An abundance of nutrients in coastal areas created by runoff filled with synthetic fertilizers from farmland leads to excessive algal blooms. Algae blooms are dangerous. Microalgae create and excrete some of the most potent neurotoxins known to man.
Most of the pesticides and especially heavy metals and other toxic waste pollutants we get, we get from meat. More than 80 percent of pesticide exposure in the standard American diet comes from animal products, not from fruits or vegetables.
One of the first scientific studies on what hunger does to the mind was observed in a study remembered as the Minnesota Starvation Experiment performed by the University of Minnesota back in 1944.
Marketed as a wonder of olive oil that had nothing to do with oil of any sort whatsoever except in the measure that it can replace even worse choices like a regular saturated fat like butter and lard. When we talk about the Mediterranean diet in the scientific field, what is implied is the diet on the island of Crete in the post World War 2 era. Also, what comes next is a big question: Why was heart disease rare in the Mediterranean? Meaning on the island of Crete after WW2.
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.
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?
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.
Even dead non-probiotic bacteria do count as toxins. One of the leading causes of hundreds of studies that display enlarged inflammation from animal foods, but not from most plant foods is a consequence of a toxic load of dead bacteria endotoxins in animal products.
The higher the overall inflammation the greater the damage done to the DNA. The greater the damage to DNA the shorter the life and the greater the chance of disease. Almost all of the chronic diseases are associated with chronic inflammation from cancer, to autoimmune diseases, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, basically most of the diseases ever tested.
Our body has evolved to receive a burst of protective antioxidants anytime we eat but there are not present in animal foods.
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.
War on plants had been waged by industry monopolists for entire last century, and the final chapter is already written in the UN. They did this already to the empirics and natural healers at the beginning of the 20th century but did not target individual people. Now they are going to and have already started to (by The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act of 2007) target everyone, including regular people as well.
Nutritional science had explained all of the corelations regarding diseases of affluence and animal food consumption decades ago. In 1977 the push for a change of Dietary Guidelines (McGovern Report) to more plant-based vegan one had been introduced to U.S. Congress.
The balance and coexistence of both medical branches remained equal to about the turn of the century when the new medical treatments emerged that were potentially very profitable. The American Medical Association was joined and influenced by strong financial and controlling forces and transformed medicine into the industry. They sold their interest to the growing industry called medicine dominated by newly founded pharmaceutical companies. Physicians from that time onward in history would be taught pharmaceutical drugs and allopathic forms of interventional medicine for the benefit of the private financial interest of the international banking cartel.
If we analyze arsenic pollution geographically, the U.S. is the number one most polluted place in the entire world. This is because arsenic-containing pesticides have been used in the farming industry for decades. Rice is not the main exposure source in the US. In the US around three-quarters of arsenic exposure comes from animal products directly and mostly from the chicken that is considered to be a “healthier” meat source. In second place is beef, then pork, hot dogs, eggs, milk.
Although top predatory fish is a significant source of exposure, from all known food sources rice absorbs the highest concentration among all commonly eaten foods. It contains between 10 to 20 times of arsenic concentration than other cereal crops.
On average pregnant woman is polluted with around 35 different chemicals including both banned and contemporary contaminants. Chemical cocktail levels of many of these chemicals were comparable to the levels that can have fetal adverse effects.
Most of the pollution is washed away from the land and will end up in the ocean eventually. If the pollutant is persistent it will remain in the ocean. The concentration in the ocean water will be low but the plankton and algae will filter the water and then the bioaccumulation in the food chain will begin.
Children and especially pregnant women are more vulnerable to pesticide exposure. If we analyze real-world exposure levels in real-life scenarios, what would the result be?
There is much misinformation about the detoxifying properties of water and distilled water in particular. Water purification is a big business. What science has to say about it?
There are programs of dieting that are designed to help reduce inflammation and overall body toxicity that are backed by science. They are all based on a natural whole food plant-based diet with a low level of environmental toxin exposure.