If one looks at human teeth, vs. crocodile/shark teeth and cows/deer teeth, humans have teeth for both tearing meat (incisors and canine teeth) and molars (for grinding/mashing). This is an omnivore trait. If we were not, we would not have sharp teeth as they are not needed for processing plants, as well as the anatomical fact we only have one stomach, where herbivores have multiple stomachs (all ruminants/herbivores do) and humans do not.
Iron as found in red meat cannot be adequately supplemented by vitamin pills or plant sources, as well as the need for calcium supplements from lack of Vitamin D in the diet from lack of dairy. There are several other mineral deficiencies that only come about from not eating meat sources (magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, etc.)
I'm sorry, but this is a biological fact, one that I have seen backed up time and again in the medical profession in which I work.
Everything that is found in meat, comes from grain, and vegetables. What the animals consume, is digested into the animals body. That's why grass-fed cow, taste better than one from a factory. Why is that?
So, you're saying. The Japanese, who have lived on the island of Japan, for the past 5,000 years. Have been malnourished? For the better part of 5,000 years, the Japanese people haven't gotten the foods that are needed to survive; meat? The most healthiest nation in history, who had a death-rate of around age 80 - 100. Most women living into their low 100's. The most healthiest women in the world, living at average of 101. Has been malnourished, for over 5,000 years? The island of Japan has no indigenous animals, that were consumed by the Japanese people. They ate grain, beans, fruits, and veggies. And once in a while a fish, for over 5,000 years. The most healthiest people in the world, is malnourished, because they don't eat meat. Well, most of them, today.
Ever since the beginning of the 20th century, their heart disease has been growing. And since the end of 21st century, it skyrocketed. That isn't due to meat, and animal by-products?
According to evolutionary science, our kin is the ape/monkey. Who also processes K9's, but they are used as defensive instruments. The ape, our genetic kin, only eats veggies, and fruit. Evolution, and all it's laziness, why would it give us the ability to eat, consume, and break down meat? For what purpose? An ape, who is two times bigger than the average man, and two, three, four times stronger than the average man doesn't need meat to survive, but evolution saw fit to give us the ability to break it down? An ape, who uses 5x more energy than the average, fit man, as big as one is. In a single day, doesn't need meat, but we do?
Why does meat make us sickly, provoke cancer, and bring out diseases? It breaks down our immune system, and corrodes the arteries. Why is that? If it can't be consumed in large quantities, than how can it be consumed, at all. If we can't be pure carnivores, than how can we eat it all. Every omnivore, in the history of Earth, has had the ability to either live on meat, or everything else. It adapts to a changing environment, in which it lives. A bear, for example, able to eat anything for fish, fruits, and vegetables, for any extended of time. Bears can live on nothing but fruits, and vegetables, until it dies. The same with meat, and there will be no differentiation between the two lives.
But we have to limit it to a moderation? A man. Who admits to being an omnivore, can't sustain a pure meat, and animal by-product diet for more than, what? 20, 30 years? Less? 15? But we have to limit it to a moderation? Why is that? Why can an animal, an omnivore, and any omnivore can do this. Can live on any type of diet, for an extended amount of time. And die without many health problems. But, man. Can only live a maximum of, maybe 20 years on a pure animal, and by-product diet? The average age for the male human is 76 years.
Look at any omnivore, or carnivore. They're predators. They have claws, sharp teeth, strength. Humans have none of that. Try wrestling an elk, and see how it works out. Lol. We can barely bite off a slice of steak with our bare teeth, let alone a piece of hide from an animal. We need tools to kill, and butcher an animal. Have you tried biting into a piece of meat with your teeth? I have. The majority of the action isn't coming from your K9's, but the friction of your Central Incisors.
And biologically? Dr. Esselstyn is the top Biochemist in the world. And he's the creator, and promoter of his very own plan. A top surgeon, scientist: biochemist, and doctor in his respected field.
Go back, and watch his video; seminar, on his healthy-living, and conditioning. The second video, I believe. The man is 81 years old, and he looks healthier than a horse. No meat, by-products, oils, candy. Pure organic, for the better part of 30 years. He looks better, and more healthier than most of the people I go to school with. The skinny people, who 'look', healthy. But their faces show it. Sickly, and tired. You know I was on the omnivore diet, up until the middle of my 19th Birthday. A year later.
I did my calisthenics workout, and ran, while I was still eating steaks, and pork. I got ripped, during the good part of about 5 months.
Talking here, today. Working out for the past month. I have never felt better. My dad had, sort-of convinced me. It was always kind of common-since for me. I just never gave it much thought.
From the ages 1-5, I hated meat. I refused to eat it. It enjoyed vegetables, and fruit. And I believe that children are closer to their inner-being, than anyone else. Spiritually, and thoughtfully. We were not made to eat meat. And I truly believe that.
We have been force-fed lies about what is actually good for us to eat. Just like we have been lied to ever since the beginning of man. Why reform a multi-billion dollar industry, just so that people can live a healthy lifestyle? The healthcare, food, and dietary society isn't, and will never tell you the truth about dietary restrictions. Because they're making billions of dollars from it. Hundreds, of billions, of dollars. And I'm not going to support them. They're getting rich on a sham, a scam, unfounded research, with no ground. And any research that they had made, was marked over. They don't want you to know the truth. Even, then. It might not even matter. 99% of those who eat their products, are addicted.
Look at the French, when Germany had occupied their country, they took away all their cattle. They had to live on organic products for the entire occupation of their country, 5 years. Their heart-disease, and heart attacks decreased drastically.
So, a food that we're meant to eat, but is addicting to the human body? Meat is a very product. Ask anyone, ask them to survive without meat for a month, and see what they say, or do. Most people wouldn't try it. 99% of those people who tried, would quit. So, meat. That we're designed to eat. Is addicting to the human condition. If you can't unhook yourself, from something that you're consuming into your body; than how could it be good for you? Something's wrong with that.
After Germany's occupation of France, the French got their cattle back, and their heart-disease, and heart attacks skyrocketed, by at least 30% in less than a year. This wasn't McDonalds, or fast food, either. These were farms, and farmers. 'Whole-hearty cattle, and dairy-products'. Straight from the ranch.
My father has been eating meat, for what? Let's see, about 57 years. He's 59. He's been told his whole life that animal products were good for him, he went into the Navy, and gained 30lbs, meat. And he's just recently coming to terms, that it was bullshit. Actually coming to terms. Within the last year. Lied to. For over 50 years.
There is no credential evidence to support we need meat, or animal by-products in any shape, or form. It's bull. Backed up by a hundred billion-dollar industry. Sheep's led to slaughter.
I've lived on a sail boat for, most of my life. You know what I see? Fat, old, men. And wrinkly old broads, with dry skin. For the past decade. You know what they're eating? Out on their outside BBQ's, and stoves. Meat. And they're all fat. I've seen maybe a few healthy, fit couples.
And then look over at Japan; 95% skinny, healthy, slim, defined. Grains, beans, fruits, and vegetables.
Who am I to believe? The slim, Japanese male man, who's lived 70 years on grains, beans, fruits, and vegetables.
Or the fat 70 year-old American, with a beer-gut, flipping a juicy paddy.
There's no other way to look around. And Japan is the greatest example that I can give, given their history, and culture. 5,000 years, without as a single piece of meat from a land animal, because there are no ingenious species on the island, that the Japanese could eat. They survived purely on a grain, and plant-based diet. For 5,000 years. The most healthiest people, culture, and land known to history. Japanese men outlive the average American, by an average of 12 years! And people want to say they're malnourished? I can't buy into it.
There's autopsy's, and surgeries that show you what meat is doing to the body. And it isn't healthy. Even in 'moderation'. Your first hamburger is the beginning of heart-disease. Plaque is already lining the arteries.
If we needed it, than why is it harming us.
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