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Quotes of Interest
Here are quotes that we have listed on our website that we have found online, in newsletters, and in the media. If you find a fascinating quote we could list here, please send us a note. Please be sure to reference where you found it.
Raw Family Newsletter 4/30/06
As early as 1927, a comprehensive study conducted by Dr. J. Shirley Sweeney, demonstrated that the high fat, low carbohydrate diet used in treating diabetic patients would cause diabetes in normal people. Dr. Sweeney also found that when those who had blood sugar levels indicative of diabetes changed their diets from a high fat or high protein diet to a high carbohydrate diet, their diabetes disappeared!
Dr. Sweeney concluded that, “If you want a quick case of diabetes, just eliminate the carbohydrates from your diet for a couple of days and then take the test. It will demonstrate diabetes.”- Victoria Boutenko, RawFamily.com
"I don't consider myself a terrorist, but the Earth is being terrorized by corporate greed..."
Christopher McIntosh speaking to U.S. District Judge Thomas Zilly
Zilly told McIntosh the world is not perfect, and acknowledged that we "might not be treating Mother Earth with the care that is appropriate." But the judge went on to say that unless society adheres to the rule of law, "Mother Earth will not survive."
For example, growing crops to feed farm animals requires massive amounts of water and land. Nearly half of the water and 80 percent of the agricultural land in the United States is used to raise animals for food, according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
From the article:
The Cancer Guy
Will you people just please eat your frickin' vegetables?
Quotes from Dr. Michael Greger:
"The best way to fight cancer is to avoid exposure to carcinogens like pesticides. And the best way to do that is to eat a plant-based diet.
Pork, beer, chicken, cheese and fish are the highest sources of dioxin here in the United States,
Dioxins are stored in animal fat and the higher you go up the food chain the more concentrated the levels are... Meat eaters just seem to be oozing carcinogens from their bodies.
|Fact of Interest|
All you need to know about milk
By Angela Epstein, Daily Mail
30th November 2004
Milk: Health drink or deadly danger?
Once, it was known as the ultimate health drink. Packed with vitamins and minerals such as calcium and phosphorous, as well as all the essential food groups, milk was considered the perfect way to boost well-being in a glass.
Over recent years, however, scientific evidence has linked different types of milk to a variety of health scares. Only this week, Swedish researchers declared that drinking more than one glass of milk a day could double the risk of contracting ovarian cancer.
[Celebrities for Health note: the above article incorectly states "Only tinned pilchards and sardines eaten with their bones provide more calcium weight for weight than milk does." According to data we've gathered from the Federal nutrition websites, the first cow's milk listed is at least 40 from the top on the calxium list! See: http://celebritiesforhealth.com/sources_of_calcium.htm ]
Plant foods to the rescue
By Liz Szabo, USA TODAY, 8/10/2004
From the above article comes these four quotes:
"Humans evolved to depend on a rich diet of 800 plant foods, says David Heber, director of the University of California-Los Angeles Center for Human Nutrition. Today, he says, most people eat three, and those are often french fries, ketchup and iceberg lettuce."
"Scientists have identified only a handful of the thousands of potentially beneficial plant chemicals, says Daniel Nixon, author of The Prostate Health Program and president of the Institute for Cancer Prevention in New York. People who would rather pop dietary supplements instead of eating the real thing may miss out on proven health promoters such as fiber, as well as compounds that scientists have yet to discover, Nixon says."
"Humans grew to depend on fruits, vegetables and nuts to provide these vital defenses. That may explain why, without a rich plant diet, people are more vulnerable to disease."
"Mother Nature is cleverer than all of us and has laced many of our favorite foods with things that can be helpful," Li says. "Ancient cultures have long recognized that your diet can be healing, and scientists are only now beginning to understand why."
'Sound science' should guide other nations in reviving U.S. beef imports, official says
WASHINGTON -- With U.S. beef still blocked from top export markets, Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman said Tuesday she has employed "sound science" to pressure foreign governments to reconsider how they deal with mad cow disease.
[Celebrities for Health: How sound is the "science" of NOT testing over 30,000,000 cows a year for mad cow disease, while they may have the disease and suggesting they are safe? And why "pressure" countries to accept the meat from those animals?]
Chand tells KTOK they want to show people that vegetarians are generally slimmer and sexier than those who, "gnaw on the corpses of tortured animals." He says eating meat clogs arteries, makes people fat and damages organs.
Beef lobby blocks action on mad cow, activists say
"BSE is not passed from animal to animal," he said. "It's what this animal ate four years, five years ago. It is not `where did the meat from that animal go?' What about all the meat from all the other animals that ate the same infected feed so many years ago? That's the concern."
Beef industry again upset by figure in Oprah case
Betsy Blaney, Jan. 25, 2004
AMARILLO, Texas - The central figure in Oprah Winfrey's legal fight with cattle ranchers outraged many in beef country six years ago with his prediction that sloppy meat production practices all but guaranteed mad cow's arrival in the United States.
With the first domestic occurrence of mad cow disease in December, Howard Lyman is again upsetting the beef industry.
Lyman, a former Montana rancher-farmer turned vegetarian, said the discovery validates his concerns about how cattle are raised and slaughtered to produce tons of meat each year. His comments on Winfrey's show in 1996 prompted a lawsuit by Texas cattlemen, who lost.
"I wish it had never happened, but you see somebody driving toward a cliff at 200 mph and they won't step on the brake, you can pretty well figure out what they're going to do," said Lyman, who now lives in Alexandria, Va.
Friday, January 9, 2004
Mad cows in a world gone mad
The role of animal fats and meat in these conditions has been
overwhelmingly established. As Neal Barnard, M.D., president of
the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, has declared,
"The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters and all automobile accidents combined."
The US supposedly tests ALL downed
cows and other cows that have shown physical symptoms of disease.
NBC Nightly News mentioned 12/24/03 that 1% of all slaughtered
cows are "downed" cows. If January through November
2003 has seen 32,900,000 slaughtered cows, which means the US
should have tested 327,900 and the US has only tested 20,526,
then they have only tested about 6% of downed cows!!! That means
about 307,374 cows that were unable to stand or walk, but shipped
to processing plants, were never tested! (Might
"downed cows" shipped to slaughter also include dead
WHAT'S UP WITH THAT???
"I'm a vegetarian - I think there's a strong possibility, had I not become a vegetarian, I would not be working now. I became a vegetarian about 25 years ago, and I did it out of concern for animals. But I immediately began having more energy and feeling better."
--- Bob Barker
From article: At 80, Bob Barker is still in the game
From article: Bird producers scorn veg pitch
[regarding turkeys raised for slaughter]
"'I think farmers have the best interest of the bird in mind,' said Alayna Giesbrecht, of the Manitoba Farm Animal Council."
celebritiesforhealth.com comment: "Huh???"
"Yoffe explains, 'Eating animal protein, which is high in sulfur-containing amino acids, requires the body to buffer the effects of those amino acids. It does so by releasing calcium from the bones, literally peeing them away.'"
Dr. T. Colin Campbell, professor of nutritional biochemistry at Cornell University, says "the correlation between animal protein [intake] and fracture rates is as strong as that between lung cancer and smoking."
From Scoop (9/26/03):
According to Dr John Livesey, a scientific officer at Christchurch Hospital, If the world human population became vegetarian, there would be huge international environmental benefits.
Heard recently regarding an article on
raw foods: [8/03]
"I always have to chuckle at the inevitable disclaimer, "talk to your health adviser before making any major dietary change". Right. How many people in the general public call their doctors at 7 p.m. and say, "Hey, Doc, I'm going to order a jumbo pizza with all the toppings and the stuffed crust tonight. Then I'm going to eat the whole thing, wash it down with a six-pack of Coke/beer, and watch TV all night. Is that OK??" Maybe the pizza ads should have a disclaimer on them as well, something like, "be sure to check with your health provider about the wisdom of eating a diet high in saturated fats, calories, cholesterol, salt, and watching TV all night so you'd see this ad in the first place"!"
Sue Aberle, MS, RD
Human activities give rise to new diseases
03 June 2003
By David Suzuki
Quote from David Suzuki:
"When we practice intensive livestock farming and feed herbivores to herbivores, we create ideal conditions for the spread of disease. As we change the climate, we create new vectors for disease to spread. The growth of international trade and travel further increases the capacity for diseases to flourish. "
"The real causes of osteoporosis are the five factors that leach calcium from the bones: animal protein, caffeine, sodium, tobacco and sedentary lifestyle," says committee president Dr. Neal D. Barnard, who is taking to task the dairy industry's No. 1 health claim.
PCRM's nutrition director, Amy Lanou, Ph.D., regarding the "baby neglect trial."
"With all the information now available about the long-term health benefits of plant-based diets, there is really no question that the vegan diet is safe-in fact, it offers the most disease-fighting protection of any dietary pattern."
From CNN.com:/Education, 3/3/03
"I consider dairy milk to be one of the most unhealthy beverages promoted toward children," said Jackie Domac, a teacher and health department chairwoman at Venice High School in Los Angeles. "In many ways it's worse than soda. It's full of antibiotics, hormones, saturated fat and cholesterol, none of which our students need.
"Well, we could tell people to become vegetarians," he added. "If we were truly basing this only on science, we would, but it is a bit extreme."
Eric Rimm, a nutritional epidemiologist at the Harvard School of Public Health
NOTMILK - SECOND OPINIONS [Email
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002
"I would call milk perhaps the most unhealthful vehicle for calcium that one could possibly imagine, which is the only thing people really drink it for, but whenever you challenge existing dogma...people are resistant."
Neal Barnard, M.D., Director of the Physician's
Committee for Responsible Medicine
"Death, pain, and torture, by any other name, cannot sanitize the great injustice we do to animals."
Robert Cohen, Sun, 03 Feb 2002
"God bless America and its children who continue to be poisoned by those whose bottom line does not include health and safety."
Quote by Robert Cohen (notmilk.com) in reference to Congress not allowing the public to know what we are eating:
"Last year, Senator Barbara Boxer sponsored a bill that intended to give Americans the right to know what they were eating. Foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) would have carried a label. Senator Boxer could not find one other senator to co-sponsor her bill."
Here are recent comments from Robert Cohen's Newsletter (http://www.notmilk.com)
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