Eating oysters? Really?

Sometimes I wonder if the people who rule us behind the curtain are testing us.

They must laugh at how stupid we humans really are.

We eat plants drowned in poisons, drink chlorinated water that is highly toxic – and eat seafood that thrives on sewage.

Yes. Oysters eat our crap for nutrition. Our waste is their bounty… check out this story from CNN:

The Billion Oyster Project has worked since 2014 to rebuild oyster reefs in the waters surrounding New York City. The creatures are natural purifiers: A single adult oyster can cleanse about 50 gallons of water per day. And their reefs can provide a habitat for other marine life and help protect New York’s shores against storm surge during rough weather.

Great. Use seafood to clean our streams and rivers. Count me in.

But then, people eat oysters and wonder why they often times get violently ill:

Norovirus is actually the most common cause of food-borne illness caused by the consumption of bivalve shellfish contaminated with human fecal matter. In fact, some recent research done in the United Kingdom found that almost 70 per cent of the raw oysters sold in the U.K. contain norovirus, although it is uncertain if all of the virus is actually infectious.

Oyster-associated norovirus outbreaks commonly result from contamination at the source in the growing waters. Oyster beds themselves can become contaminated due to land-based sewage outflow or sewage disposal from oyster harvesters.

Punchline: I do not eat oysters. Never have. Never will.

This is the best explanation of the carnivore diet I have ever seen

Something remarkable is happening…

Prominent vegans are quitting Veganism. And they are moving to a carnivore diet (and having success with it).

The carnivore diet seems beyond controversial. Eliminating all plants from our diet seems beyond heretical. And to add to the confusion, there is a lot of plant-based food industries throwing a lot of anti-meat propaganda at us.

That is why I find this video does the best job explaining the benefits of the carnivore diet:

How to choose the right ground beef

Ever wonder what types of beef (and fat/lean ratios) work best for our next meal?

First, let’s talk about those numbers: 80/20, 90/10, 95/5, 75/25, etc. The left-side number is the percentage of lean meat. The right-side number is the percentage of fat. So in 80/20 beef, we have 80% meat to 20% fat.

An 85/15 mix is leaner than 80/20… and a 90/10 mix is leaner still (and so on).

How do we know which type of ground beef is best?

Typically, there are 3 main uses of ground beef:

1) complimentary
2) balled
3) “the star”

Complimentary

When the ground beef is not the main flavor, I find it is best to go with a leaner ground (e.g. 85/15 mix). We do not want the heavy fat content to interfere with the main flavors. A great example of this is chili or tacos. We want the spice to dominate, not the meat.

Now, since I do not fear fat (in fact, I seek it out), I aim for an 85/15 mix. I find anything leaner dries out the dish.

Balled

I always cook my meatballs with an 85/15 mix. This beef-to-fat ratio tends to keep the meatballs from falling apart (without the need to rely on binders like eggs or bread crumbs). Also, it helps the sauce to dominate the taste profile.

“The Star”

When I am cooking hamburgers, the beef is the featured ingredient. And I want a lot of fat… so I choose an 80% beef/20% fat ratio.

The bottom line for me is this: my hamburgers are made from 80/20… everything else is 85/15.

Will this meat tax improve our health here in the USA?

Here is my secret to knowing if something is good for us…

When governments tax a certain food and declare a “war” on it, I KNOW it is good for us.

100%.

And now, there is a growing, world-wide war on meat:

Slapping taxes on processed meat and red meat could prevent 222,000 deaths and save $41 billion in global health costs every year, according to a new study.

The taxation system would save an estimated 53,000 lives in the U.S., according to the study.

This is BRILLIANT propaganda. Goebbels would be proud. Because this hit piece is mixing processed meat (which is probably bad for us) with red meat (which I personally KNOW is good for us). Look at Dr. Shawn Baker’s MeatHeals.com for the proof and inspiration.

Of course, when we invest less than 5 seconds looking into who funded the study, we see there is a HUGE conflict of interest. Because The Wellcome Trust paid for this study. And The Wellcome Trust is a front organization for Big Pharma…

And I quote from their history page:

This was followed by a second share sale in 1992. Then, in 1995, the Wellcome Trust sold most of the remaining interest in Wellcome plc to Glaxo plc. This created Glaxo Wellcome plc, which merged with SmithKlineBeecham in 2000 to create GlaxoSmithKline.

FACT: Meat is LOADED with everything our body needs to not only survive, but thrive in our modern world. We could live on meat alone and live perfectly well – no plants needed…

And one of the many benefits of a mostly-meat-eating diet is most people get off their “meds”. This has to be one of the many reasons why The Wellcome Trust funded this dubious “study” (which has absolutely no scientific backing by the way).

Wanna see the tens of billions of reasons GlaxoSmithKline fears people waking up to the benefit of eating meat? Just look at the tens of billions of dollars they make selling all their plant-based “cures” and heart-drug failures:

Darapladib’s inability to reduce the overall risk of heart attacks and strokes in the first of two big Phase III studies is disappointing, but not a huge surprise. Many analysts already had low expectations for the project.

(Maybe everyone should look at our water supply for ways to reduce heart attacks.)

By the way: This meat tax is not a new concept. It has been proposed in California, Germany, Austria, Norway and Sweden.

Will there be a global tax on buying meat one day? Probably. But will this tax stop me from making meat the foundation of my dietary intake? Hell no.