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Cause of Obesity- Maladaptation or addiction

Cause of Obesity- Maladaptation or addiction

We are maladapted to our habitat. We have evolutionary evolved and conditioned processes that force us to act in an evolutionary protective manner such as overeating on food. For all life on the planet Earth, food is not a choice. The hardest thing for an animal in the wilderness is to gain weight. The hardest thing for us is to lose it.

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Optimal human diet- Chronic diseases, diet wars, and the vegan argument

Optimal human diet- Chronic diseases, diet wars, and the vegan argument

Our natural diet is a diet that our hominin ancestors were eating, not anatomically modern humans in the Stone age. As a consequence of the diet shift that is driven by the use of technology from starch-based to a mostly animal product-dominated Western type of diet, we will have to deal with an increase in disease risk due to maladaptation. It is not a bad genetic that gives us disease and that is a big open secret. Refined calories and animal products are not congruent with our biology.

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Raw food diet- The evolutionary perspective

Raw food diet- The evolutionary perspective

Heat destroys a large number of nutrients such as phytochemicals, vitamins, enzymes, and antioxidants. On another hand, some of the food items like raw beans or mushrooms can be lethal but are very health-promoting when cooked. The base belief in the raw food community is that humans should live in a balance with nature. They believe that eating raw food diet is the most natural and health-promoting way to live. What does evolutionary biology tell us?

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Books

Books

Go Vegan? Review of Science Book Series. The ultimate guide to your health and longevity.

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Vegan Neanderthals? The truth about the real Neanderthal diet

Vegan Neanderthals? The truth about the real Neanderthal diet

Stereotypical representation of Neanderthals pictures them as killing the woolly mammoth.
However, Neanderthal teeth tell a different story.
The significant discovery came when scientists analyzed the remains of Neanderthals from El Sidrón, Spain. The Neanderthals from El Sidrón showed zero signs of meat consumption. Not some small amount but complete round zero.

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Paleo diet- No meat in sight

Paleo diet- No meat in sight

Our physiology evolved from small plant-eating mammals for a time span of 60 million years, and we had been using a hunting strategy for 200,000 years. There is a belief that besides foraging, hunting is also a natural human activity and that our natural diet is congruent with both hunting and foraging. We must understand the difference between these two. These are two completely different diets.

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Hunger- Just a normal “emotion”

Hunger- Just a normal “emotion”

For our entire evolution, we were like any other species on this planet in constant search of food. We were not obese but in a state of constant hunger and constant physical activity. This was the case for all of our ancestor species and that means the time period of 50 million years. The feeling of constant fullness, on the other hand, is not natural, and it is an example of maladaptation.

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Vitamin D deficiency- Risk Factors

Vitamin D deficiency- Risk Factors

There are only two vitamins that are not produced by plants. One is vitamin D that we produce ourselves during sunlight exposure and the other would-be vitamin B12. If you are a vegan it is only these two vitamins that you will have to supplement. Vitamin D deficiency is correlated with an increase in mortality rate and on top of that it is correlated with diseases that affect the quality of life.

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Longevity- The rate of living theory

Longevity- The rate of living theory

What happens when our regular metabolism burns energy for life? Some of that energy escapes and does damage to DNA. The higher the metabolism, the higher the damage, and the higher the division. Every time a cell divide it clips the telomere in half.

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Cooked Meat- The Mutagen in a Bite

Cooked Meat- The Mutagen in a Bite

There is no known animal in nature except modern humans that grills meat. When we heat amino acids (building blocks of protein) in the presence of creatine and monosaccharide sugars, they have a reaction and amino acids lose their molecular form. Our body does not recognize them as different, and this causes mutations to DNA.

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Obesity Risk Factors

Obesity Risk Factors

What are the risk factors associated with obesity? Animals eat impulsively because they are conditioned to do it for survival. For all life on the planet Earth, food is not a choice. It is a daytime job of survival. The hardest thing for an animal in the wilderness is to gain weight. Hardest thing for us is to lose it.

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