[NAFEX] curing cancer with food
hangermayer at isp.com
Sun May 17 12:03:29 EDT 2009
"'Red meat' has been the undeserved whipping boy of the media hype types
for far too long."
You're right about that Lucky. I remember when the National Pork Producers
Council (NPPC) came out with "Pork, the other white meat" advertising.
Shortly after that got going, I sat in a meeting and listened to a
presentation by one who was heavily involved in developing that advertising.
At that point pork wasn't really defined in the consumers eyes, as a red, or
a white meat (if you think about it ham is sorta red, whereas a pork chop is
more white). The NPPC had done very careful market research on this. It
turns out, if you told the consumer that pork is a red meat, and then told
them all the benefits of pork (trimmed pork is as lean as chicken, etc) the
consumer wouldn't believe it. But if you told the consumer pork is a white
meat, along with its benefits, the consumer would believe it. Hence the
success of "Pork, the other white meat" campaign.
I think it was very telling a while back when there was a discussion on the
list about blueberry research. The industry spent millions searching for
scientific benefits of blueberries, and found them. All industries do this.
Any food has benefits (it does, after all, sustain us) and probably any type
of food has its negatives. There's no magic pill, just a balanced diet from
a variety of foods, is probably best.
Since we are all going to die of something, there will always be a leading
cause of death. If it's not cancer, or heart disease, it will be something
else, and something will be blamed for that leading cause of death.
As for me, I like a good steak.
Beef, it's what's for dinner!
----- Original Message -----
From: <Lucky Pittman>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 16, 2009 8:19 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] curing cancer with food
> Kevin wrote:
> Anything that gets people away from red meat and
> white starch has to increase their life spans.
> We'll part ways here.
> 'Red meat' has been the undeserved whipping boy of
> the media hype types for far too long. While some
> dieticians and mis- or poorly-informed journalists
> often recommend eating chicken and fish instead of
> red meat,
> this isn't accurate advice. An expert panel of
> the National Cholesterol Education Program, in a
> published report on its finding, says 5-6 ounces of
> lean meat per day are an appropriate part of low-fat
> diets designed to lower blood cholesterol. The
> report, approved by the American Heart Association
> and 26 other major health organizations, says, " It
> is not necessary to eliminate or drastically reduce
> lean red meat consumption. Lean meat contains highly
> absorbable iron and is a good source of zinc and
> vitamin B-12.
> I'll recommend "Good Calories, Bad Calories" by Gary
> Taube to any interested in this subject.
> Governmental recommendations and meddling over the
> past 30-40 years has resulted in an overall decrease
> in consumption of healthy fats with a concurrent
> increase in consumption of sugars and starches - and
> a marked increase in the predominance of obesity and
> escalation of the incidence of cardiovascular disease.
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