I concur with you.
I, too, concur, as those of you who've read my previous posts know. I concur, that is, with the statement that "there IS a role for animal protein in our optimal diet", in the sense that a role for it exists, and that that role might
be essential. I wouldn't dare to say that role is
essential, since so much evidence points in the opposite direction (most long-term epidemiological studies -- again, the best evidence we have).
And, as those of you who've read my previous posts also know, I definitely don't agree with most of the reasons cited:
- Choline, like carnitine, also increases TMAO.
- There's no evidence that high dietary
Cu:Zn is a problem (but I take a small amount of Zn "just to be safe").
- B vitamins aren't a prob on a plant- — especially "grassy" plant- — based diet, aside, probably, from B12.
- The vitamin D research is all over the map.
But, for now, I've opted for a traditional
Okianawan level of meat (note, for those wanting to check into this research: traditional is not contemporary, thanks to Western influences): a small to medium portion of high-omega-3 fish a few times/month. Gut microbiome can recover after the doses of the food the pathological bacteria like, since those doses come infrequently. When I hear about people eating meat (or fish) daily
P.S. Just read Chris Kresser's blog post on ALA conversion to longer chain omega-3s. For those influenced by that, please don't be. He hasn't done his homework.
P.P.S. Stavia, hope your sister continues to do well! DHA is a highly unstable molecule, prone to oxidation. I would caution against supplementing more than 200-250 mg/day. But, I'll stop beating this poor dead horse!