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Health Watch: 9 Mystery Ingredients in Meat

by on Aug.11, 2014, under African-American Community, Cancer Awareness and Prevention, Endtimes, General, Hispanic Community, World News

9 Mystery Ingredients in Meat – #4 is Nasty

By Drew Canole | fitlife.tv

WHAT? Banned in 160 countries but it’s in our meat here? Really? If you eat meat, it is imperative that you read this.

If you eat meat make sure it’s antibiotic free, certified organic and from a reputable source. Animals are often given antibiotics before they are slaughtered and after slaughtering many chemicals and ingredients are added to meat to help preserve it and inhibit bacterial growth.

Here’s a list of various ingredients that’s often found inside meat.

1. Antibiotics

It’s been suggested that farmers and ranchers administer antibiotics to animals because it helps animals gain as much as 3 percent more weight without food. Farmers want their animals to weigh more because it means more profit.

Antibiotics in animals can increase risk for humans. According to Dr. Glenn Morris, if humans ingest meat that has antibiotics, over time they can become resistant to antibiotic treatment. Because of this reason, the European Union and Canada have banned the use of antibiotics in meat animals.

2. Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Propionate and Benzoic Acid

These three chemicals are used as preservatives in meat. Sodium benzoate is also found in sodas and processed juices. When these chemicals are used with vitamin C, these chemicals can have carcinogenic effects.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is currently proposing to remove the use of these chemicals from meat and poultry products.

3. Ractopamine

Ractopamine is banned from 160 countries, but it’s not banned in the United States. Ractopamine is a meat additive that is used in 80% of pig and cattle population. It’s an asthma like drug that makes animals muscular and lean. It’s marketed as Paylean for pigs, Topmaz for turkeys, and Optaflexx for cattle.

Last year the FDA was suded by the Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) for withholding safety information of ractopamine. These organizations have found that ractopamine has effects on animal liver, kidney and thyroid, urethral and prostate form and function. Other affects of this drug on animals include stress, hyperactivity, rapid heartbeat, birth defects and enlarged heart.

In humans ractopamine has shown to affect the human cardiovascular system and cause chromosomal abnormalities.

4. Nitrites and Nitrates

Nitrites and nitrates are added to meat products to inhibit the growth of bacteria and to give meat a more “appealing” color. When nitrites are combined with specific amino acids, nitrosamines are formed and have carcinogenic effects in the body. Red meat consumption has been linked with higher risk of developing colorectal cancer.

Excessive levels of nitrates and nitrites can also increase risks of developing leukemic, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, ovarian, rectal, bladder, stomach, esophageal, thyroid and pancreatic cancers.

5. Sulphites

Sulphites are used as a preservative and help maintain coloring of meat products. Sulphites can trigger anaphylactic reactions. Other symptoms include headaches, irritable bowel syndrome symptoms and skin rashes. This preservative has been shown to destroy thiamine which meat contains.

According to Fedup.com avoid sulphites by avoiding these ingredients:
Sulphur dioxide
Sodium sulphite
Sodium bisulphite
Sodium metabisulphite
Potassium metabisulphite
Potassium sulphite
Potassium bisulphite
Sulphurous acid
Sulphiting agents

Fedup.com listed other foods that Sulphites are found in:

Alcoholic beverages Wine, beer cocktail mixes, wine coolers
Baked goods Cookies, crackers, mixes with dried fruit or vegetables, pie crust, pizza crust, flour tortillas
Beverage bases Dried citrus fruit beverage mixes
Condiments and relishes Horseradish, onion and pickle relishes, pickles, olives, salad dressing mixes, wine vinegar
Confections and frostings Brown, raw, powdered or white sugar derived from sugar beet
Dairy product analogues Filled milk (skim milk enriched with vegetable oils)
Fish and shellfish Canned clams; fresh, frozen, canned or dried shrimps; frozen lobster, scallops, dried cod
Fresh fruit and vegetables Banned except for fresh pre-cut potatoes and sulphur dioxide used as a fungicide on grapes
Processed fruits Canned, bottled or frozen fruit juices (including lemon, lime, grape, apple); dried fruit;
Processed fruits (cont) canned, bottled or frozen dietetic fruit or fruit juices; maraschino cherries, glazed fruit
Processed vegetables Vegetable juices; canned vegetables (including potatoes); pickled vegetables (including sauerkraut, cauliflower, and peppers);
Processed vegetables (cont) dried vegetables; instant mashed potatoes; frozen potatoes; potato salad
Gelatins, puddings, fillings Fruit fillings, flavored and unflavored gelatin, pectin, jelling agents
Grain products and pasta Cornstarch, modified food starch, spinach pasta, gravies, hominy, breading, batters, noodle/rice mixes
Jams and jellies Jams and jellies
Nuts and nut products Shredded coconut
Plant protein products Soy protein products
Snack foods Dried fruits snacks, trail mixes, filled crackers
Soup and soup mixes Canned soups, dried soup mixes
Sweet sauces, toppings Corn syrup, maple syrup, fruit toppings, high-fructose corn syrup, pancake syrup, molasses
Tea Instant tea, liquid tea concentrates

6. Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide is used to help preserve meat and poultry and make it look fresh.

According to Food & Water Watch, “CO is toxic because it sticks to hemoglobin, a molecule in blood that usually carries oxygen, even better than oxygen can. When people are exposed to higher levels of CO, the gas takes the place of oxygen in the bloodstream and wreaks havoc. Milder exposures mean headaches, confusion, and tiredness. Higher exposures mean unconsciousness and death, and even those who survive CO poisoning can suffer serious long-term neurological consequences.”

7. Heavy Metals & Vaccines

High residues of heavy metals like copper and arsenic can be found in meat products. Anti-parasitic vaccines and other drugs were also found in meat products according to the USDA Office of Inspector General 2010 report.

According to the same report, 23 high-risk pesticides were also found. Arsenic feed is given to animals to promote weight gain while controlling parasites. Companies like Pfizer stopped marketing arsenic feed because arsenic in its inorganic form is actually carcinogenic.

8. Viral Sprays

Viral sprays are given to animals to prevent listeriosis which is a bacterial infection caused by Listeria monocytogenes. The spray that is used is called LMP 102 and is made up of 6 different bacteriophages. The FDA also allows LMP 102 to be used as pesticides on crops.

Bacteriophages can cause allergic reactions.

9. Meat Glue

Meat glue is used to keep meat intake. It’s kind of like the pink slime that’s seen in chicken nuggets. It’s made of thrombin which is a coagulation protein taken from blood of cows or pigs. It’s scientific name is transglutaminase. Look at the labeling on the meat – if it says “formed” or “reformed meat” it means that transglutaminase was used.

The problem with using meat glue is that it promotes bacteria like E. coli, which can pose many risks including death.

Next time you’re in the mood for steak…read your labels and ask the butcher where your meat came from. Make sure it’s certified organic, free range and antibiotic free.

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Update – ‘Prophet’ scamming suspect taken into Norfolk police custody

by on Jan.13, 2011, under General, Leadership, Religious Cults, Uncategorized

Courtesy of Patrick Wilson the Virginian Pilot


One time for your Holy Man!

A man accused of scamming women out of money by calling himself “a prophet” was taken into police custody today.

Simon Moore Jr., 24, has been charged with obtaining money by false pretenses and failing to appear in court.

He pleaded guilty in 2009 to a charge of writing bad checks that were stolen from his employer, but he did not appear for sentencing, police said.

He also is accused of writing counterfeit checks in October 2010 and scamming a woman in December by telling her he would reserve her a hotel room for $200 and not delivering, police said.

Police said he often presented himself as a “prophet” or “holy man,” including on a MySpace page.

Moore was arrested today after a woman called Norfolk police to say she was being scammed by him, said Officer Chris Amos, a police spokesman. She set up a meeting with him at a Burger King near the intersection of Tidewater Drive and Virginia Beach Boulevard. He was arrested after a brief pursuit.

Staff writer Lauren King contribted to this story.

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Televangelist admits adulterous affair on wife

by on Dec.01, 2010, under Uncategorized

Televangelist says he cheated on wife

Marcus Lamb & His Wife Joni

A televangelist admitted in front of a television audience that he cheated on his wife, an announcement he made to thwart people he said were trying to extort millions of dollars from him.

The Rev. Marcus Lamb made the confession Tuesday night on his show “Celebration” with his wife Joni Lamb by his side.

The couple also displayed a special message about the incident on the website of Daystar Television Network, the couple’s television network.

“At the top of the program, the Lambs shared a compelling, transparent account of a personal challenge in their marriage that occurred several years ago, involving an inappropriate relationship between Marcus and another woman,” the message said.

The couple explained that there were three people who said they would expose the affair if the couple’s ministry did not pay them $7.5 million.

Daystar Television Network is based in Texas and airs some of the most popular evangelists in the nation, including T.D. Jakes, Joel Osteen, Creflo Dollar, Kenneth Copeland and Joyce Meyer.

I just finished listening to G. Craige Lewis speaking on sound doctrine.  And how every believer even those who minister in capacity of ministry should have a good conscience and good character.  Speaking from Titus 1:8 “but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined.”  We must stay focused and on doing the work and the will of God in this end hour.

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