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2005, July Caroline Sutherland's Newsletter By: Caroline Sutherland

Caroline Sutherland Newsletter
JULY 2005


Hello Everyone,
This is my first newsletter and I'm so excited. I am hoping to be able to communicate with you on a monthly basis in this way.
This newsletter includes an announcement about my new book, an interesting article about milk (you know my thoughts on the effects of dairy products) and a montlhy Q & A column.
I love to hear feedback and comments. Please let me know how you are doing on your program, share any recipe ideas, send a testimonial or ask a question.

This is a busy and wonderful summer for me.
Gary and I were married on June 26th and my new book "The Body Knows Diet - Cracking the Weight-Loss Code" was released on June 27th!
Health and vitality are so important to me. It is my great joy to continue to be in touch with you and to help you to stay motivated on your path to optimum wellness.

in this issue
  • MILK - The Not So Perfect Food
  • NEW: Online Weight-Loss Program

  • MILK - The Not So Perfect Food

    Here's an interesting article about Milk - the not so perfect food, reprinted from the July 2005 issue of Shared Vision a health and personal growth magazine from Vancouver Canada

    Milk: the Not-So-Perfect Food
    New evidence contradicts old advice
    Alicia Priest

    From the perspective of the status quo, it was the kind of "news" that's best ignored. So that's exactly what most newspapers, radio, and TV outlets did- even though the revelation appeared in a respected, peer-reviewed science journal and the subject concerned the health of millions of children and young adults.
    In March, the journal Pediatrics published an article titled "Calcium, Dairy Products, and Bone Health in Children and Young Adults: A Re-evaluation of the Evidence." The scientists who did the review belong to the Washington, D.C.-based organization Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. PCRM members are often dismissively referred to as animal- rights advocates.
    They de-scribe themselves as "doctors and laypersons working together for compassionate and effective medical practice, research, and health promotion."

    However you view them, you can't knock their methodology. The scientists examined 58 published studies on the relationship between calcium, dairy products, and bone health.

    After excluding studies that did not control for exercise, weight, puberty, or vitamin D-all things that influence bones-they concluded that there is "scant evidence" that dairy products promote bone health in children.

    That conclusion contradicts everything we're told about cow juice, first by our mothers and then by the government and dairy industry. Milk is listed as one of the four basic food groups by the Canada Food Guide, which recommends that teens have three to four milk servings a day, adults two to three. The U.S. government recently boosted its milk recommendation from two cups to three cups a day for everyone above age nine.

    Milk is touted as Mother Nature's near-perfect food. Indeed, the current B.C. Dairy Foundation ad campaign-aimed at kids and teens-features a thawed-out caveman who now drinks milk. Why? "Because, of course," the ad says, "it's always been survival of the fittest." (The ads, found at, are very clever and screamingly funny.)

    But, you've got to wonder if milk is really essential. Physical activity and vitamin D are just as critical to building bones as calcium is. True, there are few food sources for vitamin D and it is added to milk. The main source, however, is the sun on our skin, a good reason to spend some time outdoors every day, preferably half-naked.

    Being active and being outdoors could partially explain what's known as the calcium paradox. That's the puzzle of why societies that consume the most dairy also have the highest rates of osteoporosis and broken bones.

    People in Asia, for instance, drink almost no milk and have a very low incidence of bone fractures.

    Dr. T. Colin Campbell is professor of nutritional biochemistry at Cornell University. He headed a massive epidemiological study of the traditional Chinese diet, disease, and lifestyle called "The China Project.
    " From 1983 to 1990, Cornell researchers visited more than 10,000 people in 130 villages across China from the southern coast to the Gobi desert. They found a population that relied on plant- based sources such as vegetables and whole grains for their calcium. The populations also had much less heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity than North Americans.
    See Campbell's recent book, The China Study: the Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted.
    "Dairy consumption in China was essentially zero for most of their history," Campbell says during an interview from Ithaca, New York. "And, of course, according to the dogma and the assumptions that we have in the West, we would assume that, if dairy consumption is not high enough, we're going to run the risk of osteoporosis. It certainly is not true."

    And then there's the argument that humans, like other animals, were never designed to drink milk- especially from another species-after they'd finished their mothers' milk. If your ancestors came from Great Britain, Scandinavia, France, Germany, or the Netherlands, you likely can drink cow milk without an unpleasant reaction.
    If they came from Eastern Europe, Russia, Greece, Italy, or another Mediterranean country, you may or may not be able to. But if they come from just about anywhere else on the globe, chances are you can't consume dairy without a loud protest from your body. People who are lactose intolerant lack the enzyme needed to digest milk. Symptoms of lactose intolerance include cramping, bloating, gas, stomach pain, and diarrhea.

    A few years ago, scientists identified the gene responsible for lactose intolerance. Because it is found in all lactose-intolerant people across distant ethnic groups, they deduced that it is a very old gene and is, in fact, the original form. When humans migrated north and started milking cows as a survival strategy 10,000 to 12,000 years ago, the gene mutated to allow them to digest milk.
    Lactose intolerance is the biological norm. No caveman ever touched cow milk.


    Column: The Body Knows - Ask a Medical Intuitive

    Dear Caroline,
    Lately I have had the feeling that it could be time to cleanse my body. I think a "fast" could be too harsh but what about a cleanse? It's summer and there are so many fresh fruits and vegetables around. I'm game to give it a try. Please give me some guidance in this regard. Alaiya P. San Francisco, California

    Dear Alaiya,
    A cleanse can be a very important part of a person's on-going wellness program. But be careful. Be sure your body is strong enough to handle a cleanse, be sure you have a skilled practitioner nearby who can assist you in cleansing properly and be sure you choose the right kind of cleanse.

    Many people think that cleansing means fasting. These are very different programs.
    In a clinical setting where I worked for many years, we would often see severely depleted people who thought they were doing themselves a good service by cleansing or fasting well beyond what their body was capable of handling. They arrived at our clinic, depleted and way out of balance.

    My work with clients revolves around detoxification and fortification. In other words, removing toxic items from the body and feeding the body correctly so that it gains vitality and strength. Once the body is strong, a cleanse might be a useful addition to a wellness program. If you do not suffer from hypoglycemia or low blood sugar then you could try a short vegetable juice cleanse: juicing with fresh vegetables two or three times a day with lots of water, hot vegetable broth three times a day along with a handful of sprouted almonds three times a day - just to give you a little protein. When juicing with vegetables keep carrot intake low - carrots though nutritious, are very sweet. You can add half an apple to your vegetable juice - but that's all the fruit I would recommend. A fruit juice cleanse is often far too sweet for most people. Some health professionals offer prepared, powdered cleanses for their clients. This might be a more supportive route to choose. These cleanses are actually meal replacements and are loaded with nutrients so the person feels satisfied and not depleted.

    Organs that need to be supported during a cleanse are liver: pancreas: gall bladder: colon: kidneys.
    Unless a cleanse is monitored by a professional, there can be a number of concerns: possible constipation, low blood sugar, chills, mood swings and fatigue.
    Never fast. Just drinking water for days on end can have serious deleterious effects on the body. Most people are not equipped to handle this kind of plan.

    I suggest you take a week. Take some quality time for yourself. Remove caffeine, sugar, wheat/flour and dairy products from the diet. Pick up a herbal bowel detoxification kit from your health food store and follow the directions. Eat lightly from fresh vegetables, fruits, fish and sprouted nuts.
    Drink lots of water. In about 48 hours you will notice quite a change in the body - more vitality and mental clarity. This is how you are supposed to feel.

    After your cleanse is finished, introduce foods back into the diet one at a time and note the reaction. Like me, you will probably notice that you have less symptoms and reactions if you choose to eat protein, lots of vegetables and minimal grains on a daily basis.
    Cleansing can lead us to an important lifestyle change and the understanding of what the body wants: no toxins, no bad stuff and no poisons.

    This is also a great time to cleanse your thoughts, cleanse your house and prepare for wonderful new things to come into your life.


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