Processed Meats Too Dangerous for Human Consumption

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Processed Meats Too Dangerous for Human Consumption

Hmmm… sounds to me like we need to dig out those old hand cranked meat grinders,

purchase or raise our own non-chemical meat,

and do it ourselves besides bringing to mind … a song… ~ April

article source:

 http://institutefornaturalhealing.com/2012/04/processed-meats-declared-too-dangerous-for-human-consumption/

AMERICAN FAST FOOD

Words and Music Written by:
Randy Stonehill

Performed by:

 Jamie Slocum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7smcVNQNmk

    

AMERICAN FAST FOOD
Words and Music by:
Randy Stonehill

provided by:

  http://www.delusionresistance.org/christian/stonehill/equator/equator05.html

American fast food, what a stupid way to die
American fast food, order me the jumbo fries
Oh, oh, it’s easy
It’s so easy and it’s trouble free
It’s quick and disposable, just like me
If I don’t stop eating this greasy American fast food
Well, we’re undernourished, but we’re overfed
And we’re munching on the burger with the white bread
And we’re sucking up the sugar in a milkshake
Till we slip into depression with a big headache
And our arteries are crying out, “give us a break”
American fast food, what a stupid way to die
American fast food, you kiss your old age goodbye
Oh, oh, it’s easy
It’s so easy and it’s trouble free
It’s quick and disposable, just like me
If I don’t stop eating this greasy American fast food
You won’t have to embalm me when my life is through
There are so many preservatives in what I eat
The job’s being done right now for you
“Can I take you order, please?”
“A cheeseburger, fries, and a big chocolate malted”
It’s prefab junk at an exorbitant price
And it’s bound to make you nauseous if you look at it twice
But they’re selling you by telling you it’s food that’s fun
When it tastes like cardboard It chews like sponge
’cause it’s really only garbage on a sesame bun
American fast food, what a stupid way to die
American fast food, order me the chili-size
Oh, oh, it’s easy
It’s so easy and it’s trouble free
It’s quick and disposable, just like me
If I don’t stop eating this greasy American
I don’t stop eating this greasy American fast food
© Copyright 1983 by Stonehillian Music &
Word Music (a division of Word, Inc.)
(ASCAP)

NOW on to the Article:

processed meats

The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has just completed a detailed review of more than 7,000 clinical studies

covering links between diet and cancer.

Its conclusion is rocking the health world with startling bluntness:

Processed meats are too dangerous for human consumption.

Consumers should stop buying and eating all processed meat products for the rest of their lives.

Processed meats include:

  • bacon,
  • sausage,
  • hot dogs,
  • sandwich meat,
  • packaged ham,
  • pepperoni,
  • salami and
  • virtually all red meat used in frozen prepared meals.

They are usually manufactured with a carcinogenic ingredient known as sodium nitrite.

  • This is used as a color fixer by meat companies to turn packaged meats a bright red color so they look fresh. Unfortunately, sodium nitrite also results in the formation of cancer-causing nitrosamines in the human body. And this leads to a sharp increase in cancer risk for those who eat them.

A 2005 University of Hawaii study found that processed meats increase the risk of pancreatic cancer by 67 percent.

  • Another study revealed that every 50 grams of processed meat consumed daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 21 percent.
  • These are alarming numbers.

Note that these cancer risks do not come from eating fresh, non-processed meats.

They only appear in people who regularly consume processed meat products containing sodium nitrite.

  Sodium nitrite appears predominantly in red meat products (you won’t find it in chicken or fish products).

Here’s a short list of food items to check carefully for sodium nitrite and monosodium glutamate (MSG), another dangerous additive:

  • Beef jerky
  • Bacon
  • Sausage
  • Hot dogs
  • Sandwich meat
  • Frozen pizza with meat
  • Canned soups with meat
  • Frozen meals with meat
  • Ravioli and meat pasta foods
  • Kid’s meals containing red meat
  • Sandwich meat used at popular restaurants
  • Nearly all red meats sold at public schools, restaurants, hospitals, hotels and theme parks

If sodium nitrite is so dangerous to humans, why do the FDAand USDA continue to allow this cancer-causing chemical to be used?

The answer, of course, is that food industry interests now dominate the actions by U.S. government regulators.

The USDA, for example, tried to ban sodium nitrite in the late 1970′s but was overridden by the meat industry.

  • It insisted the chemical was safe and accused the USDA of trying to “ban bacon.”

Today, the corporations that dominate American food and agricultural interests hold tremendous influence over the FDA and USDA.

Consumers are offered no real protection from dangerous chemicals intentionally added to foods, medicines and personal care products.

You can protect yourself and your family from the dangers of processed meats by following a few simple rules:

  1. Always read ingredient labels.
  2. Don’t buy anything made with sodium nitrite or monosodium glutamate.
  3. Don’t eat processed meats served by restaurants, schools, hospitals, hotels or other institutions.

And finally, eat more fresh produce with every meal. There is evidence that natural vitamin C found in citrus fruits and exotic berries (like camu camu) helps prevent the formation of cancer-causing nitrosamines, protecting you from the devastating health effects of sodium nitrite in processed meats.

The best defense, of course, is to avoid eating processed meats altogether.

****** UPDATE 5/22/2013 *******
The World Cancer Research Fund caught wind of our article.

Thanks to everyone who has been spreading the word!

As they put it, they were “in no way involved in the production of the article.”

And they weren’t.

We read their review and drew the only logical, possible conclusion.

Their official response…

“The articles talking about processed meat being ‘too dangerous for human consumption’ are unhelpful and scaremongering.”

Yet in the very same online post, they tell you to avoid processed meat because it can cause bowel cancer!

We’re sorry. But if a food is directly linked to 4,000 cases of bowel cancer in the UK alone (according to their stats), it is indeed “too dangerous for human consumption.”

And yet another detailed study in BMC Medicine from just this past March confirms it.

  • Processed meats increase your risk of early death from cardiovascular disease and cancer.

We don’t call it scaremongering. We call it the truth.

References:
1 http://dietandcancerreport.org/expert_report/recommendations/recommendation_animal_foods.php
2 http://voices.yahoo.com/sodium-nitrite-processed-meats-causes-cancer-2522974.html?cat=5
3 http://preventcancer.aicr.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=15642&news_iv_ctrl=0&abbr=pr_
4 http://organicconsumers.org/foodsafety/processedmeat050305.cfm
5 http://today.com/id/16361276/ns/today-food/t/things-you-need-know-about-deli-meats/
6 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/11/63/abstract

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