Caveman Diet & The Life Span Factor
Written by Thin Thin
True or False? 'Modern Day Man has a longer life span than his/her predecessors'. Actually, that's false.
Modern Day Man has the same life span expectancy as Cave people did BUT with increased medical technology and safer methods of doing things, Modern Day Man lives longer because of these things. If it were possible to go back in time and provide these same niceties to Cave people, they would have the same life span as Modern Day Man.
In other words, our odds of living longer have increased due to technology.
In the days of Cavemen and Cavewomen, if one was lucky enough not to fall ill, or to be injured in an accident (i.e. getting underfoot of an angry dinosaur), and if they had good genes, then they would live exactly the same amount of time as someone in Today's World with those same characteristics.
Unfortunately, the average Joe is under the belief that they will live years longer - that their longevity is now redefined in Today's World. A person's odds of living longer is only because of discoveries that cure prior health threats, or because we now live in a safer world.
Modern Man and Cave person alike, are on a level playing field - it's just that in Today's World, we have so many ways to save life, to prevent death, and methods which make the world a safer place in regards to performing a job or task. To define the world as a 'safer place' is perhaps going a bit over the edge....