Article #4: Protein Supplements by Hannah Allen
Protein supplements should never be used. Dried and crystallized tablets, or protein powders, or various protein concoctions, are even more dangerous than other food supplements, because the consequences of protein overconsumption, especially as an isolated food element, may be disastrous.
To quote Dr. Alec Burton, N.D., D.O., D.C., eminent professional Hygienist in Australia: “A food element is a part of a complex food which, in the living plant or animal, almost invariably, contains some, even if only in minute quantities, of all the various food elements—proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, and vitamins… The body is adapted to the use of food as a complex mixture of food elements. We do not eat food elements or nutrients in isolation when we consume a natural food. When we eat these items out of their natural contexts with other nutrients, … the nutritional impact is different and can lead to unfavorable consequences.”
The potential damage and artificial deficiencies that may be created through the use of protein supplements and other supplements are considerable. Just as an excess of nitrogen in the plant will create artificial deficiencies of other elements and prevent fruiting, so stimulation to the human organism produced by supplementation will disturb natural balance. This is the “Law of the Minimum”: “The development of living beings is regulated by the supply of whichever element is least bountifully provided.” (This has been long known in plant life.) Using supplements, by creating an overabundance of some elements, creates an artificial shortage of other elements, known and unknown, and the element in shortest supply determines our development.
A very fine dentist and his charming wife, who are staunch advocates of so-called “natural” supplementation, told me that they know that supplements are beneficial and necessary, because “if they don’t take their supplements, they just drag around.”
What better proof could there be of the stimulating effect and addictive nature of supplementation? A Hygienist can skip meals, or eat fruit only for several days, or eat his regular diet of fruits, vegetables, and nuts, and continue to be his vital, sparkling, indomitable self, with no crutches and no pills.
Manufactured concentrates are sold by commercial interests who are determined, for their profit, to maintain the position that substitute and compensatory substances can provide superior nutrition. Supplements are unnecessary, expensive, stimulating, addictive, and create artificial deficiencies and pathological changes in the human organism.
The richest sources of protein and all other food elements are in living food: raw nuts and seeds, fruits and vegetables, and it is here they are found in ideal combinations with other substances (known and unknown) essential to their full utilization. There is no better way: When you eat a variety of whole, raw foods, in accordance with Hygienic principles, you need not be concerned about amino acids or vitamins or minerals or anything else—everything will be adequately supplied.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. The Problems With Protein
- 3. The True Needs Of The Body
- 4. Questions & Answers
- Article #1: The Enigma Of Protein By T.C. Fry
- Article #2: How Much Protein? A Critique of the Complete Protein Theory By David Barouh
- Article #3: Proteins
- Article #4: Protein Supplements by Hannah Allen