What's Wrong with Meat?
How Not to Die from High Blood Pressure How to prevent and reverse hypertension, the #1 risk factor for death in the world Why Is Meat a Risk Factor for Diabetes? Potential culprits include the trans fat in meat, the saturated fat, cholesterol, heme iron, advanced glycation end products (glycotoxins), animal protein (especially leucine), zoonotic viruses, and industrial pollutants that accumulate up the food chain.
Reducing Cancer Risk in Meat-Eaters Those who eat meat risk food poisoning from under cooked meat, but also exposure to cooked meat carcinogens in well-cooked meat. By boiling meat, non-vegetarians can mediate their risk of both.
Switching from Beef to Chicken & Fish May Not Lower Cholesterol The negative impact of red meat on our cholesterol profile may be similar to that of white meat.
Heterocyclic Amines in Eggs, Cheese, & Creatine? Even vegetarians could potentially be exposed to the carcinogens typically formed by cooking meat through eggs, cheese, creatine sports supplements, and cigarette smoke.
The Safety of Heme vs. Non-Heme Iron Heme iron, the type found predominantly in blood and muscle, is absorbed better than the non-heme iron that predominates in plants, but may increase the risk of cancer, stroke, heart disease, and metabolic syndrome
Carnitine, Choline, Cancer, & Cholesterol: The TMAO Connection Expanding on the subject of my upcoming appearance on The Dr. Oz Show, a landmark new article in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that choline in eggs, poultry, dairy, and fish produces the same toxic TMAO as carnitine in red meat—which may help explain plant-based protection from heart disease and prostate cancer.
Meat Industry Reaction to New Cancer Guidelines What was the meat industry’s response to the recommendation of leading cancer charities to stop eating processed meat—like bacon, ham, hot dogs, sausage, and lunch meat?
Banning Trans Fat in Processed Foods but Not Animal Fat After the trans fat oil ban, the only major sources of trans fat remaining will be from meat and dairy.
Animal Protein, Pregnancy, & Childhood Obesity What pregnant women eat may even affect the health of their grandchildren. How Much Cancer Does Lunch Meat Cause? Why does the leading cancer and diet authority recommend we avoid bacon, ham, hot dogs, sausage, and all other processed meats—including chicken and turkey?
Salmonella in Chicken & Turkey: Deadly but Not Illegal Hundreds of thousands of Americans are Salmonella-poisoned by poultry every year—yet it remains legal to sell meat proven to be contaminated.
Where Does the Arsenic in Chicken Come From? What was the National Chicken Council’s response to public health authorities calling for the industry to stop feeding arsenic-based drugs to poultry?
Avoiding Chicken to Avoid Bladder Infections Handling chicken can lead to the colonization of one’s colon with antibiotic-resistant E. coli that may result in bladder infections in women.
More Antibiotics In White Meat or Dark Meat? Concentrations of antibiotic residues vary between different edible muscle tissues in poultry.
C. difficile Superbugs in Meat Why does the United States appear to have the highest level of C. diff contamination of the meat supply?
Zeranol Use in Meat & Breast Cancer Anabolic growth-promoting drugs in meat production are by far the most potent hormones found in the food supply.
Meat Consumption & the Development of Type 1 Diabetes Eating meat during breastfeeding is associated with an increased risk of type 1 diabetes, a consequence perhaps of meat glycotoxins or paratuberculosis bacteria that may be passed though breast milk.
The Effect of Animal Protein on Stress Hormones, Testosterone, and Pregnancy What happened to women who were randomized to eat more meat and dairy during pregnancy, and what effect does animal protein consumption have on cortisol and testosterone levels in men?
Tick Bites, Meat Allergies, & Chronic Urticaria The rising incidence of tick-bite induced meat allergies may account for cases of previously unexplained (“idiopathic”) persistent hives among children.
Estrogenic Cooked-Meat Carcinogens DNA-damaging chemicals, formed when meat is cooked, stimulate breast cancer cells almost as much as pure estrogen, and can infiltrate the ducts where most breast cancers arise.
Meat Fumes: Dietary Secondhand Smoke The polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the vapors released from cooking meat may be hazardous for fetal development, and increase the risk of cancer.
The Role of Burger Viruses in Cancer Polyoma viruses discovered in meat can survive cooking and pasteurization.
Meat Hormones & Female Infertility What is behind the purported link between poultry consumption and anovulatory infertility?
Problems with Dairy
Is Milk Good for Our Bones? The galactose in milk may explain why milk consumption is associated with significantly higher risk of hip fractures, cancer, and premature death.
Formula for Childhood Obesity Feeding infants cow’s milk formula may adversely alter metabolic programming.
The Saturated Fat Studies: Buttering Up the Public Dairy industry campaign to “neutralize the negative image of milk fat among regulators and health professionals as related to heart disease” seeks to undermine latest guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.
Prostate Cancer & Organic Milk vs. Almond Milk Does the hormonal stimulation of human prostate cancer cells by cow milk in a petri dish translate out clinically in studies of human populations?
Does Bovine Insulin in Milk Trigger Type 1 Diabetes? Is it the casein or the cow insulin that explains the link between milk consumption and the development of type I diabetes?
Could Lactose Explain the Milk & Parkinson’s Disease Link? Neurotoxin contamination of the dairy supply doesn’t explain why the association between Parkinson’s disease and skim milk consumption is as strong as the association with whole milk.
Dairy Estrogen & Male Fertility Sex steroid hormones in meat, eggs, and dairy may help explain the link between saturated fat intake and declining sperm counts.
Whole-Food, Plant Based Diets
What Diet Should Physicians Recommend? Kaiser Permanente, the largest U.S. managed care organization, publishes patient education materials to help make…
Lifestyle Medicine: Treating the Causes of Disease If doctors can eliminate some of our leading killers by treating the underlying causes of…
The Okinawa Diet: Living to 100 What would happen if you centered your diet around vegetables, the most nutrient-dense food group?
Plant-Based Diets for Improved Mood & Productivity The most comprehensive controlled trial of diet and mood finds that a plant-based nutrition program…
Do Vegetarians Get Enough Protein? Nutritional quality indices show plant-based diets are the healthiest, but do vegetarians and vegans reach…
The Protein-Combining Myth The myth that plant proteins are incomplete, necessitating protein combining, was debunked by the scientific nutrition community decades ago.
Which Type of Protein Is Better for Our Kidneys? Anti-inflammatory drugs abolish the hyperfiltration and protein leakage response to meat ingestion, suggesting that animal…
How to Treat High Blood Pressure with Diet The first-line treatment for hypertension is lifestyle modification, which often includes the DASH diet. What…
Plant-Based Diets & Diabetes We’ve known for a half century that plant-based diets are associated with lower diabetes risk,…
Why Do Plant-Based Diets Help Rheumatoid Arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis may be triggered by autoimmune friendly fire against a urinary tract infection bacteria…
Plant-Based Treatment for Angina Even without an exercise component, a plant-based diet can reduce angina attacks 90% within 24…
Lose Two Pounds in One Sitting: Taking the Mioscenic Route Our physiology evolved for millions of years eating a plant-based diet. What would happen if…
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