Me: But can you get enough nutrients that way? Where do you get your protein eating fruit and leafy greens?
Loren: Ah. The protein question. Remember that modern research clearly shows that excess protein causes disease. We require very little protein to maintain our bodies in adulthood. Our greatest protein needs are when we are infants, doubling in size in a year. The average Person consumes three to four times as much protein as a baby gets in its perfect food, breast milk.
Me: But where do you get any protein eating apples, oranges, and salads?
Loren:Protein is the building block of cell tissue, and so is a component of all living cells, plant and animal. There is not much protein in fruits and leafy greens, but there is all we need.
I wonder who could have started this one? Who would benefit from having us believe that we need huge amounts of protein, and complicated combinations? How about the meat, #dairy, #soy, and supplement people... Imagine you were going to build a house. You would need lumber, nails, windows, shingles, doors, etc. Environmental concerns aside, would you rather start with an existing house, tear it down, carefully pulling each board up, cleaning it, sanding it, discarding the bad ones, and then straightening every nail, etc. Or would you rather start with a pile of clean lumber, a crate of new nails, and windows ordered to fit?
The building supplies are like the amino acids. We can’t use a house to build a house. We have to first tear it down, discard the worn out stuff, and clean up the rest, then we can start building.
Our bodies must break these proteins down into amino acids first, then combine them to form new proteins.
Just as building a house with new building supplies is much easier than tearing an old one down, building our distinctive cellular proteins is much easier using amino acids then it is using complex whole proteins. In ripe fruit, we have virtually no work to do. As the fruit ripens, the proteins break down on their own, allowing us to assimilate the amino acids with very little work. #lorenlockman #research | #arnoldehret #alkaline #consciousness #sattvicfood