July 1, 1958
The latest evidence indicates excess dietary protein does NOT weaken the bones. This information comes from last year's Latest in Clinical Nutrition (volume 4) produced by Michael Greger, MD and HSUS. From the documentary:
"Is protein "bad to the bone"? The thought is that dietary protein creates a metabolic acid load that has to be buffered by calcium from the bones and so somebody who eats a lot of protein, particularly animal protein, which has a higher acid-forming sulphur content, is basically peeing their bones down the toilet.
"Is this fact or fiction?
"We used to think its fact but we now know the best science says it's fiction"
The research pictured in the documentary is from 2009: Dietary protein and bone health: a systematic review and meta-analysis
There are are a lot of things wrong with animal products but animal protein causing bone loss is not one of them, according to the evidence.
Thanks for the article. I am a russett potato lover!
One area of possible concern with potatoes is that they contain glycoalkaloids, which are harmful to human health, according to a review mentioned in Latest in Clinical Nutrition(volume 3, 2009) by Michael Greger MD. If you eat potatoes, peel them. Sweet potatoes do not contain these compounds and are considered healthful.
If you can find anything different on the topic would appreciate.
I have to disagree with some of the above comments.
I don t know if the extremely negative Don and mgalli (neither have posted previously in this forum) were looking at the same video as I was, but I thought Dr. Campbell was able to express himself well and he did an excellent job as far as bringing out issues regarding plant based diets(the great donut example made it clear what whole foods is not), government/big business complicity, lack of nutrition training of doctors,public confusion of nutrition issues, etc..
Maher appeared sympathetic and a few times helped Dr. Campbell make his points.
Thanks to Dr. Campbell and keep up the good work.
All seeds were discontinued? What about flaxseeds? Flaxseeds are one of the few sources of omega 3's for vegans. I m interested because I would like to lose a few pounds.
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It is simply not true that everyone has trigger foods. Binge eating disorder, as described in the DSM-5 states that "A trigger food can be described as any food that, when eaten, makes one crave more of either that particular food or just food in general. This often leads to a binge - a period of uncontrolled and compulsive overeating"
There are many people who do not binge or overeat.
I have been vegan for 36 years and have never been able to safely include any amount of nuts in my diet. I am truly happy for you that you are able to but please don't just assume that everyone can.
That is like telling an alcoholic to just drink less alcohol.
By avoiding nuts in other high fat foods, I am never tempted to overindulge so I don't have to cut back on anything.
I'm afraid you are not correct in the statement that not everyone has trigger foods. Place a bag of potato chips or similar food in front of virtually anyone and they will be "triggered" by the bodies fat sensors on the roof of the mouth to eat more.
These individuals would not consider themselves to be binge eaters but rather over indulgers. Rhetoric aside, I believe it to be a mistake to publicize nuts as being a factor in losing weight. By "losing the nuts" a fantastic nutritional source is lost. Tofu is a high fat food, so are most beans, avocado, and a score of other wonderful plant based and necessary food products. These natural fats are vital in maintaining body functional health.
Compulsive and binge eating is primarily environmentally/emotionally triggered. I know this because as a nurse I worked with these individuals.
As I said in my first comment, the palm of each individuals hand is the correct measure size for each high fat/protein portion per day.
NUT-EATERS LIVE LONGER AND WEIGH LESS
This is the headline from one of Dr. Gabe Mirkin's ezines. According to this article;
"An analysis of 76,464 women (The Nurses' Health Study) and of 42,498 men (The Health Professionals Follow-Up Study) showed that those who eat a handful of nuts each day are 20 percent less likely to die from any cause over a 30-year period than those who do not eat nuts (New England Journal of Medicine, November 21, 2013) The more nuts a person ate, the less likely he or she was to die over this 30-year follow-up period."
The rest of this article can be read in its entirety on Dr. Mirkin's website.
Please keep open minds about this. It is for the sake of good and wholesome nutrition.
Any and every food can easily be eliminated for weight loss. But quality nutrition is vital for everyone and nuts play an important role.
Happy holidays and healthful eating.
Greetings MPoison. I hope you don't mind my responding to your comment.
As a nurse of many years and a Vegan for over thirty, I don't ever embrace dropping a good plant food source from the diet. It's a question of just two things. Intake and expenditure. Calories in and calories out. A strong regular exercise regimen is imperative. When one overindulges in something, then cut back the next day in calorie intake.
Eating lots of fruits and vegetables is a plus along with a serving of beans daily. A huge fresh green salad is also a good daily habit. Along with exercise the pounds will melt off and to maintain is then easy.
As you can see from my previous comments, I don't believe that discarding nuts is even a good idea. Just a palmful daily and good nutrition is optimized. Best of luck.
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