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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
Waistland by tucsonmike on 16 August 2007 3:32am
This was a new book on weight and fitness. The most interesting part is the fact that the healthiest people (As far as Body Mass Index, cholesterol and blood pressure are concerned) are the San (Bushmen) of the Kalahari. The authors premise is we were in trouble the moment we started growing our food.

There are tradeoffs, so maybe another case of the strongest survive and human beings will evolve again.
Re: Waistland by Spursfan on 16 August 2007 9:44am
We were in trouble the first time we turned cacao into cocoa and then chocolate, Mike!!

Hahahahaha! ;-)

Re: Waistland by kazzzz on 16 August 2007 2:13pm
Did someone mention creme egg???:)
Re: Waistland by geordiegirl on 16 August 2007 4:46pm
What did the Kalahari bushmen actually eat, then, Mike? I seem to remember a quote from Michael P. somewhere saying his cholesterol/blood pressure had lowered since he started exploring in earnest: he reckoned it was to do with lots of time eating not much else but goat and rice. He's always been a slim person it seems.

I'd have thought growing & eating vegetables/fruit was still a healthy option?
Re: Waistland by tucsonmike on 16 August 2007 9:07pm
Oh yes, Anne we were screwed. Blame Cortes for stealing it from Montezuma. (Hell, the Mexicans blame Cortes for just about everything).

I can see a shrink with Karen. When I say bacon, you say creme egg...;)

Fruit and vegetables still work. The Bushmen live on meat, nuts, wild vegetables and fruits.

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