Just when you thought the blind support of water fluoridation, removing natural health products, and allowing countless dangerous pharmaceuticals into the marketplace was the “just” of how Health Canada is helping to keep Canadians safe. This new guideline hits the main stream.
Hold the pablum: Give that baby some meat, new Canadian guidelines advise
“Forget squash and sweet potatoes; steak is now recommended for baby’s first solid food.
In a major departure, new Canadian guidelines say parents should be offering their six-month-old infants meat, fish, poultry or meat alternatives two or three times a day.
And they say these iron-rich foods should be the first that babies consume when being introduced to solids.
The recommendations, part of a joint statement quietly released last week by Health Canada, are sure to give some parents pause.
Previously, it was recommended that babies start out eating infant cereals, followed by fruits and vegetables, as they transition to solid foods.
“Traditionally, we’ve been telling parents that meat is the last food to introduce,” said Daina Kalnins, manager of clinical dietetics at the Hospital for Sick Children. “But when you look at why, there is no reason to do that.”
Kalnins, who was not involved in drafting the new guidelines, said parents can still introduce infant cereals first, but that meats or meat alternatives should be offered “sooner rather than later.”
I could go on for some time about why I would not do this, but will stick to this one for now.
The beef industry has acknowledged that 94% of all North American beef cattle have hormone implants, which are banned in Europe as a cancer hazard. The cattle are also fed Monsanto GMO corn. Which in a recent study from France has shown causes extreme amounts of tumors and fertility problems in rats.
Side effects from the growth hormones include: Joint swelling, joint pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, increased risk of diabetes. In some cases, it produce an immune response against the growth hormone and may also be a risk factor for Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
One survey of adults that had been treated with replacement cadaver GH (which has not been used anywhere in the world since 1985) during childhood showed a mildly increased incidence of colon cancer and prostate cancer.
So parents should feed their babies this? In place of good wholesome fruits and vegetables?
Health Canada continues to out do themselves on giving Canadians more reasons to totally disband the agency. Health Canada has become (if not always been) a government agency that is looking out for corporate interests above the health of the people!