Originally Posted by Meme#1
I liked your quote about it above. In another place maybe, he says that fermenting fibers does not make only butyrate! It also makes alcohol and something else I do not remember. He also says that the result of these is killing some of the bacterias, so in the end it is not helping to ferment fibers.
Well, we are not ruminants.... Fermenting is an option for starvation times, but should not be the rule. People started to eat less animal food because of over-population! It is obvious in India for example, and also in all the places where meet is called "food of the rich", meaning that you do not eat meat just because you cannot.
The best way to make people respect a good rule is to put it in the religious rules, as they did in Budhism. But same problem as what muslims did for pork, it is written in stone. In Polynesia where people lived in small islands, they were looking at their population much better! They would indeed decide a fish to be taboo - a polynesian word by the way - and then would say that the spirits said it was no more taboo. The priests would decide this based on the quantity of fish.
Many fish should be declared taboo nowadays for some years! Actually the spirit of the a species is indeed sending a visible sign when they start to be in less numbers, and we pretend we do not hear spirits, the essence of life!
Maybe he should also add the studies about gorillas' guts. Some people use our ape relatives to convince us about eating fruits and leaves mainly. Chimps also eat meat but gorillas seem not to. Anyway, just look at the % between chest and belly.... who wants their belly? Actually the length of their guts is not the same as us humans. And when they eat a lot, they are known to spit part of the fiber.... People who juice are using this argument to convince people that juicing is better than eating all the fiber.
About the gut using proteins the same way as fibers, yes I have read this before, and they said that meat also has its own "fiber": all the gelatinous parts full of glycine...
And in cancer research, it has been said that it is useless to try to starve cancer cells by going zero carbs because those cells are also able to ferment glycine from the proteins.... We cannot say that simple form of life are stupid, because they know very well how to adapt!