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Customer Review

on November 11, 2009
I don't mind that the authors are vegan and are trying to convince others to follow their lead. In fact, I agree that we could all probably do with fewer meat & animal products in our diets.

However, they CLEARLY manipulate and mis-interpret "data" and "studies" just to get their points across. It's base and shameless.

For example, they cite one study that shows that women who consume low- or non-fat dairy products daily have trouble conceiving. BUT THEY FAIL TO MENTION THAT THEY *SAME* *STUDY* *ALSO* showed that women who consume at least 1 FULL-fat serving of dairy per day actually have *better* chances of conception (and, anecdotally, the full-fat dairy thing worked for me; I drank a cup of whole milk a day for weeks before ovulation and BAM! got pregnant that very month). ONLY telling ONE PART of a study to try and make a point is unsportsmanlike and intellecually bankrupt. Here is a link to a description of the study and its findings, if you'd like to read them: [...]

Likewise, they go on and on about how calcium supplements can't be absorbed by the body. Ok, fair enough. However, a couple of pages later, they recommend getting calcium from drinking Soy milk that has been fortified with calcium. Ummmmm. Hello ladies? How do you think that calcium gets IN to soy milk? Why, it's "fortified" with the same types of ingredients that GO into the very calcium supplements you just bashed a page earlier.

In sum, the authors shoot themselves (specifically, their credibility) in the foot by dishonestly providing only bits and pieces of info. Again, I have nothing against veganism per se, but if you're going to support it, do so in a way that is honest.
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