Meat: A Welcome Mat for Bacterial Disease

There’s no shortage of ways meat can kill you. From deadly bacterial disease to heart problems, that steak, cheeseburger or rack of ribs will shorten your life, no doubt about it.

Bacterial disease, however, is among the scariest, and quickest ways your meat can kill you. The results so far have been tragic. We are strong advocates of cutting meat of of your diet here at AloeVera. The following story might just convince you to do the same.

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As 1½-year-old Simon Sparrow lay dying in a hospital in April 2004, doctors were perplexed as to what was causing his illness.

“None of the health care professionals at the University of Chicago had any clue as to why he died,” Simon’s mother, Everly Macario, recalls.

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“From the moment he got strange symptoms to when he died was 24 hours.”

Tests following Simon’s death revealed that he’d succumbed to an overwhelming infection caused by a highly antibiotic resistant strain of bacteria known as methicilliin-resistant Staph aureus, or MRSA. Despite having a doctorate in public health from Harvard, Macario had never heard of the bacterial disease, MRSA or its potentially deadly consequences.

Since her son’s death, Macario has made it her mission to raise awareness of these deadly infections and bacterial disease. On Tuesday in Washington, D.C., Macario joined a group of concerned mothers, health care providers, farmers and chefs in a roundtable meeting to raise awareness of the growing problem of antibiotic resistant bacteria.

The “Supermoms Against Superbugs” event, co-sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming, is meant to raise awareness of the link between antibiotic overuse in farm animals and an increase in antibiotic resistant “superbug” infections in humans.

Once superbugs such as MRSA, E. coli and salmonella escape the farm, they can spread their antibiotic resistance to other bacteria that also cause infections in humans.

Dr. James Johnson, an infectious bacterial disease specialist and professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota, says this is a big problem.

“Antibiotics are losing their effectiveness against bacteria,” Johnson says. “New antibiotics are not being developed at a fast enough rate, and we have fewer treatment options for infected patients.”

Superbugs can cause a variety of diseases in humans, including urinary tract infections, blood stream infections, meningitis and pneumonia. The most vulnerable patients tend to be the very young, chronically ill, hospitalized patients and the elderly. – Source

Breaking away from a meat-based diet is easier than ever. There are plenty of vegetarian options available today that cater to former meat eaters. These products are delicious, and don’t come with nearly the same risk of heart attack or bacteria.

Check out the following video to see just how easy going vegetarian can be.

Once you make the switch, you’ll find improved energy, better metabolism and an overall feeling of well-being. Many people take their vegetarian diet to the next level by implementing a raw food diet.

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