Going hand in hand with our efforts to cut our hormone in the dairy we were eating is eating meat without hormones. To accomplish this we don’t buy any meat from the grocery store. Currently, we buy grass raised beef from my parents(until we get our own cows) and we buy whole chickens from the local Hutterite colony.
In cattle and sheep, growers use growth hormones such as estrogen and testosterone. That means when you eat meat with these hormones administered you are at more of a risk to develop breast cancer or prostate cancer. Seeing as I am already at risk for breast cancer, in my case it’s a very smart thing to avoid these hormones if at all possible.
Adding these hormones into meat can also wreak havic on your monthly hormone cycle. Our hormone levels should be between a certain amount and even being at the higher or the lower end of those scales can upset the hormonal balance in your system.
Growth hormones in meats also cause premature puberty in kids and an increase in ovarian cysts.(Which as I mentioned before, are completely awful) And early puberty puts girls at a higher risk for breast cancer later in life.
Not to long ago we watched the video Food Inc. (which you can get streamed free from Netflix or free with Amazon Prime) it’s very informative on how chicken and beef is processed for sale.
As I mentioned in my first post about raw milk, taking hormones out of our diet from the dairy products and the meat products has made a big difference on my personal hormone levels, so I know that it’s effective.
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Do you try and avoid hormones in meat? If you buy meat from somewhere other than the grocery store, where do you get it from?