- THE HEARTLESS & THE CLUELESS
- Dear Friends,
The American Heart Association Statement has issued a
statement on coronary heart disease.
According to the latest statistics cited in the
February 16th, 2001 issue of Morbidity and Mortality, a
Centers for Disease Control weekly publication, an
estimated 60.8 million Americans suffer from one form
or another of cardiovascular disease.
The president of the American Heart Association, Rose
Marie Robertson, M.D., had these words of wisdom:
"It's imperative that we reduce death rates from
coronary heart disease."
Gee willikers, if only I had that kind of insight.
What did the American Heart Association neglect to say?
They did not reveal that the dairy industry is a major
donor to the American Heart Association.
They did not reveal that saturated animal fat and
cholesterol have been identified as the major cause of
coronary heart disease.
They did not reveal that each day from milk and dairy
products, the average American consumes the same
cholesterol contained in 53 slices of bacon. By age
52, the average American will have eaten from his or
her cheese, butter, ice cream, and milk the same
cholesterol contained in one million slices of bacon.
Nearly 61 million Americans suffer from cardiovascular
disease. Wow! I didn't know that the number was so
high, but it really should not be such a surprise.
In 1979, The Lancet, a British medical journal,
reported that Finland ranks highest of all nations in
milk consumption and mortality from heart disease.
Two years later, a survey of 24 countries revealed that
milk and dairy products gave the highest correlation
coefficient to heart disease, while sugar, animal
proteins and animal fats came in second, third, and
Why do Greenland Eskimos, who have a very low incidence
of heart disease, eat a high-fat, high-protein diet,
but a very low intake of milk? Could fat and
cholesterol from meat have very little to do with heart
disease? Is milk the missing link? One day perhaps the
American Heart Association will take a closer look at
the destructive milk enzyme, xanthene oxidase.
Two Connecticut researchers observed that xanthene
oxidase survived digestion and destroyed the atrial
material in the hearts of their patients. Oster and
"Bovine milk xanthene oxidase (BMXO) may be absorbed
and may enter the cardiovascular system. People with
clinical signs of atherosclerosis have greater
quantities of antibodies. BMXO antibodies are found in
greater in those patients who consume the largest
volumes of homogenized milk and milk products." ("The
X-O Factor," by Kurt Oster, M.D., and Donald Ross,
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