Saturday, January 22, 2011

Avoid Processed Meat Says Cancer Research. Unclean Meats.

red meats
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Limit consumption of red meats (such as beef, pork and lamb) and avoid processed meats.
"There is strong evidence that red and processed meats are causes of bowel cancer, and that there is no amount of processed meat that can be confidently shown not to increase risk.
Aim to limit intake of red meat to less than 500g cooked weight (about 700-750g raw weight) a week. Try to avoid processed meats such as bacon, ham, salami, corned beef and some sausages."
Animal Foods
"PUBLIC HEALTH GOAL Population average consumption of red meat to be no more than 300 g (11 oz) a week, very little if any of which to be processed.
PERSONAL RECOMMENDATION People who eat red meat. 
1) to consume less than 500 g (18 oz) a week, very little if any to be processed. 
2) 'Processed meat' refers to meat preserved by smoking, curing or salting, or addition of chemical preservatives, including that contained in processed foods.
Meat is valuable source of nutrients (protein, iron, zinc, vitamin B12) •For those eating flesh foods, amount of red meat can be limited by choosing poultry, fish. Animal Foods and Cancer: History Cancer might arise ‘from an error in diet…. What Differs from Previous Report Since the mid-1990’s, the results of cohort studies have strengthened the evidence on red meat and processed meat as causes of colorectal cancer."

91719803 If You Eat Processed Meats, Are You Risking Your Life?

"A review of more than 7,000 clinical studies examining the connection between diet and cancer came to a stark conclusion: No one should eat processed meats.
The World Cancer Research Fund came to the following conclusion:
"There is strong evidence that ... processed meats are causes of bowel cancer, and that there is no amount of processed meat that can be confidently shown not to increase risk ...
Try to avoid processed meats such as bacon, ham, salami, corned beef and some sausages."
You read that right -- no amount of processed meat is safe.
The reaction of the meat industry was swift, and they promptly accused the report of being erroneous and a tool of the "anti-meat" lobby.  Professor Martin Wiseman, project director of the report, replied:
"These insinuations are nothing short of outrageous ... WCRF commissioned the report with money raised from the general public and therefore it was not influenced by any vested interests.
The fact is that our report is the most comprehensive and authoritative review of the evidence that has ever been published and it found convincing evidence that ... processed meat ... increase[s] risk of bowel cancer.""
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I expect that news from the cancer research places, upset your apple cart.  But the avoidance of pork (bacon, ham) is not new:

Leviticus 11:3  (King James Version)
11:1  And the LORD spake unto Moses and to Aaron, saying unto them,
11:2  Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth.
11:3  Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is cloven-footed, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat.
11:4  Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
11:5  And the coney, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
11:6  And the hare, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
11:7  And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be cloven-footed, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.
11:8  Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcass shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you

Pig Flu:
"A pig that eats duck droppings can take in any viruses the ducks may have, which may include both avian and human flu viruses. Those can combine with the pig's influenza viruses, and then they'll all be mixed up inside the pig's stomach.
That is how the H1N1 influenza virus—which is a mixture of avian, human and pig flu viruses—came to be. One of the reasons scientists are so concerned about the current swine flu outbreak is that it could recombine with a more virulent strain before returning to the northern hemisphere in the fall flu season.
"If a human flu virus, which is easily transmissible to humans, combines with a virulent and novel duck or swine flu, that is when you have problems," Dr.Chomel
says. "You get the worst of both, together in one virus." "

Clean and Unclean Meats: Does God's Word Draw a Distinction? What Does the Bible Teach About Clean and Unclean Meats?

"Many people have misconceptions about the biblical teaching on clean and unclean meats. What does Scripture really reveal on this subject?

A Matter of Proper Cooking?

"What about the common view that God forbade the Israelites from eating pork so they wouldn't catch diseases, such as trichinosis, from undercooked meat? Does this view hold up under scrutiny?

Notice the conclusions of Rex Russell, M.D.: "Some people tell me that unlike people in Bible times, we cook meat much better today, and that this renders even unclean meats harmless. One Bible commentary claimed that pork was forbidden in the Old Testament because it was eaten without being cooked, thus passing trichinosis to humans. The author thought that because we now cook meat, we no longer need to follow that law.

"In my opinion this statement is incorrect. Sophisticated ovens and cooking devices have been found in the most ancient archaeological ruins, including most of the Israelites' ruins.
"They understood that cooking meat is certainly important. Can we safely assume that diseases caused by unclean animals have disappeared because we now cook things better?...Even the microwave oven heats meat unevenly, allowing bacteria and parasites (such as trichinosis) to survive in meat. Many outbreaks of vicious infections have developed in so-called cooked food. If the food is unclean, don't count on cooking it to protect you. Some of the most toxic poisons are not destroyed by heat.""

"Research has convinced some doctors and nutritionists, however, to recommend that some of their patients avoid pork and shellfish (another category of biblically unclean food) in their diets; they understand that some people do not properly digest these meats. So some will acknowledge that avoidance of certain meats makes sense for people with particular health problems"

"Theology professor Roland Harrison writes: "The classification of animal species into clean and unclean categories (Lev. 11:1-47) is significant because, being part of the Pentateuchal medical code, it constituted the basis of dietary regulations that are still adhered to by orthodox Jews and by those Gentiles who are concerned with maintaining good physical health."
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Today, it was so cold, it went down to 22 deg., so we all did other things, instead of working on the trailer.
When I left to go grocery shopping there was ice on my windshield, even in the carport.  Even after I had let the van warm up, it acted like it was still cold, and was very lethargic.  I even reached down to check my emergency brake, but it was off.   By the time I came out of the last store at noon, it was 60 deg. and the sun was shining.  That's TX weather for you!

The trailer windows finally arrived, but they won't get installed until it is a warmer day,

1 comment:

pidge said...

I can't believe all of the cold weather we are having down here. We came down here to be in the warm weather. Joke is on us this year. Thanks for all the info on meat.