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Planet Overkill

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"An adult male on a fast only puts out 4.32 grams of urinary nitrogen per day," says William Harris, M.D. author of The Scientific Basis for Vegetarianism. "Each gram represents 6.25 grams of broken down protein, so under conditions in which some protein is actually being catabolized and used for fuel, only about 4.32 x 6.25 = 27 grams/day are actually needed." Twenty-seven grams.

 

Which brings us back to human breast milk. Humans undergo their most rapid growth during infancy and human breast milk has evolved over hundreds of thousands of years to become the perfect food to facilitate that growth. As stated earlier, it derives only 5.9 percent of its calories from protein. So, here's a question for everyone working two jobs just to afford their expensive protein supplements: If we need less than 6 percent of our calories from protein during a time of intense growth, why are we consuming so much protein as full-grown adults?

 

That's naturally fully-grown adults"not juiced-up bodybuilding freaks. We look back now and laugh at what once passed for entertainment. Stuff like gladiator contests or even Vaudeville. What will future generations have to say about the artificially-inflated, tanned, and oiled bodies of men and women trying to impress us with their flexing in tiny outfits under the glare of klieg lights--all pretending to represent health? It's not natural. It's overkill"just ask that unrepentant Cold Warrior, Caspar Weinberger.

 

US Secretary of Defense from 1981 to 1987, Weinberger remained unfazed by any evidence of US deception. "In the end, we won the Cold War," he declared, "and if we won by too much, if it was overkill, so be it."

 

A slice of life on Planet Overkill"

           

 

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