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The Protein Myth is a powerful indictment of the healthcare establishment for ignoring the evidence that could save the lives of millions of people. At the same time, it's a vivid portrayal of how our treatment of animals is ruining the health of the nation and stealing the public’s wealth. The Protein Myth shows that compassion toward other species is not merely an act of kindness. It is what is required to restore our health and move us toward a world without slavery, genocide or war.
John Robbins, author of The New Good Life: Living Better in an Age of Less, The Food Revolution, and Diet for a New America. He is the recipient of the Rachel Carson Award, the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, the Peace Abbey’s Courage of Conscience Award, and Green America’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
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David Irving reveals the science which can eliminate our common chronic killing diseases. His blistering exposé of the politics, institutions, corporations, and governments which are geared to thwart this life-saving message is a powerful read.
Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD, Author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. President Bill Clinton has called him the leader of the movement to which the former president turned to reverse his heart disease.
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An incisive analysis of current key public health concerns, deserving a must-read recommendation.
Dr. Samuel S. Epstein, Author of The Politics of Cancer, Cancer-Gate: How to Win the Losing Cancer War, and What’s in Your Milk? Recipient of the 1998 Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel prize), the 1998 Project Censored Award (Alternative Pulitzer Prize), the Albert Schweitzer Golden Grand Medal for Humanitarianism, and Professor Emeritus, The University of Illinois School of Public Health.
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Reading and following the message in The Protein Myth could be the best health insurance policy you could buy for you and your family. This common sense approach to health management will be the best investment you could ever make in your future.
Howard Lyman, co-author of The Mad Cowboy, Plain Truth From the Cattle Rancher Who Won’t Eat Meat; No More Bull; and President of Voice for a Viable Future, he gained national recognition in 1998 when he and Oprah Winfrey defeated a high profile law suit brought against them by the Texas billionaire-backed Cactus Feeders, Inc. He was awarded the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award in 1997.
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David Irving has written a masterpiece of investigation into the mysteries of why people continue to eat a diet that damages their long-term health. This is a must-read for all health-care and public policy professionals, and especially for all students in those fields. Better yet, it is a must-read for anyone who eats.
George Eisman, MA, MSC, R.D., author of the popular The Most Noble Diet, Don't Let Your Diet Add to your Cancer Risk, and A Basic Course in Vegetarian and Vegan Nutrition. Nutrition Director of the Coalition for Cancer Prevention, and one of the nation's leading educators and lecturers on vegetarian nutrition. Inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame.
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The simple answer lies within the covers of this book — along with a shocking and gut-provoking exposé of the dangers inherent in the ancient tradition of consuming animal flesh. From human health to animal cruelty to environmental safety to world peace, The Protein Myth challenges us to reconsider our diets and our ethics — both of which are crucial to creating a better world for ourselves and generations to come.
Laura Moretti, Founder & Editor The Animals Voice. elected to US Animal Rights
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The Protein Myth dispels misinformation that is making more than a billion people sick and destroying planet Earth. This book will also be a big step to stopping the hazardous high animal food, low-carb craze. Those seeking the truth will find this book a worthwhile read.
John McDougall, M.D., Founder of the McDougall Program, a place where the proper diet and lifestyle changes produce miracles of healing. He is a nationally renowned nutritionist and the author of several national best sellers including The McDougall Plan: 12 Days to Dynamic Health and The McDougall Program for Women.
The Protein Myth thoroughly debunks most everything we've been told about food, and does a great job summarizing the latest research, as well as following the money trail that brings such high profits to a few while causing sickness and suffering to so many. This is a great book to help liberate yourself from the medical delusions that harm us, and cause so much animal suffering.
Will Tuttle, Ph.D., author, #1 Amazon best-seller, The World Peace Diet.
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John Burroughs/Midwest Book Review
A vegan lifestyle has numerous health benefits. “The Protein Myth: Significantly Reducing the Risk of Cancer, Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes While Saving the Animals and Building a Better World” is an argument from David Gerow Irving who believes humanity's exploitation of animals is harmful not only to them, but to humanity as well. Arguing the health concerns as well as the moral and ethical concerns, “The Protein Myth” is a thoughtful and much recommended read for those considering the vegan debate.
Chris Erasmus/Simply Green
Beware: this book may shock you and shake up your worldview to the point that you actually change your eating habits.
Frank and Mary Hoffman/allcreatures.org
David Irving’s scholarly and well documented, but easy to read work, The Protein Myth, drew us immediately into the content. There are in-depth discussions on the health care establishment (government, industry, and charitable organization) who are working against the interests of the public’s health, much as they had done with smoking in the past. The Protein Myth is a must read book for every single person, and a wonderful reference book.
Jedrziewski/New Age Retailer
The book is predominately a compilation of facts, backed up with solid scientific research. Irving argues for a close review of current dietary recommendations and a major change in the way Americans think about the foods they habitually consume. The sanity of his presentation makes this a good choice for non-activists looking for real information. Vegetarians and animal activists will welcome its arrival.
Barbara Julian at Green Muze
It was after much disputed research leading to the US Surgeon General’s (and British) warnings against cigarettes in 1962 that the public, and the medical profession, finally stopped denying the fatal results of smoking. The same thing needs to happen, says David Gerow Irving, about the dangers of eating meat. “Meat and dairy products cause cancer, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes,” he assures us in The Protein Myth. This book shows us the connections between wisdom and biology, corporations and ethical choice. It is not an entertainment (although some of the bizarre research projects scientists dream up may make you laugh — in disbelief), but it repays the effort of close reading. Keep it on hand for the references as well as text, for all those times when you need to explain to acquaintances why you choose not to eat your non-human brothers and sisters.
Pauline Lloyd/Vegan News
This thought-provoking book looks at the connection between consumption of animal protein and Western diseases….Contains descriptions of the animal exploitation prevalent in factory farming systems and research facilities and also looks at how animal protein consumption creates world poverty, profits the drug companies, contributes to global warming and affects other aspects of planet health. Hopefully the publication of this book will highlight the benefits of a plant based diet and encourage a much-needed debate on the subject.
Jan Mawdesley/Blue Wolf Reviews
The Protein Myth is a powerful book, scathing in its criticism of why people keep on eating foods which are dangerous to their health. Which in turn then makes you, or rather forces you, to take a very good look at just what is behind the food we eat and the effect the entire food chain is now having on our society.
Irving has spent many years researching and investigating the effects, both short and long term, of the food we eat and the correlation to many of the diseases and medical conditions suffered by modern society.
He begins his work with a chapter on Killer Disease and is there a cure? Surprise, surprise, there is, but not in the way you may think. More so by taking back control over the way foods are produced, the political drive behind the Medical “cures” and the motivation. And this is just the beginning as once into the flow he addresses Government research, Drug Companies, animal research and nutritional deficit in children just to name a few subject areas.
Irving encourages us to be aware of very specific global and corporate motivation in the so called health industries, stating over and over again that you can make a very significant difference to the way the world produces.
He says that because of apathy to a degree and brainwashing by “Corporates”, people are suffering needlessly while there is a cure and it all comes down to what we eat.
It’s just that simple. While medical science is still trying to “prove” certain facts in relation to foods and disease the facts are already proven and are there for the everyday person who is truly interested in good health and the cure or prevention of disease to be able to access.
Is this the work of a sensationalist or the very true, very real facts that are behind many of society’s ills that we are all slowly being forced into accepting? If you enjoy eating and if you wish to enjoy a healthy life, this is a must to read
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This short, very well-written and thoughtful book makes a convincing argument that Christians who take their faith seriously shouldn’t hunt. Irving notes that hunting in its various forms (including trapping) involves pain, suffering, and death. Meanwhile, for nearly everyone in the United States, hunting is not necessary and in fact the flesh of wild animals is generally harmful to human health.
Irving considers those Christians who have defended hunting. He notes that their arguments rely almost exclusively on the Hebrew Scriptures. Yet Jesus, in fulfilling the law, announced a new commandment, that we love each other. Jesus’ message of love, compassion, mercy, and peace is totally at odds with the ethic of hunting. What is striking is that Christian hunters defend their pastime using selected passages in the Hebrew Scriptures, such as those that seem to endorse eating animals and animal sacrifices. They tend to ignore passages from the later prophets that condemn animal sacrifices. Further, they do not embrace other ancient Hebrew laws and practices, including polygamy, child sacrifice, slavery, subjugation of women, and the murder of all of the inhabitants of cities the Hebrews conquered when they obtained the Holy Land. Moreover, these same Christian hunters embrace the New Testament when articulating how people should treat each other. Indeed, many Christian hunters show significant compassion and concern for each other, and even for some animals, though they have few qualms about injuring and killing wild animals while engaging in an activity they misname as “sport.”
We should be grateful to writers like Irving, whose books include The Protein Myth, for providing the arguments we need to show that oppression and abuse of nonhumans fundamentally violates Christian ethics.
Stephen R. Kaufman, M.D.
co-chairman Christian Vegetarian Association