HIT Rob wrote:
My reading of research has brought me to another conclusion...
What you say isn't your conclusion. Just another written veil to keep you living comfortably.
It is a physiological fact that we are omnivores
All animals are omnivores for survival purposes however what you just said is pure flat earth mentality thinking.
we have evolved the ability to derive nutrients from both many plants and animals.
Yes however the intake of animal products doesn't play well with our biological domestication/inactivity.
Moreover, gorilla's and apes have large stomach's and small brains relative to their size, this was the evolutionary gamble our species took, bigger brains and smaller stomachs resulted in a higher probability of child birth death. But of course it's a gamble that paid off:)
Nice assumptions. If meat and/or fish increases cranial size; why do big cats still have small 350cc cranials?
What led to our big brains in the first place to create the tools?
The experiment at the beginning of this doc show's why a raw food vegan diet is not our natural diet, it also show's how our teeth evolved to better chew meat and fat. (Fat and meat being the preferred source of fuel for most hunter gatherers). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOuv4U7u1j0
It is true that we prefer fat as fuel however whole plant non-oxidized fats are superior when consumed in a non-polluted environment.
And then there's the environment, my natural environment here in the Northern Ireland/UK does not produce large quantities of fruit in the winter or spring, for me to eat large amounts of fruit in those season's they would need to be imported from half way across the world (hardly what you'd call natural) and when it comes to grains (which are processed), they make me and million's of others sick, probably because they contain digestive system disturbing agents. There again, grains were never a staple in the diet until 10,000 years ago, which on an evolutionary scale, is the blink of an eye.
This is true for you and Irish have the smallest cranials of those who live in the north hemisphere. Therefore, those living in those areas aren't a good example of positive evolution growth.
I respect peoples reasons for not consuming meat or animal by-products, whether it be for moral or religious , but to suggest a that a high fruit and grain raw food diet is our "natural" way to eat is just complete and utter nonsense. That is the view of individual that has long closed the ears AND eyes to "nature's infinitely wise guidance", as well as logic and reason.
I agree with everything until the end where you think your previous regurgitation of delusion scientists is even logical.
This whole thread is full of nonsense from both of you.