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Especially you FReeperettes.
heavy muscle-attachment marks (from heavy labor), degraded joints (same), bone deformation (malnutrition), shorter stature than the older skeletons (poor diet), "starvation rings" - periods of no bone growth (famine or lack of adequate food).
We paid a price for the Neolithic Revolution:
we got high population and civilizations as we know them, but also a near-famine existence for so many for most of recorded history.
Uh, oh. It does not look good for Fruit Loops.
I was very interested in his posts and even made some of the beef jerky recipies in a dehydrator. He was big into making pemmican too if I remember right.
I wasn't able to lost weight on the Atkins diet but I did feel the best I've even felt in recent memory. I know that carbs are pure poison for my body but want the reward of weight loss that goes with the diet. That I could never achieve.
So now I feel like crap and I'm fat : ( WWAAAA...think I'll have another beer.
Just what I've been saying around here, over and over.
Agriculture was not developed because it was easier than hunter gathering, except when attempting to hunt and gather in an overpopulated world.
Technology has always been the art of making more from less--and usually the more is of an poorer quality than the original.
So why do we have teeth designed for a mixed diet, one which is not primarily meat? Our intestines would be shorter too if meat was our predominate food.
"If we examine the fossil record, it suggests that a number of environmental pressures may have forced humans to adopt agriculture, including increases in human population densities and the depletion of easily hunted game."
Certainly increases in population were a consequence of this transition, and not the cause of it. The reason that humans gave up the care-free and easy life of the hunter-gather for the boredom and drudgery of agriculture is that they had discovered brewing and wanted a stesdy source of grains for making beer. The transition is allegorically represented in the Bible by the story of the fall.
17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
The Paleo Diet:
Lose Weight and Get Healthy
by Eating the Food
You Were Designed to Eat
by Loren Cordain
The Evolution Diet:
What and How
We Were Designed to Eat
by Joseph Stephen Breese Morse
Health Secrets of the Stone Age,
by Philip J. Goscienski
The Origin Diet:
How Eating Like Our
Stone Age Ancestors
Will Maximize Your Health
by Elizabeth Somer
Ten Thousand Years from Eden
(The Long Search for
a Personal Nutrition From
our Forest Origins to
the Supermarkets of Today)
by Charles Heizer Wharton
Eat Like a Caveman
to Achieve a Lean, Strong,
by Ray Audette
An old topic from Pharmboy which may be of interest.
For example, I raise ALOT of cacti. And, most come from deserts with minimal nutrients and h2o - this is their natural environment and they do well. However, given more nutrients and more h3o - they do even better (up to a point). The trouble with "more water and nutrients" is that, under those conditions, the cacti thrive - but other plants thrive even more, overtaking the cactus and dominating the biome
The logic of the article precludes interspecies competition".
NOW, I'm doing to eat my fruit loops!