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Bacon, Hot Dogs & Processed Meats Are Carcinogenic & Cause Cancer, WHO says

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This may be a very sad thing to read for the millions of bacon aficionados out there. It may also be the the best piece of information they’ll ever receive, depending on how you look at it; it’s really all about perception. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently issued a report stating that just 50g of processed meat a day (less than 2 slices of bacon) increased the chance of getting colorectal cancer by 18%. Processed meats were places in the “Group 1” list, alongside asbestos and tobacco products.

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The repost also stated that red meats in general were “probably carcinogenic,” while at the same time stressing that meat also has some health benefits (which, at least for myself, feels like an attempt to appease corporate interests). Cancer Research UK suggests that this is enough of a reason to cut down your red meat and processed meat consumption, rather than giving it up completely. While I do believe there is a time and a place for the occasional portion of organic, unprocessed meat, in light of this new information it seems incredibly irresponsible to suggest people continue eating processed meats, even if in smaller quantities.

So, What Is Processed Meat?

Processed meat is any type of meat that has been taken away from its original form in order to extend its shelf life or change the taste. The methods of processing meats are smoking, curing, or salting and/or preserving. Types of processed meats include: bacon, sausages, salami, corned beef, jerky, canned meat, hot dogs, and some meat-based sauces.

Sodium nitrite is a common chemical that is often added to processed meats, and it is believed to be carcinogenic. Unprocessed red meats may still pose a risk to your health though, but that is generally when it is eaten in excess; there are still many benefits from eating red meat on occasion. If you do choose to continue eating red meat, it is important to do so in moderation. It is not something that needs to be eaten every single day of your life, or in large portions.

What Did The Meat Advisory Panel Have To Say?

“What we do know is that avoiding red meat in the diet is not a protective strategy against cancer,” said Robert Pickard, a member of the Meat Advisory Panel and Emeritus Professor of Neurobiology at Cardiff University. “The top priorities for cancer prevention remain smoking cessation, maintenance of normal body weight and avoidance of high alcohol intakes.”

So, even though the World Health Organization classifies processed meats in the same category as cigarettes, asbestos, arsenic, and alcohol, the Meat Advisory Panel says it’s basically fine. Who are you going to believe?

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Professor Tim Key, Cancer Research UK’s epidemiologist at the University of Oxford, said: “Cancer Research UK supports IARC’s decision that there’s strong enough evidence to classify processed meat as a cause of cancer, and red meat as a probable cause of cancer.”

“We’ve known for some time about the probable link between red and processed meat and bowel cancer, which is backed by substantial evidence.”

“This decision doesn’t mean you need to stop eating any red and processed meat. But if you eat lots of it you may want to think about cutting down. You could try having fish for your dinner rather than sausages, or choosing to have a bean salad for lunch over a BLT.”

Other Reasons You May Want To Consider Cutting Back On Red And Processed Meat Products

Aside from the obviously pressing health concerns, there are many other reasons you may want to drastically cut down your processed and red meat consumption.

For one thing, the way we are consuming animals these days could be viewed as straight up inhumane. To produce something from birth to death for the sole purpose of being slaughtered is entirely cruel. Many of these animals don’t even get to graze on grass for their entire lives. Click the following to learn more: A Worldwide Genocide Is Happening Right Under Your Nose.

Aside from that, these animals take up an extreme amount of land mass. No one ever really stops to think about how much land and resources are actually needed to produce enough animals and products to cater to the excessive over-consumption of meat across the globe. Just think about how much these animals need to eat and drink — feeding 10 billion animals in the US alone is a considerably larger undertaking than feeding the entire planet. Currently, according to the UN, raising animals and producing the feed for them uses 30% of the Earth’s land mass. Wow. Click the following to learn more: Factory Farming Is Destroying Our Environment.

What Can You Do?

The answer is very, very simple, and it will benefit your health, the animals, and the environment. The question is, why wouldn’t you do it? If you knew you could help make a difference in the world, why wouldn’t you? Simply put, eat less meat. If this seems too daunting of a task for you, try starting out small. Start by participating in one meat free day a week and go from there. Check out Meatless Mondays for some amazing tips and recipes to get you started. If you try this and realize that eating plant based meals is more delicious and simpler than you thought, then you may want to consider cutting even more meat out of your daily diet. A lot of people get scared when people suggest veganism, and that is completely fine and understandable. Start by cutting back, and then go from there. Moderation is really the key here, and it is something that too few of us practice.

If I Cut Back My Meat Consumption, Can I Still Be Healthy?

Reducing your intake of meat does not mean you need to worry about getting sufficient nutrients (and while we’re on the subject, it’s important to remember that many devoted meat eaters aren’t getting enough nutrients anyways). According to the Wall Street Journal  in 2011, approximately 80% of Americans who ate meat rarely consumed vegetables at all.

“Studies are confirming the health benefits of meat-free eating. Nowadays, plant-based eating is recognized as not only nutritionally sufficient but also as a way to reduce the risk for many chronic illnesses.” – Harvard Medical School

For example, the American Dietetic Association weighed in with a position paper, concluding that “appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.” — Journal of the American Dietetic Association, July 2009

In Conclusion

We cal all do our part to live healthy lifestyles, not just for ourselves, but for all sentient and non-sentient beings on this planet!

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10 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Walk Everyday

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In Brief

  • The Facts:

    There are multiple health benefits to be gained by taking a simple walk every day. These benefits are measurable, and if you don't already have an active lifestyle it can be a great way to assist you with your health.

  • Reflect On:

    Reflect on how the human race has become extremely sedentary, and how disease rates continue to climb as a result of the modern human lifestyle.

The human experience has become extremely sedentary, the average human lifestyle in the western world has been linked to multiple diseases and is one of the main causes of why disease rates continue to climb, among many other factors that surround all aspects of human life, like big food, for example. With technology in place and jobs that require tremendous amounts of sitting, there is no doubt that it’s having a detrimental effect on our lives.

That being said, the world is clearly becoming way more health conscious. It’s like we needed this experience of unhealthy food, the corporate take-over of everything, and our motionless lifestyle to knock us out of it. We are seeing a health revolution take place, where more and more people are becoming health conscious, and are always being encouraged to be more active.

Ultimately, we can’t really blame the human experience for our lack of movement, it’s something that all of us have the time to incorporate into our lives in one way or another, and if you’re someone who doesn’t enjoy being too active, a simple walk every day can have tremendous amounts of benefits. As pointed out in the video below, by Bright Side.

If You Want To Increase The Benefits Even More, Walk Barefoot

It’s called grounding, or ‘earthing’ and it involves placing your feet directly on the ground, without shoes or socks as a barrier. Why? Because there is an intense negative charge carried by the Earth, it’s electron-rich, which serves as a good supply of antioxidants and free radical destroying electrons.

A study published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health titled “Earthing: Health Implications of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Earth’s Surface Electrons” postulates that earthing could represent a potential treatment for a variety of chronic degenerative diseases.

That’s right, many positive health benefits occur as a result of walking barefoot, and these are measurable.

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The picture below represents improved facial circulation (right image) after 20 minutes of grounding, as documented by a Speckle Contrast Laser Imager (dark blue=lowest circulation; dark red=highest circulation). Image Source: Scientific Research Publishing

If you want to read more publications and access the in-depth science with regards to grounding, you can refer to the article linked above the picture.

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Nature Valley Ad Shows The Down Side Of Children Addicted To Technology

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  • The Facts:

    Technology has impacted most of our lives in a really big way. We use it daily for everything we do pretty much. Kids today, unlike previous generations, use technology more than ever and spend much less time in nature.

  • Reflect On:

    How much is too much technology for young and developing minds? Is it time to reevaluate our children's relationship with technology and get them back into nature?

Technology has become a staple in most of our lives, really, could you imagine life without it? In the video posted below, Nature Valley asks 3 generations what it was that they did for fun as a kid, the answers from the youngest generation may or may not surprise you, but is it time to cut back on the technology and bring kids back to nature?

Technology is not bad per se, that isn’t the discussion here. This is about how we use it.

Before technology, children would look to nature for entertainment. They would play outside on the lawn, go sledding, build forts, and use their imagination to create their own entertainment. Nowadays it’s all too easy for kids to get sucked into technology, there are video games, tablets, computers, cell phones and television, all of which provide a type of escape from the real world. Although, there are many ways that technology is and has been used for good in the world, is the disconnect that it is causing children and adults to part from nature causing more harm?

With the rise of mental disorders and illnesses, is it possible that the answer to these issues is simply to get kids back into nature, more time with self, using their brains to build things, be creative and connect to the energy from the Earth? We already know how effective a simple walk or hike in nature is and how they both can literally change our brains. Nature appears to be much more important than we generally give it credit for.

In my own experience, disconnecting from technology and going camping on my own proved to be a very cathartic and healing experience for me. I’ve come to realize that although being immersed in nature regularly does have a lot of benefits, but even just making time for it at all can cause a positive impact. For many of us who live in cities, with the constant bombardment of noise and of course EMF frequencies etc., just disconnecting for a short period can make a huge difference.

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It’s easy to get emotional watching something like this as it shows just how far removed the newer generations are from what has been most natural to children for centuries, simply playing in nature. The children are essentially self-proclaimed tech addicts and get their entertainment by playing video games, watching videos or tv shows, texting etc. Is it time to go back to the basics and start evaluating how detrimental too much technology can be on young and developing brains? You can read more about this issue here, Is Your Child Struggling From Nature-Deficit Disorder?

Is it up to the parents to ensure they are setting proper boundaries with the amount of time their children are allowed to use technology? Or is this the future and something we should simply let happen as a natural part of evolution?

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6 Proven Ways to Cleanse Your Liver & Release Pent Up Anger

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  • The Facts:

    In Chinese Medicine our liver is directly connected to anger and unfortunately, we live in a world where our liver is regularly taxed by toxic chemicals. Thankfully there is plenty that you can do without medication to keep this vital organ healthy!

  • Reflect On:

    What toxins are you regularly exposed to and what steps are you currently taking to combat them?

A toxic liver can lead to anger. In Chinese medicine, our biggest detox organ – our liver – is the organ connected to anger. When we work at changing our lifestyles and daily habits, we begin to see it having a positive effect on our mood as well as general health.

When toxicity mounts we have a more difficult time controlling or letting go of our angry feelings. Toxic chemicals accumulate in our bodies because we live in a toxic world. We microwave in plastic, we cook food in Tephlon coated pans, we smoke, we take medication, and eat fried and processed foods.

These food-like products contain toxic chemical preservatives, glyphosate; GMOs and pesticides. Ingesting poison daily results in everything from immune deficiency, mood disorders, lowered mental performance, and even life-threatening cancer.

So, besides avoiding many of the contributors of liver toxicity – what can we do?

1. Eat less added sugar & address possible yeast overgrowth in the gut

Yeast can cause fermentation of food in place of digestion and cause bloating and gas. It can contribute to “leaky gut syndrome” – thus in turn can lead to the production of toxins that may affect the brain and nervous system. Yeast overgrowth can produce alcohol as its byproduct, acetaldehyde, giving us a “hangover” feeling. It can also lead to liver damage, and it prevents the proper detoxification of other pollutants, increasing the toxicity of other toxins.

2. Support the liver with botanicals

Plant medicine like Milk Thistle and Dandelion Root can help cleanse the liver. Both extracts are known to be pretty safe and well tolerated, and toxic or adverse effects observed in the reviewed clinical trials seem to be minimal. Only those with a ragweed, iodine or latex allergy should be cautious with dandelion. (Learn more about milk thistle)

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3. Drink organic aloe vera juice

High quality; raw organic aloe vera can be a phenomenal digestive aid. It seals the gut wall, aids in digestion, has anti-inflammatory properties, helps the immune system, and detoxifies the liver, skin, and colon.

4. Cook with more turmeric & black pepper to help the body absorb nutrients better

Black pepper contains a compound called piperine, which increases the bioavailability of food by decreasing activity in the intestinal tract and inhibiting the metabolism of certain enzymes. Better still, cook with lots of turmeric and black pepper together. The combination helps the body absorb more curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric.

This ingredient can heal gut wall permeability due to its amazing anti-inflammatory properties. It also aids in digestion, strengthens the immune system, improves asthma, heals wounds, prevents the progression of memory loss, controls diabetes, improves liver function, lowers cholesterol, and fights cancer. (Note: A great supplement for this that I recommend for is Liver Health)

5. Incorporate liver cleansing foods into your diet

Incorporate liver cleansing foods such as green leafy veggies, avocados, apples, garlic, olive oil, citrus fruit, beets, and cruciferous vegetables into your weekly diet.

6. See An Acupuncturist

Used for thousands of years, acupuncture has been used to detox and balance the liver meridians to reduce anger and other emotional and psychiatric issues.  Simple needle-less acupressure is often used on children.


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