Monday, April 28, 2008

Calcium vs. Protein

Since Ancient times, animal milk, in one form or another, has been the mainstay of practically every household on earth.

As trusting little tykes we were told that in order to grow up big and strong, we must consume mass quantities of milk and cheese for strong bones. Now that we are aging, we are told the same malarkey. “To prevent osteoporosis, drink bovine milk”. My friends, nothing could be further from the truth!

The generous Universe provided our Holy Temple healthier ways to intake calcium other than from high-protein, high-fat animal products.

There are over 15 plant foods that rival cow’s milk in calcium, plus, no heart-stopping saturated fats, un-Godly growth hormones, or mystery milk from The Cloned ‘Wife-of-Franken-Cow”. We are the only country that drinks milk from cloned animals. A skeptical Europe still requires more testing. America governmental agencies lowered standards to create more profit.
In the new millennium, pasteurized cow’s milk holds no resemblance to the milk we drank 30 years ago. Not only does pasteurization kill the friendly pro-biotic bacteria, it also depletes the nutrient content of the milk. Pasteurized milk loses 66 percent of vitamins A, D and E. Vitamin C loss usually exceeds 50 percent. Heat trashes water soluble vitamins and can make them 38 percent to 80 percent less effective. Vitamins B6 and B12 are completely annihilated during pasteurization. Pasteurization also destroys beneficial enzymes, antibodies and hormones. Pasteurization destroys lipase (an enzyme that breaks down fat), which impairs fat metabolism and the ability to properly absorb fat soluble vitamins A and D. The dairy industry is aware so they ‘fortify’ it with a contrived version of vitamin D.

Homogenization has been linked to heart disease and atherosclerosis.
“Calcium and Protein are mixture for disaster” says. Dr. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., professor of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, is the Director of the China-Oxford Cornell Study, the largest study of diet and disease in medical history. His findings: High animal calcium and animal protein intake is the primary cause of degenerative disease.

On the other milk stool, higher calcium and protein intake is purported to lower the incidence of osteoporosis, according to the Dairy Council and those dietitians who refuse to study the medical literature that is not in accordance with the Dairy Industry's Commandments.
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) complained to the Federal Trade Commission, those emotional ads for milk and milk products are deceptive. They imply that calcium in milk is the answer to the bone loss caused by osteoporosis. PCRM holds that while calcium intake is important during early childhood, and does influence bone mass, there are alternative sources, besides animal products, such as fruits, vegetables and grains to achieve our required calcium requirements.

Dr. Neal Bernard, M.D., president of PCRM, states that "dairy ads give women a dangerously false sense of security." Plus, it sets trusting folks up for Heart Disease. Udder nonsense!
Plant sources of Calcium: ¼ cup sesame seeds; 351 mg, 1 cup of lightly cooked spinach; 245 mg, Blackstrap molasses; 137 mg, Kelp: 1 cup; 136 mg, 2 tbs. Tahini: 126 mg, 2 cups of broccoli; 124 mg, 1 cup boiled chard; 102 mg, 1 cup of Kale; 136 mg, 2 ounces of Brazil nuts; 90 mg, 2 cups of celery; 87 mg.

Don’t have a cow. As you can see, plant calcium adds up over the course of the day, so mix it up and obtain your calcium from Natures’ generous Apothecary plus a calcium with magnesium supplement.

Chef Wendell

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