Meat isn’t unhealthy.
Here’s one study often cited:
Unprocessed Red and Processed Meats and Risk of Coronary Artery Disease and Type 2 Diabetes – An Updated Review of the Evidence If you look, they disclaim that they didn’t consider other factors too.
Plausible confounders included major risk factors that were assessed but measured with imprecision, such as education, physical activity, smoking, alcohol use, adiposity, and fruit and vegetable consumption; and other potential confounders not included in the model at all, such as income, second-hand smoke, air pollution, alcohol patterns (e.g., binge drinking), and consumption of starches, refined carbohydrates, sugars, trans fat, dietary fiber, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes
So basically they could have been carb-eating raging alcoholics.
What we do know now that heart diseases and diabetes is caused by hyperinsulinimea. In coronary risk, calcification is now the indicator, which is a direct result from too much insulin. Heres a study and here’s it well explained. Want to find out your REAL level of heart disease? Okay then – here you go! #CAC — The Fat Emperor I don’t think I need explain that carbs are what cause Diabetes Type 2, but here are some references anyway: Eat Fat, Cut The Carbs and Avoid Snacking To Reverse Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes – National Obesity Forum – Public Health Collaboration and also, carbs are bad: Carbotoxicity—Noxious Effects of Carbohydrates – ScienceDirect
Plants don’t want to be eaten
It’s not just this book, I’ve heard it before from numerous sources. They have a bunch of defense mechanisms. Plant Food Toxins in an Evolutionary Context — George Diggs, Ph.D. (AHS14) – YouTube. Of course we can still prepare them in ways that don’t harm us to a certain extent, and we have. Cabbages (and their derivates), fruit and other produce has been altered in so many ways so they become more palatable for us. I would mainly argue that plant-based nutrition isn’t the free-for-all some hope to claim.
Ruminants and methane
If you remove all meat for food, then others will naturally take their place and produce just as much methane, that is of course if they even survive due to all the crops you’d have to plant. Cattle and methane: More complicated than first meets the (rib) eye | Shaping Tomorrows World.
Let’s continue the experiment and remove all meat as a protein source. Where are you going to get your proteins from? Beans? Apart from containing lectins which are harmful Beans, Beans: The Truth About Lectins | NutritionFacts.org, they still need to be grown in huge acre lots in order to feed us. Quinoa is still not suitable for people with celiacs decease Gluten Alternatives: Effects of Eating Quinoa in Celiac Patients | Celiac Disease Foundation. The issue is that not only do these acres produce a tons of greenhouse gas emissions Soybeans – Field to Market as they need to be harvested and relocated, they also destroy the top soil and create deserts Soil Erosion and Degradation | Threats | WWF. Don’t even get me started on how soy is horrible for you and your oestrogen levels Originally hailed as wonderful, soya can be bad for your health. | Food | The Guardian, Studies on the oestrogenic activity of soybean oil on albino rats. – PubMed – NCBI, Scientists Discover Soy Actually Accelerates Breast Cancer, Rather Than Preventing It – REALfarmacy.com. Before you claim that there are lot of asian cultures who eat soy, they don’t eat it exclusively, especially as it is most of it is fermented: tofu, soy-sauce etc, and they stay far away from soy milk. So where are we sustainably going to get our protein from?