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April 22, 2020

It has been a source of immense frustration to me for many years that I can't be a hunter-gatherer.

And it all began with a degree in cultural anthropology. Wading back through the annals of our agrarian past, and studying the marginal hunter-gatherer groups that existed into the 1900s, I had a glimpse of the life humankind evolved to live. Did you know that most hunter-gatherers lived to about 70 years of age, ate approximately 2000 calories of nutrient dense food a day, avoided infectious disease, and worked about 30 hours a week? Not to say this lifestyle didn't have its drawbacks--inter...

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