The Impossible Burger. The Beyond Burger. Lab meat. All of these are touted as healthy alternatives to the real deal: a beef burger. Today, Sally Fallon Morell, the head of the Weston A. Price Foundation makes a case for including animal products in our diet.
As Sally goes over the highlights from the fall Wise Traditions journal, she goes in-depth, explaining why pseudo meat is a poor substitute for real meat. Their cheap and highly-processed ingredients (including soy, pea protein, artificial flavorings, and colorings) make for an unhealthy choice for us and for the planet.
In this episode, Sally also touches on the importance of mitochondrial health, “gentle cooking,” and the dangers of ultrasound technology and even microwave ovens. The conversation, overall, is a solid reminder of why we need to return to the most natural, real foods and approaches to maintaining good health.
Highlights from the conversation include:
- Where the push for a plant-based diet comes from
- Sally’s thoughts on the pro-vegan “Gamechangers” documentary
- Beaumont’s study on the stomach and digestion
- Why we need to cook some foods for ease of digestion
- How mitochondria membranes need saturated fatty acids
- The list of what interferes with mitochondrial function, which includes: antibiotics, fructose, glyphosate, cell phones, and statin drugs
- Why cell phones interfere with mitochondrial health
- The dangers of prenatal ultrasound
- Studies show that ultrasound is correlated with speech problems and genital development
- How even the prenatal monitor uses ultrasound technology and is problematic
- How bovine fetal serum is used to feed “lab meat” cells
- The Beyond burger is made with pea protein and lots of flavorings and chemicals
- The Impossible burger is made of genetically modified soy beans
- How all of the above are cheap, processed food that is marketed in a clever way
- The soy “experiment” conducted on prisoners in Illinois, demonstrating the problems with soy in the diet: digestive problems, problems with menstruation, etc.
- Why Sally recommends “gentle cooking” over the microwave
- Japanese study showing 4 ways of heating milk and how they all denatured the milk proteins
Wise Traditions fall journal 2019
“Nourishing Fats” by Sally Fallon Morell