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We can learn a lot about what it takes to maintain a healthy, supple cardiovascular system from traditional, non-westernized people! A 2017 study found that the Tsimane, a group of indigenous forager-horticulturalists of the Bolivian Amazon, are at extremely low risk of developing heart disease. According to the researchers, they have the lowest reported levels of coronary artery disease of any population recorded to date. The results of this study are aligned with those of other studies that have looked into the cardiovascular health of traditional, non-westernized people, and validate the core tenets of the evolutionary health model. (Previous tidbits)
"In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed."
The revolution in genomics is transforming medicine. Among its important contributions is a demonstration – through a greater understanding of the human genome and the microbiome – that evolutionary biology underpins the principles and practice of medicine. Evolutionary medicine provides the unifying framework by which clinical and public health physicians can incorporate genomics into medicine.
- Robert C. Brunham
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Eat seasonally! Many modern humans consume the same diet year-round. This is an evolutionarily novel behavior! The dietary habits of hunter-gatherers, as well as that of wild gorillas, chimpanzees, and many other animals, fluctuate seasonally. This has obvious microbiome-related implications and is something we would be wise to keep in mind when we plan our modern diets. (Previous tips)
In Focus: The western diet and lifestyle and diseases of civilization
This research paper is arguably one of the greatest - if not the greatest - scientific papers on health & nutrition that has ever been published. The authors, who are all leading figures in the scientific section of the evolutionary health movement, look into and explain, from an evolutionary point of view, why so many modern humans are in poor health, as well as what it would take to combat the diseases of civilization. The paper is a must-read for anyone who's interested in health, medicine, and nutrition. (Previous 'In focus')