Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Processed meat, too dangerous to eat.

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Processed Meats Declared Too Dangerous for Human Consumption
By Mike Adams 12/07/20

The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has just completed a detailed review of more than 7,000 clinical studies covering links between diet and cancer. Its conclusion is rocking the health world with startling bluntness: 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. 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. Another study revealed that every 50 grams of processed meat consumed daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 50 percent. 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. 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:
1. Always read ingredient labels.
2. Don't buy anything made with sodium nitrite or monosodium glutamate.
3. Don't eat red 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.
[Ed. Note: Mike Adams, the Health Ranger - a leading authority on healthy living
-- is on a mission: to explore, uncover and share the truth about harmful foods and beverages, prescription drugs, medical practices and the dishonest marketing practices that drive these industries. For his latest findings, click here.]

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Saturday, May 07, 2011

Taxi owh taxi

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From my email. Worth to share.


Just to share my experience this evening...

I was stuck in a bad traffic jam somewhere in KL around 4.30 p.m. To avoid stress, listened to Noticed that on the other side of the street, two western girls (tourist I guess) waited for a taxi. Not long, one taxi stopped (driven by Indian) and observed that the driver was negotiating (maybe on the price). Suddenly, one taxi stopped infront of the first taxi (driven by Chinese) and came out of his car asked the two girls to come to his taxi. The said two girls looked rather confuse. Then the driver of the first taxi came out of his car pointed his hand up in the air (sign language indicating why bother his potential passengers). They get into business argument. Out of the blue, a third taxi (driven by Malay) stopped and suddenly the two girls just get into that third taxi zooming away. The two argued taxi drivers just stand there (dumb-struck and bewildered, I guess). It was an interesting situation during that material time and observed that the argued two taxi drivers was blaming at each other.

I guess that sort of scene occurs daily in the street of KL.... really a competition and just like in other business as well.....

My unlearned analysis as below :-

1. First taxi driver - noted that as their nature (talking too much), keep on negotiating but never conclude the deal.
2. Second taxi driver - noted that as their nature (rather aggressive like coming out of his car), you scare your client.
3. Third taxi driver - noted that as their behaviour, just wait for opportunity, clinched the deal not neccesarily the correct way hehehe...

Dori Sarbini