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Chicken & Eggs Linked to Inflammation

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Spacefill model of the Cholesterol molecule

Spacefill model of the Cholesterol molecule (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr Greger says since we humans are not really carnivores we have evolved from plant-eating apes and have learned to produce all the cholesterol we need. We also can produce inflammation as needed (cut). Cats are carnivores and do not produce inflammation or cholesterol on their own but get it from their food, namely meat. If we eat animal products we get excessive cholesterol and the stuff that produces inflammation. Chicken and eggs are NOT safe. They produce inflammation and cholesterol in us. Inflammation can lead to cancer and cholesterol can lead to heart disease. The only way to completely avoid these excessive intakes is a strict vegan diet. Watch this important video.

10 Ways to keep your Brain Fit

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Human brain NIH

Human brain NIH (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

FitLife.tv says there are ten things we can do to help improve our brain function and keep it fit:

  1. Exercise your body
  2. Exercise your mind
  3. Eat Health (no saturated fats, white bleached flour or sugars) This BLOG would also recommend minimizing oe illuminating animal protein. They also recommend eating lots of colorful fruits and vegetables.
  4. Manage or avoid stress
  5. Sleep more
  6. Eat plants that give you antioxidants
  7. Eat omega-3 fatty acids
  8. Interact with other people be social
  9. Stay away from unhealthy habits like smoking
  10. If you drink do it in moderation

My book, “Food for Thought” covers all of these topics as does this BLOG. We all have a choice. It can be bought in Hard Cover, Paperback or eBook from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Choose wisely!

Beef Lowers Cholesterol Scam!

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Marbled beef

Marbled beef (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The beef industry bought and paid for an ad that claims beef can be GOOD for you. It actually lowers your cholesterol. Dr Greger says what they really did was take a group of people have them eat beef but cut back on poultry so much that their overall cholesterol did go down. This was not because of eating beef but not eating so much poultry. Eating all meat (beef or poultry) will increase cholesterol levels. Faking out a study to make your product look good is wrong. Don’t be fooled America. They are scamming you for your dollars!

If you cut saturated fat (cheese, meat, Crisco, lard any animal products). The chair of nutrition at Harvard pointed this out and stated the cholesterol levels would have dropped even more if the beef was also eliminated and more plant-based protein was consumed.

 

Bacon Confusion

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♥ Bacon ♥

♥ Bacon ♥ (Photo credit: lynn.gardner)

There have been articles online about how Bacon might be good for you. Really! If you believe that I have a few eBay items to sell you. Come on, there might be a substance that has a positive affect on a ring worms life. It might even be true when they do the tests on a mouse and finally humans but there are many more bad things like cholesterol and saturated fat. If someone did a study and found arsenic has life extending substance would you take it? No of course not because it also has other substances that will kill you!

You must be very careful when you view articles and ads these days. They are geared to sell you something and to change any negative attitude you might have on that item. Look at the drug industry and how it is legal to be a billionaire on many people suffering. Yes some drugs we need but the drugs being sold today do more harm than good. Be a smart reader … look closely and ask a very simple question: “Who benefits from this ad or article?”

Many people I know have said to me, “I love bacon and I couldn’t live without it!”. The truth is you can’t live with it!

Why Red Meat increases Risk of Heart Attack

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Public domain photograph of various meats. (Be...

Public domain photograph of various meats. (Beef, pork, chicken.) Source: http://visualsonline.cancer.gov/details.cfm?imageid=2402 (via http://geekphilosopher.com/bkg/foodMeat.htm) Public domain declaration: http://visualsonline.cancer.gov/about.cfm (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fox reported on a study that fed steak to one group of people and had vegans in another group. They found that the steak contained a substance known as carnitine. Bacteria eat this and burp a chemical known as TMAO which can cause heart attacks. This study was unique in that it shows it is not just the cholesterol that is dangerous. I would love to see the same study with white meats. White meats still have a lot of cholesterol and about 85% of the saturated fat of red meats. I have reported on many studies finding different things in animal protein that can cause serious and deadly diseases in humans. The bottom line is if you really want to avoid illness become vegan. If you can’t do that, decrease your animal protein intake and increase your plant protein intake.

Coconut Oil – Good or Bad?

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English: Coconut oil in solid state

English: Coconut oil in solid state (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr Greger says it may help Alzheimer’s but it is one of the rare plant foods with saturated fats. Beef and coconut oil have high fat levels and can raise your LDL levels. If you have someone with Alzheimer’s then try using it and see if it helps.  If it doesn’t don’t stay on it as it can increase cholesterol levels. Unlike animal fats coconut oil does NOT spike inflammations after consumption.

Are you getting Alien Bacteria in your gut?

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Bill is alien

Bill is alien (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A new study documented on NutricianFacts.org says that bacteria that causes inflammation and hardening of our arteries is coming from the animal based food we eat and not from our guts as previously thought. These endotoxins are very dangerous and are found in many foods we eat in a western diet that includes animal proteins (meat, eggs, milk and cheese). This is a must see video on this health problem. REMEMBER: You are what you eat!

Meat can be Murder on Long-term Health …

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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

… so says Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Forbes Magazine. “Would we all be better off if we dramatically reduced meat to the point of one meal a week? I would say yes,” says Dr. Bob Lawrence, director of the Center for a Livable Future at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. “But the reality is that, from a public health perspective, if we just get some modest reductions in our intake of saturated fats, it’ll have a big impact.” If you just can’t stand never tasting meat again, at least reduce your intake drastically. It is clear to most scientist and doctors that the increased saturated fats most Americans are eating, is the root cause of cancers and many other diseases. We have a choice! Don’t get sick and ask “Why me?”

Animal Protein – Consume it and you will get sick!

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Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Dr. Joel Fuhrman (Photo credit: bamalibrarylady)

Dr Fuhrman’s position on animal products is clear, consume it and you will get sick. In an article in “Disease Proof – Eat smart & Live happy”, says:
• Low fat diets do NOT help lower cholesterol unless you also eliminate animal fat.
• Red meat is NOT the only problem. Consumption of fish and chicken are associated with colon cancers.
• Chicken has about the same amount of cholesterol as beef.
• 15 different studies showed that consumption of processed meats led to an increase in stomach cancer risk of 15% to 38%.
When will we learn how to really eat healthy?

Our Meat Consumption is up, but is America at it’s Peak?

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Meat

Allison Van Dusen of Forbes says In 2000, total meat consumption, including red meat, poultry and fish, reached 195 pounds per person — 57 pounds above the average annual consumption in the 1950s, according to the USDA Agriculture Fact Book, 2001-2002, the latest version. In all, Americans consumed about 7 pounds more red meat, 46 pounds more poultry and 4 pounds more fish and shellfish than in the 1950s. It is these increases in saturated fat that has turned American health bad. We are eating more meat and animal protein than we ever did. Are bodies have not evolved to digest this amount of animal protein. Try reducing your consumption by following meatless Mondays and then increase it so you eventually get to eating meat only once a week. If you have the power to give it up completely go vegetarian or better yet vegan.

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