TABACCO: I knew this Article would write itself – a SLAM DUNK! I Googled “The Red Meat Myth”, and look what I got:
Indian folks, Hispanic folks, Oriental folks, Caucasian folks, African folks, Australian folks etc. etc. may also believe this MYTH, but I am not as knowledgeable about them as I am about my own American Negroes. And I know that once a MYTH gets rolling in the Black community, trying to reverse that process is like trying to confine a Nuclear explosion in a Coca Cola bottle! But here I go anyway!
It is not my goal here to publish a scientific or medical treatise on this subject. I am not attempting to bore my Readers. So here goes!
I don’t watch ‘Oprah’ as a rule because she mainly targets females, but I know you remember that brouhaha about the RED MEAT that had the BEEF INDUSTRY up in arms! Well, folks, Oprah was only HALF-RIGHT! She targeted BEEF, but what about CHICKENS and GEESE, to name two! Chickens are raised in such cramped quarters (except for the Free Range variety) that chickens can barely move. And geese (or is it ducks?) are force-fed to make them fatter and produce more liver for that specialty that gourmets love: PATÉ de FOIS GRAS!
Oprah’s focus on RED MEAT was JUST PLAIN WRONG! But Oprah is BLACK, and Black folks still believe anything Oprah says. She was ALMOST AS WRONG ABOUT OBAMA, but that’s a topic for another day. Yes, Barack is superior to any Republican candidate, but not the Paragon of Virtue Oprah truly believes he is!
Does smoking lead to lung and throat cancer?
Does chewing tobacco lead to mouth cancer?
Does overeating leading to overweight and heart disease?
Does alcoholism lead to cirrhosis of the liver and dialysis for kidney problems?
Does neurotic gambling lead to financial problems and loss of family and home?
Does driving lead to 40,000 deaths per year in automobile accidents?
And if you want to discuss the greatest cause of DEATH in America that is never, ever recorded or reported as such, try IATROGENESIS – Oprah would have gotten no flack for that one because the AMA, hospitals, doctors, nurses, pharmacists etc. would have deployed the SILENT TREATMENT until the subject just went away!
Why? Because there is NO POSSIBLE PLAUSIBLE DENIABILITY! Silence would be their only Defense.
But Oprah picked the MYTH to pick on. And, guess what, folks, unlike Tabacco, Oprah did absolutely, positively NO RESEARCH! That’s why her Holiness is a very poor source of information. She has Toni Morrison on her show because she trusts Toni Morrison. I do the same thing; I trust trustworthy sources. But medical, legal and political advice by non-doctors, non-lawyers and non-political science grads, should be RESEARCHED FIRST and one must not use snap decision as justification and corroboration!
So, Black and White folks of either Gender, when you watch her Holiness on TV, take her show with a grain of salt and remember that OPRAH’S MOUTH IS NO PRAYER BOOK! Sorry to RAIN ON YOUR PARADE!
THE COCA COLA BOTTLE
What makes RED MEAT so BAD and chicken, duck, goose, turkey, fish, fowl, seafood, pork chops, bacon, sausage, cold cuts, groundhog, squirrel, rabbit etc. etc. so GOOD?
This morning someone said this to me (I’ve been hearing it all my life), and this time it was the straw that broke the camel’s back. I’ve had enough!
Just what is it that RED MEAT has that WHITE MEAT & SEAFOOD do not! Can you say,
Basically your food consists of vitamins, minerals and mostly carbohydrates, fat and PROTEIN! And PROTEIN is the BASIS OF ALL MEATS regardless of Category! All meat and dairy products (cheese, eggs, butter, milk etc.) are a combination of Protein and Fat. If you have Gout, don’t forget to omit those lentils (PEANUTS), which are loaded with PROTEIN! Fish may be less fatty, but pork is not. Removing the skin usually renders chicken as basically pure protein! So why does RED meat get all the Bad Press? Roasting or Grilling Red meat at too high a temperature may produce CARCINOGENS, but that also applies to Bacon etc.
If you have a scientific answer as to why RED meat alone is BAD 4 YOU, please feel free to comment here – Tabacco would love to know! However, you MUST – ABSOLUTELY MUST include your SOURCES just as I do!
In contrast most vegetable and fruit foods are basically that other dreaded ingredient:
I have written on that subject also, just not here yet! My warning is BEWARE LOW CARB DIETS! Why? Because when you cut the Carbs, the only things left are FAT & PROTEIN!
Cut CALORIES, NOT JUST CARBS!
I have GOUT! I won’t go into a lengthy scientific or medical research and explanation, but simplistically speaking as a layman, when you eat too much PROTEIN, the body cannot excrete the excess fast enough and little crystals form (often in the lower extremities), which cause excruciatingly painful results.
In the pirate days, Gout was known as the “Rich Man’s Disease” because only the Rich could afford too much meat! Nowadays all Americans can – just eat regularly at MacDonald’s or Burger King! The Orientals have it right, or at least they did. Maybe now they eat like Americans – SUPER SIZING! If you remove the pork from pork-fried rice, you still have a filling meal.
I don’t know who said it, but:
“If some is good, more is better, and too much is about right!”
That’s America’s CREED!
Now for the Research and the Post that writes itself!
THE RED MEAT MYTH!
If you want to know the REAL CULPRITS, go to that sight above and read the short explanation – I’ll never tell!
I edited out some of the ads to get at the “red meat” of the Article. Most Internet sites have advertising on them. That means they dare not tell the GOSPEL TRUTH, the WHOLE TRUTH & NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH! What Capitalist can afford to bite the hand that feeds him! Guess what: nobody pays Tabacco! I announce that with PRIDE, not ENVY!
Is some of this “stuff” BLATANT PROPAGANDA? Of course it is! But so is the ANTI-RED MEAT PROPAGANDA PROPAGANDA! You have to use your noodle, read between the lines and consider the sources!
You have to assess each instance and determine if you are reading Truths, Selective Truths or The Whole Truth & Nothing But The Truth!
The advantage I have is that nobody is or would pay me to write what I write. Invariably the “other side” would pay me, not the side I represent in my Posts. As I state here, Red Meat is far from an unadulterated boon – but neither is Water or anything else you swallow including Doctor prescribed Pharmaceutical Drugs!
I got 3,000,000 Hits+/- on my Google “The Red Meat Myth”. I’ve published just a few, but if you are so inclined, you are welcome to follow my path and do your own research and publish your own Article if the fancy strikes you.
You can only TRUST TABACCO (smile)! As Ronald Reagan said, “Trust, but verify!” And I don’t often quote Ronald Reagan, but I do on this issue.
Tabacco does NOT endorse anybody’s Web Page, unless I specifically say so, or Product or Medical Strategy. I include these Sources because I am trying to make a Point, nothing more!
Tabacco: I consider myself both a funnel and a filter. I funnel information, not readily available on the Mass Media, which is ignored and/or suppressed. I filter out the irrelevancies and trivialities to save both the time and effort of my Readers and bring consternation to the enemies of Truth & Fairness! When you read Tabacco, if you don’t learn something NEW, I’ve wasted your time.
Tabacco is not a blogger, who thinks; I am a Thinker, who blogs. Speaking Truth to Power!
In 1981′s ‘Body Heat’, Kathleen Turner said, “Knowledge is power”.