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We are all different in certain ways, but genetically we are basically
same as humans were 100,000 years ago. Those hunter-gatherer diets
differed according to climate and availability of foods in the particular
area, but there's a common demoninator-- we're all omnivores, and
on a diet that includes animal foods and vegetables. Agricultural
like grains were only introduced in the last 10,000 years, and genetically
we have not had time to adapt to them, much less to the modern "fake"
foods that haven't existed before the last 50 or 100 years.
So although biblical times seem ancient to us, it's still within
agricultural period in which people have been eating grains and having
diseases that native hunter-gatherers didn't have.
Some good reading on this subject would be Loren Cordain's book _The
Diet_, and his articles on http://www.beyondveg.com. Also, there's
article by Dr. Stephen Byrnes called The Myths of Vegetarianism which
has just revised with more references; the new version is at his
http://www.powerhealth.net. This is a good article to explain why
suited for meat eating.