Excess protein-on-the-brain syndrome
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From NotMilk.com
March 2014

We as a culture are plagued by excess protein-on-the-brain syndrome. Who claims we need so much protein? Ignorant fools,
that's who.

"A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into
superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education."
- George Bernard Shaw

Schmo: Yiddish word used to describe a damned fool.

We as a culture are plagued by excess protein-on-the-brain
syndrome. Who claims we need so much protein? Ignorant fools,
that's who.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is not comprised of fools. WHO recommends that the average adult consume between 28 and 35 grams per day of protein.

This week, a study performed simultaneously at the University of California and at universities in Italy and Ecuador determined that low protein intake is associated with a major reduction in cancer and death in persons under the age of 65. The study has been published in the March, 2014 issue of the journal Cell Metabolism.

Scientists report:

Respondents aged 5065 reporting high protein intake had a 75% increase in overall mortality and a 4-fold increase in cancer death risk during the following 18 years. These associations were either abolished or attenuated if the proteins were plant derived.

The average American eats over 100 grams of protein each day and is told to eat more and more. Bacon. Steak. Eggs. There is no such thing as bad protein, or is there?

The Journal of Nutrition advises that "increasing one's protein intake by 100 percent may cause calcium loss to double". While Americans continue to ignore the real science behind the etiology of bone disease, the journal SCIENCE reported "Osteoporosis is caused by a number of things, one of the most important being too much dietary protein."

The March, 2014 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition includes a study performed by scientists at the Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and the University of Copenhagen Medical School.

The subjects were human infants under the age of 2.

Researchers concluded:

There is emerging evidence that high protein intake during the first 2 years of life is a risk factor for later development of overweight and obesity. It therefore seems prudent to avoid a high protein intake during the first 2 years of life. This could be accomplished by decreasing the upper allowable limit of the protein content of infant formulas for the first year of life and limiting the intake of cow milk in the second year of life."

When the subject is protein, medical doctors and nutritionists taught nutrition by ignorant schmos are dangerous to the public health.

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"Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it."
- Henry David Thoreau

"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
- E. F. Schumacher 

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