KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: Cancer from processed foods! PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 09 May 2014 11:15

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

 

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred…” (Proverbs 15:17, the Holy Bible).

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CANCER FROM PROCESSED FOODS: The horrors of eating processed food, among them incurring health and life-threatening diseases like cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes, got highlighted  during the speech of medical-doctor-cancer-survivor Dr. Marilou Catibog, a guest of the Rotary Club of Intramuros.

The prescription, Dr. Catibog said, is to avoid eating these kinds of food altogether, for partaking of them during our meals is very much like eating “embalmed animals”, with each and every chemical that went into the “embalming process” also going into our bodies.

Eat vegetables, fruits, and take dietary supplements, said the doctor, whose parents (father and mother) died of cancer and whose siblings are also battling with the disease. Dr. Catibog said she licked the “Big C” by precisely eating vegetables, fruits, avoiding meat, and imbibing a lot of dietary supplements. Wow! And to think that our people are bombarded with daily advertisements in all media, enticing them to eat processed food as if their very lives depended on it.

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SCHOOLS MUST TEACH OUR CHILDREN THE DANGERS OF JUNK FOODS: My former law professor at the UP College of Law in Diliman, Quezon City several years back, Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago, is on the right track seeking the imposition of taxes on junk foods, for the illnesses brought about by junk foods now account for millions of death in the Philippines annually.

We have to stop the danger to life posed by these junk foods alright, but then, the noble objective of this move by the feisty lady senator will be better achieved if a more aggressive legislative stand is taken by her.

I am thinking that Sen. Santiago should come up with a law that would teach our school children (and even our out of school youth) about the dangers of junk foods and other processed food and meat products which are now selling like hot cakes in all parts of the country.

Then, we should also legislate on the standards that meat and food processors and junk food makers should comply with in manufacturing their products, to assure less salt and chemicals going into them, and into our own bodies as well.

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GOD WANTED MAN TO BE VEGETARIAN: Here is what the Bible, in its Genesis 1:29, says about what God wants us to eat so we can have a longer life, really: “Then God said, `I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.

“ `And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant

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