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In this talk from the Low Carb USA conference, Dr. Ballerstedt debunks many myths about ruminants – and shows how they are part of the solution.
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A very informative presentation.
An unexpectd voice in the usual lineup. I thought it was worthwhile to listen to the side of the farmers. I would like to hear more about animal farms where the cattle are not romaing freely and how that method of raising animals impacts the quality of meat. I am still convinced that free roaming cattle produces higher quality meat than animals from farms where there no room to move, no dailight. Another presentation that would address these points woild be informative.
Yet another high quality awesome presentation.
The lack of proper knowledge in the public debate over health and ecology is worrying to say the least.
I also agree with Francoise, I also would very much to like to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of these issues. If @dietdoctor could help out with this I would be very grateful.
I find it interesting that cows get into ketosis. In fact farmers have for a long time treated this as a disease, since the cows don’t fatten “properly”, and change their food to treat it.
Cows have an elaborate stomach system to handle the fermentation of carbs. I’m speculating heavily here but maybe we could even say, “Cows don’t necessarily eat carbs”?
What is undeniable is that monoculture kills worms, bugs and bacteria that keep the soil alive, and it is responsible for soil degradation and erosion. This seems to be what has happened to land where agriculture has been around for millennia.
I recommend reading Grass Fed Nation by Graham Harvey.
Great talk! I totally agree with him. I’ve had all these thoughts myself. Why worry about grassfed beef if you’re still consuming seed oils? And a grain-fed steak is still immensely healthier than a loaf of bread. I have upgraded my eggs because I eat them regularly, and I can see a clear visual difference between a pastured and a “standard” egg. Yet, realistically a standard egg is still way better than a powerbar!
Hey Francoise, if you’re interested in that, read the book ‘The Dorito Effect’. Very interesting stuff.
Brilliant presentation. He is a gifted speaker. I learned so much. I am so grateful for this site.