That it is, and thanks for your input. I don’t put myself out there as an expert. Hardly. What I do believe is that as any Amazonian shaman knows full well that food is both medicine AND toxic. Long before we had huge pharma companies people used food to heal, to help, to cause toxins to be released. I met a shaman on the Tahuayo River who probably knows more about medicine than most caregivers I know, likely because he also understands the psychological side of healing.

This guy Steven Baxter (above) had a terrible issue with me, and went to great lengths to prove I was wrong. Honestly, it matters THAT much? It’s an ongoing discussion. At some point I just throw my hands up. It’s insulting when people assume they know your intentions, or they assume anything to which they are not privy, and then go after you with knives. I had to block him becuase the exchange simply deteriorated. It’s one thing to exchange information, which Howard did, above, and another to simply whack at someone with your version of “proof” which is just as riddled with holes as anything else.

To your point, we have to learn our own bodies. Experiment. As much as I prefer to not eat meat, there are times I really, really, need a hamburger (no bun). The body has its own wisdom. All I can do is listen as best I can and respond intelligently.

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