fries at a restaurant and felt really drowsy afterwards. I started to chalk it up to food overload and possibly additives in the meal, when it occurred to me that this happens in nature all... (more)

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jared_2 0 · July 26, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Orexin neurons, found in the hypothalamus, help to maintain wakefulness. When you eat a meal that significantly raises your blood glucose (and the hamburger bun and sweet potato fries would DEFINITELY do that), the high blood glucose inhibits the... (more)

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by 1023 · about 18 hours ago

As discussed by Cordain, Wolf and here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15172426 modern HG's and our Paleo ancestors are said to have had LDL levels around 50 - 70 mg/dl. Since I'm trying to live and eat more like my ancestors did to achieve... (more)

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terrence 0 · May 18, 2011 at 12:02 AM

My doctor had a problem with my Trigs, and especially with my LDL. I started to eat mostly paleo for several months. The next readings showed my trigs and LDL were both down, and well within the so-called "healthy" range. BTW, increasingly, a... (more)

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by 78422 · about 18 hours ago

In hunter gather, traditional cultures, or even in paleo times it was a hard thing to get daily water. In moder time water usually comes out of the tap, quick and easy. Some people walked and walk long ways to get water. And that filled their... (more)

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Kathi 0 · April 26, 2011 at 8:43 AM

Water does kill your appetite. Some dieters drink water before a meal. For me this just sounds like filing up again with no nutrition. Here is a table showing the water content of foods. Wouldn't it make more sense to get most of our water... (more)

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by 589 · about 18 hours ago

I have been thinking about this on multiple occasions, and I wanted to figure out just how feasible this is. I want to go experience typical hunter-gatherer life. I want to spend a year or two living somewhere in the African plains or the... (more)

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Rock_Paper_Shirley 0 · April 23, 2011 at 12:55 AM

Because you have organized language, you're educated, understand basic sanitation like hand washing and cooking science (that heat isn't magic, for example), have expectations of recorded history, etc., etc., your experience wouldn't be typical.... (more)

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by 8858 · about 18 hours ago

My initial thought is that the premise of this article is entirely wrong (http://www.slate.com/id/2291519/, "The Human Skin Condition"). It reports that we develop acne because, evolutionarily speaking, we lost our hair, which left us with extra... (more)

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becker 0 · April 20, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Fact: my acne, for all intents and purposes, vanished once I adopted a Paleo-type diet and stopped washing my face. So as far as I'm concerned, acne is pathological, a disease, a departure from normal physiology. I've had the odd zit now and... (more)

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by 12174 · about 18 hours ago

This one is for all those expert foragers out there. My back yard is now starting to sprout grass after a rainy March, and since we haven't mowed yet I noticed a corner of the yard is dominated by these tufts of longer, heartier looking grass... (more)

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paleo4lyfe 0 · April 07, 2011 at 2:01 AM

my son who is 9 has been eating them since he was 3. He calls them wild garlic. He hasn't been sick yet :)

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by 22913 · about 18 hours ago

What is the meal frequency within modern HG tribes? Do they wake up and break their fast? Do they eat before taking off for the hunt? Do they take food with them while on hunt? Snack while hunting on forage? In addition, on the above what was... (more)

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Angelo___Latest_in_Paleo 0 · April 03, 2011 at 5:33 AM

Regarding the side-request, probably the most famous such author in Paleo & low-carb circles is Vilhjalmur Stefansson, who wrote My Life with the Eskimo in 1912. In addition to documenting his time with the Inuit, he participated in a... (more)

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by 8858 · about 18 hours ago

Anything we can glean from archaeology and/or modern hunter-gatherers? Do hunter-gatherer kids wear diapers?

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mth_1 0 · March 31, 2011 at 2:26 PM

My wife is from a pretty undeveloped area of South America and told me that people from her village never used diapers. My wife used elimination communication with our daughter. She (daughter) wore a diaper as a backup, but was never allowed to... (more)

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