In The Green

Hypocrates-‘Let your food be your medicine!

Thomas  Edison –“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease”

The above statements especially the last one are seeing their fulfillment today as more and more doctors and health practisioners are recommending a vegetarian diet to their patients…..

Dairy products contribute cholesterol and fat to one’s diet,comparing the cardiovascular status of avo lacto vegetarians and vegans has proven that while both are healthier than meat eaters,vegans have a better cardiovascular status than avo lacto vegetarians.

(Journal of American Medical Association 1985;AmJournalClinicalNutrition1989)

lt is therefore not surprising,that various national bodies and expert groups recommend an increase In the consumption of plant foods to increase long term health(Transwell AS 1987,Evolution of Dietary Recommendations,Goals and Guidelines,AmJournalCliNutrition 45:1060-72)


Animal Protein lncreases Cholesterol levels,whereas plant protein tend to reduce the levels of Cholesterol in animals and humans.

(Van der Meer,P Beymen,AC 1987 JournalAmNutrionChemSociety)


The China Study is a 2004 book by T. Colin Campbell (the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University, and his son, Thomas M. Campbell II, a physician. It examines the relationship between the consumption of animal products and a variety of chronic illnesses, such as cancers of the breast, prostate, and bowel; diabetes; and coronary heart disease. The China Study a 20-year study that began in 1983 and was conducted jointly by the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine, Cornell University, and University of Oxford …..

The authors conclude that people who eat a plant-based,vegan diet—avoiding animal products and reducing their intake of processed foods and refined carbohydrates will escape, reduce, or reverse the development of chronic diseases…..Book has sold more than 500 000 copies  as of January 2011,making it one the best selling books on nutrition in America!!!

The Blue Zones
-are longevity hotspots, in Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Icaria, Greece; and among the Seventh Day Adventists in Loma Linda, California where people live the longest.Empirical data and interviews offer insight as to why these populations live healthier and longer lives largely to their diet and other key factors such as belief in God,regular excercise etc…

Not to be outdone,the queen of talk show did a cover on the same story and had Dan buttner of the Blue Zones fame and Dr Oz on the show…On the show they go to Loma Linda,California one of the ‘blue zones’ and interviewed a group of people known as The Seventh Day Adventists!
…Whilst diet played a significant role in the longevity of these people other factors contributed greatly to their well being.Coincidentally,or is it that’s a common factor among the three groups of people in these blue zones…l wonder if you can pick it up,have a watch of the video,part 2 is on youtube for any who want to look into further….

What are the health benefits of a vegetarian diet?

According to the American Dietetic Association, vegetarians are at lower risk for developing:

Heart disease

Colorectal, ovarian, and breast cancers



Hypertension (high blood pressure)

The benefits to health are enoourmous,judging by the repetoire of people who are becoming vegetarians it might be something worthwhile to think about…Another benefit is to the environment as,which l wont be delving into…’The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’ so the saying goes…How do l become one?l found this cute video on how to start your vegetarian walk….. 🙂



Beyond A doubt,a vegetarian diet is good for you but the question that is asked alot which hinders many people to adapt the lifestyle is the Protein Question…Where do you get your protein?Pretty much all vegetables,some contain more protein than others….Not all Protein is the same…Lets look into it a bit

PROTEIN:Comes from the Greek word prôtos, meaning primary

Helps in building tissue,growth,maintenance…etc

But how much protein do we need??

The FAO/WHO/UNU agreed on Safe protein levels :
Adults-0.75g/kg/day; 3-6months-1.65g ; 10-14years 1g


During Pregnancy-Add 6g to total
Lactation 0-6months-Add 17.5g to total
Older than 6months-Add 13g to total

The body cannot store protein so it converts it to either Glycogen(sugar) in muscles/liver or as fat.

Too much protein results in high acid levels in the body.To remedy this, Calcium is taken from the bones to buffer it..

Not All Protein ls The Same!

NOTE:The type of of protein you eat determines your amino acid profile

A complete protein (or whole protein) is a source of protein that contains an adequate proportion of all nine of the essential amino acids such as Animal foods…

Complete and lncomplete Proteins
Animal Protein is considered complete protein,but thats just half of the picture.
Incomplete proteins found in plant foods can be mixed together to make a complete protein..

Essential amino acids:Tryptophan,lsoleucine,lysine,Threonine,Valine,Histidine,Methionine,leucine and Phenylalanine.

They are essential in the sense you can not make them but you have to get them from the Diet…

Non –Essential amino acids
Glycine,Glutamic Acid,Arginine,Aspartic acids..
Non essential in the sense that they can be made by converting other amino acids or enzymes…But are just as important..

NOTE:Lysine-The limiting amino acid,on which Malnutrition is measured on.Its absorption is hindered by a high animal protein diet which produces an acid system in digestive track…

Arganine-helps in the detoxification system.Used as a basis for creating urea which is the toxic component the body produces when it detoxifies Ammonia…Very High In Plants

Histidine-lmportant in little children

Plant Protein Or Animal Protein?

To digest a plant protein requires an acid medium in the stomach never lower than 4.5….(Getting Rid of Anti Acids)

Animal Proteins-pH drops,enzyme optimum has to be reached to digest protein.
For Example an Egg needs a pH of 1.5 causing Heart burns.

Animal Protein-produces Sulphuric acid in the body causing the body to be buffer with Calcium ..

Sulphur has the formula SO4- -,in order to maintain equilibrium,it always takes an ion with it that has a + or double ++
Since you are buffering with Calcium which is CA ++,it takes it out with it..

Diets high in Sulphur containing Amino Acids are called Calcioratic Diets because you lose Calcium/urinate it out of the System..

Plant Protein contain more branched chain Amino Acids than Animal Proteins & easier to digest…

Animal Protein-rich in sulphur containing Amino Acids Cystcine and Methionine which are associated with various degenerative diseases.

NB: high acidity levels hinder the calcium absorption.

T Colin Campbell of the China Study fame talks about why animal protein is not good for you,watch the video below…

For more information on this topic visit Dr Campbell’s page click link below

To read more on the FAO/WHO/UNU Protein safe levels click link below

‘The Cancer Cure’ has been found

The truth is that diseases such as Cancer,diabetes,obesity etc are due to lifestyle choices,and they can be prevented and reversed as well…This has been shown in multiple case studies,where patients were put on a plant based diet and before long they were healed…Drs T Colin Campbell(China Study) and Caldwell Blakeman Esselstyn Jnr M.D(Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease) are pioneers in this field….

The Miracle Cure which people are waiting for has always been with us,and its right in front of us and only a meal’s away….

It is Time That Nutrition Be Taken Seriously- T Colin Campbellt colin

Below is an edited interview of Caldwell Blakeman Esselstyn Jnr MD on this issue of Nutrition.He is an American physician, author, and former Olympic rowing champion. He is the author of the 2007 book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease that argues for plant-based, whole foods, no-oil nutrition…caldwell

Full Interview Link Below

Question: What is coronary heart disease?
Answer: It consists of an inflammatory buildup of blockages in arteries to the heart muscle. These blockages are made of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and inflammatory cells.

Question: Who develops heart disease?
Answer: Everyone eating the typical western diet.

Question: What is the cause of the disease?
Answer: It is the typical western diet of processed oils, dairy, and meat which destroys the lifejacket of our blood vessels known as our endothelial cells. This cell layer is a one cell thick lining of all of our blood vessels. Endothelial cells manufacture a magical protective molecule of gas called nitric oxide, which protects our blood vessels. It keeps our blood flowing smoothly, it is the strongest dilator (widener), of our blood vessels, it inhibits the formation of blockages (plaques), and t inhibits inflammation.

Question: Why aren’t physicians using nutrition therapy?

Answer: Most physicians have no training or understanding of the power of nutrition. In a busy practice they would not have the time for it. It is my belief that physicians must accord the plant based lifestyle transition its due. Every patient with cardiovascular disease should be referred to a physician or nurse practitioner with the knowledge and expertise in these counseling skills.

Question: What forces are lined against you?

Answer: The government, drug industry, and some of my own profession. The USDA every five years produces a food triangle which promotes the very foods which guarantee that millions of Americans will perish.
The drug industry has a $21 billion dollar income from statin drugs alone. The stent manufacturers make billions more. Neither of these companies would want this epidemic resolved.
Physicians who perform stents and bypass surgery earn millions and are hardly clamoring for fewer patients.

Question: Any final thoughts?

Answer: When people learn to eat plant based to eliminate heart disease it could inaugurate a seismic revolution in health. Other diseases that resolve include obesity, hypertension, stroke, heart attacks, gall stones, diverticulitis, asthma, osteoporosis, allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, and a marked decrease in the common western cancers of breast, prostate, colon, endometrial, ovarian, and pancreatic.

To paraphrase John Kennedy “Ask not what your country can do for your health, ask what you can do for your health.”

‘If the truth be known coronary artery disease is a toothless paper tiger that need never ever exist and if it does exist it need never ever progress.’

Huffington Post Interview

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer interviews Dr Ornish and Dr Esselstyn,who Bill Clinton acknowledged influenced him to go on a plant based diet.

Heart Disease,Diabetes etc we can be prevented and reversed if one goes on a plant based diet…

‘The proof of the pudding is in the taste’,goes the axiom.Try it for yourself and see if doesnt work for you..


Now if you are thinking of becoming vegetarian,you need to do it right lest your attempts fail miserably…If you do it right,not only will you be benefited by good health but through your influence others will be encouraged to jump on board……

This is amptly put across in the words of a late 19th Century,American Health Reformer,Ellen G White,

“True health reform will recommend itself because of its good sense. Its fruitage will be seen in good health, strength, a sweet breath, and a sense of well being”-Counsels On Diet & Foods..

A skinny,mal nourished sickly “vegetarian” is not a furtherance of the Vegetarian course but a hinderance….

The million dollar question..CARBS ARE THEY GOOD OR NOT?

True health reform will recommend itself because of its good sense. Its fruitage will be seen in good health, strength, a sweet breath, and a sense of well being.

‘Carbohydrates make me fat’ a lot of people say..Truthfully speaking, carbohydrates are actually very healthy and our body needs a certain amount of carbohydrates everyday to function effectively – carbohydrates provide the only source of fuel to a number of vital organs including the brain and the central nervous system.

Carbohydrates are sometimes said to be a cause of weight gain (or an inability to lose weight), whereas in reality, it is the overall calorie intake (our ‘energy in’) that is the key dietary consideration for wt loss (or preventing wt gain). In other words, weight gain comes from too many kilojoules (or calories), which can come from carbohydrate, fat or protein sources. The following table explains the amount of kilojoules (or calories) that we get from various components of our diet:

Macronutrient Kilojoules per gram
Fat 37 (9cal)
Alcohol 29 (7cal)
Protein 17 (4cal)
Carbohydrates 16 (4cal)

Carbohydrates actually have the least amount of calories per gram! This shows us that it is much easier to eat more kilojoules or calories if we eat higher amounts of fat and alcohol rather than carbohydrates!

What is a calorie?

A calorie is a measure of energy, just as a volt is a measure of electricity, a pound is a measure of weight and a mile is a measure of distance.
The body needs energy (“calories”) to do anything. Just how much depends on many factors including what you do during a day (sleep all day, exercising, whatever). The average adult male needs between 2,000 and 3,000 calories a day. So if he eats this amount of energy a day he would neither gain nor lose weight. He would be consuming as much he uses. Of course the amount of calories needed per day varies from person to person and day to day.

Ok, so if carbs are so good for you, why do Low Carbohydrate Diets work?

Although the claims might sound convincing (and you may have even had some weight loss with low carb diets) – there is no evidence that low carbohydrate diets are more effective than high carbohydrate diets for long-term weight loss.

In the short term, low-carbohydrate diets may cause weight loss because by cutting out carbohydrates you are cutting out food (and in doing so, reducing your overall energy or calorie intake). As well as this, if you stop eating carbohydrates, your body will use its stored carbohydrates (called glycogen) for fuel. A large amount of water is needed to release glycogen from storage – which means that most of the rapid weight loss that occurs with a carbohydrate-restricted diet is actually from losing water – not fat.
What are the negative effects of avoiding carbohydrates?

Yes, that’s right, you might actually be doing more harm than good by following a low carbohydrate diet. Low carbohydrate diets can lead to a restriction of healthy foods (such as wholegrains), which are importance sources of vital nutrients.Low carbohydrate diets tend to be higher in fat – these diets can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease and may also be low in Vitamin E, Vitamin A, thiamine, B6, folate, calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium and dietary fibre!

Common side effects of low carbohydrate diets include constipation, bad breath, headaches and fatigue – these unpleasant effects mean that people have trouble sticking with low carbohydrate diets for very long! Because most people have more difficulty maintaining weight loss, than they do in losing weight, it is important that any diet is sustainable in the long-term. A diet that is moderate in carbohydrates, fat and protein (in other words, a healthy, balanced diet) is usually much easier to maintain.
So are carbohydrates a friend or a foe?
A friend!!! But remember that too many calories from any of our macronutrients (carbohydrates, fat or protein) will result in weight gain!
The best way to lose weight and keep it off is by a reduced-calorie diet with plenty of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and low-fat dairy products, along with daily exercise.

Vanessa Atterton-Evans
Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist for Simply Nutrition Dietitians…

Below are two videos showing the benefits of a starch based diet,enjoy!!

Evolution has brain washed people to think that as humans we were meant to eat meat,and when we were evolving we ate meat..However this flies in the face of Archeological and historical evidence in light of Ancient Civilizations…..All successful large populations ,there is not an exception their diet was primarily a starch based diet…Even on the Reliefs of The Mayans you see Corn engraved on them,its so obvious you can not miss it……The Mayans,Aztecs,Incas,The Chinese etc ate mostly a starch based diet,and they were very healthy…
For those who are willing to dig deep,study for themselves they will see that our current popular thoughts on food are totally wrong.For example we are meant to eat meat and Milk is good for you among other things………
Be smart ,Go Vegetarian!!!

Videos below on what the Mayans,Aztecs and other ancient civilizations ate!


Humans aren’t physiologically designed to eat meat. “I think the evidence is pretty clear. If you look at various characteristics of carnivores versus herbivores, it doesn’t take a genius to see where humans line up,” says William C. Roberts editor in chief of The American Journal of Cardiology and medical director of the Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas…..

A comparative anatomy lesson on natural carnivores versus natural herbivores and see which category humans !

Feeding strategies & Energy Efficiency
-Carnivores are optimized for Predation,chasing their food…
Herbivores are optimized for foraging
All animals have to procure their diet in an energy efficient fashion…If you expend more energy procuring your food than you get from your food you will not live that long..

Carnivores seek weak,diseased or defective animals because they are easier to catch..
Herbivores by contrast seek the most lush,verdant i.e healthy and beautiful…
Carnivores are streamlined ‘torpedo’ shaped,for speed in chasing their prey.

Armored front protects against injury and delicate organs are well protected.
Thick muscular ‘sturdy’ neck-wrestle and bring down their prey with.
Forward deployed weapons, to facilitate attack
Top speed 35mph-enables ambush/capture of sick injured and/or unwary prey.

Digitigrade stance means carnivores are permanently ‘on their toes’.-Permanently ready to run..

Digitigrade stance also increases ‘stride length’ to increase speed

‘Vulnerable’ herbivores eg Deer

Designed for foraging
Use speed and endurance to escape predators
Limbs are straight and extremely light weight-That means when they stand up it is their skelaton which is resisting the force of gravity and not the muscles.
Carnivores use muscle energy to stand up,which is why a dog/ cat are not active they lay down as it costs them alot of energy to stand up..

Unguligrade ‘en pointe’ stance- walking on hooves

‘Invulnerable’ Herbivores eg Elephant
Designed for foraging
Heavy straight limbs
Not designed for extreme speeds
May have a plantigrade stance i.e walking on the soles of the feet e.g human..

Digitigrade vs unguligrade vs plantigrade


What about Humans?

Designed for walking and foraging

Have a ‘plantigrade’ stance- Walking with the entire sole of the foot on the ground

Exposed anatomy-all vital organs are exposed,making hunting impossible and extremely dangerous…


Pregnancy makes hunting impractical-The female of all species on earth has always been able to procure the diet she needs to live and raise her young…

The long gestation of human pregnancy is typical of herbivores.

Carnivores have a short gestation period usually of less than 3months.A massively pregnant wolf or lion cannot hunt…They have litters of babies with multiple births whereas large plant eating animals tend to have single infants,twins in some instances..This is also the case with humans.

In carnivores,the typical baby weighs less than 3% of the mother’s body weight,whereas in herbivores they have much larger children tend to weigh 7-8% of the mother’s bodyweight.

Lifestyle factors make humans relatively vulnerable to predation



Carnassial teeth the key feature of the order Carnivora. They have knife-like edges so that the teeth slice past one another and act like scissors when the jaw is closing. The restricted vertical movement of the jaw, is another feature common to all carnivorans, helps the carnassial teeth to function.

Herbivores have no claws or sharp front teeth capable of subduing prey, but they have flat molars for chewing. Humans have the same characteristics as herbivores.


Humans have the spade like incissors,useful for cropping and peeling..Our ‘carnine’ teeth are so reduced in size,they function as accessory incissors,useless for ripping or tearing meat except for tearing an envelope !☺

Our molars slide across each other horizontally not pass each other vertically like Carnivores…


“If we weren’t supposed to eat meat than why do we?”. It is because we are conditioned to eat meat.

American Dietetic Association, “most of mankind for most of human history has lived on a vegetarian or Lacto-ovo vegetarian diet.”

Since humans eat like omnivores,therefore we must be omnivores.This is false because mere behavior doesn’t indicate suitability. There are plenty of things we can do as a species that would threaten our survival if we all considered them suitable default behavior, such as shooting each other, lobbing hand grenades, or sending spam.



Wide and distensible
Can swallow chunks without choking

Narrow and muscular
Must swallow small bolus of food

Narrow and muscular

>90% 0f people who choke to death,choke on meat…

Carnivore stomach
Holds 60-70% 0f total gut capacity
Designed for intermittent(not regular) feeding.Hunting is an inherently tenuous exercise.These animals are successful maybe 1 out 7 times,hence they eat as much food as they possibly can since they literally do not know when their next meal will come..

Intestinal tract length. Carnivorous animals have intestinal tracts that are 3-6x their body length…Protein and fats digesting enzymes predominate.

Poor capacity to digest and absorb moderate to large carbohydrate meal.

Herbivores have intestinal tracts 10-12x their body length. Human beings have the same intestinal tract ratio as herbivores.Plants do not have bones,so they use fiber to resist gravity,hence much more difficult to extract nutrients from plant tissue so you need a longer much elaborate digestive tract to do so…
Plant tissue is composed of protein,fat,carbohydrates and indigestible fiber.

Herbivore stomach

Holds <30% of total gut capacity

Mild to moderate acidity

Designed for ‘batch feeding’-consume a meal,when digestion is completed then eat another ‘batch ‘of food..Eat multiple times a day,not once a day/week like carnivores…..

Herbivore stomach

Holds <30% of total gut capacity
pH is neutral to slightly basic
Designed for ‘batch feeding’

Stomach acidity. Carnivores’ stomachs are 20x more acidic than the stomachs of herbivores.Can be equivelant to battery acid!!!!

Human stomach acidity matches that of herbivores.

Saliva. The saliva of carnivores is acidic. The saliva of herbivores is alkaline, which helps pre-digest plant foods. Human saliva is alkaline.

Shape of intestines. Carnivore bowels are smooth, shaped like a pipe, so meat passes through quickly — they don’t have bumps or pockets. This allows the meat residue to pass out quickly to avoid it putrefying and releasing toxins…..

Herbivore bowels are bumpy and pouch-like with lots of pockets, like a windy mountain road, so plant foods pass through slowly for optimal nutrient absorption. Human bowels have the same characteristics as those of herbivores.

Carnivores don’t require fiber to help move food through their short and smooth digestive tracts. Herbivores require dietary fiber to move food through their long and bumpy digestive tracts, to prevent the bowels from becoming clogged with rotting food. Humans have the same requirement as herbivores.

Cholesterol is not a problem for a carnivore’s digestive system. A carnivore such as a cat can handle a high-cholesterol diet without negative health consequences. A human cannot. ..
Cholesterol is only found in animal foods, never in plant foods. A plant-based diet is by definition cholesterol-free.
Carnivores do not get gallstones because of special properties of their bile!!!( So much for humans being ‘carnivores’

Bear bile is used in traditional Chinese medicine to dissolve human gallstones..

Only herbivores have carbohydrates digesting enzymes in their saliva
Only herbivores an appendix

Loren G. Martin, professor of physiology at Oklahoma State University, on the Appendix
"For years, the appendix was credited with very little physiological function. We now know, however, that the appendix serves an important role in the fetus and in young adults. Endocrine cells appear in the appendix of the human fetus at around the 11th week of development. These endocrine cells of the fetal appendix have been shown to produce various biogenic amines and peptide hormones, compounds that assist with various biological control (homeostatic) mechanisms. There had been little prior evidence of this or any other role of the appendix in animal research, because the appendix does not exist in domestic mammals
If all know carnivores do not have an appendix,and found only in humans then what kind of ‘carnivores’ are we?
Cannot detoxify Vit A
Can make Vit A from beta carotene
Easily develop heart disease when fed diets high in saturated fat and cholesterol…(Ever heard of a lion that got a heart attack?)
In line with these but just a drop of differences between Human and carnivore physiology,you decide if we were meant to eat meat…The evidence is clear,and plenty of evidence to overwhelm the earnest enquiring mind….

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. Genesis 1:29



Collins and Lapsley estimate that the social costs of alcohol abuse in Australia in 2004/05 were over
$15 billion!!

Lateline – 23/08/2010: Alcohol costs Australia $36 billion/year!
“This report highlights that it’s not just the drinker who is hurt by alcohol abuse,” AMA (NSW) president Dr Michael Steiner said
“It shows that in 2005, there were 367 deaths and 13,669 hospitalisations because of the drinking of others
“Imagine the relief on the health system if we could reduce this incredible number of avoidable hospitalisations.”
The research by the Australian Education and Rehabilitation Foundation (AER Foundation) put the total economic impact of alcohol misuse at $36 billion per annum and significantly up on previous estimates.
This comprises $24.7 billion in tangible costs, which include out-of-pocket expenses, forgone wages or productivity and hospital and childcare protection costs

Effects Of Alcohol


fetal alcohol

Features in the different ethnicities

fetal alcohol 2

Lip-Philtrum Guide

lip alcohol

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal alcohol syndrome occurs as the result of a woman drinking alcohol during her pregnancy.
Alcohol is a Teratogen, which means that it is a substance that causes birth defects.
Although heavy or binge drinking increases the risk of having a child with FAS, even moderate or occasional drinking can affect the unborn baby.
In addition,it does not matter what type of alcoholic beverage is consumed. Beer or wine can harm the baby as much as whiskey or other forms of distilled alcohol. It also does not matter whether the mother drinks throughout her pregnancy or only during a brief period.


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“Benefits Of Wine”

Reduces the risk of coronary heart disease by reducing production of low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and boosting high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol.
Blood clots:
.Atherosclerosis:(hardening or "furring" of the arteries).
.Kidney stones: Red wine intake reduces the risk of kidney stone formation.
Alzheimer's disease: resveratrol, a red wine polyphenol, produces neuroprotective effects.

Benefits Of Grapes

Reduces the risk of coronary heart disease by reducing production of low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and boosting high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol.
Atherosclerosis:(hardening or "furring" of the arteries).
Kidney stones: Red wine intake reduces the risk of kidney stone formation.
Alzheimer's disease: resveratrol, a red wine polyphenol, produces neuroprotective effects.
Blood Clots;Hypertension; Macular degeneration;Prevents cataracts etc

"Drinking Red Wine Is Not Good For Your Heart Or Health
By: Bryan Marcel,Certified Personal Trainer
10 JULY 2011"

ln 1991, 60 Minutes aired a story titled “The French Paradox.” Morley Safer, the 60 Minutes corespondent reported that the French have a lower rate of heart attacks due to their diet of cheese and wine .

Americans, in typical fashion, cherry-picked the part of this story that they wanted to hear and ran with it. We fail to see the whole picture time and again. This is myopic and to the detriment of our own health. …
Were we correct in concluding that red wine is healthy and prevents heart disease?
”We know now that it isn’t the alcohol in wine that offers the protective heart-health benefits, but rather resveratrol and antioxidants. Resveratrol is the main compound found in red wine that is credited with preventing heart disease…
Studies have documented that resveratrol produces a variety of cardioprotective benefits. Most red wines contain 0.30‒1.07 mg of resveratrol per 5-ounce glass [2]. That amount of resveratrol is too low to be of any significance. In comparison, 1 cup of red grapes contains 0.24‒1.25 mg of resveratrol, and 1 cup of boiled peanuts contains 0.32‒1.28 mg of resveratrol

The Facts:Resveratrol & Antioxidants are the source of the benefits and are found in Grapes!



Dr Milton Mills appendix


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