The Dangers of Eating Meat!

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Not only does the United States eat 60% more meat than Europeans, but Americans also consume more meat than any other country in the world. In general, Americans tend to consume cheap, genetically modified animals that contain pesticides, growth hormones, antibiotics and other dangerous additives.

Contrary to popular belief, meat is not an essential part of the human diet. Some of the risks associated with eating meat involve food poisoning, excessive intake of saturated fats, and residues of chemicals used in animal production.

Animal Cruelty

In order to satisfy the economic demands of profitability, the meat industry has adopted very low standards in terms of health and hygiene.

Cattle are raised in highly concentrated areas, exposed to disease and injury. They are often fed meat and bone meal, an inappropriate food source for the naturally vegetarian cattle. The major concerns of the meat production industry are the harsh living conditions, excessive hormone injections, and inappropriate diets.

Hormones

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved several steroid hormone drugs since the 1950s. By increasing the animal’s growth rate, these drugs promote high profits and lean meat. These steroid hormones are used in beef cattle and sheep. They include estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.

Since every type of meat is from the female animal, the meat contains synthetic female hormones that are given to the animals in order to make them develop faster and bigger. These synthetic hormones cause female reproductive area cancers in women and prostate and testicular cancer in men. By consuming synthetic hormones from an animal, the human’s hormonal balance becomes disrupted. This can lead to several health conditions including the premature onset of puberty and development of children.

Since 1989, Europe has refused to import U.S. meat products because they fear the health effects associated with hormone treated meat.

Fat

Saturated fat is responsible for major weight gain. Today’s meat is higher than ever in fat because the animals are raised in unnatural environments with no exercise or grazing capabilities. Since they sit in a cage and are over fed, the animal meat contains an exceedingly high amount of unhealthy fat deposits. Meat is a very calorie-dense nutrient that can easily lead to weight gain if eaten regularly.

Saturated fat can cause potentially fatal fat deposits in the arteries. High blood pressure is a result of this happening and can eventually lead to artery damage.

Red Meat

Red meats are particularly unhealthy and contain high amounts of saturated fats that raise blood cholesterol and increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other compounds that can promote cancer. In fact, red meat consumption has been known to increase your risk of developing colorectal, lung, stomach, pancreatic, esophageal, and endometrial cancers.

The by-product of meat consumption is uric acid, which causes inflammation and creates excess mucus in the body. Essentially, uric acid acidifies the body. If you consume meat, you are putting yourself at risk for catching Mad Cow Disease.

Frequent red meat eaters face a higher risk of developing colon cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and endometriosis.

Humans are not supplied with the appropriate enzymes for digesting meat, fur, wool, or feathers. Human beings are herbivores by nature, but society has crafted everyone into a meat-eating carnivore.

Consuming more of a plant-based diet can substantially reduce the risk of developing a chronic disease and dying prematurely.

Protein

Most people eat meat because they are under the assumption that you must eat meat protein to be healthy. If eating meat makes you big, meaty, or healthy, then why are most of the biggest creatures vegetarians? The elephant, giraffe, horse, cow, buffalo, ox, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, and gorilla are very large animals that consume a lot of protein without eating meat. The truth is, you don’t have to eat meat in order to have meat on your body.

Processing and Cooking

When cooked, meat produces harmful compounds called carcinogens. When animal meat is cooked at high temperatures, heterocyclic amines form because the amino acids and creatine react. Cooking red meat can release nitrosamines, increasing your risk of developing cancer.

There are six main treatments of meat products that apply to the various processing technologies.

  • Fresh processed meat products
  • Cured meat pieces
  • Raw-cooked products
  • Pre-cooked cooked products
  • Raw (dry)- fermented sausages
  • Dried meat

Solutions

In order to digest an adequate amount of protein without eating animal meat, we suggest that you turn to raw roods. Very rich in protein, raw foods are healthy alternatives, cruelty free food products. By slowly replacing animal meat with other alternatives, you can quickly adjust your diet towards a vegan lifestyle. Though you may find it difficult to imagine your life without meat, you will become accustomed to new foods and you will no longer crave animal meat.

Dherbs does not suggest using soy products unless they are used temporarily during the transition to raw food diet or vegan diet.

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    Q: What do you tell someone that believes that eating meat is better than eating products not made of meat such as wheat pasta, brown rice, etc. My wife eats way too much meat, and she always says that she needs it for the protein. She doesn't work out or exercise regularly so I see it as just an excuse to continue the same old behavior. She's 5'6" and 205lbs and I think she should weigh 140 - 145 max. She's 43 years old and suffers from high blood pressure and swelling in the legs.

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    We provide you with all the ammo you need in our free articles. Read the articles WHAT IS MEAT?, PROTEIN PROPAGANDA, THE DANGERS OF EATING MEAT, etc. You'll have all the ammo you need to counteract or retort any meat-eater's argument about eating dead animal flesh!

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    Q: Can you please write or address an article about, regular supermarket meat vs. halal meat? Point out that there is primarily no difference, based on the article you previously wrote on the dangers of meat. Meat is meat! I am muslim myself, and I don't eat even halal meat.

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    Please read our article entitled Halal Meat vs, Supermarket Meat.

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    Check out our Alternative Diet and Lifestyle manual ($11) and look under MEAT ALTERNATIVES! There are many tofu brands that are safe and beneficial.

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    You can't clean meat, Beloved. Period! Folks are doing something just to be doing something! All meat is corrupted and toxic! Period!

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    Q: Hi it's me again. I just read what you said about meat and what I don't understand is if meat was not good for us why in the Bible people eat Lamb. How would you explain back in the Bible times during Abraham and Moses when they use to offer sacrifice and kill a lamb were they cruel and going against God. And those who couldn't afford animals like Lamb would use bird eggs. In the book of Exodus chp. 12: 11,21,27,43,48 and Lev. 23:5 and 12:3, Deut. 16:7and Exodus 34:25 when the death Angel was passing and God told them to kill a Lamb and put the blood on the door post and gave the command for them to roast it. How would you explain that because up until this day the Jews still eat Lamb. Even fish, it was fish that God used to feed the 5000 people. Are you saying I can't eat fish at all. I would like to know some of the things you eat in the place of meat , fish and chicken. I really want to change my eating habit.

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    All meat consumption came AFTER the Fall of Man (Genesis Chapter 6). Man can eat meat while in a degenerate state but to return back to Eden he/she must go back to plant foods. Also, meat today is greatly TAINTED unlike meat 4,000 - 6,000 years ago! It's not the same. Jews are not the healthiest people, by the way! Health conscious people are!

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    You can heal, beloved! Start first with the FULL BODY DETOX and then next perform the PANCREAS CLEANSE AND REGIMEN . To help with your mental willpower in the healing process, I also suggest MENTAL SCIENCE MANUAL e-book.

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    YES!!!!!!!!!!

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    YES! VEGETABLE & FRUIT WASHES are sold at good health food stores such as Whole Foods Market.

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    Q: How often do you use the FULL BODY DETOX? Why no meat and cooked foods.

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    It's ideal to detox every seasonal change (every 3 months). Meat and cooked foods pollute the body so we advise not to eat them while UN-polluting the body.

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    Ozone therapy is beneficial!

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    The steps you are taking in your diet are a great start. Try going raw, and eliminating grains and meat altogether. You can get enough protein and healthy fats with avocado, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, almonds, brazil nuts, coconut. You can also add Vegan Protein Powder to smoothies.

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    Turkey and fish are also meat. Please read the article "What Is Meat?" in our articles section. No meat should be consumed on the cleanses.

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