Hunter Gatherers

Written By Chiropractic Health and Wellness on December 10, 2012

Some years ago I gained a new perspective on health and the human body that I consider to be a true and stable fact.  Human genetics are substantially unchanged in the past 30,000 to 40,000 years.  This means that you and I are fundamentally the same as our hunter gatherer ancestors who were perfectly evolved for a particular lifestyle that had been very consistent over millennia.  Fast forward to today- our current lifestyle is vastly different than theirs and the mismatch between our lifestyle and our genetics has resulted in a high percentage (60 to 90%) of the chronic degenerative disease that now afflict our species.  The Bottom Line?  If you want to know how to care properly for yourself and how to heal your body look at what your genetics demands.  Eat, move, sleep and think in ways that are consistent with the life ways of your ancestors and you will be healthy. It is a simple way to look at a complex problem.