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  1. J B
    December 20, 2017 @ 12:15 pm

    Also in group 1- exhaust (stop driving or being near cars that are driving), all alcoholic beverages, paint. also in group 1: oral contraceptives, Estrogen therapy for post menopausal women, outdoor air pollution.

    I’m all for not exposing oneself to anymore carcinogenic sunstances than we have to, but I rarely find anyone telling women not to use birth control or telling everyone to stop drinking. Far more alcohol and birth control is consumed in this country than bacon.


  2. Annette
    December 20, 2017 @ 12:45 pm

    Victoria, I’m 65 and believe what we eat is killing us! My husband and I have changed our eating and are becoming vegetarians. Can you share some recipes or menus you use?? It’s really hard to find restaurants that serve healthy items. My daughter lives in Phoenix and they have lots of wonderful restaurants that serve vegetarian dishes.


  3. Diana Gibbs
    December 20, 2017 @ 12:52 pm

    But what if we cook it in the oven…sprinkled with brown sugar? That can’t be bad right? Plus we don’t need the exhaust fan dealiebob.
    Hugs, Di


    • Bernie
      December 20, 2017 @ 10:12 pm

      and add maple syrup and black pepper, and a smidge of cayenne. That’ the way I want to go.


  4. Emily
    December 20, 2017 @ 7:29 pm

    I have copied & saved this, plus posted it to Facebook. This is the best damn argument I have seen. You rock.


  5. Bernie
    December 20, 2017 @ 10:11 pm

    I eat bacon… moderation. I really dont want to live to 100. Ninety-nine is fine with me. My recent bloodwork is the best it’s been in over 10 years.I’m holding out that it a few years it will be found that bacon is not going to kill you. Just like coffee was bad, and now its good, eggs were bad and now they’re not the cause of high cholesterol. I wear sunscreen and my seat belt. I’ve cut out as much salt and sugar as I can. You gotta pick your poison. I pick bacon.


  6. Jessica
    December 20, 2017 @ 11:25 pm

    It may be a shorter life but it sure is a tasty one 😉 I don’t eat very much meat but a few times a year I crave bacon & steak and couldn’t imagine giving it up. In the past 2 years alone they have linked Eggs to dementia & milk to fibromyalgia but then both were disproven and/or theories changed based on evidence of the test subjects.

    Growing up in the midwest (a meat & potato lifestyle) I saw first hand how unhealthy such lifestyle is and made sure not to live that lifestyle. I honestly think that the link from bacon/meat to cancer (in these studies) comes from the likelyhood that most of the people who eat A LOT of processed and red meat also drink soda, eat junk food with fillers like high fructose corn syrup, etc….to link bacon with cigarettes is just ridiculous.

    Snopes and Wired both did articles on this with the help of top oncologists and the consensus was basically: “The scientific evidence linking both processed meat and tobacco to certain types of cancer is strong. In that sense, both are carcinogens. But smoking increases your relative risk of lung cancer by 2,500 percent; eating two slices of bacon a day increases your relative risk for colorectal cancer by 18 percent. Given the frequency of colorectal cancer, that means your risk of getting colorectal cancer over your life goes from about 5 percent to 6 percent and, well, YBMMV. (Your bacon mileage may vary.) “If this is the level of risk you’re running your life on, then you don’t really have much to worry about,” says Alfred Neugut, an oncologist and cancer epidemiologist at Columbia.”

    I noticed when reading the links that the Q&A says things like
    – “Eating red meat has not yet been established as a cause of cancer…..”
    _ “The cancer risk related to the consumption of red meat is more difficult to estimate because the evidence that red meat causes cancer is not as strong…”
    – “The strongest, but still limited, evidence for an association with eating red meat is for colorectal cancer…”

    I agree that eating a diet full of such things is unhealthy and is bound to lead to horrible consequences but I also believe that everything in moderation is best for our bodies.


  7. Bethany
    December 20, 2017 @ 11:44 pm

    Bacon is better when cooked in the oven! Place on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven. Straight pieces,no splattering grease, no mess, and tah dah…..great bacon! No need for hood! Problem solved!!!! Happy Holidays!


  8. Jenny Young
    December 20, 2017 @ 11:51 pm

    Whew…that was a long rant! But I did read it.

    Bacon was around a long time before the food industry, by the way.


  9. Jennifer Rambo
    December 22, 2017 @ 2:16 am

    I find myself becoming more nd more resistant to those who want to tell me what and how to eat. I am not over weight, very healthy and enjoy life. I have a friend that has ruined our friendship by nonstop preaching about every bite of food I eat. She does this with all of the ladies in our group and one byone we have dropped her . The constant emails, newspaper articles is a turn off. Why would I listen to a doctor of unknown skill on television rather than take the word of my physican? For those of you that choose this path, that is great. But not everyone is interested in hearing about it. There is an abundance of information available, plus medical doctors have nutritional programs available. When you hammer someone, you are more than likely making them more resistant. And why do you think it is your business what other people chose to eat?


  10. me
    December 26, 2017 @ 11:19 pm

    I was vegetarian/vegan for decades and guess what I got sick eating a diet of all organic home grown vegetables, fruits and some grains. I was eating kale before most of you were born! lol

    Because of my being vegan I developed a bone disease and my bones break so easily that it happens when I cough hard. Yep! So painful I don’t have words.

    I use to forge the way for all to convert as well. Until I developed a tumor the size of a small melon.

    There are no sure fire ways to omit diseases. My aunt a vegan also suffered before her death from several illness. She was very very thin and jogged every single day for decades. My grandmother her sister ate any thing she wanted was just always active and was sick 30 days before dying with no suffering. They died at almost the same age!

    I’m for you not against you I just know my body did not like being a vegan. ; ) I just had a meat free meal for dinner tonight, shhh.


  11. kelly
    December 27, 2017 @ 5:10 pm

    I’ll skip the bacon PSA (because know your farmer and skip smoking the bacon) and talk instead about how my house smells when I’m roasting peppers over my gas flame and I FORGET to turn on my jet engine force range hood (BEST brand is yeah — the best). When I see the gunk that has been sucked into the filters I think how can anyone even question not having an excellent hood for their stove? That gunk would be on my walls, settle into my floor, countertops, rugs…Hoods are good. Now back to bacon. Two grandparents lived into late nineties & early 100s. Bacon eaters. But they didn’t drink or smoke. A good friend was a vegetarian all her life, never smoked, never overweight, only small wine consumption–cancer. Just saying.


  12. Diane
    December 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

    Superiority is detrimental to health and followers and no one is entitled to anything other the pursuit of life. I used to enjoy your posts, but seriously you have lost touch with reality, Victoria. There’s more to life than saving kittens, being vegan, and chasing after odd household pieces. Here’s hoping you find purpose and meaning in your New Year.


    • judy
      January 8, 2018 @ 7:22 pm

      Superiority is detrimental to health- also good manners. Free statement of an opinion,do you castigate the bloggers who express an affinity for purple carpets while you would not endure purple for a million in ca$h?

      We humans once had to struggle mightily for something to eat and shelter from the storm and Beasts that had a hankering for eating us. Now we have food in abundance,produced in factory farms and huge ships that drag the Ocean and kill off the fish populations that once existed in almost endless abundance. Nothing lasts forever and I fear our smug complacency will one day snap back and bring us a grim reality of all that we have sown and all that we will reap. Too soon old-too late smart.


  13. AnnW
    January 3, 2018 @ 2:54 pm

    The best way to cook bacon is in the microwave.. Use a special ridged microwave platter and lots of paper towels to soak up the fat. It makes the Best bacon.


  14. April
    January 4, 2018 @ 7:54 am

    What if Grandma was right and the WHO is wrong? What do we do with the contradictory studies….
    I’ve read that stress is the greatest killer, so I think I’m just going to chill on this topic and see where the next 40 years lead.
    Live ling and prosper!


  15. Anne
    January 8, 2018 @ 9:06 pm

    Lacto-ovo veg here, with a downdraft stove. If you saute onions and garlic, or cook curry, you need some sort of vent. Those things smell great when they’re cooking, not so much at 2:00 am. Blech.


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