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Is meat too difficult to digest when you are healing?

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Created August 27, 2012 at 8:32 PM

I have a friend who is healing from breast cancer. She has always been a big juicer and raw foodie. She says she is avoiding meat because it is difficult to digest when one is healing. Does anyone know the basis of this argument? I don't think she is strictly vegetarian, just no meat at this time and obviously juicing. What do you think?

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on August 28, 2012
at 05:31 PM

You can do whatever you want, science is not like religion and politics, that's the beauty of it, just because you think something to be true, doesn't make it so.

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on August 28, 2012
at 02:18 AM

Thanks for your personal experience. I have found out that she is really getting most of her information from Mercola and Campbell McBride so I think I will just give it up for now. She won't like me calling them out!

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on August 28, 2012
at 01:26 AM

I am afraid giving nutrition advice is like discussing religion and politics. Most of us are pretty set in our ways. But I might can throw out the idea that the amino acids in meat are healing and leave it at that.

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on August 28, 2012
at 01:24 AM

I did give her the example of eating a steak and corn, then checking your poop later...3 guesses what is digested and what is not! I will suggest bone broth. That might sound innocuous enough for her.

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on August 28, 2012
at 12:54 AM

I got food poisoning and was throwing up and vomiting all night. The next day I was starving and ate an entire steak med. rare with sweet potato fries. I puked up all of the fries the next morning (undigested), but nary a piece of steak was to be found.

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on August 27, 2012
at 09:55 PM

This is classic CW. I have IBS and was told/read for years to avoid red meat because it was "hard to digest". Turns out it's a helluva lot easier for me to digest than grains, legumes and many veggies. Plus sooooo tasty.

D5096ff5baffc0ba5d20b21346414a7a

(1112)

on August 28, 2012
at 02:18 AM

Thanks for your personal experience. I have found out that she is really getting most of her information from Mercola and Campbell McBride so I think I will just give it up for now. She won't like me calling them out!

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on August 27, 2012
at 09:04 PM

bullshit. well cooked grass fed oxtails and bone broth are super easy to digest as is rare steaks. if she has low stomach acid take some betaine hcl and a few digestive enzymes. add in some liver pate.

D5096ff5baffc0ba5d20b21346414a7a

(1112)

on August 28, 2012
at 01:24 AM

I did give her the example of eating a steak and corn, then checking your poop later...3 guesses what is digested and what is not! I will suggest bone broth. That might sound innocuous enough for her.

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on August 27, 2012
at 10:18 PM

I think the Amino acids in meat will help her heal. I would recommend for her to start adding different meats to her diet and see how she feels, your body never lies.

D5096ff5baffc0ba5d20b21346414a7a

(1112)

on August 28, 2012
at 01:26 AM

I am afraid giving nutrition advice is like discussing religion and politics. Most of us are pretty set in our ways. But I might can throw out the idea that the amino acids in meat are healing and leave it at that.

Medium avatar

(3213)

on August 28, 2012
at 05:31 PM

You can do whatever you want, science is not like religion and politics, that's the beauty of it, just because you think something to be true, doesn't make it so.

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on August 27, 2012
at 09:34 PM

Colpo has just done a post on digestibility of meat.

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