Re: [AAT] Island of The Blue Dolphins Archeology
- Yes, sad.
Our Western diet would have given her also atheromatosis after years
(heart attack, brain attack etc.).
Op 3/11/12 02:33 schreef Heather Twist <HeatherTwist@...>:
>One sad note about the Lone Woman article. She died shortly after eating
>"modern" food, from dysentery. Massive diarrhea is a common issue with
>cultures that first get exposed to European foods. Apparently she really
>loved them, and ate them with gusto, but they made her ill and finally
>killed her. The culprit appears to usually be wheat, which causes a rather
>strong immune reaction in people with certain genes. So she survived all
>those years alone on the island, apparently happy and sociable, foraging
>for food and weapons. But couldn't handle European food.
>On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 2:41 PM, Marc Verhaegen
>> Interesting article, talks about food, cave shelter, survival,
>> Yes, thanks, Gabriel.