The Gorilla Diet

March 13, 2010 at 3:01 pm 4 comments

The Gorilla Diet

When in the quest for optimal health, it makes sense to look, not only to Nature for natural remedies, but also for living examples.

For instance, the gorilla’s physical make-up is very similar to our own. Pound for pound, the gorilla is one of the strongest and longest living animals on the planet. I would think that those attributes would be something to strive for…being strong and living long. Hey that rhymed! 🙂

So, since those attributes are something we are all striving for, let’s look at the gorilla’s diet. Gorillas eat mainly, fruits, vegetation, grains, nuts and seeds. But wait, you ask…”Where’s the BEEF?” How can we possibly survive without meat?

I think that meat is something that eventually got added to our diet out of necessity. Way back in the day when winter set in and there wasn’t much vegetation to survive on, our caveman ancestors had to find something to eat to survive.

I think it was a matter of, eat a rabbit, or die! The reason I say this is because research has shown that meat is actually harder for humans to digest than for meat-eating animals.

According to Herbal Home Health Care, our digestive tract is full of pockets and curves in order to slow down the digestive process. Carnivorous, or meat-eating animals like lions and tigers have a short alimentary canal and a much smoother colon than humans do.

This allows the meat to pass through their digestive tract more rapidly to prevent putrefaction problems. Meat that is left over in the pockets of the colon for longer periods than necessary, produces dangerous ptomaines and poisons that can be absorbed into the body.

Not to mention, the putrefaction of meat also releases ammonia and other alkaline substances in the colon. So, physically speaking, we were basically designed to eat the gorilla diet. We don’t even need to get into the whole, how meat is processed thing.


One of the major concerns of utilizing the gorilla diet is, how do we get the proper amount of protein without meat in our diet? Well, once again, does it look like the gorilla is lacking in any muscle tone?

It is now well-known that you can get sufficient protein from the gorilla diet alone. Eating a variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole-grains and seeds will give you all the protein your body needs.

Especially in the grain, nut and seed category. An ounce of almonds, (about 2o kernels) contains about 6 grams of protein. Cashews, pistachio nuts, walnuts, and sunflower seeds are all fairly high in protein,  just to name a few.

The word “whole” grain is very important too. The whole grain of wheat, barley, millet, etc. contains the “germ” or what I call the “heart” of the grain because it contains most of the vital nutrients and minerals.

Most of our refined and enriched white flours have been ground to an unusable fine pulp, and when baked it just sticks to the walls of your intestines.

This diet is also referred to as the “mucusless diet” because most dairy products are also eliminated. Dairy products have been shown to cause mucus which induces constipation in the colon. Constipation is the cause of  over 90% of dis-ease.

Colorectal cancer is the most common cancer world-wide, according to The Illustrated Atlas of the Human Body by Beverly McMillan

So, look into instituting the Gorilla or “Mucusless” Diet for a happy, healthy, long, strong, life! For more vital information on the Gorilla diet, click here for Dr. John Christopher’s book,  Herbal Home Health Care.


Stay Natural & Stay Happy! 

Ambrose Avery CPC




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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. The Malboro Mensch  |  July 31, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Excellent post.

    Protein needs are far less than published by government bodies.
    Our basic daily protein needs to replenish the body is around 23 grams – approximately 1/3 of what most north Americans consume daily…

    We are the only country that over consumes protein. Probably because we associate famine and malnutrition in third world countries as a diet lacking in protein instead of a diet deficient in caloric intake…big difference

    The recommended daily protein intake was raised in 1993, in part from pressure from the dairy and meat industry…

    I’ve been a vegetarian for close to 2 years. I’m 55, 6’2″, 205 pounds, wear a 33” pants, 46” coat, don’t do weight and an excellent musculature that always surprises people who think i spend a few hours a day at the gym training.

    i actually walk regularly and do 50 push-ups a day in two sets of 25 -my total exercise regime.

    No more pains, no more aches since i abandoned meat protein in my diet. In fact now I feel as strong like an…ape 🙂

    So much for the myth that vegetarians are 90 pound weaklings…

  • 2. ambroseavery  |  December 20, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Thanks for the comment, what a testamonial! Sorry this reply took so long but, I’ve been out of commission for a while…very long story! I’ll be blogging about it soon.

    Thanks again,

  • 3. ken  |  August 31, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Excellent article, please keep spreading the word because the world especially North America need to hear it. Vegan going on 2 yrs and hated I waited this long I don’t miss meat dairy or any other animal based food I use to put in my body.

    • 4. ambroseavery  |  October 2, 2012 at 7:47 am

      I’m not a strict vegan, as I still try to eat lean meats, fish, and chicken, for the protein. Although I believe in the fact that humans are omnivores, we just need to make sure that we limit those meats, as our digestive system isn’t designed to handle a lot of meat, as a carnivore’s is.



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