ROCK Health Tips
By Sally Fallon
The Candida Albicans Yeast-free Cookbook
By Jack Tipps
The Natural Gourmet
By Annemarie Colbin
Soy is not a health food
Two senior US government scientists, Drs. Daniel Doerge and Daniel Sheehan, have revealed that chemicals in soy could increase the risk of breast cancer in women, brain damage in both men and women, and abnormalities in infants.
The Gaurdian August 1997
Raw cruciferous vegetables decrease thyroid function.
The Body Ecology Diet
By Donna Gates
Diet sodas promote weight gain
A new study by researchers at the University of Texas San Antonio suggests baby boomers who drink diet soft drinks in an effort to dodge extra calories may be dramatically increasing their risks of gaining weight later on.
The study monitored the weight and soda-drinking habits of more than 600 patients ages 25-64. Of that total, almost a third of all the participants became obese or overweight when researchers followed up some eight years later, and about 57 percent of them drank two or more diet soft drinks every day.
Sun exposure decreases cancer risks by increasing vita D
Further, sun exposure is the main source of vitamin D, which reduces the risk of certain cancers. People in the United Kingdom cannot synthesize vitamin during the winter months due to decreased amount of sun exposure. The authors say that people should get moderate sun exposure without sunscreen in order to allow the adequate synthesis of vitamin D.
British Medical Journal 2003; 327:1228
Food colorings increase hyperactivity in children
Food Navigator.com March 2009
Saturated fats don’t clog your arteries
The saturated fats found in artery clogs are mostly unsaturated (74%) of which 41% are polyunsaturated
Lancet 1994 344:1195
Eating cholesterol does not raise your cholesterol or cause heart disease
The Great Cholesterol Con
Dr Malcolm Kendrick
Eating fat does not make you fat
Your Body Is Your Best Doctor
H. Leon Abrams
Microwave ovens destroy the nutritional value of the food
PPNF Health Journal
Myth – Americans do not consume enough essential fatty acids.
Truth – Americans consume too much of one kind of EFA Omega 6 found in most polyunsaturated vegetable oils.
American Journal Clinical Nutrition 1991 54:438-63
Myth – For good health, serum cholesterol levels should be less than 180mg/dl.
Truth – The all-cause death rate is higher in individuals with cholesterol levels lower than 180mg/dl
Circulation 1992 86:3
Myth – Vitamin B12 can be obtained from certain plant sources such as blue-green algae and soy products.
Truth – Vitamin B12 is not absorbed from plant sources, modern soy products increase the body’s need for B12.
Soybeans: Chemistry & Technology Volume 1 1972
Myth – Animal fat causes cancer and heart disease
Truth – Animal contains many nutrients that protect against cancer and heart disease elevated rates of cancer and heart diseases are associated with consumption of large amounts of vegetable oils.
Fed Proc July 1978 37:2215
Myth – A low fat diet will make you feel better and increase your joy of living
Truth – Low fat diets are associated with increased rates of depression, psychological problems, fatigue, violence and suicide.
Lancet March 1992 v339
Myth – Low fat diets prevent breast cancer
Truth – Women on very low fat diets (less than 20%) had the same rates of cancer as women who consumed large amounts of fat.
New England Journal of Medicine Feb 1996
Myth – A vegetarian diet will protect you against arteriosclerosis.
Truth – The International Arteriosclerosis Project found that vegetarians had just as much arteriosclerosis as meat eaters.
Lab Invest 1986 18:465
Myth – The “cave-man-diet” was low in fat.
Truth – Primitive peoples sought out and consumed fat from fish, shellfish, water fowl, sheep, goats, nut and milk.
Abrams, Food and Evolution 1987
Myth – Children benefit from a low fat diet.
Truth – Children on low fat diets suffer from growth problems, failure to thrive and learning disabilities.
Food Chem News Sept 1994
Myth – Coconut oil causes heart disease.
Truth – Populations that consume have low rates of heart disease, Coconut may also be one of the most useful oils to prevent heart disease because of its antiviral and antimicrobial properties.
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1982 34: 1552