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Old 07-27-2018, 12:27 PM
 
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I never post in this forum but I am watching this documentary. Has anyone seen it? Says we are not built like omnivores, diabetes not related to carbs but is caused by fat in meat, we only need 35 grams of protein a day, etc. Opinions? I hope it is all wrong, I'll be honest.

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Old 07-27-2018, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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How about the health section?
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Old 07-27-2018, 12:37 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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I never post in this forum but I am watching this documentary. Haas anyone seen it? Says we are not built like omnivores, diabetes not related to carbs but is caused by fat in meat, we only need 35 grams of protein a day, etc. Opinions? I hope it is all wrong, I'll be honest.

tbh, it sounds like vegan propaganda. And anyone who has ever used a blood glucose meter, can tell you, carbs most definitely raise blood sugars, & meat does not. Of course we are all free to eat whichever way we choose, & many of us will have varying ideas on what is healthy.
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Old 07-27-2018, 12:45 PM
 
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How about the health section?
Because it is obviously going to be really really controversial. But I am not sure what to believe and wanted to hear other's opinions.
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Old 07-27-2018, 01:16 PM
 
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Groan, yet another vegan bait/bashing thread.

Like we don't get enough of those here right?

And yet, people here say it's vegans that are intolerant and hostile towards others.
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Old 07-27-2018, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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Our digestive tracts do a fine job processing both meat and plant food sources. You CAN eat what suits you but you SHOULD eat some things in moderation for best health. Especially animal fats and organ meats.
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Old 07-27-2018, 01:26 PM
 
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Groan, yet another vegan bait/bashing thread.

Like we don't get enough of those here right?

And yet, people here say it's vegans that are intolerant and hostile towards others.
Yes, they tend to deface butcher shops.
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Old 07-27-2018, 02:40 PM
 
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I never post in this forum but I am watching this documentary. Has anyone seen it? Says we are not built like omnivores, diabetes not related to carbs but is caused by fat in meat, we only need 35 grams of protein a day, etc. Opinions? I hope it is all wrong, I'll be honest.

I'm type 2 and have been vegetarian all my life, so fat in meat absolutely did not cause it for me. Just anecdotal evidence, of course, but you asked.
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Old 07-27-2018, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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tbh, it sounds like vegan propaganda. And anyone who has ever used a blood glucose meter, can tell you, carbs most definitely raise blood sugars, & meat does not. Of course we are all free to eat whichever way we choose, & many of us will have varying ideas on what is healthy.

I agree with evening sun.
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Old 07-27-2018, 04:24 PM
 
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I never post in this forum but I am watching this documentary. Has anyone seen it? Says we are not built like omnivores, diabetes not related to carbs but is caused by fat in meat, we only need 35 grams of protein a day, etc. Opinions? I hope it is all wrong, I'll be honest.

We were built to survive on whatever was available and dictated by geography etc.
https://www.calacademy.org/explore-s...ly-human-diets


People in Iceland had to learn and adapt very differently than the plains Indians, or Fred blogs in Shakespeare’s, England. To presume that we are not built to eat one thing vs another seems to ignore history,geography,genetics, etc. as with any diet though moderation is key. Blaming meat for diabetes ignores other crucial factors such as “Type 2 diabetes develops when the body becomes resistant to insulin or when the pancreas stops producing enough insulin. Exactly why this happens is unknown, although genetics and environmental factors, such as excess weight and inactivity, seem to be contributing factors.Jan 3, 2018”
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