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by 10294 · September 16, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Anyone who read this book? Children and Nature: Psychological, Sociocultural, and Evolutionary Investigations Sounds promising, but no review yet. The author has some nice essays over here (more)

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queen_of_the_stone_age 0 · January 12, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Haven't read this one but I might give it a go. If you are interested in child-rearing in any way then you really should check out The Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff. It was my 'bible' when my kids were small (they're 18 and 16 now and seem... (more)

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by 777 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

I feel that being out in nature is highly important for physical & mental health, for myself being out in nature is as big a part of paleo/primal lifestyle as the diet itself What do you all do to make sure your getting your dose of fresh... (more)

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AmberKat 0 · April 25, 2013 at 5:26 PM

I love hitting the trail with my dog! She likes to take her time, which always makes me stop and appreciate my surroundings. I love to take some deep breaths, take in the scenery, and sometimes I even pray. So relaxing. I also think gardening... (more)

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by 1781 · September 16, 2014 at 7:38 PM

I was recently asked for evidence beyond blogs or opinion pieces on the problems with omega 3/6 ratios and how important they are. I have read that o3 isn't all that important and supplementing is unnecessary. I have searched Pubmed but nothing... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · February 13, 2012 at 6:52 AM

http://jn.nutrition.org/content/131/4/1125.full The data suggest that the most important aspect of PUFA in the prevention of mammary cancer is the ratio of (n-3) to (n-6) PUFA rather than the absolute concentration of either. Research indicates... (more)

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by 18635 · September 16, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Consider your working within the confines of about an acre. I grew up were we had one acre of manicured lawn and a few acres of woodland. We made trails, hung out, and generally just spent a lot of time in the woods. I've always found our... (more)

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Scrubjay 0 · December 03, 2011 at 9:16 PM

Yes, it's doable with just an acre; I've done it with much less. I used to be a landscaper specializing in 'natural', wildlife-friendly, drought-tolerant landscapes. The woodland part, of course, probably can't be what you had when you were... (more)

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by 1720 · September 16, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Outside = nature, fresh air, enhanced mood, sun (vitamin D3), God's creation, wind, breeze, etc... Inside = house pollens, house toxins, dust, no sun, limited movement, etc... There could be positives and negatives in each, but I'm stating the... (more)

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Christopher 0 · October 31, 2011 at 7:11 PM

I think it comes down to how and where you live rather than indoor or outdoor. If you live outside next to a stagnant pond you might not do as well as indoors in a house built on a mountaintop.

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by 2004 · September 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Last year I stumbled upon this building: From this homepage: http://www.simondale.net/house/index.htm That was before I found out about Paleo - but it is a kind of paleo dream for me to live in a house that is part of the surounding... (more)

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Geoff_ 0 · September 27, 2011 at 6:34 PM

This house is pretty cool. Uses an a sandstone mine from the 1930s http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/la/look/no-really-a-cave-home-087174 (more)

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by 5853 · September 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM

I was for few days in lapland for an interview, its been a long time when i last time hiked there. It always comes like hit to a head. Man isnt the air clean there. And i live in a quite small finnish town which is very clean atleast compared to... (more)

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cliff_1 0 · September 17, 2011 at 11:22 AM

I think its very important. I make a conscious effort to get as much fresh air as I can each day, which is pretty easy for me due to my close proximity to the ocean. It doesn't matter how healthy you eat if you breathe recycled and toxic fumes... (more)

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by 24528 · September 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

I know adrenal fatigue is a controversial topic as to whether it even exists, but I would like to temporarily suspend disbelief on that for this question. We could just be a family of hardcore night owls, but whenever I see a list of the... (more)

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Senneth 0 · July 14, 2011 at 3:59 PM

I interviewed like 5-6 years ago to be a research assistant to a sleep doctor/researcher at the university of utah. He was studying this very issue. His stance was that it was genetic and he was tracing families for their sleep patterns. I don't... (more)

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by 1689 · September 16, 2014 at 7:18 PM

From http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/15/health/15really.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=health : Apparently 20% of modern babies experience 'colic' "When crying lasts for longer than about three hours a day and is not caused by a medical problem",... (more)

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Pieter_D 0 · February 17, 2011 at 9:37 AM

Diet is important, but consider the following quote from Melvin Konner (anthropologist, famous from work with bushmen and work with paleo pioneer Eaton, and husband of the late Marjorie Shostak, anthropologist): Hunter-gatherer childhood was... (more)

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by 450 · September 16, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Is this true? Does sitting in the house all day affect your mental health? It is winter.. and I HATE the cold.

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Helen 0 · February 09, 2011 at 10:36 PM

All I can tell you is that if I stay in the house too much, even in the winter, I get very dulled-out and brain-dead. Getting out into the fresh air feels so good, even though its cold, that I go out anyway...even if I just bundle up and sit on... (more)

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by 10294 · September 16, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Do any of you have any personal anecdotes, or from your children of Nature Deficit Disorder? Any positive changes by being outdoors more often? Any negative changes by moving, ... There is a great website for children called the Children and... (more)

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WayfinderAli 0 · January 18, 2011 at 3:36 AM

My degree is in outdoor recreation. I've worked as a adventure instructor and backcountry guide for several years and will be headed overseas shortly to an awesome outdoor job. When I have to leave an awesome outdoor seasonal job to go back... (more)

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by 3268 · September 16, 2014 at 7:13 PM

There's a bit of a tendency for some of us to romanticize an ancestral notion of "nature" as a sort of harmony, where man flourished in his pure form. This monologue by director Werner Herzog, on "the obscenity of the jungle," reminds us that... (more)

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Fearsclave 0 · May 24, 2010 at 12:37 PM

I think that taking anything a First World urban aesthete says about nature after he's just been massively culture-shocked by being dumped into the Amazon jungle seriously is a risky business. It'll be utterly beyond anything he's ever seen... (more)