"Processed Meats Too Dangerous for Human Consumption"

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    Oct 17, 2013 5:15 PM GMT
    http://institutefornaturalhealing.com/2012/04/processed-meats-declared-too-dangerous-for-human-consumption/

    UPDATED – 5/22/2013 – The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has completed a detailed review of more than 7,000 clinical studies covering links between diet and cancer.1 Bottom line: Processed meats are too dangerous for human consumption. Consumers should stop buying and eating all processed meat products for the rest of their lives.

    Processed meats include bacon, sausage, hot dogs, sandwich meat, packaged ham, pepperoni, salami and virtually all red meat used in frozen prepared meals. They are usually manufactured with a carcinogenic ingredient known as sodium nitrite.2 This is used as a color fixer by meat companies to turn packaged meats a bright red color so they look fresh. Unfortunately, sodium nitrite also results in the formation of cancer-causing nitrosamines in the human body. And this leads to a sharp increase in cancer risk for those who eat them.

    A 2005 University of Hawaii study found that processed meats increase the risk of pancreatic cancer by 67 percent.3 Another study revealed that every 50 grams of processed meat consumed daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 21 percent.4 These are alarming numbers. Note that these cancer risks do not come from eating fresh, non-processed meats. They only appear in people who regularly consume processed meat products containing sodium nitrite.

    Sodium nitrite appears predominantly in red meat products (you won’t find it in chicken or fish products). Here’s a short list of food items to check carefully for sodium nitrite and monosodium glutamate (MSG), another dangerous additive:

    Beef jerky
    Bacon
    Sausage
    Hot dogs
    Sandwich meat
    Frozen pizza with meat
    Canned soups with meat
    Frozen meals with meat
    Ravioli and meat pasta foods
    Kid’s meals containing red meat
    Sandwich meat used at popular restaurants
    Nearly all red meats sold at public schools, restaurants, hospitals, hotels and theme parks


    If sodium nitrite is so dangerous to humans, why do the FDA and USDA continue to allow this cancer-causing chemical to be used? The answer, of course, is that food industry interests now dominate the actions by U.S. government regulators. The USDA, for example, tried to ban sodium nitrite in the late 1970′s but was overridden by the meat industry.5 It insisted the chemical was safe and accused the USDA of trying to “ban bacon.”

    Today, the corporations that dominate American food and agricultural interests hold tremendous influence over the FDA and USDA. Consumers are offered no real protection from dangerous chemicals intentionally added to foods, medicines and personal care products.

    You can protect yourself and your family from the dangers of processed meats by following a few simple rules:

    Always read ingredient labels.
    Don’t buy anything made with sodium nitrite or monosodium glutamate.
    Don’t eat processed meats served by restaurants, schools, hospitals, hotels or other institutions.

    And finally, eat more fresh produce with every meal. There is evidence that natural vitamin C found in citrus fruits and exotic berries (like camu camu) helps prevent the formation of cancer-causing nitrosamines, protecting you from the devastating health effects of sodium nitrite in processed meats. The best defense, of course, is to avoid eating processed meats altogether.

    ****** UPDATE 5/22/2013 *******
    The World Cancer Research Fund caught wind of our article. Thanks to everyone who has been spreading the word! As they put it, they were “in no way involved in the production of the article.” And they weren’t. We read their review and drew the only logical, possible conclusion. Their official response… “The articles talking about processed meat being ‘too dangerous for human consumption’ are unhelpful and scaremongering.” Yet in the very same online post, they tell you to avoid processed meat because it can cause bowel cancer! We’re sorry. But if a food is directly linked to 4,000 cases of bowel cancer in the UK alone (according to their stats), it is indeed “too dangerous for human consumption.”

    And yet another detailed study in BMC Medicine from just this past March confirms it.6 Processed meats increase your risk of early death from cardiovascular disease and cancer. We don’t call it scaremongering. We call it the truth.
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    Oct 17, 2013 8:35 PM GMT
    With a name like The Institute for Natural Healing it's a sure thing that what they write is unbiased and objective.
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    Oct 17, 2013 9:00 PM GMT
    Anyone that argues against the godliness that is bacon will never amount to anything.

    I'm a sodium nitrite.2 denier and proud
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    Oct 17, 2013 9:20 PM GMT
    bhp91126 saidAnyone that argues against the godliness that is bacon will never amount to anything.

    I'm a sodium nitrite.2 denier and proud

    Yeah, I just counted the meats I can't give up, and said goodbye to the rest of the meats.
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    Oct 17, 2013 9:31 PM GMT
    Well, I try not to eat processed food.
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    Oct 17, 2013 9:44 PM GMT
    I bought this book recently and started reading it a few nights ago. He reminded me that sodium nitrite is a naturally occurring substance.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393068595/

    For sodium nitrite wikipedia says
    Nitrites are a normal part of human diet, found in most vegetables. Nitrite levels in 34 vegetable samples, including different varieties of cabbage, lettuce, spinach, parsley and turnips ranged between 1.1 and 57 mg/kg, e.g. white cauliflower (3.49 mg/kg) and green cauliflower (1.47 mg/kg).

    For sodium nitrate (note 'a' instead of 'i') wikipedia says
    Like sodium nitrite, sodium nitrate used in foods forms small amounts of nitrosamines (N-nitroso compounds or NOCs), some of which are human carcinogens known to cause DNA damage and increased cellular degeneration. Studies have shown a link between increased levels of nitrates and increased deaths from certain diseases including Alzheimer's, diabetes mellitus and Parkinson's, possibly through the damaging effect of nitrosamines on DNA, however, little is done to control for other possible causes in the epistemological results. Nitrosamines, formed in cured meats containing sodium nitrate and nitrite, have been linked to gastric cancer and oesophageal cancer. Sodium nitrate and nitrite are associated with a higher risk of colorectal cancer. World Cancer Research Fund UK, states that one of the reasons that processed meat increases the risk of colon cancer is its content of nitrate. A small amount of the nitrate added to meat as a preservative breaks down into nitrite, in addition to any nitrite that may also be added. The nitrite then reacts with protein-rich foods (such as meat) to produce NOCs. NOCs can be formed either when meat is cured or in the body as meat is digested.
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    Oct 18, 2013 10:43 AM GMT
    Will bacon damage your sperm? Google it and find out!
  • KepaArg

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    Oct 18, 2013 11:08 AM GMT
    I don't generally eat processed meats, the occasional slice of pepperoni pizza but nothing else.

    You can make your own sausage, I guess.

    And why no red meats at restaurants? Don't care I'm still going to enjoy my steak and prime rib
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    Oct 20, 2013 12:35 AM GMT
    Unfortunately my cancer fearing roommate hasn't heard this story yet; as we now have Progresso soups, all made with processed meats, in the pantry. Mmmm, Processo... icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 20, 2013 1:41 AM GMT
    What's also interesting is that sodium nitrite (as opposed to sodium nitrate) has been pointed to as a trouble making additive since back in the 1970s. I believe the nutritionist Carlton Fredricks was one of the first to sound the alarm.
  • HottJoe

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    Oct 20, 2013 5:14 PM GMT
    I'm so screwed. I might as well take up smoking...icon_confused.gif
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    Oct 20, 2013 5:20 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidI'm so screwed. I might as well take up smoking...icon_confused.gif


    No, don't take up smoking. icon_lol.gif
    It's the companies that make these products that must be held accountable.
  • jo2hotbod

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    Oct 20, 2013 5:26 PM GMT
    So I can't use sausage or any processed food for that matter as a dildo anymore without fear of bowel cancer
  • HottJoe

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    Oct 20, 2013 5:27 PM GMT
    jo2hotbod saidSo I can't use sausage as a dildo anymore without fear of bowel cancer

    Wrap it up, slut!icon_mad.gif
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    Oct 20, 2013 6:19 PM GMT
    _JRQ saidhttp://institutefornaturalhealing.com/2012/04/processed-meats-declared-too-dangerous-for-human-consumption/

    UPDATED – 5/22/2013 – The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has completed a detailed review of more than 7,000 clinical studies covering links between diet and cancer.1 Bottom line: Processed meats are too dangerous for human consumption. Consumers should stop buying and eating all processed meat products for the rest of their lives.

    Processed meats include bacon, sausage, hot dogs, sandwich meat, packaged ham, pepperoni, salami and virtually all red meat used in frozen prepared meals. They are usually manufactured with a carcinogenic ingredient known as sodium nitrite.2 This is used as a color fixer by meat companies to turn packaged meats a bright red color so they look fresh. Unfortunately, sodium nitrite also results in the formation of cancer-causing nitrosamines in the human body. And this leads to a sharp increase in cancer risk for those who eat them.

    A 2005 University of Hawaii study found that processed meats increase the risk of pancreatic cancer by 67 percent.3 Another study revealed that every 50 grams of processed meat consumed daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 21 percent.4 These are alarming numbers. Note that these cancer risks do not come from eating fresh, non-processed meats. They only appear in people who regularly consume processed meat products containing sodium nitrite.

    Sodium nitrite appears predominantly in red meat products (you won’t find it in chicken or fish products). Here’s a short list of food items to check carefully for sodium nitrite and monosodium glutamate (MSG), another dangerous additive:

    Beef jerky
    Bacon
    Sausage
    Hot dogs
    Sandwich meat
    Frozen pizza with meat
    Canned soups with meat
    Frozen meals with meat
    Ravioli and meat pasta foods
    Kid’s meals containing red meat
    Sandwich meat used at popular restaurants
    Nearly all red meats sold at public schools, restaurants, hospitals, hotels and theme parks


    If sodium nitrite is so dangerous to humans, why do the FDA and USDA continue to allow this cancer-causing chemical to be used? The answer, of course, is that food industry interests now dominate the actions by U.S. government regulators. The USDA, for example, tried to ban sodium nitrite in the late 1970′s but was overridden by the meat industry.5 It insisted the chemical was safe and accused the USDA of trying to “ban bacon.”

    Today, the corporations that dominate American food and agricultural interests hold tremendous influence over the FDA and USDA. Consumers are offered no real protection from dangerous chemicals intentionally added to foods, medicines and personal care products.

    You can protect yourself and your family from the dangers of processed meats by following a few simple rules:

    Always read ingredient labels.
    Don’t buy anything made with sodium nitrite or monosodium glutamate.
    Don’t eat processed meats served by restaurants, schools, hospitals, hotels or other institutions.

    And finally, eat more fresh produce with every meal. There is evidence that natural vitamin C found in citrus fruits and exotic berries (like camu camu) helps prevent the formation of cancer-causing nitrosamines, protecting you from the devastating health effects of sodium nitrite in processed meats. The best defense, of course, is to avoid eating processed meats altogether.

    ****** UPDATE 5/22/2013 *******
    The World Cancer Research Fund caught wind of our article. Thanks to everyone who has been spreading the word! As they put it, they were “in no way involved in the production of the article.” And they weren’t. We read their review and drew the only logical, possible conclusion. Their official response… “The articles talking about processed meat being ‘too dangerous for human consumption’ are unhelpful and scaremongering.” Yet in the very same online post, they tell you to avoid processed meat because it can cause bowel cancer! We’re sorry. But if a food is directly linked to 4,000 cases of bowel cancer in the UK alone (according to their stats), it is indeed “too dangerous for human consumption.”

    And yet another detailed study in BMC Medicine from just this past March confirms it.6 Processed meats increase your risk of early death from cardiovascular disease and cancer. We don’t call it scaremongering. We call it the truth.


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    Oct 20, 2013 6:38 PM GMT
    anything processed is garbage. I will give into the odd slice of bacon, but that is a rare occasion.
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    Oct 20, 2013 7:27 PM GMT
    jo2hotbod saidSo I can't use sausage or any processed food for that matter as a dildo anymore without fear of bowel cancer

    Put a condom on it.
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    Oct 20, 2013 7:52 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    jo2hotbod saidSo I can't use sausage or any processed food for that matter as a dildo anymore without fear of bowel cancer

    Put a condom on it.

    Copycat! icon_rolleyes.gif

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    Oct 20, 2013 7:53 PM GMT
    eww
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    Oct 21, 2013 4:03 AM GMT
    I'm still not giving up Spam.