"A New Path is a clear and easily understood presentation of a meaningful and nature-connected future. Be prepared for the paradigm shift, as the world feels different after just the first chapter." — Bremen James, farmer/father/forager
A New Path takes a candid look at the contemporary lifeway of humans in an attempt to reinstate our ancestral (read: biological) norms. This book represents a more holistic treatise on human well-being and unquestionably links the present condition to our manner of interaction with the natural world. Through its unique perspective, it stands apart from other books on natural health. This is accomplished through several powerful investigatory methods. One, it avoids creation of yet another fad lifestyle by elucidating our biological norms that have been documented in hunter-gatherers around the world. Written another way, it does not attempt to transcend human biology with novel proposals, but instead acknowledges that all living people belong to a lineage of hunter-gatherers millions of years old, a history that cannot be ignored when considering human wellness today. Two, it clarifies the confusing and often contradictory statements by various health authorities by combining modern scientific study with observations of our wild ancestors (i.e., people who were extremely resilient to chronic disease and depression until disruption of their lifeways), which provides a mechanism of truthing various health assertions. Three, throughout the book, it is recognized that human health is a complex, multifactorial state that is generated through the interaction of many issues. Therefore, rather than simply representing another volume on diet, it also shares evidence-based research and rewilding philosophy on water, medicine, awareness, human domestication, movement, hormesis, community, and ancestral technologies. It also includes a chapter on making conscientious market choices. This book is not about going backward in time, rather it lays out a path forward with the understanding that our recent wild progenitors experienced certain aspects of living that are extremely difficult to replicate in the modern world without guidance. A New Path tackles the mythology that civilization represents humanity’s monumental achievement, instead it suggests that our domestication and concurrent losses of health, awareness, and sovereignty have had profound effects on Homo sapiens. It seeks to both generate awareness and provide actionable items that can reinstate human wildness (for any open-minded human, regardless of where they live).
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The cover features the artwork of scientific illustrator Elizabeth Farnsworth. See more of her work here.
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