It’s tragic how much of our lives are controlled and influenced by the government and their greed for money. This is not an overstatement: every government agency that deals with food, agriculture, drugs and the water you consume every day, is conspiring to kill you.
Greed, fraud, and corruption within BigPharma and the FDA are the constructs of deception, with the mantle of authority leading to, as the FDA reports themselves on their website, over 100,000 American deaths each year from correctly prescribed FDA approved pharmaceutical drugs alone.
That’s an earlier conservative figure based on Dr. Barbara Starfield’s study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association July 26, 2000, “Is US health really the best in the world?”
That doesn’t include those who are sickened, needing more medications from side effects, hospitalization, or years of rehab for crippling adverse “side effects.” Nor does it include the effects from over-the-counter (OTC) drugs that lead to an almost equivalent number of casualties as their prescribed counterparts.
Is chicken, turkey or fish safe?
Food companies have a vested interested in making sure that the public does not have the information about this system where not only animals are living in their own waste but their byproducts like meat and dairy contain antibiotics and are feed primarily on a corn based diet which comes from GMO corn.
It’s not bad enough they’re living next to animals that are sick, are not fed, and stuffed in cages where bacteria can spread, the conventionally farmed chicken, turkey, and fish have a cocktail of drugs and potential diseases that can make people ill, and even cause death.
Every year, 3,000 people die from foodborne illnesses in the United States — that’s more than the number of people who were killed in 9/11. If we had a terrorist organization killing 3,000 people a year, the U.S. government and the military industrial complex would be targeting these terrorists with Hellfire missiles from drone strikes until they were bombed out of existence.
The antibiotic-resistant bacteria deaths that occur, are killing 20,000 every single year. That’s seven 9/11’s every year. Can you imagine? If that many people were being killed by some terrorist group in the United States every year, we would hunt them down.
Nearly half of US meat and poultry contaminated
Almost half the meat and poultry sold in the US is likely to be contaminated by highly dangerous bacteria, according to research published this month (April 2011) in the scientific journal, Clinical Infectious Diseases.
The study estimates that 47 percent of the meat and poultry on US supermarket shelves contains the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus (“Staph”). It is not, however, among the four bacteria—Salmonella, Campylobacter, E. coli, and Enterococcus—routinely tested in meat by the US government.
The researchers tested 136 samples from 80 brands of beef, pork, chicken, and turkey, purchased from 26 grocery stores in five major US cities. DNA tests from staph-infected samples suggest that the farm animals themselves were the major source of contamination. “Densely-stocked industrial farms, where food animals are steadily fed low doses of antibiotics… [are] ideal breeding grounds for drug-resistant bacteria that move from animals to humans,” according to the report.
The bacteria is not only linked to a number of human diseases but is also resistant to at least three classes of antibiotics. Lance B. Price, Ph. D., a senior author of the study, stated that “The fact that drug-resistant S. aureus was so prevalent, and likely came from the food animals themselves, is troubling, and demands attention to how antibiotics are used in food-animal production today.”
“Antibiotics are the most important drugs that we have to treat Staph infections; but when Staph are resistant to three, four, five or even nine different antibiotics — like we saw in this study — that leaves physicians few options,” Price said.[source]
The World Health Organization’s stance
North Carolina is in a state of emergency. The World Health Organization (WHO) classified processed meats such as bacon and sausage, as carcinogenic, which is directly involved in causing cancer in humans. Processed meats are clearly linked to an increase in cancer. Hot dogs or bacon could be just as dangerous as smoking cigarettes.
The (WHO) looked at studies from 10 different countries fighting a direct link from consuming processed meat and cancer. Just one small serving of processed Meats like hot dogs deli meat, your risk for a host of diseases increases by 18%. That’s just 50 grams of processed meat a day. Processed Meats includes hot dogs, pepperoni, bacon, sausage, salami — basically everything most Americans have grown up eating all their lives.
The (WHO) also classifieds meat as a group 1 carcinogen, the same group as cigarettes, asbestos and plutonium, one of the most deadly elements on the planet. If you eat meat throughout your life, it’s essentially like you’ve been smoking cigarettes. This isn’t new information. These Studies have been around for over 50 years!
The USDA — the agency that oversees all food Americans eat
The USDA recommends consuming milk, meat, eggs, poultry, fish, cheese, milk, yogurt. The USDA that is supposed to be protecting us has two missions. It’s supposed to protect us and it’s supposed to protect the producer. Guess what happens when those two come head to head?
Guess what happens when those two come head to head?
The USDA usually doesn’t choose the health of the public but rather the producer of the very products that contain toxic ingredients or is produced in a manner that contains carcinogenic compounds which you and your family and friends then eat.
What the Health documentary is a documentary from the award-winning filmmakers of Cowspiracy, that follows the journey of intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the impacts of highly processed industrial animal foods on our personal health and greater community, and explores why leading health organizations continue to promote the industry despite countless medical studies and research showing harmful effects of these highly processed products on our health.
Some of what the claims are in the documentary are factual, but there are many contradictions that go against the years of published researched studies that state eating meat and dairy from grass-fed and pastured raised animals do not cause the kinds of diseases that this documentary is claiming.[Source]
What they do bring to the forefront is the need to eat fewer processed meat like sausage, hot dogs, deli meats and other kinds of processed foods that are not only highly processed, but they contain high levels of nitrosamines which can cause cancer. N-nitrosamines (NA) are produced in nitrite/nitrate preserved meat products. The NA is a large group of compounds of which many are carcinogenic.(Source)
Further down the rabbit hole — the Federal Check-off Programs
Checkoff programs are responsible for slogans from savvy marketing schemes that we see on TV, the internet, billboards, magazines, like ‘Milk does a body good’, or ‘Milk Life’, ‘Beef it’s what’s for dinner’, ‘Pork — be inspired’, ‘The Incredible Edible Egg’.
The dairy checkoff program gave 12 million dollars to Domino’s Pizza to market cheese heavy products. The Federal Checkoff programs are responsible for Pizza Hut’s pizza stuffed crust, or triple cheese covered stuffed pizza; those are all government advertising schemes for the industry. Any marketing ploy to drive up consumption of these unhealthy foods and products.
McDonald’s, for instance, has six people staffed full-time who salaries are paid for by government programs but funded by the producers who are regulated by it. These six people sit at McDonald’s headquarters and come up with ideas, basically a think tank. ‘Wendy’s Bacon Double Cheeseburger’ is a government sponsored program. The steak fajita at Dunkin Donuts is a government sponsored program as well.
You would never think that from a food standpoint, this kind of garbage is coming from a federally funded program like the USDA. It’s the U.S. government that is telling us to eat more beef, drink more milk, eat more cheese and eat more pork.
One of the effective ways that the dairy industry promotes its products is to reach children because kids are impressionable. They’re expected to be consumers their entire lives, and in their estimation, you might as well get them while they’re young.
The dairy industry spends at least 50 million dollars every year promoting its products in public schools with posters of celebrities with milk mustaches and messages like ‘Milk, it does a body good’ or ‘Milk Life’.
The FDA, the (‘Fraud and Death Administration‘), as we here at Natural Revolution rightfully call them, approve food and drugs when their own scientists, later fired or forced to resign, have had documented proof that the very food and drugs they’re releasing into the public to consume, are maiming, causing diseases and admittedly killing hundreds of thousands of people each year they deemed as safe.
Foods that have been found to be safe to eat
- Organic vegetable, particularly dark leafy greens like kale, swiss chard, and others
- Organic fruits which contain vitamins and essential minerals, including avocado
- Organic (do you see a trend here?) Raw (pasteurized) nuts and seeds
- Beans of any type including, black, red and kidney
- Grass-fed meats raised without antibiotics or other drugs
- Butter and other dairy products produced from grass-fed animals
It’s important to point out that grass-fed beef provides important monounsaturated fats, which is a potent anti-carcinogen that is synthesized within the body. Pasture raised turkey and chicken also contain those same fats but at a lower volume.
Research spanning three decades supports that grass-fed beef is better for your cholesterol as compared to grain-fed beef. Grass-fed beef is also higher in precursors for Vitamin A and E and cancer-fighting antioxidants compared to grain-fed beef.[source]
In a study that looked into dietary fat intake and the risk of coronary heart disease, their findings suggest that replacing saturated and trans unsaturated fats with nonhydrogenated monounsaturated, from meat, and polyunsaturated fats found mostly in nuts, seeds, fish, seed oils, and oysters, is more effective in preventing coronary heart disease in women than reducing overall fat intake.[source]
The takeaway from this documentary
The documentary was trying to make a point that eating animal proteins, if it’s the combination of highly processed foods, you can get the inflammatory response that doesn’t allow insulin to be processed properly.
What they did correctly was pounded home the message found in many studies that came out of a while ago stating that if you eat highly processed meat, you have approximately a 40% chance of getting cancer. Not from the meat alone — it’s from the chemicals that are stored in the fat of that animal that over its lifetime, and then add to it, the chemicals that are put processed meat.
When you place a burden on your liver and body as a whole, with high insulin released that processed foods that contain sugar, chemical preservatives, and other toxins, it’s a vascular inflammation nightmare waiting to happen.
The goal for a healthy diet is to eat like our ancestors did and consume foods that are whole, real and don’t contain unnecessary and potentially toxic ingredients like preservatives, synthetic food colorings, MSG and other additives which increase the lifespan and taste of the food but plays havoc on your health.
Keep in mind that when you walk into a conventional grocery store, you’re walking into a pharmacy. And avoiding foods that are harmful to your health, also know that nothing feels better than knowing you’re healthy from eating high-quality healthy (organic and grass-fed) food.
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