by Phillip Day
In Health Wars, we looked at some of the challenges and pitfalls that affect human longevity. As we start to assemble the complete picture that might give us the best shot at the Queen’s telegram (or your face on an American jam jar, courtesy of Willard Scott), it is very clear that your eating and lifestyle habits will make or break you. The cleaner you eat, the cleaner you’ll be. If you don’t want to change, that’s fine too. You have a perfect right in a free society to live how you want (so long as it’s legal), and expect all the commensurate benefits or downsides. Health author Steve Meyerowitz writes:
“The path to health starts with a major cleaning. If there is infestation, you have to control it. If there is damage, you have to reconstruct. First stop the poisoning of the blood and tissues from acidifying diet, bacteria, yeast, giardia and parasites. Reverse the trend of acidification and alkalize with wheatgrass juice and an enzyme-rich living-foods diet. Take nothing from a box or can. Eat from the garden. Eliminate sugar except when it comes inside a fruit. Throw out the espresso machine and the microwave and put a juicer and blender in their place.
Clear the blockages, empty the garbage and reinvigorate the elimination system with colon hydrotherapy. Jump-start the liver with a massage and wheatgrass implant. You can change. Your body is a milky-way of trillions of cells which combine to make up tissues and glands. But every minute we breathe in new atoms and exhale the old. In six weeks, every atom in your liver is replaced. Renewal is a constant. What foods will you renew with? Stop treating your stomach like a compost heap and start treating it like a garden. Set in motion an upward cycle of rejuvenation that leads to balanced health. The signposts are: trimmer weight, clearer mind, brighter eyes, better concentration, more energy and vitality!”
In the UK we are now watching 26 hours of TV a week, twice as much as the 1960’s. By the time the average Brit gets to 75 years of age, if he ever does, he will have watched 12.5 years of television. Almost all of our youngsters between age 7 and 18 are classified as ‘inactive’. If you’re not worried about what your lifestyle is doing to your own health, consider what it’s doing to those you love. Children follow the wisdom passed on by their parents. What legacy are you leaving yours? 1 in 5 of our under-15’s is clinically obese, and 1 in 10 of Britain’s under-4s is now clinically obese, with recent studies showing a doubling of children with weight problems.1 In England, the adult trend is no less alarming. In 1980, 8% of women and 6% of men were obese. By 1998, these figures had grown to 21% and 17%, involving over 8 million adults. A further 32% of women and 46% of men are now classed as overweight in the United Kingdom.2
The bill for treating Britain’s obesity and associated maladies currently costs the National Health Service £500 million in drugs and surgery. How much would it cost if prevention were exercised and these people thinned down through proper education? Sadly many do not want to change or, through addictive ties to their food, cannot. They eat when they want to as opposed to eating what their bodies need. Advertising teaches what tastes best rather than what we need most. We think we’re in control but we’re not.
That’s not to say good health programs do not appear – they do. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver did something about the woeful state of school dinners and was accused of nannying. Who can forget the photo of those fat mums pushing fast food through the school gates so their winkies wouldn’t have to encounter spinach. When we did get around to discussing overweight on TV, we came face-to-face with Vanessa Feltz, who told the doubters ‘you can be fat and sexy, fat and successful, and fat and happy’. I remember cringing at how Vanessa was failing to convince even herself with that pitch. The TV company apparently agreed. Shortly after coming out of the food closet, Ms Feltz’s existing contract was not renewed.
Today however, I am happy to report (at the time of writing) that Vanessa is back in the spotlight, 84 lbs lighter, trimmer in the stirrup and leaping buxomly forward like a Royal Navy frigate on Customs duty. She has shed her weight apologetics for a ministry of contrition and Thinity. She no longer makes excuses for having, or needing to be overweight:
“Lord knows I know what it’s like to be obese. I was size 24 and on television. A vast sitting target in a fuchsia-pink suit. I’ve been called everything from ‘Mrs Blobby on reinforced stilettos’ to ‘the woman who ate her audience’. I know I now sound like an evangelical convert, but please let’s stop and think about what we are doing to ourselves. Obesity levels have tripled in 20 years. Do we really want to breed another generation of fatties?
We don’t have to accept fat as our fate. There’s no need to slide into being a statistic. Weight loss isn’t rocket science. Eat healthily. Don’t diet. Diets don’t work. Simply find an eating program you can tolerate and be a grown-up.” 3
Sentiments forged in the fire of trials – good for you, Vanessa. The good news is, we can do something about almost all the health problems killing or incapacitating us today. But we have to want to do something.
Metabolic diseases are diseases that are wedded to our diet and lifestyle. They chiefly arise because of chronic malnutrition, which exists due to over-consumption of cooked, processed, denatured food. Examples of these are heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, scurvy, pellagra, beriberi, pernicious anaemia, rickets, etc. Metabolic diseases cannot be solved by anything other than the missing metabolic preventatives which, apart from vitamin D, are always food factors.4 Which means, in case you didn’t pick up on it earlier, that drugs foreign to the biological experience of the human organism can never cure a metabolic disease. What’s currently being used by the establishment to halt metabolic diseases? Drugs.
Toxin diseases arise due to poisons in our food, environment or those generated within us (auto-intoxication). Often these diseases have a shared problem with metabolic nutritional deficiency. Examples are heart disease and cancer (again), osteoporosis, diverticulosis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, lupus, ME, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, sciatica, psoriasis, Crohn’s, arthritis, Bell’s Palsy and so on. Toxin-related problems are solved by removing the toxin antagonist(s), and flushing the poisons out of the body, all the while nourishing the system with key nutritional factors and a full-spectrum diet. Toxin diseases can never be cured by introducing more toxins in the form of drugs.
Healthcare-related problems include poisoning from prescription drugs, botched or unnecessary medical procedures and deaths arising from infections in hospitals. Iatrogenic problems are solved by avoiding unnecessary healthcare. Many illnesses arising from healthcare are often treated with further healthcare (drugs and procedures), exacerbating the problem.
It’s clear all three categories are preventable so long as we understand there is the problem in the first place. A stubborn Uncle Joe drifts into disease and a bad death through not understanding that he became the sum total of everything he ever did to himself. Old habits die hard but if we don’t change those bad habits, we can’t be surprised when Nature sharpens her sword for us.
Right, let’s get on with it.
Health Wars by Phillip Day
Eliminating the Pied Piper
The Science of Natural Hygiene
Dr Herbert M Shelton, one of Natural Hygiene‘s leading proponents, described this science as
“…that branch of biology which investigates and applies the conditions upon which life and health depend, and the means by which health is sustained in all its virtue and purity, and restored when it has been lost or impaired.”
Natural Hygiene recognises that the human body in all its wonder is constantly striving for wellness. The words ‘Natural Hygiene’ imply a cleanliness achieved through non-contrived methods. No patented potions, no weird rituals, no monopoly on hidden or arcane knowledge. Natural Hygiene is a way of eating and living practised by millions around the world who enjoy disease-free lives as a result. Harvey Diamond, whose Fit for Life series popularised the lifestyle in the 1980’s, gives his own summation:
‘The underlying basis of Natural Hygiene is that the body is self-cleansing, self-healing and self maintaining. Natural Hygiene is based on the idea that all the healing power of the universe is within the human body; that nature is always correct and cannot be improved upon. Therefore nature does not seek to thwart its own devices. We experience problems of ill-health (i.e. excess weight, pain, stress) only when we break the natural laws of life.’5
Natural Hygiene revolves around the following:
- Understanding the body’s natural digestive cycles
- Correct consumption of fruit
- The concept of high water-content food
- Correct food combining
The body’s natural digestive cycles
Natural Hygiene teaches that the human body’s digestive system goes through three eight-hour cycles every twenty-four hours:
Noon – 8pm: Appropriation of food (eating and digestion)
8pm – 4am: Assimilation of food (absorption and use)
4am – Noon: Elimination (excretion of waste products)
It is not hard to see these cycles in action. It is also uncomfortably clear when these cycles are thrown into confusion and turmoil by, for example, eating a pizza late at night or having a large breakfast.
The body prefers the Appropriation Cycle to happen on time, commencing at noon. Most can make it through to twelve without any food because the body is currently in the Elimination Cycle and not yet ready for food. After commencement of Appropriation, however, once afternoon arrives, we become uncomfortable if we do not eat anything. Our body craves nourishment and will let us know in no uncertain terms if we are remiss in supplying the necessary fodder. The most important rule during Appropriation is to eat only when your body is hungry.
The Assimilation Cycle mostly occurs at night while we’re resting and the digestive system can crank into gear with the minimum of disruption. Night-time is naturally not a good time for Appropriation (eating and digestion) because of the horizontal angles involved. During Assimilation the body extracts nutrients in our intestines, which are twelve times the length of our trunks, designed to keep high-water-content, unrefined plant dietary food in their clutches until all the nutrients are withdrawn. If you leave three hours between your last meal and when you go to bed, a properly combined supper (along the lines we will be examining) will already have left the stomach and be well on its way through the alimentary tract for its squeezing and extracting by the time you go to bed. During the night, your body is putting all those nutrients to work replenishing your systems, replacing damaged cells and allowing the blood and lymph to pick up waste and take it to the garbage collection points for the truck the following morning.
Notice if you wolf down a cheese and pineapple pizza with obligatory jalapenos immediately prior to sleeping, you’ll feel like you’ve swallowed a barbell. Your body is horizontal, which means gravity is working against your stomach and everything therein, resulting in the desperate need to throw down half a bucket of antacids at 2:30 am to douse the conflagration, or else prop your head up on a pillow to stop the resultant hydrochloric acid bringing those jalapenos up for a chat.
At around 4am the third cycle, Elimination, cuts in to take out the junk. Your body has sorted through the food it has processed and rejected any food debris that cannot be satisfactorily metabolised into more bits of you. Elimination is the removal of waste from the body, be it from fibrous, non-metabolised food or other waste products we’ll examine in a minute. The human body has very efficient systems designed to shed waste, using the bowel and urine to excrete the junk it no longer requires. The body also eliminates metabolic toxins, shunting them out via the underarm, bowel, urine, glands at the backs of the knees, glands behind the ears, from the groin area, from the nose, the mouth, the ears and skin.
Emergency elimination can be dramatic and is carried out when time is of the essence in getting rid of toxic material. Examples are eczema, diarrhoea, skin rashes, a waterfall of a nose during colds and vomiting. Or my favourite, which can often be seen outside The Pig and Whistle Pub in South London a few minutes past midnight – projectile vomiting.
Elimination is the most thwarted cycle of the three — an abuse that has led to chronic obesity and ill-health. The reason is because the Elimination Cycle is almost always sabotaged by us unwittingly eating big, badly combined breakfasts, preventing the body from executing its essential daily function of ridding the body of waste. Thus the junk stays put and gets filed in all the parts where it can do the least harm. Except to our vanity.
Bodily waste products
- Food detritus
- Toxic food metabolites and mucoid plaque
- Catabolic cellular debris
- Chemical toxins
…we have already looked at. It’s the fibrous waste the body cannot absorb to make cell structure. This fibre is extremely beneficial in adding bulk to digestion, reducing insulin levels, and giving you that ‘full’ feeling, enabling the colon to move everything along. Fibre scours the digestive tract of impacted faecal matter (mucoid plaque) and cleans everything with its Brillo-pad action. This assists in preventing diverticulosis/itis and bowel cancer.
Toxic food metabolites and mucoid plaque
…are more dangerous and include the mess of partially processed complex animal proteins, the acidic gunk resulting from bad food combining and uric acid from chronic meat-eating unable to be broken down. The danger of toxic food metabolites is that, with a junk diet, these poisons can accumulate faster than the body eliminates them. This condition is sometimes referred to as toxemia or acidosis. If you drink milk and consume sugar, toxic metabolites are created since the body lacks renin and lactase to break down the milk, and also the vitamins and minerals necessary to process sucrose. These toxins are acidic and endanger the body. Colic is torturing your two-year-old with cow proteins, which sleepless condition for the entire neighbourhood can often be alleviated when consumption of cow’s milk is halted.6
Clogged colons are a major cause of disease, not least since a clogged colon cannot absorb nutrients from the food it is processing. Moisture is also extracted from food during digestion and the resultant mass can become gluey and adhesive, coating the walls of the colon and intestines with mucoid plaque. Meat, milk and processed foods are the worst for accomplishing this.
It has been estimated that an adult consuming the average, fibre-poor, animal protein-heavy, Western-style diet during their life can accumulate between 7 to 25 pounds or more (3 to 10 kilos) of layered, impacted faecal matter in the digestive system. Many of us faithfully hold eight full meals inside us at any one time, backed up like the approach to Gatwick airport. Mucoid plaque can be rubbery or hardened material unable to pass through the intestines, which starts to rot, producing foul odours and gases. This decomposing material is a haven for germs and bacteria which quickly thrive, producing toxins that can enter the bloodstream and affect the entire body.
Catabolic cellular debris
…is toxic waste resulting from the ongoing replenishment of cells as tissue is built up (anabolism) or broken down (catabolism). There is a new ‘you’ being produced every seven years or so. If you want to have the body of Aphrodite or Zeus, then supply your body with first-class Olympian plant-based raw material and help it jettison the old bricks and mortar. If you don’t, then expect the body of Bacchus (does the body of Mars come from eating same?).
It has been estimated that old cells are being replaced by new cells at the rate of three hundred to eight hundred billion a day. Harvey Diamond explains metabolic imbalance:
“Old cells are toxic (poisonous) and must be removed from your system as soon as possible by one of four channels of elimination: bowels, bladder, lungs and skin. This is a normal, natural process of the body and is not something with which to concern yourself, unless for some reason this toxic waste material is not eliminated at the same rate that it is being produced. As long as there is a sufficient amount of energy at the body’s disposal, this waste is eliminated properly.
The second way toxemia is produced in the system is from the by-products of foods that are not properly digested, assimilated and incorporated into cell structure. As far as your weight is concerned, common sense will tell you that if more of this toxic waste is built than is eliminated, there is going to be a build-up of the excess. This translates as ‘overweight’. Adding to the problem, toxins are of an acid nature. When there is an acid build-up in the body, the system retains water to neutralize it, adding even more weight and bloat.’7
When acidic, the body uses retained water and minerals like sodium, magnesium, boron and calcium to render the system alkali (pH 7.4). Calcium and boron can be leached from the skeleton, resulting in weakened bones, poor teeth and a breakdown in cartilage and connective tissue. These problems can lead to osteoporosis and various forms of arthritis. As previously seen, heavy consumption of animal products can lose the consumer up to 90 – 100 mg of calcium a day as the body attempts to maintain the alkali balance.
Some acidic indicators to look for:
- A constant feeling of sluggishness and being ‘off-colour’
- Chronic tiredness or chronic fatigue syndrome
- A susceptibility to infections, colds and flu
- Digestive reflux
- Stomach and digestive problems
- Bad breath unrelated to dental problems
- Body odour that persists after bathing
- A coated tongue in the morning
- Poor wound healing
- Aches and pains or the start of rheumatoid arthritis
- Suffering from a degenerative disease
The last category of waste are the environmental toxins we looked at earlier. These include chemicals in personal care and household items absorbed through skin and mouth, which accumulate in tissues and organs. Other toxins will be tar, nicotine and poisons from cigarettes, alcohol metabolites from drinks, drug residues (pharmaceutical and recreational), vaccine toxins such as aluminium hydroxide and formaldehyde, air pollutants, water pollutants, food pollutants such as chemicals, pesticides, drugs and hormones fed to animals we later eat, cosmic radiation, terrestrial radiation, mobile phone radiation and chemical residues and hormonal anabolics absorbed through our skin by the man-made products we touch and use.
It goes without saying that such problems are absent from the environments of those traditionally long-lived cultures. This does not mean we’re all doomed to an early death in an industrial society. It does mean we have to compensate, clean up our personal environment, use safe products free of problem chemicals, and see the garbage safely onto the Elimination Truck when it calls every morning. At the moment, because of our monstrous breakfasts, Garbage Elimination Inc. for most of us isn’t calling at all.
Optimising the energy system
The body expends a great deal of energy processing food and detoxifying compounds, so the human body is essentially an energy system that needs to be calibrated efficiently. You can give your body an easy time by properly combining foods (which frees up energy for detoxification duties), or you can be a beast and slap together all manner of gut-warping culinary treasons. The body is self-calibrating but you might not like the results! Your greatest weapon in assisting the body to cleanse itself centres around –
The correct consumption of fruit
Natural Hygiene is the science of energy. You can manipulate your energy usage by the food choices you make. During elimination the idea is not to introduce anything that diverts the body from its life-saving housework. No traditional breakfasts. No Aunt Lily’s Arkansas Pancakes. No grits or muesli. No British Heart-Attack-on-a-Plate with the fried eggs, fried bread, sausages, tomatoes, and bacon.
Eat fruit in the morning instead. Clean, light and more mobile than an SAS infiltration unit, fruit makes scant demand on resources, breaks down in the intestinal tract and charges through your system like the 5:15 pm from Paddington. Fruits contain the monosaccharide sugar fructose which converts directly to energy. Fruit consumption discourages binge-eating as blood sugar levels normalise after consumption, turning off your hunger switch so you eat less food.
Organic fruit is rich in hard-working enzymes, vitamins, minerals and fibre and is a low-taxing amino acid source in the morning. And what do amino acids build? That’s right, proteins. Fruit is alluring in all its shapes and colours, has the most exotic taste, and is loved by almost everybody. Fruit has been described as the perfect food since humans have been found to survive indefinitely on it. All nutrients required can be found in a diet of varied fruits which grow on six out of the seven continents. The bad news is, over the past seventy years many crops have lost significant mineral content due to overfarming.8 This deficiency can be remedied by supplementation, which shall be discussed later.
The ten fruit commandments
- Eat fruit on an empty stomach any time during the day
- Always leave 30 minutes after fruit consumption before eating foods other than fruit
- Leave at least 3 hours after a properly combined meal before consuming fruit. This allows the previous meal to leave the stomach and avoids putrefaction and fermentation
- Before noon, consume only fruit
- Never combine fruit with any other foods
- Never eat fruit AFTER a meal as a dessert
- Steer clear of bananas, avocados and dates in the morning. These are more heavy on the digestion but can be eaten, properly combined, during the Appropriation Cycle after noon
- If you get hungry during the morning, eat another piece of fruit and keep munching until the blood sugar levels normalise and your hunger abates
- Eat organic fruit only where possible
- Do not eat or drink processed, canned or cooked fruit or fruit drinks, which can contain high-fructose corn syrup, e-additives and other aliens
Fruit is perfect when eaten alone as breakfast. Although most fruit seems acidic going in (malic acid, for example, in apples), they convert to an alkali ‘ash’ unless combined with other foods which can ferment or putrefy. Fruit helps elimination with its high-enzyme action. Following the above rules, you will experience a return of energy, a steady, satisfying weight-loss and an overall feeling of health and well-being.
The adult body requires in excess of four pints daily (2 litres). A good rule of thumb for water intake is to calculate bodyweight in pounds and then drink half that figure in ounces of water a day. Water is used for digestion, detoxifying cells, watering the lungs, alkalising the body and a host of cleaning duties. Water expert Dr Fereydoon Batmanghelidj maintains that asthmas, allergies, diabetes, arthritis, angina, stomach upsets, chronic intestinal complaints and other degenerative illnesses are the body’s many cries for water – complaints often dramatically improved with a consistent intake of fresh water.9 The Essential Guide to Water and Salt, which I co-wrote with Dr Batman, has helped thousands quash long-term health problems effortlessly and inexpensively. Coffee, tea, diet sodas, beer and other commercial totties do not qualify as ‘fresh water’ and should be avoided. Most are diuretic (water-expelling) by nature because of their chemical compositions. 10
Your main food intake – Take the raw challenge
My emphasis throughout Heath Wars has been on a dietary intake high in plant foods, almost all eaten raw. This is undoubtedly an alien concept to those addicted to cooked, processed animal-protein-heavy diets – I make no excuses. If you want to avoid what everyone else is getting, animal products need to come down to under 5%, and the raw component of your food needs to be above 80%. I can throw all the science in the world at you on the benefits of eating a majority plant-based diet in this way but if you really won’t, you will fulfil your part in the statistics which make up the Western disease scourge. Here are some points to consider by way of review:
- You do not need to eat animal protein to generate human protein. Animal protein cannot be directly used as human protein, it needs to be deconstructed into its component amino acids and then reconstructed using DNA/RNA transcription into the required protein peculiar to the particular task in your particular body. The animal protein we ingest is invariably cooked and thus much of its useable protein component is useless and worse, now toxic junk.
- To make proteins, you need amino acids. The most plentiful source of amino acids on Earth is the plant kingdom.
- Cow’s milk is unnecessary for human health and is potentially harmful and even dangerous to many humans. Cow’s milk is for baby cows.
- The ‘eat right for your blood type’ farce is based on the faulty premise of Darwinian evolution (though even evolutionist scientists have shot it out of the sky). Anyone who tells you to eat a high level of animal products ‘because you are a blood group O hunter type’ has been getting high on their own supply and not reading the scientific literature.11
- The argument is not about whether to eat animal products or not, it’s a question of degree and quality. Humans are omnivores and can eat some meat. Science has shown, however, that a cumulative consumption of animal products in excess of 10% will contribute to the Western disease profile.12
- Humans are also suffering because of an over-consumption of grain products, specifically wheat, barley, rye and oats – the gluten-predominant grains. These foods can cause serious digestive issues but are flogged off to the public as breakfast cereals and health foods because they are cheap to produce and highly profitable. Many of these products are contaminated with aspergilus moulds or fungi due to long-term storage issues.
- Cooked food doesn’t keep you warm in winter beyond the initial heat ingested from the cooking appliance. Tremendous internal heat, on the other hand, is generated from the consumption of real, living raw plant dietary since this is the fuel the body uses to make more of you with. You have mentally conditioned yourself to believe that cooked food nourishes and keeps you warm. Try a prolific salad on a snowy day and judge the results honestly — you will be surprised. And by the way, no-one’s saying you can’t have a cooked meal now and then or briefly steam your food if you wish. Don’t murder it.
- Switching to a majority plant-based diet requires a little organisation:
- Locate a good company which can supply organic produce to your door without you even needing to get in the car. There are many benefits to Western civilisation and this is one of them. In Britain, I use www.riverford.co.uk. Take a look at their site and see if you have an equivalent in your area/country.
- Familiarise yourself with the foods in the Credence UK store at www.credence.org to give you ideas on what to add to make your food special and highly nutritious.
- Make use of a juicer to make delicious vegetable juices. Use organic vegetable powder mixes like Nature’s Living Superfood and Credence’s Green Phytofoods to top up. I also use tropical superfood juices such as mangosteen, goji, noni and acai to boost phytonutrient payload.
- Avoid soy milk and meats. Unfermented soy is bad news because it is an endocrine (hormone) disrupter. For a thorough treatment of this subject, log on to www.soyonlineservice.co.nz.
- Visit specialty organic food stores and give them your business. Become an expert at preparing food the natural way. There are simply hundreds of organic and raw food sites specialising in promoting this way of eating. My food choices are now so wide, I view hotel menus with a mixture of disgust and withering pity whenever I’m on tour – pretty much the same emotions I level at TV celebrity chefs like Gordon Ramsey, whose diet has turned him into a raging, potty-mouthed incubus of the fallen order, or Nigella Lawson, Britain’s ever expanding kitchen sex-Valkyrie. Listen, it’s your body, you feed it.
Fruit before noon on an empty stomach assists Elimination. Big breakfasts thwart it. Try this regime for five days and notice how different the body feels. A diet comprising 80–85% unrefined plant dietary (unadulterated fruit and veggies) will ensure a body saturated in highly bio-available, waterborne nutrition. A body well-watered in this way can expect Appropriation, Assimilation and Elimination to work with consummate ease. High water-content foods rich in fibre will fill you for less, leave you satisfied with stabilised blood sugar, increased energy, better clarity of thought, fewer mood swings and a twinkle in your eye.
1 National Audit Office, 14th February 2001
2 Daily Mail, 15th February 2001, p.17
3 Daily Mail, 15th February 2001, p.13
4 The significance of dietary vitamin D intake is minimal and only derives from the sun exposure enjoyed by the animal whose flesh you have eaten or milk consumed. The main source of vitamin D should be from the sun.
5 Diamond, Harvey, Fit for Life, op. cit. p.19
6 See www.notmilk.com; also www.mercola.com, search under ‘cow’s milk’.
7 Diamond, Harvey, Fit for Life, op. cit. p.30
8 McCance & Widdowson ‘The chemical composition of foods’, special report series no. 235/297, Medical Research Council, & MAFF, 1940, 1946, 1960, 1976 &1991
9 Batmanghelidj, F and Phillip Day The Essential Guide to Water and Salt, Credence 2008
11 For a critique on Peter D’Adamo’s work, see Wikipedia under ‘blood type diet’.
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