Understanding the Healthfulness of a Vegan Diet

There really isn’t any scientific debate about the healthfulness of a purely plant-based diet. Informed professionals no longer maintain that it’s necessary for humans to consume animal flesh or secretions. Mainstream professional organizations acknowledge that a sound vegan diet is perfectly adequate for human health, including: the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics the American Diabetes Association the […]

Eating What You Are Designed to Eat

This post was transcribed from the presentation Are humans designed to eat meat? by Dr. Milton Mills All your life, you’ve been told that you’re an omnivore. You’ve been misinformed. You are not an omnivore. You are an herbivore. Like other large herbivores, humans: Are optimized for foraging during the day. Are attracted by beautiful food. […]

Applauding Apples

Apples (Malus domestica) belong to the Rosaceae family, along with strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, cherries, plums, apricots, peaches, cherries, quince, nectarines, pears, almonds, and ornamental trees and shrubs (such as roses, meadowsweets, photinias, firethorns, rowans, and hawthorns). Apple trees grew wild in Central Asia and western China beginning possibly about two to ten million years ago, around the time that the first humans were evolving. Horses, which […]

Pining for Pineapples

Pineapples (Ananas comosus) come from tropical plants in the Bromeliaceae family. The fruit actually consists of coalesced berries. Pineapples originally evolved in the inland areas of what is now Brazil and Paraguay.  South American Guarani Indians cultivated pineapples for food. They called them nanã, meaning “excellent fruit.” The Guaranis and other tribes explored, raided, and traded […]