Friday, April 10, 2009

The Liberation Diet - Book Review

The Liberation Diet
By Kevin Brown and Annette PResley
Self published 2008
ISBN - 1-4392-0739-9
ISBN-13 - 9781439207390
Website
Yes I know we are not supposed to read or review self published books, because if a book is not published by a reputable publisher then it probably is not very good. At least that is what the publishers claim.


BUT what if there is another reason why publishers won't touch a book?
What if the information in the book is "supposedly" too dangerous for humans to know about.
What if the information goes against the corporations and the status quo that we humans all live under.
What if we are not being told everything that we have a right to know?
Why do we HAVE to listen to the publishers?
What if we are NOT exercising our free will and we are slaves to the corporations.

I say we are. This is something I discovered for myself after I left the church that I grew up in. The church was trying to tell me that humans do rise from the dead and that God is love and he does love us. And all time I was thinking - why has NO other human being has ever risen from the dead in the last 2000 years, and if God is love, then why does he allow all these wars to go on.

In this technological era of humanity, we humans are not being raised as freethinkers. We are growing up NOT being permitted to think for ourselves, but instead we are raised to beleive what we are told to beleive.

This book is called the Liberation Diet and it is one of the few books I have seen that tells the truth about our food and our health. This book is truely liberating.

How many of you have heard that herbs and vitamin supplements are dangerous for us?
How many of you have heard that artifical sugar is good for us and that if we use it, we will lose weight?
How many of you have heard that we only need to exercise to lose weight and that what we eat does not really matter?
How many of you have heard that fat is bad for us and that we must eat a low-fat high-cardohydrate diet?

Well this books tells us that every single statement made above is WRONG and FALSE.

How many of you know that there is a obesity epidemic in the world today. This is true. Everyone has heard that. So then how many of know that this obesity epidemic has really only drastically increased since the end of World War 2? So what is the correlation between World war 2 and being Obese. The correlation is TECHNOLOGY.

In the 19th century there were very few obese people. For thousands of years before the 20th century, people ate natural and UNPROCESSED foods - the vegetables grown on the farms, the honey from the beehives, the berries and nuts from the trees and ground, the eggs from the chickens, the fish from the lakes and rivers and they drank the raw milk from cows. There were no fake foods anywhere.

The first fake food was called CRISCO. In 1907 the company called Proctor and Gamble discovered a subsitute for Lard and Butter. They called it Crsico. It was made from cotten seed oil and hydrogen molecules added with extreme heat and pressue, creating a solid stable product that looked like Lard. So the company sold it as a substitute for lard. It was certainly cheaper than lard. The company then printed a recipe book with over 600 recipes using this crisco and that is what got the public hooked. There were NO scientific studies done to verify that this Crisco product was good for human consumption.

Crisco is still being sold today. In fact just this week, I saw a photo of Crisco. The caption said it was so easy to use. Obviously it has now been updated to a spray-on form.

The next fake product was Soy Lethicin. This is actully a waste product left over from the extraction of soy bean oil from the soy bean. Soy Lethicin is now used in many products - not just food.

Here are two statements about Soy Lethecin.

One comes from the US Dietetic associaton...

Soy Lethecin is a substance that is extracted from soybeans using a solvent such as hexane, and it’s a by-product of soybean oil.

As an additive, it is found in many everyday foods, but it’s normally used in such small amounts that it rarely exceeds more than 1 percent of the weight of any food product. It works as an emulsifier in candy bars, keeping the cocoa and cocoa butter from separating. Soy lecithin also can be used in baking to make the dough less sticky and help it rise. It works as a so-called wetting agent, too, making cake mixes easier to spread into a pan when liquid is added.

According to registered dietitian and national spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association Tara Gidus, soy lecithin is not bad for you.


...and the other is from the Weston Price Foundation.

Soybean Lecithin comes from sludge left after crude soy oil goes through a "degumming" process. It is a waste product containing solvents and pesticides and has a consistency ranging from a gummy fluid to a plastic solid. Before being bleached to a more appealing light yellow, the color of lecithin ranges from a dirty tan to reddish brown. The hexane extraction process commonly used in soybean oil manufacture today yields less lecithin than the older ethanol-benzol process, but produces a more marketable lecithin with better color, reduced odor and less bitter flavor.

In theory, lecithin manufacture eliminates all soy proteins, making it hypoallergenic.

In reality, minute amounts of soy protein always remain in lecithin as well as in soy oil. Three components of soy protein have been identified in soy lecithin, including the Kunitz trypsin inhibitor, which has a track record of triggering severe allergic reactions even in the most minuscule quantities. The presence of lecithin in so many food and cosmetic products poses a special danger for people with soy allergies.


So do you still want to eat anything with Soy Lethicin in it? No, I didnt think so.

A third fake food that has crept into the diet is Cool Whip.

Cool Whip is made of water, corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated coconut and palm kernel oil (CPKO), sodium caseinate (a milk derivative), vanilla extract, xanthan and guar gums, polysorbate 60 (glycosperse), and beta carotene.[4] In some markets, such as Canada and the United States, Cool Whip is available in an aerosol can using nitrous oxide as a propellant.

Not a single natural product in there except water. High fructose corn syrup is a major reason why obesity is such an epidemic.

Most people would never open a bag of sugar and then feed themselves 10.5 teaspoons of the stuff. But that's exactly what you're doing if you drink your average can of soda pop. Except it's not called sugar. It's high fructose corn syrup and it's been a cornerstone of the food and beverage industry since it began to be produced on a large scale in the 1970s.

High fructose corn syrup is made from corn. After it's milled, the resulting starch is processed into a syrup. By adding enzymes, the syrup is converted into fructose. Glucose syrup is then added to the mix to make high fructose corn syrup. The most common form of the syrup contains 45 per cent glucose and 55 per cent fructose

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Other fake "foods" in our diet that we must look out for are Aspartame and MSG. Aspartame and all other articial sweeteners (splenda, equal and nutrasweet) are NOT good for the human body. I mentioned this in the Sweet Poison review I posted recently.

MSG is simply a food enhancer - its designed to make the food taste good - so that you eat more of it. MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas creates; causing humans to become obese.

And then there is the matter of Milk. Up until 100 years ago, everyone drank raw milk from the cow and were none the worse for it. Raw milk is milk that has not been pasteurized or homogenized.

Most states impose restrictions on raw milk suppliers due to concerns about safety. The FDA reports that, in 2002, consuming partially heated raw milk and raw milk products caused 200 Americans to become ill in some manner.

Many governmental officials hold to the need for pasteurization. Before Pasteurization, many dairies, especially in cities, fed their cattle on -- to put it bluntly -- garbage, and their milk was rife with dangerous bacteria. Pasteurizing it was the only way to make it safely drinkable.

However - after many years of pasteurization, just about everyone simply assumes that raw milk is dangerous stuff.

Raw milk lovers (in the U.S.) advance two basic health arguments. The first (flatly denied by regulators and most nutritional scientists) is that pasteurization destroys or damages many of milk's most valuable nutrients. The second is that while it may kill dangerous bacteria, pasteurization also kills off all the good bacteria in raw milk -- some of the same ones that big dairy companies are now selling as "probiotics" in pricey new yogurt and drink concoctions.

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Children raised on dairy farms probably drink raw milk every day - and they are certainly none the worse for drinking it. In fact it was proved by Dr J.E. Crewe MD, a founder of the Mayo Foundation (before the Mayo Clinic) that raw milk from grass fed cows actually cured many diseases. People drank raw milk and were cured of ailments such as diabetes, TB, heart diease, renal disease, nervous system problems and hypertension.

The milk cure died out because milk cannot be patented. It does not require a doctor or any medication, and it uses a relatively cheap product. Big Businesses (Big Pharma) is NOT looking for a cheap and easy cure. They want a cure (or at least be able to treat the symptoms) that will put millions, if not billions, of dollars in their pockets.

This is why Cancer cures are not (and probably will never be) forth coming - and if they are - then they are quickly made illegal and the clinics distributing the cure are shut down. One famous example is the Hoxsey clinic.

There are other food myths also mentioned in this book. The diet part of this book is a small part of the book that states that it is a variation of the the GI diet (Glycemic Index diet). I have been using the GI diet for the last 8 months and have at long last been successful in losing weight.

One more thing - there are a few very brief mentions of giving thanks to God as the creator of the unprocessed foods available to humans. I have no problems with these brief mentions.

WHY then do we need to eat fake foods and chemicals? The answer is that we DO NOT.

1 comment:

Violette Severin said...

I'm with you on this topic. I have never cooked with food substitutes like crisco, etc... I think it is obvious that the pharmaceutical companies don't want to find cures for today's diseases because they, as well as medical specialists, will be out of a job. Can you imagine an oncologist being obsolete because of a cure for cancer being found? A patient then only has to see a gen'l practice dr for the cure. If you think about it, there have been no cures discovered since the 1960s. Why, with all the trillions of dollars spent on research? The answer is obvious.