[ExI] Meat and the paleo diet, again

Natasha Vita-More natasha at natasha.cc
Sat Apr 16 14:52:53 UTC 2011

Ben Zaiboc wrote:

"Harvey Newstrom" <mail at harveynewstrom.com> observed:
> Sadly, the truth turns out to be "Man the hungry" who ate whatever he 
> could find whether it was animal or vegetable.  It's an opportunistic 
> diet that doesn't promote any political ideology.


"Harvey, that strikes me as being right on the money.  The question is, how
can modern humans best approximate the diet that our bodies are evolved for?
(in the absence of gene tweaks that can make us optimally healthy on
vegetarian or vegan diets, or any other kind of sustainable diet, for that

This diet works for me to some extent. The problem with it for me is 2-fold:
I do not want to loose weight and I do not want to eat animals.  Making sure
I get enough calories each day to keep weight on is difficult. [My
aesthetics does not favor with CR at all. I love human bodies that are
svelte with muscles, curves and sex appeal.] The second part is that I do
not want to or enjoy eating dead animals. 

It seems that there is a solution though. Rather than breeding and killing
animals, we should be harvesting meat that has the best health benefits (and
enough calories) for the bio-body. 


Natasha Vita-More

  PhD Researcher, Planetary Collegium, Univ. of Plymouth, UK
Vice Chair: Humanity+
Fellow: Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
Visiting Scholar: 21st Century Medicine
Advisor: Policy, Law & Ethics Track, Singularity University

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