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"Our love-affair with cheese is killing us. Learning the truth about cheese may save your life."―
"Calories, cholesterol, salt and saturated fat-Dr. Barnard analyzes the process and problems of cheese production and consumption in the American population. It's no wonder that coronary artery plaque-the leading cause of death in the United States-resembles cheese in so many ways. "―
"This informative and entertaining book clearly and compellingly lays out the reasons why cheese should not be part of our diet. I highly recommend it!"―Ted D. Barnett, MD, Medical Director and CEO, Rochester Lifestyle Medicine
"Do you love cheese? Think again! Dr. Barnard makes it crystal clear why you'll want to steer clear of cheese as if your life depends on it because, guess what-it does!"―Rip Esselstyn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet
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- Publication Date : February 28, 2017
- Publisher : Grand Central Life & Style (February 28, 2017)
- ASIN : B01GQIY9EM
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- Print Length : 288 pages
- Language: : English
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
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All concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are famously cruel and filthy. The book describes how none of these operations match the systematic cruelty of dairy production that dispenses horrific suffering from conception to the final slaughter. Calves are ripped unnaturally from their mothers face force-feeding in dark quarters to become veal. Mother cows cry all night over the separated calves. It’s doubtful that Josef Mengele could have devised a more cruel process.
The descriptions of the diseases caused by the cheese to humans puts another sad dimension on the cheese making process. Barnard carefully and convincingly describes the science and correlation between cheese and acne, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, allergies, asthma and obesity among others. The concentrated hormones, antibiotics and saturated fat in cheese attacks virtually all human biological functions relentlessly.
Tragically, this consumption is driven from an unwitting addiction by consumers to casomorphin, an opiate drug concentrated in cheese from milk in the cheese making process. To make the brutality complete, our own government facilitates this horror through subsidies and promotion of the cheese industry. It goes so far as to provide advertising to attract consumers by using their addiction to consume more. Much like drug kingpins and dealers, they dispense their wares to their addicts with no conscience in the name of money. Worse, the victims aren’t even aware.
Anyone who has a reasonable concern for animals or their own health should read this book before picking up another double cheeseburger at McDonalds. Read this book, if not for the animals, environment or yourself, then for your family’s health. It’s doubtful there is another product on the market that results in more collective pain and suffering to animals and humans and damage to the environment than cheese.
For those familiar with Dr. Barnard’s other books, this one repeats many facts … but enhances them with updates to the scientific data, along with personal stories of people who have overcome their cheese addictions to improve their health. There are many new recipes here: cashew Parmesan, Spinach-Sweet Potato Lasagna, Mac ’n Trees, to name a few. Also, for those interested in the Elimination Diet described in Dr. Barnard's 1998 Book ‘Foods that Fight Pain', there is an updated list of Common Pain Trigger Foods.
My own experience as a Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian (one who ate eggs and dairy): in 15 years of this style vegetarianism, I never lost any weight. But when I dropped the dairy (& eggs), I lost nearly 10 lbs in 3 weeks. (I wasn’t even TRYING to lose weight!) This experience convinced me that ditching cheese & dairy foods could be very rewarding for those who ARE trying to lose weight. I definitely recommend trying Dr. Barnard’s 3-week 'Test Drive’. You can’t go wrong with a test Diet … and if you decide to stick with the diet, you can reap the benefits of long-term good health.
What I appreciated is that cheese is touted as a healthy food choice and this dispelled that myth.
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Barnard has produced a very readable book which seems to present evidence that cheese is a villain in a yellowy, smelly disguise. He's honest about inconclusive findings, but argues that there is more evidence than not that cheese, and dairy products in general, are bad for us, and it's convincing. Where I'm less sure is his reiterated argument that milk 'must' be bad for us because it's produced to nourish a calf and therefore too rich. Well ok, but strawberries aren't produced to satisfy human hunger either and on the whole they don't tend to kill us. I think there's enough data about what is actually in milk, and especially in the man-made product of cheese, to argue his case without any additional surmising.
I buy the trace-of-opiate argument too, since nature is generally very well designed and all infant milk is a must for any species. Barnard covers all bases with the animal welfare, or lack thereof, that goes into producing our alternative desserts and sandwich toppings, too. In a word, it's cruel. However, I am perturbed by the thought that if people don't want diary products, how many cows and goats, and to an extent sheep, will we have left?
I usually have trouble with health books, because this year's fad is next year's discredited theory, and I don't have enough science to be sure of my own conclusions, but given the strength of his main arguments above, as well as the ethical ones around the environment (we grow a huge acreage of feed for livestock that we could use for human crops, and cows produce methane that is a major cause of climate change) I would say if you have health problems and/or worry about your weight, it is worth trying to cut out meat and dairy for a couple of months to see how you feel, albeit with a doctor's say-so. There are lots of case-studies to read and compare here.
Ich empfehle dieses Buch jedem zu lesen, was er danach macht, ob er weiterhin seine Gesundheit negativ beeinflussen möchte oder sich entscheidet Käse aus der Ernährung zu streichen, ist jedem selbst überlasen aber keiner kann dann behaupten, er habe es nicht gewußt.