Cape Gazette

Goodbye DAD

By Dorothy Greet | Jun 12, 2014

Might as well say “Goodbye, DAD”, if you’re going to kill him with the “kindness” of a plump, juicy burger topped with crisp bacon and melted cheese on a buttered bun.  Prepare for fond farewells when you grill him a piece of fresh-caught fish or barbequed chicken. Either way, DAD will devour a low carb, high-fat, high protein meal, providing an overload of animal protein and depriving him of vital nutrients for a long healthy life.

On the other hand, if you’d like DAD to stick around, treat him to a meal of baked beans, corn on the cob, baked potato topped with sautéed mushrooms and a tossed salad.  After dinner sit down for a showing of the award-winning documentary FORKS OVER KNIVES. Then give him a big hug. “Hello, DAD”.


According to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), high-fat, high animal protein diets are associated with many health risks including impaired kidney function, osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, obesity and cancer. PCRM does not recommend eating any fish or shellfish due to contaminants and other environmental toxins.  Fish, also, contain no fiber and are high in animal protein and saturated fat and cholesterol.  The American Heart Association, the American Dietetic Association, and the American Kidney Fund have all published statements warning about the various dangers associated with low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets.

Scientific research shows that health benefits accelerate as the amount of food from animal sources in the diet decreases and consumption of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans increases.

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