Free E–pub (The Story of the Human Body Evolution Health and Disease) by Daniel E. Lieberman


The Story of the Human Body Evolution Health and Disease

Daniel E. Lieberman ë 5 Summary Free download The Story of the Human Body Evolution Health and Disease æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free On fruit based diet; the rise of hunting and gathering and our superlative endurance athletic abilities; the development of a very large brain; and the incipience of modern cultural abilities He elucidates how cultural evolution differs from biological evolution and how it further transformed our bodies during the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions Lieberman illuminates how these ongoing changes have brought many benefits but also have created novel conditions to which our bodies are not entirely adapted resulting It should be stated from the outset that this is not a self help book but it definitely does raise awareness of some aspects of our modern lives which are silently and steadily harming us Lieberman recognized the root of many of the common chronic non infectious diseases to be evolutionary in nature specifically evolutionary mismatches He persuasively argues that our bodies which are molded and shaped by the adaptive force of natural selection over millions of years are no match for the abrupt changes brought about by our rapid cultural evolution Think of reading these very words Evolutionary speaking it is really weird that a bipedal primate spends hours upon hours seating on a chair and fixating her eyes on a monotonous black and white pattern This is just one of many examples of how so much of our mundane activities are in fact uite bizarre given what we know about human evolution Undoubtedly the propensity for adaptive behaviour is one of the hallmarks of our species It has given us a tremendous selective edge to be creative and resourceful in manipulating our environment to our benefit Lieberman doesn t deny this fact However he believes the extent of which we have changed our environment over just few centuries or indeed the last few decades is unprecedented by any prior technological innovation In other words even though we are a highly resilient and adaptable species maybe this time the changes are just too muchWhat s the solution Throwing away all the comfy technological advances and returning back to the good ol hunting and gathering Certainly not That would be foolish But also treating our bodies as if they have changed profoundly since the time we were hunter gatherers is foolish To be sure we have changed since then as it s evident in some local populations that can break down lactose right into adulthood Unfortunately evolution has not had enough time to deal with many accelerated novel cultural changes Think of the copious amount of sugar abundant processed foods comfortable sneakers eyeglasses elevators cars chairs air conditioning and super markets We are living our lives in an unnaturally prolonged positive energy balance Meaning we eat while doing less The author is nothing if not unambitious Even after we are armed with all these knowledge we still want that damn donut don t we Experiments repeatedly reveal that children and adults instinctively prefer foods that we evolved to crave sweet starchy salty and fatty Also factors like advertising and peer pressure strongly affect our decisions The last chapter s focus is on this problem What do we do with this knowledge How do we change things for the better The author recommends changing the environment itself as the most effectual solution Humans sometimes need to be encouraged and even obliged to act in their own best interest Take for example smoking Of course adults have free will but in the recent decades we have finally recognized it as a public health issue For example we have regulations prohibiting sale to minors The same kind of logic can be applied to the food industry and maybe even to physical education In the end we can t eliminate all the risk factors and live completely tuned in to our evolutionary heritage Even if we did evolution s job is not to keep us in maximum health anyway We probably should find a middle ground between living an austere simple life of our ancestors and a soft indulgent technically enhanced life Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir years are no match for the abrupt changes brought about by our rapid cultural evolution Think of reading these very words Evolutionary speaking it is really weird that a bipedal primate spends hours upon hours seating on a chair and fixating her eyes on a monotonous black and white pattern This is just one of many examples of how so much of our mundane activities are in fact uite bizarre given what we know about human evolution Undoubtedly the propensity for adaptive behaviour is one of the hallmarks of our species It has given us a tremendous selective edge to be creative and resourceful in manipulating our environment to our benefit Lieberman doesn t deny this fact However he believes the extent of which we have changed our environment over just few centuries or indeed the last few decades is unprecedented by any prior technological innovation In other words even though we are a highly resilient and adaptable species maybe this time the changes are just too muchWhat s the solution Throwing away all the comfy technological advances and returning back to the good ol hunting and gathering Certainly not That would be foolish But also treating our bodies as if they have changed profoundly since the time we were hunter gatherers is foolish To be sure we have changed since then as it s evident in some local populations that can break down lactose right into adulthood Unfortunately evolution has not had enough time to deal with many accelerated novel cultural changes Think of the copious amount of sugar abundant processed foods comfortable sneakers eyeglasses elevators cars chairs air conditioning and super markets We are living our lives in an unnaturally prolonged positive energy balance Meaning we eat while doing less The author is nothing if not unambitious Even after we are armed with all these knowledge we still want that damn donut don t we Experiments repeatedly reveal that children and adults instinctively prefer foods that we evolved to crave sweet starchy salty and fatty Also factors like advertising and peer pressure strongly affect our decisions The last chapter s focus is on this problem What do we do with this knowledge How do we change things for the better The author recommends changing the environment itself as the most effectual solution Humans sometimes need to be encouraged and even obliged to act in their own best interest Take for example smoking Of course adults have free will but in the recent decades we have finally recognized it as a public health issue For example we have regulations prohibiting sale to minors The same kind of logic can be applied to the food industry and maybe even to physical education In the end we can t eliminate all the risk factors and live completely tuned in to our evolutionary heritage Even if we did evolution s job is not to keep us in maximum health anyway We probably should find a middle ground between living an austere simple life of our ancestors and a soft indulgent technically enhanced life

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Daniel E. Lieberman ë 5 Summary Free download The Story of the Human Body Evolution Health and Disease æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free A landmark book of popular science a lucid engaging account of how the human body evolved over millions of years and of how the increasing disparity between the jumble of adaptations in our Stone Age bodies and the modern world is fueling the paradox of greater longevity but chronic disease   In a book that illuminates as never before the evolutionary story of the human body Daniel Lieberman deftly examines the major transformations that contributed key adaptations to the body the advent of bipedalism; the shift to a n I was excited to read this book based on a favorable review in the New York Times I studied human evolution in college so I have a high level of familiarity with the subject matter I started the book eagerly and found the first two sections regarding biological and cultural evolution to be interesting if repetitive But the final section seemed to be a massive repetition of the author s theories I had a hard time reading to the end and basically skimmed the final thirdOn a substantive note it bothered me how negative much of the book seems I cannot change the fact that I was born a modern human in the 20th Century and have access to all of modern life s conveniences At the end the author seems optimistic for the future but throughout the rest of the book he seems sorry that we aren t all still living as hunter gatherers It bothers me when anthropologists idealize that way of life as better or valuable than our own I cannot recommend this book to anyone with a working knowledge of human evolution You will be bored and disappointed Popinjay Stairs years and of how the increasing disparity between the jumble of adaptations in our Stone Age bodies and the modern world is fueling the paradox of greater longevity but chronic disease   In a book that illuminates as never before the evolutionary story of the human body Daniel Lieberman deftly examines the major transformations that contributed key adaptations to the body the advent of bipedalism; the shift to a n I was excited to read this book based on a favorable review in the New York Times I studied human evolution in college so I have a high level of familiarity with the subject matter I started the book eagerly and found the first two sections regarding biological and cultural evolution to be interesting if repetitive But the final section seemed to be a massive repetition of the author s theories I had a hard time reading to the end and basically skimmed the final thirdOn a substantive note it bothered me how negative much of the book seems I cannot change the fact that I was born a modern human in the 20th Century and have access to all of modern life s conveniences At the end the author seems optimistic for the future but throughout the rest of the book he seems sorry that we aren t all still living as hunter gatherers It bothers me when anthropologists idealize that way of life as better or valuable than our own I cannot recommend this book to anyone with a working knowledge of human evolution You will be bored and disappointed

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Daniel E. Lieberman ë 5 Summary Free download The Story of the Human Body Evolution Health and Disease æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free In a growing incidence of obesity and new but avoidable diseases including type 2 diabetes He proposes that many of these chronic illnesses persist and in some cases are intensifying because of dysevolution a pernicious dynamic whereby only the symptoms rather than the causes of these maladies are treated And finally provocatively he advocates the use of evolutionary information to help nudge push and sometimes oblige us to create a salubrious environmentWith charts and line drawings throughout From the Hardcover edition This book makes a decisive case that making informed decisions about diet and lifestyle is only possible through the lens of evolutionary history If you want to know where your body comes from you need to understand its evolutionary history Why do humans stand and walk on two legs Why are we weak compared to other animals Why are our legs and feet shaped the way they are Why does our spine have a special S curve All of these uestions can only be answered through an understanding of evolutionNow ask why do people suffer from obesity type 2 diabetes tooth decay metabolic syndrome flat feet nearsightedness lower back pain and sleep disorders Daniel Lieberman argues that these uestions can only be fully answered by understanding the evolutionary history of our species Thus Lieberman argues these disease of affluence are examples of a mismatch disease ie a disease that is primarily caused by our bodies not being sufficiently adapted to novel gene environment contexts We know they re mismatch diseases primarily because they used to be rare and are almost unheard of in hunter gatherer populations Lieberman argues that all of these diseases are in some sense a result of cultural evolution speeding ahead of natural evolution with the result that have humans manufactured a comfy and satisfying environment that is paradoxically unhealthy It turns out that surrounding ourselves with unlimited sources of junk food is a bad idea because humans are programmed to crave food with dense amounts of fat sugar starch and saltLieberman is no luddite and certainly doesn t advocate a return to the caves and giving up on modern science and technology His position is nuanced than many of the extreme black and white positions out there as befitting the complexity of gene environment interaction In many senses the agricultural and industrial revolutions have propelled humans to new heights of health and longevity with modern science curing diseases and fixing people better than ever before At the same time we are living longer but spending many of those years suffering from chronic preventable diseases The paradox of the modern world is reduced mortality but greater morbidity ie living longer but spending of those years with an illness of some sort Lieberman argues that too often the incentives of modern medicine aim at fixing symptoms but not the underlying structural causes the toxically comfortable environments we built for ourselves Wide eyed and Legless Inside the Tour De France A Sportspages Book you want to know where Il rogo di Berlino your body comes from The Nightingale Girls you need to understand its evolutionary history Why do humans stand and walk on two legs Why are we weak compared to other animals Why are our legs and feet shaped the way they are Why does our spine have a special S curve All of these uestions can only be answered through an understanding of evolutionNow ask why do people suffer from obesity type 2 diabetes tooth decay metabolic syndrome flat feet nearsightedness lower back pain and sleep disorders Daniel Lieberman argues that these uestions can only be fully answered by understanding the evolutionary history of our species Thus Lieberman argues these disease of affluence are examples of a mismatch disease ie a disease that is primarily caused by our bodies not being sufficiently adapted to novel gene environment contexts We know they re mismatch diseases primarily because they used to be rare and are almost unheard of in hunter gatherer populations Lieberman argues that all of these diseases are in some sense a result of cultural evolution speeding ahead of natural evolution with the result that have humans manufactured a comfy and satisfying environment that is paradoxically unhealthy It turns out that surrounding ourselves with unlimited sources of junk food is a bad idea because humans are programmed to crave food with dense amounts of fat sugar starch and saltLieberman is no luddite and certainly doesn t advocate a return to the caves and giving up on modern science and technology His position is nuanced than many of the extreme black and white positions out there as befitting the complexity of gene environment interaction In many senses the agricultural and industrial revolutions have propelled humans to new heights of health and longevity with modern science curing diseases and fixing people better than ever before At the same time we are living longer but spending many of those A Certain Je Ne Sais uoi years suffering from chronic preventable diseases The paradox of the modern world is reduced mortality but greater morbidity ie living longer but spending of those Pleins feux sur le tutu years with an illness of some sort Lieberman argues that too often the incentives of modern medicine aim at fixing symptoms but not the underlying structural causes the toxically comfortable environments we built for ourselves

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