This week, the media here in the UK (and elsewhere I guess) is awash with this latest ‘processed meat and cancer’ story. WHO cancer agency IARC (The International Agency for Research on Cancer) just published a report (October 2015) identifying associations between meat consumption and cancer. The media has, predictably, gone nuts over this story.
In my opinion, this is not news at all. This supports everything I say and every word MotherNaturesDiet stands for.
‘Processed’ is the key word here
The report mostly points a finger at processed meat, then less so at red meat in general.
Living the MotherNaturesDiet way, we say ‘avoid processed foods’. That’s Core Principle 3. If it has a barcode and a list of ingredients, don’t eat it. That stands here, for processed meat, too.
Just to be clear, this new report won’t be forcing me to make any changes to the MotherNaturesDiet recommended healthy lifestyle. I’ve been warning against processed meat for a long time.
In my opinion, any dietary advice generally around ‘red meat’ MUST be openly questioned.
As I often explain in my live seminars, before you eat an animal (or plant) you have to ask “What did that animal eat?”
If the animal was mistreated and eating grains, and worse (antibiotics, growth hormones, ash, cardboard, mashed up pig parts…etc.) then that animal will make meat that is not so good for you. But if the animal has lived a natural life, living outside (pasture raised, free range) eating grass (natural food for cows) and been treated properly, then the meat will be nutritious and good for you.
This is, of course, the logic behind Core Principle 8 – eat only organic, free range, pasture-raised, grass-fed meat.
So this WHO advisory makes ZERO different at all to MND.
For a long time, I have been asking the question: Read more