KeralaClick.com |

If Youre Eating High Protein Be Informed about Mad Cow



Finding Mad Cow in Oregon puts a new wrinkle in the high protein diet, doesn't it? What's a person to do that wants to eat more meat, not less?

Are you Eating Less Meat Due to Mad Cow Disease?

Not the people I've spoken with. Most are saying, "Yipee, beef's on sale!" The food industry has done a great job of convincing us they are providing a safe food supply and we've been lulled into a false sense of security. Nothing could be further from the truth.

In July 1988, a ban was introduced in the UK which prohibited the use of the remains of sheep in cattle feed. BSE is thought to have spread to cattle from feed including meat and bone meal made from sheep suffering from a similar brain disease, called scrapie.

Ban Not Properly Enforced

Unfortunately the ban was not enforced properly for many years and remained a paper exercise (exactly as it has been in the US ever since).

Francis Anthony, a Herefordshire veterinary surgeon, and the British Veterinary Association's spokesman on BSE said, "If the ban had been enforced properly from the start, I have no hesitation in saying categorically that we should be seeing only a few cases today. But that contaminated feed was being given to animals until at least 1995, and possibly a year later."

The false sense of security for us in the US came from it being widely reported that the practice had been banned. They failed to make it clear that this was a "voluntary ban." Even I falsly believed they had long ago ended this practice until the recent news reports that it is still being done. Despite there being a clear connection between feeding rendered animals to animals causing Mad Cow disease, the meat and dairy industry continues the practice to this day. Why? Corporate greed, plain and simple. It is a cheap source of "protein" and makes cows and other animals fatten faster. A fatter animals weighs more, and they are sold by weight.

I have no doubt that people in the US aren't getting excited about the threat or beginning to avoid beef simply because no people have been reported with the disease. After all, this was a sick cow, not a human. Hence, people do not consider it a direct threat. Amazingly they don't consider those with CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease) a varient of Mad Cow as being related when clearly it is.

The Costs of Clean Meat Supply

The meat and dairy industry will now begin a campaign to make the higher cost of clean meat seem a ridiculous indulgence rather than a possibly life saving measure. It does cost more to have a clean food supply. I and my family are worth it, are you and yours?

For excellent reference materials read Fast Food Nationby Eric Schlosser, The Crazy Makers by Carol Simontacchi, and Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher who Won't Eat Meat by Howard F. Lyman. Be informed then make the choice for you and your family.

Food politics aside, I'm interested in my and my families health and well being, and I'm not interested in supporting an industry that doesn't care about the quality of their products or whether those products are potentially dangerous or even deadly.

What You Can Do to Avoid Dangerous Meat

  • Buy all your meat from the local butcher. He gets the animals from local farmers, and can tell you which Farms, if you ask.
  • Buy all your meat from local stores that certify it is grain fed. Visit sites such asEatWild.com
  • Cut back on your consumption of all meat in general, substituting beans for instance for protein.
  • Eat a "special occasion" steak at the best restaurants such as Ruth Chris' Steak House. Now that's a steak!

More Info on Mad Cow and it's Variant CJD

MadCow.org: Everything you ever wanted to know about Mad Cow.

Human BSE Foundation: An organization for those with CJD (the human variant of Mad Cow)

Mad Cow Facts

You don't have to be a fanatic, just be informed and then make the best choices you can for yourself and your family.

Kathryn Martyn,Master NLP Practitioner, EFT counselor, and author of Changing Beliefs, Your First Step to Permanent Weight Loss. Visit OneMoreBite-Weightloss.comto learnhow she lost 80 pounds over 20 years ago and kept it off, and how you can do the same.


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


Medical News Today

Are our weight loss efforts doomed to fail?
Medical News Today
Researchers from the University of Florida in Gainesville have recently set out to learn just how long we can maintain weight loss for, and their findings aren't very optimistic. Kathryn Ross — who is an assistant professor at the University of ...



POPSUGAR

The 5 Daily Meals That Helped 1 Woman Lose 100 Pounds — and Keep It Off!
POPSUGAR
... and she's helping many other women get healthy and lose weight. We're amazed by her story! Read on for more. POPSUGAR: When did you start your weight-loss journey? Donna Elle: I began my weight-loss journey 12 years ago. My goal was not only to ...



The Truth About the Mediterranean Diet for Weight Loss
ConsumerReports.org
The Mediterranean diet is one example of a plant-based eating plan that can help with weight loss. Interest in plant-based diets has increased in recent years because of the benefits to health and the environment. The Mediterranean diet for weight loss ...

and more »


NBCNews.com

Time-restricted eating can help with weight loss, researchers say
NBCNews.com
Time-restricted eating can help with weight loss, researchers say. by Shamard Charles, MD. Share; Share · Tweet · Comment · Email; Print. You are when you eat. A growing number of researchers say limiting the hours during the day when you eat, focusing ...



Women's Health

5 Women Share How They Dealt With The Emotional Challenges Of Weight Loss
Women's Health
Weight loss never follows a straight path. Instead, it rollercoasters. Some days your weight's up, some days it's down, and some days, you have no idea what the heck it's doing. And when you're trying to lose weight, the same could be said for your ...



POPSUGAR

Bob Harper Says the #1 Key to Weight Loss Isn't Diet or Exercise — It's This
POPSUGAR
Bob Harper has had a transitional year — one that he told POPSUGAR was a year of "going back to the drawing board." Related If You're Trying to Lose Weight, Bob Harper Says You Must Do These 3 Things. After surviving a massive heart attack, the ...



Winchester Sun

How to win at weight loss
Winchester Sun
Last week, I wrote about how I had gained weight and was ready to (re)adopt some healthier lifestyle habits without dieting. Diets don't work long-term and destroy your metabolism in the process. So, if dieting fails, how in the world do we win at ...



Medical News Today

Is surgery better than dieting for weight loss outcomes?
Medical News Today
A new study has compared long-term outcomes for weight loss surgery and nonsurgical obesity interventions. Which is linked to lower all-cause death rates?
The Top Weight-Loss Surgery Procedures—Ranked and DemystifiedReader's Digest
Who is a candidate for weight loss surgery?BlueRidgeNow.com
Weight-loss surgery associated with lower rate of deathEurekAlert (press release)
The Indian Express
all 31 news articles »


The Truth About Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss
ConsumerReports.org
Rather than consistently cutting calories, adherents to the intermittent fasting approach to weight loss alternate between periods of unrestricted eating and periods that allow for few calories. The 5:2 Diet, for instance, allows five days per week of ...



Penn State News

The Medical Minute: Lifestyle determines success after surgical weight loss
Penn State News
HERSHEY, Pa. — With many people staring down New Year's resolutions related to losing weight, some may be wondering if surgical weight loss is right for them. Dr. Ann Rogers, director of Penn State Hershey Surgical Weight Loss, says surgery is only a ...

and more »

Google News

Google
home | site map
© KeralaClick.com 2006