What is the sensitivity people have with red meat? I occasionally hear people say they were 'having health problems so they cut out red meat' or that they 'ony eat fish or chicken but no red meat'. Does anyone know the science behind this?
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on May 17, 2011
at 11:09 PM
It's mostly pseudoscience. For decades, epidemiologists lumped red meat in with processed meats like sugar-cured meats and other industrially processed meats with lots of toxins. This category often came up as health-impairing. Only in recent years did they begin distinguishing the two categories, which showed that it was only the processed meats that caused trouble, and red meats are healthy.
on September 03, 2012
at 03:38 AM
wow people can be ignorant, just because your "primal" diet "says" that you are *emphasized text* designed to eat red meat doesn't mean you are. im pretty confident in my primal state (envision being born unto land with nothing but your body to lead you) i would grab some forage and vegetables/fruit before i instinctively thought to kill an animal and eat it's flesh. im thinking that's secondary to primitive behavior. to each his own. im absolutely sure you CAN be allergic/sensitive to all the shit that is in red meat these days, so, tread carefully on your bloody diet.
on August 24, 2012
at 10:57 PM
I have to disagree with Jake. I grew up eating red meat... LOVE a good steak... but recently I've found eating red meat is a death trap for me. The first time I had a reaction I thought the food I ate (meatloaf) must not have been cooked properly. I spent the night with diarrhea, nausea, bloating and cramping. Then I had Chinese food... teriyaki beef... and the same thing happened. I've become so sensitive to it that even yesterday, being conscious not to eat red meat, I felt slight nausea and realized the soup I had at lunch was made with a beef broth. Today, not thinking, I had pizza for lunch with a beef topping... here we go again.
Research I've done online suggests a beef sensitivity which results from your body lacking the enzymes to digest the proteins in red meat. Whatever it is, it's real. I have no issues consuming chicken or fish.
on May 17, 2011
at 09:49 PM
This is hearsay, but I heard a vegetarian tell me that it was because our colon isn't designed for meat consumption, and it rots in there, and when she stopped eating meat, all of her problems went away.
I would more think that it's grains + meat, or in the absence of grains; is the antiobiotics, hormones and grain fed the cattle that people have issue with. One reason I'd recommend grass fed beef in that case...