?The single greatest factor in the acquisition and maintenance of good health is perfectly constituted food.
–Sir Robert McCarrison; Nutrition and Health (1936)
?The truth will always be in the minority. Always, always, always? You will never find it in the hallways of conventional institutions. You will find it in pockets, in clusters, individually. And it will not be mainstream.
–Joel Salatin; Everything I Want to Do is Illegal (2007)
?Nutrition is the master healing science. All else is mere remedy at best. Nutrition necessitates lifestyle change, while other methods, effective as they may seem, are temporary if nutritional changes are neglected. We cannot hope to get well by taking medication and consuming junk food? all other therapeutic disciplines are secondary to nutrition? Nutrition is the Master Science and stands above all other sciences in the healing arts.
–Bernard Jensen; Visions of Health (1992).
?’the teeth of children raised on the milk from their family cow are always straight. I’m making this rather sweeping statement because I have never run into any exceptions? And I have raised ten children with straight teeth, legs, and shoulders.
–Joann Grohman; Keeping a Family Cow (2003).
?Food is probably the most misunderstood lifestyle element in the world today. Many Americans feel, to the detriment of both their bodies and their quality of life, that food is a necessary evil and the less you eat of it the better?food is your friend, so ?gag it down?? This is especially true when you are hormonally unbalanced or have a damaged metabolism; you need to heal, so you should be eating more often than someone with a healthy metabolism ? even if your unhealthy metabolism has led to a weight problem.
–Diana Schwarzbein; The Program (2004).
?True health-care reform begins when an individual finally begins to take responsibility for his or her own health, and stops abdicating that responsibility to a third party ? whether it be the government, an insurance company, or even a personal physician.
Barry Sears; The Zone (1995).
?Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize itself into an undercover dictatorship.
–Benjamin Rush (signer of the Declaration of Independence ? 1776). Excerpt taken from Nancy Appleton’s Rethinking Pasteur’s Germ Theory (2002).
I found an impressive amount of research on the effect of alcohol on a number of crucial brain chemicals and learned that alcohol-induced depletion of these vital substances can distort perception and cause anxiety, confusion, and depression, the very symptoms psychologically based treatment programs assume cause alcoholics to drink.
–Joan Mathews Larson; Seven Weeks to Sobriety (1992).
?Your depression, tension, irritability, anxiety, and cravings are all symptoms of a brain that is deficient in its essential calming, stimulating, and mood-enhancing chemicals [caused by inherited deficiencies, prolonged stress, use of alcohol, caffeine, drugs, and refined sugar and grain]? If you are eating three meals a day, each meal including plenty of protein (most people with eating and weight problems are doing neither), your positive moods and freedom from cravings can be maintained.
–Julia Ross; The Diet Cure (1999).
?If cavities are caused primarily by eating sugar and white flour, and cavities appear first in a population no longer eating its traditional diet, followed by obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, then the assumption, until proved otherwise, should be that the other diseases were also caused by these carbohydrates.
–Gary Taubes; Good Calories, Bad Calories (2007).
I don’t hold the cholesterol view for a moment?For a modern disease to be related to an old-fashioned food is one of the most ludicrous things I have ever heard in my life?If anybody tells me that eating fat was the cause of coronary disease, I should look at them in amazement. But when it comes to the dreadful sweet things that are served up? that is a very different proposition.
–Peter Cleave, testifying before George McGovern’s Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Health; April, 1973 (excerpt taken from Gary Taubes Good Calories, Bad Calories; 2007).
?In Framingham, Mass., the more saturated fat one ate, the more cholesterol one ate, the more calories one ate, the lower the person’s serum cholesterol? we found that the people who ate the most cholesterol, ate the most saturated fat, and ate the most calories, weighed the least…
–William Castelli, director of Framingham, MA heart disease study, the largest saturated fat/cholesterol heart disease study ever conducted, 1992 (excerpt taken from Mary Enig’s Know Your Fats; 2000).
?Life in all its fullness is this Mother Nature obeyed.
–Weston A. Price; Nutrition and Physical Degeneration (1939).
?’the treatment of various diseases over a period of eighteen years with a practically exclusive milk diet has convinced me personally that the most important single factor in the cause of disease and in the resistance to disease is food. I have seen so many instances of the rapid and marked response to this form of treatment that nothing could make me believe this is not so??
–J.E. Crewe, co-founder of the Mayo Clinic (Excerpt taken from William Campbell Douglass? The Milk Book; 1984).
?Every week hundreds of consumers discover that raw whole milk products from grass-fed cows represent the answer they were seeking to their health problems; and every week dozens of farmers wake up to the fact that the direct sale of raw milk, raw cheese, raw butter, raw cream (and the hogs and chickens that thrive on the by-products), is the answer they were looking for also, the way to save the family farm ? and not just save the farm but make a decent living in farming.
–Ron Schmid; The Untold Story of Milk (2003).
?Thousands of times, I ate raw meats and raw milk that were ?microbe-infected? during my 32 years of experimentation and everyday-life. According to the assumptions of the medical and scientific communities, I should have suffered bacterial or parasitic food-poisoning thousands of times. I did not. Not once? for millions of years animals, including humans, formed working relationships with bacteria, including ?pathogens. Those microbes have a janitorial role in nature and we benefit from them.
–Aajonus Vonderplanitz; The Recipe for Living Without Disease (2002).
?Just like Graham, Kellogg was obsessed with chastity and constipation. True to principle, he never made love to his wife. To ?remedy? the sin of masturbation, he advocated circumcision without anesthetic for boys and mutilation of the clitoris with carbolic acid for girls. His prescription [for sexual proclivity and lust] was?a coarse vegetarian diet, one to three ounces of bran daily, and paraffin oil with every meal. This regimen wasn’t without a rationale: as any nutritionist will tell you (and as Graham and Kellogg undoubtedly observed themselves), the decline of libido, functional impotence, and infertility are among the very first symptoms of chronic protein deficiencies prevalent among vegans. For similar reasons, numerous religions prescribe vegan diets for monks and nuns. It isn’t as radical a solution as clitoral mutilation or punitive circumcision, but it’s equally effective.
–Konstantin Monastyrsky; Fiber Menace (2005).
?We know for sure that if we are to be a nation of healthy human beings, self-confident in our abilities to meet life’s challenges, we must start searching our souls for ways to insure that unborn generations of Americans can still obtain and metabolize an optimal diet.
–Francis Pottenger, Jr.; Pottenger’s Cats (compiled in 1983).
?This reminds me of one of the first books I ever read in pursuit of human health by ?America’s Most Trusted Doctor,? Isadore Rosenfeld. This trusted wise man recommended, to women in the highest risk category for Breast Cancer, that both breasts be removed as a precaution. You know, just in case. You can’t be too careful (this guy is clearly gay or ?America’s Most Dedicated Ass Man?). I’m not making this up. This is the best of the best of modern medicine’s breakthroughs on a disease that hardly existed in 1920 and now affects, with all of our accumulated wisdom on human health over the millennia, more than one out of every nine women.
–Me; Excerpt from ?Save the Tatas;? Voice of Choices (October 2007).
“Often in error, but never in doubt.”
–Origin unknown, but pretty much sums up my entire human existence thus far.
I think that one of the origins of the last sentence is this one :-)