Human Omnivore Myth
In this article I would like to present you the informations which should decide whether human omnivore is a myth or fact. Hope you will enjoy reading it and find your thruth.
What is Omnivore?
Omnivore is designed and adapted to eat both plants and animals as their primary food source. Omnivore should be borned with or develop everything it needs to be able to obtain it´s food (claws, powerful jaws). The body of omnivore should be producing the chemistry needed to effectively metabolize the food ingested. Both animal and plant foods should be appealing to all senses in it´s fresh, whole raw state.
Why is Human considered to be Omnivore?
Human is considered omnivore mainly because he eats everything. However there is a big difference between doing something and be designed and adapted to do something.
Are Humans Natural Omnivores?
Humans are able to eat almost everything by using technology. Would it be possible to be human omnivore in nature? We have no speed to chase down any animal. We don´t have claws to tear it apart. We don´t find eating fur, leathers, blood, guts appealing. Especially in their raw state as every other omnivore does eat it´s prey.
We are only able to eat animals when someone kills them for us. Then we have to cook it. Have you ever tried eating cooked meat without any salt or spices? I tried that. Absolutely no taste whatsoever. So we have to use salt, spices and herbs. No omnivore has to do that in order to make a piece of meat appealing. You don´t like the taste of meat. You like all the salt, spices, garlic, onion and herbs that are creating the flavour. Otherwise you would spit it right after tasting it.
If you want to call human omnivore because he eats animals by using technology to make it edible than you should call him bird because he is able to fly by using technology. Or what about fish?
Did we Adapted to Eat Animal Products? - Human Omnivore
If we would have adapted to eat animal products you wouldn´t see the skyrocketing rates of osteoporosis, heart disease, cancer and other problems correlated with the animal products intake.
Uricase - Omnivore Biochemistry
Every single omnivore and carnivore who is designed and adapted to eat animal products is able to secrete enzyme called uricase. This enzyme breaks down uric acid to be readily eliminated. Primates and Humans do not secrete uricase and therefore toxic uric acid which is in animal products will be intoxicating our bodies. This results into calcium-urate crystals formations which concentrate in joints. These deposits lead to arthritis, gout, rheumatism, bursitis, and lower back pain.
The Uric acid is also highly acidic for our body. Our body has to maintain homeostasis. If our blood Ph moves out of the range of 7.35 - 7.45 we die. When you absorb acid forming animal products, your body has to buffer this acidity by alkaline minerals, mainly calcium. It is no wonder why people end up with osteoporosis when they were eating acid forming aminal produts few times a day for their whole life.
Atherosclerosis - Human Omnivore
Atherosclerosis is the most common deadly degenerative disease. According to Harpers Biochemcistry:
"The pig, rabbit, monkey and humans are species in which atherosclerosis can be induced by feeding cholesterol. The rat,dog, and cat are resistant."
Your body can produce enough cholesterol and cannot efectivelly excrete excessive dietary cholesterol. If you will feed yourself with dietary cholesterol than you can expect consequences.
Editor in chief of the American Journal of Cardiology William C. Roberts MD states:
"Because humans get atherosclerosis, and atherosclerosis is a disease only of herbivores, humans also must be herbivores."
Vitamin C - Human Omnivore
Human are unable to synthesise vitamin C. This characteristic is unique to herbivores including primates. Vitamin C has just 30 minute half-life in blood, therefore humans must regularly eat foods containing vitamin C to maintain a significant pool. Fruit is abundant in vitamin C!
Excessive Protein Intake - Human Omnivore
Animal products are abundant in protein which may be good for properly designed and adapted omnivores and carnivores but humans need very little protein compared to these animals. When humans grow the most? As babies right? Well, human milk contains "only" 6% of calories coming from protein.
When the protein intake is excessive then your body must eliminate it because we cannot store protein. Excessive protein is eliminated through kidneys which is not really efective process and they can eliminate only certain amount of protein. If the amount is too overwhelming to kidneys you can get kidney stones.
What Experts have to Say?
Taxonomist Carolus Linnaeus
The great taxonomist and botanist who established the modern scientific method of classifying plants and animals Carolus Linnaeus said:
“To say that humans have the anatomical structure of an omnivore is an egregiously inaccurate statement.”
“Man’s structure, internal and external compared with that of the other animals, shows that fruit and succulent vegetables are his natural food.”
Anthropologist Dr Alan Walker
Dr Alan Walker anthropologist at John Hopkins University, using the most modern electronic microscopic equipment,states:
"Preliminary studies of fossil teeth have led to the startling suggestion that our early human ancestors (Australopithecus) were not predominantly meat-eaters or even eaters of seeds, shoots, leaves or grasses, nor were they omnivorous. Instead they appear to have subsisted chiefly on a diet of fruit. Every tooth examined from the hominids of the 12 million year period leading up to Homo Erectus appeared to be that of a fruit-eater."
Professor of Anthropology Ph.D. Robert W. Sussman
In the book "Man the Hunted: Primates, Predators and Human Evolution" Ph.D. Robert W. Sussman, professor of anthropology at Washington University in St. Louisin argues with popular theories and proves that early humans evolved not as aggressive hunters, but as prey of many predators.
Research Nutritionist Ph.D. Susan Krebs-Smith
Ph.D. Susan Krebs-Smith, research nutritionist at the National Cancer Institute in Bethusda Maryland:
"Our ancestors consumed three or more times the amount of plant foods we do, about nine daily servings of fruits and vegetables versus the average American of three or four"
Human Omnivore - Solution
The best solution would be to follow your species specific diet as other animal does. What is species specific diet? Well, it is the diet to which you are anatomically and physiologically designed and adapted. We as humans are frugivores like other primates. Frugivore diet is based on fruits, vegetables and limited amounts of nuts and seeds if desired.