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How to Obsess Prudently

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 07, 2012 at 5:16 AM

If your going to obsess, lets at least do it productively.

Obsess on the definition and analysis of health.

Until we can define and present definitive parameters of health we are like a ship that has no map or route.

What is optimal in your reading, studies, or views? How certain are you that our current parameters of health in terms of blood, saliva, hair, or mucous is accurate for optimal for athletic endeavor, fertility, or longevity.

If you are like me I take a lifestyle questionnaire approach to health. I skip all the testing and consider the closer I adhere to HG tribes to indicate improved health based on paleo and evolutionary theory.

Which is more valid...a lifestyle questionaire based on what we know of wild humans and how closely you fit such. OR blood and other fluid analysis that we are not sure about either their meaning or how to rectify. How well could we incorporate both?

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on October 07, 2012
at 06:09 AM

Wild I will define as prior to "discovery" or "intervention" on their normal lifestyle. Of course anything predating the works of this Atlas and Stephenson would contribute, but we would consider anything newer as suspect to erosion by our own cultures.

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on October 07, 2012
at 06:05 AM

Oh, that Atlas tends to have a great deal of data when it comes to HG's. I think its quite relevant.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on October 07, 2012
at 06:04 AM

I'll give you +1 for the first answer and a decent one. I don't actually think that we have "no place" for wild humans in the equation though. There are various sources that indicate such activity. Stephenson is one....as is the Ethnographic Atlas by Dr. George P. Murdock, which Dr. Cordain actually used to decipher much of his macro informaiton. In fact check out here http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2008/08/composition-of-hunter-gatherer-diet.html. Anyhow.....yeah, I'm still drinking :)

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on October 07, 2012
at 05:56 AM

Bleh, several of those got me more than funky.....:)

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on October 07, 2012
at 05:53 AM

mmmmm...anyone drink something called "dirty bastard" by Founders?....Wow, knock you on your ass fo sho ""

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on October 07, 2012
at 05:38 AM

Drunk dialing vs drunk hacking... let's see how you feel in the morning. :)

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on October 07, 2012
at 05:36 AM

If I start looking pretty it is time to stop and call a cab....

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on October 07, 2012
at 05:17 AM

I'm buzzed.....

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on October 07, 2012
at 05:56 AM

An analysis based on contemporary modern humans diet and lifestyle compared to contemporary modern humans who adopt a Paleo or Primal lifestyle. Comparative study of foods in common, foods that differ, point of difference between the two lifestyles and about availability of food sources.
Wild humans have no place in the equation because everything we think wild humans did is speculative and biased. Contemporary wild humans is a heavily weighted term, verging on racism. Aren't we wild enough? Civilization may just be a sham or agreed upon construct in which we all take a part of. Blood and fluid analysis is full of confound in a subjective study.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on October 07, 2012
at 06:05 AM

Oh, that Atlas tends to have a great deal of data when it comes to HG's. I think its quite relevant.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on October 07, 2012
at 06:09 AM

Wild I will define as prior to "discovery" or "intervention" on their normal lifestyle. Of course anything predating the works of this Atlas and Stephenson would contribute, but we would consider anything newer as suspect to erosion by our own cultures.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on October 07, 2012
at 06:04 AM

I'll give you +1 for the first answer and a decent one. I don't actually think that we have "no place" for wild humans in the equation though. There are various sources that indicate such activity. Stephenson is one....as is the Ethnographic Atlas by Dr. George P. Murdock, which Dr. Cordain actually used to decipher much of his macro informaiton. In fact check out here http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2008/08/composition-of-hunter-gatherer-diet.html. Anyhow.....yeah, I'm still drinking :)

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