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Issue 4 - April 1972
Food Kills
The following article is the result of my researches over a considerable period of time. I have sought in vain to publicise my work in the capitalist press. However it would seem that they regard the safety of capital investment as more essential than the health of the community. Or perhaps they deem that I, a labourer (something stuck on the end of a shovel) should leave such matters to the experts, who, after half a century or so of research, are still unable to provide the solution to the degenerative diseases which the population are suffering from more than ever before.

The article makes clear that the recent development of our diet has caused a dramatic increase in a diabetic condition among large sections of the public. The present trend will definitely lead to further consumption of sweetened milk - and increased incidence of diabetes. The article makes the dangers of this diet apparent: it also shows that my medical conclusions are accepted by the experts. What should be clear is the need for further research and surveys on the habits and dangers of foods in combination.

There is tremendous awareness of the danger of cheese consumption, a milk product, and of the dangers of sugar consumption, but there is no awareness of the damage in the combination of both. There is no need to discard anything: there's just a need to stop this combination. Just as we are coaxed - by fancy wrapping, smart packets, the whole range of advertising - to eat chocolate confectionery etc, after verifying that sweetened milk is harmful, we've got to start hearing the other side of the coin - the effects this can have on your health.

Diabetes is a particular condition in which the body finds itself in many of the degenerative diseases. It is the basis of the whole degeneration of the population. It is a basic condition of the body branching off into specific degenerative diseases - heart disease, blindness, lung cancer and certain other cancers.

Quote from Diet in Health and Disease by F W Clements MD, DPH, DTM, FRACP and Josephine F Rogers BSc. "Surveys in Britain and America and figures available from other Western countries all reveal that just under 1% of the population is made up of known diabetics and that there are an equal number of undiagnosed diabetics: authorities believe that a further 2 or 3 percent of the population are potential diabetics, who may develop the disease under certain environmental conditions."

The diabetic condition of the population includes not only that section whose condition we are aware of, but the semi-diabetic section whose impaired metabolism is not sufficiently manifest for them to seek medical attention.

Diabetics who are aware of their condition, seek continuously to maintain health by the measure and selection of materials in their nutrient supply. The semi-diabetics who are ignorant of their condition and living on an uncontrolled diet, are the most vulnerable section of the population to coronary heart disease, certain cancers and other afflictions closely associated to the diabetic condition. For example, poor eyesight and nervous disorders, both of which are on the increase in this community. The primary factor motivating the chronic diabetic condition of the population is the intermittent consumption of sweetened milk which encourages the development of any predisposition which we may possess to the irreversible biological metabolic disorders of diabetes mellitus.

The relationship between coronary heart disease and the diabetic condition is clinically established and therefore it is unnecessary to add anything to the unquestionable proof that already exists.

Quote from The Story of Insulin by Prof G W Wrenshall PhD. "Death due to atherosclerosis of the blood vessels supplying the heart - coronary artery disease - is five times as frequent among diabetics as among non-diabetics."

The presence of sweetened milk (any combination of milk and sugar) in the nutrient supply is the primary factor motivating the diabetic development of the population. In turn, the diabetic condition of the population is the foundation upon which rests the high incidence of coronary heart disease and lung cancer, the former emphasised by saturated fat consumption (fat hardened at room temperature) and stress, and the latter by sweetened-cereal and cigarette consumption.


Surveys have confirmed that in a given community, where lung cancer and coronary heart diseases are present, a differential exists between the higher and lower income groups. The higher income group having a greater incidence of coronary heart disease and a lower incidence of lung cancer. This differential is reflected logically in the consumption of saturated fat and sweetened cereal, the former being the most expensive of the two.

Certain tribes of people who have no history of sweetening animal produce, are comparatively free of diabetes, coronary heart disease and lung cancer.

Quote from Canadian Medical Association Journal, 1 September 1959 - article by O Shaefer. "If smoking alone causes lung cancer, we should expect to find many cases in Eskimos and Indians, who almost all smoke quite heavily, mostly cigarettes in recent decades. No bronchogenic cancer has been found, however, in Northern natives by our x-ray survey teams."

Japan is a unique country, in that its industrial development has advanced many years ahead of its food supply. Here is a population living under the stresses and strains of an industrial complex, yet relying mainly on a primitive food supply of fish and rice. Relative to their cigarette consumption and to other populations living in the world's industrial sphere, their incidence of diabetes, coronary heart disease and lung cancer is extremely low. Sweetened milk is a very recent addition to the Japanese nutrient supply and its growth over the last few decades has been accompanied by an increased incidence of the degenerative diseases.

The Western world has had a tremendous growth of sweetened milk consumption over the past 70 years, which has affected the entire population, from birth to old age. One is aware of this growth of sweetened milk in the nutrient supply by the increased popularity of chocolate confectionery, the bottle-feeding of infants and the combining of sugar, milk and breakfast cereals. This part of the world's population, having the highest sweetened milk consumption, suffers most from the degenerative diseases.

Note: atherosclerosis is fatty deposit on the artery walls.

If what I have written was further substantiated and accredited with doing at least as much damage as cigarette smoking obviously it is going to affect capital investment. Cigarettes are sold for the benefit of capital investment, not for the benefit of the health of the public. Confectionery, apart from diabetes, is well known to rot the teeth. If you are to affect capital investment, obviously it must become a political thing, involving co-ordinated activity. There's obviously got to be a different political situation where the health of the nation receives priority over vested (capital) interests.

Alan Wales
5 Myrtle Grove
South Shields