"The Time For Nutrition As A Therapy Has Arrived"
There are virtually no nutrients in animal-based foods that are not better provided by plants.
I will start with protein as it the main focus of the typical western diet and is usually the first question people ask - there is just as much protein in legumes gram for gram than red meat - it is more bioavailable, comes with no risk to health such as the links of saturated fat and heart disease or cancer and consuming animal based foods. Plant based protein also is packaged with 10,000s of other beneficial plant nutrients, fibre & delivers the correct amount of protein to our bodies. The following nutrients are either not provided or are in very inadequate quantities in animal based foods but are in much higher quantities in plants based foods:
Beta carotene, dietary fibre, vitamin c, folate, vitamin e, iron, magnesium. Calcium is also higher in plant based foods when comparing 500 calories of animal or plant based food and does not leave an acidic residue when metabolised, therefore your body does not need to take calcium out of your bones to balance your PH as in the case when consuming animal based foods. It is a myth that we need to consume animal based foods at all and there are very strong links to consuming animal based foods and many chronic diseases for example the link between cows milk protein and the trigger of Type1 diabetes in young children is stronger than the link between smoking and lung cancer or saturated fat and heart disease. There are strong links between consuming animal based foods with other autoimmune diseases like MS, Lupus. The nutrition science is showing there are strong links between consuming animal based foods and cancer, alzheimers, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cataracts, kidney stones, allergies, osteoporosis, skin disorders, insomnia and more. There are no studies that have confirmed a protective effect of animal based foods. Recently there was a summary done of 144 studies that have showed a very significant protective effect of fruits and vegetables on the human body. There are 10,000`s of plant chemicals that scientists have not yet discovered that act in synergy to deliver the nutrients we need to be healthy. It is a very complex nutrient structure that nature has already sorted - we do not need to examine one microscopic aspect but to embrace the whole and we will get the right nutrients in the right amounts to live a full and healthy life in harmony with other species & with significant environmental benefits. The World Cancer Research report 1997 states "Evidence that plants based foods protect & animal based foods enhance breast cancer is now convincing, however substantial benefit requires substantial shift to plant based foods." The weight of evidence from the growing mountain of nutrition research from all over the world all points towards a whole food plant based diet to meet all of out nutrient requirements.
T. Colin Campbell (born, January 1, 1934) is an American biochemist who specializes in the effect of nutrition on long-term health. He is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University.
Campbell has become known for his advocacy of a low-fat, whole foods, plant-based diet. He is the author of over 300 research papers on the subject, and two books, Whole (2013), and The China Study (2005, co-authored with his son), which became one of America's best-selling books about nutrition. Campbell featured in the 2011 American documentary, Forks Over Knives.
Campbell was one of the lead scientists in the 1980s of the China–Oxford–Cornell study on diet and disease, set up in 1983 by Cornell University, the University of Oxford, and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine to explore the relationship between nutrition and cancer, heart and metabolic diseases. The study was described by The New York Times as "the Grand Prix of epidemiology."
The scientific evidence for a plant based diet simply can no longer be ignored. Cancer can be switched on/off through diet, The China Study and the lifelong research conducted by T. Colin Campbell & his team which is considered to be the "Grand Prix" of epidemiology. It is the most comprehensive study of diet and nutrition ever undertaken. Author of 300 research papers, 50 years of research into cancer & nutrition, the book "The China Study" should be read at least 3 times by everyone. I find it appalling that medical & health professionals still choose to ignore this compelling scientific research.
Benefits Of A Whole Foods Plant Based Diet/ Healthy Lifestyle:
- Live Longer
- Look & Feel Younger
- Have More energy
- Lose Weight
- Lower Blood Cholesterol
- Prevent, Even Reverse Heart Disease
- Lower Risk Of Prostrate, Breast & Other Cancers
- Avoid Surgery
- Preserve Eyesight In Later Years
- Decrease The Need For Pharmaceuticals
- Keep Bones Strong
- Avoid Impotence
- Avoid Stroke
- Prevent Kidney Stones
- Keep Babies From Getting Type 1 Diabetes
- Alleviate Constipation
- Lower Blood Pressure
- Avoid Alzheimers
- Beat Arthritis
- Avoid Insomnia
- Repair Skin Disorders
- And More....
Your body constantly balances your PH, if you are acidic calcium, potassium, magnesium will be dissolved from your bones & muscle to do this and causes osteoporosis & will contribute to other conditions. Those countries with the highest dairy intake ( highly acidic) also have the highest osteoporosis rates.
*4 Out Of 5 People Will Develop Cancer, Diabetes, Or Heart Disease In Australia. These Preventable Diseases Are Diet / Body PH Related*
Conditions that have been associated with acidosis:
Diabetes, Obesity, Headaches, Migraines, Bladder conditions,Kidney stones, Immune deficiency, Lack of energy, Fatigue, Acne, Dry skin, Hyperactivity, Dizziness, Panic attacks, Joint pain, Depressive tendencies, Cardiovascular damage,
Food allergies,Chemical sensitivities, Hair loss, Weak nails, Slow digestion & elimination, Yeast or fungal overgrowth, Hormonal problems, Premature ageing, Loose & painful teeth, Excess stomach acid, Lack of drive, joy & enthusiasm, Low body temperature, Insomnia, Vira & bacterial infections, Asthma, Learning disabilities, Loss of memory & concentration, Ulcers, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Colitis, Tendonitis & more.
Everything works better in the body when its alkaline - hormones, digestion, enzymes. Being acidic can add to: joint pain, digestive discomfort, disruptive sleep, low energy, mental fog.
Warning: All Protein Powders - Animal & Plant Based
Whey powder is a cheap by-product from cheese making & contains hormones, pesticides, herbicides, many other added chemicals, is acidic, is heated to very high temperatures and therefore De-Natured, contains 80% casein protein (dairy protein) which promotes & accelerates cancer (PHD scientist Collin Campbell, The China Study, I Highly recommend you read this book). Plant protein isolates (plant based protein shakes) are also high risk and should be avoided. Our obsession with protein is killing us. Adopt a whole food plant based diet with no added oils/fats, low in salt & sugar and regain your health.
"I have been in horticulture & working with nature for 30 years with one of Adelaide`s largest Landscape companies, our business Summit Landscape and for the past 8 years I have been studying nutrition, sharing my knowledge through cooking classes and writing this blog as a community service to help people be healthy. I grow my own vegetables, sprouts and micro greens and have been on an alkaline plant based diet and know first hand the power of nature. My immune system has considerably strengthened, I no long suffer from insomnia, I have lost weight and my skin is glowing.
Cert. Plants Based Nutrition Cornell University, USA, Adv.Dip. Horticulture, Botanic Gardens, Adelaide.
Chris Wake SA Life/Gardens Magazine Article
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