What You Need to Know about Meat and Cancer

As the weather begins to warm up, many people start thinking about one of their favorite summertime activities: cooking on the backyard grill. It is fun to throw a few burgers on the grill and spend some time outside with family and friends, but is it possible that these meal choices are having a negative impact on your health?

Myths about Meat and a Healthy Diet

It is common for people to think that the only way they can follow a healthy diet is by including meat with their meals, because meat contains the 8 essential amino acids that the body needs. But, the truth is that these essential amino acids can be found in plant foods as well, and there are plenty of great plant protein sources that can be consumed so that you can avoid the health dangers of consuming meat.

Shopping for meat at the grocery store is very different than the meat that our grandparents ate. Today, animals that are commercially produced are fed with corn instead of grass, and the feed contains harmful additives such as herbicides, pesticides, antibiotics, and growth hormones. These animals are sick because they are kept in tight pens and unhealthy living conditions. If you want to protect your health, then you need to stay far away from meat that was produced using the modern-day, conventional methods.

Meat Consumption is Linked with Cancer

There are a number of research studies that show the connection between meat consumption and the development of cancer. One of the largest studies was completed by T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D, and the findings can be read in his book The China Study. Other recent studies have uncovered the same information.

A number of people now believe that meat is one of the most toxic foods that can be consumed. When the animal eats the feed that contains pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, and growth hormones, those elements are collected in high concentration in the meat. Then, we eat it and introduce those harmful elements into our own bodies.

Meat is such as big part of our modern diet, and it is playing a role in the increasing rates of cancer. If you want to reduce your risk of cancer, then one lifestyle change that you need to make is to decrease your consumption of meat.

There are many alternatives to burgers, steaks and chicken that can be cooked on the grill. Not only do these alternatives provide improved health but also they are actually tastier. Search the recipe on www.myHDiet.com for some alternative burgers.

It takes a little practice to transition to a plant-based diet, but there are many resources available to make it as easy as possible. Make sure to pick up a copy of the Unravel the Mystery Recipe Book which is filled with delicious plant-based recipes. Also, read Unravel the Mystery, by Ann Malkmus, where you can uncover more information about lifestyle choices that are impacting your risk of cancer.

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17 comments

  1. I totally agree on the meat as being totally bad for us . I’m wondering about oils ?? I have heard and seen soo much on how dangerous these are for us too especially for assisting in cancer growth and damaging our cells especially in our arteries . Could you shed some light on this too maybe 🙂 thanks

    • There are some oils that you can have in moderation. They are Extra virgin olive oil, grape seed oil, coconut oil, and non cooking oils would be Flax see oil or pharmax fish oil. It is true you want to avoid oils with cancer, especially prostrate cancer.

  2. What vegetables contain protein?

    • Lots of Veggies have protein: Peas, Spinach, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Avocado, Kale. Other foods that contain protein are: Black Beans, Kidney Beans, Lentils, Flax sees, Sesames seeds, Sunflower seeds, Almonds, Cashews, and brown rice. I am sure if you did a google search on Vegan foods high in protein much more would come up for you.

  3. I do not understand where it says in the Bible that meat is not for food. God say’s all that He made is good for us. There are certain things he does not want us to partake in but I don’t see meat as one of them. We also an buy organic meat, is that what you are saying, not to eat meat produced commercially.

    Also, 90% of the vegetable/plants are not good or us for they are also filled with herbicides, pesticides n then injected to keep their color.

    Also in this articles you state Unravel the Mystery Recipe Book which is filled with plant based recipes then you go on to say also pick up the book…..when you click on each it is the say book. So not two books but one. I don’t understand the marketing.

    I in no way am trying to knock its just questions that I don’t understand how you are stating some of the things you are. thanks

    • I think we can agree on the basics, that when God created man, he placed him in the Garden and told him what to eat (Gen 1:29). He gave man what was the most optimal way to nourish the body He had just entrusted to him. Also, at this point, man had eternal life here on earth with only one test of his volition. As we know, man failed the test and was driven from the Garden (Gen 3:22-24). We don’t know how long man lived prior to sinning as time was not an element in man’s life span in that state of innocence, and there was no physical death. We can also agree I believe – God gave man the very best in nourishment for the human body. Further, it seems apparent from Isaiah 11:6-9 that once again during the Millennial reign of Christ, there will be no eating or killing of animal flesh (even in the animal kingdom)!

      It seems reasonable, that although God allowed the eating of flesh in Genesis 9 – some 1600+ years after man’s initial sin (and we really don’t know why), that God’s original plant-based diet might just be the ideal way to nourish the human body in this interim period from the flood to the millennium.

      I would suggest that possible in light of the contamination of animal flesh and dairy from a host of environmental toxins (even grass fed animals concentrate the toxins in the flesh) that perhaps Jesus too would find it wise (specifically in this day and age) to nourish the body as close to God’s original diet as we can. Interestingly, in Jesus day, flesh and dairy were not contaminated, environment was pure, plant-foods were abundantly rich in nutrition and maintaining health was much easier. It is often a challenge today, doing the best we know.

      Interestingly in Dr T. Colin Campbell’s research for decades with the rural Chinese people who most likely raised much of what they consumed, he found the less animal source foods consumed the greater the level of health. In his research he learned that a diet with as little as 5% of the calories coming from animal protein, would turn on cancer growth. By reducing the calories from animal protein to less than 5% he could turn off cancer growth!

      I am not sure what you mean in the part about Unravel the Mystery books, but you can find them here: http://www.myhdiet.com/shop/catalogsearch/result/?q=Unravel (You can get them separately or together as a bundle).

  4. Is “free range meat” cancer causing as well?

    • It is the animal protein that Dr. Campbell found to initiate cancer and promote the spread of cancer.
      Animal protein can be cancer causing even if free range.

  5. I believe meat raised on organic grass using no weed killers and feeding no grain to cows is a good meat to eat. However in saying this I believe everything should be done in moderation.

  6. Paul, I think the book confusion is that : One is the information, and the other is the recipe book.

  7. Thanks for all the information really enjoy all your articles thanks ..

  8. Patsy Faltisek

    what is nutritional yeast and where can I find it?

    • Nutritional yeast is made from a single-celled organism, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, which is grown on molasses and then harvested, washed, and dried with heat to kill or “deactivate” it. Because it’s inactive, it doesn’t froth or grow like baking yeast does so it has no leavening ability. Yeasts are members of the fungi family, like mushrooms.

      The brand that most vegans use is Red Star Vegetarian Support Formula because it is a good source of vitamin B12 and contains no whey. You can likely find it by going to http://www.google.com, or by checking your local health food store.

  9. Emuleomo Martina

    I want to ask instead of eating meat, I think fish from natural water are better option?

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