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  • truedeity 11:50 PM on September 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Beef is healthier than Chicken! 

    If you were ever curious which was healthier Beef or Chicken, you would probably get a misleading or wrong answer!

    I did a quick search on google and it presented me with this tidbit of information:

    Source: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/HealthyEating/Nutrition/Eat-More-Chicken-Fish-and-Beans_UCM_320278_Article.jsp#.Wcxe4WhSwuU


    Let’s examine the Myths!

    Myth #1.  Fat is bad for you.

    Myth #2.  Cholesterol is a cause for heart disease.


    I like to start my topics with a bit of arrogance.  Chances are you are improperly educated. :^)

    That’s because what we are taught – is false.  Many prestigious doctors and health experts have spoken up regarding these myths.  Still, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.  Once people go through a formal “health education” – they are never wrong.  So you cannot convince them about health.  I recommend that people don’t just blindly accept everything your teacher, doctor, or nurse tells you, investigate for yourself – trust but verify!

    Skinless white meat chicken is normally considerably lower in calories, cholesterol, and saturated fat than most cuts of beef. On the other hand, beef normally contains more potassium, zinc, and choline than chicken.




    The American Heart Association recommends eating more chicken than red meat based on the fact that excessive red meat consumption has been shown to raise the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer.

    Well how much of this statement is actually true by the AHA?

    One thing I want to point out here is the use of the word excessive.  That word is a qualifier, if you remove that word will this sentence becomes less true?

    Just to quantify this a little bit, everything you can consume in excess is harmful. So there needs to be a better correlating statement issued by the AMA.

    After-all I have already pointed out Myth #2 – Cholesterol is a cause for heart disease. (It’s not!)

    Let’s dig a little deeper, but while we are at it, we are going to Trust but Verify!


    So in the spirit of Ronald Regal lets proceed.

    I did a quick search for: “american heart association cancer red meat” and clicked the first (usually most relevant link)


    Let’s read,

    “Processed red meat commonly contains sodium, nitrates, phosphates and other food additives, and smoked and grilled meats also contain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, all of which may contribute to the increased heart failure risk,” said Alicja Wolk, D.M.Sc., senior author of the study and professor in the Division of Nutritional Epidemiology at the Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden“Unprocessed meat is free from food additives and usually has a lower amount of sodium.”

    The Cohort of Swedish Men study — the first to examine the effects of processed red meat separately from unprocessed red meat — included 37,035 men 45-79 years old with no history of heart failure, ischemic heart disease or cancer.


    First, I would like to point out that the correlations made in this article were purely statistical.  There is no reason for me not to trust that research, but apparently, I have no reasonable way of verifying it.

    Though, I would like to point out the problem with statistics: http://public.wsu.edu/~taflinge/evistats.html

    Second, they aren’t correlating this to cholesterol? AH HA!

    So what your saying is that PROCESSED red meat is more unhealthy than chicken?  But we can choose to eat unprocessed meats…  Aren’t unprocessed chicken and beef options both worth considering?

    Since the question we are really trying to answer is which is better, can’t we consider both unprocessed beef and chicken? Let’s rephrase our question:

    Which is healthier Unprocessed Beef or Unprocessed Chicken?  Well apparently, unprocessed beef cannot be linked to heart disease, and since it has more potassium, zinc, and choline than chicken it would seem to have the upper hand.

    Granted it seems unfair that I did not take time to explain the Myths, but that I’m afraid, I’ll have to do another day 😊

  • truedeity 2:06 AM on September 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    What do I think about DACA? 

    What do I think about DACA?

    Today I was asked that question, but I didn’t take much time to think about it.  I heard rumblings in the news and saw a consistent flow of memes being posted on my Facebook.  So I knew of it but I really hadn’t put much thought into it.  I was even surprised to see that Facebook was suggesting this as a political view before I even knew much about it.

    It seems very obsessive of Facebook to suggest labeling me with left-oriented politics, I would be offended to have this posted on my wall.  Not because I have made up my mind about DACA but because this is just an angle that the main stream media is playing to make Trump’s program for America seem like a downward spiral, and to oppose all conservative politics.

    But I am even more offended that we live in an age where companies have enough power to control ideas, Facebook and YouTube are helping left-oriented ideas flourish, while suppressing conservative ideas.  This is an Information war being waged on the world, and the struggle is over your mind.

    YouTube for example has been doing a mass demonetizing of videos on YouTube, and many people are complaining.  If one of your videos contain what they consider to be “politically incorrect”, all of your videos will get demonetized.  And I have seen many instances where the decision to demonetize videos was wholly unjustified, and seemed to serve a deep state agenda.  Personally, I believe this is all part of the deep state agenda to portray patriotism as racism, because patriots are what constitutes Trump’s base.

    But what about DACA?  Well I haven’t really looked into it that deeply, I have watched a few episodes of Tucker, and Hannity who I pretty much align with 90% of the time.  For example, Katherine Mangu-ward a DACA supporter interviewed on Tucker


    Her position is that DACA – “Dreamers” help make America Great by stimulating growth.  Perhaps there is truth is some of that but when Tucker asked the question, “Should you prefer to Hire an American, over an Illegal immigrant” – if they are both equally qualified?

    Katherine’s response was in my opinion a non sequitur – relating to protectionist policies and jobs overseas being not morally distinguishable from domestic jobs.  Well I would tend to disagree with that on several fronts, and in my opinion you should absolutely prefer American workers first.  In-fact I would prefer that all people abusing Obama’s DACA policies be fired from their current position and their jobs be given to people who are currently here on a H1B or other related Visa status.

    I would also like to point out that because the immigrants are here Illegally, whether it’s by choice or not, if they were working, thereby stimulating the economy, that stimulating effect, would be artificial, because of the fact that they ARE illegal, and will probably one day likely be deported anyway whether or not the laws go into effect to have them deported now or later, it will eventually happen.

    But we have invested a lot into the “Dreamers”, most of them have been through college, and many valuable resources were spent on providing that education, etc… While true, on the other side of the coin is the message being that you can take advantage of our system, and anyone can come to the United States illegally.

    First, it does not benefit the “Dreamer” to live in fear of deportation, that fear is what allows companies to take advantage of them, and make them work under the table, for lower wages.  That fear is what keeps them from having benefits.  It also does not help the “Dreamers” psychological state, that they know that they are doing something which is illegal, and taking advantage of it regardless of the facts.




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