Comments for Dr. Barnard's Blog
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:45:35 +0000hourly1http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6.1Comment on The Human Body Is Complex, but the Solution to Many Diseases Is Simple by Diane Allen
Diane AllenTue, 18 Nov 2014 13:45:35 +0000http://www.pcrm.org/nbBlog/?p=332#comment-16278Maybe what she should have said was, Low Carb diet, low fat diet, low meat diet, low dairy diet !! All in moderation and less animal proteins, lots of fresh veggies and moderation in fruits to be considered a carb! Any excesses cause imbalance so matter where you want to place the blame for what is happening to our bodies, look at the other ingredients of foods ingested. We know that high carbs are not good and high fats are not good. When it comes to the dairy and nut issues we see today, we need to take a look at calcium, magnesium, and it’s relationship to what is happening in the body. It appears that all research done on allergies, even Celiacs disease, is focused on proteins from these foods, but personally I believe there is more of an issue with the binding capabilities of iron and calcium; when ingested together and in excess. (Ex;Cereal and milk. Cereal is comprised mostly of carbs, which is part of the issue, but many also contain high iron.) I believe that this causes many issues with the gut problems, malabsorption and symptoms consistent with IBS, . It is also known that there is a ratio between magnesium/calcium, I personally believe that many have migraines may suffer from these fluctuations when these ratios are altered by over excesses or other metabolic occurrences that effect either one of them. I believe that the meat/protein factor worsens as we age, but in this age we are over eating meat because of it’s availability. In the past cured meats were consumed for safety reasons and shelf life. I don’t see any issues with eating limited quantities of red meat but less than 3 times in a week, and young meat may be better than older meat, so veal over aged beef. I feel that high iron foods should be eaten separarately and in small amounts from calcium rich foods, also to be ingested in moderation (almond milk is rich in calcium also) There are many other factors that affect the endocrine system and its function, diet is just one. All of this is based on my personal theory.
Comment on The Human Body Is Complex, but the Solution to Many Diseases Is Simple by Terry
TerryTue, 18 Nov 2014 06:21:33 +0000http://www.pcrm.org/nbBlog/?p=332#comment-16205I love your comments and wish more doctors and human beings would wake up! I agree we are marching quickly toward the destruction of our delicate planet so that people can eat what they have been brainwashed to think they need. Really irks and bothers me and wish I could shake my friends and all the people around me who haven’t a clue – at least most of my immediate family (sisters and parents and even kids are vegan or vegetarian and heading toward vegan.)
I think the most shameful are the authors who write the books like Wheat Belly and Grain Brain – these are the some of the worst people who are indirectly killing people with their nonsense and doing terrible destruction to our planet.
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FloraMason Van OrdenSat, 15 Nov 2014 04:46:05 +0000http://www.pcrm.org/nbBlog/?p=307#comment-15319Coconut or macademia milk might satisfy your soul, Daniel. Did you soak the almonds overnight in order to get rid of the tannic acid and rinse them well? This leaves a sweet almond that makes delicious milk, especially when one adds a little cinnamon or dulse.
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FloraMason Van OrdenSat, 15 Nov 2014 04:15:10 +0000http://www.pcrm.org/nbBlog/?p=315#comment-15308Left this at the Barnes & Nobel site. Hope you are pleased. Love, Flora
“One of our sons had been diagnosed as a diabetic, and I searched for a place that would free him from being a prisoner to pills, shots and fear for the rest of his life. When I saw that Dr. Neal Barnard of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (5,000 medical doctors) had recommended Dr. Cousens’ book, I drove to the Tree of Life Center, after meeting Dr. and Mrs. Cousens on the Holistic Holiday at Sea Cruise (annually out of Ft. Lauderdale in March) with Drs. Barnard, Campbell, Esselstyn and others of international fame. Our son was mugged and died from his injuries later in Reno, and upon autopsy, his doctor informed us that all traces of diabetes had disappeared. He had followed Drs. Barnard’s and Cousens’ no dairy, no animal protein diet, and used no added oils and his healthy liver and kidneys were donated to others so they might live. I spoke with some of his ex-diabetic patients at the Raw Spirit Festival in Sedona, Arizona and Santa Barbara, California, and found them excited that they were cured and who felt they had been given a new lease on life. I am the first physician who has been given a grant by the City of Homestead, Florida to teach the cure (not the treatment) for diabetes, and with Drs. Cousens and Barnard’s information from their two books, my students find out that it is a very simple thing to go without dairy (and then never have to worry about getting a cold, ear infections, flu, pneumonia, prostate and breast cancer, etc., as well as diabetes) when there are so many wonderful milks from nuts and seeds that one can buy or make nowadays: coconut milk, almond milk, macademia milk, etc. Any educated person who can find their way around the internet will find a wealth of information from so many doctors about how easy it is to reduce the symptoms of and finally eliminate diabetes when they follow the Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program to Reverse Diabetes and Dr. Cousens’ There is a Cure for Diabetes. Anyone who really wants to know how to cure their diabetes, and never have to worry about losing their eyesight, having their feet amputated because of cardiac insufficiency (which is just old oils clogging up their feet and legs’ circulation, and making it impossible for the blood to travel back up to the heart), or to have to go poop in a bag for the rest of their life, will enjoy delicious foods that have an electrical current in them. At Radio Shack there is a great kit that I show to our many afterschool children and to adult students: how to stick metal probes into raw foods like papayas or watermelon and light a light bulb or run a clock. Any food that contains dead oils is not able to carry the electrical current that charges our heart beat, our muscles and nerves to work. Gabriel’s raw ‘all electric’ basic foods are just that: foods that help us feed our brain cells, our muscles and nerves, and raise our immune system so that our bodies can and will fight off the invaders that we breathe in or eat each day that might make us sick. I applaud you for making sure that his wonderful book is available to people worldwide. When it is published or translated into as many languages as needed to insure that everyone has the information he gives so generously, then diabetes will be eradicated from our planet. Thank you for making that possible. Arming yourself with the information contained in the films “Forks Over Knives” and “Eating”, free on Netflix, will give everyone a new perspective on these doctors who are saving us.
]]>Comment on Reduce Diabetes Risk for Native American Heritage Month by Joann
JoannThu, 13 Nov 2014 01:18:02 +0000http://www.pcrm.org/nbBlog/?p=315#comment-14397Thank you for helping the Native Americans!!!! Their culture is one that RESPECTS ANIMALS AND MOTHER EARTH. We have much to learn from them and their elders.
They have endured atrocities from this country; it is our time to help them. Thank you for helping them become healthy.