Meat Consumption Spreads Disease

Meat Consumption Spreads Disease: Pyramid of Health

Most infectious diseases in humans originate from animals.

Does eating meat increase the odds of contracting a disease? Does eating meat increase inflammation in the body?

When we eat animals (meat), we are eating their diet, their health state, their emotional state, the stress they went through, their suffering. Many people suffer from chronic inflammation, and one component that is not often talked about is diet and nutrition.

Are we eating too much meat in this country? Is the amount of meat we consume contributing to our health crisis? Could lowering or eliminating our meat intake change our individual health and the health of society?

Meat Consumption Spreads Disease

The meat you consume could have viruses, bacteria and even cancer that you cannot see. This can easily go into our bodies and cause sickness. Many people suffer from chronic illness; is meat consumption to blame?

In a previous article I detailed how inflammation is the root cause of all disease. In this article I am creating links between animal meat consumption and the spread of disease. Animal fat consumption increases endotoxins in the bloodstream, causing an immediate inflammatory process.

I believe plant based diets (vegan) is the way to go. Humans are not meant to be carnivores. If we decided to use our resources to invest in plant based foods, we could have food that is healthier and better than what we are eating now, which is cheaper and saves the lives of so many animals.

The Causal Relationship between Eating Animals and Viral Epidemics

In this article we document numerous examples of viral and prion diseases transmitted by eating animals. We suggest that the occurrence of cross-species viral epidemics can be substantially reduced by shifting to a more vegetarian diet and enforcing stricter laws that ban the slaughter and trade of wild and endangered species.

Meat Consumption Spreads Disease

Most infectious diseases in humans originate from animals. In this paper, we explore the role of animal farming and meat consumption in the emergence and amplification of infectious diseases. First, we discuss how meat production increases epidemic risks, either directly through increased contact with wild and farmed animals or indirectly through its impact on the environment

Diseases Associated with Meat

There are several diseases well known to both the industry and the general public that are directly related to all the domestic meat species of beef, pork, lamb, and poultry. In addition, the meat and food industry are vulnerable to a variety of other infectious diseases that can manifest in food processing areas due mainly to poor personal hygiene and processing sanitation practices, which in turn can develop the growth of bacteriavirusesmoulds, and yeasts.

Associations between red meat intake and biomarkers of inflammation and glucose metabolism in women

Greater red meat intake is associated with unfavorable plasma concentrations of inflammatory and glucose metabolic biomarkers in diabetes-free women. BMI accounts for a significant proportion of the associations with these biomarkers, except for ferritin. Substituting red meat with another protein food is associated with a healthier biomarker profile of inflammatory and glucose metabolism.

A red meat-derived glycan promotes inflammation and cancer progression

When such mice were challenged with anti-Neu5Gc antibodies, they developed evidence of systemic inflammation. Long-term exposure to this combination resulted in a significantly higher incidence of carcinomas (five-fold increase) and an association with Neu5Gc accumulation in the tumors. Similar mechanisms may contribute to the association of red meat consumption with other diseases, such as atherosclerosis and type 2 diabetes, which are also exacerbated by inflammation.

How Does Meat Cause Inflammation?

What exactly is causing the meat-induced inflammation? Inflammation is an immune response to a perceived threat, but what’s the body attacking? At first, scientists thought it might be the animal protein, which is thought to be the culprit in certain types of arthritis. However, similar inflammatory reactions were triggered by whipped cream, which is mostly just animal fat. After digging deeper, investigators discovered that after a meal of animal products one’s bloodstream becomes soiled with bacterial toxins known as endotoxins. No wonder there’s so much inflammation! But where are the endotoxins coming from?
meat consumption spreads disease
meat consumption spreads disease

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