Hunter Gatherer Questions
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)
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 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'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?
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)
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)
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)
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?
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)
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)
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)
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)
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?
Hi Guys, I am after the anecdote of Australian Aborigines preference for every organ and entrails of an animal over the muscle meat? It may be from Western Price Thank you.
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)
Hi, help me think this through please :) Randomly select 100 babies born in the USA and watch them grow up into young adulthood, and record all the varying ailments they have such as some having bad feet, or bad shoulders, maybe someone can... (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)
In many body measurments like body mass, cholesterol and blood glucose level the "normal" value has been worked out using modern western populations. In some cases this differs from what appears to be normal in groups still living in more... (more)