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Do We Really Know What We Are Eating?

How do you get your daily recommended protein? If you are still eating beef and pig (ham, bacon, etc) you may want to consider some other sources of protein after you read this article. I just read a recent article by one of my mentors Dr. Mercola. He shared some very scary information about the dangerous drug called Ractopamine. This drug has been banned in 160 other nations, yet the FDA has approved it for use in the US for pigs and ration fed cattle. Ractopamine is said to make the bodies of livestock more muscular.

This is very frightening information because what ever we feed the animals that we eat–will end up in the cells of our bodies. We are what we eat and this message has been handed down to us through the centuries and scientist now know this. It is definitely something that each of us will want to take a look at on a very personal level.

I feel obligated to share this information with you, because of its importance to our health and well being as a nation.

I am suggesting that there are a number of delicious foods that are a source of protein other than pig meat and beef… Of course it would require a bit of a lifestyle change, but fish, nuts, seeds, beans, eggs, cheese and milk are a few ideas to consider.

According to The Institute of Medicine – They recommend that the average “adult get a minimum of 0.8 grams of protein for every kilogram of body weight per day—that’s about 64 grams for a 160 pound adult. In the U.S., adults get an average of 15 percent of their calories from protein; for a person who requires a 2,000-calorie-per-day-diet, that’s about 75 grams of protein.”

Dr. Mercola’s article: Banned in 160 Nations…Yet the FDA Considers it Safe — For more information check out this government site–

To your good health!


March 7, 2010 - Posted by | Lifestyle Change | , , ,


  1. Interesting article and stats. We all should do a little research and learn more about natural health. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Our health as a nation is dispicable. We are the most unhealthy and sick. Considering our resources that really is sad.

    Comment by Natural Health | March 9, 2010 | Reply

    • Thank you! I couldn’t agree with you more. We have let so many things in our lives get out of hand–
      time to get back to the basics and toward vibrant health and healing.

      Comment by Bobbi | March 28, 2010 | Reply

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