Let us compare the protein content of meats, vegetables, and fruits. One pound of raw, boneless beef or 453 grams contains 84.5 grams of protein. Beef with bone offers 73.5 grams of protein and beef ground into hamburger contains 73 grams. One cup of rye flour, 80 grams, contains 7.5 grams of protein, or about 43 grams per pound. This is about half the protein content of average meat. Besides, it offers the important tissue salts. Nuts carry 9 to 10% protein; milk contains only 3.5%, liver 20%, and dry lentils 25%, lettuce and cabbage about 1.5%. One hundred grams of peanut butter has 26.1 grams of protein. Breads run about 2% protein, Brussels sprouts about 4%, potatoes 2.4%, peas about 23%, beans 21.4%, and nuts 9 to 10%. The actual protein content of easily accessible edible plants is as high as that of meat often enough.
Thus, since the daily requirements of an average size man doing light work is only 0.3 grams per day per kilo body weight, or for 80 kilos (170 pounds), 24 grams per day; therefore, a good bowl of pea or bean soup, a slice or two of bread, a few greens cooked or as a salad would supply all he needs. But one also needs the salts, vitamins, unsaturated fats and carbohydrates. Bran or wheat offers 12.4% protein, 3.4% fat, 4.2% carbohydrates, 7.8% ash, and for each 100 grams, 94 mgms. calcium, 1.312 mgms. phosphorous, 10.3 mgms. iron, 0.37 mgms. thiamine, 0.39 mgms. riboflavin, and no ascorbic acid. Meat, likewise, has no ascorbic acid, but apples carry 5 mgms., bananas 10 mgms., and cabbage 50 mgms. Thus a mixed diet, according to taste without any animal products, will give all the nutrition one cares for or needs; and some articles as beans, peas, and nuts, should be eaten sparingly, especially peanuts because of their high arginine content. Yeasts, the richest sources of vitamins, are taboo because of their high diamine toxin content.
The practical meaning of the vegetarian diet is seen in the cases of the leukemia blood depletion, where 50 transfusions could not keep the blood up to a normal or even half of a normal level, but without even one transfusion, each of these cases gained to a normal blood count only on vegetables, fruits, and cereals, without any medications whatever. Their gain took a few months, but it was observable within one month after the Treatment was given and the diet put into action. Mr. J. K. gained two pounds a day for a month. Mrs. Mac A. did as well and so have countless others.
On this same diet patients have reduced to a healthier weight after the Treatment gave the oxidation they needed. So diet and oxidation capacity determine tissue efficiency and health.Nature is always beautiful when unimpeded. It is joyous and rewards one for dietary care.
Early in our experience, we noted that patients whose homes were in Mt. Clemens, just 20 miles from Detroit, did not do well under Treatment for cancer after they returned to their homes. The recovery process was reversed. This we found was due to the sulfides in the water, and we noted that asparagus that contains methyl mercaptan was as obstructive to recovery, too. The sulfydryl group adds readily to the double bond that activates the FCG of energy production and of energy acceptance, and not only is its function thus blocked, but the addition serves, as we believe, the synthetic carcinogens act to initiate carcinogenesis, as is explained earlier. Very small amounts of mercaptans are physiologically active. Methyl mercaptan is active in one part per 50 billion, and in more concentrated doses, causes blistering and paralytic effects. It blocks the production of rhodopsin in the retina from vitamin A. Like other sulfydryls, it can inactivate such essential electron carriers as the quinones now known to be oxidation co-enzymes. And they readily reduce Oxidizing Agents to become disulfides. They easily inactivate iodine and thus, cripple the oxidation mechanism and serve as do its sister compounds containing selenium, to block oxidations of surviving tissue slices in the Warburg Chamber. Needless to say, the diet and bowel hygiene must be guarded against the sulfydryl group, and groups that inactivate sulfydryl, will prove helpful in combating cancer. Potassium iodide, and such plants as the dandelion, and the chamomile flowers are thus good intestinal aids.