Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A few words from "The China Study"

Every now and then I will post here a few phrases from the book I am currently reading.

Obsessively controlling your intake of any one nutrient, such as carbohydrates, fat, cholesterol or omega-3 fats, will not result in long term health.

Dietary change can enable diabetic patients to go off their medication.

Consuming dairy foods can increase the risk of prostate cancer.

Two thirds of the Americans are overweight and over 15 million Americans have diabetes.

Half of Americans have a health problem that requires taking a prescription drug every week, and over 100 million Americans have high cholesterol.

If you are male, you have a 47 % chance of getting cancer, and if you are a woman, you have 38 % chances.

One out of 13 Americans now has diabetes.

Health care system is the third leading cause of death in the US, behind only cancer and heart disease.

So what is my prescription for good health ? In short, it is about the multiple health benefits of consuming plant based foods, and the largely unappreciated health dangers of consuming animal-based foods, including all types of meat, dairy and eggs.

Protein comes from the Greek word proteios, which means "of prime importance".

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