Stay with me on this one:
Researchers at Duke University compared 36 food samples — 18 of widely known plant-based meat alternatives to 18 grass-fed ground beef options from a ranch in Idaho. For each sample, they measured the number of metabolites, small molecules that make up the nutrients in foods.
The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, discovered the beef contained 22 metabolites that the plant-based substitutes did not have. The plant-based meat, meanwhile, contained 31 metabolites that meat did not include. Researchers found the largest disparities were in vitamins, amino acids and types of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids found in both food products among other variables.
The study, however, found that several metabolites proven to be vital to human health were found either exclusively or in greater amounts of beef, including creatine, spermine, anserine, cysteamine, glucosamine, squalene and the omega-3 fatty acid DHA, researchers said.
Let’s add the above to Subway’s tuna concoction:
Based on independent lab tests of “multiple samples” taken from Subway locations in California, the “tuna” is “a mixture of various concoctions that do not constitute tuna, yet have been blended together by defendants to imitate the appearance of tuna,” according to the complaint.
So where am I going with this? Big Tech or High Tech can never replace the real thing. It’s not about being vegan or not. That’s not the point. The point is that that…..well…..buyer beware.
The same goes for primary care. Big Tech thinks they can replace us physicians. They always have. Administrators think they can replace us physicians. They always have. In the industrialized, turnstile model they are adding layers of technology with extra staffing that have no benefit other than burnout. In Direct Primary Care, there are large corporate companies trying to remove doctors with AI thinking that is the same. It is not. It is Subway Tuna compared to us. It is Impossible Meat compared to real meat.
Where’s the Beef?
DPC is the beef!