Re: [pfaf] Re: B12 info. Our physiology, determines what we eat.
- That would explane why my animals are healthier when I don't lock them up
in a sterrill environment! hmmmm, and one of my 4 children is especially
grubby and indistructable. He eats dirt to freek out guests. hmmm, and
goat poop I'm sure.. Ung... Discusting... Thank you sincerely, from
Montana>> But what about chimpanzees, our nearest relative? In one of my
>> previous posts I metioned that they eat animal products only rarely -Who is Ron Paul? http://www.ronpaul2008.com
>> even ants - and that Jane Goodall said that they can go for monoths
>> without having any animal products and show no signs of ill effects.
>> Do they have the same need for B12 as we do and if so how do they
>> obtain it? I have yet to find an answer to this question.
> Elaine, I don't think you are going to like this answer, but other than
> insects, chimps get their B12 from poor hygiene. We (and chimps) have a
> bacteria in our large intestines that manufacture plenty of B12, but it
> is too late in the digestive process to absorb it. However, if your
> hygiene is sufficiently poor, one gets small amounts of fecal bacteria
> in one's food, constantly. It is likely that this was also the primary
> source of B12 for our (pre-human) ancestors, given the fact that we are
> most efficient in B12 uptake if we get small doses frequently.