The title of this post is what I wanted to discuss this time. I have read on many blogs and forums that are frequented by people with less than perfect intelligence that humans are carnivores because they have canine teeth.
First of all, even if humans do have canine teeth that certainly in and of itself doesn't prove that humans are carnivores. It's not a definite proof.
There are lots of animals in nature that have some very threatening looking canine teeth and they do not eat the flesh of animals. There are also many others with big canine teeth that get less than 5% of their calories from flesh of other animals.
To justify eating as much as 65% of your daily intake from the flesh of animals because there are 4 teeth in your mouth that resemble those of carnivores is a bit beyond my ability to understand.
First, let's look at the teeth of a wolf. A wolf is definitely a carnivore. I do not argue with that at all. I have seen them devour an animal after they stalk it and then kill it. They love the scent of a fresh kill and consume the animal's body from head to toe even eating the contents of the bowels and blood vessels.
The picture above is of what the canines of a wolf look like. Do they look like the teeth in most human's mouth? Here is a photo of the teeth of a human.
The canine teeth are the third teeth from the front on either side and on both the top and bottom. Obviously to even the untrained, there is a huge difference between these human canines and the ones of a true carnivore. The human teeth are flat and barely stick out beyond the point where the other teeth stick out to. The wolf teeth stick out a great deal beyond the rest of the teeth.
Here is a picture of a gorilla's canine teeth.
These teeth are much more prolonged than even the wolf's teeth. They stick out way more than a human's teeth or even the wolf's. The gorilla doesn't kill any large animal to eat. In fact other than insects, the gorilla doesn't eat anything from the animal kingdom at all. Maybe they exist to frighten any predators away, but they certainly are not there to hunt and kill prey.
The argument that humans have canine teeth and therefore are carnivores has zero credibility. It is like saying that the moon is made of cheese because it looks yellow. There are lists as long as 150 items that show that a human is not a carnivore and not even an omnivore but I will leave it to the reader to check this out. I might continue on this in another post in the future.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Hasn't everyone heard that? We all need a special diet that is cusomized to our needs. Of course everyone is different. We have different genetic backgrounds and experiences.
There are 4 or 5 blood types in humans. This has already been exploited by authors who write books that describe special diets for each blood type. Cows have about 800 different blood types.
Has anyone seen cows eating anything other than grasses in nature? I'm not talking about a factory farm or feedlot where the animals are crowded in a small area and are fed tons of antibiotics and feed that consists of the leftovers from other industries.
I'm talking about cows on an open field or pasture. They all eat the same thing, grass. Why would humans who have 5 blood types have to each eat a different diet when cows have over 800 and eat the same diet?
Then there are races. We have about 6 or 7 main races such as Caucasians, Asians, Negros, Hispanics, and the American Indians, to name a few. Do these races determine what these people should eat?
Actually these races are geographically from different parts of the world and there are certain foods that seem to be more popular in these parts of the world. This doesn't have any meaning as to what diet these people need to eat to be at their best and to thrive, it's just the diet that the people usually and customarily eat in the part of the world they come from.
Some people believe that a person's diet depends on his or her career. For example a weight lifter needs a different diet than a person who works in an office all day.
Maybe the weight lifter needs more calories overall than a person who sits at a desk all day but the nutrients and the ratios of the macro and micronutrients are the same. The weight lifter will simply eat larger quantities of the same food to thrive and stay in shape and be able to lift weights.
If there are different diets for different people then there would also be different air for different people. Some people would thrive more on air from the stratosphere than from the surface of the earth. Some people would thrive more on air from a congested city than from a pristine forest.
In reality all humans thrive when they get the freshest and cleanest air with the highest proportion of oxygen. This is a fact. It doesn't matter which part of the world they come from nor what their blood type is.
If humans all do the best on the same kind of air they also do best on the same diet. This diet that all humans thrive on is a diet composed of fresh, whole, raw, ripe and organic fruits and vegetables.
Get your diet as close to the human diet as possible and you will exceed even your own expectations on all facets of your life.
Monday, January 2, 2012
Once upon a time everyone on this planet was superfit. In fact if someone wasn't fit they would be left behind when it came to getting their food and eventually they would die.
Imagine a society where everyone, nomatter what their age is, was superfit. They all could just run in a 1/2 mile spurt at full speed whenever they wanted. They could climb trees to reach fruit as high as the branches allow them to go. They could swim across a mile or two river without looking back or stopping.
Not one person was overweight or obese. Every single person even in advanced years was doing a full day of physical work every single day of their life. There was no such thing as a sedentary job or lifestyle.
Unfortunately, especially in the wealthy nations this is not even a distant memory. In fact things have gone full circle and few of the inhabitants of these wealthy countries can even run a few feet.
We have more weight on our bodies then most of the entire population of countries like China and India and yet there are only about 1/3 as many people. Not only have we ignored these warnings, we continue to produce these massive individuals and build the current ones to insane sizes.
Even the people who are employed in professions that used to require a high level of fitness are so out of shape it's shocking that they can even continue to do their daily jobs.
Barely 30 percent of the population paticipates in any sort of regular intense physical activities. Many of these are still overweight as they continue to consume a very poor diet of concentrated and processed junk food as they do their exercise routines.
I can not understand why these people allow themselves to get to the point where they can't walk up one or two stories of stairs. It's quite obvious that they created these conditions themselves and have the power to reverse them. They simply do not have the desire or motivation to reverse them.
If you are fit or even better, superfit, you are one of the lucky 5 to 10 percent of the population. Keep up the good work and be an example of how humans used to all be a long time ago.