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 HISTORY CHRONICLES     (PR = peer-reviewed article)
ARTICLE TITLE OR DESCRIPTION PUBLICATION / AUTHOR(S)
The Kitiva Study - Pacific Islanders PR Read Dr. Lindeberg's summary of his studies/publications on the Kitivas/ Prof. Staffan Lindeberg
Cereal Grains; Humanity's Double Edged Sword PR World Rev Nutr Diet 1999; 84:19-73 / Prof. L. Cordain, Colorado State Univ.
On the Benefits of Ancient Diets Hunter Gatherer Diet on Professor's Website / Prof. Staffan Linderberg, University of Lund, Sweden, M.D., Ph.D.
The western diet and lifestyle and diseases of civilization PR 2011 Excellent and Comprehensive Article / Pedro Carrera-Bastos Maelan Fontes-villalba James H O’Keefe Staffan Lindeberg Loren Cordain
Omega Fats, Innuit, and CVD WholehealthSource, 2010 / Dr. Stephan Guyenet
Who Wants to Be Normal? European Heart Journal / Vol. 26, Issue 24 / Prof. Staffan Lindeberg, M.D. / Univ. of Lund
The Dietary Intake of Wheat and other Cereal Grains and Their Role in Inflammation PR Nutrients Vol. 5/2013 / Karin de Punder & Leo Pruimboom University of Girona / Uni for Life, University of Graz
Minding Your Mitochondria Dr. Terry Wahls at TED VIDEO / Dr. Terry Wahls reversed her full fledged Multiple Sclerosis
Diet, evolution and aging--the pathophysiologic effects of the post-agricultural inversion of the potassium-to-sodium and base-to-chloride ratios in the human diet. Frassetto L, Morris RC Jr, Sellmeyer DE, Todd K, Sebastian A. Source | University of California, San Francisco
Sugar: The Bitter Truth Video by Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology
Cardiovascular Disease: Omega 6 displaces Omega 3 The Problem with too much Omega 6 Fatty Acids in your diet / Video by Prof. Bill Lands / Univ. of Michigan
History of Indigenous Health American Indian Health and Diet Project (AIHDP), History of Indigenous Activity
The Predatory Behavior and Ecology of Wild Chimpanzees Dr. Craig B. Stanford / Department of Anthropology USC
Food Addiction: 70% of Americans are Fat Huffington Post / Dr. Mark Hyman, M.D.
Healthy intakes of n–3 and n–6 fatty acids: estimations considering worldwide diversity American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 83, No. 6, S1483-1493S, June 2006 / Joseph R Hibbeln, Levi RG Nieminen, Tanya L Blasbalg, Jessica A Riggs and William EM Lands
Plant-animal subsistence ratios and macronutrient energy estimations in worldwide hunter-gatherer diets PR

Am J Clin Nutr 2000;71:682–92. / Loren Cordain, Janette Brand Miller, S Boyd Eaton, Neil Mann, Susanne HA Holt, and John D Speth

Age relations of cardiovascular risk factors in a traditional Melanesian society: the Kitava Study Jour. of Amer. Nutrition / Prof. Staffan Lindeberg, et. al
Diabetes Epidemic in Traditional Cultures: Genes? J R Soc Med. 1998 December; 91(12): 622–625 / R Baschetti
Obesity and cardiovascular risk intervention through the ad libitum feeding of traditional Hawaiian diet Amer. Jounal of Clinical Nutrition, vol 53 1991, Dr. T.T. Shintani, et. al
Evolutionary and Historical Changes in Dietary Carbohydrates PR The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol.20, No.2, 1967, p. 108-115 / Dr. John Yudkin, M.D., Ph.D. The first article or book to mention our evolutionary nutrition as having import for human health.(Please email editor if you know of an earlier publication.)
Letter on Corpulence William Banting / Editor's Note: 1863 famous letter originating the "low carb" type diet for weight loss. Since livestock was pastured back then, it was also very, very close to simulating an evolution based, low carb diet. Banting was 66, very overweight for that time period, and lost an average of about a pound a week for a year. Meats were mostly total-pastured at this time, and not grain fed for fattening. This is very important due to the Omega 6 overload in today's grocery store meats and animal products
   
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Editor Notes: History is defined as times with a written record, whereas prehistory is all time before a written record in any given region on the planet. History provides us with written accounts and studies of the remaining hunter and gatherers and remote pastoralist populations on the planet - and their vitality when on their traditional diet. The past 150 years has recorded a huge global increase in consumption of sugars/sugar products, processed grain products, Omega 6 rich animal foods, and processed foods. This has exacerbated the nutritional discordance already so evident when any population adopts a diet rich in the Neolithic foods.

Some articles are relevant in more than one chronicle section (e.g., history and archaeology), and therefore listed in multiple sections.

Another significant historical factor is the more recent "displacing foods of modern commerce", as Dr. Weston Price stated(a dentist turned nutritional anthropologist). Others have termed it "industrial foods" or "modern grocery store foods". Within evolutionary nutrtional theory, this is another milestone where the human diet has become even a level more discordant. The processed foods, and domination of grains, sugars, and fats - has wreaked further havoc with the general population's health.

Ethnography is a historical discipline, often used in anthropology and sociology, that studies cultures (other than your own) by direct observation. Ethnographic studies, especially during the European explorations of the 15th-20th centuries and to present day studies, provide multitudinous examples of indigenous hunters and gatherers without any of the diseases of "civilization". This is true across the globe regardless of the continent/region involved. Vitality and the ubiquitous health of populations, even into old age, are often described. As indigenous groups resort to eating typical European foods - many bad health consequences are progressively recorded.