____________________________________________________________ File Ch Table Of Contents Page (17-00) Introduction xi - xiii (17-01) 1 A Legacy Of Fats And Oils 3 - 5 4 MS: General Information 22 - 29 5 The Clinical Picture 30 - 34 6 Diagnosis 35 - 37 (17-02) 10 About Nutrition - Practical Points 97 - 98 10 Proteins 98 - 108 (17-03) 9 Genesis Of Multiple Sclerosis 80 - 93 9 Saturated-Fatty-Acid Hypothesis 90 - 91 9 Second MicroEmbolism Method 91 - 93
Among nearly one guarter of the world's population who, because of poverty or lack of knowledge, consume a vegtable/cereal diet of low Protein biological value.
And a growing number of Westerners, who are vegetarians by virture of religion or conviction, the problem of mutual supplementation of Proteins becomes of prime importance.
Sensible mixing of different vegtables, fruits and cereals by the addition of small amounts of milk, eggs, fish or meat becomes necessary, if good health is to be maintained.
Mutual supplementation of Proteins is not a problem to those residents of the industrial West who have a high animal Protein diet. Their total Protein intake has a very high biological value and is usually excessive.
This leads to energy waste by the body; the excess of Amino Acids, both essential and nonessential, is used as energy or stored as fat at a certain loss of efficiency.
Another consequence of the high animal Protein diet, which bears directly on the main point of this book, is the accompanying high animal fat intake.
This factor is important in the frequency of MS, Stroke, Heart Disease, Obesity and other Chronic Diseases in the West. If the trend away from animal Protein continues, we can expect the general diet to move towards a cereal vegetable base.
As this trend develops, the mixing of different Protein foods at the same meal will increase, to have the different Amino Acids simultaneously available, thus making possible the body's complete utilization of the Proteins.
Rejection of a high animal Protein diet will increase the intake of complex Carbohydrates from vegetables and cereals.
This will further aid the efficiency of Protein use, since all energy requirements will be satisfied by Carbohydrates, making Protein breakdown for this purpose unnecessary.
It is inevitable that some Protein will be metabolized for energy. In order to assure that all Amino Acids, necessary for growth and repair of tissues and enzymes are available more or less simultaneously, some excess of Protein must be consumed.
However, this should not be an extreme excess as usually occurs among the majority, who rely on meat and potatoes as their staple diet in the United States, Canada, and much of the rest of the industrialized Western world.
It is also necessary that adequate Vitamins, including C and all of the B Vitamins be available, if structural Proteins of good quality are to be produced; otherwise substandard tissuees and enzymes will result.
The amount of Protein intake that is desirable in a human being is debatable. If the Protein intake is balanced so that all Amino Acids can be used constructively, the requirement is less than when the intake is unbalanced.
During moderate exercise there seems to be no need to exceed normal limits, but after severe exercise for prolonged periods there may be need to replace lost tissue Proteins.
During fever, after major burns, multiple fractures and surgical procedures, there is a significant loss of tissue Proteins and these need to be replaced by an increased Protein intake.
Proteins are not stored or held in reserve, and one cannot push constructive Protein metabolism by supplementating a normal diet with high Protein or Amino Acid additions unless disease or injury is present.
Such supplements are a burden to the metabolic mechanisms since the Amino Acids must be degraded and burned as energy or stored as fat.
A high Protein diet is not harmful; however, after periods of Protein starvation, the Protein intake must be increased slowly to avoid harm. Excessive Protein may lead to fluid imbalance and its retention in the body.
This may occur when the total calories from Proteins exceed 15 to 20% of the total caloric intake. Also, the end products from excessive Protein metabolism may lead to accumulation of Nitrogenous Waste products in the Bloodstream and place a burden on the Liver and Kidneys. It is clear that an overload of Protein should be avoided.
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