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Hunter Gatherer

Hunter Gatherer Questions

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by 0 · about 22 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 5828 · about 23 hours ago

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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miked_2 0 · September 04, 2012 at 2:13 PM

I've been saying this for years! Go look at my past answers for examples. Exercise and activity in general does not burn much extra energy. AND as you exercise more and get better at it, your body becomes more efficient and burns even LESS for... (more)

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by 78 · about 23 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 25 · about 23 hours ago

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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Dave_S_ 0 · August 21, 2012 at 7:29 PM

How does he reconcile that view with the idea idea that many megafauna went extinct due to human over hunting? What's the point (pardon the pun) of inventing stone tools for butchering and killing, if you are not going to use them? What about all... (more)

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by 15400 · about 23 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 253 · about 23 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 1772 · about 23 hours ago

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 2341 · about 23 hours ago

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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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · June 19, 2012 at 3:04 PM

See this old question http://paleohacks.com/questions/53304/paleo-isnt-low-carb-anymore-but-it-kind-of-was#axzz1yBxxck1T You might also want to google paleobotany. (more)

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by 5509 · about 23 hours ago

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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paleohacks 0 · March 24, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Click Bodyweight of today’s hunter gatherers

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by 571 · about 23 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 32518 · about 23 hours ago

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

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Anondson 0 · February 19, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Science! :) Good stuff.

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by 203 · about 23 hours ago

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 1078 · about 23 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 23 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 78417 · about 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 1689 · about 23 hours ago

Natives living in typically 'harsh' conditions: do any have low infant/child mortality rates?

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Happy_Now 0 · September 11, 2011 at 9:03 AM

"Newborns are particularly susceptible to shortfalls in caloric intake. They are dependent on their mother???s milk for calories. I know the agricultural diet is nutritionally deficient, I???m not gonna argue that it is. The farmers??? diet has... (more)

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by 10294 · about 23 hours ago

About a year ago I asked this question about the scientific evidence against eating a lot of fruit. Apparently there isn't any, which could mean there is no research done on this subject, or simply that eating lots of fruit is generally healthy.... (more)

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free3337 0 · September 07, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Kitavans healthfully consume 11% of their diet as fruit (roughly 39 grams of sugar, depending on the fruit). 67% also comes from sweet potato, yam and taro. If 1/3 of their tuber intake consisted of sweet potato (this is speculation), then their... (more)

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by 10294 · about 23 hours ago

A question about raw vs cooking, and about different cooking methods, more specifically about cooking plants. Cooking makes it easier for us to digest and absorb the nutrients, but it can alter or destroy them too. How did they prepare the tubers... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · September 07, 2011 at 4:18 PM

If the Hadza are at all representative of HGs as a whole, they eat at least 10 species of tubers that the women dig up with sharpened sticks for 2-3 hours before it gets too hot. They then build a small bonfire and put the tubers directly in the... (more)

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by 3509 · about 23 hours ago

Since Boyd Eaton et al, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0002934388901131 following by Cordain it is well known that hunter gatherers typically have or had total cholesterol in the range of 120 to 160. Current paleo followers... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · August 23, 2011 at 6:38 PM

You might want to take a look at Paul Jaminet's series about that very question: http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?p=3919 Really though, it's not "fat" that raises cholesterol out of normal ranges, it's specific fatty acids (myristic, palmitic and... (more)

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by 923 · about 23 hours ago

A recent post by Primal Parent contained a few statements that piqued my interest. "A carnivorous diet makes me rather Vulcan." And: "Weston Price noted repeatedly that primitive peoples did not ???suffer??? from a whole lot of... (more)

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Karin_1 0 · July 30, 2011 at 12:34 AM

All I know is that when I was vegan/vegetarian I was a cranky, constipated bitch most of the times. Now, i'm happier, healthier, enjoying my fat and meat like a crazy person and wishing all to live long and prosper. 'Nuff said :)

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by 90 · about 23 hours ago

Impossible, but here it is, in living color: http://tinyurl.com/stone-age-paleo (1976). We witness as thousands of generations of pure paleo cross ten thousand years of food 'evolution', meet NAD/SAD, and in a nanosecond the victor is declared! So... (more)

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by 10919 · about 23 hours ago

I found this amazing article about a new site that may be "the garden of eden." http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1157784/Do-mysterious-stones-mark-site-Garden-Eden.html Some interesting quotes: "When people make the transition... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · May 27, 2011 at 6:09 PM

Well, it's well known that we started physically deteriorating with the advent of agriculture, but the story of Genesis is interesting if you think about it from a "Paleo" perspective. "Myths" (there's that word again!) have numerous... (more)

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