The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism - A presentation by William Harris, M.D.





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Published on Nov 11, 2012

Reworked from a previous video version of his book of the same name, Harris explains the origin of nutrients, the evolution of human nutrition, contemporary diet books, worldwide disease and diet, the biochemistry of cholesterol, amino acids, protein, and the immune system, the Basic Four Food Groups, the FDAs Food Facts labeling scam, USDA price supports for the least healthy products of American agriculture, the corruption of nutritional science by food and drug companies, a short trip through the now defunct Hawaii Meat Company, US medical costs and their correlation with the US diet, the contribution of animal protein to osteoporosis, the inefficiency and environmental contamination of animal agriculture, and IRS advertising tax breaks for alcohol, tobacco, dairy, meat, and other health sensitive business interests. Features artwork by Maxfield Parrish and music by Copland, Mozart, Prokokiev, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Wagner, and quotes by early vegetarian writers read by Ruth Heidrich (Race for Life) and Dick Allgire (KITV-4 news anchor and health reporter)

Filming and editing by Dr William Harris M.D. September 14, 2001
Sponsored by: Vegetarian Society of Hawaii http://www.vsh.org

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