Arsenic exposure and meat consumption- The “Poison-Free” Poultry Act
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Arsenic exposure and meat consumption- The “Poison-Free” Poultry Act

If we analyze arsenic pollution geographically, the U.S. is the number one most polluted place in the entire world. This is because arsenic-containing pesticides have been used in the farming industry for decades. Rice is not the main exposure source in the US. In the US around three-quarters of arsenic exposure comes from animal products directly and mostly from the chicken that is considered to be a “healthier” meat source. In second place is beef, then pork, hot dogs, eggs, milk.

Air pollution exposure- Health risks and prevention strategies
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Air pollution exposure- Health risks and prevention strategies

In India alone, around half a million people die each year due to air pollution while in the United States, around 41,000 people are estimated to die early because of air pollution. However, air pollution resulting in death is only a one part of the overall problem that air pollution is causing.

Farmed fish- “Cesspool” paradise
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Farmed fish- “Cesspool” paradise

Farmed fish have up to ten times the levels of pollutants than wild fish. Fish waste and also uneaten feed drop to the bottom beneath these farms and start to decompose. Also, the excrement of the animals themselves is used as fish feed. In order to cope with these conditions farmed fish are vaccinated as minnows. After vaccination fish is always on antibiotics and pesticides.

Pesticides in food, exposure in the standard American diet- 80 percent from meat
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Pesticides in food, exposure in the standard American diet- 80 percent from meat

Most of the pesticides and especially heavy metals and other toxic waste pollutants we get, we get from meat. More than 80 percent of pesticide exposure in the standard American diet comes from animal products, not from fruits or vegetables.

Pesticides, GMO’s, and toxic overload.
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Pesticides, GMO’s, and toxic overload.

Pesticides are neurotoxins for insects but not for humans. Exposure to these substances in the human population directly causes cancer and other tumors, leukemia, lymphoma, birth defects, infertility, and other reproductive problems, stillbirth, spontaneous abortion, sterility and infertility, brain and nervous system damage, damage to the liver, kidneys, lungs, and other body organs.

Calorie restriction, Autophagy, Longevity, and Muscle loss
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Calorie restriction, Autophagy, Longevity, and Muscle loss

We all want to have muscle mass as much as possible and fast metabolism as much as possible so that we can eat and don’t gain weight. The question is how normal is this and what is the price of constant eating with no restriction even if we don’t gain executive weight? Evolutionary biology will again tell us what is healthy.

Alcohol health risks- The “French paradox”, “the wine”, and “in moderation”
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Alcohol health risks- The “French paradox”, “the wine”, and “in moderation”

Somehow we all believe that one glass of wine is not all that bad and can actually be good and health-promoting because of all of the antioxidants from the grapes. People are not aware that alcohol does other things than “just” killing our brain cells or stressing our liver. It is a genotoxic, cancerous, pro-inflammatory mutagen.