Let's Capitalize on Our USP
Regarding Judy Keim Ross, DC's letter to the editor ("Let's Stop Confusing the Public About Chiropractic," May 1, 2014 issue), I agree wholeheartedly with her points.
A century ago, people didn't take care of their teeth, either, but we've learned to. Let's stop confusing the public and offer adjustments to every person, not just the ones with a complaint and insurance coverage.
Dennis Keenan, DC
Missing the Big Picture With "Putting Meat Into Perspective"
Dr. David Seaman puts forth viable arguments for eating less sugar and fewer refined carbohydrates and dairy products ["Putting Meat Into Perspective," May 15 DC]. He does not put forth a viable argument for eating meat.
Regardless of how it is raised or what it is fed, animal protein is still an unhealthy food source for the consumer and the environment. It is laden with fat and cholesterol, and requires more land, water and energy to produce than plant food sources, fueling climate change and increasing the risk of heart disease and cancer.
In a world of ever-increasing population and starvation, only 55 percent of the world's crop calories feeds people directly; 36 percent feeds livestock and the caloric return from meat consumption is well below 50 percent.
Also consider the ethics and morality of the human species torturing and slaughtering other species to feed its meat addiction.
John T. Brennan, DC