In the latest project, The Indigenous Lifestyle Program, I am working to bring back the lost tribal wisdom of our ancestors. Back in the day life was simpler, people were healthier, and much happier. Everyone knew their place in society, and was successful at it through mentoring of young people and full inclusion of everyone into tribal society. There was a strong sense of community. Everyone bonded together and helped each other – they had to, their survival depended on it. Food was better for you, there were no pesticides and fertilizers used to grow crops. There was no GMO. All the animals were free range, antibiotic and hormone free, and everything was organic. The food tasted better and was more nutritious. There was significantly less obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and other pestilence that plagues modern mankind.

We lived healthier lifestyles as well. We didn’t sit in chairs all day staring at computer screens. We got up and moved around. Life was physically taxing, we worked hard, every day. Our bodies were tired at the end of the day, and we slept like a baby. We rose with the sun and did it all over again. Our biological and circadian rhythms were natural and in sync with our environment. Life was good.

Modern society definitely has its benefits, it’s not all bad. Today we have an over-abundance of food, clean water, safe living conditions, and medical technology to name just a few of the modern conveniences. However the modern lifestyle comes along with some very dangerous side-effects.

Here is a link to the podcast episode where I introduce the Indigenous Lifestyle Program. Super Smart Guy Episode 7

 

Featured image credit goes to the National Geographic Blog: http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2014/01/11/indigenous-people-their-interface-with-wildlife-an-interview-with-dr-michael-hutchins/