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emphasize that the calcium-losing effect of protein on the human body is not an area of controversy in scientific circles. The many studies performed during the past 55 years consistently show that the most important dietary change the we can make if we want to create a positive calcium balance that will keep our bodies solid is to decrease the amount of proteins we eat each day. The important change is not to increase the amount of calcium we take in.? VII. Dr. Campbell, director of the China-Oxford-Cornell study, and former senior science advisor to the American Institute for Cancer Research says this about high protein diets,? there is a strong correlation between dietary protein intake and cancer of the breast, prostate, pancreas, and colon.? Interesting that the culprit in

many of the most deadly diseases of our time is none other than the very thing that many of us have been taught to hold sacred-animal protein. Data from the China-Oxford-Cornell Study reveal that people who derive 70 percent of their protein from animal products (as Americans typically do) have major health difficulties compared to people who derive just 5 percent of their protein from animal resources. They have seventeen times the death rate from heart disease, and women are five times more likely to die of breast cancer. VIII. In April of 1991 The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine sponsored the new four food groups, which was designed to incorporate the enormous advances in understanding about diet and health in the recent years. The president of the committee Dr.

Neal Banard said this about a healthy body and healthy life: Research is now clear and sufficient that the basic dietary guidelines taught to us as schoolchildren are wrong. Based on the knowledge we have today, we cannot go on recommending a diet based on the old four food groups. Evidence has shown that most people who eat according to the old four food groups die earlier and have a greater risk of serious illness than many of those who eat differently. IX. The new four food groups proposed by the committee consist of, whole grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits. Now you may be thinking that there is no meat represented in the new guidelines, but they are not forbidden they are just considered optional, because medical studies clearly show they are not needed for human health

and in fact often contribute to disease. The new four groups reflect massive amount of research telling us that the higher the consumption of meat and dairy products in any nation, the more its people suffer from illness. X. The people for this new style of grouping our food have made it clear they are not proposing a ban on meats and dairy products from the menus and tables of America. Their call is not even to eliminate animal products, but to cut back and shift them to a more secondary role. Their goal is to bring our eating guidelines up to date. XI. I am not saying that you can never have another scoop of Haagen-Dazs or another double double,I?m not even saying that you all have to become vegetarians or to go out and burn down every hamburger joint but that we need to

reevaluate what we have been taught about what is good and bad for us and come up with answers based upon all the facts. 329