I don't believe that my teacher was the culprit in keeping this valuable information from me, she only taught us what she was "told" to teach. This tells me that the picture is much bigger than her and I and the school and the state and the country.
I definitely don't blame my parents for feeding me the way they were fed. The blame deserved is much greater than any of us can imagine but I refuse to let it take away from my happiness. Although it does bother me I realize that the only thing I can do is further educate myself and my daughter and spark interest of this information in anyone else that wants to benefit from it. You can lead a human to knowledge, but you can't make him think.
Understanding Our Species
We must eat the foods that are biologically suited for our species. For me it makes the most sense to picture myself in nature, where we (humans) originated, before stores and kitchens and stoves. I can't picture myself bare handedly taking down a cow, ripping him apart and eating his flesh raw. Even with the use of tools this seems like a brutal process for both parties. I believe that when humans resorted to eating other animals it was by means of survival where plant food was not abundantly available. I can however picture myself climbing a tree and bare handedly pealing a banana. I loved climbing trees as a kid and bananas were and still are one of my favorite foods. My mom can certainly attest to these two facts.
"The human is the only species that is confused about what to eat. As children we are instinctual in what we want to eat. I can fill a large table with every type of food that humans eat., and put a small child in front of the table. Guess which foods they will always go to? Fruits and flowers- the high energy, colorful foods. That is because we are frugivores., not omnivores. If a human were truly a carnivore, he or she would enjoy catching a live animal, ripping it apart, and eating it as is... and I don't know of too many people who enjoy this."
Anatomical and Physiological Difference of Vertebrates
Cats, cheetahs, lions, etc. Birds (including chickens, turkeys, etc.),
hogs and dogs
Mainly meats, some vegetable, grass Diet:
and herbs Some meat, vegetables, fruits, roots and
Digestive System: Digestive system:
Tongue- very rough (for pulling Tongue- moderate to rough
and tearing Salivary glands- underactive
Salivary Glands- none Stomach- moderate gastric acids (HCL and
Stomach- simple structure; small pepsin
round sacks; strong gastric juices Small intestines- somewhat sacculated, which
Small intestine- smooth and short accounts for their ability to eat vegetables
Liver- 50 percent larger than that of Liver- complex and larger proportionally than
humans; very complex with five distinct that of humans
chambers; heavy bile flowfor heavy
gastric juices Eliminative System:
Colon- shorter than human colon, with
Eliminative System: minimal absorption
Colon- smooth, non-sacculated, minimal GI tract- ten times the length of the spine
ability for absorption
GI tract- three times the length of the spine Extremities (limbs):
Hands- hoofs, claws and paws
Extremities (limbs): Feet- hoofs, claws and paws
Hands (upper front)- claw type Quadrupeds- walks on all four extremities;
Feet (lower back)- claw type except for birds, which have and walk on
Quadrupeds- walks on all four two legs only
Integumentary system: Integumentary system:
Skin- 100 percent covered with hair Skin- smooth, oily, hair or feathers
Sweat glands- uses tongue, and has sweat Sweat glands- very minimal; only around
glands foot pads only snout (hogs) and foot pads (dogs) and
none on birds
Teeth- incisor teeth in front, molars behind with Skeletal system:
large canine for ripping Teeth- tusk like canine teeth or beaks
Jaws- undirectional, up-and-down- only Jaws- multi-directional
Tail- yes Tail- yes
Urinary system: Urinary system:
Kidneys- (urine) acid Kidneys- (urine) acid
Horses, cows, sheep, elephants, deer, girraffes Humans and primates (apes, chimpanzees,
Vegetables, herbs and some roots and barks Diet:
Mainly fruits, nuts, seeds, sweet vegetables
Digestive system: and herbs
Tongue- moderately rough
Salivary glands- alkaline digestion starts here Digestive System:
Stomach- Oblong, ringed, and the most complex Tongue- smooth, used mail as a shovel
(as a rule, has four or more pouches or Salivary glands- alkaline digestive energies
stomachs); weak stomach acids start here
Small intestines- long and sacculated for Stomach- oblong with two compartments
extensive absorption Small intestines- sacculated for extensive
Liver- similar to humans (slightly larger absorption
in capacity) Liver- simple and average size, not large and
complex, like carnivores
Colon- long and sacculated (ringed) for Eliminative system:
extensive absorption Colon- sacculated for extensive absorption
GI tract- thirty times the length of the spine GI tract- twelve times the length of the spine
Extremities (limbs): Extremities (limbs):
Hands (upper)- hoofs Hands (upper)- fingers for picking, peeling
Feet (lower)- hoofs and tearing
Quadrupeds- walks on all four extremities Feet (lower)- toes
Walks upright on two extremities
Skin- pores with extensive hair covering Integumentary system:
entire body Skin- pores, with minimal hair
Sweat glands- includes millions of persperation Sweat glands- includes millions of
ducts perspiration ducts
Skeletal system: Skeletal system:
Teeth- twenty- four molar, five on each side of Teeth- thirty- two teeth: four incisors (cutting)
each jaw and eight incisors (cutting teeth) two cuspids (pointed), four small molars (bi-
in the front part of the jaws cuspids), and six molars (no long canine or
Jaws- multi-directional, up-and-down, tusk type teeth)
side-to-side, forward and backward creating Jaws- multi-motional, dimensional,
a grinding effect up-and-down, backward and forward,
Tail- yes side-to-side, etc.
Kidneys- (urine) alkaline Urinary system:
Kidneys- (urine) alkaline
"After dissecting and observing different species' anatomical structures and physiological processes we come to the same conclusion: Humans are frugivores, like it or not."
"It is not difficult to understand that we need to start eating as our biological makeup demands. On top of this we need to realize that no animal cooks its food before eating it. Zoo-keepers learned years ago never to feed cooked foods to any animal, as this will cause them to sicken and die. I don't know of any veterinarians who encourage people to feed their house pets from the table. Why? Simple. Our pets will get the same diseases we have. Cooking your food destroys it. It changes the chemistry and severely reduces its electrical energy."
We eat food to keep us alive, how ironic that the typical diet eaten today is killing us slowly. What we choose to eat can make us sick or can set us free. It is always our choice. We can retrain ourselves to enjoy the simplicity of eating raw fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, I'm living proof. When I felt and saw the difference in my body and mind is when I was convinced that this is whats right, that this is good. I still struggle with cravings and I believe foods like pizza and cookies are just as addictive as any drug. Sometimes I just want them and I don't care how bad it is for me, I'm not happy until I get it and then I feel super crappy afterwards.
Its so important to change these generational patterns. Just because this is how its been for so long doesn't mean its ok. If we look at the grand scheme of human life on earth it hasn't really been that long since the development of processed foods, meat factories and supermarkets. Compare this timeline to the rise in cancer rates, the similarity is no coincidence.
The best way in my opinion to make a change is starting our babies off right. My best friends baby drinks green smoothies and green juices, even with ginger, like a champ. It is much easier for little ones to enjoy natural flavors and sugars found in fruits before they've tasted processed foods and sugars. Theres no competition to the chemical reaction going off in our brain when sitting down to a bowl of fruit loops compared to a bowl of fruit salad. Our taste buds will choose the processed sugar every time if we don't know better. We need to be wise for our babies.
We must also lead by example. Our children will be interested in what they see us eating. We have a choice everyday what we put on our plate. Make it fun for them, make it taste good. They will want to do what mommy and daddy are doing. I can imagine older kids would be a bit more difficult to convince after years of eating for pure enjoyment rather health. Even if we are shown the light when our children are older and decide to make changes after they already love pizza and cookies, there is still hope <3 Small steps, never forcing. Explaining that you ate a certain way for a long time not knowing the damage it was doing to your bodies but you've learned something that will help your family and improve the way they feel. Hopefully there is a strong loving bond and they can trust what you are trying to teach them. Learning with them and creating delicious recipes together is key.
We have a true vote without a ballot every time we purchase food. If everyone buys more fruits and vegetables there will be a higher demand for them and less room for the other non worthy foods in our carts.
Eat love, Live love <3
*Quotes and Chart are taken directly from The Detox Miracle Sourcebook by Robert Morse, N.D.