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by 0 · March 11, 2013 at 7:33 PM

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 11251 · January 17, 2013 at 11:47 PM

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 · August 20, 2014 at 6:14 PM

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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Hannah__1 0 · December 19, 2012 at 6:24 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCFZoqmKf5M This video is extremely simplistic but answers your question a little bit!

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by 5810 · September 04, 2012 at 2:13 PM

I found this New York Times article to be interesting. The article, Debunking the Hunter-Gatherer Workout, has this to say about the "Hadza people of Tanzania, one of the few remaining populations of traditional hunter-gatherers": The Hadza live... (more)

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patti2003 0 · September 04, 2012 at 12:42 PM

See: http://skylertanner.com/2012/06/04/the-truth-about-exercise/. He says that research shows that exercise alone will not help you lose weight. You simply MUST eat less as well. (Exercise does have other metabolic advantages, however so we... (more)

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by 78 · August 30, 2012 at 6:42 AM

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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TnQ 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

My parents thought me that there were consequences for bad behavior without every punishing me, and I turned out pretty well. Friends who were beaten as kids are now the ones who gets in trouble, have problems with alcohol, get in fights, etc.... (more)

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by 25 · August 21, 2012 at 7:29 PM

From the Third Chimpanzee: “The mystique of Man the Hunter is now so rooted in us that it is hard to abandon our belief in its long-standing importance. Today, shooting a big animal is regarded as an ultimate expression of macho masculinity.... (more)

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Sam_Knox 0 · August 21, 2012 at 7:18 PM

I don't find anything remarkable about it. Hunter-gatherers live on the foods that are available to them, usually based on location.

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by 15380 · August 07, 2012 at 9:31 PM

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 1401 · August 26, 2014 at 3:18 AM

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 244 · July 21, 2012 at 5:52 PM

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 1768 · July 19, 2012 at 2:38 AM

I know that eggs are a natural food source and are something that our ancestors would have encountered in the wild, but my question is, with what frequency? I do not imagine them being an everyday thing, but I could be wrong. Does anyone have... (more)

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CD 0 · July 18, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Most animals lay eggs in specific places. Birds, Turtles, Lizards, etc all tend to have regular locations to lay their eggs (assuming it doesn't get destroyed). I have a lot of faith in our ancestors that they were able to figure that out. ... (more)

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by 2316 · June 19, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Did they just go around and eat weeds until they found species that didn't make them sick?..I mean fruit is obvious food in my eyes...but not most vegetables. In other words, when I see a blackberry or strawberry it screams "food." A spinach or... (more)

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Lauren_2 0 · June 19, 2012 at 6:49 PM

I wonder this too. Especially vegetables that are more edible cooked, like of the cruciferous variety and tubers.

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by 5323 · August 07, 2013 at 8:08 AM

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 5476 · March 24, 2012 at 1:05 PM

What was the "ideal" shape and body fat percentage? I figure that in the past, heavy lifting, six-packs, running 26 miles in one setting at a constant pace etc. were not part of their natural lifestyle. So if having super-lean, muscular and... (more)

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dzone 0 · March 24, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Click Bodyweight of today’s hunter gatherers

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by 1066 · December 09, 2013 at 12:49 AM

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 · April 07, 2012 at 6:22 PM

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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dethrophes 0 · March 24, 2012 at 5:22 PM

It depends on their enviroment and activities. we can actually make some educated guesses as to the size and weight of prehistoric man. Namely by measureing the muscle attachment points allows us to extrpulate .uscle size sand as such atleast... (more)

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by 32175 · February 19, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Small, but interesting! Dr. Wahls posted it on her FB page. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19209185

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Matt_11 0 · February 19, 2012 at 9:37 PM

10 days and 9 participants, that's pretty miniscule.

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by 18437 · January 21, 2012 at 5:31 AM

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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legup 0 · January 21, 2012 at 2:39 AM

Most of the self-mutilation I have seen (on TV or movies!) involves rites of passage, like the Sundance, or those who pierce their faces or make tattoos with bamboo sticks. It seems to be really important in the development of the individual in... (more)

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by 203 · January 20, 2012 at 6:03 PM

How is the day life of modern HunterGatherer and the life of a modern Paleo Diet felower different? A paleo diet usally go to gym use mashines to train his body. Maybe he is making his mashines by him or herself by using mashines. Or he is going... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · January 20, 2012 at 6:03 PM

They could not control their environment and circadian biology and todays humans have total control over their paleo diet and their circadian biology to their detriment. Plus one for the question too by the way.

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by 1066 · December 01, 2011 at 4:30 PM

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 6218 · August 11, 2012 at 6:05 PM

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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livebigger 0 · August 11, 2012 at 6:05 PM

i hiked mount kenya last summer, just me a native guide, and over the course of the week we shared a lot of stories-- one of his anecdotes was that the pregnant women in his tribe (the Luo of western Kenya) are often found in the middle of the... (more)

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by 77338 · April 27, 2012 at 9:08 AM

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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Joshua_1 0 · April 27, 2012 at 2:10 AM

I hunt. And I eat. Unfortunately my freezer is almost empty and I won't be allowed to hunt again until November unless I leave the state. Regardless, I look forward to it, even if I get nothing, I will have still walked in the woods all day and... (more)

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by 30 · October 13, 2011 at 2:04 PM

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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Huey_1 0 · October 13, 2011 at 2:04 PM

Dogs came into the picture in various ways in various places, like the dawning of agriculture or writing. Always, they started as "junkyard dogs" in the stable middens of peoples who were settled or at least reliably migratory, as opposed to... (more)

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by 10170 · November 23, 2011 at 10:47 PM

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 Awá" What would you ask? Will you use this possibility? (more)

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akman 0 · November 23, 2011 at 10:47 PM

I'd ask: What are your macronutrient ratios? Then I'd run like hell because they wouldn't know what I was talking about and kill and eat me. But, it would be cool to dissect their diet.

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by 4236 · October 02, 2011 at 3:50 PM

I live in the city. Though I've been raised in rural environments, I now live in New York, and have gone paleo to improve my health and enjoy my life more. But does going to a supermarket for produce, nuts, fish and meat really count as... (more)

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thhq 0 · October 02, 2011 at 3:50 PM

To me it depends on how far you walk, and I'm not being facetious. If it's from the car or subway stop to the nearest grocery it's not far enough. If it takes 15 minutes or more on foot or bike I'd call it gathering in the paleo sense.

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by 12804 · October 02, 2011 at 11:40 PM

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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LenaHyena 0 · October 02, 2011 at 9:46 PM

Cliff, I've wondered this too. I myself don't seem to get much out of paleo without an adjacent raise in activity. Paleo has given me the energy required to up my activity level, increase my strength, and work hard. I also happen to enjoy crossfit... (more)