Ok, I have to confess something. I am an Insectivore.
Yes, I am a bi-lobed, mono stomached, microbacillic Insectivore. That means I evolved from a long line of organisms that ate insects, and the food of insects; fruits, vegetables and rotted flesh (cooked is just artificially rotting the meat, breaking it down so our stomach bacteria can eat it). We cannot be classified as omnivores, as unlike some of them we don’t eat “anything” in the way lichens eat rocks.
Like many people in the western world who have better dining options, I have experimented with “going vegetarian” yet found myself craving animal flesh. I knew it was wrong for karma, I knew it was harmful from an environmental point of view, and even for health. For that last reason alone I have reduced my animal product intake to 200gms of meatloaf a week, 5 to 7 eggs, and one litre of skimmed milk. I eat a bag of oranges, a banana a day, dates, pastas, stir fried rice and veggies (I guess the oyster sauce counts as animal) and some chocolates and sweets. But now I think I will explore a better option, which will require some creative explorations in the kitchen once again…
My good friend Chris has told me he is on the Paleolithic Diet, also known as the Neanderthal Diet, in where you’re supposed to eat lots of meat, veggies and no glutens at all. He swears that his health completely turned around from it, but after watching this talk by Dr Klapper about Foods that Kill, I have to say this is the best ever and most compelling rational for a plant based diet. Watch it and see for yourself, and don’t forget to Like It if you like it!