Dolev wrote:You are right sweetjames. Instead of supplements, one should eat 3 kg combinations of oranges, tomatoes and peppers three times a day, plus a bushel full of varied greens. The ideal is a natural primative diet, but we live in the modern world. These organizations you mentioned, and the green freaks who deny lab-produced vitamins, supposedly want to base their opinions on SCIENCE, while ignoring a couple hundred thousand studies supporting the use of lab-produced vitamins. Enough of this BS.
Both the american cancer society and the american institute for cancer research emphasize that getting cancer-fighting nutrients from foods like nuts, fruits, and green leafy vegetables is vastly superior to getting them from supplements. Eating a healthy diet is best.
Not only have slim-down programs failed, but government health promotion programs have not been met with much success either. The long-promoted 5-A-Day program (five servings of fruits and vegetables) embarrassingly did not reduce mortality from cancer or heart disease. So the recommendation is now 9-13 servings, but few Americans achieve that level of plant food intake. The failure to reach government established health targets has recently been documented.
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Dolev wrote:by primitive diet, I base myself on Weston Price's book, "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration", possibly the #1 most important health book. Primitive diets were basically whatever was available before coca-cola and french fries. I highly, highly, highly recommend Price's book - to read, not to eat.
ofonorow wrote:To clarify, perhaps "primitive" was the wrong word. Weston-Price was not studying and writing about a paleolithic diet - more than 10,000 years ago -- but of pockets of peoples who were eating the same way they had for hundreds, if not thousands of years in their isolated communities. (Dolev, feel free to correct me ) And again, thinking of another post about Kelley's metabolic typing, people at various latitudes and climates would have much different diets at any point in time up to the present - of necessity, depending on what plant and animal life was readily available.
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