Do you find yourself considering a change of pace? … seeking a slower way of life? Having been through what I have in my childhood and youth, developed some sense of what is going down in the world. I believe there are many wonderful human beings that are depressed, devastated, and overwhelmed by the crazed society that surrounds them. Their true desire is to live as close to the Nature as possible. Perhaps no one else knows that they feel this way and they tell no one for fear of rejection and ridicule.
So their secret consumes their thoughts and dreams and they continue going through the motions of crazed society, living the way they really want to only in their heads. Sometimes I think I was predestined for a primitive life way. As a youngster I was fascinated with all things I spent long hours exploring the tall grass pastures of our farm, shooting arrows and throwing spears. I was also influenced by gigantic mountains, thick forests, and formations by the nature, flowing streams, rivers, melodious songs by birds chirping.
I was raised in a western Himalayan mountain farming community. As a young boy I was responsible for looking after the cows and Ox’s, flock of Sheep and Goat. I enjoyed being around the animals and thought I would probably farm for a living.
After graduation life changed completely in different direction for over one and half decade and it drifted me to another shore of life style but mountains and serene nature are part of my life journey.
Coming back home
I felt very positive about my decision to leave the material/ civilized way of existence behind. I just wasn’t sure where I would be going to leave it behind. I have called my quest The Journey from civilized chaos to primitive paradise. Food variety is fairly limited in the primitive diet. That does not mean it isn’t a good diet. Studies of pre-contact primitive peoples the world over have found that these “limited” diets meet every body requirement. In the book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, by Weston Price, it was concluded that these primitives had unbelievable endurance, erect postures and cheerful personalities.
They were found to have excellent bone structure and well developed jaw and teeth free from decay. Found no incidence of cancer, ulcers, tuberculosis, heart or kidney disease, high blood pressure, muscular dystrophy or sclerosis or cerebral palsy.
Primitive societies had no psychiatrists, no mental illness, alcoholism or drug addiction. Every baby was nursed by its mother, and there were no neglected children. In other words, physical health went hand in hand with mental and emotional health. Of course we all know too well that the modern diet and lifestyle results in exactly the opposite effects as found in the primitive people. I believe in the saying – Mother earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need but not every man’s greed.
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Live a Natural Lifestyle
- Understand nature’s rhythms and patterns by unplugging modern technology
- Learn primitive techniques of food and clothing
- Engage in activities that bring you in harmony with nature
- Frees the mind of distraction and offers clarity
- Allows for connection to the natural and spiritual world
- Provides anti-bacterial and wound healing properties
- Reduces stress hormone production
- Increases feeling of happiness and creativity
- Lowers heart rate and blood pressure
- Boosts the immune system and accelerates recovery from illness
- Feel a stronger connection to the natural world
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Enhances self awareness
- Reduces age related memory loss
- Generate a feeling of kindness and generosity
- Explore the world within you
Star & Sun Gazing
- Decrease in appetite and weight loss
- Increase in production of seratonin
- Improve eyesight and vision
- Increase energy, vitality, awareness and consciousness
- Decalcify the pineal gland
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GATHERING FROM WILDERNESS & NATURAL FARMING
Primitive sources of food
- Natural farming of heirloom vegetables, fruits, spices & native varieties of grains
- Traditional recipes and methods of cooking
- Human powered techniques of grain processing for oils and soaps
- Foraging in the wilderness for edible plants
- Engaging in techniques, activities while experiencing and interacting with nature
- Rich source of protein.
- Gluten-free,Phytonutrients:fight off inflammation,high blood pressure,and may prevent certain cancers.
- Vitamins and minerals:rich source of calcium,magnesium and copper,vitamins-A,C,K and B.
- Lowers cholesterol level
- Increases weight loss
- Gluten free and high in many minerals
- Contains many essential vitamins
- High fiber count
- High in antioxidants and pottasium
- High water content and very hydrating
- Promotes eye, skin and gut health
- Low in calories
- Known to protect the liver
- Low calorie count
- Contains carbohydrates, fiber and antioxidents
- Contains protein and negligible fat
- Contains vitamins and minerals
- Contains high value of fiber and carbohydrates
- Contains high values of vitamin A, C, E, B6
- High mineral content
- Contains nutrients
- Reduces inflammation
- Used to treat Hay Fever
- Lowers blood pressure
- Controls Blood Sugar levels
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Primitive Types of Fabric
- Learn traditional weaving techniques and pattern making with cotton thread
- Sheep wool and Goat hair used for making mats and bags
- Use fibrous leaves and stems of native plants for carpets and bags
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Natural Cures and Remedies
- Explore naturally occurring elements – plant and animal based with medicinal properties
- Learn traditional processing techniques for making medicine
- Understand proportions for medicine and accompanying dietary guidelines