The McDougall Newsletter - January 2010
  January 2010   Vol. 09 Issue 01

Five Major Poisons Inherently Found in Animal Foods

Protein, fat, cholesterol, methionine (a sulfur-containing amino acid), and dietary acids, which are all superabundant in animal foods, are poisoning nearly everyone following the standard Western diet. Most people cannot fathom this, because it takes four or more decades of consumption before disability, disfigurement, and death become common from these endogenous toxins. This long latent period fools the public into thinking there is no harm done by choosing an animal-food-based diet. If the case were one of instantaneous feedback—one plate of fried eggs caused excruciating chest pains, paralysis from a stroke followed a prime rib dinner, or a hard cancerous lump appeared within a week of a grilled cheese sandwich—then eating animal foods would be widely recognized as an exceedingly unwise choice. Similar failures to appreciate slow poisonings from our lifestyle choices are seen with tobacco and alcohol use. If one package of cigarettes were followed by a week on a respirator or a bottle or two of gin caused hepatic (liver) coma then no one would indulge in these instruments of long-drawn-out death either. The difference defining the failure to take long overdue actions is that the dangers from tobacco and alcohol use are universally known and accepted, whereas almost everyone considers red meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products necessary parts of a healthy diet.

A Great Dental Tool—Small Inter-dental Brushes

This cross between a toothpick and a toothbrush is new to me but has been around for several years (and may be an old friend for you). Since Mary and I have started using this tool after every meal we have noticed a remarkable improvement in the health of our gums and an overall clean feeling in our mouths. Even though Mary and I floss and brush our teeth at least twice a day, our big surprise was the small food particles still left between our teeth, which were removed by using these small inter-dental brushes. The real proof of benefits from using this tool daily was the reduction in the size of the "pockets" reported on the very next dental hygiene visit for Mary. Pockets are the space between the tooth and the gum. Enlarging spaces are caused by bacterial growth, resulting in gingivitis and periodontitis. It only makes sense that small particles of food left between the teeth feed the bacteria. Inter-dental brushing effectively removes this food.

Sign this Petition: Help Stop Making School Children Sick

Cow's milk is included free with the school lunch program at my grandson Jaysen's public grade school. (He takes a bag lunch.) Parents must pay an extra $.50 daily to have fruit juice as an alternative. His school is made up of mostly Latino children, which means children with lactose (milk sugar) intolerance, resulting in diarrhea, stomach cramps, and gas when they drink milk, free or not. Few of these families know enough about the health hazards, much less can afford, to choose an alternative to the free milk. Read about  milk's role in causing obesity, ear infections, GERD, constipation, arthritis, and much more suffering in children.

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