Saturday, August 13 • 9:50am - 10:30am
Understanding the Long Body: The Power of Habitat and Tribe in Human Health

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Our common image of the human body as an isolated entity is fundamentally flawed. Superficial appearance suggests an individual organism, but in fact, our bodies are continuous with and dependent upon habitat and tribe. In this presentation, we’ll explore the native, indigenous concept of “the long body,” especially our deep continuity with nature and community. Sadly, the vast majority of modern health, medical and fitness practices are aimed squarely at the short, isolated body. At best, this creates individual health islands that fail to make a real difference in public health. What we need is a bigger, more expansive vision of who we are. This is “Big Picture Paleo.”

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Frank Forencich

BA Stanford, Human Biology, Exuberant Animal
Frank Forencich is an internationally-recognized speaker with thirty years teaching experience in health education, martial art and performance training. He is a regular contributor to Paleo Magazine and has traveled to Africa on several occasions to study human origins and the ancestral... Read More →

Saturday August 13, 2016 9:50am - 10:30am MDT