Many people seem to interpret "survival of the fittest" as relating to the fitness studio. While the fittest are simply those who survived. Whether you survive depends on lot on your tribe and only partially on your self, if you do not behave too stupidly.
Frank Forencich speaking at the Ancestral Health Symposium, 2012, explains this social part of health and a full life.
Frank Forencich is blogging at The Exuberant Animal and is a refreshing sound in the paleo world. His posts are thought provoking and well worth reading.
His own description is:
A multi-disciplinary, integrative approach to performance and health. Ideas and resources to reinvigorate your body and your organization.
EatropologyIf you are interested in a more social perspective on health, you may also find the blog Eatropology of Registered Dietitian Adele Hite. She does not believe in one diet that fits all, that includes the recommendations of the US Department of Agriculture.
For the record, I do not pretend to give dietary or medical advice here. Despite any pronouncements I might make, how would I know better than you what you should eat? Your own experiences and a healer you trust are your best guides; learn to listen to and to question them both and don’t be happy with answers that fall short of soothing both the soul and the body.
- The Social Life of Genes at Pacific Standard Magazine by David Dobbs
- A long article on the genetic basis of the relationships between loneliness, poverty, stress and health. Well worth the long read.