November 8, 2019
Welcome to Ben Greenfield's Weekly Roundup and Cool New Discoveries!
Ben Greenfield's discoveries, from the latest news on the fronts of fitness, nutrition, health, wellness, biohacking and anti-aging research. I also recap my upcoming events and special announcements so you can keep up with giveaways, discounts and more!
New Discoveries Of The Week: Cool New Things I'm Trying, Books I'm Reading, And More!
– Great Book I Just Read About “Returning To Our Roots”
I recently read the book “Primal: Why We Long To Be Wild & Free” by Nate Summers. It was actually quite good, and inspired me to pick up another book about bird language called “What The Robin Knows.” These days, I find my heart increasingly craves nature and wilderness, which, admittedly, is an uphill battle with as much time as I spend on planes and in hotel rooms.
Similar to my friend Daniel Vitalis, I do have a desire going forward to steer my life in the direction of more nature immersion and hunting. Primal addresses how TV survival shows and survival schools are more popular than ever; Paleo diets are proving to be more than just a passing trend; and free-range parenting is gaining steady momentum.
So in an age when living in a modern society often equates to comfort and ease, why is it that we are so interested in these primal aspects of being human when they are no longer really necessary?
Why are we still so fascinated with making fire or stone tools in this social media-driven digital age?
Why are we urging our children to run back out into the wild?
The answer to all of these questions—to why we seek out the natural world—stares us in the mirror every day: We long to fulfill our natural destiny as upright-walking hunter-gatherer-nomads. It’s who we are. This book is a great guide to learn how to begin to pursue “survival” situations to fulfill our deep, soulful longings. Worth a read.
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