September 27, 1950
Spiritual but not religious
Dr. Campbell's response affirms what my gut was saying. Every time I read Dr. Mercola's newsletters, I'm scared to death of the world, and it is odd that he is the only one who can save me? It reminds me of the feeling I have when my radio in my car accidentally turns to Fox news (some repair person set it apparently an da button on my steering wheel sometimes takes me there). I feel creeped out and I'm not sure why until I pay attention to what I've been listening to. In each case they may start with a grain of truth, but then it is spun into something hysterical and self serving. I'm glad to know it wasn't just me.
Lovely, John. You both inspire me anew.
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I too was a fan of Jacks, but Mr. Robbins is incorrect about something re Jack's egg whites consumption. In the above article Mr. Robbins states "he (Jack) occasionally ate egg whites". This is incorrect! Many years ago on Dr. John McDougall's TV program, Dr. McDougall interviewed Jack. Jack stated he ate 5 egg whites every morning for the protein benefits! I know Dr. McDougall knows that eating egg whites is UNHEALTHY/is unnecessary/taxes your kidneys. Dr M knows that the intention of an egg is to hatch a bird, not to promote health in a human, but he didn't question Jack out of respect. Apparently Jack was uneducated about the protein myth: for the best nutrition humans need to seek out amino acids from plant foods. Any concentrated animal protein that's consumed takes extra energy to digest, and like I mentioned is hard on your kidneys.
Jack is also wrong when he states "exercise is king, nutrition is queen." He's got them backwards: Nutrition is king, exercise is queen. Also, if one eats a variety of plants in a plant based diet, vitamins are unnecessary. Vitamins are not natural. It is my contention that taking vitamins over time is unhealthy/taxes your system. Lastly, I contend that one can exercise TOO MUCH! Jack was a great man, a great influence to others. BUT, maybe if he wouldn't've eaten egg whites, not taken those hard pill vitamins, and exercised more conservatively, he would've enjoyed life even longer! No disrespect, I loved the man.
"Jack stated he ate 5 egg whites every morning"
That's 1,825 egg whites a year!
Jack was an eccentric inspirational man. The world needs people like this. Eccentric to me is a term of endearment. So what if he wasn’t perfect in his exercise & nutritional advice, being ahead of his time in many things he was ahead of general scientific proof in these areas. He only said things he knew to be true by experience and was living proof of the success of what he said. I’m glad he lived a long life & remained happily active all of it. I go with his view that a joyously active life is good no matter what its length.
I cannot believe this is true neither. Fun though to see how tough the discussion has got (: to be ostheopath or not to be (:
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