Yes, Judy, I did see the (bad) news about red meat but so badly don’t want to come across as the meat Nazi EVERY day. I have really been trying hard to keep plant-based diet beliefs to Thursday as far as blogging goes, but certainly it is an every day thing for me, and yes, I believe that red meat encourages cancer cells to grow. It is bigger than that, for me though. Instead of bashing any animal products in particular, I just think that the avoidance of them is better for our health ALL THE WAY AROUND. It was particularly interesting to see an article in this month’s natural muscle magazine, that mimicked these beliefs. Interesting because fitness magazines are always all about the protein, but in this article titled Tips for Longevity, I read this: “Cut the Meat! Adopt a plant based nutrition program. Meat and dairy products contribute to high cholesterol levels and the leave the body acidic. Energetically speaking, the body was not intended to be a cemetery, meat is dead, it has a vibrational frequency of a whopping zero, which is going to drag you down; mind, body and soul and is taking away energy from you in the amount of extra work your digestive system will have to do to properly digest it. Choose nourishing high vibrational foods such as fruits and vegetables…these are jam packed with anti-oxidants, nutrients and enzymes. They are also rich in pure water which will cleanses the blood and lymph systems.” She goes on to say “Reduce your protein intake as it cannot be stored in the body like fats and carbs. Extra protein will just take up space in your stomach until its expelled and while it sits around it is hard on your kidneys and liver because it is purely acidic. The protein requirement in a healthy adult is the amount needed to replace obligatory losses. The only way to be low on protein is if you aren’t eating enough calories in general. The more fresh fruits and vegetables you eat, the less protein your body will need to perform at it’s peak. Our body is an amazing recycling machine, and is able to turn over 100-300 grams of our OWN protein every day.” The author of this article happens to be Channa Serenity, WBFF Pro Bikini Athlete, and here is her picture. Clearly she is none the worse off for avoiding meat and limiting her protein intake. Additionally she is a big believer in meditation, deep breathing and yoga and clearly has some good vibrations going!