Side note: I am intrigued that people from Ireland, the Czech Republic and Venezuela – among others – have read my blog. Thank you. As my middle grandson frankly tells me, I go on tangents. Hope somewhere along the line a little truth comes through – and maybe for me, also.
Want to jog, will see how it goes a little later this morning:
10:00 or so: did 3.31 miles in 58-59 minutes. I played with my watch to see my stride length in the first mile and then did not get it turned on again. Documented mile splits are: 17:23, 17:31, 18:25. Not as good as last week, not as bad as mid week. My stride the first mile was 0.54 meters, pretty short. In the end, I just decided there was no reason to push on and stopped. My HR got to 116, still within training limits, so that is an improvement over mid, and early week.
Old timey Harvard article about Esquimo teeth. Esquimos are meat eaters, especially then and had wonderful teeth according this article from 1929.
What did primitive people eat? News Article about finding some drawings that could be Paleolithic or 2.6 million years old. Even if much younger, it shows one of two things: either mankind has had the violent hobby of hunting for a long time or mankind has chosen to eat meat for a long time.
Also from the post some interesting thoughts on mankind’s awareness of sounds:
“They found that the most acoustically resonant place in a cave – where sounds linger or reverberate the most – was often the place where Paleolithic paintings were located.
And when the most-resonant spot was located in a very narrow passageway too difficult for painting, red marks are often found, as if they had been marked for their acoustic qualities.
This correlation of paintings and music provides ‘the best evidence for the ritualistic meanings of the paintings and of the use of the adorned caves,’ said Iegor Reznikoff, who conducted the research. “
That reminds me of some things I read about caves on Malta which had been shown to have acoustic properties and to have been used by ancient peoples.
And to top it off Chris Kresser discusses the Optimal Human Diet… there is not one. He points out that some populations have a persistent ability to digest milk, others do have more amylase for starch breakdown. Mr Kresser discusses some of the common issues which come up: Evolution – we don’t have sharp teeth, but have evolved other ways to kill; we have a gut designed to absorb rich food (including cooked(!) starches), not to digest plants. And he says: “Understanding ancestral diets and their relationship to the health of hunter–gatherer populations is a good starting place, but on its own, it doesn’t prove that such diets are the best option for modern humans.” And the Biochemical approach – Mr Kresser mostly discusses nutrient density and required micronutrients. He does touch on the lifespans of current Hunter-Gatherer societies, but does not address active sources of inflammation from some plants. Still a pretty good article on some of the concerns when trying to figure the optimal diet and what works for human beings. It ain’t all black and white!
or as I told my grandson: “I think it is a fact that excess carbs are harmful, it is my opinion that a high meat diet is good.”