Bone Health

Bone is one of the strongest materials found in nature. Ounce for ounce, bone is stronger than steel since a bar of steel of comparable size would weigh four or five times as much.

Researchers discovered that the arms and legs of recent modern humans are lightly built compared to modern humans from before the Holocene Epoch, which began about 12,500 years ago. Rather than shifting gradually over time, bone density remained high throughout the history of modern human evolution, until the Neolithic revolution when bone density decreased dramatically.

In other-words, modern human skeletons have a substantially lower density in joints throughout the skeleton than compared to our predecessors, which suggests that this change may have been linked to a reduction in long distance activities, and food habits due to a shift from a hunting and foraging lifestyle, to a sedentary one.

These insights help us understand modern conditions such as osteoporosis, a bone-weakening disorder that may be more prevalent in contemporary populations, due partly to low levels of daily distance walking activity, not enough activities that strengthen muscles, and the modern Western American diet that robs our bodies of vital nutrition.

Activities that put stress on bones can nudge bone-forming cells into action from hanging, pulling, holding, tugging, and pushing on bone that occurs during strength training, as well as weight-bearing aerobic exercises like walking or running. The results are stronger, denser bones and the best part is that most, if not all these strength activities, can be done indoors and outdoors without exercise equipment.

Understanding our skeletal health today points to the importance of daily physical activities, whole food nutrition, sustain sleep, and developing a positive mindset to embrace an active lifestyle.

Nature Got It Right

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What Is Disease

As we look to define “What is Disease,” evolutionary medicine most certainly cannot offer new or better cures for chronic degenerative diseases of the western world, at least in the short term, without understanding that humankind is no longer consuming foods that he/she coevolved to consume, and no longer moving with speed and distance daily stimulating humankind to thrive, free of chronic manmade disease.

By understanding the biological basis of disease, and that our species now lives and consumes foods in an environment that he did not evolve to live in, we can now begin to understand how Nature Got It Right.

By returning to a lifestyle that our spices evolved in, i.e., organic foods, daily long-distance physical activities, sustain sleep from sunrise to sunset, and a motivated, I can do positive mindset, we can use this to our advantage to prevent chronic disease from catching hold of us.

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Nature Got It Right

Positive Mindset

I Think Therefore I Am

Positive thinking means that you approach unpleasantness in a more positive, productive and motivated way. Being positive means the best is going to happen, not the worst.

Positive thinking often starts with self-talk and imagery of something positive, in my case, its looking at pictures of my beautiful parents. Self-talk is the endless stream of unspoken thoughts that run through your head that says, I can, and I will improve my lifestyle –

Wellness Academy Pathways:

Diet – Physical Activity – Restorative Sleep – Positive Mindset

Evolution of Fruits

There is some evidence that some of the fruits we enjoy eating today have been around for tens of thousands of years, in much the same form. For example, archaeologists have uncovered evidence of 780,000-year-old figs at a site in Northern Israel, as well as olives, plums, and pears from the paleolithic era.

But most likely, if someone handed you a fruit from 10,000 years ago, you might be surprised how small and sour the fruit you were tasting was, it would hardly resemble the plump, juicy fruit we enjoy today.

Bananas are believed to have originated up to 10,000 years ago and some scientists believe they may have been one of the world’s first fruit mankind began to manipulate and use for human nutrition. The first bananas are thought to have grown in the region that includes the Malaya Peninsula, Indonesia, the Philippines, and New Guinea.

In Kazakhstan from 30,000 years ago; figs, olives, plums, and pears, many of the fruits of the Paleolithic era were similar in form, but much small and not as sweet to the ones we eat today.

Less than 10% of most Western populations consume adequate levels of whole fruits and dietary fiber. Evidence of the beneficial health effects of consuming adequate levels of whole fruits has been steadily growing, especially regarding their bioactive fiber prebiotic effects, high antioxidant and mineral content which can help improve weight, blood pressure, heart & cognitive health and slow down the aging process.

Nature Got It Right

Grounding & Earthing

Grounding or Earthing is a wellness practice which involves connecting with the earth by being in nature, walking barefoot on natural surfaces like grass, sand, or dirt, and even breathing in the air from forests, and the ocean. The idea is that this connection with the earth can help to reduce inflammation and promote healing.

Multi-disciplinary research has revealed that electrically conductive contact of the human body with the surface of the Earth (grounding or earthing) produces intriguing effects on physiology and health.

Scientific research over more than a decade indicates that your body can be protected and helped when you electrically reconnect to the Earth. That is, when you are grounded. Here are three examples of potential benefits that have been reported:

1). Decreased levels of inflammation and pain, 2). At the ocean, breathing in fresh air encourages respiratory health and can reduce the symptoms of asthma, promote respiratory health, improve allergies, and skin problems, and stimulate the immune system, and 3). research has just started looking at benefits of grounding daily on improve mood, depression, and the development of a positive mindset.

Nature Got It Right

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