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.
http://www.all-creatures.org/health/fishpromotes.html 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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