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 Guiines (McGovern Report) to plant-based vegan one had been introduced to U.S. Congress.
Vitamin D is not a vitamin. It is a prohormone, a steroid with a hormone-like activity that regulates about 3% of the human genome from calcium metabolism, muscular function, immune system regulation, and many functions that are essential for life.
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.
Seventh-day Adventists have a measurable lower risk than other Americans for most of the Western diseases. For last 100 years the Seventh-day Adventist Church had been promoting health behaviors that have become the regular part of daily living. These include not sming, eating a plant-based diet, regular exercise, and maintaining a healthy body weight. Over the past 40 years, two Adventist health studies have been conducted involving 22,940 and 34,000 Californian Adventists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is no absolute correlation between meat-eating and intelligence. The manner of combining some amount of foraged meat to the predominantly vegan diet did not become a pivotal force in the emergence of modern humans.
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.
Meat-eating is the culture that is learned. Actual carnivores would eat any meat no matter what it is, including carrion. In our system, we would eat only a few animals that we deem as food.
Most of our chronic diseases are caused by a non-evolutionary congruent diet (high amounts of animal products). In the top 10 leading causes of death, most are caused by our life choices. The data is alarming. It is beyond that.
If we disregard the real genetic causes that cause no than 5% of deaths, the real reason for most of our chronic diseases and the high mortality rate is an evolutionary incongruent diet (high amount of animal product in diet) and lifestyle. In most cases, disease is a choice.