Do you actually think we've had time, from an evolutionary point of
view, to adapt ourselves, as human beings, to large quantities of meat ?
i end up to0 believe that hominids split off from apes by 1rst leaving the
forest environement ( that require agile climbers to get to the fruits )
adapting to savahna type of vegetation and most likelly on shore of bodies
of water ( the aquatic ape theory) and second feeding on left over of big
carnivorous animals with easy acces with stone tools( 2 ,5 millions years
ago) to bone marrow and brains and mature half dried meats .
this high intake of fats and protein allowed us to developp and sustain our
big brains allowing us in retour to exploit this ecological niche more and
more efficiently ( fire to steal prey from predators then hunting that
started way before paleolithic time when hunting was at its most efficient .
The by product of this high fat intake is that we become dependant on
essential fatty acids and in a ratio that is badly compromised since the
neolithic revolution .
Only for the last 10000 years ago we slowed down our meat intake .
So we have been homnivorous for so long along our evolution that the
question is more have we or not the time to adapt to this new high
carbonhydrate diet that in an extreme way express it self as vegeterianism .
<From a health point of view, would you assume that you and your family
are now in better shape ?
My children and i are the only one eating raw ,my children are more fruit
base than i am and i can see problems relating to that . I personally feel
better than when i was abusing fruits and nuts .I especially resolved a life
long overeating habit .
Only very deficient diets will show on a short term on overall health .It
took years and generations of abuse to show the level of degenerative
diseases of today . I also start with a handicap with 2 hormonals glands
that doesn't function for over 20 years and take artificial hormone
supplementation to just stay alive so i don't expect too much from few years
on a new diet even if i found the original one for human species .
Ingrid could talk to you about her health problem directly related to her
vegetarian and raw vegan past .
< I have no answer. I just know that I, and other people I know, are
<feeling very well on a diet with very small quantities of proteins,
<eating about 5% (sometimes less)of nuts or eggs, no dairy products at
all, and a lot of fruit and vegetables. It is a natural hygiene diet,
which tends to be as much raw as possible (much easier in summer...but I
believe that human beings natural biotopes are in warm countries).>
how long did they do it ? that is the first thing that come to mind !
I have been around this kind of diet for long and have seen lot of problems
appearing after the first few blissfull years .In the long run deficiencies
can occur once the body storage run out ( B12 is a big one )
At this level cooked or raw vegetables based diet do better than raw vegan
based on fruits .
The fact is that even in warm country meats have allways been seek out
The kung peoples being at the extreme low on protein diet among contempory
hunters are spending lot of energy and time ( still 33 percent of their diet
is meat ) to get meat when vegetables sources are easier and abondant .(
they have been pusshed off game abondant land also and to stick to deserts).
also the archeological evidences show a big drop in health , brain size
reduction and level of agressive behavior at the neolithic revolution.