Another theory as to the reason for an appendix is it refers to the time when man was exclusively a herbivore. Dr. Jerome Sullivan
'noticed' during his studies of iron overload that the loss of the appendix COMMONLY was found in those with iron excess. It is kind of a 'canary in the coalmine' which tells a person there is too much iron in the body.
Apendicitis doesn't necessarily attack those with high amounts of iron. Every time that I would try to donate blood my iron was extremely low, and I still suffered from Apendicitis.
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