Not Your Grandmothers Chicken
Doesn't just about everybody like chicken? And doesn't it bring up memories of the family around the table, enjoying a wholesome meal and good family time? Chicken's the inexpensive choice, with thousands upon thousands of recipes singing its praises.
Well, those were the good old days. I hate to be the one to break the bad news, but they've gone and messed with good old chicken.
Antibiotics into chicken eggs
Tyson shoots antibiotics into chicken eggs before they hatch, then, when the chicken hatches, grows and is ready to go to market, they call it natural, saying no antibiotics were used in raising the chicken. How about that? A truthful statement that means a lie!
But I'm not here to talk about antibiotics, health-damaging though they may be.
And I'm not here to talk about the hormones they use to pump up chickens in farm factories. Even though chickens with thunder thighs just aren't natural.
No, I'm here to talk about 'broth,' the tainted liquid they add to processed chicken before it hits the grocery store shelves.
Sometimes the broth is simply salted water, where processed-to-death salt gets added with a heavy hand.
But usually it's a heavily salted broth laced with soy, which, they say, enhances the flavor. Soy, of course, is basically a poison.
Soy is chock-a-block full of bogus estrogen that's ready, willing and able to throw our endocrine system into a serious tizzy. Enough of the stuff, and men end up with breasts, women with PMS, boys with a lifetime of low testosterone and girls who enter the land of PMS at an unnaturally early age.
Now that's a barrel of laughs right there! Sheesh!
But, hark! Soy also comes heavily laden with brain-damaging glutamate. Brain damaging? Oh, indeed.
Glutamate damages the part of the brain called the hypothalamus, the ruler of both our nervous system and endocrine system.
You may end up with peripheral neuropathy, a fancy name for pins, needles, pain and numbness in your arms and/or legs. Or you may end up with an auto-immune disease.
And since the hypothalamus controls the pituitary, thyroid, adrenals and sex glands, they may all go on a downhill slide into malfunction, too. And for this you're paying money.
Problem you don't want
Ho, boy, are you paying! The chicken factories charge for that odious liquid. If a package of chicken is 15% broth, then 15% of the price you pay is for tainted liquid that does a number on your health! If the chicken costs $9.00, you're paying $1.35 to buy a problem you don't want.
And the salt they use isn't far behind in all the trouble causing. Sea salt it ain't! It's the nutrition-free salt that "pours when it rains," and our bodies don't like it so much.
Natural chicken has about 300mg of salt per pound. Add the broth, though, and that number jumps another 2000mg per pound. Our bodies know what to do with natural salt, but the stuff they add to the broth? Not so much. You can almost hear the whimpering of body parts.
So what to do?
Get free range, 100% organic chicken. Labels can monkey around with the word 'organic,' but 100% takes away the wiggle room. 100% organic avoids the antibiotics, the hormones and the broth.
But why did they have to go and make it so hard?
God is good,
Copyright by Bette Dowdell. All rights reserved
P.S. Bette Dowdell is not a doctor, nor does she purport to be She's a patient who's been studying and successfully handling her own endocrine problems for more than 30 years. She offers introductory teleseminars and an in-depth 12-month subscription program, "Moving to Health" about living well with endocrine issues. She explains how things work-or don't, discusses what things to avoid as well as the things that help, and she provides a lot of well-researched nutritional information. Subscribe to her free e-zine at Information is power.