|Raramuri/Tarahumara Native American Mexican women with baby, Lake Arareco|
They call themselves the Rarámuri, which loosely translates as "running people," "foot-runner," "swift of foot," or "one who walks well."
|Traditional Raramuri male dress|
They are more famous for their long-distance running and their superior health. They are free of the common health problems of "progress" in modern societies. A National Geographic study (November 2008) states:
"When it comes to the Top 10 health risks facing American men, the Tarahumara are practically immortal: Their incidence rate is at or near zero in just about every category, including diabetes, vascular disease, and colorectal cancer...
|Tarahumaras, 1892 (Lumholtz)|
So what is the Tarahumara story, and what can we learn from them? How can we use their Native American history as an example for our own primal living?
For some they may not be an example of what is considered "primal," but rather they are one of the most evolved we can find in the world today. More: liveprimal.com/2009/07/tarahumara...