One of Doug's favorite sayings is an appropriate title for this post. I was trolling through Yahoo! news this afternoon and found two articles with seemingly conflicting conclusions on the same disease - prostate cancer. Never mind the fact that cancer in general is poorly understood, and even after decades of research, billions of dollars and countless lives have been lost to this disease, modern medicine seems to be no closer to finding a cure than they were when they started. The fact that these two posts showed up in the same news feed on the same day underscores the confusion that still surrounds disease.
Doug Kaufmann's response to news headlines, Study okays drinking during pregnancy A study released by Danish researchers on alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Study finds drinking up to 8 glasses of wine has no effect on child's development.
Milk isn't what it was 50 years ago. An array of synthetic hormones, anti-biotics, and an unnatural diet given to dairy cows have turned cow's milk into a chemical soup whose health benefits have been widely debated. New Zealand has even gone so far as to ban rBST, the hormone used to make cows produce more milk. Of course, we are still using it in the USA, purportedly to increase milk production, but we don't need more milk!
The basis of the Phase 1 diet is no grains, potatoes, corn (which is a grain, not a vegetable) or sugar. Giving up grains is the toughest part of the diet for most people, which leads many to look for alternatives to the grain products they miss so much. Among those grain alternatives are spelt and sprouted grains.