reply to post by getreadyalready
As I mentioned, eating meat is entirely possible - sure our enzymes can break some of it down, but by no means is it a complete protein, nor is it
entirely healthy for us to do so. The body has to break animal protein down into amino acids to turn into protein. Our digestive system stomach
acids, intestines, are NOT designed to handle large amounts of meats, and they are less efficient to do so - they were never designed to be taxed by
it. Sure we can survive on it. Can we thrive on it? Studies say no. Eating junk that our bodies weren't designed to process efficiently leads to
a depletion of enzymes, and this leads to disease, which is misdiagnosed in most cases as if it were some event that has to be treated, when the cause
is usually diet, and over a long period of time. Since this is hard to correlate, and people lie about what they eat, and how they eat it, it's
really difficult to convince people. God help you if you mess with someone's perceived diet. Yet things like protein, iron, b12, etc. are spouted
by folks as if meat provides this in a complete and perfect package. Far from it. Many meat eaters are deficient in B-12, but think they are
absorbing it becuase they eat meat. Do you know that B-12 is one of the greatest deficiencies in everyone, regardless of diet? Most people are
suffering from maladies due to a pH problem, mostly caused by a lack of B-12, Vitamin D, Iodine, or Magnesium. And most of these deficiencies are
caused by enzyme issues. How do these enzyme deficiencies start? Diet!! How do you solve them? Diet!
And you can get more than enough protein from a plant based diet - just don't cook it. There are substantial protein stores in many raw foods, more
than enough for our needs.
As for health, wellness, anti-cancer, anti-inflammation, good pH, following a plant based diet is the way to stay healthy. Go ahead and eat meat if
you choose. When you find that you have of the many 'dis-eases' that are all misidentified by our not-so-great medical profession, a profession
filled with money hungry, fat, sick, 'doctors' who are pill pushers, remember that a diet of plant-based foods, lightly prepared, is probably the
answer. Not some pill manufactured by a corporation beholden to shareholders.
I find this whole argument fascinating - here we push these processed crap onto our kids, get them addicted to junk, then hand them off to doctors who
push more junk on them. Then they come down with obesity, illness, and feed them more garbage to try and fix them.
Divesting ourselves of meat, wheat, dairy, refined sugars & salt, processed and cooked foods, GMO, and chemicals (all sorts) is a solid means to
health and even happiness. Health equals wealth. There are plenty of cultural examples where small amounts of animal protein are included in diets
and ill effects are few. You will find that it's probably rural areas where there isn't a lot of processing done - farms and close-to-nature types
of things. Just try and find that now in a supermarket - really can't be done. So you are better off finding alternatives. Then you can bring in
the whole spiritual side of things. The body runs on hormones. Eating meat filled with the hormones of tortured animals does have an effect on the