The Food Industry (processed food manufacturers, big ag, big meat, big dairy, fast food)
The Diet Industry
The Western Medical Establishment (my term for the 'health care' industry which isn't about health at all)
Or some combination thereof. They are all linked and I can guarantee you - NONE of them have your health, happiness, and well-being in mind. They are usually concerned about one thing... $$$$$. The almighty dollar.
Sorry for the conspiracy theory tone of this post today. I guess I am feeling like getting real and telling it like it is.
So what is making my blood boil? This article shared by John & Ocean Robbins' Food Revolution Network:
7 Giant Lies About Red Meat Promoted by the Meat Industry
The meat industry is finding it harder and harder to conceal the truth and the science linking meat consumption to obesity and to the top causes of death in the United States - chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, even cancer.
They fight the truth. They block the truth. They obscure the truth.
They are getting desperate in their bid to keep Americans in the dark about the dangers of their products. Believe these lies at your own peril. The cost to your health is very high.
Among the lies they are spreading in response to any attempt to suggest we eat less red meat or less meat in general are lies about red meat and processed meats not being linked to the top chronic diseases that are the top killers of people in America, how meat is lean and nutrient dense, how health advocates are trying to take away your right to choose (typical propaganda technique), and meat must be good for you because it tastes good.
Oy Vey. Exasperating. Untrue.
Flies in the face of literally thousands of studies in reputable nutrition, health, and medical journals.
If you value your heart, your arteries, your brain, your pancreas, and your health in general... take a few moments to understand the truth behind the lies from some of these industries whenever you can.
I will help you.
On the topic of meat (any meat, dairy, seafood, or animal product in general) adversely impacting your health, I go to my favorite board certified doctor, Dr. John McDougall. I love his articles and advice because he cites solid, reputable research from trusted journals to back up everything he says.
Here is an entire page of articles showing how unhealthy animal foods are and how they promote chronic illness. Take the time to read one or two with headlines that interest you, such as:
When Friends Ask: Why Did You Quit Meat?
Five Major Poisons Inherently Found In Animal Foods
The Paleo Diet Is Uncivilized (And Unhealthy And Untrue)
More Death From Meat Eating
Meat Kills People And Planet Earth
Such great information. I love the resources Dr. McDougall provides.
Read any of these and many other related articles HERE. Then consider cutting down on meat and other animal products. Your arteries, your heart, your brain, and every cell in your body will thank you.
If you need help with getting these foods out of your diet, I am here to help. Check out my website, sign up for a free Strategy Session with me, or feel free to contact me at any time. Getting rid of the animal products doesn't have to be hard, grueling, or full of deprivation. I can show you how.
Thanks for listening to my rant today friends.