A Letter From Founder Herbert Salim
Learning about the Hunter Gatherer lifestyle is the simplest way to improve our health.
I used to wonder why becoming overweight is such a common problem in our society. Many of us are constantly battling obesity, along with immune system weaknesses such as flu, cough, sore throat and serious illnesses like cancer, heart disease, diabetes and celiac disease. Before stumbling upon the Hunter Gatherer lifestyle, I had personally experienced constant weight gain over a period of 10 years despite of my best efforts to “eat healthy” and lifting weights regularly.
Hunter Gatherer lifestyle is not another diet fad, but what our ancestors have been practicing for millions of years before the advent of agriculture. During that time they had the best physical condition and health ever possible.
Humans like us have been around for more than 2 million years. Back in the Hunter Gatherer era, our lifestyle was completely different from what we have in the modern world today. Hunting and gathering were the main activities that made us very healthy. We did plenty of low level activities like walking, climbing, foraging and occasional sprinting when we chased animals for dinner or avoided danger. We also had plenty of exposure to sunlight, sleep and play. Our health was robust; we had lean and strong bodies from eating all kinds of wild animals, plenty of various vegetables, some seasonal fruits, nuts, seeds and tubers. We ate plenty of healthy fats as our main fuel, and very limited carbohydrates simply because carbs in the form of grains and legumes were not available in abundance at that time. These are the foods that have been supporting human evolution for millions of years, and make up 99.9% of the genes that has been passed down to us.