Hot dogs–junk food, right? Well, the traditional ones contain those controversial nitrites, and they give me headaches even if I just smell them cooking.
All-natural hot dogs still contain nitrites, but at least they are from food sources.
When I was extremely sick, I had trouble digesting meat. So I basically stopped eating it. Three or four months later, I began to experience weakness and other low-protein/low-iron symptoms.
But all kinds of meat I tried increased my daily stomach pain, a lot. Elk was the worst. (Later found out elk can be hard to digest.)
What to do?
Steve found all-natural hot dogs. My weakness was concerning and sure trumped any concerns over “perfect” food.
It worked! For about 2 years, hot dogs became my main source of meat protein. I got better.
So, hot dogs helped me!
Obviously, I was not in ideal situations, or able to eat “ideal” meats. (And I was sad that I couldn’t just skip meat altogether, but my body is too broken by mold and chemicals.)
Why did hot dogs go so much better? Maybe because they are “pre-digested” in machines?? Ew. LOL
Okay, so even all-natural hot dogs will never really be a “health food.” But I was grateful for them!
(Now in the low-tox house, I can eat any kind of meat I want, as long as I don’t eat too much of one kind in a week.)
Christa Upton Black Hills Picture Books Edgemont, SD