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Calorie restriction, Autophagy, Longevity, and Muscle loss
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Calorie restriction, Autophagy, Longevity, and Muscle loss

We all want to have muscle mass as much as possible and fast metabolism as much as possible so that we can eat and don’t gain weight. The question is how normal is this and what is the price of constant eating with no restriction even if we don’t gain executive weight? Evolutionary biology will again tell us what is healthy.

Pesticides in food, exposure in the standard American diet- 80 percent from meat
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Pesticides in food, exposure in the standard American diet- 80 percent from meat

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.

Vegan Neanderthals? The truth about the real Neanderthal diet
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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.

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 coed. 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?

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis- Cyanobacteria algal blooms and dietary BMAA exposure
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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis- Cyanobacteria algal blooms and dietary BMAA exposure

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.

Inflammation and diet- Vegan argument
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Inflammation and diet- Vegan argument

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.

Mediterranean diet- “Wonder” of olive oil
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Mediterranean diet- “Wonder” of olive oil

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.

China study- The vegan argument
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China study- The vegan argument

There is no heart disease or cancer or diabetes in undeveloped rural communities in the world with starch-based vegan diets. In Guizhou county, there was no single recorded coronary artery disease death from 246,000 men over a period of 3 years. There is nothing natural about heart disease. Number one terrorist killer in the west.

Environmental toxicity- It is just a food chain
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Environmental toxicity- It is just a food chain

Living organism is like filter. It will pick up and filter everything that exists in the environment good or bad. The situation would not be serious even if the environment is polluted, but there is one process called bio-magnification. If we understand the food chain, the accumulation of toxins gets hundreds of times worse as we move up the chain.