A logical health blueprint

It is increasingly recognized that certain fundamental changes in diet and lifestyle that occurred after humans moved away from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle, are too recent for the human genome to have completely adapted. This mismatch between our ancient physiology and the western diet and lifestyle underlies many so-called diseases of civilization, including coronary heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, autoimmune disease, and osteoporosis, which are rare or virtually absent in hunter–gatherers and other non-westernized populations

When various hunter–gatherer societies where studied they all had the following lifestyle characteristics:

  • Regular sun exposure (except for the Inuit, which have very high dietary intake of vitamin D3)
  • Sleep patterns in synch with the daily variation in light exposure
  • Defined short bursts of stress as opposed to chronic stress
  • Regular physical activity (this was required to obtain food and water, to escape from predators, to build shelters etc.)
  • Lack of exposure to man-made environmental pollutants
  • Fresh unprocessed food.

When you think about it getting healthy does not need to be complicated even though it may be convenient to change old habits what you are aiming for could be quite clear and logical once you give it some thought. I hope you choose to give these concepts some thought when embarking on your next health quest. 

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