Today the Guardian newspaper has pointed out a serious issue with the NHS menus. The NHS have a blanket ban on all smoking as it is in the patients best interests, but meat is perfectly acceptable. It has been near a year since the World Health Organisation (WHO) released ground breaking paper stating that red and processed meat are as dangerous to our health, as any cigarettes. Read more.
The NHS allows fast food chains in its hospitals. Patient menus offer a wide selection of meats every day. And creamed potatoes, beef casserole and sweet chilli pork and rice are recommended “healthier choices”. Patients can tuck into disease-promoting animal flesh, but do not enjoy unrestricted hedonism. Meat eaters who enjoy a relaxing cigarette after dinner are prevented from doing so, apparently in their own and others’ best interests, thanks to a blanket ban on smoking.
We’ve all seen people putting money in animal charity collection boxes with one hand, while eating a beef burger with the other. But even staring absurdity in the face, most of us don’t notice a problem. We only see it once we’re ready to. Until then we flick it away: “pets are different”, “pigs are meant to be eaten”, “we have to have our iron”, “all farmed animals are treated well”, “you can slaughter animals humanely”, and so on. Read more.
NaturalNews.com have just posted a very interesting article by naturalnews Dr. Walter Willett, M.D., Ph.D, a top nutritionist at Harvard University.
According to Dr. Mark Hyman, milk and dairy products in general are something that people should avoid at all costs. Not only is milk a pro-inflammatory food, but it’s also counter-intuitive in terms of strengthening bones and reducing one’s risk of disease, and here are some reasons why:
1) The calcium in milk isn’t as bone-protective as we’ve all been led to believe. Studies show that vitamin D, magnesium and other nutrients are more important for strengthening bones than calcium. And the calcium in milk, when consumed by itself, may actually increase one’s risk of bone problems.
2) Processed dairy lacks the enzymes needed for proper digestion. When milk is pasteurized, the lactase enzyme that digests lactose is destroyed, which is why many people now suffer from lactose intolerance, and can’t stomach dairy products without supplemental support.
3) Drinking processed milk can actually increase your risk of cancer. That’s right, the calcium in milk has been shown to increase a man’s risk of prostate cancer by up to 50 percent. Milk consumption also increases levels of insulin-like growth factor-1, or IGF-1, a hormone that’s known to promote the development of cancer.