Do High Protein Diets Cause Bone Loss?
Do low-carb diets cause bone loss?
Red meat gives women strokes? No.
A Practically Primal Perspective on Conventional Beef, Part 1: Hormones
Myths and Truths About Beef"Vegetarians never mention a study by Dr. Emmanuel Cheraskin who surveyed 1040 dentists and their wives. Those who had the fewest problems and diseases as measured by the Cornell Medical Index had the most protein in their diets."
Eskimos Prove An All Meat Diet Provides Excellent Health Part 1
5 Ways to Reduce Carcinogens in Well-Done Meat
Meat Is Earth Medicine: Operation Hope
The truth about bone density and animal protein

Meat and Cancer, Disease, Mortality:

Diet and the prevention of cancer
Studies Dispel Myth Of Cancer-causing Red Meat
Red meat and colorectal cancer: a critical summary of prospective epidemiologic studies.
Studies Dispel Myth Of Cancer-causing Red Meat
The Truth About the China Study
Does Meat Really Leach Calcium from the Bones?
The China Study Smackdown Roundup
The China Study :A Formal Analysis and Response
Processed Meat Is Real Health Threat
The association of meat intake and the risk of type 2 diabetes may be modified by body weight
Red Meat and Mortality: A Closer Look at the Evidence

Healthfulness of Meat:

10 Reasons NOT to Give Up Red Meat
Effect of protein intake on bone and muscle mass in the elderly

Above article in it's entirety found here (click link that says over the age of 30 then click on the article link at the bottom of that page)

Excerpt from article:
"Protein sources may also have different effects on bone
metabolism and BMD. Studies have observed that animal
protein intake (meat and dairy products) is associated
with higher BMD and also a better effect on bone and
calcium metabolism, while vegetable protein intake (soy
food) has not been linked with an effect on BMD."

A 5-year cohort study of the effects of high protein intake on lean mass and BMC in elderly postmenopausal women.
Carnosine, Colons, and Cancer
Would carnosine or a carnivorous diet help suppress aging and associated pathologies?
Do Vegetarians Live Longer?-about the benefits of Carnosine
Red meat found to be a good mood food


Protein and exercise: update 1987
Is increased dietary protein necessary or beneficial for individuals with a physically active lifestyle?
Do athletes need more dietary protein and amino acids?
Effects of exercise on protein and amino acid metabolism.
Evaluation of protein requirements for trained strength athletes.
Dietary Protein Requirements for Bodybuilders Vs. Sedentary Controls
Muscle amino acid metabolism at rest and during exercise: role in human physiology and metabolism.
Dietary Guidelines should reflect new understandings about adult protein needs
The effect of protein and energy deficiency on skin glycosaminoglycan levels in the rat
The Claim: A Diet High in Protein Is Bad for Your Kidneys
High-Protein, Low-Carb Diet Safe for Kidneys
Do regular high protein diets have potential health risks on kidney function in athletes?

Meat Production:

Hormone myth corrected
Do Hormones and Antibiotics Cause Health Problems in Humans?
Steroid Hormone Implants Used for Growth in Food-Producing Animals
Poultry Myths and Scams
Grass Fed vs Grain Fed: What's the Difference?
Beware the Myth of Grass-Fed Beef-e coli danger same for grain fed and grass fed


Meat is believed to be acid producing because of the sulfer-containing amino acids.  The myth is that the body has to buffer the acid by using calcium from bones.  The flaw in this belief is that whole, unprocessed meat has cofactors in it which do the job of buffering the acid: Vitamin A & D and phosphorous (the fat contains the vitamins).  Studies showing negative affects of protein use isolated or processed protein, rather than fresh meats. 

Reasons for including meat in the diet:

-Most concentrated source of most bioavailable nutrients.
-Best source of iron and zinc
-Best source of B12
-Best source of creatine which is good for memory
-Best source of carnotine
-Good fats in the right ratio.
-Devoid of the many toxins and lectins that can be found in plant foods and to a lesser extent dairy.
-Best source of easily digestible protein (concentrated plant proteins like soy and beans contain protease inhibitors which impair protein digestion)
-Supplements should not be depended on for nutrition but rather used as a back up.  It is best to get nutrients from food as they are in proper form and with all the needed cofactors to use them properly.

Studies done which set out to find a link between meat consumption and health problems (keep in mind here that real science sets out to disprove a hypothesis rather than prove it, which researches in the feild of nutrition fail to do-this makes for bad science, much bias, and misleading studies) ranging from obesity to cancer are always done on mixed diets (usually the standard american or wester diet) which include many other factors which are linked to health problems.  These sorts of studies will never be enough to establish a causal effect of meat, especially unprocessed meat.  Many times higher meat consumption is found right along with higher sugar and flour consumption-two things which are strongly implicated in many health problems.  How much sense does it make to blame a tiny amount, literally one serving of meat a day, or scraps here and there in mixed ingredient foods like lasagna or pizza for all the health problems of a given population while ignorning the many other very likely factors present (such as refined flour, enormous amounts of sugar, processed vegetables oils, smoking, drinking and lack of exercise)? Casting further doubt is the fact that studies on low carb diets consistently show health improvements.  But if that's not enough, consider that our species evolved eating meat, saturated fat, and cholesterol.  Problems show up in populations that adopt an agricultural diet. 

Meat Issues:

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