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We Weren't Designed To Eat Meat, Here Is Proof

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posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 05:40 PM
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Meat in the Human Diet
Human beings have been consuming meat as part of their diet for most of their existence and will likely continue this behavior until the last living animal is gone from the earth.
However, public awareness of meat-associated health hazards, such as heart attacks, colon cancer, and fatal E. coli bacterial infections, has caused great concern and shifts in many people’s eating habits.
The number of vegetarians has been growing worldwide, especially among better-educated and younger people.
An astonishing contradiction to this trend is today’s most popular weight loss diet – the Atkins Diet – almost entirely meat.


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posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 05:48 PM
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A traditional Arctic Eskimo, living in a subfreezing climate, could expend 6000 calories and more a day just to keep warm and hunt for food. The high-fat animal food sources – fish, walrus, whale, and seal – from his local environment were the most practical means of meeting the demands of those rigorous surroundings. Modern Eskimos living in heated houses and driving around in their climate-controlled SUVs, still consuming a high-meat diet, have become some of the fattest and sickest people on earth. Of course, they now use a “green lure” (a $10 bill) to catch their fish (sandwich).


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posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 05:51 PM
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Two top killers in the U.S. are food based

heart disease and cancer

Food Matters the documentary

www.esoterictube.com...



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 05:54 PM
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Have you ever observed someone purposely favoring these teeth while tearing off a piece of steak or chewing it? Nor have I.
The lower jaw of a meat-eating animal has very little side-to-side motion – it is fixed to open and close, which adds strength and stability to its powerful bite. Like other plant-eating animals our jaw can move forwards and backwards, and side-to-side, as well as open and close, for biting off pieces of plant matter, and then grinding them into smaller pieces with our flat molars. In a failed attempt to chew and swallow pieces of food, usually meat, approximately 4,000 people die each year in the U.S.14 They choke on inadequately masticated chunks that become stuck in their throats. The Heimlich maneuver was specifically designed to save the lives of people dying from these “café coronaries.”14. Our Digestive System Assimilates Plant Foods4,8 From our lips to our anus our digestive system has evolved to efficiently process plant foods. Digestion begins in the mouth with a salivary enzyme, called alpha-amylase (ptyalin), whose sole purpose is to help digest complex carbohydrates found in plant foods into simple sugars. There are no carbohydrates in meats of any kind (except for a smidgen of glycogen), so a true carnivore has no need for this enzyme – their salivary glands do not synthesize alpha amylase.


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posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 05:59 PM
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His Aberrant Behavior Ruins His Potency
Eating meat diminishes sexual performance and masculinity.
The male hormone testosterone that determines sexual development and interest has been found to be 13 % higher in vegans (a strict plant diet – no animal products of any kind) than in meat-eaters.18 Meat-eaters are likely to become impotent because of damage caused to the artery system that supplies their penis with the blood that causes an erection.19 Erectile dysfunction is more often seen in men with elevated cholesterol levels20 and high levels of LDL “bad” cholesterol21– both conditions related to habitual meat-eating.
The greatest threat to a man’s virility is from the high levels of environmental chemicals concentrated in modern meats of all kinds.
These chemicals interfere with the actions of testosterone.
Decreased ejaculate volume, low sperm count, shortened sperm life, poor sperm motility, genetic damage, and infertility result from eating meat with estrogen-like environmental chemicals.22
These chemicals in the meat, eaten by his mother, influence the development of the male fetus, increasing the risk that the baby boy will be born with a smaller penis and testicles, as well as deformity of the penis (hypospadia) and an undescended testicle (cryptorchism).


Tired of hearing from stupid people this is the best information I could find on the subject.



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posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 06:03 PM
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You need to consider ethnicity (cultivation of genes through environment). If you lived in Norway 1000+ years ago, you could not have survived on just plants (as their wasn't a large enough variety to give you sufficient protein, carbs and vitamins). However, if you lived in southeast Asia, you would have TONS of plants (also nuts and legumes), so you would have enough around you to eat a more plant based diet.

Genetics and environment are what dictate how we evolved to eat a certain way. Quit shoving your non-sense down our throats.

PS - I was a Vegan for three years. Now I try to stick to the Paleo Diet (eating what my ancestors ate. Very little grains, legumes, starchy vegetables. Mostly lean meat (poultry, eggs, fish, etc.), no red meat, lots of nuts berries, seeds, etc. I feel MUCH better thank you very much.



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 06:05 PM
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Grains and plants is all any of us eat. I just think they taste better after the Cow or deer ate it and put it on their ribs...



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 06:09 PM
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Genetics and environment are what dictate how we evolved to eat a certain way. Quit shoving your non-sense down our throats.


Arcane, You are reading pal - no body is shoving anything down your throat. Go get a Big Mac and turn the page....

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Humans, like other plant-eating animals, have livers with very limited capacities for cholesterol removal – they can remove only a little more than they make for themselves for their own bodies – and as a result, most people have great difficulty eliminating the extra cholesterol they take in from eating animal products. This apparent “inefficiency” is because humans have evolved on a diet of mostly plant foods (containing no cholesterol), and therefore, they never required a highly efficient cholesterol-eliminating biliary system. The resulting cholesterol buildup, when people eat meat, causes deposits in the arteries (atherosclerosis), in the skin under the eyes (xanthelasma), and in the tendons. Bile supersaturated with cholesterol forms gallstones (over 90% of gallstones are made of cholesterol).



Meateaters: You ever have a gallstone?

You will.

Enjoy your burger.




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posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 06:16 PM
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Eat all of it you can fit in your mouth. Enjoy. Bon apetite!















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posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 06:24 PM
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Originally posted by Danger Girl
reply to post by paul76
 
Our teeth are designes to eat grains and plants. Please review the image in the OP.



The image in the OP thoughtfully excluded omnivores in order to try to make a faux point.

Unlike cows, we have sharp teeth AND blunt teeth. We don't chew cud. We have an intermediate length gut. We also have digestive enzymes specifically for dealing with meat.



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 06:27 PM
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Of course, soy is chock full of pseudo-estrogenic endocrine disruptors, too.

Go have a nice soy burger with some soy milk.



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 06:28 PM
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FYI In case you are still here taking it 'down the throat'...
(your words, not mine)





Any of this sound vaguely familiar?








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posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 06:29 PM
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I cant go back through every post but, cooking food was actually a very important progress for human beings, some say helping us evolve faster as we could now break down the foods faster gaining more energy, becoming better hunters and smarter. The smell of cooked food is indtictively apealing to us.



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 06:32 PM
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Originally posted by Bedlam

Originally posted by Danger Girl
reply to post by paul76
 
Our teeth are designes to eat grains and plants. Please review the image in the OP.



The image in the OP thoughtfully excluded omnivores in order to try to make a faux point.

Unlike cows, we have sharp teeth AND blunt teeth. We don't chew cud. We have an intermediate length gut. We also have digestive enzymes specifically for dealing with meat.


Sorry you think that but you are in fact, wrong!

Just so you have the correct information...




The lower jaw of a meat-eating animal has very little side-to-side motion – it is fixed to open and close, which adds strength and stability to its powerful bite. Like other plant-eating animals our jaw can move forwards and backwards, and side-to-side, as well as open and close, for biting off pieces of plant matter, and then grinding them into smaller pieces with our flat molars. In a failed attempt to chew and swallow pieces of food, usually meat, approximately 4,000 people die each year in the U.S.14 They choke on inadequately masticated chunks that become stuck in their throats. The Heimlich maneuver was specifically designed to save the lives of people dying from these “café coronaries.”14. Our Digestive System Assimilates Plant Foods4,8 From our lips to our anus our digestive system has evolved to efficiently process plant foods. Digestion begins in the mouth with a salivary enzyme, called alpha-amylase (ptyalin), whose sole purpose is to help digest complex carbohydrates found in plant foods into simple sugars. There are no carbohydrates in meats of any kind (except for a smidgen of glycogen), so a true carnivore has no need for this enzyme – their salivary glands do not synthesize alpha amylase. The stomach juices of a meat-eating animal are very concentrated in acid. The purpose of this acid is to efficiently break down the muscle and bone materials swallowed in large quantities into the stomachs of meat-eaters. Digestion of starches, vegetables and fruits is accomplished efficiently with the much lower concentrations of stomach acid found in the stomachs of people, and other plant-eaters. The human intestine is long and coiled, much like that of apes, cows, and horses. This configuration makes digestion slow, allowing time to break down and absorb the nutrients from plant food sources. The intestine of a carnivore, like a cat, is short, straight, and tubular. This allows for very rapid digestion of flesh and excretion of the remnants quickly before they putrefy (rot). There are also marked sacculations (many sac-like enlargements that bulge out along our large intestine), like those found in all apes, which strongly supports the view that we are primarily plant-eating animals. Overall, the intestines of meat-eaters are noticeably simpler than ours. Cholesterol Overwhelms a Plant-eater’s Liver15 Cholesterol is only found in animal foods – no plant contains cholesterol. The liver and biliary system of a meat-eating animal has an unlimited capacity to process and excrete cholesterol from its body – it goes out, in the bile, passing through the bile ducts and gallbladder, into the intestine, and finally, out with the stool. For example, you can feed a dog or cat pure egg yolks all day long and they will easily get rid of all of it and never suffer from a backup of cholesterol. Humans, like other plant-eating animals, have livers with very limited capacities for cholesterol removal – they can remove only a little more than they make for themselves for their own bodies – and as a result, most people have great difficulty eliminating the extra cholesterol they take in from eating animal products. This apparent “inefficiency” is because humans have evolved on a diet of mostly plant foods (containing no cholesterol), and therefore, they never required a highly efficient cholesterol-eliminating biliary system. The resulting cholesterol buildup, when people eat meat, causes deposits in the arteries (atherosclerosis), in the skin under the eyes (xanthelasma), and in the tendons. Bile supersaturated with cholesterol forms gallstones (over 90% of gallstones are made of cholesterol).


www.nealhendrickson.com...



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 06:37 PM
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posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 09:14 PM
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Originally posted by rusethorcain

Sorry you think that but you are in fact, wrong!

Just so you have the correct information...


Quoting the entire thing every time is a bit ridiculous, actually. It isn't going to get your point across any better, it just buries your one line contribution in a half page of vegan samizdat.

So, tell me, if we're like cows, can you digest cellulose? (BZZT!) No, you cannot.

Can you make B12? (BZZT!) No, you cannot.

Do you have pepsin, trypsin, steapsin, carboxypeptidase, and elastases to degrade meat protein? (ding ding ding!) Yes, you do.



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 09:15 PM
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Originally posted by rusethorcain

Originally posted by Bedlam
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Of course, soy is chock full of pseudo-estrogenic endocrine disruptors, too.

Go have a nice soy burger with some soy milk.


I will take my chances on that. I drink SILK all the time so if it is deadly you can kiss my sorry as s goodbye.

Try not to cry.


If you're a woman, it won't have as bad an effect on you as if you were a guy, but you'll tend to get estrogenic cancers more. Like breast cancer. Or cervical cancer.



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 09:47 PM
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The discussion is being limited by semantics. "Designed", "evolved", "natural", etc. etc. are relevant, but missing a main point.

We are designed to procreate. Nothing more. This is why there are dozens if not hundreds of ailments and degradation associated with old age, because evolution only cares about getting us to the point of procreation.

We have equipment for digesting meat, true. While being far from optimized from and designed to consume only meat, we certainly CAN get benefits from eating it.

But this must be thought through carefully. Just because eating a certain kind of food helps you get to the point of being sexually active and thus continuing the species, that is NOT evidence that such a diet is the healthiest for us in the long-term. It just means that it sustains us long enough to have sex.

The same applies to our canines, the enzymes we produce, and other food-specific evolutionary traits - just because we have them it does not mean that they help us or play a role in long-term health.

The ONLY way to determine whether or not a certain food is healthy in the long-term, is to conduct large-scale epidemiological studies. Has this been done? Yes, The China Study is the largest one in existence.

It basically concludes that whole grains & vegetables are strongly associated with a decrease in dozens of health ailments, while animal proteins are strongly associated with an increase in the same health ailments.

It's disputed, but not by anyone of even remotely comparable authority. There are hundreds of small studies done on health effects that show contradictory results, but when you take the inherently-more-accurate largescale studies, with data on over 50,000 people, the results are very clear.

So in conclusion, a vegan diet with B12 supplements is the healthiest. That's what the actual SCIENCE says. If you're genuinely searching for the truth of the matter, then you can't harbor pseudo-logical rationalizations based in a subconscious confirmation bias. (we have canines, therefore we must be meat eaters!)



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posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 11:53 PM
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Time to watch Earthlings if you dare:

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