|I think our biological make up is far from so simplistic that we can say ALL humans are better off not eating animal proteins.
This is a controversial thing to say but... I no longer think this. I used to, very much. In fact there may be posts on MDC of me saying exactly that because I was all about differences and uniqueness etc... because there is so much evidence of it, what makes one person feel good makes another person sick, allergies... etc.
I changed my mind and if you bear with me I'll try to stumble around to explain why.
I keep running up against the same results with people and animals. (I am starting to stretch my healing work to animals, too) It was after making the realisation with animals that had me noticing it with humans.
For example, dogs. Owners of dogs like to tell you that their dog is particularly unique or has preferences ("he won't eat that brand of dog food" and "he can't sleep without his little blue blanket on"), however when it comes to health, they are all identical.
Some owners refuse to buy into this, and because it is fairly irrelevant, I leave it alone. But I can bring any dog back to health using the same treatment and if the owner is willing to follow my suggestions, the dog will not get ill again. Essentially, it is raw meaty bones as the diet and MMS and MSM if acutely or chronically ill. No exceptions.
ALL dogs have better health and longer lives with raw meaty bones as the diet. I expect someone might love to argue this right now on this thread even, because of the idea that "all the same" really seems to chap my culture's arse.
However, when thought about from a natural perspective, it makes sense. They don't eat cooked foods in nature, and wild dogs (such as dingos in my country) don't get cancers and sickly and their teeth are cleaned naturally etc.
I start with animals because it is easier to digest the idea that animals of one species would thrive on the same thing than it is to jump straight to humans. Once we see it in other animals, we can get the light bulb come on ... unless we hold too tight to the idea of "uniquely human", which is bred into us as important to "self".
Yes, gorillas in captivity show differences to wild ones, and to each other... as do dogs, and all animals under "odd" circumstances. Gorillas can be easily turned to carnivores by simply being integrated into a human culture for a while as they, like us, mimic. They will seem to be healthy, too, at least for quite a while.
Now onto humans, there are
"ideal" living conditions and diet for a "human being", not just for particular ones.
In fact, the idea of different ideal conditions for the human being now makes me giggle. I don't claim to know it all, but there are some things that universally cure illnesses and bring vital health to all humans and that is a raw diet, irrespective of meat.
I also know that if I am going to give someone a cleanse, they must go off meat. If I am to kill off their cancer, they must go off meat. I thought to myself... if the ideal conditions to healing are to avoid meat, perhaps the ideal conditions to health are to avoid meat. No brainer really. The way I heal people, no matter what they have, is the same. MS, cancer, AIDS, allergies... it's all the same treatment and the diet that helps a healthy person become vitally charged and brilliantly alive is raw, no exceptions. A vegan can actually get quite ill if they eat cooked foods because they are destroying the only proteins they are getting by heating, and they'll need to supplement b12 and iron, but raw diets have no such problems. This is no coincidence, nature didn't design our food to be cooked, which makes sense when we think of fruits but we still can't see that logic when we think of greens and other veggies.
So while I understand where you are coming from, I challenge the idea we are all that different, and that we each thrive on different conditions and foods. If put in ideal utopic conditions (think Garden of Eden) I doubt you'd find much difference between us, like a pack of wolves or gorillas. Most of us agree that the life we live is very unnatural and as far from ideal as a human body can get... where we disagree is over what is
ideal. My experience consistently shows me that the human body is the human body, and if given the ideal conditions, at least insofar as nutrients, each body responds the same. These blood type books and the evolution theory and the many different paths out there really just complicate what is essentially as simple as the dog one, "I don't care how wonderfully unique your chihuahua is, raw meaty bones, no exceptions, shiny coat, happy dog, long life, amen".
For humans, I'd have to say it is "raw foods, mostly greens and fats, don't cook, don't eat meat, don't steal milk from animals" and in an ideal world, that would be enough... but ideal this is not. With pesticides and depleted soils and bodies glommed up with meat residue there would need to be healing first, wipe clean the pineal gland so it is firing on all cylinders again, so joy is our basic state of being.
I'm not religious but I also do not believe in evolution, it is a very weak theory and even Darwin admitted that. I don't dis
believe in evolution, to dismiss it wholesale is as premature as believing it wholesale, however there is much more that needs to be explained that simply isn't with evolution, and it frustrates me because as long as people just believe
in something, they don't look elsewhere. While we're stuck in the creation vs evolution charade we won't entertain the possibility of a third, fourth or hundredth other possibility.
When you say chimps use tools, have you seen them? They used a rock to open a nut. This actually turned out to be a problem because they (like us) are not meant to access ungerminated nuts, they are full of enzyme and nutrient inhibitors. In almost all cases of tool use, there is a side effect, either to the planet or to the individual. Look where our tool use has lead us... the ocean is full of oil and the land is a waste dump.