Food Manufacturers' Misleading Labeling
It is incredibly disturbing our food manufacturers disregard the harm caused to American health and what is more disturbing, they seek permission to and it is given. The medical discovery is specific - our need for Omega 3 fish oil, not more Omega 3 ALA. And the trusting, unsuspecting American who hasn't the time to delve into the research rushes to purchase Omega 3 products believing they are helping their health. From Omega 3 eggs, Omega 3 bread, and now Omega 3 meats, the addition of Omega 3 in their product is more plant derived ALA, the undisputed culprit. Little did they know they just added harmful Omega 3 ALA.
Center for Science In The Public Interest (CSPI)
Research shows that omega-3s found only in fish and some plants are "good" fatty acids, and help prevent heart disease. But the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) says consumers are being hoodwinked when it comes to omega-3 eggs. These egg producers, egged on by their trade association, is brazenly putting omega-3 claims in big print on the front of the labels, knowing that that is a buzzword that will attract people" says Michael Jacobson of the CSPI.
On Thursday the organization called on the FDA to enforce its own regulations and stop the egg industry from using what it calls misleading labels and advertising. "It's like using filtered cigarettes to prevent cancer. It ain't gonna happen. These eggs are loaded with cholesterol, which promotes heart disease," Jacobson claims.
It's not just economic fraud, which it is, but it is a serious health problem," Jacobson argues". (cbsnewshealthwatch)
The egg industry isn't the only culprit of economic fraud. It is rampant throughout the food manufacturing industry and we're being hood-winked. And the FDA and the USDA, the watch dogs for American health, tightly bound to the food manufacturers allows this to continue. Michael Jacobson calls it economic fraud – my feelings run more to injustice, unethical, and the single most damaging mislabeling of foods ever in American history. And now it's meats, too.
The USDA Gives Approval for Omega 3 Labeling On Meats
Natural and Organic Food Group, Inc. (NOFG) announced today that the company has obtained USDA approval for a full line of Omega 3 DELI products under the PEI PORK brand. First to market, NOFG'S product portfolio include Omega 3 Hot Dogs, Omega 3 sliced and bulk Ham, Omega 3 Kielbasy, Omega 3 Bologna and Omega 3 Bacon all under the PEI PORK brand. In addition to the high Omega 3 content that has a perfect Healthy Balance™ ratio with Omega 6, the Omega 3 DELI line features NO MSG, GLUTEN FREE and NO FILLERS."
Our animals are fed a wholesome diet of primarily roasted soybeans and flaxseed which provide a flavorful culinary experience". NOFG'S PEI PORK Omega 3 DELI products provide enough Omega 3 fatty acids to supply the FDA recommended daily allowance for a North American adult. (mmdenewsire.com)
Let's Clear The Stage For The Truth
There are three essential fatty acids we must have in balance – ALA derived from plant oils, and EPA and DHA derived from fish oils. Flax seed oil, soybean oil, other vegetable oils, have so proliferated the American diet, the statistics show the ratios in our bodies are a shocking 20 plant oils to 1 (less than) fish oil - 20:1. In the Omega 3 content of this line of meats, they have added high amounts of ALA from flaxseed oil and soybean oil they proudly feed their animals for you to consume. And the USDA gave them permission.
Medical communities from Harvard to UCLA to the National Institutes of Health, with scores in between, daily publish research and studies showing Omega 3 plant oils are converted to Omega 6 causing a health epidemic in America. Why? An over-abundance of ALA, in simple terms, produces arachidonic acid which begins a vicious cycle of chronic inflammation. And chronic inflammation is at the core of every disease we have.
The argument is given, some plant oils may convert ALA to EPA and DHA but the truth is, without going into a lengthy discussion of long chains, our bodies ability to convert plant derived ALA to anything that is good for our health is nill. This small yet critical detail has confused the American public more than any other single element to the Omega 3 craze. And the shocking proof of that is the continued and daily documented rise in disease in America from an over-abundance of ALA seed oils. Latest statistics – 3 out of 4 Americans have either disease, chronic pain or depression and the 4th is waiting to happen.
We Are Floating In ALA Plant Oils
Americans are attracted to the buzzword "Omega 3" and rarely question the integrity of our food manufacturers. Nor do they suspect the greatest breakthrough in medicine today is being manipulated to line the coffers of the food industry for they rely on the FDA to alert the public. They'll read an announcement that the USDA gave full approval for a line of meat products being labeled "Omega 3" and buy them for their doctor said, add Omega 3. But the doctor said, add Omega 3 fish oil.
The distinction between the two is so critical yet the free license of food manufacturers to cash in on the Omega 3 band wagon grows more each day to the detriment of our health. And the FDA and USDA cannot, or will not, take the time to grasp the significance of the medical science that is abundantly clear. They have become ineffective government agencies yet hold the most power to determine what is good for health in America. And Americans rely heavily on their word.
It is of the utmost importance to your health that you understand the difference. Omega 3 derived from plant oils is the culprit - flaxseed oil, soybean oil, vegetable oils (ALA) for it converts to Omega 6, and without going into a length discussion of long chains the research is clear – our bodies convert it to inflammation. The beneficial Omega 3 EPA and DHA we must have today to change the fatty balance cart is derived from fish oil.
Finding A Good Fish Oil Supplement
The only way to bring the balance of oils to a 1:1 ratio as they were intended from evolution is through adding pure Omega 3 EPA DHA fish oil from a reputable manufacturer of fish oils. Not a dealer, reseller or retailer for their oils have been purchased in 50 gallon drums, source and origin of fish unknown, may have sat in warehouses for six months then shipped to a plant for rendering into capsule form. Those oils lack the right source of fish and purification process needed to effect a change in your health. Those dealers, resellers and retailers of inferior fish oil are as unethical and as guilty of committing economic fraud as are food manufacturers for both take advantage of consumer trust.
If you purchase a fish oil product that says it contains EPA and DHA, molecularly distilled, consume the equivalent of one gram a day for 30 days and have felt no relief or change in your health, it isn't going to come. The American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health recommends one gram a day to maintain health, and up to 4 grams and more for challenging health issues.
Freebies, Two For One's, Half Price
Did your blood pressure come down, cholesterol numbers change, feel the difference in pain? Do you feel mentally brighter and clear headed? All these things and much more will come from pure EPA and DHA. Once you balance the fatty acids of fish oils to plant oils to a 1:1 ratio, your body will respond in ways that will amaze and delight you and your physician. Of all the discoveries in modern science and medicine of the last 50 years, this one holds universally true for all of mankind, from children to aging seniors.
Shelves in stores and sites on the internet are proliferated with fish oil supplements, half price, two for one, free bottles, and while we all love a good deal, we want good health more for without that, life holds little joy. Molecular distillation is an expensive process requiring skill, trained personnel, exposure and timing of distilling oils critical, special equipment, all of which must begin with the right fatty fish. For a manufacturer of anything at all to stay in business, those costs must be part of the purchase price. And in fish oil supplements, it speaks to the quality you'll receive. Let common sense guide you in your purchase of fish oil and let the results in your health be the only indicator that matters.
Lois Smithers spent years researching Omega 3's and other sea-based health solutions. A former avid equestrian who suffered competition injuries, she credits Omega 3 with ending painful chronic inflammation from two fractured vertebra. With Deb Morgan, they own Sea-Based Health, LLC, focusing on the latest Omega 3 research, and sea-based products for today's challenging health issues. For amazing health tips and recommended products visit http://seabasedhealth.com.
To read Lois' research on Omega 3, Omega 6 inflammation related illnesses, and how our Omega 6 / Omega 3 balance got out of whack in our bodies, you can visit her website by clicking on this link.