He believes indigineous peoples were healthy because they consumed ethanol, by creating brews that were alcoholic. He also thinks that when this was taken away from native peoples, they died. Does anyone know if there is any truth to this, i know that most cultures including amazonian tribes had created alcohol and drank it regularly. But how important is it to our nutrition?
heres the vid that goes along with it
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on May 17, 2013
at 01:32 AM
Fermented foods are probably pretty healthy, but I like this quote from Melissa McEwen's blog:
"It is a powerful reminder to consider ancient diets holistically, that things were not just consumed for their nutritive value, but for recreational, medicinal, and religious purposes. And possibly some of these substances were "unwise" traditions and may account for some of the diseases found in mummies and skeletal remains if people drank too much or adulterated their beverages with carcinogens and other poisons. Even today, adaptation to alcohol seems uneven and imperfect in humans, as many Asians who experience Alcohol Flush Reaction will attest".
Lots of cool info about historic human and primate consumption of alcohol sources: http://huntgatherlove.com/content/are-liquid-carbohydrates-evolutionarily-novel