It's my guess that there's hardly another myth in nutrition so insidious yet so intractable as that which encourages us to believe that consuming lots of high-quality protein - basically the stuff of animal-based foods -
Some writers claim that protein is protein, be it animal or plant, except for the way that animals are treated. How do you respond to this? We have information that the primary difference between animal and plant proteins is their amino acid profiles and it is those profiles that direct the rates at which the absorbed amino acids are put to use within the body.
(In response to a reader's question concerning Dr. Mercola's views on The China Study) I've seen the views of Dr. Mercola several times, and this is my response:
The latest version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans was recently published by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and, except for some minor adjustments in format and design, and the addition of two new guidelines
The breast cancer/dietary fat relationship, once a key point in getting American women to switch their eating habits, has now been seriously challenged. A prominent Harvard study of nearly 90,000 American nurses,