7th June 05:58
Cruelty of the biscuit
The Innuit are not healthy folk, they get osteoporosis on trad diets, and do
not live into old age. They have different genetic makeup to the rest of the
population. They have a god of constipation called fartman.
Who cares about arbitrary definitions of what is essential, I want to know
what is optimally healthy for me.
so we all have to go back to being hunter gatherers?
This has not been established yet, there are millions of plants to
investigate, yet modern diets typically exploit arounf 5 major plant foods.
These anecdotes have no science, and are nothing to do with the issues. It
is the Egyptians who often get credit for starting civilisation off, but
they were farmers, not hunters.
BS - how did gorillas evolve bigger brains than proto gorillas? Why do
elephants have bigger brains than humans? The brain grows very slowly and
has stable proteins unlike muscle. In order to evolve a larger brain you
simply adjust the gene that determines when the brain needs to stop growing.
Protein turnover can be lowered easily by not swinging abound in trees all
the time, and walking around instead.
Humans do not have large brains, they have small bodies. Reducing body size
increases the amount of remaining brain available for stuff other than body
motor control. The brain can also fold to obtain more density. Social and
environmental pressures (hard times?) probably drove brain evolution, not
protein intake. Even people in poor countries with low protein intakes do
not develop smaller brains.
further reading http://www.unm.edu/~hmahn/deacon.html