He'll Even Give You $10,000 To Prove He's Wrong
The astonishing information never stopped as I watched Dr. Milton Mills give three talks on whether humans were made to eat meat. Here's a handful of examples. Only herbivores - animals who live solely on plants - have an appendix. Only herbivores can suck up liquids. Carnivores, who have much larger mouths and an entirely different facial structure, have to lap up water. A three hundred pound lion can eat over 57,000 calories in one meal and then not eat for seven to ten days. On the other hand, herbivores foraging for whole plant foods can't consume enough calories at a time to make it through a measly 24 hours, and so must eat multiple times a day.
The amazing contrasts between carnivores and herbivores filled hours of presentations, with the facts demonstrated with pictures of skeletons, teeth, jaws, digestive systems, muscles, legs, feet, and much more. Omnivores, it turns out, are way more similar to carnivores than to herbivores, for the simple reason they have to be able to consume rotting flesh, laden with pathogens, and thrive.
I was fortunate to have a chance to talk with Dr. Mills, and find out more about how he came to pursue his unique method of proving humans are 100% herbivores. I asked him about the evolution of his own food choices. "I grew up in a family that ate the usual stuff - beef, pork, chicken, fish. When I was 14, I joined the Seventh Day Adventist church, which strongly encourages all its members to be vegetarian. I still ate meat my first year in the church, but at age 16 became vegetarian. Since I was always lactose-intolerant, I was near vegan at that point, but became completely vegan after I started attending and presenting at Vegetarian Summerfest in 1998. "
I expected that since Dr. Mills became vegetarian as such a young age, he would not have noticed many health benefits, but he quickly let me know this was wrong.
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