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Processed Meats Increase Cancer Risk in Children


Article by BudwigDVDs.com

Millions of parents pack processed meats into their children’s lunches everyday. Eating “foods like hot dogs, salami, bologna, and ham is considered normal and many kids love it. But many parents don't know that they are increasing the risk of cancer in these children and may be setting them up for lifelong illness.

Experts from The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) are urging families to use healthier alternatives when packing school lunchboxes. Just reducing the amount of processed meat to the equivalent of 3 pieces of bacon per week could reduce the incidence of bowel cancer by 3,700 people in Britain according to experts [1].

But eliminating these foods altogether would be ideal. Even unprocessed meat like beef, lamb, and pork have also been linked to cancer, but studies suggests that processed meats are the worst.

These meats can promote cancer for many possible reasons. Processed meats are often made with various preservatives and other cancer causing chemicals like “N-nitroso compounds. These chemicals are common in cold cuts, and contribute to increased cancer risk [2].

But for decades, Dr. Budwig warned about the dangers of these kinds of foods. These meat products are forbidden in The Budwig Diet, and cause much harm to the body. Dr. Budwig was the chief expert at the Office of Food and Drug in Germany. Because of this, she was responsible for overseeing food production, and commercialized meat was one of her biggest contentions. She warned about these constantly.

In her day, many of the commercial meat producers were using high energy feed” which used margarine to fatten up their livestock. Dr. Budwig found that many of these animals became sick and even died before slaughter. Yet their meat was still sold to the public. Because these animals ate the wrong food, their meat was essentially toxic. But the meat producers continued to use these methods to increase profits.

Even in modern day, we know that most cows are being fed unnaturally. According to a 1997 report by CNN, Increasingly, American cattle farmers feed their herds chicken manure, which health officials warn could contain dangerous bacteria that ends up in ground meat eaten by humans…[3] Cows are meant to eat grass… not corn, grain, chicken manure, or remnants of other animals. And we still wonder why cancer and other degenerative diseases are so prevalent?

It is also interesting that Dr. Budwig approved the occasional serving of natural meats. Here is probably why. Commercial meats raised on foods that are unnatural to cows which changes the fatty acid balance in their tissues. This causes an imbalance of the Omega 3 to 6 ratio in their meat creating beef that is unnaturally low on Omega-3's. Grass fed beef for example is rich in healthy Omega 3's because much of what they eat is full of these beneficial fatty acids [4].

Grass fed beef is a growing trend, but processed meats are rarely made with this quality of meat (if at all). So in addition to the cancer causing chemicals that are present, processed meat lacks the Omega-3 fatty acids that help fight inflammation in the body. Pathological inflammation has been linked to cancer [5], so this is could be another contributor to the link between cancer and processed meats.

Modern research is constantly supporting Dr. Budwig and her work. She was really a scientist that was ahead of her time and now it's up to us to take charge of our own health.

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1. http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/aug/17/cancer-processed-meat-childrens-lunch

2. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1583396/Sausage-a-day-can-increase-bowel-cancer-risk.html

3. http://www.cnn.com/US/9708/23/chicken.manure/

4. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1994795/

5. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125722082

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are based on the work and research of Dr. Johanna Budwig Ph.D.

Always consult your physician before starting any dietary regimen, or any other form of therapy.

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