Re: [fukuoka_farming] RAW FOODS AND DIET IN GENERAL
>a raw diet doesn't mean much apart that the foods is not cooked .there is
> I have been interested in diet for a while now, and
> what I have noticed about the raw foods debate is that
> people tend to fall into two camps: the ones who
> swear by the benefits of raw foods (and in many cases,
> the benefits are rather miraculous) and those who say
> they began to get sick with various ailments after
> converting to a raw foods diet (such as severe acne
> and chronic fatigue). From my perspective, there are
> no absolutes when it comes to diet.
healthy raw diets and very unhealthy ones , if you are from north america
the trend is toward a very unhealthy way of understanding raw diet , so no
surprise you met those 2 camps , the ones who swear by it are in a honey
moon phase , the other ones are ready for divorce .( fondamentally those 2
camps are 2 phases of the same type of relationship .
I have to agree that a healthy relationship to food is as rare as a
By all Western nutritional
> standards, the people of Ladakh should dying of heartactually more and more research done in western countries shows that the low
> failture, since their diet includes so much fat-ladden
> butter, but they have been surviving - nah flourishing
> - on that diet for centuries.
fat fashion and the push toward vegetable fats had worsen the
carviovascular status of western countries .
the Ladhakh without butter will be in trouble . As you pointed out there is
no mistakes and hazards in any diets established by ancestral wisdom .It
doesn't mean they have the optimum diet necessarry to a human being but at
least with the conditions ( not natural ) they created for themselves they
reached a certain balance in their intake of nutrients .
Instinctive regulation of eating works at his most efficient with
undenatured foods ( as we evolved with them for most of our evolution )but
even when this mechanism get fooled by non original foods (original foods
are foods with which human species evolved ) the body have still ,in his
drive toward homeostasis , the ability to correct intake .
The association of pulses and grains is the most striking exemple .
Despite the fact that humans started to eat thoses in quantity for a very
short time ( 10000 years to be generous ) and were not part of original
foods for our specie or ancestors of our species , agriculturists all over
the world learned to eat them together to obtain a more complete protein as
meats were for us before .
To give you a scale of the time frame of our evolution 10000 years
represent the fith of one percent of the time necessarry for us to depart
from apes ( 5 millions years )
- The tartare and carpaccio taste better already.
On Monday, March 17, 2003, at 04:34 AM, Ingrid Bauer/Jean-Claude Catry
> Even if our digestive tract is the shortest of all primates (it's the
> first time I read that, but you may be right), it is certainly far from
> being as short as in carnivorous species, and also does not have the
> mighty proteases, especially ureases, which carnivores do have !
> yes because we are not designed to be carnivorous and eat freshlly
> meats but we are designed to eat ripen meats on left over of
> kill . this is a process where the proteins are starting to break
> down and
> free amino acids released.we don't need the high acid digestion of
> carnivorous animals .
> the cooking of meats is mimiking this natural predigestion but at the
> expense of creating new compounds that doesn't exist in the meat some
> known to be highlly cancerigenous .
> By experiences of many peoples who are used to eat raw meats , it is
> easiest food to digest, way easier than raw vegetables or nuts and
> .fruits pass quicklly from the stomach to intestine but trigger exces
> insuline secretion and by reaction require eating more shortly after .
> we evolved as scavengers and gatherers of plants .
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