Skip to comments.Healthy food can make you ill?
Posted on 10/21/2008 9:07:33 PM PDT by MyTwoCopperCoins
Healthy food can make an individual more susceptible to diseases, according to a new controversial book.
In the book titled, 'Trick and Treat: How Healthy Eating Is Making Us Ill,' author Barry Groves claims that healthy eating can sometimes fail to keep an individual hale and hearty.
"Most people are eating in a way that is unnatural to us as a species," the Telegraph quoted Barry, who holds a doctorate in nutritional science, as saying.
"We're a carnivorous species - our gut is identical to that of a big cat. Yet we're encouraged to eat foods that have been padded out with modified starch and vegetable oils, and complex carbohydrates such as bread, pasta and rice, which have all been labelled healthy - but not the fatty meat that our body actually recognises," he added.
He said that's the reason why we don't know when to stop eating.
"Try to eat too much fat - cheese, say - and your body will quickly tell you when it has had enough. But when you eat processed, 'low fat'' food, your body never gets the message it has had enough, so doesn't tell the mind it is full," he said.
Previous studies on rabbits have shown that eating saturated fat would lead to heart disease. This is because, Barry says, the rabbits were fed unnatural diet.
"The first, in 1950, showed that if rabbits were fed a cholesterol-rich diet, it would fur up their arteries.
"Yet, rabbits are only designed to eat plant life, which has no cholesterol. The clogged arteries were caused by feeding them an unnatural diet. It could have been an allergic response.
Taking about the other tenets of a healthy life - five portions of fruit and veg, wholegrain cereals, soya milk, low-fat yogurts, he said, "Vegetables are not the problem but there's no biological or chemical reason to eat them. Liver, for example, has all the minerals and vitamins we need," he added.
"But fruit? The natural sugar it contains - fructose - is much more dangerous than simple glucose or table sugar. It has been linked to the rise in obesity," he added.
He also revealed that wheat collects bacteria and dirt as it grows, and is impossible to clean. Then stored in silos, it is a haven for mice and rats, so it gets sprayed with insecticides. Put a wheat flower under the microscope and you'll see traces of rat faeces," he said.
Soy milk is made with unfermented soya beans - "highly dangerous," claims Barry. As for yogurts made with skimmed milk, they "lack conjugated linoleic acid, which prevents cancer".
For healthy eating he advised, "eat purer foods, and ones that are more natural to us as a species. Cut down on bread and eat more fish, eggs, butter - any animal protein, anything that used to move around, that wasn't stuck in the ground. Liver, kidneys, snails - even insects will do."
You want some fries with that?
I’ll stick with the antediluvian diet.
If I understand the authour, true human health food is in the kill it and grill it food group? I can do that.
I guess it is because when we eat meat, our body’s enzymes and immune system go into effect, making sure that any toxins that the meat might is fought off. So in eating meat all the time, our immune system is always on high alert, thereby not exposing us to diseases as easily.
Tonight’s dinner at the Miltie household:
Grilled Silver Salmon with gorgonzola, walnuts, sliced pears and sherry
Apple, Pear, Strawberries
Chocolate chip cookies and milk for dessert while Freeping.
“We’re a carnivorous species - our gut is identical to that of a big cat.”
Wrong. Our teeth, hands and gut are more similar to primates, who gather, chew, digest and thrive on plant foods.
That’s it then: Ruth’s Chris for breakfast, lunch and dinner from now on!
Must explain why we are living longer than ever.
Maybe this is why Sarah looks so good.
Primates are omnivorous.
I'm on Jenny Craig and it drives me crazy when I have to drive past the In-N-Out.
Vegetarians, Vegans and the ilk all seem to drop dead before 60. Someone interviewed over a hundred Centenarians (100 years old or more) ... there wasn’t a Vegetarian among them.
Wish I could afford RuthsChris 3 times a day!!!
Look at the dog teeth in your head.They are made for ripping meat.This old cowboy knows that.
The kill it n grill it cafe is always open.
I don’t know of any primates in their natural, wild environs that hunt other animals. They all live on fruits, berries, roots, leaves, tubers, and insects. Any exceptions would be interesting to know.
He’s wrong about fruits and grains. We MUST have carbs in our diet. Meat has no carbs, nor do vegetables.
If we don’t eat carbs, which the body converts into sugars, the liver produces sugar from the bodies’ protein stores (muscle tissue) which is NOT a good thing to have your liver do. It always produces too much, which is stored as fat around the gut.
The fructose in fruits is not dangerous, he’s got it backwards, table sugar cane sugar and sucrose (corn syrup) is what dangerous. it is rapidly absorbed, sending blood sugar levels spiking, causing the pancreas to work hard to produce insulin to convert it to energy. The excess is stored as fat all over the body around the muscle tissue.
Eating too much of these types of sugars, besides making you fat all over, causes the pancreas to work too hard. eventually it just gets ‘tired’ and no longer produces enough insulin to keep blood sugar levels stable. This is when people turn into type 2 diabetics.
If you are fat around the gut, you are a type 2 diabetic and probably don’t even know it.
A simple A1C test will tell you if you are, or are getting close to being one. It is a gradual process.
Sounds like a fine spread! Good for you!
As I study things as see my reaction to various stuff, I’m totally convinced it’s not so much what you eat as what you don’t.
Almost all Americans need more Vitamin C. We need more magnesium. We need more potassium. And lysine. Eggs have been routinely slandered over their cholesterol, yet eggs have the single best combination of proteins on the planet.
There are essential nutrients, that if you are short in, nothing else can take their part. And you will slowly disintegrate unless you get them.
Sounds good to me.
Look at your canine teeth, then look at your canines’ canine teeth; they are way different.
Classic low-carb diet. Dr. Atkins was right.
Now he’s dead.
chimps hunt.... sometimes even with spears.
Wrong. Our teeth are made for biting and chewing meat, we have incisors. Very different from monkey teeth.
We don't have hands like monkeys-which are made for swinging on tree branches, we have opposed thumbs. And our digestive system is also very different from Monkeys. Their stomachs are 3 times the size of ours, and their intestines are very different.
Sounds like you've been chewing and swallowing the vegan B.S.
Mankind is a hunter and gatherer, we are omnivores, and always will be. We need proteins, fats and carbs to survive.
Throw in a beer and some lemon meringue pie, and this is my natural diet. I've always liked eating the concentrated foods that are packed with protein and fat. And the only time in my life I've ever had a weight problem was when I tried to be a vegetarian for about 2 weeks. I was always hungry, always craving ice cream. I gave it up and have never gained more than 5% of my ideal weight.
Almost all the great apes hunt, and have animal protein sources in their diet.
I seem to remember seeing a show on PBS where they actually observed mountain gorillas hunting and killing.
Just for fun...
Watch them hunt and kill and feast
Pork Steak here! Had it with corn on the cob smashed potatoes...with real butter.
We need the NUGENT/PALIN diet..........yummy yummy critters.
vegan eating primate teeth look like cows teeth. Ours are quite different.
Our incisors are meant for cutting meat our front teeth for shearing meat off into bites, cut up by our incisors, chopped into small pieces by our sharper front molars and ground down by our rear molars.
Attenburoughs “Life on Earth” was one of the most spectacular series ever, a few years back, I saw it at a garage sale and am still kicking myself in the azz for not buying it!
A root, a fruit, a leaf and something like beef. Healthy diet basics and what my apatite is sated by.
Orangutans are vegetarians. Also why they have such gigantic guts, and man do they fart and stink alot, (like vegans).
Their teeth look most like a cows.
You forgot the leaf part of my “A root, a fruit, a leaf and something like beef” diet. Beer is optional, and unfiltered, unpasteurized if included.
And we have a highly acidic stomach full of protease for digesting protein - most vegetarian type species, ruminant type, have specialized bacteria in the gut to digest vegetable matter.
Cows don’t eat grass. They eat anything with carbs in it. The critters in their gut digest the grass.
Then the cows digest the critters!
No, that's wrong. Our teeth are very similar to Old World monkeys and apes. And even the Platyrrhines (New World monkeys) have similar teeth diversity, but just different numbers.
However, incisors don't necessarily mean hunting, etc. Even the prosimians (e.g., lemurs) who came before monkeys had incisors...but they use them for eggs, hatchlings, digging into bark for insects, etc.
You really ought to read more. Primates, in particular Chimpanzees, hunt, kill and eat other primates. That includes ALL species of Chimps. Read Jane Goodall. Chimps have been known to carry off, kill and eat native babies, just another primate to them. Jane Goodall kept her own baby in a cimp proof cage while studying them in the wild.It is a well known fact that chimps set up hunts and drive monkeys to other chimps waiting to ambush and kill them. They then split the spoils between them. Don't believe me? Please do a google search on chimps, Jane Goodall and see for yourself.
Our teeth are made to chew and tear meat, we are classified omnivorous.
For example, Chimpanzees eat Baboons. Bonobos eat other, smaller monkeys.
The general rule is to eat no more than 55-65g of carbs per meal. Eat three meals a day.
If you don’t eat enough carbs, your liver starts making the blood sugars you need, and that’s not what you want happening.
the dietitians say divide your plate into 3. Put veggies, meat, a carb-(potato, rice, pasta) on each division.
All veggies provide you with is mostly fiber and some vitamins. they don’t effect blood sugar.
Meat gives you minerals proteins and fats, and also does not effect blood sugars.
complex carbohydrates provide you with starch which is converted to glucose, which is directly converted by insulin produced in the pancreas to energy your blood carries to the cells in your muscles.
Gotta have it.
I didn’t claw my way to the top of the food chain to eat beans, berries, and bushes!
That does it...... I will eat whatever diet will allow me to avoid consuming rat feces!!!!
Have had two vegen friends and they are both dead. They used to try and get me to eat that junk. I said no way was I going to give up my meat.
So? They are omnivores as well, you'd expect them to have similar kinds of teeth.
We also have molars similar to those found in cows. That doesn't mean we are descended from cows, nor were once grass and small grain seed eaters either.
Our teeth, and the way they are arranged proves, as does all recorded and discovered history of mankind prove that we were always omnivores, and meant to be this way.
Not one single tooth, gut part, intestine has 'evolved' from the original design.
I had a spare tire and a BMI of 27 when I ate meat. I now have a 6 pack and a BMI of 20. You can talk all you want about mankind “needing” to eat meat, heck, the 60 pounds of fat I lost probably would agree with you. They want to make a return.
BTW, I get my b12 from yeast, my protein from the massive amounts of soy shakes I drink and my iron from eating fruits and vegetables. Haven’t touched dead animal flesh in a year and a half and I haven’t been fitter since.
“I dont know of any primates in their natural, wild environs that hunt other animals...”
Chimpanzees do, and there have been videos made of them hunting monkeys for meat.
You know what, I’m just gonna eat whatever the hell I want and not listen to the food police anymore.
Can we come over? Sounds yummy!
Mankind is also designed to survive better than almost any animal as well. Unlike many animals, we can survive on a diet lacking certain things for generations.
Sure, eating a well balanced diet will help you live longer, but sometimes it’s not all available.
We can survive on meat alone for example. lacking any source of carbs, our livers will produce them from proteins in the body. Inuit are a good example of a people who’s diet is mainly meat.