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352 pages, Hardcover
First published May 7, 2013
"There are these two young fish swimming along and the happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says,'Morning boys. How's the water?' And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes, 'What the hell is water?'"
There is almost no direct relationship between the amount of a nutrient consumed at a meal and the amount that actually reaches its main site of action in the body.
Cancer growth is controlled far more by nutrition than by genes or environmental hazards/carcinogens.
Relatively low animal protein intake triggers cancer.
Cow's milk protein (casein) promotes cancer growth.
industries i,.e. dairy, egg and beef have been successful at sidelining this information;
nutrition advice focuses on specific nutrients and is aimed at selling supplements when it is the complex interactions of the many nutrients (in leafy greens, for example) that provide the benefit, not individual vitamins and minerals which, isolated, can be harmful;
powerful organizations meant to promote health such as the American Heart Association and American Cancer Society focus on cures that do not materialize rather than disease prevention;
billions of dollars are poured into health care research, but Americans are sicker than ever; and
people are given confusing, misinformation about their health and aren't given information from taxpayer-funded research with, "Not a word about prevention. About empowerment. About the fact that
simple changes in diet may turn off cancer progression."