P. D. Mangan has the goods on the wonder of steak over at Rogue Health and Fitness:
“You have to have been living in a cave for the past several decades not to have heard that red meat is bad for health. What’s the reality?
A recent meta-analysis (study of studies) looked at 20 different studies on the relation between red meat and coronary heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. The review concluded that red meat consumption was not associated with any of these diseases.
Another recent study, EPIC, looked at almost 500,000 people and found no relation between red meat consumption and all-cause mortality.
What about cancer? A recent analysis found that the “available epidemiologic data are not sufficient to support an independent and unequivocal positive association between red meat intake and CRC [colorectal cancer, the cancer most often claimed to be meat-caused].”
If red meat doesn’t cause disease, where does the idea that it’s deadly come from?
Some of these studies have found that processed meat is associated with increased health risks, so that’s part of the answer. Even if true (which I doubt), that does not mean that red meat such as steaks or hamburgers causes disease.
In any case, who’s been eating lots of meat over the past several decades in the face of advice to cut back? That’s right, people who ignore all health advice. They’re more likely to smoke, be obese, and to consume soda pop and French fries with their meat. These associations were wrongly blamed on meat consumption.
Americans used to eat far more meat than now, but heart disease was all but non-existent. There was also no obesity or diabetes epidemic.”
Though I don’t buy the idea that man has been around for millions of years, I do believe we are designed to eat meat. Without it, we simply do not have great health.
I get attacked by vegans on my YouTube channel now and again. One person wrote me recently to say I “wasn’t really David the ‘Good'” because I advocate eating meat.
Veganism is a cult. It’s not based in science or reality, but on how some people wish the world worked.
Something has to die to keep us fed. It doesn’t make sense from a biblical OR a Darwinian perspective to be vegan or vegetarian.
The Bible teaches that people who teach abstention from meats are literally teaching demonic ideas:
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.“
And if you are non-Christian and believe in Darwinian evolution, the idea that man should go vegetarian after “millions” of years of meat-eating is just silly. Why is it fine for tigers and dogs and bahfeemuses to eat meat but not man? Because of factory farming or something?
I used to have more tolerance for vegans but after having dealt with more than a few over the years after becoming a somewhat public figure, I no longer give them the time of day. If they want to be weak, soy-eating, grey-teethed, osteoporosis-prone meat-skippers for the sake of their consciences, that’s fine with me.
Just leave the rest of us in peace to enjoy our steak, bacon, and medium-rare bleu-cheese hamburgers.