From the time humans separated as a species from other primates eight million years ago – until the agricultural revolution 10,000 years ago – grains were not a part of our diet.  The transition from meat eater to grain eater has occurred in a relative instant in time.  Man’s physiology has not changed perceptively in the past ten thousand years, while his diet has changed dramatically.  Our ability to consume, digest, and process grains is extremely limited due to our physiology.  Ninety-five percent of primates (the family to which man belongs) have a single-chambered stomach incapable of digesting a diet consisting of grains in their natural form.

Also, the size ratio of small to large intestine varies a lot from one species to another.  Compared to other primates, humans have a shrunken large intestine and colon.  This inhibits our ability to extract nutrients from calorie-sparse food (grains, leaves, stems, shoots, etc.), making us more dependent upon calorie-dense food such as meat, fruit and nuts.  Our digestive systems are similar the wolf rather than to other primates.

  The  “healthy Pyramid” recommendation: Eat meat sparingly

 Rebuttal: Eat low-fat meat abundantly.  Meat, and other protein, made up an average of 35% of the calories consumed by our ancestors.  Nutritionists today tell us to beware eating red meat.   However, such blanket statements are rarely correct.  Protein is an essential nutrient, needed to build muscle and repair tissue.  Protein also stimulates the release of the hormone, CCK, which signals the brain to shut down the appetite center.  But the meat our ancestors ate averaged 4% fat, not the 35% saturated fats in grain-fed cattle today.  Wild game has between 1/3 and 1/7 the amount of saturated fats as domesticated animals.  And red meats contain substantial quantities of antioxidants to protect against cholesterol.  Free-ranging organically fed cattle, bison, elk, etc., are now available in stores throughout the country.  The lipid profile of free ranging cattle is predominately monosaturated fat (the good fats).  The lip profile of grain-fed cattle is saturated fat (the bad fats).  Free-ranging meats, along with low-fat white meats, can be diet staples.

There are basically three categories of eaters:

  • meat eater
  • vegetarians
  • vegans

Vegetarians have a 9% increased chance for obstreperous and bones fractures than do those who eat meat

Vegans have a 43% higher risk of fractures and osteoporosis than do meat eaters do.

People who recommend not eating meat have no understanding of human evolution.  Doctors have one course in nutrition in their entire scholastic careers.

The Neolithic revolution began 12,000 years ago.  Prior to that, (the Paleolithic period), Men were 6’2” women 5’8”.  There brains were 30% larger than ours. In just 5,000 years, men were 5’8” and women 5’4”.  The brain had shrunk by one-third.

If you can’t afford meat from free ranging animals, then eat fish.

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