Bad Advice and Contradictions

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Bad Advice and Contradictions – 28 April 2008

The March/April issue of The AARP Magazine’s article titled “Foods That Fight Pain” by Andrew Weil, M.D. is puzzling. In his advice concerning arthritis pain relief, Dr. Weil appears to contradict himself. He recommends an increased consumption of oily fish (“at least three times a week”), as well as daily supplemental fish oil. Then, further on he advises people to “reduce consumption of animal protein, especially red meat and chicken, which contain a pro-inflammatory amino acid.” It seems as though the public is being bombarded with bad advice, for example: replacing one harmful animal product with another.

Not only are fish animals, thus obviously a protein and cholesterol source, they are contaminated with mercury and increasingly raised in filthy “fish farms.” Fish are very far from being a “health food.” To learn more, read “Fish Promotes Breast Cancer” by John McDougall, M.D. at: and “Fish Can Cause You Heart Disease” by John McDougall M.D. at: 

For over 20 years we have found it far easier and more healthful to adhere to a vegan lifestyle, eating mostly unprocessed vegetables, legumes, grains, and fruits. As for omega-3 fatty acids, we blend flax seed in our vegan smoothies. To ensure freshness (prevent rancidity) we keep our flaxseed frozen until use.

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"Joyful Curmudgeon"
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