Let’s deal with the eternal theme… proteins. How much do we really need protein and what are the consequences of Too Much Protein Diet.
How much protein do we really need?
The protein is the building block off living cells.
At what stage of humans lifetime do you think we would need the most protein. Would it make sense that we would need the most protein when we grow the fastest.
So when does that happen?
When we are infants. The average baby is born at ~ 7 pounds and weights roughly ~ 20 pounds in one year of age.
So baby triple in size in the course of one year.
Baby cows grow ten time their birth weight in their first-year life…ten times…not three times. They grow more than three times faster than we grow.
Cows milk contains much more fat and much more protein than human breast milk because its designed for different species that grow much faster than we do.
If humans grow fast as infants than human breast milk must be full of protein. Would it make sense?
Human baby would triple in size consuming nothing but breast milk with roughly 5 % of its calories from protein on average.
The average adult is consuming between 20 to 25 % of their calories from protein and baby triples in size in 5 % of its calories from protein. Is it possible that we would need as adults 5 – 10 times more protein than a baby as a percentage of calories..not in terms of grams of protein..as a percentage of calories we are consuming 5 – 10 times more protein.
Why would we need 5 times ?.. of course not.
Our protein needs are tiny and there is a correlation between protein consumption and health. The more protein you consume the higher is your risk of ” disease “…and that is not new information.
Our digestive physiology is completely different from the digestive physiology of other animals are designed to eat animals. We are designed for things we digest easily that are not toxic in processing. We attracted to things like fruit.
How much protein fruit have? Between 1 and 7 % ..in average 5 %.
Animal vs Humans – Comparative Anatomy
|Physiological food : meat||Physiological food : meat & vegetables||Physiological food : grass & tree foliage||Physiological food : fruits , vegetables & nuts||Physiological food : fruits , vegetables & nuts|
|4 paws with claws
||4 paws with claws / hooves||4 paws with hooves||Prehensile hands & feet||Prehensile hands|
|Walks on 4 paws||Walks on 4 paws||Walks on 4 paws||Walks on 4 paws/upright||Walks upright|
|Mouth opening : large||Mouth opening : large||Mouth opening : small||Mouth opening : small||Mouth opening : small|
|Great sharp fangs||Great sharp fangs||Rudimentary, blunt canines||Canines for defense||Rudimentary, blunt canines|
|Short & pointed incisors||Short & pointed incisors||Big & flattened incisors||Big & flattened incisors||Big & flattened incisors|
|Blade shaped molars||Blade shaped / crashing molars||Flattened & strong molars||Flattened molars||Flattened molars|
|Lower jaw embedded inside of the top ; no lateral or forward mobility||Lower jaw embedded inside of the top ; no lateral or forward mobility / minimal||Upper jaw sits on the bottom ; great lateral and forward mobility||Upper jaw sits on the bottom ; great lateral and forward mobility||Upper jaw sits on the bottom ; great lateral and forward mobility|
|Shear & swallow / chewing||Shear & swallow / crushing||No shear : chew much||No shear : chew their food||No shear : chew their food|
|Small salivary glands||Small salivary glands||Big salivary glands||Big salivary glands||Big salivary glands|
|Acid saliva without ptyalin||Acid saliva without ptyalin||Acid saliva with ptyalin||Acid saliva with ptyalin||Acid saliva with ptyalin|
|Renal secretion of uricase||Renal secretion of uricase||Does not secrese uricase||Does not secrese uricase||Does not secrese uricase|
|Strong hydrochloric acid||Strong hydrochloric acid||Weak hydrochloric acid||Weak hydrochloric acid||Weak hydrochloric acid|
|Does not requires fiber to stimulate peristalsis||Does not requires fiber to stimulate peristalsis||Requires fiber to stimulate peristalsis||Requires fiber to stimulate peristalsis||Requires fiber to stimulate peristalsis|
|Sweat glands in the paws||Minimal sweat glands in the mammals||Sweat glands in the whole body||Sweat glands in the whole body||Sweat glands in the whole body|
|Intestine from 1.5 to 3 times body length||Intestine 3 times body length||Intestine 20 times body length||Intestine 9 times body length||Intestine 9 times body length|
|Colon short smooth alkaline||Colon short smooth alkaline||Colon long complex acid||Colon long sacculated acid||Colon long sacculated acid|
|Not metabolize cellulose||Not metabolize cellulose||Metabolize cellulose||Not metabolize cellulose||Not metabolize cellulose|
|Complete digestion 2-4 hours||Complete digestion 6-10 hours||Complete digestion 24-48 hours||Complete digestion 12-18 hours||Complete digestion 12-18 hours|
|Liver complex with 5 chambers||Liver complex||Simple||Simple||Simple|
|100 % covered in hair||100 % covered in hair||Pores with extensive hair covering body||Pores with extensive hair covering body||Pors with minimal hair|
One of the beliefs most commonly shared in our societies (and transmitted from parents to children, and from generation to generation ) is that man would be carnivorous by nature, and that he needs to eat meat to be in good health. Paradoxically, the most famous naturalists of the history have all declared that the man is vegan by nature and that the mode most adapted to its constitution is a strictly vegan diet!
So what is it really?
Comparative studies between man and monkey have proved that our anatomical and physiological constitution is similar to that of the monkey: from a zoological point of view, man is a primate (cousin of great apes). So, just like great apes, the true nature of man is vegan, and our ideal food in relation to our physiology should consist: fruits, vegetables, nuts.
Indeed, our constitution is decidedly different from that of carnivores or omnivores (and this is why we create so many diseases with our meat diet ).
Teething: Unlike carnivores, whose teeth (pointed, with long and sharp canines) are made to tear the flesh of an animal. Humans have a dentition similar to that of herbivores (flat, wide and little sharp), which is suitable for cutting, crushing and pulping relatively soft foods.
Jaw, mouth and facial muscles: As in herbivores, our facial muscles are well-developed for chewing, while they are poorly developed in carnivores and omnivores (which swallow their food entirely, without prior chewing). Similarly, the opening of the mouth (relative to the size of the head) is small in humans as in herbivores, while it is large in carnivores and omnivores (which tear and swallow large amounts of food little or not chewed). Moreover, the constitution of our jaw is similar to that of herbivores, which allows us to crush and grind our food (unlike carnivores whose jaw type does not allow chewing, but gives instead the possibility of sharp movements.
Digestive system: Like herbivores, and unlike carnivores, our saliva contains enzymes that allow the digestion of starch contained in plants; while the acid salts of our body are much less powerful than those of carnivores (who need them to digest bones and muscle). Moreover, as in herbivores, our gut is very long (place of a major bacterial fermentation to allow digestion and assimilation of plants), while it is very short in carnivores and omnivores (so that the meat passes very quickly, without risking maceration and putrefying ).
Nails: Carnivorous and omnivorous predators have sharp claws, while herbivores have blunt hooves or flat nails … like humans! The herbivorous, carnivorous and omnivorous mammals are each adapted anatomically and physiologically to their diet, whether for their food or for their consumption. That’s why it’s so interesting to consider anatomy and human physiology to better understand what is our best-suited diet (and why a meat diet can ” create ” cancer ).
In summary :
1) The human being is not a predator: he has neither the physical force, nor the speed of movement, nor the long sharp canines, nor the sharp claws.
2) The human being is also not a carnivore, nor an omnivore: Our digestive system is absolutely not made to digest meat! In particular, our intestines are much too long, which creates problems of maceration and putrefaction. Carnivores have a very short bowel because the meat must be digested very quickly so as not to rot.
3) The human being is vegan by nature: The anatomy and the physiology of our body are perfectly adapted to an ideal strictly vegan diet! And that explains why many scientific studies around the world show that vegans live better, healthier and longer and the rest of the population!
The Consequences of Too Much Protein Diet
This list is was taken from The Detox Miracle Sourcebook. Simmons College and Harvard University as reported in The New England Journal of Medicine and The Archives of Internal Medicine have proven over and over that meat protein is toxic to humans:
° A protein structure is not usable by the body and must be broken down into amino acids. This requires energy instead of giving energy. So first and every time you get energy loss.
° Uric Acid is created in the break down of proteins which cause gout, inflammatory issues, and stimulates nerve responses which create hyperactivity in tissues.
° Protein is high in phosphorus, and in large amounts depletes electrolytes and calcium from the body.
° Proteins are acidic and lower the PH of the body, this causes inflammation, and tissue damage, ultimately leading to the death of tissue.
° Proteins are not fuel for the body. But when you do high protein trying to lose weight, you also cause severe damage to liver, pancreas, and kidneys.
° In those with adrenal weaknesses, high protein causes the liver to create an abundance of cholesterol, which then plaques all of the body, but concentrates in the vascular system, liver, and kidneys. Stones will form in the liver and gallbladder.
° Animal proteins putrify in the body which causes body odor. Putrifaction causes toxins in the intestines and tissues BOTH interstitially and intercellularly. This terrain allows for parasites to grow. The acidity creates inflammation which blocks cellular respiration, eventually causing cellular death.
° Our species is not made to consume high amounts of protein, nor is it physiologically sound.
° High protein diets contain excessive amounts of epinephrine (adrenaline) which create aggression, anger, and adrenal fatigue. If you aren’t expressing this anger and aggression it is stored in your liver.
° Meat is proven to cause intestinal cancer. The cesspool of putrefaction that builds up in the lymphatic system is potentially and probably the starting cause of lymphomas.
° Meat eating societies have a shorter lifespan. For example, northern Canada and Alaska are approximately 50 years.
° Meat is nothing more than dead or dying cells.
° Meat stimulates, irritates and inflames the sexual organs, especially the prostate gland and leads to prostatitis.
° Today’s animal meats contain growth hormones, antibiotics, herbicides, nuclear wastes, pesticides, high levels of nuclear waste, high levels of adrenaline, and other toxic chemicals from air and ground pollution which accumulate in the human body.
° High protein lowers manganese levels resulting in spasms, convulsions, neurotransmitter and neuromuscular problems, Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
° Meat is full of dead blood cells (hemoglobin) which are full of iron. Iron consumed in abundance is toxic, especially non-plant iron. Iron toxicity decreases chromium (needed for insulin transportation), decreases
° High protein diet causes dizziness, equilibrium and spastic conditions by decreasing manganese levels.
° High blood pressure from sodium retention and lipids coagulation.
° Meat eating with vitamin C supplementation enhances iron absorption, thereby magnifying iron toxicity.
° Meat eating is also known to be one of the chief causes and most direct cause of tooth decay.