Dr Anthony Chafee is a surgeon, nutritional researcher, and former pro-rugby player. He is a strict carnivore; he only eats meat and animal products. He believes plants are trying to kill us because they contain natural toxins that can cause cancer, inflammation, and other health problems.
Dr Chaffee has spoken on many podcasts about why he thinks that plants are trying to kill us. He cites the following evidence to support his claim:
- Plants and animals are in an evolutionary arms race, with plants evolving to produce toxins to deter animals from eating them and animals evolving to develop resistance to these toxins.
- Many plants contain known carcinogens, including acrylamide, lectins, and oxalates.
- Plant toxins can cause inflammation, a significant risk factor for chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
- Plant toxins can disrupt the gut microbiome, which can lead to a variety of health problems.
To people eating a standard Western diet, the idea that plants are trying to kill us may seem like a far-fetched conspiracy theory. Still, there is some scientific evidence to support it. For example, plants produce various toxins that are toxic to animals. These toxins can be found in all parts of the plant, including the leaves, stems, roots, and fruits.Continue reading “Is Dr Chaffee Right? Are Plants Trying to Kill You?”