Friday, July 25, 2008

Hot Dogs Kill Children

During these dog days of summer, we worship the grilled American icon on a white bread bun: the Tube Steak.

Sing along. Do you wish you were an Oscar Meyer Weiner? The dog kids love to bite? When I think of a hot dog, I think of Oscar Meyer. Frankfurters, however, originated in Frankfurt, Germany in 1852.

Today, beloved Wieners are served in 95 % of the homes in the U.S.A. Japanese owned Seven-Eleven is North America's number-one retailer of hot dogs, selling approximately100 million each year. NASA even approved hot dogs as a regular item on Apollo moon flights, Skylab missions & space shuttle flights. Babe Ruth once sucked down 12 hot dogs along with 8 bottles of soda between games of a double header. He was reportedly scurried to the hospital after the game with a severe case of indigestion. Ya think? Isn’t gluttony, one of God’s Seven Deadly Sins? Proverbs 6:16-19.

Yes, I’m aware the Good Book says not to pass judgment on one another, so I‘m calling this, ‘Privileged Information: on a need-to-know-basis’.
Three different studies have come out in the past year, finding that the consumption of hot dogs can be a risk factor for childhood cancer. The worst meat goes into hot dogs—animal cheeks, lips, ears, scrotum, and rear ends. These byproducts should be thrown away; instead they pump them full of nitrates, sodium and dyes. Without the red color produced by the nefarious preservative, hot dogs would be brown.
In Denver researchers studied childhood cancer cases and discovered that children born to mothers who consumed hot dogs one or more times weekly during pregnancy, doubles the risk of developing brain tumors. Children who munch hot dogs one or more times per week that were cooked by Dad were at higher risk of brain cancer. I feel compelled to share my research with you, because I care.

Weenies contain less protein in 3-1/2 ounces than any other meat source. The ‘offal’ list of ingredients; 56 percent water and up to 3 percent offal, along with powdered bone, fat and a delightful assortment of additives to combat botulism.
The Cancer Prevention Coalition says that as frankfurters cook, nitrites combine with amines naturally present in meat to form nasty carcinogenic N-nitroso compounds. It is suspected that nitrites can combine with amines in the human stomach to form N-nitroso compounds. These compounds are known carcinogens and have been associated with cancer of the oral cavity, urinary bladder, esophagus, and brain. Why not sip an embalming fluid Martini? We place this into our Holy Temple? Yikes.
Source: The Onion and

MSG is used as an unlisted flavor enhancer in hot dogs. According to Dr. Russell Blaylock, an author and neurosurgeon, there is a link between sudden cardiac death, particularly in athletes, and excitotoxic damage caused by MSG and artificial sweeteners.
If hot dogs are labeled all-meat or all-beef, they must contain at least 85 percent meat or beef. The all-meat version can contain a blend of beef, pork, chicken or turkey and of course, succulent, edible offal. Sandi and I eat Smart Dogs by Lightlife. Soy Smart Dog Dogs are packed with 8 grams of soy protein and tomato pulp used as a coloring agent rather than nitrates and food colorings. Recent English studies discovered food colorings intensify aggressive behavior in children and adults with ADD or ADHD. The meat-free pups do not grill very well, so boil, not microwave and don’t make a big deal out of it. Be lovingly sneaky.
The sensible solution? Read ingredient labels, and avoid hot dogs, bacon, or Jerky that contain nitrites. Nitrite is also used for its red color.

Not all hot dogs on the market contain nitrites you might consider becoming an agent of change by contacting your local school board to find out whether your children are being fed nitrite hot dogs in the cafeteria. Diplomatically request they serve nitrite-free hot dogs
Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.

Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All food is clean, but it is wrong for a man to eat anything that causes someone else to stumble. Romans, Chapter 14:

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