Re: superstitious religion may increase mortality in humans

Spike Jones (
Sun, 13 Jun 1999 21:14:46 -0700

Harvey Newstrom wrote:

> [Harvey Newstrom, vegetarian and nutrition researcher, is] convinced that
> the value of vegetarianism is high-fiber, low-fat, and other qualities that
> have little to do with animal-origin, and more to do with the fact that meat
> is fatty and low-fiber.

Harvey I was a vegetarian for 4 critical years, ages 14 to 18, vegan for 2 of those (religious reasons). Turns out that my brother and all my male cousins are way taller than me and all have back problems from growing so fast and so far. By my taking up a low fat diet during the growth years, I spared myself scoliosis by stunting my growth half an inch short of 6 ft. I have one cousin that is 6 ft 10 inches. I did not know that I could have gotten back problems otherwise, I did not know that low fat diets could make one grow less. Just lucked out. spike