Thursday, March 31, 2005

Bread: The Half-Baked Truth

Dr. Mercola, natural health maven points out that bread has some characteristics worthy of note

1. More than 98 percent of convicted felons are bread users.

2. Fully HALF of all children who grow up in bread-consuming households score below average on standardized tests.

3. In the 18th century, when virtually all bread was baked in the home, the average life expectancy was less than 50 years; infant mortality rates were unacceptably high; many women died in childbirth; and diseases such as typhoid, yellow fever, and influenza ravaged whole nations.
13. Bread is baked at temperatures as high as 400 degrees Fahrenheit! That kind of heat can kill an adult in less than one minute.

14. Most bread eaters are utterly unable to distinguish between significant scientific fact and meaningless statistical babbling.

He goes on to propose the following restrictions

1. No sale of bread to minors.

2. A nationwide "Just Say No To Toast" campaign complete celebrity TV spots and bumper stickers.

3. A 300 percent federal tax on all bread to pay for all the societal ills we might associate with bread.

4. No animal or human images, nor any primary colors (which may appeal to children) may be used to promote bread usage.

5. The establishment of "Bread-free" zones around schools.

A denouement follows on his site.

Bread - can't live without it - whether it's good or bad for you.

Michael Moore was not harmed in the making of this post.

Recipe for the best bread ever

The Pleasures of Whole Grain Breads/Beth Hensperger Dr. Mercola's Total Health Program: The Proven Plan to Prevent Disease and Premature Aging, Optimize Weight and Live Longer/Nancy Lee Bentley The Best of Bread/Bread The Bread Baker's Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread/Ron Manville

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