We all know that people are omnivores.
Out of necessity. Like most other omnivores.
The main difference between us and, say, bears, is that bears are carnivorous creatures who also eat a range of plant foods in order to survive.
We are the other way around. We are herbivorous creatures who learned to eat animal products so that we did not starve to death.
Not without a price, though.
And the price we pay is our health.
The industrial devolution of our health
People are like grass. We are able to survive on every corner of the planet.
And until recently, surviving was the life purpose for everyone – to procure just enough food and continue living.
Food was and should be at a premium.
And the least abundant of all foods are animal foods. The foods eaten regularly only by those rich enough to buy them.
The rest 99% of humanity ate little food, mostly plants.
Up until a century ago.
Following the rise industrial revolution, we began to produce animal products cheaply enough so that everybody could afford them.
And who did not want to eat the rich foods of kings and queens?
With the rising popularity of animal foods and processed foods, suddenly people started to suffer from obesity, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, allergies, autoimmune diseases… Us, personally, included.
Diseases, unheard of by the turn of the 20th century, are destroying the health of millions a century later.
Not because we were meant to suffer.
We are a herbivorous creature that historically ate animals only in rare occasions and in dire need. Now we eat nothing but animal and processed, unnatural foods.
Cats and dogs are carnivorous.
They thrive on meat.
Research from Finland shows that dogs with cancer can reverse their disease when they eat 100% meat diet.
Yet, we feed them grains.
The World Health Organization has classified meat as carcinogenic (i.e. causes cancer) in humans.
Yet, we eat the meat ourselves.
Ironic, is it not?
By some odd turn of events, we feed ourselves and our beloved pets the foods that make us sick.
Meat contributes to the development of all chronic diseases that plague the western (and seem to be invading the eastern) world.
Cholesterol in meat causes strokes and heart attacks. The saturated fats cause type 2 diabetes.
And make us fat and miserable.
Undigested animal proteins putrefy in our guts, contributing to colon cancer.
And animal proteins are hard to digest by humans because we simply lack the stomach acid needed. But in vain effort to digest all that meat, our bodies try to make more acid and that can contribute to the development of acid reflux and esophageal cancer.
The list goes on and on.
Meat was never meant to be a food on which we can thrive. It was a source of calories so that we do not die until we find real, plant food.
We believe that on a deep, subconscious level all of us know that meat cannot be that good.
It’s common to hear people say “I have not been feeling well lately, I might need to cut on meat” in some form or another.
Most of us do not know how. Or feel alone in this and do not have the courage to do so.
We are here to help.
If we know that meat is not the best food for us, dairy is hardly on the radar of most people.
After all, all human babies eat it so it must be good for us.
But it is not!
It’s a highly addictive, calories rich cow secretion that no other grown animal in the world eats.
Neither should we.
The vast majority of people in this world are lactose, i.e. milk, intolerant.
Not because there is something wrong with them but because that is nature telling us we should not touch that thing.
In essence, milk is liquid meat. And cheese is concentrated liquid meat.
The protein and fat in dairy do the same damage as meat’s protein and fat.
And then some.
Undigested casein protein is the main contributor to the development of type 1 diabetes.
Combined with the abundant bovine hormones present in milk, allergies, autoimmune diseases and cancer growth are promoted in the body.
Why is it so?
Cow milk is not human milk.
Cow milk is engineered by nature to propel the growth of a 100 lbs baby calf into a 500-600 lbs cow in a matter of months.
It is meant for an animal that grows quickly!
Humans grow slow!
Cow milk has 4 times the protein, much more saturated fat and much, much more growth hormones than human milk.
And when the calf is grown, it stops drinking milk.
It does not need to grow more.
So, imagine what happens when you drink milk and devour cheese every day…
You grow… fat.
You grow… cancers.
And do not think that milk is good for kids, because they need to grow.
Kids need to grow slowly and develop fully.
Milk and cheese cause havoc to the finely engineered process of human growth.
It’s like revving the engine of a car. It will accelerate faster… probably break sooner.
Eggs must be good, at least eggs…
Well… probably a tiny bit better.
After all, they are not that as rich in potent mamalian hormones as milk and cheese are.
Eggs are rich in saturated fat and animal protein.
So, your growth hormones such as IgF1 spike promoting obesity and cancer.
The saturated fats build up in your arteries to cause heart disease.
They also engulf your cells so that glucose cannot enter them and the result it type 2 diabetes. And obesity. And autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis.
An egg is an unborn chicken. And chickens are meat, which you, be honest with yourself, know is not the best food.
Preposterous Processed foods
Preposterous they are.
“Contrary to nature, contrary to reason” is how a dictionary defines preposterous. “Absurd”!
We could not have described proccessed foods better.
Taking a food, say a grain, and mechanically removing selected parts of it is no what we evolved to eat.
Sure, white flour will taste better than whole grain. Sugar might taste better than beet roots. And olive oil makes food tastier for most people.
Not because these are better for you but because they are unnatural.
No food is so high in calorie density in nature as sugar, white flour, oil.
So our brain resolves that we better eat as much of the stuff as we can because there probably won’t be any tomorrow.
Somewhat like winning the lottery – you better take all the money now as you know that the probability of winning the lottery again is negligible.
Processed foods are like the lottery.
They truly feel like the winning lottery. Dopamine is released into the brain in both cases.
And much like most lottery winners, you probably will be more miserable after winning the jackpot than before.
They key is not to give in and spend your money wisely and conservatively.
Slow and steady.
In case of the human body, slow and steady means avoiding processed foods.
Processed foods basically enter the blood stream all at once. The body does not tolerate that and needs to remove them from the blood… into the fat cells.
You get obese, diabetes type 2 and age faster. Just like spending all the money from the lottery at once.
Eat whole grains, beans, corn, brown rice, potatoes, whole. Steamed or boiled. Add vegetables, fruits and some nuts and seeds as well. That way you get to spend your lottery money wisely and slowly.
Read more on what whole foods are here