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Sixteen most wanted Public Enemies (of Health)

Some enemies of health are well known  like alcohol, tobacco and drugs. So they are known devils, not as dangerous as the unknown devils and insidious enemies to our health. These are more dangerous since we do not know and recognize them as enemies, everybody is consuming them and hence we think its OK.. This page is meant to be a whistle blowers on these enemies of health..

1. Animal Products, excess Protein
Overconsumption of animal products is the single most important cause of all the modern diseases like cholesterol, blood pressure, heart problems, ulcers, cancers etc. Click here for a quick overview of problems with animal products.

The world's largest study on diet and Nutrition and its effects on Health, the China Project, conducted by Cornell University for over 20 years on 10,000+ chinese families confirms this. Click here for details on the China Project.

There is some historical evidence for inclusion of SMALL amounts of animal products in our diet  maybe 1% or 2% - that too preferably yoghurt or cheese  but anything more is likely to cause serious problems - for more details, read our Animal Products Page. Don't get fooled into thinking that only animal products can give you enough protein - read this article to learn how much protein we actually need.

Substitutes: For those with cravings for meat products, tofu can serve as a substitute in the transition period. Click here to see recipes to make "meatlike but meatless" dishes using tofu.

2. Eggs
Eggs too are animal products. They have high cholesterol, sulfur and a load of other problems like Salmonella. Click here for more information on problems with eggs.

Substitute: Tofu (see above)

3. Milk and Milk Products
Sorry folks, but milk too is an animal product. Milk is not good for adults or even for children. See our
page on Milk
for details on the huge number of problems caused by milk products and the links to other sites with even more information. At most, small quantities of yoghurt can be consumed occassionally to meet our B-12 requirements, but anything beyond this causes serious problems. Substitutes available are many.

For Milk - Instead use Almond milk, coconut milk, peanut milk. Click here for recipe of Almond milk - l Almond milk can be easily made, stored in a refrigerator for upto 4-5 days, and used in any way that milk can be used. In fact it is indistinguishable from ordinary cow's milk. Click here for more info.
If you find almonds expensive, you can make it out of coconut scrapings instead of almond. 

For Butter: A ripe avocado is as good as butter. Nut butters  cashew, almond etc. are also good ideas. But you will need a Champion Juicer or equivalent or a food processor to make nut butters.
Click here for info
Almond milk can also be churned to make butter.

For Yoghurt -  Peanut milk can be made into yoghurt in the same way as ordinary milk, but additing a small quantity of regular yoghurt as a starter the first time.  Small amounts of yoghurt added to your salad every two days or so is anyway  OK. You might also want to try kefir

For Cheese  Tofu cheese

4. Sugar
The body needs organic sugar (glucose) as its primary source of energy, but what we commonly understand as sugar  refined white table sugar  is  refined sucrose (simple sugar),  C12H22O11 , produced by multiple chemical processing of the juice of the sugar cane or sugar beet and by removal of all fiber , protein and minerals , which amount to 90 percent of the natural plant. This sugar is highly dangerous to the body. Click here to learn really how dangerous -

Besides all the obvious problems of tooth decay etc, sugar plays havoc with the body metabolism. The level of blood sugar is maintained at a precise level by the body. Food digested slowly releases sugar into the bloodstream and the body releases insulin to handle this sugar, converting it to glycogen as required, maintaining the blood sugar level. When you eat refined sugar, that is like putting the end product of the process as the raw material into the factory. The sugar quickly gets into the blood stream, raising the sugar level. The body goes into panic mode, releasing huge amounts of insulin to tackle the sugar. This gives you an artificial high - hyperglycemia. But once the insulin has dealt with the sugar, this results in the sugar level going down, to very low levels because of the huge amounts of insulin released which does not instantly stop the moment the sugar has been dealt with.   Then you feel low  hypoglycemia or "the sugar blues" and you need one more dose of sugar or sweet food to pep you up again  that is the familiar craving for sweet foods.  Then the cycle repeats itself. 

If you do not consume the sugar, when blood glucose falls too low, our adrenal glands will mobilize the body's stores of glycogen (starch like carbohydrate , many glucose molecules hooked end to end in a chain,stored in liver and muscle) and will also stimulate the synthesis of glucose from proteins and other substances present in our body. A diet rich in sugars will catch our pancreas and adrenal glands in a biochemical see-saw, overworking them. It could weaken pancreas and result in diabetes. Cardiovascular complications that follow excess glucose or fats kill many diabetics. If our body is unable to use all of the extra fats and cholesterol produced from sugars,it must dump the additional load. Fats can be deposited in the cells of our liver, heart, arteries, fat tissues, kidneys, muscles, and other organs.  That is beginning of  fatty degeneration. Diabetes is probably brought on by these binges since the body's capacity to handle the sugar is severely taxed.

Sugar is also highly acidic and is a "calcium thief"  since the body withdraws calcium from its reserves (the bones) to neutralise the acid. Over a long time this can result in osteoporosis.

Sugar has a huge amount of "empty calories". You get no vitamins, no minerals, no fibre when you consume sugar  just the calories. It is the food processor's best friend  since it is cheap, it tastes good and can be added to almost anything to add bulk and taste to a food at low cost. Look at the label of any processed food and you are likely to find sugar in it. No one knows how much. A can of coke contains close to eight teaspoons! And high fructose corn syrup, invert syrup all mean the same thing!


Substitutes. Dates, Date Syrup, Maple syrup, Jaggery (Gud), and even Honey are better alternatives. Stay away from conventional sugar substitutes  see below

5. Sugar Substitutes
Many individuals, in an attempt to avoid sugar, use sugar substitutes. Aspartame a chemical compound found in products such as NutraSweet and Equal, are in over 3,000 foods, including  diet soda, diet foods, and other drinks that are consumed heavily in the fitness industry. Just about any food that once had sugar as an ingredient now can have aspartame instead. Aspartame is a combination of three substances: the amino acid phenylalanine, Aspartic acid (man made) and methanol (wood alcohol). Each of these ingredients have a long history of causing serious physical side effects. Phenylalanine, for example, lowers or blocks production of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which sends messages from the pineal gland in the brain. This blockage has been linked a one cause of carbohydrate cravings, PMS symptoms, insomnia, mood swings, and migraine headaches. Aspartame removes the essential mineral chromium from the body, which is necessary in regulating the clearance of glucose from the blood while assisting insulin' s capability for glucose regulation. Drinking between 1-3 12 ounce cans or glasses of diet beverage that contains aspartame on a hot day after exercise can expose you to 8 times the Environmental Protection Agency's recommended safe limit for methanol. Want to read more?
http://www.afpafitness.com/NUTRA.HTM

Click here to go to Page 2 of Enemies of Health




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Not-for-profit organisations spreading the word of natural hygiene.

Formal courses where you can learn more about Natural Hygiene


A link to our Products and Services section
Sixteen most wanted Public Enemies (of Health)

Some enemies of health are well known  like alcohol, tobacco and drugs. So they are known devils, not as dangerous as the unknown devils and insidious enemies to our health. These are more dangerous since we do not know and recognize them as enemies, everybody is consuming them and hence we think its OK.. This page is meant to be a whistle blowers on these enemies of health..

1. Animal Products, excess Protein
Overconsumption of animal products is the single most important cause of all the modern diseases like cholesterol, blood pressure, heart problems, ulcers, cancers etc. Click here for a quick overview of problems with animal products.

The world's largest study on diet and Nutrition and its effects on Health, the China Project, conducted by Cornell University for over 20 years on 10,000+ chinese families confirms this. Click here for details on the China Project.

There is some historical evidence for inclusion of SMALL amounts of animal products in our diet  maybe 1% or 2% - that too preferably yoghurt or cheese  but anything more is likely to cause serious problems - for more details, read our Animal Products Page. Don't get fooled into thinking that only animal products can give you enough protein - read this article to learn how much protein we actually need.

Substitutes: For those with cravings for meat products, tofu can serve as a substitute in the transition period. Click here to see recipes to make "meatlike but meatless" dishes using tofu.

2. Eggs
Eggs too are animal products. They have high cholesterol, sulfur and a load of other problems like Salmonella. Click here for more information on problems with eggs.

Substitute: Tofu (see above)

3. Milk and Milk Products
Sorry folks, but milk too is an animal product. Milk is not good for adults or even for children. See our
page on Milk
for details on the huge number of problems caused by milk products and the links to other sites with even more information. At most, small quantities of yoghurt can be consumed occassionally to meet our B-12 requirements, but anything beyond this causes serious problems. Substitutes available are many.

For Milk - Instead use Almond milk, coconut milk, peanut milk. Click here for recipe of Almond milk - l Almond milk can be easily made, stored in a refrigerator for upto 4-5 days, and used in any way that milk can be used. In fact it is indistinguishable from ordinary cow's milk. Click here for more info.
If you find almonds expensive, you can make it out of coconut scrapings instead of almond. 

For Butter: A ripe avocado is as good as butter. Nut butters  cashew, almond etc. are also good ideas. But you will need a Champion Juicer or equivalent or a food processor to make nut butters.
Click here for info
Almond milk can also be churned to make butter.

For Yoghurt -  Peanut milk can be made into yoghurt in the same way as ordinary milk, but additing a small quantity of regular yoghurt as a starter the first time.  Small amounts of yoghurt added to your salad every two days or so is anyway  OK. You might also want to try kefir

For Cheese  Tofu cheese

4. Sugar
The body needs organic sugar (glucose) as its primary source of energy, but what we commonly understand as sugar  refined white table sugar  is  refined sucrose (simple sugar),  C12H22O11 , produced by multiple chemical processing of the juice of the sugar cane or sugar beet and by removal of all fiber , protein and minerals , which amount to 90 percent of the natural plant. This sugar is highly dangerous to the body. Click here to learn really how dangerous -

Besides all the obvious problems of tooth decay etc, sugar plays havoc with the body metabolism. The level of blood sugar is maintained at a precise level by the body. Food digested slowly releases sugar into the bloodstream and the body releases insulin to handle this sugar, converting it to glycogen as required, maintaining the blood sugar level. When you eat refined sugar, that is like putting the end product of the process as the raw material into the factory. The sugar quickly gets into the blood stream, raising the sugar level. The body goes into panic mode, releasing huge amounts of insulin to tackle the sugar. This gives you an artificial high - hyperglycemia. But once the insulin has dealt with the sugar, this results in the sugar level going down, to very low levels because of the huge amounts of insulin released which does not instantly stop the moment the sugar has been dealt with.   Then you feel low  hypoglycemia or "the sugar blues" and you need one more dose of sugar or sweet food to pep you up again  that is the familiar craving for sweet foods.  Then the cycle repeats itself. 

If you do not consume the sugar, when blood glucose falls too low, our adrenal glands will mobilize the body's stores of glycogen (starch like carbohydrate , many glucose molecules hooked end to end in a chain,stored in liver and muscle) and will also stimulate the synthesis of glucose from proteins and other substances present in our body. A diet rich in sugars will catch our pancreas and adrenal glands in a biochemical see-saw, overworking them. It could weaken pancreas and result in diabetes. Cardiovascular complications that follow excess glucose or fats kill many diabetics. If our body is unable to use all of the extra fats and cholesterol produced from sugars,it must dump the additional load. Fats can be deposited in the cells of our liver, heart, arteries, fat tissues, kidneys, muscles, and other organs.  That is beginning of  fatty degeneration. Diabetes is probably brought on by these binges since the body's capacity to handle the sugar is severely taxed.

Sugar is also highly acidic and is a "calcium thief"  since the body withdraws calcium from its reserves (the bones) to neutralise the acid. Over a long time this can result in osteoporosis.

Sugar has a huge amount of "empty calories". You get no vitamins, no minerals, no fibre when you consume sugar  just the calories. It is the food processor's best friend  since it is cheap, it tastes good and can be added to almost anything to add bulk and taste to a food at low cost. Look at the label of any processed food and you are likely to find sugar in it. No one knows how much. A can of coke contains close to eight teaspoons! And high fructose corn syrup, invert syrup all mean the same thing!


Substitutes. Dates, Date Syrup, Maple syrup, Jaggery (Gud), and even Honey are better alternatives. Stay away from conventional sugar substitutes  see below

5. Sugar Substitutes
Many individuals, in an attempt to avoid sugar, use sugar substitutes. Aspartame a chemical compound found in products such as NutraSweet and Equal, are in over 3,000 foods, including  diet soda, diet foods, and other drinks that are consumed heavily in the fitness industry. Just about any food that once had sugar as an ingredient now can have aspartame instead. Aspartame is a combination of three substances: the amino acid phenylalanine, Aspartic acid (man made) and methanol (wood alcohol). Each of these ingredients have a long history of causing serious physical side effects. Phenylalanine, for example, lowers or blocks production of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which sends messages from the pineal gland in the brain. This blockage has been linked a one cause of carbohydrate cravings, PMS symptoms, insomnia, mood swings, and migraine headaches. Aspartame removes the essential mineral chromium from the body, which is necessary in regulating the clearance of glucose from the blood while assisting insulin' s capability for glucose regulation. Drinking between 1-3 12 ounce cans or glasses of diet beverage that contains aspartame on a hot day after exercise can expose you to 8 times the Environmental Protection Agency's recommended safe limit for methanol. Want to read more?
http://www.afpafitness.com/NUTRA.HTM

Click here to go to Page 2 of Enemies of Health





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