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On 26th October 2015, the Worl Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer, warned that processed meats such as bacon, sausages and ham can cause cancer.HEALTHY EATING

WHO declared “After thoroughly reviewing the accumulated scientific literature, a Working Group of 22 experts from 10 countries convened by the IARC Monographs Programme classified the consumption of red meat as probably carcinogenic to humans (Group 2A), based on limited evidence that the consumption of red meat causes cancer in humans and strong mechanistic evidence supporting a carcinogenic effect….This association was observed mainly for colorectal cancer, but associations were also seen for pancreatic cancer and prostate cancer.

Processed Meat

Processed meat was classified as “…carcinogenic to humans (Group 1), based on sufficient evidence in humans that the consumption of processed meat causes colorectal cancer”.

I question the use of the words “probably” and “limited evidence” in their statement.

Health Fanaticism

My late Mom, Rocky, was a health fanatic. On one occasion she read that peanuts caused cancer. That was the end of peanuts for Rocky – she never ate another peanut. A bit extreme I guess, but she did live a good, healthy, happy life until 89.

Consider:

  • Is real meat, or meat preserved in natural ways, bad for us?
  • How have we survived the past 3.5 million years, as meat eaters?
  • Why are essential nutrients such as fats, protein, vitamins and minerals that we need to keep us alive, found in meat, if it were trying to kill us at the same time.

The key:

  • Balance and moderation, that means – health balanced eating.
  • Eat real food (if possible especially grass-fed, naturally reared meat and naturally preserved meat).
  • Avoid processed food
  • And think and behave in a reasonable way to make good decisions

1 minute health tip: Don’t complicate your life unnecessarily, by making food a neurosis.

If feeling good is important to you and you want help with healthy balanced eating habits, just ask at your next Reflexology or Craniosacral therapy session.

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