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Title: Cases of Mad Cow Disease

Surviving the Diet
Bacteria in Milk
  • U.S. Public Health Service Regulation
  • Milk, after pasteurization,
  • should contain no more than
  • 20,000 bacteria per milliliter
  • of milk and no more than
  • 10 coliform bacteria per milliliter.

Thats 5,000,000 bacteria and 2,500 coliform
bacteria per glass of milk.
Milk has something for everybody.
There is one thing dairy products have more than
any other food I can think of contamination. Joh
n McDougall, MD
Some extras you can get from milk...
  • Digestion trouble
  • Higher cholesterol
  • Allergies
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Bacterial growth
  • Bowel disorders
  • Low blood levels of
  • Calcium
  • Manganese
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • Iron
  • Copper

Type I Diabetes factors
  • Early dietary exposure to cows milk
  • Short duration of breast feeding
  • High milk intake after age 9, or at diabetes
  • Recent infection
  • Attending day care before age 3

The enemy is us?!
  • There is a 17-amino acid peptide chain commonly
    found in the insulin-producing beta cells of the
  • There is a 17-amino acid peptide chain commonly
    found in cows milk.
  • Both are nearly identical.
  • Children with IDDM had elevated serum
    concentrations of antibodies against bovine whey

Mice, milk, and me
Diabetes does not occur in diabetes-prone rodents
reared on a diet free of cows milk for the first
two or three months of life, indicating that
cows milk protein can trigger the disease. New
England Journal of Medicine 1992
The Milk/Allergy Connection
  • Constipation
  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis
  • Vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Psychological problems
  • Retarded growth
  • Fatigue
  • Bed-wetting

An estimated 50 million Americans experience
intestinal discomfort after consuming dairy
products. Symptoms include bloating, stomach
pain, cramps, gas, diarrhea. Postgraduate
Medicine 1994
About 20 of babies suffer from colic, or
abdominal cramping and gas. Milk proteins may be
one of the leading causes of this digestive
disorder. Lancet 1978 Pediatrics 1991
Ethnic Intolerance
  • Ethnic Group intolerant
  • African Blacks ................................ 95
  • Indians ..........................................
    ... 90-100
  • Asians ...........................................
    .... 90-95
  • Native Americans ............................
  • Mexican Americans ........................
  • African Americans..........................
  • Mediterranean Peoples .................. 60-75
  • North American Whites ................. 10-15
  • Northern Europeans .......................

Cows Milk and Cataracts
Adults who consume large quantities of
milk, who have high lactase
activity,...suffer repeated small galactose
challenges, accumulation of galactitol in the
lens, and a greater likelihood of developing
senile cataracts. Digestive Diseases and
Sciences 1982
The Pharyngitis Connection
Any time a patient of mine is found to have
streptococcal pharyngitis or pyoderma, we can
establish by history that he has ingested milk
protein within five days... Frank Oski,
M.D. Pediatrician
Fat Content of Foods
Health Implications
Greatly increases risks of
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Diabetes Type II
  • Hypertension
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Gout
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gall Bladder Disease Stones
  • Cancers of Bowel, Breast, GU Tract
  • Skin Diseases (especially fungal diseases)
  • Sleep Apnea with chronic hypoxia

Solomon et al. Obesity motality a review of
epidemiological data. Am J Clin Nutr 1997 Oct
664 1044S
Obesity Increases Breast Cancer Risk
  • Pre-menopause
  • Risk
  • Thin 1
  • Overweight 2x
  • Obese 3x

Post-menopause Risk 1 5x 12x
Increased risk of death from cancer and obesity
of increased risk of death
Above average body weight
  • Factors that raise set point (deleterious)
  • Inactivity
  • Fatty foods
  • Refined carbohydrates
  • Evening or night meals
  • Between-meal snacks
  • Overeating, even of healthful foods
  • Skipping breakfasts
  • Staying up too late at night
  • Alcohol caffeine
  • Crash diets

Prostate Breast Cancer
Nations with the highest dietary fat consumption
also have the highest rates of prostate and
breast cancer. Advances in Cancer Research
1980 Cancer Research 1975
The Protein Connection
Osteoporosis is caused by a number of things, one
of the most important things being too much
dietary protein!
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
1974 Journal of Nutrition 1981 Science 1986
Low Absorption of Calcium From Milk
  • Only 25 of dairy calcium is absorbed by the
  • Human milk with less than half the calcium is
    better absorbed.
  • Kale, greens, or sesame seeds are better sources
    for the same reason

Cancer Virus
  • Highest cancer rates are in
  • dairy farmers poultry farmers
  • who market eggs.
  • Milk
  • 1975 - Seven in ten cartons had cancer virus
  • More than 30 human diseases traced to milk
  • Eggs
  • 1975 - Seven in ten eggs had cancer virus
  • 1985 - nearly 100 had cancer virus

Cases of Mad Cow Disease
  • Over 168,000 head of cattle were infected between
    1986 and 1997
  • About 120 new cases per week are being found in
    Britain as of 1997

Animals afflicted with diseases resembling BSE
  • Cattle
  • Mink
  • Domestic Cat
  • Ostrich
  • Sheep
  • Mule Deer
  • Cheetah
  • Monkey
  • Pig
  • Mice
  • Goats
  • Elk
  • Ocelot
  • Gemsbok
  • Arabian Oryx
  • Greater Kudu
  • Eland
  • Puma

Destructive Power of Prions
  • Prions are infectious substances found in animal
    products used for animal feed
  • They cause several types of transmissible
    spongiform encephalopathy diseases in humans and
  • These disease are fatal, with no known cure

Characteristics of Prions
  • Unlike bacteria or viruses
  • Consist of protein only
  • Attack only the CNS
  • Immune system does not attack them
  • Infectious power not destroyed by sterilizing
    fluids, freezing,drying, or high temperatures of
  • Shape is slightly different from normal protein
  • Produce chain reaction causing normal proteins to
    change shape

Prion-Induced Diseases Found In Humans
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease - found in Europe and
  • Gerstmann-Straussler syndrome
  • Keru - found in New Guinea

Countries where prion-infected humans and cattle
have been found
  • Prion-infected
  • humans
  • Britain
  • France
  • Italy
  • Domestic prion-
  • infected cattle
  • England
  • Ireland
  • France
  • Portugal
  • Switzerland
  • Germany
  • Italy

Parallels between prion-related diseases and
  • Both are diseases of the brain
  • Symptoms are similar
  • They are always fatal
  • No blood test can detect them
  • Usually detected on autopsy

Annual Meat-EatersExtra Health Costs
  • Heart Disease 24 Billion
  • Hypertension 8.7 Billion
  • Cancer 18.8 Billion
  • Diabetes 4.6 Billion
  • Gallstones 4.8 Billion
  • Total 60.9 Billion

Animal products dont have what your body needs
most complex carbohydrates and fiber, not to
mention vitamin C
Eating Meat Should Be Avoided
  • ...there is now an overwhelming scientific and
    medical case for avoiding the consumption of meat
    and meat products despite the governments
    attempts to persuade us otherwise.
  • Dr. Richard Lacey
  • Microbiologist and BSE researcher

Other disease-causing agents in meat and meat
  • Salmonella
  • Listeria
  • Campylobacter
  • Yersinia

Wheat or Meat
  • Water needed to produce 1 pound of wheat
  • 25 gallons
  • Water needed to produce 1 pound of meat
  • 2,500 gallons

Dangerous E. Coli Bacteria Diseases
  • Several E. Coli types
  • Cause severe bloody diarrhea
  • Cause Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in children
    (kidney failure and destruction of red blood
    cells) which can be fatal
  • The bacteria can be found in beef, milk, (raw and
    pasteurized), sausage, apple cider, and venison

Listeria Bacteria inHot Dogs and Chicken
  • 20 of Listeria cases are linked to uncooked hot
    dogs and undercooked chicken

Salmonella Diseases
  • Salmonella causes two million illnesses annually
  • There are many large outbreaks, with up to
    200,000 people infected at a time
  • Symptoms are diarrhea, pain, and dehydration
  • The infection may lead to meningitis, sepsis, and
    chronic arthritis
  • The bacteria has been found in raw milk,
    pasteurized milk, eggs, chocolate, ice cream,
    beef sausage, salami, and chicken

Animal Diseases Threatening Human Health
  • BSE and other prion diseases
  • E. Coli
  • Listeria
  • Salmonella
  • Bovine leukemia virus
  • Cow AIDS
  • Crohns disease
  • Cancer
  • Clostridium
  • Campylobacter
  • Yersinia

Diseases Associated with Handling of Animals
  • Hodgkins disease
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Leukemia
  • Cancers
  • Melanoma
  • Lymphoma
  • stomach cancer
  • prostate cancer
  • Pagets disease

Cholesterol Content of Various Fish Oils and Beef
Cholesterol, mg.
Beef T Bone Steak
Herring oil
Salmon oil
Sardine oil
Cod Liver oil
Fish Contamination Compounds
  • Fish from mildly polluted water concentrate
    toxins up to more that 1,000,000 times more than
    detected in water
  • Toxins in their fatty tissues include
    pesticides, chlorinated hydrocarbons, mercury,
    and dioxin
  • Fish can also be contaminated with PCBs, various
    heavy metals, petroleum hydrocarbons, halogenated
    organic compounds, and lead

Biomagnification of DDD Insecticide
Sample site DDD,ppm Lake water
0.02 Phytoplankton 5 Herbivorous
fish 40-300 Carnivorous fish gt2,500
Problems with Fish and Fish Oil
  • Can worsen blood sugar levels in diabetics
  • Large amounts can dangerously prolong blood
    clotting time
  • Fish oil is expensive
  • Can lead to an increase in body weight
  • Sea food is a large reservoir for infectious
  • Toxins acquired from contaminated waters
    concentrate in the fatty tissues of fish

According to a Vet
If cooks pretended that in handling raw meat,
they were handling a lump of raw sewage in a food
environment, and took all the necessary
precautions, then that would be just about
Bon appetite!
Four out of every five chickens sold in a
supermarket are infected with salmonella.
Barnyard Antibiotics
  • Therapeutic use - Fix the one sick cow. (Human
    toxic effect.)
  • Prophylactic use - Protect the whole herd.
  • Growth promotion - Part of the feed. (Human
    hypersensitivity effect.)

Two major concerns
Resistance Cross-resistance Leads to a
reservoir of resistance There is a large
reservoir of E. Coli in calves and pigs which are
very resistant and that resistance can be
donated to more dangerous organisms such as
According to the CDC
  • About 25 of human salmonella infections are now
    resistant to drug therapy.
  • Half the antibiotics now produced are fed to food
    animals (disease prevention and growth promotion.)

What goes around, comes around.
Chickens are now being fed their own excrement to
about 50 of their total intake of food, its very
economical. But it means that contaminants, such
as drugs, hormones, pesticides and antibiotics
are getting more and more concentrated each time
they go through.
Its getting worse...
  • Cases of allergy, including...
  • Asthma (3X more common in youth today than in
    their parents day.)
  • Eczema (6X more common today.)
  • Have increased alarmingly over the past few
  • Use of antibiotics in food animals has also
    increased greatly.

Content of eight essential amino acids in common
plant foods
Fat Remains Longer in the Stomach
  • It coats the particles of carbohydrates and
  • Salivary and gastric juices cannot digest fats.
  • These particles of food pass out of the stomach
  • Fermentation, sour stomach, heartburn, gas, and
    indigestion occur

Fat Head...
  • Large amounts of saturated fats can cause a sharp
    drop in the amount of oxygen that reaches the
    brain cells.
  • Good though requires a good amount of oxygen in
    the brain.
  • In one study using dairy cream, the oxygen in the
    brain dropped 30.
  • Restricted blood flow to the brain impairs clear
    thinking, causes headaches, and leads to
  • A fat-rich meal can cause the oxygen level in the
    brain to drop to 68 and require three days to
    return to 95 of normal.

...or Air Head?
  • Excess fat causes the red blood cells to stick
    together, reducing their oxygen carrying
  • Only a 35 reduction of oxygen is necessary to
    produce malignant cells from normal cells.
  • Nine to twelve hours are required for this
    clumping to begin reversing, and 72 hours for
    circulation to return to normal.

Omega-3 Fats
Fight Heart Disease
  • Help decrease platelet stickiness
  • Decrease blood pressure
  • Decrease serum triglycerides
  • Decrease muscular damage from heart attack
  • Decrease likelihood of blood vessel blockage
    after angioplasty or surgery

How About Chocolate?
  • In the coffee, tea, and cola family or brown
  • Are menthylxanthines, altering protoplasm of
  • Causes many problems from head the heel.
  • Step up cell growth in certain glandular tissue,
    causing cysts and fibrous tumors

Caffeine Dosages in Milligrams
  • 50 mg/cup - instant coffee
  • 150 mg/cup - drip coffee
  • 30 mg/cup - instant tea
  • 50 mg/cup - brewed tea
  • 50 mg/12oz - colas
  • 10 mg/cup - cocoa
  • 50 mg/8 oz - chocolate

Sugar and Cancers
  • Colon cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Cancer of the uterus
  • Prostate cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Cancer of the testis
  • Cancers of the nervous system

Armstrong and Doll International Journal of
Cancer 15617-631 1975
Three Strikes
  • Has inherent chemical toxicity
  • Additives needed to make palatable
  • Harvesting and manufacture.

  • Causes CNS stimulation
  • Causes sleeplessness
  • Causes general itching
  • Causes depression
  • Causes anxiety

Total Vegan Diet Benefits
  • Zero cholesterol
  • Low saturated fat
  • High fiber
  • Zero animal protein
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Rich in folic acid and B6
  • Promotes weight control
  • More nutrients for the dollar

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