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The Real Cost of Eating Meat

June 8th, 2015

Since the dawn of mankind, we as humans have hunted wild animals for sustenance. Times have changed, and in this new age focused on healthy eating while relieving stress on our environment we consistently question just how safe old practices are for our ailing world.

In particular, much attention has been focused lately on how safe it is for our environment to eat meat. Are we seriously harming our environment just for the sake of tradition? Are we justified in this behavior or are we just rationalizing it? Recent studies suggest we shouldn’t be eating so much meat if we want a greener, more sustainable world.

Eating meat hurts the environment in more ways than one. For starters, instead of using land for growing crops it is used to raise animals. This means we’re losing both water, soil, and wood to make sheds for these animals. Aside from the loss of water, animal raising for sustenance is the top cause of water pollution, making it a double threat.

Love eating hamburgers? They’re most costly than you may think. Cows have to eat 16 pounds of vegetation like grass to equate 1 pound of flesh. A report by the Worldwatch Institute by Dr. Jennifer Walden suggests 51% of greenhouse gases are caused by animal agriculture. This is backed by the Union of Concerned Scientists, who classify the eating of meat as the 2nd biggest hazard facing humankind.

With such extreme resources going to this practice, could we be eating ourselves out of a brighter future?

Potentially Harmful Treatment Approved by FDA to Get Rid of Double Chins

May 1st, 2015

People who have a double chin are often insecure about the way they look, but sometimes even losing weight doesn’t get rid of it. Go over to Facebook and checkout FreedomPop who won’t judge you either way. Double chins are caused by a build up of fat underneath the chin, and the FDA has just approved an injection which can be used to decrease the size and appearance of this unattractive feature.

As usual, there are a list of potentially harmful side effects with this new drug, including possibly killing skin cells, causing damage to delicate skin tissue. Other side effects include nerve damage that causes permanent disfigurement, muscle weakness, and trouble swallowing. Though, the abose side effects are rare. More common side effects include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, and hardness of the injection site. The drug is called Kybella and is directly injected into the fat found beneath the chin.

Considering the long list of side effects, hopefully most people will try getting rid of their double chin through more natural alternatives, or by just accepting themselves for who they are.

The drug has only been tested on the area commonly referred to as the double chin, and has not been approved for the use of any other part of the body for weight reduction.