(ed: this piece from bezzant is a shameful abuse of her (self-designated?) role of ‘expert’ on matters to do with food/health..
..here she pimps that big lie that consuming the huge amounts of cow bye-product that new zealanders do – is good for health..(um..!..it’s not..!..)
bezzant is replying to the promotion last week by ‘paleo pete’ of the fact (shocking to new zealanders brought up on that ‘big-lie’) that too much dairy/calcium is actually bad for you – and that dairy actually leaches calcium from bones..(bezzant might like to look/wonder at our rates of osteoporosis – and then scratch her chin as to why hasn’t all that dairy ‘worked’..?..)
now i am a vegan – so paleo-pete and i are coming from completely different ends of the dietary-spectrum – but i will agree with him on that fact – as counterintuitive as it may sound/seem – that excess dairy actually leaches calcium from bones..
and/but don’t believe just me – or paleo-pete – if bezzant did even some basic research – as befitting an ‘expert’ you’d think..? – she would find institutions like the harvard medical school et.al. also making that finding..
and on an anecdotal-level i would note that i know quite a few elderly vegans (late 60’s/70’s) who have not eaten dairy for over 35 years..
..aside from them all being fit/hale/hearty – there is not any hints of any osteoperosis in any of them..
..and if ms. bezzant took her dairy-marketing spectacles off – she might even do the basic research that will show/prove that more than enough calcium can be ingested from the plants/vegetables in a healthy vegan diet..
..there is no need to take any calcium supplements..(and certainly not the world-beating rates of cow bye-product guzzled by most new zealanders – enthusiastically urged on by the likes of clearly inexpert ‘experts’ like ms. bezzant..)
so really – this adman/marketing-drivel from bezzant has forced me to forge her a special ‘bullshit-on-a-stick’-award’..
(this will be rushed to her by courier..)
and really – the question does need to be asked – has ms. bezzant ever received any financial-support/inducements from any branch of the dairy-industry..?…how else to explain the howling-ignorances/holes in her ‘expertise’..?)
(disclaimer: i have been vegan for about 18 years – and vegetarian for 15 years before that – so i am light-years away from both paleo pete and bezzant..)