, including the devastating number of cancer deathsBy understanding how cavemen and hunter gathers lived, we can get a good idea of why our modern lifestyles are causing modern diseases and preventable deaths.
Natural Medicine History
To fully understand why our modern disease prone lifestyles and the global healthcare systems have failed us so badly; causing so much disease and death, we need to look into the history of how humans survived millions of years, most of those years without and medical care as we know it today.
"Natural Health" Evolution
2.5 Million years ago up to 1900 AD
It is important to understand that "modern medicine", based on toxic chemical prescription drugs that are often called "western medicine", "conventional medicine", or "Rockefeller medicine"; only came into existence in the early 1900's. In the evolution of healthy lifestyles and medicine this is like "one second" in a year.
To fully understand how non-toxic natural lifestyles and natural medicine, in later years; enabled mankind to evolve and survive for millions of years with very little of the modern lifestyle diseases or deaths that we are currently experiencing: we need to look at their lifestyles and what they ate.
The Stone Age -2.5 million years ago up to 80,000 years ago.
During this time Stone Age cavemen lived off the land, hunting, catching and eating wild animals and birds and foraging and eating plants, fruit, berries, nuts, seeds and grassess.
They spent a lot of time in the sun hunting which provided them with adequate Vitamin D which is crucial for ultimate health and wellness.
They walked long distances hunting and finding food which provided the essential exercise they needed for ultimate health and wellness.
Their diet was "high fat - low carb", eating meat and lots of animal fat and protein with limited carbohydrates which contained essential vitamins and minerals.
Feast or Famine. They often went for long periods between meals, but ate big meals when the hunt was successful. This was forced fasting.
Why was this lifestyle so healthy ?
The reason why they were so healthy was a combination of Vitamin D, other vitamins and minerals and lots of good healthy meat and animal fat and limited natural sugar. They were basically living a Ketogenic Lifestyle as we know it today, which meant that their bodies were in a state called ketosis where the body makes ketones from fat in the absence of glucose. (sugar) Remember sugar is cancers preferred fuel. This is an exceptionally healthy condition as ketones are a very efficient fuel that our mitochondria (cell energy source) use to develop energy for every cell. Ketones are far more efficient than glucose (sugar) and don't create as much waste, called free radicals that cause oxidative stress in cells and cause disease, especially cancer.
In addition the forced intermittent fasting is also extremely healthy as it too enables the body to draw on body fats that triggers ketosis and autophagy which is the bodies natural detox system that recycles old and damaged components in every cell of the body, as well is regenerating the immune system which is critical to ultimate health and wellness.
The Hunter Gatherer Age - 80,000 years ago up to 6,000 years ago.
Hunter gatherers lived a very similar, healthy lifestyle as the cavemen, only they were far better equipped with hunting tools and were far more mobile moving to where wild animals and fishing was more abundant.
During this period there were a number of events that had a direct bearing on mankind's health. Some good and some bad. The bad eventually resulted in the need for healthcare practitioners and medicine, about 6,000 years ago.
- Fire Discovered
Between 300,000 and 400,00 years ago various communities around the word discovered and used fire. This was very beneficial as the ashes from the fire were packed with minerals that are essential for good health. Over many years the soil was enriched and plants absorbed the minerals and humans and animals ate the plants and benefitted from these essential minerals.
2. Domestic Farming