These three pictures represent three different cultures that all possess one thing in common.
The Tanzania’s Hadza, the Arctic Inuit and the Amish do not suffer from high rates of:
high blood pressure
These cultures have little to no exposure to modern technology and do not base their nutritional needs on food science and research. They do not vaccinate their people nor use pharmaceutical intervention to treat disease. What secrets do these cultures share that safeguard them from the leading diseases that kill hundreds of thousands of Americans and Europeans? They use their environment to sustain their lives and the lives of their families. They share a common goal and work together to help each other survive and thrive. Their source of nutrition is not calculated to balance macronutrients and calorie intake. Their food is used for sustenance and comes from diversified sources within their environments. Their food is “pure.” There are no insecticides, pesticides fungicides, processed foods with artificial coloring and flavoring. There foods are not genetically modified (GMO’s). There diets primarily consist of meats, poultry, fish, eggs, raw dairy, vegetables and fruits. They eat to live and consume available food. They work hard and live active lifestyles. Each member’s tasks satisfy the needs of the family and community. Each culture remains separated from the rest of the world’s societies; happy and satisfied to remain true to themselves and their cultural upbringing. As a result, all three cultures have maintained a better quality of health than the rest of the technological world.
Is the answer to the American and European health dilemma more education? The cultures mentioned in this article are certainly not well versed in nutritional studies and exercise physiology. Their members are active all day long; we sit in cubicles and type on keyboards. They eat what they work to gather; we eat as much as we want whenever we feel like it. They eat foods from the trees and bushes and wildlife they hunt; 60-70% of our diet comes from processed foods loaded with toxic substances that slowly poison our bodies.
Although I believe education is beneficial, the answer will not be found in science and research. These cultures have already produced the answers. We are simply unwilling to face reality and accept responsibility for our lifestyles while proudly boasting of our rights and freedoms. Our arrogance blinds us to our ignorance as we follow this self destructive path. Ultimately and ironically, our bodies become the SOURCE OF FOOD for disease. Our weakened cannibalized bodies finally submit to this process and we die (typically from one of the conditions mentioned above.)
We can change this outcome. We can open our eyes and commit ourselves to living healthier lives. We don’t have to wait for pain and suffering or a doctor to tell us we have a disease before correcting this attitude and behavior. I implore you to learn from these cultures. You have opportunities they will never be exposed to yet they will live healthier happier lives if you don’t make the changes needed for quality health. These include:
quality food selections
social interaction (family, religious, business, etc…)
nervous system maintenance (promoting proper spinal nerve communication for all systems in the body.)
Why not make 2016 the year of change. Don’t you deserve to be healthy and happy?