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Could a human survive on a 100% meat diet (meat and other animal products)?

Yes, most definitely.

In fact, not only can people survive on 100% meat, but they can also have a much lower risk of heart disease and cancer than the average person.

BUT. Put that 32 oz. steak down and hear me out for a bit. Surviving on a meat-exclusive diet involves much more than what you think you know about eating meat, and will probably require the advice of experts on the matter. But who could be an expert on surviving on meat only, you ask?

These guys:

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Meet the Inuit, a friendly native tribe of the Arctic, Canada, and Greenland, who survived on frozen wastelands for a thousand years. Their lands were barren, and could not bear fruit or vegetables—even less so than the lands of the Norwegians, who mitigated this problem by raising and killing Englishmen. Instead, the Inuit opted to pass the last millennia eating nothing but meat and fish—and not only did they survive, but they thrived; as mentioned previously, they indeed showed a lower chance of heart disease and cancer.

“But I thought eating meat was bad for you. How did this happen?” I hear you ask. Welp, their trick—which very few meat-chomping fellas actually do in the developed world—is that they eat their game WHOLE. Brains, offals, bone marrow, organs—you name it, down the hatches it goes. That way, ALL of the nutrients that kept the animal alive before its untimely demise now work on keeping the human alive, not just those that reside in the muscles and skin. Furthermore, counterintuitive as it sounds, they have to eat some of the organs, like the liver, raw, so that certain vital nutrients will not be altered by the heat.

Ultimately, it is important to understand that humans spread all over the world, from frozen wastelands to endless deserts, because they are an extremely adaptive species. The same way a human can survive exclusively on greens, as vegans so proudly rub in our faces to prove that animal flesh is the devil, we can also survive exclusively on said devil. HOWEVER, both extremes require a great variety of said food of choice, and careful planning to ensure a long and healthy life.


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Can you imagine surviving on a 100% meat diet?

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27 Comments
Linda Spreng
Good to know. On the other hand, my mom ... all 94 1/2 years of her had a terrible diet. Cholesterol practically four digits, butter loving lady. She was farm raised, however, and worked harder than I have my whole life added up. Healthy as a horse the entire time, until a nasty hole in the yard threw her to the ground and broke her ankle. Not the same physically, of course, but her mind was sharper than a tack. Her humor was infectious the whole trip. ANYway she ate what she wanted when she wanted to. Apparently she won the jackpot of genes.
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Jan 17, 2019 2:36PM
michellerose
The drawbacks of an all meat diet--in First World countries like America and Great Britain--have a LOT to do with the way the meat is processed. Let's be honest here: the techniques we use in the US to grow and process meat for our tables are nothing less than grossly disgusting. You've probably all seen the videos, so I won't belabor the point. The Inuit catch their meat LIVE and still kicking. It's about as fresh and untainted as meat can be. Here, we have to worry about things like hormones and residual toxins from pesticides. We raise our meat products in a mass-produced state--even free-range chickens--and THAT is a lot of the reason that pork, chicken, and beef are to be approached very warily. Read those packages! Was it frozen then thawed? How long ago was this critter killed and prepared for sale? What's the fat content, the vitamin content, the actual source of that drumstick, that pork chop, that hamburger? The Inuit have no such problem. Where did it come from? "The last hunt, about two days ago." Who killed it? "My uncle. He's pretty good with a spear." How fresh is it? "If it was any fresher, you'd have to wrestle it before you ate it." We rave about the paleo diet, but our primitive ancestors began as hunter/gatherers, meaning a LOT of nuts, tubers, insect grubs (Hey, don't curl your lip. Insects are a GREAT source of protein. Did y'all know that cicadas taste exactly like shrimp when the shell and wings are parboiled and stripped off? That's because they're related on the insect phylum) and fruits. The meat they were able to find usually came from (fairly) fresh carrion. Only when we discovered fire did it become possible to slaughter animals wholesale. Another weird factoid. England used to be full of a giant form of oxen called aurochs. They looked kind of like a long-horned steer, but two or three times as big. Not an easy kill--until some smart boy discovered that his tribe could start a fire, scare the auroch herds into stampeding over a cliff, and then it was BBQ night for the rest of the season. Aurochs no longer exist in Britain because they were hunted to extinction. The Native Americans (the Plains tribes, mostly) avoided that by killing only what they needed and, like the Inuit, used EVERYTHING in the bison they hunted. Unfortunately, some bright boys in Washington figured out that it would be possible to starve those NA people to death by killing off their food supply. Which is why there were hunting parties that permitted the passengers to shoot the bison from a passing train. Trophies were sometimes taken, often not. You might have even seen the piles of bison skulls white settlers would proudly pile up for the newspapers. Bison are not domesticated. Cows are, so the idea was to kill off the native bison--and starve those terrible "savages"--while making room for the herds of beef and milk cows the settlers wanted instead. Yah, you can eat all the meat you want. Me, I'm a carnivore and I wear leather, so screw PETA. But I'm careful about it. Final factoid: did y'all know that the healthiest, most protein-packed meat of all is GOAT? I do not lie. Look it up. It's kind of hard to find, but if you check with some Jewish or Muslim suppliers, you can usually find a good price. What does it taste like? A little like pork, a little like beef. It's NOT gamy or smelly. (Goats have a bad rep. They're actually very clean, fussy animals) It's GREAT on the BBQ and very very good for you as far as animal protein goes. This has been a PSA from your friendly neighborhood college graduate.
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Nov 16, 2018 8:59PM
Fran Graybowski
Really, they raised and killed Englishmen? Or did you mean raided and killed? Where was the proof reader?
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Nov 16, 2018 6:38PM
feliciaacarter
Very interesting!!🤔🤔🤔
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Jan 16, 2020 2:35AM
dragondawg
I've lived above the Arctic Circle here in Canada and met some amazing Inuk, (e-nook), people and huntears. When the hunters kill a seal, everything from that animal is used. From the pelt to the blubber to the meat and internal organs. Even the tendons are preserved to be used as thread to make their clothes so that the hunter can be on the ice for hours and never feel cold. This applies also to any whale that may beach itself. And if 1 family has no hunters, because the male children are too young, the village will share a lot with each other, including taking the young male when he is of age, 13, to learn how to hunt to feed his family. It really is a village helping everyone in that village. I'm so glad my father was in the military. I saw several native cultures of Canada that I wouldn't have if he wasn't military.
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Dec 5, 2019 5:34PM
Darlene Davidson
Humans are omnivores and for most of human history ate what was grown locally and in season. Humans are resourceful and inventive and found ways to preserve perishable foods, meat, fish and vegetables. Eating is a necessity and a delight to all the senses. It is not a virtue to deprive oneself of the pleasures of the table and to demand of others, that they abandon the foods that have been an integral part of their culinary tradition and that have sustained them and nourished them physically and emotionally for generation upon generation.
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Nov 18, 2019 6:43PM
Rich Naples
Get a job. michellerose,
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Apr 18, 2019 6:45PM
Krishna Chandra Singh Sanger
Sambamurti Sv, I am sure that you are a lactovegetarian and milk comes from mammals (animals). Life would be very difficult if we decided to choose our food as the Inuit or the Vegans do. We love to pamper our senses, namely, vision (with beautiful natural scenes, pictures by painters), smell (various perfumes--remember Petrichor, i.e., the first rain at the beginning of summer, the aroma from food), touch (hugging and caressing ones young, pets,and lover, the feeling of the morning breeze during summer) so then why not indulge the sense of taste by consuming whatsoever is our fancy. The type of food we eat depends upon the society we are born in and to be precise, what we are taught by our parents regarding food. I am an 82 years old man from north of India and in good health, and mostly eat vegetarian food with milk and eggs on a regular basis but from time to time indulge my taste buds by consuming foods from different parts of India and the rest of the globe. I exercise at least 5 times a week and visit a gym on a regular basis. I still have all my teeth and my hair is black with some grey thrown in. The only precaution I take is to 'Eat all types of food but never in excess'.
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Mar 23, 2019 9:57PM
Ellen Sheehan
This article is opinion mixed with some facts. Can they survive? Well, yes with a life span of 68. Compare to persons from Okinawa, for instance, who consumed very little meat/fish and live to average 87. (That is, until the introduction of American fast food and “convenience “ foods.)
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Mar 18, 2019 5:09PM
Ron Fussell
Well,the inuit people have adapted over a long period of time to be able to eat what they do.The moose is edible,very dark,they eat stinky moss,remember that.seal meat is another story,I doubt few could swallow it,whale fat,ugh!They can grow some things in their migration.Northern Alaskan tribes literally will eat anything and everything,they love seal,caribou..not that bad,everything goes in a pot, and boiled,boiled moose nose?they use it all.I was in point barrow Alaska in 71,it was pretty primitive,only two colors,black and white.and damn cold.
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Mar 10, 2019 5:19PM
Carol Ann Kathrein
Very informative
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Feb 26, 2019 6:34PM
Criona Walsh
Very interesting information
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Jan 10, 2019 3:17PM
Jacqueline Tattam
‘vegans so proudly rub in our faces to prove that animal flesh is the devil’??? Who wrote this rubbish!
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Jan 8, 2019 11:24PM
dcboyden
michellerose, I have a Seventh Day Adventist sister. You two would probably box! I'm on your side. Good comments!
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Dec 27, 2018 2:21PM
Marti Fogel
Shirley Miller, I wonder the same thing, my small 6 pound Pom forms crystals in her urine, she is a a special food, very low in protein. I gave her some chicken as a treat and she developed more crystals with in a few days. Good point Shirley.
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Dec 25, 2018 5:34PM
Dani Smith
I'm not too fired up about eating the entire animal. Eyes looking at me from my plate just kill my appetite.
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Dec 14, 2018 5:13PM
ninakamwene
An excellent explanation I do both. I am omnivores. I like and enjoy eating both.
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Dec 13, 2018 1:48AM

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