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Is red meat really unhealthy?

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I'm sure we've all heard at one point or another that red meat is bad for our health. It's one of the dogmas that's been spouted by government health authorities for decades. Back in 2015, the WHO declared red meat to be a carcinogen. Here in Sweden, the Public Health Authority recommends that people limit intake of red meat to 500 grams per week. Personally, I probably eat at least twice that, so I guess I'm in big trouble.

The problem with these recommendations is that they are based on little to no evidence, mainly very low quality observational studies that show a marginally increased risk of cancer with increased red meat consumption, and debunked hypotheses, such as the cholesterol hypothesis (a.k.a. the diet-heart hypothesis), which states that saturated fat and cholesterol in the diet causes heart disease.

If saturated fat and cholesterol in the diet cause heart disease, then foods that contain a lot of these things, like red meat, should logically cause heart disease. But we now know that the cholesterol hypothesis is nonsense, as I've written about previously (although it lives on as a kind of zombie-hypothesis, in accordance with the principle that science advances one funeral at a time).

I think you can already guess what my personal biases are on the red meat issue. I'm inherently skeptical of the idea that red meat is unhealthy, for the simple reason that it has constituted a major part of our diets for at least the last couple of million years. Evolution generally doesn't produce animals that become sick from the main components of their diets.

But maybe evolution decided to make an exception when it comes to humans. Luckily, three articles were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in November 2019, all by the same group of researchers, that help shed light on whether red meat is bad for our health. The researchers received no specific funding and reported no conflicts of interest. Just to be clear before we begin, in case anyone is uncertain of the definition, red meat is meat that comes from mammals, in other words, cows, pigs, sheep, and so on.

Heart - Black

High intake of refined grains linked to higher risk of heart disease and death

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High intake of highly processed (refined) grains is associated with higher risk of heart disease and death than whole (unrefined) grains, finds a study published by The BMJ today.

Cereal grains, such as oats, rice, barley and wheat make up around 50% of daily caloric intake across the world and up to 70% in low and middle income countries, particularly in Africa and South Asia.

Whole grains tend to be higher in dietary fibre, vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids than refined grains. Previous studies have shown that higher whole grain intake is associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease and death, but no clear associations were found for refined grains.

Comment: What would be a much more interesting study would be a comparison of those eating "heart-healthy whole grains" to those who eat no grains at all; preferably maintaining a low carbohydrate lifestyle. It's likely the results of that hypothetical study would knock the whole grains recommendation right out of their mouths.

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Syringe

19-year-old hospitalized in ICU days after receiving second Pfizer vaccine

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A vial of the Pfizer vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is seen as medical staff are vaccinated at Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, Israel.
A 19-year-old was hospitalized with myocarditis - inflammation of the heart muscle - five days after receiving his second dose of the coronavirus vaccine, Terem emergency medical clinic reported Monday.

According to the clinic, it has still not been confirmed that the inflammation was developed as a side effect of the vaccination. However, a number of COVID-19-related myocarditis cases have been reported, according to the US National Institutes of Health.

"The fact that the symptoms started immediately after the vaccination raises the suspicion that an immunological reaction may have caused the inflammation," said Dr. Abdulhadi Farojeh, a Terem medical director.

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Wine n Glass

Diet modifications - including more wine and cheese - may help reduce cognitive decline, study suggests

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The foods we eat may have a direct impact on our cognitive acuity in our later years. This is the key finding of an Iowa State University research study spotlighted in an article published in the November 2020 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

The study was spearheaded by principal investigator, Auriel Willette, an assistant professor in Food Science and Human Nutrition, and Brandon Klinedinst, a Neuroscience PhD candidate working in the Food Science and Human Nutrition department at Iowa State. The study is a first-of-its-kind large scale analysis that connects specific foods to later-in-life cognitive acuity.

Willette, Klinedinst and their team analyzed data collected from 1,787 aging adults (from 46 to 77 years of age, at the completion of the study) in the United Kingdom through the UK Biobank, a large-scale biomedical database and research resource containing in-depth genetic and health information from half-a-million UK participants. The database is globally accessible to approved researchers undertaking vital research into the world's most common and life-threatening diseases.

Comment: And then there's research pointing to dairy consumption having quite the opposite effect: It's too bad the authors weren't looking more closely into the benefits of eating higher amounts of healthy animal fats towards improving brain health and preventing cognitive decline as observed on a ketogenic diet:


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Lockdowns & the hysteria over 'hyper hygiene' could have long-term health impacts - study

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A paper published in January raised the possibility that the pandemic could make some people more susceptible to chronic conditions and diseases, including asthma and obesity.
The good news is that frequent hand-washing, masks and physical distancing work. Falling daily COVID-19 case counts in Ontario and across Canada testify to that.


Comment: Masks have little to no effect on the spread of viruses; and can excessive handwashing and distancing be said to 'work', when on the very next line the author admits that it actually makes one more susceptible to illness?


The bad news? Being hyper vigilant about hygiene could have some serious health consequences down the road.

Comment: In addition, since we now know that the central nervous system and our immune system are directly connected, the physiological impact of being propagandized with baseless fearmongering for nearly a year will only serve to make people even more susceptible to illness.

For more on how the lockdown and the experimental vaccines are destroying health, see: Also check out SOTT radio's:


Bacon n Eggs

Major nutrition study aims to learn which diet best suits your genes and gut

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A massive new National Institutes of Health precision nutrition study will give some volunteers controlled meals, like this one being prepared by a dietician at the agency’s metabolic research kitchen.
There's no one-size-fits-all diet. If you want to avoid spiking your blood sugar with a snack, a banana may seem like a better choice than a sugary cookie. But some people in a 2015 study of 800 Israeli volunteers got their biggest blood sugar spike from bananas or bread instead of from sugar-laden baked goods. And as nutrition scientist Elizabeth Parks of the University of Missouri, Columbia, notes, "We all know people who lose weight easily, and others who don't."

Now, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) is making a major push to understand these individual differences. Last week, the agency announced what it calls the largest study yet to probe "precision nutrition," a $156 million, 5-year effort to examine how 10,000 Americans process foods by collecting data ranging from continuous blood glucose levels to microbes in a person's gut.

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Arrow Up

Lancet study finds Sputnik V more than 91% effective against Covid-19, 100% in preventing severe cases

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Sputnik V vaccine
In a major breakthrough for Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine, the prestigious British medical journal The Lancet has published preliminary Phase III trial results showing it is highly effective - notably, for all age groups.


Comment: This is important because the experimental and unproven Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have little to no data on the efficacy for the at risk age groups.


Data from 19,866 volunteers - 4,902 of whom were in the placebo group - showed that Sputnik V had an overall efficacy of 91.6 percent, rising to 91.8 percent among the group of 2,144 volunteers over the age of 60, according to the interim results of the Phase III clinical trial published in the Lancet on Tuesday.

At the end of the study, there were 62 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the placebo group and only 16 in the vaccine group. Sputnik V proved to be 100 percent effective in preventing the development of severe cases.

Comment: While the vast majority don't need a vaccine of any kind against the harmless coronavirus - with their innate immune system being much more reliable, effective, and safe - check out the following article for insight into why the West is so dead set against Russia's offering, see: The Inanity of RNA Vaccines For COVID-19

And for those who have had to suffer any of the vaccines, see: COVID Mass Vaccination Experiment: Prepare For The Worst With This Health Protocol


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Objective:Health - Protecting Yourself Against Vaccine Side Effects

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We've discussed vaccines a number of times on this show. We've also discussed the new mRNA vaccines a number of times. Our own strategy has always been to avoid these vaccines as long as it is humanly possible.

But what if its not possible? The PowersThatBe™ are making it increasingly difficult to avoid the vaccine and still lead a (relatively) normal life, and they're only getting started with their restrictions. We don't know what's coming, but we may be looking at a future where the shot, at least for some, is unavoidable.

Today, regular Objective:Health host Elliot Overton shares with you a protocol against possible vaccination side-effects based on his deep research into the mechanisms behind the shot and what it's doing in our bodies on a micro-biological level. Because the vaccines are so new, this is all theoretical, but it may represent our best defense against side-effects in a situation where the shot cannot be avoided.

Join us for this incredibly valuable presentation of information!


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A miracle! Only 23 Americans tested positive for flu last week compared to 14,657 cases reported last year at same time

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Do you ever get the feeling you're being lied to?

450,390 people have now died WITH the coronavirus in the US this year.

That number includes poisonings, shootings, homicides and hospice deaths.


The Gateway Pundit reported news from the CDC in August that only 6% of all deaths in the US classified as Coronavirus deaths actually died from the China Coronavirus exclusively.

Comment: Yeah right! Flu shots and social distancing has made the flu all but disappear? For the first time in known history? Not bloody likely!

The 'disappearance' of 'the flu' is of course down to the fact that 'the science' is solely focused on finding Covid cases. Nothing more. What they don't track, 'doesn't exist'.

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Light Sabers

Shapeshifting enables some bacteria to grow more resilient to antibiotics

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Comparison of growth of Caulobacter crescentus when exposed to an antibiotic (bottom) and not (top).
New research led by Carnegie Mellon University Assistant Professor of Physics Shiladitya Banerjee demonstrates how certain types of bacteria can adapt to long-term exposure to antibiotics by changing their shape. The work was published in the journal Nature Physics.

Adaptation is a fundamental biological process driving organisms to change their traits and behavior to better fit their environment, whether it be the famed diversity of finches observed by pioneering biologist Charles Darwin or the many varieties of bacteria that humans coexist with. While antibiotics have long helped people prevent and cure bacterial infections, many species of bacteria have increasingly been able to adapt to resist antibiotic treatments.

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