Wow. I don't even know where to begin.
The most shocking section for me was the one on how children being overfed (or fed the wrong foods) causes sexual abuse.
I think he is bang on about how children are interested in sex earlier because their sexual organs develop earlier, but some sexual predators prey on girls, not because they develop at an earlier age, but because they are not developed. Sad but true.
Otherwise, let em' have it, Dr. McD!
I just came upon this thread and wanted to address your interpretation, yvie, re: Dr. M's point about the damage that is done to our children by a diet loaded with meat and dairy. I think that Dr. M's point was not so much about the diet causing
sexual abuse. He is saying that the diet loaded with meat and dairy, pushed by our largest business interests, IS
sexual abuse; because it can have the unfortunate results of early maturity, the diet itself constitutes sexual abuse. (He did mention the sad possibilities of the early sexual development, also, but it was more of an aside.)
I am staying out of the political debate, although I think it is interesting the interpretations people bring to the issue. They say more about the person than anything Dr. M was addressing.
Yes, very interesting what we each bring along on the journey. It's easy to forget what's in our bags. Our bags become such a part of us we can't see them unless we squint. Perhaps we become our bags.
Politics is large-scale control drama. So is religion, science, education and business...and I suppose social institutions in general. http://deoxy.org/9insight.htm
All humans, because of their upbringing, tend toward one of four control dramas:
Intimidators steal energy from others by threat.
Interrogators steal it by judging and questioning.
Aloof people attract attention (and energy) to themselves by playing coy.
Poor me's make us feel guilty and responsible for them.
If what we focus on grows, what's the best thing to focus on? What is
life's ultimate purpose? Why am I here? Synchronicity is fascinating.
Life? Life is difficult, or easy, depending on one's perspective. Have fun. Do the best you can. Whatever that means.