by Sean Croxton
Maybe they’ll believe me now.
Last weekend, while watching my beloved Oregon Ducks take a loss, I somehow found my buddies and I in a debate regarding the role of meat in heart disease and cancer.
In their opinion, meat is something that should seldom be consumed. The saturated fat will kill you. Studies show that it causes cancer. It’s hard on “the system” to digest.
Blah. Blah. Blah.
But hey, I used to believe a lot of the same stuff. I can completely understand where they were coming from. I’ve been there.
I told them about the difference between grass-fed and grain-fed meats.
I explained how the CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) in grass-fed meat actually fights cancer.
I pretty much performed a YouTube bit on the lack of evidence demonstrating that saturated fat causes heart disease.
In one ear. Out the other.
You know how it goes. Friends and family rarely change their minds about anything if YOU are the one relaying the information. But if a complete stranger tells them the same thing, they’ll believe every word of it.
Weird how that works, huh?
In hindsight, I should have probably just kept my mouth shut and sent them John Wood’s presentation from this year’s Real Food Summit (RFS).
As the founder of UW Wellness Meats, John is well-versed on how a properly-fed
animal is superior in nutritional value and has been scientifically proven to fight modern diseases like heart disease and cancer.
If your friends give you a hard time about eating real meats, this presentation is perfect for you to share with them. John and I cover…
* Exactly how grass-fed meat prevents cancer
* What the pH of a cow’s stomachs have to do with nutritional value
* How consumption of grass-fed meat slows the aging process
* The difference between grass-fed and grass-finished
* The connection between climate change and a lack of grasslands
This was certainly one of my favorite RFS presentations. It’s short, to the point, and packed with knowledge.
Although the Real Food Summit is available for sale, I have embedded John’s video presentation below. I’ll leave it posted for FREE viewing for a week or so.
HINT: If you’re interested in order the summit today, DON’T DO IT! Our annual Cyber Monday sale is a week away. 🙂
You can also listen to the audio version below. Since there’s no UW Radio show tonight, I uploaded this presentation to Blogtalk Radio.
The next time you find yourself in a Great Meat Debate, don’t waste your breath. Just send your friends or family the link to this blog. The likelihood of them changing their minds will shoot up like the cancer-fighting CLA content in a grass-fed cow!
I’m out. Flying home tomorrow.
Happy Turkey Day, friends.
Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss