Red Meat is Good For Heart, Does Not Cause Heart Disease Or Strokes

People have been eating red meat (beef, port, lamb, etc.) for literally thousands of years. It was an important part of our diet from the time when animals were domesticated some 8,000 – 9,000 years ago.

Dr. Weston A Price was a dentist who was interested in nutrition as it relates to dental health. He traveled around the world to study “primitive” and “undeveloped” cultures to see how healthy they were and what they ate. Starting in 1930s he visited African tribes, Alaskan Eskimos, native population of the Polynesian Islands, and people living in Swiss Alps. 

He was surprised to find healthy teeth, healthy bodies and very little disease. These “uncivilized” people did not know cancer or heart disease. And they all had similar eating patterns.

Dr. Price found that all traditional cultures consumed animal protein and fat from land animals, fish and seafood, water and land fowl, eggs, milk and dairy products. They did not use low fat products or skim milk. Yet, they were much healthier than the “civilized” Europeans and Americans who were eating a lot of processed foods.

Even in the US before 1940s a typical diet was high in saturated fat from meat, butter, and lard, but heart disease and cancer were virtually unknown. All that has changed with the introduction of the lipid hypothesis of heart disease in 1951 in the American Journal of Medicine. Hypothesis means a theory or an assumption, not a proven fact.

According to this hypothesis, fat and cholesterol in food cause heart disease. This idea has never been proven, but it became politically correct to blame fat, cholesterol, and red meat for the epidemic of heart disease, cancer, and other health problems.

The fact is that red meat is an excellent source of many nutrients, such as protein, iron, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, selenium, and B vitamins, especially B1, B3, B6, and B12. It also contains large quantities of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), which is important for energy production. There is some CoQ10 in every cell of the body, but especially in those parts that need a lot of energy, such as muscles and the heart.

We need iron to make hemoglobin, a protein in red cells. It is also used to make myoglobin, the protein in muscles. Zinc is necessary for immune function, protein production, muscle building, digestion and metabolism, growth, and healing of wounds. Selenium in important for anti-oxidant enzymes that prevent cellular damage and even reduce the risk of cancer.

Beef is also a good source of CLA or conjugated linoleic acid, which has anti-cancer properties. According to medical studies, natural CLA reduces the risk of most cancers.

But why do the “experts” recommend avoiding red meat? Why do they say that it increases the risk of heart disease and cancer? Because of ignorance, political correctness, and very questionable studies.

Red meat is supposed to be bad for you because it contains cholesterol and saturated fat. But both are absolutely necessary for normal function of every cell of the body. Your body will produce cholesterol and saturated fat even if you never eat them.

Have you ever wondered why beef is loaded with cholesterol and fat? After all cows are vegetarians, so they don’t eat any cholesterol. The answer is they make it, just like you and I make cholesterol and fat to support normal function of all the organs and tissues in our bodies.

Both fat and cholesterol are used for many biological functions. They are needed to make cell membranes, the skin of the cells that regulate what comes in and goes out of the cells, how cells respond to various hormones, and how they react to other messenger molecules.

Cholesterol is also a precursor of many hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, and many others) and vitamin D. Bile is made from cholesterol as well as myelin, the protective cover of every nerve. For more information about this subject please see my other article called Cholesterol Does Not Cause Heart Attacks – Low Levels Linked to Strokes, Cancer, and Infection.

All the studies that link red meat with heart disease and other diseases are flawed. They are based on the dietary analysis that is questionable at best. People in the studies have to describe what they ate in the last 12 months. The questionnaire used in such studies can be found at FDA site or search for “NHANES food frequency questionnaire.”

A typical question is “Over the past 12 months how often did you eat chicken?” The choices range from once a month to 6 times a day or more. I don’t know about you, but I don’t remember what I ate a month ago. I am pretty sure that most people would not remember accurately what they ate over the past 12 months. So it is very unlikely that study participants provide accurate and reliable dietary information.

As if that was not enough, all the studies lump red meat together with processed meat, such as cold cuts, bacon, etc.

If you read every study carefully, you will see that a diet high in red meat and processed meat is associated with a modest increase in heart disease and cancer. If is almost certain that processed meat is to blame, not the meat itself. Processed meat is loaded with unnatural chemicals, such as sodium nitrite, which has been linked to cancer.

The fact is that heart disease and cancer were virtually unknown in 1900. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Center for Health Statistics, in 1900 heart disease was responsible for 6.2% of deaths and cancer for 3.7%.

In 1997 heart disease was the #1 cause of death, being responsible for 31.4% of deaths, with cancer a close second at 23.3%.

Both disease became epidemic in the last 50-60 years, just about the time when people started reducing meat consumption and increased the intake of refined carbohydrates (white bread, pasta, white rice, sugar, pastry, etc.) and vegetable oils or products made from them (margarine and butter-like spreads). 

Real unprocessed beef (steak, hamburger, etc.) is an excellent source of important nutrients, many of which cannot be easily obtained from other food sources. Meat is not a poison.  It is a great and nutritious food that can and should be used as part of a balanced diet.

To get more common sense information about nutrition, visit the site below. 

Health Yourself With Food & Herbs to Dodge Pharma Fatalities or More Illness

“Ask your doctor” linked to a million ads has brought the US into bondage for profit$ when knowing the truth would set most people free from pharma for a better life.

Adverse Drug Reactions when “properly prescribed and administered” have made medical care the leading cause of illness, disability and death as seen in medical literature overlooked by most people. Everyone cites 106,000 deaths in hospitals in JAMA, 4-15-1998. But 199,000 died outside the hospital–Western Journal of Med, June, 2000. With the help of TV drug ads, death rates increased 2.7 fold from 1998 through 2005, Archives of Internal Med, Sep 10, 2007. Big pharma is #1 in profits, deaths, disability and illnesses caused.

Doubly so because 2/3 of deaths from heart disease are over age 75 and millions in nursing homes get an average number of prescriptions is 9-13 (old data), it’s a miracle that half of them don’t die the first year as the other half do, but of course, the doctor doesn’t ask for an autopsy to find out the cause of death. He just signs the death certificate with heart or cancer.

It’s an amazing fact that pharmakeia is the Greek word in Revelation 18:23 that deceives the nations. Verses 2-4 call people to come out of Babylon (confused systems of the world–not just medically, but education, government and religion) and be not partakers of her sin$, that you receive not of her plagues. Ponder it!

Hyping heart disease as a cause of death helps justify million$ for pharma to treat high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes, when millions of people would be better off to avoid the myriad of adverse drug reactions by living better on a plant-based diet and exercise.

The best physicians (a word derived from physis, meaning nature) are promoting a plant-based diet to reverse most disease, including autoimmune diseases, cancer, diabetes, heart disease. Why risk a drug that inevitably becomes toxic to the body?

This is especially true for cancer drugs. More people die for chemo than die from the cancer.

Medical “practice” is a violation of the oath taken on graduation to do no harm. It is not possible to prescribe drugs without doing harm. The Physician’s Desk Refer- ence has 3500 pgs of Adverse Effects, Drug Interactions, Pregnancy Warnings, Carcinogenesis, etc.

The best physicians are found on YouTube by typing in a condition you have and searching for alternative or natural remedies. Some of the best include Drs. Amen, Neal Barnard, Colin Campbell (China Study & cancer), Esselstyn, Fuhrman, Greger.

Last but not least, some amazing information is offered by Barbara O’Neall, a nurse in Australia. In a 2-hour discourse with a quarter of a million views covering more helpful remedies than I learned in all of medical training. In spite of my being board-certified in Internal Medicine. You can see her at Time to watch can be cut by clicking the gear icon and setting the speed at 1.25 or 1.5

Her introduction cites a book that is excellent on health and foods, see below.

How to Choose Goji Berry Products?

Goji berries provide some excellent source of nutrition to the human body. They are available in many forms such as dried berries, juices, powders and plant seeds. One of the most popular products of the Goji fruit are the dried berries.

Goji berries are natural and hence, they need processing for human consumption. The processing includes many activities such as shaking and drying of these berries.

People who want to consume these berries in raw form may also consume them so. You can also take these berries in the form of juice. To prepare Goji fruit juice you need to soak berries in the water overnight, after which you can put them in a grinder or mixer to prepare their juice.

If you want to add some lovely flavor to the juice, then mix them with your favorite juices. You can also consume Goji juice with water as an excellent form of dietary supplement. Drinking this juice daily is very healthy for the human body as it provides various nutrients.

Goji fruit powder is also available. You can add this powder while making tea and in your daily cooking. You can add some water to this powder and have it in place of a Goji fruit juice. This powder is also available as pills, and people can consume them as they consume medicines.

The seeds of this plant are an important produce of this berry. You can plant these seeds in your garden to start growing this fruit in your home. You can plant Goji fruit seeds in pots and keep them outside so that they grow properly.

You can get all these Goji berry products in the market very easily. All the products have the same useful nutrients and strengthen the human body. Therefore, start including these fruit products in your diet to stay healthy.