The same place the strongest animals in the world get theirs.
Like animals in the wild with DNA closest to ours, our former president is getting his protein from raw plants. We’re talking about gorillas and chimpanzees, who are joined by the strongest animals in the world — in eating nothing but raw plants — elephants, horses, hippos, and giraffes.
And none of those strong animals ever drink the milk of another species, nor do they drink any milk whatsoever after being weaned from their mother. So why do we (the most intelligent species) humans think that we must have animal protein when the strongest animals in the world consume none? It’s a long story about how we got started eating meat and we touch on some of that in our book, but in the past 80 or 90 years, money and widespread ignorance have ruled the day — with the former driving the latter.
In addition to the dietary preference of the strongest animals as a clue to what we should be eating, there are four other compelling reasons that support the return of the human race to the natural diet for our species…what I like to call the “big picture” preponderance of evidence:
- Many well-documented entire cultures who eat mostly whole plants live long vibrantly healthy lives with almost zero cancer, heart disease, diabetes, etc.
- When those people migrate to the west, or become westernized in their own countries, they begin to get “our diseases of affluence” at the same rate as we do.
- There are many widely-publicized studies documenting the actual reversal of diabetes, heart disease — in close to 100% of the cases when the patient is put on a whole foods, plant-based diet — like Clinton.
- Finally, there is overwhelming scientific evidence now that supports the adoption of that same diet for all humans.
So, if all of the above is true, how is possible that virtually ALL of the world’s greatest minds still truly believe that they must have animal protein? I am reminded of a Mark Twain quote, “Everyone is ignorant, except on certain topics.” In this sad story, it is money that is driving that ignorance, but that is beginning to change as people like Clinton and Oprah start acting like vegans.
As Dr. Campbell and Esselstyn report in the Forks over Knives movie, our most deadly chronic diseases in the west are not the result of bad genes or bad luck — they’re the result of eating a diet that is not even remotely similar to the natural diet for our species…and Mother Nature is having her revenge.
In case you haven’t heard about how Mr. Clinton is eating these days, click on the video below and you can watch a short 2-minute clip with Bill on CNN with Wolf Blitzer from the early autumn of 2010. In a future post, we’ll delve more into the money involved and how that relates to the myth of academic freedom in the finest schools of nutritional science in the world.
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