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TEOMCROTE = TEOTWAWKI on steroids! The End Of Mankind's Current Reign Over The Earth takes into account that our ancestors were neither suicidal, stupid, nor our genetic inferiors but still wound up getting wiped off the Earth. Whereas CSER [cser.org: Centre for Study of Existential Risk] tries to PREVENT this dispensation from coming to an end, TEOMCROTE works from the eventuality/possibility/probability that the end our age takes place and what to do then





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Daniel Vitalis on eating meat and why veganism is a new age experiment
Many hail the vegan diet as the only moral option and stick to it with, what Adi Da would call, lunch righteousness. But is it human? Can it work at all?
I was listening to a talk with Daniel Vitalis on OneRadioNetwork.com the other day and he gave the best definition for the problem with the vegan diet that i've ever heard. Now i was a vegan myself for 2 years but Daniel Vitalis was one for 10 years so this is not about vegan-bashing or anything. I was thinking that vegan might be feasible if one were to have enough fermented foods with ones rawfoods, but Daniel said that he stressed fermented foods and still he didn't get the health he needed.
His case against veganism, however, is based on sound logic and common sense and goes as follows: so-called vegans look to apes to make their case but apes aren't vegans at all because they eat bugs all the time. I've read long ago that a chimpanzee diet consists of 2% meat and i understood that they would eat of a carcass if they came upon one at times. And everyone knows they eat ants. (There are no vegan human cultures known and the only 'vegetarian' culture i know of, Hindi, have turned to (fermented) dairy.)
[The general idea about the 'need' for proteins has a lot to do with the ignorance about the protein pool the body works with; just because you don't need to eat proteins every day, let alone at every meal, doesn't mean you don't need to consume them. The body registers which amino acids are missing and cravings result from this. Your body keeps a store of such things and need not receive a steady supply to do well. However, because people notice that they can go for days without craving proteins, they ASSUME that the body therefore can do without completely.]

Daniel points out that we're squeemish about eating insects in our culture but that it's not such an outlandish idea in itself and he even gives an idea of how to do it: set out a plate of honey and wait until it's full of ants and put that into your smoothie. He says ants actually taste sweet. Of course David Wolfe has long said that he occasionally eats ants as well.

With all the buddhists or pseudo-buddhists out there laying claim to moral superiority, telling us that we can do fine on a raw diet, this common sense seems offensive. My greatest source of buddhist and hindu knowlegde, however, Adi Da, states that there are two well-known buddhist saying about life:
"Life is death" and
"Life is sacrifice".
Sacrifice is part of life, your own including that of what you eat. Ants, at any rate, seem the least karmically-burdening source of animal protein and therefore a reasonable answer to the vegan protein problem.

I myself still like the idea/ideal of being a breatharian, as David Jubb says to have been for 11 years and more people claim to have acchieved [one i know personally: Jan van Toorn] and that means not eating at all, therefore not killing at all. Then one might just eat some fruit once in a while and it should suffice. Daniel Vitalis said he did alright as a vegan for 10 years but not optimally; would the same apply to breatharians? In that case 11 years [followed by stopping!] isn't THAT impressive... To be fair, though, David Jubb says that he still hardly eats anything.
Being a breatharian, even 'only' for 11 years emoticon , would be great for survival situatons of course, so it's still worth looking into, no matter ones philosophy on the matter. A 'perfect' gut flora seems to be the answer to that riddle and must go into that [breatharianism and gut flora] more in another post.

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rawfoodist is 109


David Wolfe at his Longevity Now! conference tells about a man of 109 years of age, a raw foodist, who gives these foods as his top 5:

garlic
cinnamon
olive oil
honey
chocolate
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David Wolfe on proteins


Podcast: Ethical Nutrition with David Wolfe and Ron Teeguarden

"Although I myself abstain from animal products (with the exception of Noniland honey, bee pollen, royal jelly, and occasionally deer antler or ant), after being in the health field for over 17 years, I feel that some animal products are beneficial to people's health as long as they appropriately fit into one's ethics and health/healing program.

Although everyone can benefit from abstaining from animal products for appropriate periods of time, in the long-term, being 100% vegan ( no meat, fish, poultry, dairy, eggs, honey, etc.) may not be appropriate for everyone at all stages and situations of life.

I believe in eating low on the food chain and eating as many plant-based foods as possible. I have found, by experience, that vegan fanaticism (like carnivore fanaticism) hurts people and can be misguiding. However, more education on the subject is helpful for us all.
There are different ways of achieving the best health ever for different people based on our unique body types, metabolisms, stresses and stage of life. My hope is that you select the most ethical and intelligent choices that fit into your health and healing program.

Please take the time to listen to this informative, insightful interview and you will learn the following:
The ethics of nutrition from a Chinese Herbal standpoint: How we can use animal-based herbs which can be beneficial to the body in good conscience?
One of the most profound substances in Chinese herbalism that replenishes "Jing" our fundamental life force.
Ron reveals the "herb of kings" and the "king of herbs" and how both of these powerful protocols will promote longevity and optimal peak performance.
The extraordinary herb that possesses extremely potent adaptogenic nutrient substances and has been used in Chinese herbalism for 3,000 years (it is considered a superior herb of the highest order known to promote sexuality and increase longevity!).
  
The powerful supplement that is rich in IgF-1, a vital substance closely related to human growth hormone that regulates metabolism, hormone functions and plays a critical role in anti-aging. And so much more!"


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There are no long-lived cultures in mankind's (recent) history that were vegan. What IS mankind? One thing that is ESSENTIAL to the humanity/vegan debate is mankind's origins.
If mainstream BELIEFS and assumptions concerning mankind's origins are accepted and embraced, the meat-eaters win out: mankind cannot live the life of an orangutan, moving from fruit-bearing tree to fruit-bearing tree. Besides, as one can read in posts concerning Born to Run, mankind needs to sweat. We are a sweating species (like horses and dogs). Humidity in jungles is too high for humans to flourish because it's too high to sweat. We don't naturally belong there. Yet that's the only place on Earth where you'll find fruit year round... A conundrum for the vegans who would believe in mainstream assumptions concerning mankind's history.

As can be read in my posts on Hollow Earth, mankind is a hybrid of surface-dwelling apes and Hollow Earth species that developed in a world of eternal spring. In the inner Earth there is fruit all year round. Perhaps they are vegans.
Our ape (and possibly Reptilian) origins, however, make for our need to ALSO derive nutrition from non-vegan sources.

Can our need for non-vegan sources be overcome? Possibly. Certainly the most cutting edge research suggests that DNA is often moot; environment determines how DNA expresses oneself, a science called epigenetics. One might muse, therefore, that our Hollow Earth ancestry offers us access to genetic POTENTIAL that is vegan. Can it be accessed and expressed in your own life after our forefathers have only accessed non-vegan epigenetic traits for millennia?
Are you willing to risk it? Is it worth it? Are you ready for it? Only you can answer such questions for yourself.


As to what foods are appropriate for someone with the epigenetic history described above, i would have a few suggestions to make. I've learned a thing or two that i had no access to when i was eating vegan. Internet has given us teachers like David Wolfe who is himself a vegan (who eats ants and honey).
David Wolfe makes clear that it's possible to eat as a vegan BUT it takes a lot of knowledge and understanding. It CAN be dangerous to your health. You need to know what you're doing.

If i were to eat as a vegan again, i would now incorporate the following:

- fermented foods (including raw gruit ale Also see my post on alcohol)
- algae
- spices
- chronobiotic principles
- other basic nutritional principles
- grass juice [often obtained by wheat or barley grass]
- foods mineralized through seawater fertilization [grass, tomatos, sweet potatoes, string beans, etc. etc.]
- honey products [especially mead, the kind made with the entire hive!]
- all kinds of superfoods like cocoa, acai, durian, etc. etc. etc.
- plenty of good fats from hemp seeds, nuts, flax seeds, coconut, etc.

Quality is key here. Store-bought honey that comes from bees accessing monoculture crops ain't gonna cut it. It isn't necessarily expensive to consume good honey since it then takes less to achieve better results but shortcuts will cut you down in the long run.
Wheatgrass is good but grass grown in soil that is brimming with life and minerals is better.
One gram of good algae is better than 20 grams of spirulina; read the links (that point to the research).
Spinach is good but it'll take POUNDS of mainstream spinach to achieve the same result as spinach grown in good quality soil brimming with minerals.

Also, vegans are subject to all of the challenges everyone else has to deal with, like how almost everyone suffers from iodine deficiency. It has nothing to do with veganism per se but if you're interested in being healthy, these are also things to consider.

Veganism is often surrounded with guilt; killing yourself to appease a sense of guilt is just self-destructive. This is something every vegan will have to trancend.

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non-meat sourced proteins


When the Spanish conquistadors arrived in the Americas, they forbade the cultivation of two of the world's best sources of vegetable protein
Both quinoa and amaranth are especially high-protein grains, containing eight to nine grams per one cup serving. Surprisingly, the protein they provide is nutritionally complete -- meaning that it has all the essential amino acids in the ratios needed by the human body -- a trait that is very rare in plant foods. Although quinoa and amaranth can be used like grains in cooking, they are not members of the grass family and are completely safe for people with gluten or corn allergies. To top it off, both also produce edible leaves.
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12 Best Ways to Avoid Mistakes on the Raw Food Diet
One of the greatest risks the person eating vegan faces is becoming a 'carboholic'. If you're not eating meat, after all, you're eating carbs, right?
Wrong.
Besides the obvious case of dangers surrounding the consumption of grains/wheat, mankind has only been consuming them as a staple food for a few thousand years. So eating grains is hardly 'going back to nature'.
What else is there? I hardly ever eat bread. I lasted for years without eating it. Never missed it.
In the morning i might eat nuts and other (botanical) fruits, for lunch some seeds, honey products, just a lot of veggies, you name it. At night roots like beetroot and carrots would supply loads of energy, mushrooms, onions, etc. etc. etc.
Where do the grains fit in? I wouldn't even have ROOM for them!
However, in our hectic urban lifestyles, popping some bread in your mouth might just seem like the practical thing to do. Or maybe some 'bread alternative' like popped rice, right? Beware of popped products like popcorn. They are unhealthy alternatives.
Beware of becoming a carboholic. It is an insiduous seduction offered stressed urbanites who have enough worries to think about getting off of eating animal products but not the time or resources to research what the alternatives might or should be.

Having said that, a diet based on well-considered carbohydrate sources, such as Freelee the Banana Girl's Raw Till 4 diet is something completely different. As she and Durianrider mention frequently: "Carb the !@#$ up!"
Studies show that a diet high in carbohydrates can offer better health and brain function; ironically, a diet based on poor carbohydrate sources will be many times unhealthier than a protein-based diet if the sourced proteins are appropriate (for humans) and high quality.

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starch and 80/10/10


TED talk; John McDougall: The food we were born to eat [starch]

Grain Damage vs Starch Solution: Are Grains Bad?
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Jim Humble on vegetarianism
He makes some interesting points. One is that grass eaters are very different from vegetarian species.
I don't agree with all conclusions and assumptions mentioned in the above essay but it's thorough nature cannot be denied. If you're still on the fence concerning the vegetarian diet, this is appropriate reading.

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Daniel Vitalis, a former 10-year vegan himself, explains the historic and scientific facts related to human diets.
He offers an extremely well-informed and eloquent argument for meat-eating under certain conditions.

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