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If everything in this book is true then I must be the first reviewer to submit a review posthumously.
on 29 January 2013
Well, I read it from cover to cover. Twice! Andreas Moritz, who died last October at the comparatively young age of 58 without any warning beforehand, or cause of death ever being published since -as at late January 2013- (which frankly makes me very suspicious as to the cause of his death) makes out several cases for for avoiding vaccines, meat, alcohol,night-shifts, fluoroidated water and toothpastes, deodorants, aspirin, blood transfusions, sun screen products, amalgam fillings and any drug prescribed by the medical profession, etc., etc. He also rips into almost all the foods I have been eating for the last 60 years, plus a good deal of the liquid refreshments I have consumed. Hardly any food, it seems, is digestible to our frail systems.
That said, much of what he writes DOES make sense. Much of what he writes is also well known and has been for years, although he is a little 'thin' on back-up on some of his later theories/facts. I would have rather he had stuck with the ones where independent research had taken place that complement his conclusions. I am also uneasy about the various organ flushes he recommends. It appears that you can flush toxins and stones out of various organs and find they MAY get stuck in your colon. As a past sufferer of diverticular disease I must say that the idea of a flush of any sort fills me with some trepidation. Referring to all meat (fish, fowl and quadrupedic) as 'putrescence' while banging the vegan drum - hence the title of this piece - does Moritz no favours in my mind, particularly while the cause of his own early demise is hidden from us.
I would wholeheartedly agree with Moritz that the drug companies and processed food companies are the Enemies of Mankind, but that is hardly 'Breaking News' to anyone that doesn't totally rely on the Media (another Enemy of Mankind) as their sole source of information for what is going on in the world.
I am not sorry that I read this book but I think you have to stand back and think about what is written without getting too sucked in as you read along. If the facility existed I would have rated this as 3.5 stars rather than the 3 I have given. I was a little disappointed in this book after reading 'Cancer Is NOT A Disease' by the same author which IMHO is a much better-written book. One inalienable fact remains though, we as individuals need to take responsibility for what we put in our mouths or rub on our skin.