We're Ominvores, Golly Dangit!
Feb. 13, 2013 9:43 pm
Updated: Feb. 28, 2013 4:34 pm
Before I cause anyone to take umbrage, please let me explain that title. I'm not against someone making up their own mind about something, and following it to the logical conclusion. I'm all for that. So, if you follow a Vegan diet, Vegetarian diet, Paleo-diet,
Neopaleo-diet no whip, or whatever you follow, this post isn't about you. It isn't about you unless you're trying to foist it on me. Just like my firearms, the bacon will have to be pried from my cold, dead fingers!
I have no beef (Golly, I crack myself up!) with a person who eats a certain way because they don't want another creature to die for them, although I do occasionally wonder what they have against plants. I understand why a person might choose to avoid certain
foods because they are allergic or sensitive to them. I wouldn't want to go into anaphylactic shock either. Nor would I care to spend a day or so doubled over in pain. I get that.
There are a lot of hypochondriacs in the world. MSG is one of those compounds that brings sensitive people out of the walls. Double blind placebo controlled tests have shown no causality in people who claim to be sensitive to MSG. In fact, in one test the subject
reacted to the placebo. If you are one of those who is sensitive to MSG, please don't be offended. I'm not saying you aren't sensitive, nor am I trying to shove MSG down your throat. Just don't spoil my food experience. I have to admit, I can't really think
of any food that I make at home that requires MSG as an ingredient, but I am sure that some of the ingredients I use might have it in their list of ingredients. I have a small bottle of MSG in my cabinet that has been there for four years.
One of the things that really bakes my noodle is the person who strongly believes that the theory of evolution is fact, and they follow any specific diet, such as vegan or paleo. If your theory is correct, then humans evolved as scavengers and opportunists. Road
kill should be on your plate. Fairly well rotted road kill for that matter. Yum! Scavengers eat the most putrid and disgusting things. Ever watch a turkey vulture eat a road kill deer? Observe which end of the deer they start on. How could a human contrived
diet be better for you than the diet evolution provided? And for you paleo folks, what have you got against potatoes? I understand the gluten thing, but a lovely starch like the potato? Is there such a thing as potato intolerance?
Most of the people who practice a diet don't act obnoxiously. They don't cluck their tongues at me while I am enjoying a pork chop, or a slab of bread with butter on it. But occasionally I'll come across someone that just has to waggle their boney finger of
judgment at me like some modern day Pharisee. "How can you eat that knowing it died for you (or knowing it is so bad for you)?" It's at times like that where I look them square in the eye and say, "You're eating Lima beans and you ask me
Here's the deal. I'm on a special diet myself. It's the Seafood diet. If I see food, I eat it. That's pretty much the heart of being an Omnivore.