Home / NUTRITION All Featured Articles
I have spend countless hours researching the literature and facts on human consumption of beef, as well as the practice of raising cattle in the US. From this research, I find that the benefits of grass fed beef is very underrated.Cows in the US are typically fed grain, and this is done for many reasons: The cows gain more weight faster, have more fat (flavor), and grain is much cheaper.For cows to be grass fed (how it was intended), the cows would need room to graze in pasture. Grass fed cows are healthier, and leaner, much like bison. It can be difficult to find grass fed beef, however many stores and butcher shops will carry it now days.Grass fed cows are healthier, and leaner...Many people will prefer the taste of grain fed beef because it is fattier, and will have more flavor. Grass fed beef will tend to be a little tougher, with little marbling.First lets talk about the physiology. Beef is filled with a wide variety of nutrients, good and bad. Amino Acids, Fats, Proteins. On the other hand, grain fed beef is often filled with hormones and antibiotics, and omega 6 fats. This occurs due to raising of cattle in confined spaces. They raise cattle in huge numbers and weight, simply because this is where the profit is made. 75% of all the antibiotics used in the US, is on livestock living in confined spaces. This in turn, is consumed by humans, and creates antibiotic resistance we see routinely in healthcare practice.Grain fed beef contains Arachadonic Acid, which is an Omega 6 fatty acid. Arachadonic Acid leads to the increase of Prostaglandin E2 (PG E2) in the human body, causing systemic inflammation, decrease in immunity, and INCREASES tissue healing time. PG E2 is one of the most highly researched substances currently...So, for someone in training, whether its strength or endurance, eating grain fed beef is not adventagious.Start using this information today in your own diet...In the case of Grass Fed Beef, the Arachadonic Acid pathway is not stimulated. Furthermore, no systemic inflammation occurs in the body, and it works for you, instead of against you. You will find that Grass Fed Beef is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, which actually reduce systemic inflammation.Start using this information today in your own diet, by finding a local store or farm that can provide grass fed beef. The resources and information available on this topic are vast, however some of the more scientific theories may be confusing, so please don't hesitate to ask questions.Call me today (317.842.1188) for a Free Consultation.
Did you know?….Splenda has now taken over aspartame (Sweet and Low) as the most used artificial sugar. Splenda is found in over 7000 products from diet soda to salad dressing. 7 of 10 women will consume Splenda on a daily basis, most without their knowledge. Of those 7 women, 70% will have sensitivity to it in the form of symtoms that mimic thyroid and perimenapausal problems: Fatigue, headaches, joint pain, bloating, chills, etc.
Are you sold on the idea that these sweetners are helping your waistline. On the contrary, latest research shows that people who consume “diet” products (with artificial sugars), actually consume more calories, than those who do not, because in their minds, they are not consuming calories from “diet” products.
ARTIFICIAL OR “DIET” PRODUCTS ARE NOT REALLY CALORIE FREE, IT IS A MARKETTING SCHEME! One molecule of Glucose or (carbohydrate)= 4 calories. Follow me for a minute. Splenda or Aspartame have a chemical name, Sucralose. Sucralose is a combination of Sucrose + Glucose. Sucrose itself is AKA “Table Sugar”, and Glucose is the pure form of sugar. Sucrose is a combination of Fructose +Glucose. Fructose is found in Honey and some fruits. So at the end of all this, you are consuming GLUCOSE AND FRUCTOSE, EACH HAVING 4 CALORIES PER MOLECULE. So, you are really consuming just as many calories as your ”regular” product. Sneaky huh?
And if you have noticed, as these artificial sweetners become more popular, the more you hear about thyroid and perimenipausal symptoms. So before you head to your primary doctor for and evaluation, evaluate your diet to see if Splenda/Aspartame may be causing these problems. SO, why does it do this? As the name suggests, Splenda is artificially created in a laboratory, so the body has an extremely hard time breaking it down. During the breakdown process, molecules called Chlorocarbons are formed in the cells…Overconsumption can lead to calcification of the kidneys and destruction of liver cells,due to the chlorocarbon compounds found in Splenda.
SOLUTION: A new product has emerged in the market today. “Stevia”, is a plant extract from the stevia leaf , and is 100% nautral. It does not have the same harmful effects that the other products do. It does have a slightly different taste in comparison. Most super markerts now carry “Stevia” in the health food section, or by the other sweetners. Stay away from imitation “Truvia”. You can pick it up in packets, or as a liquid drop. Enjoy this to your hearts desire.In conclusion, Chiropractic is a lifestyle not an intervention. Most American’s have no idea how to eat or how to be healthy. Let me teach you the science and art of chiropractic.