December 7, 2022

What is the Terrain Model Diet...

What is the Terrain Model Diet or the Natural Human Diet? How is the Natural Human Diet Determined?
This post is meant to be a quick summary, not an in depth analysis. For a more information please see the video here:…/permalink/4073355422741435/
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Every animal on our planet is anatomically capable of eating a certain narrow set of foods. It is understood that the foods most easily accessible and readily available for any particular organism, are in fact the foods that incur the smallest possible burden on the organism. Take for example the sea otter. While many of them learn to smash rocks against clam shells to break them open, this is a process that costs more energy than it produces. The sea otter’s natural food source then, is not clams, but the small fish that occupy the same waters as the otters, and of which they can easily obtain nutrition without over exerting themselves.
Humans are of the classification Frugivore, our natural diet which suits all of our needs without overworking the body’s metabolism is Fruits predominantly, with tender greens, some vegetables, nuts and seeds.
Fruits provide everything the human and all Frugivore species require to survive and thrive. Proteins, in their usable form of Amino Acids, Fats (Fatty Acids), Vitamins (Co-Enzymes), Minerals, various trace chemicals and most importantly SUGAR and WATER.
The human body runs on Carbohydrates (Sugars). Sugar is the fuel for every one of our hundred trillion cells. However, it is important to make the distinction between simple sugars (monosaccharides), like fructose on which we can thrive, and complex sugars, such as glucose, starches, all isolated sweet substances (including isolated fructose) that are far from ideal for us.
The structured water inside fruit is essential for hydration of the human body.
While humans habitually drink water today due to our chronic dehydration from a diet which has strayed far from the natural human diet, humans actually do not have drinking faculties.
When you see a dog or a lion or a horse walk up to a pond they can easily lap water from the pool. Their anatomy is designed to keep their face from getting wet. Your dog or cat can drink from the water bowl, you cannot.
If a human tries to drink from a pond we get our face wet, get water up our nose. It is an unpleasant experience. When we consume our natural diet of fresh ripe fruits and tender greens/vegetables we get all of the water the body needs in the form that our bodies have been physiologically and anatomically designed to get it. Because our natural foods are so water rich we do not require the ability to drink from standing bodies of water.
Fruits match our Anatomy and Physiology. For example, we see in vivid colors, while Carnivores and Omnivores have a limited color range. Human sight is anatomically designed to be attracted to the bright, pleasing colors of a ripe fruit.
We have long slender fingers with a delicate sense of touch to reach into trees and bushes and find the delicate fruits and pluck them from the tree.
We have a weak sense of smell because fruits have strong, pungent, pleasing aromas when they are ripe so we do not need to have a strong sense of smell. Conversely, Carnivores and Omnivores have a strong sense of smell because prey foods do not have strong smells. Humans can only smell rotting carcasses and their smell is repulsive to us.
Humans have a “sweet tooth”. Our taste buds are tuned to allow us to sense when our natural food is ripe and ready to be eaten as well as to avoid poisons. Bitter tells us that a fruit is unripe or a food is toxic. Sour tells us the fruit is overripe and no longer suitable. Fruits contain a little bit of salty flavor, but overly salty foods burn and cause discomfort to our senses. Spicy burns our tongue, makes us sweat and our nose runs to warn us that it is toxic. But sweet tells us that our natural food is perfectly ripe and ready to provide us with the essential sugars our body needs to run every cell.
Taste buds are not for emotional highs, they are for survival. They are the messages which told us for millions of years what was food and what was poison and when our foods are ready to be eaten.
We crave the sugary desserts after heavy meals because our cells are desperately seeking energy. Sugar is energy. When we properly feed our body on fruits those intense cravings for ice cream, cakes and cookies disappear.
We are attracted to the sweet tastes of fruits. They appeal to us and delight our senses. The sight and smell of blood and gore, on the other hand, repulses us. We cook animal tissues and coat them in fruit based sauces (Orange Chicken, Barbeque Sauce, etc) to make them palatable to our senses. We cannot stomach the flavors of Raw unadulterated animal tissues. We do not salivate at the sight of blood. We do not relish eating the intestines or bones or organs of a warm body. But a Carnivore and an Omnivore do.
All Carnivores and Omnivores eat the bones, feet, fur and feathers of their prey. These are all essential parts of the diet. (Did you know you can kill a dog by feeding them meat without bone? But they can survive and thrive on Bones with just tiny meat scraps attached.)
Carnivores and Omnivores all have sharp fangs and claws to facilitate ripping through the skin and breaking through the skull bones of their prey. Humans have weak nails perfect for scoring the skin of fruit but useless for ripping the flesh off of a chicken or a cow. Humans have weak teeth, incisors for breaking the skin of an apple or a pear and taking chunks out of fruits. Chewing on bones would break our delicate teeth.
These are just a few of the anatomical features that humans have based upon our natural diet of juicy, water rich, easy to digest, sugar filled Fruits!