Hunter Gatherer Questions
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
a healthy vegan german extreme. he get his cancer away with a raw Ur diet. he studied in libaries in the US. some inperation. http://www.universalsubtitles.org/de/videos/sEE3MxBwN8Wz/en/1415/ (more)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Anything we can glean from archaeology and/or modern hunter-gatherers? Do hunter-gatherer kids wear diapers?
Hunter-gatherers didn't have our diseases of comfort (I prefer the term above diseases of civilisation). But they did have medical problems. Mostly of the kind where our modern doctors are good at (trauma, infections, ...). Although I've read... (more)
I know this (probably) is a hypothetical question, so I expect some hypothetical answers. Which is good, as long as they are sound. Would a real hunter gatherer gain significant weight if there is a long period (let's say 10 years) of real food... (more)
I think there is a difference between the sexes. For women it was normal that they had to be fatter to be fertile and have enough fat to support the pregnancy and breast feeding. And even though breast feeding is said to "suck out" fat from women,... (more)
Has anyone read Caesar's Commentary on the Gallic Wars? His discussions of the (paleo) Germanic tribes is very interesting. Meat? Check. Raw dairy? Check. Cold baths? Check. Plenty of time outdoors? Check. Great physical size, strength, and... (more)
From the Department of "Lighting Up" -- or uh, "Lightening Up": Certainly hunter/gatherers have gathered and smoked tobacco, and even used it as a sacrament. Perhaps smoking large quantities of organic tobacco on special occasions via cigars,... (more)
Do you agree with paleo-censorship?
Fun article about fermented foods in the Arctic circle
Who wants to do Whole30 with me?