When you look at the comparison between herbivores and humans, we compare much more closely to herbivores than meat-eating animals. Humans are clearly not designed to digest and ingest meat. Do you have a relative or friend that is sick or dying? Is a neighbor fighting a chronic illness? Be a Good Samaritan and point them to books like the China Study, The Spectrum or one of the videos I have posted on this BLOG by doctors and surgeons talking about the harm of eating cooked meat. Your jester might just save a life near and dear to you.
Meat-eaters: have claws
Herbivores: no claws
Humans: no claws
Meat-eaters: have no skin pores and perspire through the tongue
Herbivores: perspire through skin pores
Humans: perspire through skin pores
Meat-eaters: have sharp front teeth for tearing, with no flat molar teeth for grinding
Herbivores: no sharp front teeth, but flat rear molars for grinding
Humans: no sharp front teeth, but flat rear molars for grinding
Meat-eaters: have intestinal tract that is only 3 times their body length so that rapidly decaying
meat can pass through quickly
Herbivores: have intestinal tract 10-12 times their body length.
Humans: have intestinal tract 10-12 times their body length.
Meat-eaters: have strong hydrochloric acid in stomach to digest meat
Herbivores: have stomach acid that is 20 times weaker than that of a meat-eater
Humans: have stomach acid that is 20 times weaker than that of a meat-eater
Meat-eaters: salivary glands in mouth not needed to pre-digest grains and fruits.
Herbivores: well-developed salivary glands which are necessary to pre-digest grains and fruits
Humans: well-developed salivary glands, which are necessary to pre-digest, grains and fruits
Meat-eaters: have acid saliva with no enzyme ptyalin to pre-digest grains
Herbivores: have alkaline saliva with ptyalin to pre-digest grains
Humans: have alkaline saliva with ptyalin to pre-digest grains
As humans we really want to be carnivores but we are not designed for it. I choose to be vegetarian after the research I have done. You should do your own research and choose your path. If you choose to eat meat, cut down on the amount. Especially the amount of red meat. You should also increase the amount of fresh organic plant life you consume. To start your research read “The China Study” by Dr. T. Colin Campbell and his son Thomas M. Campbell II. It was published in 2005 and is available everywhere. I prefer the CDs to listen to rather than the hard cover book. You can read about the book on Facebook.