Sunday, January 4, 2015
In a world full of billions who consume a diet that consists of both plant and animal products it is difficult to separate what we see and do from what really makes any sense. It can be said that humans were "designed" to drive automobiles or fly in airplanes but if the speaker has any logic, these statements are simply untrue. In fact it is the opposite, automobiles and airplanes were designed to carry humans and not the other way around.
What was the human body designed to consume? Most will say both animals and vegetables. Okay so if we are designed to consume animals then why do we rarely, in fact almost never chase down, kill and consume an animal that we see in nature somewhere? Now I am not talking about the use of a weapon like the hunter who uses a shotgun or a bow and arrow to hunt down an animal but I am talking about using the body parts that we humans were born with.
We live on a planet with thousands of other species of animals and the general rule an observer can see in these animals when still in nature will have everything that they need to find, track down, chase, capture and kill their food on their body. Most of the time they will eat their kill right on the spot that they killed it.
Have you ever watched a cat capture kill and eat a mouse or a rat? They have a sense that drives them to movement, in fact cats do not see colors well but they catch movement very well and will be alerted as soon as some sort of possible prey is moving close by. Suddenly they start to salivate and their tails will prop up. They will accelerate quickly to get to the mouse and then have their paw or teeth on the mouse in seconds. Soon the mouse which is scared for it's life will either try to run or it will try to play dead and stay in one place. The cat is smart enough to know this and will probe the mouse with it's paw to find out if it will take off running. As soon as the motion starts the cat will attack again and will repeat this until either the mouse is dead or close to dead and can't continue trying to escape. Once the mouse is dead the cat will find a quiet location to sit with the mouse and he or she will tear it apart and consume every part of the mouse from the tail to the whiskers on it's face. In fact the cat eats everything, including the stomach contents and the contents of the colon (defecation) of the mouse. He or she eats the claws, the nails, the bones, the hair, the flesh and even the cartilage holding the bones together as well as the tail, ears, eyes, head etc. The cat seems to relish eating the mouse and enjoys every single part.
Humans on the other hand will eat only certain predetermined parts of an animal, such as the muscles of the torso or the leg and then of course these specified parts are almost always cooked and many kinds of flavorings are used to make the flesh of these animals palatable. Few people will just eat a piece of an animal's body without any kind of sauce or at least some salt, pepper, marinade or some other flavoring like garlic, onions, spices and vegetables. Sugar is often used in many recipes to make the flavor more like what our body was really designed for which is fruit. Even the cooking method is there to hide the fact that it is an animal being eaten and to change the flavor. For example many people enjoy grilling animal bodies so there is a black coating on them, which changes the taste of the flesh giving it a smokey flavor. Often the entire piece of flash is hidden in a stew or a curry so that it is totally unseen and is covered by a spicy sauce that hides the fleshy nature of the animal's body.
All species on Earth have all the facilities to track, capture, kill and eat the foods that they were designed to eat. Humans need to create tools to do this and nearly never eat the animal in the form that it was killed in, raw and still covered in skin, fur and with all of the internal organs intact. Humans almost always "clean" their kill by removing the internal organs. These internal organs are not dirt but are parts of the animal and if a human was designed to eat animals they would relish eating these as much as a cat does eating them from a mouse.
Except for one single Youtube video I have seen, I have never seen a human kill and eat an animal with his or her bare hands and teeth. In fact I would be willing to bet that many humans would stop consuming animals if they had no other choice but to chase down their own prey with bare hands and kill it with their teeth and then eat it without any tools whatsoever. We would soon be in a nearly vegetarian world if this ever happened. People just do not have the will or desire to do this in order to eat an animal, they want to eat the select parts that they have been eating in the manner they have been eating it, killed by someone else and prepared to taste in a certain way and look a certain way.
Until I see this as the norm in human populations, I will have to go with logic and not with the numbers as I certainly can not see how animal flesh is a food that a human body was designed for. Further information about this is in the last post where I explained that eating a diet that our body is designed for will not cause harm to our body, this is a big false when it comes to animal flesh and humans, most of the modern diseases are absolutely due to a diet rich in animal flesh and other animal products. The wealthier the country, the more animal products are consumed, the more cases of specific disease are found.
Friday, January 2, 2015
By definition an omnivore is an animal that eats both plants and other animals, which many people, in fact most people will accept this as the category where humans fit in. The reason for this is because when we look around a bit we see humans eating both plants and animals. In that respect I suppose this is true, we humans eat both plants and animals.
If you change the definition of omnivores to the category of eater that has a body that is designed to eat both plants and animals then humans certainly do not fit in that group at all. As I explained in a previous post, we do have so called canine teeth but so do many other animals who do not eat much meat at all, in fact some eat no animal products and have huge canine teeth, which make the rather weak and flat ones in a human mouth look like they are not even canines. Tearing up fruits and vegetables are a much better use for these than tearing into a live animal in order to kill it and consume it. We would have a very difficult time getting through all the bones and tissues in most animals with only our teeth.
Why would we have a body designed perfectly to consume plants but lacks in it's ability to consume animals but still are designed to eat both plants and animals. There is no argument that bears and pigs are omnivores. Ok, maybe some of you will argue this but most people accept these facts. Compare the body of a bear or a pig to a human and we get few similarities. Our digestive tract is way too long. If we are meant to consume meat or animals if I may, then why would we have such a long digestive tract that we find meat putrefies before it is digested. If you don't believe me, then spend some time in a public toilet in a fast food restaurant, or in most any restaurant that serves meat and you'll soon find out. The stench of rotting flesh is in the air as soon as a meat eater sits down for their once a week bowel movement, ok so maybe it's once every 2 or 3 days but I remember when I was consuming animals, I rarely was able to produce a bowel movement more than once every other day.
Then of course there is the rarely mentioned fact that an animal's natural food will not make them sick. In fact a dog or cat can consume meat from freshly killed animals every single day of it's life for every single meal and they do not get heart disease, nor strokes nor any other meat related diseases. Bears and pigs are similar, they can eat lots and lots of meat and still never get health problems.
Why then do humans often get sick from eating meat? If meat is in fact a natural food of humans it should never have any negative effects on a human body, never. If you are not convinced, then I ask the reader to simply do a search with any search engine you please and find all of the studies that support that the cause of many cardiovascular issues in humans is related to the consumption of meat.
Gout is a serious cardiovascular disease that is caused by excess uric acid in the body. Uric acid is created when our body digests purines. Purines are in almost every food, both animal foods and plant foods. The only thing is that "purines from meat and fish clearly increase our risk of gout, while purines from vegetables fail to change our risk". The quoted part is from http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=george&dbid=51 which is scientific factual information about purines.
How is it that our bodies are designed to consume meat (if they are so designed then there should be no problem with eating meat every day or even for every meal) but many people develop gout? No other species of omnivore has ever developed gout or any other food related disease that comes from a food that their body was biologically designed for. I wonder why our designer messed up so badly and made such huge mistakes in our design that we can't even enjoy the food we were designed for?
Oh, I know why, we need to eat meat in moderation. Yes, I have heard that one often, "everything in moderation"...ok yes we need to moderate our food consumption. I'm certain that we as humans are supposed to skip eating every other day so that we can enjoy that delicious animal carcass that we had a couple of days ago. I have never seen a cat or dog take a few days off because it needs to eat in moderation. This is simply craziness, we need to eat every day and the foods that our body was designed to consume will not make us sick, even if we eat it every day and for every meal.