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From: temp (204.45.134.110)
Subject:         Re: My Zinc and Copper yesterday + fairytale ideas on nutrition + questionable high fruit diets
Date: November 12, 2014 at 7:44 am PST

In Reply to: Re: My Zinc and Copper yesterday + fairytale ideas on nutrition + questionable high fruit diets posted by The Sproutarian on November 12, 2014 at 7:02 am:

That is exactly it Brian, Veganism as a diet is dead and finished. Just like other fad diets that were promoted as health panaceas, veganism will disappear just like the macrobiotic diet did and as will the next fad diets of the day.

To really shake things up, we need to start by leaving the label of veganism behind and start focusing on promoting what is scientifically proven, which is the health benefits of nutritionally complete plant-BASED diets.

Exploring sensible plant based diets which are rich in a variety of different plant foods, not just sugary fruit, some salad greens and one nut a week. Plant based diets with a good variety of foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, healthy oils, sea vegetables, algaes, sprouts, wild weeds, fresh herbs, spices, teas and so on.

Veganism is associated with whacky behavior, mental illness, paranoid conspiracy theorists, aggressive violent individuals, and other general crazy behavior.

None of the above is surprising when you consider the profound effect copper toxicity and other dietary imbalances can have on mental and behavioral health.

For me i don't feel Gabriel Cousens or Brian Clement are much better than Doug Graham in this regard, because they all still promote unsustainable and nutritionally incomplete diets. Much like Doug, i haven't heard of either spending much time talking about the potential proven nutritional concerns regarding following strict plant based diets. As we've discussed before some of the foods such as Klamath Lake AFA blue-green algae that Brian Clement reports is quite probably dangerous(my article on Klamath Lake Algae) http://thenaturalhealthworld.com/?p=96

Whilst the diet Brian Clement recommends might be significantly more nutritionally balanced than the typical 80/10/10 diet. The diet he promotes is still a massive way from being nutritionally complete, safe and sustainable in my opinion.

All raw vegan diets are highly impractical and unrealistic, which is another major stumbling factor in even allowing people to experiment with these diets. Most give up after a few days, if they last that long.

We need sensible, nutritionally complete, balanced and evidence based ways of eating for health. Not that i recommend eating such way, but the diet with the richest science base for longevity and reducing the risk of degenerative diseases is still a traditional greek Mediterranean diet.

http://www.thenaturalhealthworld.com

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