I feel really bad these days for the egg producers. They are once again getting the blame for America’s poor diet. Almost 2,000 illnesses from the strain of salmonella linked to the eggs were reported between May and July, about 1,300 more than usual. No deaths have been reported. The CDC is continuing to receive information from state health departments as people report their illnesses. The poor carbohydrate-rich diet which robs us of nutrients and ruins our immunity makes us more susceptible to things like salmonella, which ironically, is largely found on the outside of the eggs, not the inside. It’s important to remember that several things can cause an outbreak. For example, an infected person might contaminate the food while handling it. A contaminated food may be left out a room temperature for hours, allowing bacteria to multiply. It may not be cooked enough to kill the bacteria. Many people believe that the risk is inherent in the food, but that’s not the case. As the New York Times reports:

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly or people with weakened immune systems.

On MSNBC, for example, there is a large article about salmonella linked to eggs, but a very short article about its more common linkage, which was originally reported by the New York Times. As usual, the over-reactive Center for Science in the Public Interest, is making a big deal about poultry. Usually they focus on red meat, salt or something else, but now they have their sights on eggs and poultry. If they had their way, we would all be vegetarians.

As I’ve written so many times, get rid of carbohydrates in your diet and you don’t have to be concerned with egg safety. I don’t heat eggs before adding them to recipes or anything of the sort. I eat them confidently and don’t give it the slightest doubt because I do not eat that which robs my immunity. These bacteria have always been present in food but only now are people less immune to them as their sugar consumption grows and grows.

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Posted on August 19, 2010 at 8:32 pm by Charles · Permalink
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