I'm highly omnivorous and I'm far from finicky, so I often think about everything. But, when really hungry, I'm solely a carnivore...and during those times, I simplify my thoughts to a caveman's actuality in a pristine fashion of self-core awareness.
I'm vegetarian, and I am FAR from docile. Just trying to be an ethical consumer. I don't think it has anything to do with instinct, we have evolved enough to live outside of instinct in some regards, making ethical choices one of those.
That's absolute rubbish. I was a heavy meat eater for 20 years. I not only can live without the desire to eat meat, but not even a craving. I grew up on sausages for breakfast, turkey for lunch and beef for dinner. Not to mention jerky's and animal product cheeses for snacks. Thanks to mom very little fruits or veggies. Not only am I more clear headed, but I have a healthier digestive system to boot. It's been 6 years and I have found that eating healthier in this manner incites a desire to continue doing so.
Being healthier also encourages a mindset to be more aggressive about what it wants. Being evolved past the point of instincts, I think "predatory" takes on a different context.
many people are predatory, they just express it differently. Our instincts you'll be surprised is heavily influenced by our biochemistry which is directly influenced by food ingestion.
Autism has been found to reduce in gravity when cow's milk is taken off the diet. SO, doesn't that say that if you drink the milk of cows too much at some point in your genetic line, you start becoming like a baby cow. No language, just repetitive twitching of in our case fingers the way cows twitch their tails and ears...
I'm just saying, maybe we shouldn't be stealing the poor baby cow's milk. Our teeth look like horse and goat teeth. we don't have canine. so why are we eating meat?
I'll agree with you there. I have worked with several autistic people and often they are allergic to dairy, or just as precaution put on an entirely vegan organic diet. Also having allergies or peaks in behaviors when food dyes and preservatives are added to their diets.
I don't claim to know the scientific facts your aiming for here, but I can tell you that as soon as I dropped meat from my diet, my metabolism increased and my digestive system made leaps and bounds in the direction of improvement. I lost over 40lbs.
I've often thought with the introduction of bleached flour and an emphasis on meats and dairy we have walked away from what could be considered a natural diet for us and has led us instead down the way to obesity.
The ability to intellectualize food ingestion to think of the future is very forager. Case in point you.
As for meat-eating, check out the Greek One. Another case in point. The biochemistry is addicted to it, so even if its not logical given the serious implications on our long term survival and the planet we live in, they still will choose on the basis of what the biochemistry is calling for.
"I eat meat, I am already primed for meat eating, don't change the system!"
Meat eaters will eat at the expense of what it eats. Because well, it's food. In the same vein, (pun intended) meat-eaters will have no qualms to be top of the food chain psychologically. I'm on top, you're food sort of mindset. The body needs to have that apathy in order to enable the body to ingest the dead animal.
The more you eat vegetables, the less you have these hormonal behaviors and are able to think clearly about choices.
Deer thinks, should I go this path or that path? Hmmm.....wait. I think something is looking at me. what's that? A lot of deliberating going on when you're an herbivore. You stay alive by being away from danger and thinking in advance.
Predators however are territorial, a little lazy and lethargic with occasional spurts of energy.
I think if meat eating is reduced, coffee drinking will go down with it as well (and that is a sad sad prospect, sorry caffeine addict)
Hi Cecil: The old adage we are what we eat was edited and changed. It now reads: We are what we "assimilate" of what we eat. I am also very omnivorous, but I will not eat "beef." Beef is difficult to digest. It may hang around in the gut for days fermenting (rotting) before being ejected. Bacteria can thrive in it and it can cause problems in the gut before being "dumped." Beef is also too fatty, the protein in it is hard to metabolize and cattle is fed with hormones that increase their size and weight. Chickens are also fed hormones but, damnit, I love chicken....lol I try to eat foods that supply "complete" proteins, are moderate in complex carbohydrates and low in fat of any kind. I try to restrict my intake of "simple" carbs and the fats I do consume must not be "partially hydrogenated oils" of any kind and certainly not any, or extremely little animal fat. We have evolved to be "Human" because we became omnivores with a high intake of animal protein.
Well we needed to eat, and with the lack of substantial food around, we learned to eat meat. We are survivors, ya? But excessive meat eating is detrimental to our health and the planet's. So are we going to persist on this habit we acquired?
Buddhist countries have smiley people,and they are generally more peaceful (except for India, they are the most argumentative people to ever attend any meeting, as a generalization of course) These people most of the time do not eat meat, or garlic.
Western people in places where burgers, steaks and pork are the staple are more "Are you talking to me? ARE YOU TALKING TO ME,WHAT ARE YOU SMILING AT?"
Okay..., then why did you mention depression, suicide, and demented thoughts of delirium? For a whole minute, I thought we were talking about "you are what you eat" or something, and you start getting psycho-active upon the possibility of mental ailments from predatory actions - due to seeking food. LOL!
Well nuts, nuts are rich in protein but they are also rich in parasites, which is why some people are allergic to it. So I would say you probably are irritable suffering from occasional acne which leads to poor self-esteem on the days you have them....just a wild guess.
nuts give you acne. (you wanted more so I'm giving you more....no disrespect intended.)
..nice try, but mercifully I have clear skin... (Welcome to scan that pic if you like - it's my present one.. nope, u won't find a zit, sorry!) As for low self esteem....so the days I skip nuts, I'll have a high one...? ok. that's a first... hmm....
Oh but isn't it a fact that our biology supports our food choices. Meaning if you have to chase the rabbit/bison, you have to have an aggressive soup in our brain? But if you're getting your nutrition from foraging, you won't need as much stress producing hormones.
Just saying, beef eaters tend to watch more basketball and football than tofu eaters, who lets say likes to do crafts like beading or other hand-eye coordination things,foraging skills basically.
The stress hormones your body produces that will help make you crouch around like a lion trapping a gazelle is translated as manipulative strategies to gain a promotion for instance. Tofu eating would require you to have the focus to actually pick the soy of a plant, so lots of concentration and attention to details would result. you'll be more patient.
If you eat both, like Obscure, you probably swing from being a predator and a docile animal...much like obscure.