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August 2015               Printer Friendly PDF               Volume 14 Issue 08

Broccoli and Kale Taste Bitter

The golden age of nutrition bloomed in the twentieth century with discoveries of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, and other plant (phyto)-derived chemicals required for human health. Accepted wisdom about these nutrients became, "if some is necessary, then more is better." The search for ways to "supercharge nutrition" began with supplements: pills filled with isolated, concentrated substances, such as vitamins and minerals.

Unfortunately, extensive research over the past century has consistently found that these expensive treatments offer few benefits and much harm to people. Consuming antioxidants, including beta-carotene and vitamin E, increases a person's risk of suffering from earlier death, heart disease, and many forms of cancer. Jim Watson, co-discoverer of genetic DNA, wrote about the shortcomings of consuming too many micronutrients, even incriminating so-called superfoods with "Blueberries best be eaten because they taste good, not because their consumption will lead to less cancer."

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Diet: One Important Solution to Sexual Abuse

"Men gawking at daughter has mom worried" is the title of the Sunday, July 26, 2015 TEENlife article in our local newspaper. The mom continues, "My daughter, 14 blossomed overnight into a well-endowed gorgeous young woman. I'm appalled at the gawking men (of all ages)…" The article was syndicated in other newspapers.

The normal age of human sexual maturity is between 16 and 19 years. The modern Western diet, based on meat and dairy products, is causing dramatic changes in human development, triggering the onset of precocious puberty at an average of 8 to 12 years, long before nature ever intended.

Featured Recipes by Emma Roche


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McDougall Adventure - Kauai, HawaiiYou can soon sign up for the Kauai, Hawaii McDougall Adventure Trip for January 30 to February 6, 2016.

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