Please please keep in mind that I am not in anyway "knocking" dr graham or 80/10/10 in anyway...Im am honestly just confused by the lack of obvious validity I am seeing in his arguments in chapter one.
If you guys could help straighten me out I would greatly appreciate it, Im really confused.
1 - Could you do it without the use of a tool
I noted that Dr Graham seemed to base quite a few arguments on the "Could you eat it in its natural state without the use of a tool,container,heat etc etc.
- Maybe I am misinterpreting it...and I hope I am...but ...if we aren't supposed to eat anything that doesn't require a tool of one type or another...then.. we shouldn't be eating nuts with shells on them, or pineapples, or cantaloupe, or watermelon....etc etc....because we can't get into these things without a "tool".....
How did you guys interpret this??
2 - Nuts and seeds - Grains? .....
My question is this...Dr Graham defines grains as..seed...grass seed to be exact....why is it that we should eat...flax seed..or chia seed...but we shouldn't eat "grass seed".....and no I am not advocating eating "Grass seed"(grains)..that sounds kinda nasty
But his statements "for" seeds and nuts...was that..they are hard to digest...but we should still eat them??
I was thoroughly confused about that.... It would make much more sense to me if he said we shouldn't be eating seeds at all..of any kind(nut,fruit seed,grain/grass seed etc). But how can he say that we "should" eat seeds and nuts...(but I couldn't find any apparent reason why we should do this)....but we shouldnt eat..."grass seed"
3. - Using a childs "instincts"
Most of you have read the book and saw the analogy of the child in a room with a goat and a banana...which will he eat and which will he play with....
...If you stick a child in the yard with...grass...dirt...rocks...bugs....and a banana
Which one would you parents bet he would eat? (My money is on the rock ;))
Frankly...the argument against grains was weak at best.....Again..did I misinterpret it?
Im not knocking what he is saying....but it bothers me that he can take a valid argument..and back it up with an in-valid example...
P.S. On the plus side...I loved the introduction :) ...and alot of chapter one made alot of sense and just clarified some important things for me :) Im looking forward to reading the rest of the book...I just feel like I need to solidify these things before I continue reading .....Note..I may just be misinterpreting these arguments :)
wheat in nature is inedible, it has to be processed and ground.
monkeys will eat things like mangos, bananas, and pineapples in nature. they're easier to open with tools, obviously, but you can open & eat them with your bare hands.
no monkey would eat grains in nature, they're nasty.
no flaw in the logic as far as i can tell;)
there are plenty of pregnant ladies / nursing moms on this forum
Why is it not suitable?