There is a lot of debate and disagreement over what we should eat. One of the most polarizing topics is whether or not humans should eat animal flesh. There are several reasons why it may NOT be a good idea to eat meat, fish, poultry or eggs.
The food supply in the US is now dominated by industrial techniques concerned only with profit. The same can be said for most Western countries but the US has gone down this path further than anybody else. When the food industry is driven entirely by "for profit" motivation, absolutely no attention is paid to the health implications.
If you buy meat, fish, eggs or poultry from major supermarket chains you are guaranteed to get food that is full of antibiotic residues, hormone residues, pesticides, insecticides, preservatives, colourings, flavourings, artificial sweeteners and many other unpleasant chemical additives that do not belong in your body. Many of these additives were "invented" in the last 100 years so there is zero chance that any of us have adapted to cope with the inclusion of these foreign molecules in our bodies. Eating these industrial grade ("conventional") foods puts a toxic load on your body that results in poor health and leads to serious illness. Industrial grade fruits and vegetables are also full of toxins...in fact almost all foods you buy in big name supermarkets will undermine your health.
If you are waiting for scientific proof that industrial grade food is not healthy, don't bother...you'll be dead before you ever see the proof. It would take a long term study of thousands of individuals to demonstrate that eating industrial grade food is much less healthy than eating food that you have grown/reared in your own garden. The food industry has plenty of money but has no interest in running such a study because the results are not likely to reflect well on them. They would shoot themselves in the foot...and they know this. Such a study would require millions of dollars over a 20-40 year period. Only a philanthropic donation could fund such a study.
Why doesn't the government run such a study? Surely the savings in health care costs would make it worthwhile? You're forgetting one tiny detail...your government is massively influenced by commercial, industrial interests. Do you really think the food industry would be happy to see the US Government run a long term study designed to detect the health differences between consuming food you buy in the shops and food you produce at home? The food industry will do everything it can to make sure that such a study never happens, and it will discredit any truly useful information that comes to light as long as it perceives a threat to its profits.
People who make money out of the food industry are concerned only with making more money. They are NOT concerned with your health...it is up to YOU to look after your own best interests. Do you really need to see a scientific study before you'll believe that home grown vegetables are better for you than vegetables you can buy in the shops? Do you really need a study to prove to you that keeping your own chickens and eating their eggs is better than eating store bought eggs?
Do you really need a study to prove that 100% grass fed beef is better for you than feedlot beef? Have you ever driven past a feedlot? You'll never eat industrial grade beef again once you visit a feedlot.
So what are we saying? Are we saying that you should not eat fish, meat, eggs or poultry? Absolutely not...what we are saying is that you should not eat industrial grade food because it is full of toxins that will rob you of your health and make you sick. This includes industrial grade fish, meat, eggs, poultry, fruits, vegetables, fats, oils, cheese, yoghurt, legumes etc...
Next month we'll explain how you obtain food that improves your health (hint...get a garden!) We'll also explain why being vegetarian is temporarily useful for detox purposes but is NOT a good strategy for long term health.