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Hunter Gatherer Anecdotes

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 11, 2010 at 4:09 AM

Hi Guys!

I am looking for all the hunter gatherer anecdotes of good health, stories, etc that I can get!

I will start:

Weston Price: Nutrition and Physical Degeneration (Native Indians living inside the Rocky Mountain Range in the far North of Canada)

"The condition of the teeth, and the shape of the dental arches and the facial form, were superb. Indeed, in several groups examined not a single tooth was found that had ever been attacked by tooth decay. In an examination of eighty-seven individuals having 2,464 teeth only four teeth were found that had ever been attacked by dental caries. This is equivalent to 0.16 per cent. As we came back to civilization and studied, successively, different groups with increasing amounts of contact with modern civilization, we found dental caries increased progressively, reaching 25.5 per cent of all of the teeth examined at Telegraph Creek, the point of contact with the white man's foods. As we came down the Stikine River to the Alaskan frontier towns, the dental caries problem increased to 40 per cent of all of the teeth."

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on March 11, 2010
at 02:18 PM

Stephan Guyenot covers the Inuit, Kitava, Kuna, Masai, Pima, and Tokelau over on his blog. He usually cites everything, so good place to start.

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