Dec 23, 2015

Enjoy the Roast Beast

I had to share...

I love the Christmas movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  I also love roast beast.  (Just passed the nine month mark of eating meat only.)  So when the WHO (World Health Organization) came out with their scare-mongering BS about how meat causes cancer, Georgia Edes MD of Diagnosis Diet decided to write a Dr. Seuss Poem about the roast beast.

I've copied it here, but you really need to go to Dr. Ede's blog and read up.  She's a genius, and one of the people who helped me understand what I had been doing to my body for decades thanks to organizations like WHO.

THE GRINCH, THE WHO, ROAST BEAST & YOU

  • Folks the world over liked red meat a lot,
  • But the cancer committee in WHO-Ville did not.
  • “Those vouching for meat should be guilty of treason!”
  • (Please don’t ask why, no one quite knows the reason)
  • It may be the way that it’s processed or fried,
  • Or the fact that it has so much iron inside.
  • But I think that the most likely reason of all
  • May have been that WHO brains were two sizes too small.
  • Staring down from their towers with judgemental frowns
  • At healthy meat-eaters below in their towns
  • Feasting on pork chops and luscious roast beast.
  • (Roast beast is a feast WHO can’t stand in the least.)
  • The WHO hated all meats–especially from cow!
  • “We’ve got to stop red meat from coming, but how?”
  • Then they got an idea! An awful idea.
  • The WHO got a wonderful, awful idea.
  • “We know just what we’ll do!” the WHO snickered one day,
  • “We’ll shout meat causes cancer, and scare meat away!”
  • All we need is some data! The WHO looked around,
  • But good data is scarce, there was none to be found.
  • Did that stop the WHO? That did not trip them up;
  • “We don’t need solid science, we’ll make some stuff up!”
  • They puzzled and puzzed till their puzzlers were sore.
  • Then the WHO thought of something they thought we’d fall for!
  • More than 800 studies they stuffed in a sack;
  • “With numbers this big, they won’t dare to attack!”
  • But they based their conclusions on just twenty-nine,
  • Fifteen of which showed that red meat was just fine!
  • But these studies weren’t studies at all, it turned out.
  • They were basically guesses that weren’t tested out.
  • They thought they could fool folks like you and like me.
  • “Correlation’s causation!” WHO shouted with glee.
  • Then three or four studies of rats they tossed in.
  • (Rats pre-injected with carcinogen!!!)
  • They left out the ones showing red meat is good.
  • Hoping no one would notice (but you knew I would).
  • And three human studies they threw in there, too.
  • But these studies were poorly designed (sad but true).
  • WHO dares condemn meat based on numbers so wee?
  • Three human studies—the audacity!
  • Maybe beef, pork and lamb are no cause for alarm.
  • Maybe red meat, in fact, doesn’t cause any harm.
  • It’s got protein and iron and vitamins too.
  • The truth is that red meat is healthy for you!
  • This holiday season I hope you won’t fear.
  • What the WHO said about meat—the facts are not there!
  • May you all enjoy time with your families and feast
  • On healthy whole foods and delicious roast beast:)

1 comment:

  1. It's a good thing red meat is good to eat, as we all love it. thanks for the poem, it is good. People tell us that certain foods are bad, but we have to use our best judgement to decide what we need to do for our selves. I do know lots of things that I love that are really not good for you health and weight wise, but roast beast is not one of them.

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