William Harris, M.D. -- The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism
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book.JPG (46772 bytes)The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism
by
William Harris, M.D.

Table of Contents

I. THE ORIGIN OF NUTRIENTS.
All the essential organic nutrients for humans are made by plants, not animals.

II. DIET AND EVOLUTION.
Humans have made an incomplete adaptation to animal source food.

III. THE FAT FOLLIES.
Fat has its function, but there's too much of it in animal source food.

IV. THE CHOLESTEROL CAPER.
To drop your serum cholesterol, just stop eating it.

V. THE PROTEIN PERPLEX.
How Americans got hung up on protein.

VI. THE PROTEIN PROFUSION.
Dietary animal protein may trigger auto-immune disease.

VII. THE HIGH COST OF MEAT.
The U.S. animal food addiction runs up $123 billion/year medical bills.

VIII. HORSES AND ZEBRAS.
Most of the food-borne parasitic diseases come from animal source food.

IX. THE FARM FOLLIES.
The USDA price-supports unhealthy agricultural products using our taxes.

X. HYPE PARADES AS SCIENCE.
The "Basic Four" is a mathematical deception.

XI. WHO PAID THE PIPER?
Nutritional education is up for hire.

XII. THE MADISON AVENUE CHA-CHA.
Most food advertising is harmful to your health.

XIII. DOES DIET AFFECT BEHAVIOR?
Animal fat consumption correlates with some unpleasant human activities.

XIV. WHAT'S REALLY WRONG WITH THE U.S. HEALTH CARE SYSTEM?
Before the U.S. Government meddles in medical matters, it should stop meddling in agriculture.

XV. FISH OIL FLIM-FLAM.
"There's a sucker born every minute," said P.T. Barnum,but he was off by a factor of sixty.

XVI. HISTORY OF A CAMPAIGN.
An attempt to deal with the Hawaii Legislature's infatuation with local meat production.

XVII. CONCLUSION.