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"As soon as his contact with civilization is sufficient to alter his dieting habits - within one generation of the use of these foods deficient in minerals and vitamins, he succumbs to disease very readily and loses all of the unique immunity of the past."

 



Primitive Man - His Food and His Health

Observations of early explorers
Columbus, in his "discovery" of the Western World, was the beginning spark which ignited the interest of all the leading powers. This resulted in a series of expeditions sent forth for the purpose of acquiring these valuable lands, their rich natural resources and wealth. These countries included France, England, Spain, Portugal etc., who in competition with each other, explored North America, the Northlands, Central America, then South America, eventually spreading into Africa, Asia, Australia, the Pacific Islands and the entire world. These expeditions were fully outfitted ships with supplies and crew, containing doctors to see after the health of all. Supplies for trading with the primitive Indians were in the form of white flour, white sugar, canned foods, salt, pepper, spices and other commodities which were exchanged for native furs, foods and other goods.

The accounts of early voyagers, explorers and missionaries are considered together with anthropological studies and knowledge gleaned from various nutritional surveys and medical inspections made in the primitive world. It is drawn from a literary survey of the people of many lands, including all continents and many islands. It covers centuries of time involving observations of racial groups living in the early 16th century to those of the modern day.


Shortlived and diseased - a myth?
The common view, that primitive man is generally short-lived and subject to many diseases is often held by physicians as well as layman, and the general lack of of sanitation, modern treatment, surgery and drugs in the primitive world is thought to prevent maintenance of health at a high physical level. The average nutritionist feels that any race lacking access to the wide variety of foods available, which modern agriculture and transportation now permit, could not be in good health.


Beauty, white teeth, long life
But the facts are known, and they indicate that, when living under near-isolated conditions, apart from civilization and without access to the foods of civilization, primitive man lives in much better physical condition and health than does the usual member of civilized society. When his own nutrition is adequate and complete, as it most often is, his teeth are white without brushing, they are formed in perfect alignment and the dental arch is broad. The face is finely formed, well-set and broad; the body development is also good, free from deformity, and desirably proportioned in beauty and symmetry. The respective members of the racial group reproduce in homogeneity from one generation to the next, with few deviations from the standard anthropological prototype.

Reproductive efficiency permits parturition (birth) with no difficulty and little or no pain. There are no prenatal deformities. Resistance to infectious disease is high, few individuals are sick, and these usually rapidly recovering. The degenerative diseases are rare, even in advanced life, some of them being completely unknown and unheard of by the primitive. Mental complaints are equally rare, and the usual state of happiness and contentment is one scarcely known by civilized man. The duration of life is long, the people being yet strong and vigorous as they pass the three score and ten mark, and living in many cases beyond a century.

These are the characteristics of the finest and healthiest primitive races living under the most ideal climatic and nutritional conditions. Even primitive races less favored by environment have better teeth and skeletal development than civilized man. We note that people living today, under the culture and environment of the Stone Age, have far surpassed civilized man in strength, physical development and immunity to disease. This fact poses an important question to modern medicine and should arouse serious thought and consideration.


Contact with civilization - new diet
The good health of the primitive has been possible only under conditions of relative isolation. As soon as his contact with civilization is sufficient to alter his dieting habits - with the introduction of refined white flour and white sugar, canned food, jams, marmalades, polished rice, etc. - within one generation of their use of these foods deficient in minerals and vitamins, he succumbs to disease very readily and loses all of the unique immunity of the past. The teeth decay; facial forms cease to be uniform; deformities become common; reproductive efficiency is lowered; mental deficiency develops, and the duration of life is sharply lowered.

It is the nutritional habits of primitive man that are responsible for the state of his health, and as long as his native foods remain in use, as important physical changes occur, and the bacterial scourges are absent - even though a complete lack of sanitation would indicate that pathogenic bacteria might be present. When the native foods are displaced for those of modern commerce, the situation changes completely. And the finest sanitation, that the white man can provide, together with the best in medical services, is of no avail in preventing the epidemics that take thousands of lives.


Lessons to learn
What is needed is the proper education of children in healthy nutrition, beginning in grade schools. And for those aspiring to become mothers education in pre-parental, parental nutrition and proper feeding of children. The direction should be in education and prevention, rather than in the treatment of disease symptoms with drugs and surgery, if we are to reverse the increasing of degenerative disease and the progressive deterioration of the human race.

I am presently engaged in putting together the dietary practices of the most magnificently healthful and successful primitive races from all parts of the world - as recorded by both ancient and modern explorers of these primitive cultures, who have accumulated their knowledge over a period of many thousands of years of experience.

Dr. Stanley S. Bass, New York   5/99





Also read:
High-Carbohydrate Problems - Drs. Eades: "For 700,000 years humans ate a diet of mainly meat, fat, nuts, and berries. Eight thousand years ago we learned to farm, and our health declined."

Adventures in Diet - Vilhjalmur Stefansson, 1935: "To the best of my estimate then, I have lived in the Arctic for more than five years exclusively on meat and water. The longer I followed it the better I liked it, ... you never become tired of your food if you have only one thing to eat. "
Also see
Weston A. Price, D.D.S. - The Weston A. Price Foundation
Nasty, Brutish and Short - The Weston A. Price Foundation
The Neglected Nutritional Research of Dr. Weston Price, DDS
Book review - Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston Price
What did Native Texans eat? - the Natural Hygiene Network in Houston

Interview with Dr. Bass:
What is the "Paleolithic Diet"?
The Paleolithic Diet was the diet used by early man for hundreds of thousands of years preceding 10,000 years ago. It is now called the Hunter -Gatherer Diet.
It consisted of a small amount of fruit, mostly berries (in the North), leaves and vegetables, nuts, fish, poultry & meat, occasionally eggs. No grains or legumes were used until appr. 10,000 years ago, when men began to settle in cities, plant crops, grains, legumes, and raise animals for food. From a (hunter-gatherer) diet that was largely raw and based on animal products and vegetables, man changed to a (agricultural) diet that was high in carbs & sugars and cooked foods.
This began a period of degeneration, even though the food was whole, natural and of high quality. As among the ancient Egyptians who were in terrible health (mummies show obesity and diseases). Their diet was based on fresh, organic vegetables and fruits - low-fat, but high in grains.




HOW YOU CAN USE THE ARTICLES:

If you are sick, read:
How Diseases are Cured
The Time-factor in Recovery
How Important is Diagnosis?
How to Live 100 Years
What Symptoms to Expect when Improving Your Diet
My First Water Fast

If you have a hard time changing habits, read:
Causes of Addiction to Habits
The Power of Habit Explained
How to Overcome Temptations

If you are suffering from depression or low energy, read:
Energy, Feeling and Thought
Energy in the Body

If you are trying to overcome an addiction, read:
Causes of Addiction to Habits
The Power of Habit Explained
How to Overcome Temptations
Energy, Feeling and Thought

If you are trying to lose weight, read:
(about low-carb + raw diets as the correct strategy:)

The High-Carbohydrate Diet and Related Health Problems
Insulin's Metabolic Effects (Why eat less carbohydrates?)
How much weight-loss on raw juices vs. fasting?
Preventing Cellulite - the Diet Solution
(about overcoming the physical 'sugar' craving:)
Causes of Addiction to Habits
What Symptoms to Expect when Improving Your Diet
(about the emotional battle:)
Attentive Eating
How to Overcome Temptations
Energy, Feeling and Thought

If you don't want to change your diet, but still become healthier, read:
Sequential Eating
How to Live 100 Years
Energy, Feeling and Thought
Energy in the Body

If you are looking for the ultimate vegetarian diet,
- or have been damaged by veganism - read:

With Three Generations of Vegetarian Hygienists
In Search of the Ultimate Vegetarian Diet
Fruit - Friend or Foe?
The Ideal 100% Raw Diet
Natural Hygiene Vegetarian Diet & Food Plan
Sequential Eating
What Symptoms to Expect when Improving Your Diet

If you are looking for a non-vegetarian diet that will give superior health:
Primitive Man - His Diet and Health
The High-Carbohydrate Diet and Related Health Problems
Insulin's Metabolic Effects (Why eat less carbohydrates?)
New Concepts in Nutrition, Health and Rapid Healing of Illness
Primitive Diet Example
Sequential Eating
What Symptoms to Expect when Improving Your Diet

If you expect or have children, read:
Birth Defects can be Avoided!
What You do when You Vaccinate
How Diseases are Cured

If you want a better sex-life, read:
Energy-Karezza - fascinating & powerful sex
Enjoying Superior Sex Your Entire Life - radio interview
Energy-Karezza book excerpt

If you are new to Natural Hygiene, read:
How Diseases are Cured
The Time-factor in Recovery
How Important is Diagnosis?
My First Water Fast
New Concepts in Nutrition, Health and Rapid Healing of Illness

 
WATCH YOUTUBE INTERVIEWS WITH DR. BASS
"amazing long-lived natural doctor!"



SUPERIOR HEALTH

My First Water Fast
I was startled by the statement that all colds, fevers and influenzas were nature's attempt to free the body of disease. I devised an experiment to test this - click here
Fruit - Friend or Foe?
He lived on nothing but grapes - By the 32nd day, his gum was bleeding - one of his teeth fell out. He exclaimed: My God, I am detoxicating my teeth - click here
Symptoms to Expect when Improving Your Diet
This initial letdown lasts about ten days, and is followed by an increase of strength, a feeling of diminishing stress and greater well-being. - click here
How Diseases are Cured
Dr. Shelton: - It is high time to learn about the causes of disease and of the "complications" that so frequently develop under regular care - click here
The Time-factor in Recovery
Dr. Shelton: - Why do we expect to get well in a hurry of a condition that requires a life-time for its development? - click here
Sequential Eating
Any quick digesting foods must wait till the slowest digesting foods leave the stomach - a process which can take up to 6 or 8 hours. - click here
How Important is Diagnosis?
Once the truth of how to live is understood, the process of illness can be reversed more or less painlessly by intelligent living - click here
How to Live 100 Years
If you follow a minimal diet you can achieve super nutrition. Let's look at Luigi Cornaro, who at age 35 was weak, sick, and dying - click here

EMOTIONS & ENERGY

How to Solve Problems
The following method, ancient in its origin, has been practiced by several civilizations dating back for thousands of years. - click here
Causes of Addiction to Habits
The key which unlocks the mystery of why most habits are difficult to break lies in the understanding of the stimulation and depression mechanism. - click here
How to Overcome Temptations
The very moment an undesirable craving has entered your consciousness, DON'T struggle with it. Absolutely REFUSE to consider its existence - click here
Attentive Eating
A subject which can radically change a person's life in all of its aspects - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. - Attentive eating. - click here
Energy in the Body
The lift we get from drinking coffee, or the expression of strong emotions - is the expenditure of energy, not its accumulation - click here
Energy, Feeling and Thought
The person who feels depressed or negative most of the time is low on the energy level scale and needs to increase rest and sleep - click here
The Energy Principle in Healing - New Concepts
All healing and regeneration is in ratio to the amount of energy which is available - the more energy, the more detoxicating healing - click here

SUPER NUTRITION

Three Generations of Hygienists
These children, the skeletal development wasn't right, the dental arches were not well-formed, teeth came in crowded - click here
In Search of the Ultimate Diet
I put a group of mice on a fruitarian diet. But they didn't seem to be eating very much fruit, and they certainly weren't crazy about it - click here
The Ideal 100% Raw Diet
My aim here was to try to find a diet of 100% raw foods that mice and equally humans could live on, with all the factors needed for excellent health - click here
Vegetarian Diet & Food Plan
Dr. Cursio: - it represents more than 55 years of this brilliant nutritionist's experience as one of the greatest teachers in the field of Natural Hygiene - click here
Vegan rats die early & have low energy
When the vegetarian male died it was 22.8 months old. The omnivorous male had accomplished the same amount of work when it was but 6.9 months old. click here

SUPER NUTRITION - NON-VEGETARIAN

Primitive Man - His Diet and Health
The duration of life is long, the people being yet strong and vigorous as they pass the three score and ten mark, and living in many cases beyond a century. click here
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Adventures in Diet
I have lived in the Arctic for more than five years exclusively on meat and water ... I tried the rotten fish one day, and liked it better than my first taste of Camembert. During the next weeks I became fond of rotten fish. click here
Aajonus: Primitive Diet Example
After 12 years eating raw meat and never having had any more than a little diarrhea, I learned to relax and not fear raw foodborne bacteria and parasites. click here
Dr. Shelton: How Much Protein?
There is a delicate balance between carbohydrates and proteins, to which we have to conform - disease and degeneration resulting from failure to conform. click here
Drs. Eades: High-Carbohydrate Problems
An anthropologist examining skeletal remains of early man can tell immediately whether the bones and teeth belonged to a hunter-gatherer (mainly protein eater) or a farmer (mainly carbohydrate eater)..." click here
Dr. Rosedale: Insulin's Metabolic Effects
The actual rate of aging can be modulated by insulin... We should be living to be 130, 140 years old routinely. click here  
Insulin's Crucial Role: insulin article 2   What is mTor? insulin article 3
Cancer & The Warburg Effect
The theory is simple: If most aggressive cancers rely on the fermentation of sugar for growing and dividing, then take away the sugar and they should stop spreading. click here
Swami Narayanananda: Food And Drink
Many sects and people have very crude ideas about food and drink. In India, some narrow-minded and bigoted people have much hatred for non-vegetarian diet. click here

SPIRITUALITY

The Ten Health Commandments
Thou shalt lift thyself up through obedience to all of Nature's laws, and help thy brother to attain the same. click here
The Truth Behind All Religion
God is not punishing us with illness and disease. Our suffering is due to our ignorance of food's relation to health and happiness. click here
Practicing with Certainty
People who are told they have emotional problems are suffering from thinking problems. Their emotions are working fine. click here
Vivekananda: Man's True Spiritual Nature
Let positive, strong, helpful thought enter into their brains from very childhood. Lay yourselves open to these thoughts, and not to weakening and paralysing ones. click here

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