A pandemic of poor dietary choices has been going on for decades, if not centuries. It probably started with the elite who could eat anything the paupers couldn’t as they were so rich, at the paupers expense. Then marketing bodies representing industry popped up, making outrageous claims that could never be proven. But the words stuck.
Now the marketing bodies of industry have the ear of governments. They heavily influence them, never mind the people. Never mind the resulting poor health across populations.
Let’s start with obvious concerns.
People are obsessed with getting sufficient protein so gobble up animal protein at excessive rates.
There are so many problems with people eating too much protein. The obvious ones include:
- A diet high in animal protein is around 16% +, depending on the amount. Yet humans only need 11% protein. Higher amounts cause every health issue under the sun, including heart issues and cancer, the top two leading causes of death in the ‘developed’ world.
- Animal protein contain high levels of fat, even in the leaner cuts. The human digestive track is not designed to digest and utilise these high levels.
- True meat eaters (carnivores) always eat the bones that accompany meat. Meat needs the macro minerals found in bones to digest. Without this, these minerals are leached from the body (the bones, teeth) to digest it.
When you compare the anatomy of a carnivore with that of a human, the differences are glaringly obvious – the teeth, the saliva, the stomach acid, the length of the intestines, etc.
Humans are not equipped to deal with the high protein diet that comes from consuming animal protein.
Humans are the only species who consume another species milk AND do so long after weaning.
Just that alone should be enough logic to stop.
But no, the marketing industries keeps pounding how how good it is for you. Certainly it does contain calcium, but not in a form humans can digest or utilise. Formula milk for babies has to be processed to make it acceptable and even then it tends to make babies heavy and lethargic.
Human milk and bovine milk have very different properties. Humans take 18 years to physically mature. Cows take a single year. There’s no comparison.
Milk contains hormones to help the baby grow. Lactating cows are pregnant to ensure a continuous flow of milk. Pregnancy creates hormones. The farmer wants to boost the milk production so feeds the herds with synthetic hormones.
The dairy humans consume contains three hormones foreign to their body. Is there any wonder breast, ovarian and testicular cancer is so high?
Poor human health is the result of a pandemic of poor dietary choices.
The pharmaceutical industry rubs its hands in glee as everyone follows along, obediently.
And all this without touching on the problems with junk food and processed food.
Greens and Other Plants
A diet abundant in greens, green leafy veggies such as cabbage, kale, silver beet, collards, spinach, bok choi and the like, come to the rescue.
Greens contain protein, macro minerals, trace elements and more. In a perfect combination for digestion and assimilation for humans. Its greens that allow rhinos, buffalos, elephants to grow to their full adult size in a single year, with their massive bones.
Humans like to consider themselves at the top of the intelligence pile. However, their food choices don’t seem to reflect that.
Good health starts with what we put in our mouths. Instead of dutifully following the ‘norm’, take a moment to reflect on what has become a pandemic of poor dietary choices. If your health suffers from following the norm, how helpful is that?
I challenge anyone with a hormonal issue to stop all animal protein for a month and not see some improvement. Change comes in baby steps and concrete results. And it can e quite quick.
Lifestyle choices, such as diet and health care, heavily influence your level of health. They are your choices and yours alone.