Ole wrote:Hi guys, I was invited by Daniel to this forum, so it is probably right discussion chain where to post some info that can be related in some way to the origin of man:
Welcome to the discussion. I'm sure Kano is going to be thrilled he's not the "new guy" any more!
Ole wrote:For predators it is very close 1:4 for herbivorous it is again about 1:15. For humans it is 1:8. First it was considered strange that predators have it shorter that omnivorous, but when make the study closer it shows that eating meat is just dangerous for longer intestine due to intoxication, as it start decay in very fast way.
This makes a lot of sense. Meat has significantly more energy per cc than vegetable matter, so it does not require as much time, nor space, to get the effective components into the body. Very interesting that the human intestine is twice the size of the carnivore, and half the size of the herbivore.
A lot of omnivore problems actually derive from the wrong rate of digestion, as we normally mix our foods together... meat, vegetables, dairy, liquids. I suppose it would "average out," but it might not be the correct approach to eating for a mixed diet. I've noticed in the past that if I stick to one or the other,
Ole wrote:Interesting that a lot of people just ignore the fact that body may not have ideas/recipes about processing chems coming even with ordinary soda.
This is an excellent point and makes me wonder if the body can be trained
to process all the chemicals they put in food and the environment. Nature, with enough time, will eventually figure it out on its own. We have intelligence, and may be able to accelerate that process towards a more healthy outcome.
Ole wrote:Some studies indicates that modern food has same effect as narcotics, brains get low functioning (forget being intelligent), and you just keep minimal functioning and just want to continue to consume this or similar food. (GMO? etc? this study I can not prove, but surely you may not find any similar published study in science world, as they just get sued immediately)
You may find D'Adamo's book, "Eat Right For Your Type" (Blood Type, that is) quite interesting as it addresses some of this. He determines that we tend to crave the foods that are the worst for us because they cause damage, trigger a morphine response, and get us high.
He also proposes an interesting concept that the blood type determines your food requirements; O being the carnivore, A being vegetarian, B being Balanced and AB being the unbalanced. He traces the history of blood types, from the oldest, type O, to Agrarian, type A (agriculture replacing hunting), to Balanced, type B (equal food opportunity), to ABnormal, AB (a product of industrialized society).
It is an interesting topic and an unusual, but sensible, to look for ancestry.