Maintenance of the appropriate body temperature by dieting like our ancestors
Hunters and gatherers were named after their dietary practices.Our early ancestors lived off of what they could hunt and gather. Animal protein, though more of an exception, was part of the diet. It also included many foods that would be considered exotically Asian today: grasshoppers, maggots, snakes, insects and the like. Animal proteins provide nutrients that keep us warm. While many gathered plants – leaves and fruit vegetables – have a cleansing and cooling effect, animal proteins are concentrated, constructive and warming foods. Many people from my generation still remember that chicken soups, bone soups or beef bouillon were used as a form of “medicine” against colds. I wrote about a species-appropriate diet for us as humans in ”Die Säure des Lebens“. A person, who is cold and does not adhere to the natural way hunters and gatherers provided themselves with nutrients, will have difficulty maintaining an appropriate body temperature.
Excerpt from the book “Uwe Karstädt: 98.6° F – Ideal Body Temperature”
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