From the fresh new leader of the paleo movement, a guide to returning to the way our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate, moved, and lived in the wild. This is the book that catapults the growing paleo movement into the mainstream.
What do Paleolithic hunter-gatherers, wild gorillas, and six-year-old kids have in common? They teach us about the wild human animal inside all of us.
Blending science, culture, anthropology, and philosophy, John Durant shows readers how to stay healthy and live with purpose in the most alien environment humans have known--the modern world. Going beyond the Paleolithic, Durant takes readers on a thrilling ride: a behind-the-scenes look at how the world's top zoos keep animals healthy in captivity, a private tour of Harvard's prized collection of ancient human fossils, Biblical health secrets, NASA's lessons from failed polar and space expeditions, and how Silicon Valley techies are hacking the human body. More than just food and diet, Durant presents a holistic, habitat-based vision of a healthy lifestyle in the modern world.