...the one that goes somthing like this: all meat-eating animals are biologically equiped with exactly what they need to hunt, kill and consume the meat they require to be healthy. Speed, dexterity, fangs, claws (for catching, capturing, killing and ripping into) - these are things that are required for ALL carnivores.
We humans are too slow to even catch a cow (let alone a deer), and if we could catch one and somehow wrangle it to the ground bare-handed, just how would we rip into it? How can it be natural to be a meat-eater if our bodies are not designed to capture and rip apart the animal/fish that we're 'supposed' to eat?
And (get this), I've actually heard people say that because we're equipped with a superior brain to make the knives & guns required, that it invalidates the point above :::eyeroll::: Even if that carried weight, it would lose it completely when you throw in the spiritual & mental aspects. Unless someone is mentally-disturbed, the fact is that it's extremely traumatic for a human to kill an animal with our bare hands. Even the most seasoned of hunters & ranchers recall the overwhelming spiritual & emotional 'nausea' they experienced with their "first kill" (most all are physically affected as well). It's my very strong opinion that it is not natural for us to kill animals (except in self-defense).
Don't get me wrong here, I'm not 100% sold on the concept of radically strict vegan eating for an entire lifetime, because I know that it's likely we naturally ingest all kinds of small critters (and even bugs) - and certainly I believe that honey (technically an 'animal product') is meant for human consumption. There's many kinds of sea-critters we can gather with our bare hands, and many other minor variables/options. But for healing (ala Schulze, Christopher, Gerson, et al), the more compromised we are, the more we need to ingest only the foods our bodies are designed to ingest :)
Another quasi-scientific theory is associated with the opportunistic feeder theory. This can be called the biochemical individuality theory which is often seen in far eastern "medicines" such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the Ayurvedic systems. This theory suggests that since we are biochemically individual we should all eat individual diets suited to our moods, illnesses and other contrived indicators.
The logic behind biochemical individuality theory is fallacious, for although we are all unique biochemical beings, we are predominantly the same biochemical system, with low level variations. At the molecular level we differ, at the system level we are alike. If anyone imagines they can adjust their diet according to these individual metabolic variations, they are fooling themselves.
Thanks for a GREAT article!!!!