Chances are your ancestors had crashes. Trees fell on them. They got chased over cliffs by big wild animals. They fell off horses.
What’s certain is they didn’t go to the Emergency Room where a highly-trained and experienced doctor set their broken bones, and gave them high-quality painkillers.
In fact, if they got any help at all it was probably from a member of their family or clan.
What they did have going for them was their diet. They were used to eating acorns, dandelion leaves, insects, berries, wild rice, small birds they caught in string traps, fish, seaweed, clams… …this list is a long one. In 2000 BC most of your ancestors were either hunter-gatherers, or small-time farmers who also relied a lot on local fish and game. They ate everything and anything.
And there’s now a diet called the “Hunter-Gatherer” approach to food – suggesting that though we now buy our food at the West Seattle Safeway, we’d be much healthier if we only ate the things our way-back ancestors did.
There’s a certain logic to this. We know that diets offered by, for instance, the Mayo Clinic, remove excess sugar, excess refined starchy foods, and people lose weight and experience less diabetes and heart disease.
Taken to the next stage, some physiologists suggest all immune functions from the blood’s T-Cells to the mysterious workings of every cell’s mitochondria can get jumped-up when people eat only beets, leafs, seaweed, squash, organ meat, salmon, nuts, – and the widest variety possible. Seaweed sorbet anyone? For more ideas on the Hunter-Gatherer Diet, check out John Durant’s website.
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