During World War I, Denmark was cut off from all imports, including food. Dr. Mikkel Hindhede, then to conserve food, instead of raising livestock, started feeding grains to 3 million citizens. Later his findings were reported in Journal of the American Medical Association. The results were incredible. During the period from 1917 to 1918, when restrictions were most severe, death rate in Copenhagen by disease was by far lowest in recorded history! Similar results were found in Norway and Britain during World War II.
Beef has been the staple diet in most Western countries. This is what medical researchers have to say about beef:
1 additional serving per day of unprocessed red meat raised risk of total mortality by 13%. An extra serving of processed red meat raised the risk by 20% – a study by Dr. Frank Hu of Harvard School of Public Health published in Archives of Internal Medicine on March 12, 2012. Based on at least six cohorts, 2017 summary results published in Journal of Internal Medicine found that consumption of unprocessed red meat of 100g/day- increased risk by 11% for stroke and for breast cancer, 15% for cardiovascular mortality, 17% for colorectal and 19% for advanced prostate cancer; for the consumption of 50g/day- processed meat, the risks were increased by 4% for total prostate cancer, 8% for cancer mortality, 9% for breast, 18% for colorectal and 19% for pancreatic cancer, 13% for stroke, 22% for total and 24% for cardiovascular mortality and 32% for diabetes. 2015 analysis of over 19 studies on “Red Meat and Colorectal Cancer” published in Oncology review concludes that red meat and processed meat increases Colorectal Cancer risk by 20-30%.
Here’s what you expose your body to when you eat beef,
- Normal pH of the human body is Alkaline. Beef when eaten is highly acidic and changes the pH of the human body harvesting diseases like cancer etc.
- Beef is high in Uric acid. When uric acid level increases in the blood, diseases like GOUT manifest in which there is severe joint pain, especially, Ball of the Big Toe. Other joints also can be affected. Elevated Uric acid levels also result in kidney stones and heighten susceptibility to cardiac problems.
- Beef is also toxic to the Liver. “Beef is highly toxic to the Liver. A young patient came to me with profound fatigue and marked weight gain. On evaluation, we found that he had abnormal liver function tests as evidenced by an elevated SGPT levels (Normal value is upto 45, his was 95). He was an avid beef eater. I did not put him on any medication, just asked him to stop eating beef. A month later, upon revaluation, his liver function tests were absolutely normal and his energy levels were much better,” shares Dr. Prasan Prabhakar of Lakshmi Hospital, Kochi.
- There is a higher incidence of cardiac ailments in the form of heart attacks in regular beef eaters and many of them undergo Bypass surgeries and Angioplasties at a very young age.
- Beef increases the incidence of Type II Diabetes.
- When beef is eaten the haem content in the beef floats in the intestine and it is toxic to the intestinal lining and promotes the absorption of toxic products which can cause colon cancer.
- Lot of dyes and colouring agents which contain nitrites are added to beef at the meat counter to make it look healthy. When these reach the human intestines, they are broken into nitrosamines which are cancer promoting substances.
- Cows which are slaughtered, are frequently seen eating garbage, plastic, sanitary waste, etc. on the roads all of which directly enter the cow’s intestine and from there in its meat, leading to a host of diseases when consumed.
- Today cattle are fed with poisonous substances like urea, hormones and steroids, growth hormones, radioactive substances, mud and other animal carcasses which are toxic to the human body and when we humans consume this we become a storehouse of diseases.
- During this process of impending death, a lot of hormones and toxic substances are released in the body of the animal being slaughtered. Some of these substances released are unknown to mankind. These when consumed by humans can be toxic and can cause an artificial state of hyper arousal and the incidence of depression is higher in people who consume beef regularly.
- Beef contains less fibre and people who eat beef are prone to constipation, fissures in the anus etc.
- Mad Cow Disease is a lethal disease which affects the Central Nervous System and is spread by infected cattle. There is no cure for this disease and death is certain.
Leading doctors of the country are prescribing elimination of beef from the diet to stay healthy and disease free.
“Consumption of beef makes the body a ready host for innumerable diseases. One of my patients, aged 32 years, reported frequent abdominal pain and burning micturition. All her tests were normal. The pain would subside with antacids and pain-killers but resurface after a month. This continued for several years. Then I advised her to remove beef from her diet. Results were amazing. The only time she has visited me since then is to tell me that she is fit and fine.
Another patient aged 45 years had a 10-year-history of hypothyroidism, hypertension and hyperacidity and complained of severe body-ache, joint pain, insomnia and breathlessness. She was taking seven tablets/day, without any relief. She was a heavy beef eater. Upon my advice, she agreed to stop eating beef on an experimental basis. And after three months she came back happy. Her hypertension was under control and she was off the tablet (Amylodepin). Her sleep pattern normalised and pain reduced significantly…without any medication. As a doctor, all I can say is that while I lost two patients, the satisfaction of seeing them healthy and happy is beyond measure.” Dr. Shalini Mishra, General Physician, Mumbai.
It will not be incorrect then to term beef as a red poison, Beef-eaters Beware!
Beef is highly toxic to the Liver. A young patient came to me with profound fatigue and marked weight gain. On evaluation, we found that he had abnormal liver function tests as evidenced by an elevated SGPT levels (Normal value is upto 45, his was 95). He was an avid beef eater. I did not put himon any medication, just asked him to stop eating beef. A month later, upon revaluation, his liver function tests were absolutely normal and his energy levels were much better, shares DR. PRASAN PRABHAKAR OF LAKSHMI HOSPITAL, KOCHI.