Eggs are Ideal Nutrition (for Pre-hatched Chicks)
For many families, celebrating Easter includes the dying and hunting of hard-boiled eggs followed by a rich meal enjoyed with family or friends. However, these highly-concentrated foods that were once reserved for the occasional celebratory event, or consumed out of necessity for survival have become the centerpiece for every meal; 365 days a year. For instance, we celebrate Easter every morning with bacon and eggs for breakfast. Lunch includes a Thanksgiving feast with a turkey and cheese submarine sandwich, followed by a Christmas-like dinner consisting of a festive ham. Every night after dinner we then celebrate our birthdays with dessert and then New Years with an alcoholic beverage before bedtime. Unequivocally, when every meal consists of these rich "feast foods" we begin to see the effects on our health in the form of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, infertility, cancer, food addictions, and gastrointestinal or autoimmune conditions, just to name a few.
Dr. John McDougall emphasizes in his article Eggs are for Easter, "Eggs are the richest of all foods." The purpose of the highly-concentrated components of the egg are programmed to form the entire body of a full-grown hen. Although heavily marketed by the egg industry as being "nature's most perfect food," the fact of the matter is that the components of an egg are designed to be ideal nutrition (most perfect food) for the developing chick. Animal products have been revered as a superior protein because the amino acid sequence of their flesh closely resembles that of the human body. However, this similarity is what triggers a cascade of events which promotes the development of autoimmune conditions.
Similarly, mammailian milk is perfectly designed for each species to nourish and support the rapid growth and development of its own kind. The milk of rats contains 10 times the protein content of human breast milk while the percent of calories we receive from protein in human breast milk is only 5%. This is because a baby rat doubles in size in 4.5 days, whereas a human infant doubles in size in 6 months. Rats are fully grown at 6 months of age, yet it takes 17 years for a human to fully mature. Cow's milk contains more than twice the amount of protein and much higher concentrations of potassium, sodium, calcium, and other nutrients to sustain rapid growth. This "miracle growth fluid" enables a calf weighing under 100 pounds at birth to quickly grow into a 1,000 pound cow in one year. Thus, consuming excessive nutrients that were designed for the development of another species does not support optimal health for humans. Instead, it overwhelms the body - resulting in diseases of "excess" as noted above.
Dr. McDougall adds, "A whole egg is 32% protein and the white of an egg is essentially 100% protein. Infants, growing children, and adults need, at most, 5% of their calories from protein. Therefore, eggs and egg products are 6 to 20 times more concentrated in protein than we need. Excess protein places burdens on our body, and especially on organs of metabolism, the liver and kidneys." He continues to explain how animal products contain concentrated sources of sulfur-containing amino acids, saturated fat, cholesterol and environmental contaminates - all of which contribute to serious health risks and the "slow poisoning" of Americans today. For more details, see Dr. McDougall's article as well as our article Unscrambling the Truth About Eggs.
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