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From: Clo (dhcp557-1-24.dsl.ucc-net.ca)
Subject:         Re: Dr. Kaayla Daniel
Date: October 25, 2007 at 7:32 am PST

In Reply to: Dr. Kaayla Daniel posted by NewVeggie on October 16, 2007 at 2:39 pm:

You should be aware that she is a member of the West*n A Price Foundation Board of Directors. If you know anything about them, this should send up red flags immediately.

The WAPF is an uber-anti-vegetarian organization that promotes a diet high in animal fats as well as animal protein. They advise that vegan mothers (should they even be able to conceive, which WAPF says is nearly impossible) should not breastfeed their children, and advises not to practice "strict vegetarianism (veganism)" because "animal products provide vital nutrients not found in plant foods."

If you have the stomach, read their misinformed articles on vegetarianism and other issues.

Read John Robbins' response to Kaayla Daniel’s anti-soy article in Mothering magazine: http://www.foodrevolution.org/mothering.htm

In an article she wrote entitled “Why Broth is Beautiful” (on the WAPF website-- an article promoting gelatin for joint health, which she admits even Knox gelatin doesn’t endorse):

“Boil a piece of pig skin for at least 3 hours until it becomes very soft. Eat it as is, with mustard or horseradish, or put it through a mincer and add it to other food. The important thing is regular use— a tablespoon or more every day, along with a diet that contains adequate animal protein and lots of nourishing animal fats."

In the same article she quotes old studies that Knox gelatin has since discarded, and that gelatin "detoxifies the liver".

A letter in "Thyroid and gyn issues" from 2 scientists:

Brian L. Strom

We are writing in response to the article by Kaayla Daniel entitled "The Whole Soy Story," to comment on her misleading statements about our work.

The "buried" findings regarding thyroid problems, cervical cancer, polycystic ovarian syndrome, blocked fallopian tubes, and pelvic inflammatory disease specifically mentioned by Dr. Daniel were all based on a very small number of events. The differences between the group of patients receiving soy formula and those receiving milk formula for each of these medical conditions did not even approach statistical significance.

The finding regarding the use of asthma or allergy drugs was reported in a table in the published paper because it was based on a larger number of events, and it showed a statistically significant difference between the two formula groups in females but not in males.

In our study we examined a large number of outcomes, including thyroid function, which Dr. Daniel alleged was excluded as a subject for study. Yet consistent with standard scientific principles, prior to the start of the study we decided which outcomes would be the focus of primary analyses and which would be designated as secondary. We summarized the results from all our analyses, and we published the results from the primary analyses, but also made available the results from the secondary analyses to anyone who requested them, including Dr. Daniel.

Finally, we find insulting the implication by Dr. Daniel that the soy industry that sponsored part of this research influenced the outcomes of our research. If it had not sponsored the research, Dr. Daniel would have (rightly) criticized the manufacturers for not evaluating the risks from their products. Further, we state emphatically that the sponsor did not control the research design, the methods of data analysis, or the content and conclusions of our study. Most important, our study met all scientific criteria for rigorous peer-reviewed scientific research.

BRIAN L. STROM, MD, MPH

RITA SCHINNAR, MPA
http://calbears.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0838/is_125/ai_n6116792

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