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By John Robbins

In what Frances Moore Lappé referred to as "a gentle, no longer strident voice," John Robbins makes probably the main eloquent argument for vegetarianism ever published.

Originally released in 1987, vitamin for a brand new the United States woke up the moral sense of a kingdom with its startling exam of the nutrients we purchase and devour — and the ethical, fiscal, and scientific cost we pay for it. Drawing a transparent line connecting America's manufacturing facility farm process with sickness, animal cruelty, and ecological crises, Robbins makes possibly the main eloquent argument for vegetarianism ever released. Robbins walked clear of his family's company — the Baskin-Robbins ice cream empire — to pursue his dream of marketing a fit society that practices "compassionate stewardship of a balanced ecosystem." In Diet for a brand new America he offers either a annoying portrait of our present method and a imaginative and prescient for the longer term that may teach and empower readers to alter.

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Consequently, the modern Western diet is deficient in ω-3 fatty acids and has too many of ω-6 fatty acids, resulting in a ω-6/ω-3 fatty acid ratio ranging from15:1 to 20:1 (2). Obviously, this ratio is contradictory to our genetic profile established on a 1:1 ratio. Unfortunately, our body cannot adjust its gene profile in such a short period of time to adopt the new ratio. , cardiovascular disease, cancer) and thereby created a serious threat to public health (1,2). This is evidenced by thousands of laboratory and human studies showing that deficiency of ω-3 fatty acids is associated with increased risk of several major diseases and that supplementation with ω-3 fatty acids exhibits beneficial effects on numerous clinical problems (3,4).

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This conclusion was the central theme of debate at the 4th Congress on the Columbus® Concept, 12-15 October 2005, Beijing, China. 15. CONCLUSION In nutritional sciences, there must be as many paradoxes as there are theories. Yet improved understanding supports the view that clearly identified, independent primary Chapter 1 / Wild-Type Land-Based Food in Health Promotion 19 Fig. 10. Paleolithic diet and paleolithic blood cholesterol. risk factors should first be isolated from nonindependent secondary ones (Table 7).

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