The Meaty Truth: Why Our Food Is Destroying Our Health and by Neal D. Barnard, Shushana Castle, Amy-Lee Goodman

By Neal D. Barnard, Shushana Castle, Amy-Lee Goodman

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The Meaty Truth is an eye-opening examine the large difficulties because of the yankee population's nutrients provide. Water, meat, and milk and different dairy items are choked with pollution, antibiotics, untested progress hormones, ammonia, and animal pus and manure. the present stipulations of the nutrition creation needs to significantly increase, and until eventually they do, it truly is totally very important to watch what you consume. fort and Goodman take a hard-hitting examine what the USA is placing into its nutrition, the unwanted effects this has at the global, and the easiest how you can make fit, trained judgements approximately eating.

As the antibiotic age ends, the increase of pandemic ailments is forthcoming. nearly half the health problems that declare American lives at the present time are with regards to what we consume, and our health-care process is concentrated on treating the unwell, no longer combating health problems from happening. to mend our illnesses, to proceed feeding the world's ever-growing inhabitants, and to save lots of our planet from ecological destruction, we will be able to not keep away from making adjustments to how American meat and dairy are produced. This advisor is simple to learn, appropriate to anyone's way of life, and very unlikely to place down.

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Additives from factory farms such as growth hormones and antibiotics are just added abuse. Let’s examine some important anatomical differences between us and carnivores that place us firmly in the herbivore category. If we compare carnivores, omnivores, and herbivores, our anatomy most closely resembles that of plant-eating apes and chimpanzees. Firstly, we have blunt teeth, not fangs for ripping meat. Most carnivores are capable of swallowing ripped chunks of raw meat whole. If we tried to do the same, we would end up choking.

9 Our health-care system might not be able to keep up with this astronomical climb in disease. 11 Most of us don’t even realize we have heart disease until we suffer a heart attack or stroke. More worrying is that most first heart attacks are often fatal. The real tragedy is that heart disease is completely preventable. This “household” name should not even exist. Heart disease is really a misnomer, as the entire body, not just the heart, is affected. Know this: if you have clogged arteries anywhere, you probably have clogged arteries everywhere.

54 CHAPTER 3 Seriously? You’re Still Sick? t. We like to pride ourselves on a fantastic health-care system with state-of-the-art research facilities and renowned doctors. While all of this may be true, the fact remains that we rank as one of the sickest countries among the industrialized nations of the world. As a nation, we are on the cusp of an evolutionary health disaster. Something has got to change. 1 These diseases were almost unheard of a mere one hundred years ago. The leading chronic conditions such as heart disease, cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes used to be confined to an aging population, as evidenced by their definition as “degenerative” chronic diseases.

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