Where Will I Get My Protein?
Race horses run fast. No doubt, they must sneak
out of their stalls at night and visit Burger King
for Whopper treats and shakes.
Race horses could not possibly grow powerful muscles
and bones to support their weight without their daily
portions of cow's milk and cow flesh.
Actually, horses love grains, and rarely say neigh to carrots.
Does being vegetarian work for elite athletes?
Unfortunately, it does not. As evidence that vegetarians
make poor athletes, I submit the names of seven vegetarians
who never made it big in professional sports:
Henry Aaron, Billie Jean King, Carl Lewis, Martina
Navratilova, Paavo Nurmi, Bill Walton, and Dave Scott,
six-time winner of the Ironman Triathlon.
Elephants are the true kings of the jungle. Beware,
water buffalo and zebras. Elephants are voracious
eaters. No beast of the jungle is safe in the
presence of a starving elephant. Elephants must eat
meat. Otherwise, how could one explain such incredibly
strong muscles? Without cheese, elephants would suffer
from broken bones, unable to hold their enormous weight.
Mark Haub and a group of scientists at Kansas State
University performed a study that was designed to
test the effects of different dietary protein sources
on muscle size in older men.
I spoke with Mark in early April, 2003 after reading the
abstract of his study, and by tax day, had an original
The conclusion of the study revealed that meat eaters
and vegetarians have no differences in muscle mass or
composition after 12 weeks of working out in a gym.
Haub's conclusion is that diet plays no role in
But wait a second. Having the complete study allowed
me to read their experimental protocol. The vegetarian
group ate a diet rich in milk and dairy products.
Essentialy, their protein intake was no different
than the meat eaters. Why? Milk is called "liquid meat."
Milk and cheese contain proteins identical to red
meat. It is no wonder that there was no discernable
difference between the two groups. For all practical
purposes, the two groups ate a diet more similar than
Animal proteins have been linked to heart disease by William
Castelli, senior investigator of the largest clinical heart
study in history, the Framingham Study. According to real
science, animal protein causes heart disease. See:
Animal proteins have also been linked to osteoporosis. Ingestion
of sulfur-containing amino acids causes an acid condition in
the bloodstream which the body neutralizes by leeching
calcium from bones. See:
Animal proteins contain greater amounts of methionine than do plant proteins.
Milk is liquid meat, and dairy products
contain high levels of methionine, which has sulfur as its
center atom. The sulfur converts to sulfates and causes an
acid condition in the blood that results in cellular
destruction. Imagine the smell of rotten eggs infusing
into every cell and muscle fiber in your body. Dr. Haub's
study included two groups eating essentiually the same diet.
It was not a study. It was a confirmation.
Should the research study ever be redesigned or replicated, one group should
consist of vegans who eat no meat or dairy products.