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  •  ...It was something my dad was proud about... (4+ / 0-)

    ...but it actually was terrible for his career...he was blacklisted for over a decade after that.

    Poor guy...he as a scientist...a doctor who really cared. He wanted to do something really helpful for folks.

    He wasn't aware of the "politics" behind medical schools.

    Back in the 1950's when the AMA created the first food chart...you remember "the four food groups." Dairy was NOT one of the four. That was nuts and legumes. The dairy industry freaked out. They cut a deal with the AMA. They would be the biggest funding industry of medical schools if the AMA would kick off nuts and legumes and replace it with milk, cheese and dairy products.

    The AMA did NOT have dairy products on the original group because they knew it wasn't really healthy...to much fat...too many digestive problems...and there was some inkling of evidence that one of the proteins in milk....casein...was maybe carcinogenic over the long haul.

    Casein is interesting in that it is great for the very young in terms of building up...and the very young usually can digest it in European groups.  As we age, however, it has now pretty well been determined that consuming casein is the #1 protein likely to cause cancer.

    You can watch Fork over Knives on Netflix. I strongly urge  everyone do that.

    Well the AMA went for it...dairy replaced nuts and legumes.

    So, my dad does this great research about the digestibility of dairy in different peoples of the earth...and he then is NOT ALLOWED to do any research for 10 years because the dairy industry was furious.

    My dad had really pissed them off because we (mostly Nestle) was off-loading big palettes of powdered milk to Africa. It was all on ads on TV back in the 1960's. The big ship was painted whited and was named "HOPE." They showed black African babies with kwashiorkor drinking the milk after water was added.

    What they didn't show was the horrible pain that followed in these children and DEATH that ensued as well usually within 24-48 hours because 1) they couldn't digest it and 2) you don't give something with a bunch of protein initially to starving kids with kwashiorkor...that will kill them.

    The lesson = know where the money is...know who is controlling the strings politically...it may well mean the world to you and your career...

    Ignorance is bliss only for the ignorant. The rest of us must suffer the consequences. -7.38; -3.44

    by paradise50 on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 10:35:44 AM PDT

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