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By: Yolanda Bertaud

Most of the penicillin, tetracycline and other antibiotic drugs used in this country are given to livestock to increase their growth and prevent bacterial disease.

The continued use of antibiotics increases the risk of breeding super drug-resistant bacteria which may be transmitted from the animal to you. Antibiotics given to cattle, hogs, chickens and sheep can produce serious problems in people. These secondary antibiotics contribute to candidiaisis and all forms of yeast infections. Over a period of time, antibiotics will destroy the “friendly” bacteria, which are sorely needed by the body for protection. People can build up a tolerance to antibiotics, finally reaching a point where they are ineffective. The Humane Farming Association reports that “veal and hogs are infected with mutant bacteria, requiring lots of antibiotics”.

Females hormones fed to cattle for growth are possible culprits behind the increase in female disorders like severe hot flashes, painful menses, breast lumps and even cancer of the uterus and breast. Because of these hormones, premature development in young girls can lead to precocious sexuality and it’s associated problems. The hormones can also cause premature aging and impotence in men, and the chemicals and pesticides found in the foods from meats of these animals may also be problematic.

Fat is connected to both cancer and heart disease. Fat in meat is marbled all through the meat and cannot be thoroughly removed. Our populace consumes very large amounts of red meats. This is why heart disease and cancer are the leading cause of death in the U.S.A.

Animals raised for meat are often infected with disease which either go undetected or ignored by the meat processors or inspectors. If an animal has cancer or a tumor, that part of the animal will be cut away, leaving the rest of the body to be sold as meat even though the disease may have circulated throughout the animal. Worse yet, the diseased area may be incorporated into mixed meats such as hot dogs or lunch meats labeled as parts.

The human body needs protein that consists of the eight essential amino acids. Meat is not the only complete protein containing all eight amino acids. Organic soybeans and milk/raw milk, are complete proteins. Rice and legumes together also make complete proteins. They provide all the amino acids humans need.

A congressional report concludes that hormones given to cows to increase milk production poses no health hazard to humans, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. The hormone, technically known as bovine somatotropin, Prosilac – rBGH, has been and continues to be the center of a growing debate. Cows treated with hormones are subjected to infections, inflammation of the udder, reproductive problems, contaminated with blood, pus and feces. (See video & link below). This results in cows requiring greater quantities of antibiotics that would make their way into the human system.

I am not advocating strict vegetarianism, but if you desire red meats, milk, eggs, and poultry, consume only organic, range-fed beef, free range chickens. Increase more of a plant base diet and consume less flesh intake for a healthier lifestyle.

Learn more: Pasteurized milk 150 times more contaminated with blood, pus and feces than fresh milk – videos the CDC won’t show you

Good Meat Bad Meat Mark David –EndOfAllDisease.com

Why buy Grass Fed Beef/Free Ranged Organic Livestock? When eating factory farmed meats, you taking in the growth hormones, antibiotics, steroids & GMOs ingested by the animal, and the inhumane way that they are treated and slaughtered… you’re eating their fear – adrenalin released hormones that gets into their blood stream and stored into the muscles..

By supporting & choosing humane methods of eating meats, it helps our planet, our animals, and You! Please visit “EATING” and “Food Matters” documentaries

(*) According to a study published in the Journal of Animal Science in 2009, eating grass-fed beef provides many benefits to consumers(3):

  1. Lower in total fat
  2. Higher in beta-carotene
  3. Higher in vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
  4. Higher in the B-vitamins thiamin and riboflavin
  5. Higher in the minerals calcium, magnesium, and potassium
  6. Higher in total omega-3s
  7. A healthier ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids (1.65 vs 4.84)
  8. Higher in CLA (cis-9 trans-11), a potential cancer fighter
  9. Higher in vaccenic acid (which can be transformed into CLA)
  10. Lower in the saturated fats linked with heart disease

Lower Fat – Meat from grass-fed cattle is much lower in fat, and therefore lower in calories. A 6-ounce steak from a grass-finished animal has almost 100 fewer calories than the same sized-piece from a grain-fed animal. If, like the average American, you eat about 67 pounds of beef a year, switch to grass-fed beef and you’ll save nearly 18,000 calories a year.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids – Omega-3 fatty acids are fats that are essential to human health. Sixty percent of the fatty acids in grass is omega-3, which is formed in the chloroplasts of green leaves. Grass-fed cattle can contain as much as two-to-four times more omega-3 fatty acids than grain-fed animals. At the same time, a high ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids has been linked with an increased risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, allergies, depression, obesity, and autoimmune disorders. A ratio of four to one or lower is considered ideal, Grain-fed beef has a much higher ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids than wild game or grass-fed beef. In grass-fed beef the ratio is approximately 2 to 1, while the ratio in grain-fed beef is more than 14 to 1.

More Vitamins – In humans vitamin E is linked with la lower risk of heart disease and cancer. Meat from grass-fed cattle is higher in vitamin E; as much as four times higher in vitamin E than meat from feedlot cattle.

Rich source of CLA – Meat from grass-fed animals is the richest known source of “conjugated linoleic acid” or CLA. Grass-fed cattle have been found to produce 2 to 5 times more CLA than cattle fed high grain feedlot diets. In laboratory animals, a  diet containing even a small amount of CLA greatly reduced cancerous growths.

(*) Source from Grass-Fed vs. Feedlot Beef – What’s the difference?

Related links:

For those living in the U.S./Canada… #1 site for Grass-fed food & facts.
Eatwild.com – Your source for safe, healthy, natural and nutritious grass-fed beef, lamb, goats, bison, poultry, pork, dairy and other wild edibles.
Also visit – GrassLandBeef.com
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