I put this up on my blog, but I find it so vitally important for anyone and everyone to read and know that I am posting it on here as well.
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here is what I posted... when you look at it all I mean, raw just makes sense.
From a physiological perspective (the way the physical body functions), humans are frugivorous. That is, their natural diet consists of fruit, nuts, seeds and green leafy vegetables, all eaten raw.
Why you ask (or your family/friends ask)? The humans digestive tract is long, about nine times longer than the body length, suitable to the slow digestion of fruit, nuts and vegetables. A Carnivore's digestive tract is only about three times longer than its body. This enables it to expel toxic rotting flesh from the body quickly, before it putrefies in the digestive tract or intestines.
Digestive Juices - Ptyalin, an enzyme that breaks down starches into sugars, is high in the saliva of the mouth of frugivores and either non-existent or present in very low levels in the saliva of carnivores.
Humans and other Frugivores have weak solutions of acid in the saliva, used to predigest proteins. The acid in a carnivore's saliva is very strong, enabling predigestion to begin in the mouth. The stomach acid of frugivores is weak, compared to carnivores, and is not ideally suited to breaking down of "animal" proteins, in particular, flesh.
Humans do not have teeth suitable to tear raw flesh from an animal, whereas carnivores are adequately equipped to do this, with long strong canine teeth.
Humans do not have claws with which to grasp and rip the flesh off their prey. But our hands are ideally suited to picking fruit!
Think about the two statements above. Any other animal on this earth that eats meat kills it itself. NOT with a gun, a knife, or even a spear (for those that want to go way back when before fire was invented). It will use it's teeth and claws to rip it apart and devour it then. NOT in a couple of weeks by time it reaches the grocery store shelves to be taken back to the pack to be cooked with MSG loaded spices and who knows what else.
The only milk suitable for humans is human mother's milk. Cow's milk is meant for its calves. Goat's milk is meant for the goat kid, horse's milk is suited to foals, Cat's milk is suited to their kittens, and dog's milk is ideally suited for their puppies, while elephant's milk is meant for the elephant calves. I don't see monkeys drinking human milk, cows drinking elephant milk, or giraffes drinking lions milk.
What happens if we eat food that is unsuited to our digestive system? Digestion becomes more difficult or incomplete, which may cause petrifaction in the intestines, a precondition of Toxaemia and consequent disease. Our bodies are too focused on breaking down the meat and unfortunately will spend all it's time on that rather than provided us energy and repairing what needs to be repaired with in our amazing bodies.
Somtimes these facts and having knowledge like this can help keep you raw and also it is nice to have when questions are asked about why you eat they way you eat or why you live the way you live. I hope this helps others like it has helped me!!