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    "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.


    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


    Based on a chart by A.D. Andrews, Fit Food for Men, (Chicago: American Hygiene Society, 1970)


    Saw this here:

    http://www.celestialhealing.net/physicalveg3.htm


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    What a load of rubbish. It's a bit dumb to try and compare humans to meat eaters or herbivores when we are most likely omnivores.


    Like the hard-core carnivores, we have fairly simple digestive systems well suited to the consumption of animal protein, which breaks down quickly. Contrary to what your article says, the human small intestine, at 23 feet, is a little under eight times body length (assuming a mouth-to-anus "body length" of three feet). This is about midway between cats (three times body length), dogs (3-1/2 times), and other well-known meat eaters on the one hand and plant eaters such as cattle (20 to 1) and horses (12 to 1) on the other. This tends to support the idea that we are omnivores.


    Herbivores also have a variety of specialized digestive organs capable of breaking down cellulose, the main component of plant tissue. Humans find cellulose totally indigestible, and even plant eaters have to take their time with it. If you were a ruminant (cud eater), for instance, you might have a stomach with four compartments, enabling you to cough up last night's alfalfa and chew on it all over again.


    Or you might have an enlarged cecum, a sac attached to the intestines, where rabbits and such store food until their intestinal bacteria have time to do their stuff. Digestion in such cases takes place by a process of fermentation--bacteria actually "eat" the cellulose and the host animal consumes what results, namely bacteria dung.


    The story is roughly the same with teeth. We're equipped with an all-purpose set of ivories equally suited to liver and onions.


    Humans also have forward facing eyes, like most predators.


    Looks like we have been eating meat for about 2.5 million years.


    http://www.newscientist.com/article/...man-habit.html

    The "Seven Deadly Sins"

    Grains (wheat/rice/oats etc) . . . . . Dairy (milk/yogurt/butter/cheese etc) . . . . . Nightshades (peppers/tomato/eggplant etc)
    Tubers (potato/arrowroot etc) . . . Modernly palatable (cashews/olives etc) . . . Refined foods (salt/sugars etc )
    Legumes (soy/beans/peas etc)

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