Sometimes, doctors say the stupidest things.
Case in point: I was watching an interview on the news the other day. It was your typical medical segment. You know, reporters pitching the latest health stories at some guy with an M.D. after his name, so that he could gift the public with his opinion on it all.
After struggling to address a few questions about the Zika virus, these reporters threw a different headline at him. This time, about a recent study showing that organic meat is better for heart health than non-organic meat.
And do you know what this so-called “expert” stammered out? “Lean meat is better than organic.”
I nearly fell out of my chair. And much to my surprise, even the show’s hosts went silent and stared at this doctor incredulously. (Which means that voices like mine are finally starting to cut through the outdated nonsense that the medical establishment continues to trumpet.)
Unfortunately, this is par for the course for mainstream medicine. Even when faced with well-designed studies that run counter to the status quo, doctors still can’t bear to rock the boat by accepting the truth.
And the truth is that fat- and protein-rich diets are MUCH healthier for you than any diet the AMA approves of.
Need more proof? Let’s look more closely at the study in question…
Results appeared in the British Journal of Nutrition back in January. And they show that organic meat wins out over conventional meat when it comes to essential omega-3 content — by a whopping 50 percent.
The cows in this study were grass-fed, with a diet that was rich in clover — which is the only biologically appropriate diet for a cow. (In fact, clover is what makes organic farming possible. It raises soil levels of nitrogen naturally, eliminating the need for chemical fertilizers.)
In other words, the animals in this study weren’t stuffed with GMO corn and soy on a feedlot.
They grazed in the sun on clover fields, like cows should. And it gave the resulting meat significant nutritional benefits.
This is hardly the first study to arrive at this conclusion, either. Late last year, the Mayo Clinic also released new research showing that grass-fed-and-finished beef is lower in both fat and calories than grain-fed beef.
And the fat that grass-fed beef does have? Well this study showed it’s actually better for you, too.
The cows that grazed on grass from start to finish yielded meat with higher levels of omega-3s. But the meat was also higher in antioxidants like vitamin E, as well as significant amounts of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) — a fatty acid that lowers both heart disease and cancer risk.
At the very least, findings like these should prompt the World Health Organization to clarify its recent warnings about red meat’s links to cancer.
In an even more perfect world, the government would start subsidizing this type of farming, so it could be more affordable for average shoppers. (You know, instead of lining Monsanto’s coffers, like the current Farm Bill does.)
But I wouldn’t count on it anytime soon. After all, don’t forget the government is just as beholden to “Big Farma” as it is to Big Pharma.
So instead, we just get a bunch of clowns telling people to trim the fat off of their toxic supermarket meat.
Look, I have no problem with lean cuts of beef. I often recommend them myself. But don’t believe for a second that the way that beef was raised doesn’t matter — because it does. And no commentary from the latest celebrity M.D. can change the facts.
Grass-fed and finished beef is better, period. For us, for the animals, and for the planet. And the morning news can quote me on that.