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The Nature of Nurture

Can today's lifestyle be made healthier for our offspring?

 

Most of us cannot and don't want to live like our distant forefathers did. But if we are to understand ourselves, we need to know where we are coming from. For that reason it is important to give some thought to how our forefathers lived.

Farming is a relatively recent invention. Before that, we were hunter-gatherers. When we had shelter, it was a tipi, hut or cave.

Studying how our forebears lived with an eye towards family relationships can help us understand what we may be missing in our present situation.

Our instincts exist for good reasons, and knowing how our instincts developed is important now because our changing living conditions have obscured our origins.

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