Processed, cloned animal products could improve health

It could quite possibly be that alternatives such as orangutan pee are remedies to more than insect bites. They could be the remedies to our nation’s health care crisis.

Not making much sense? Let me explain.

The Food and Drug Administration recently announced it would allow food from cloned animals (particularly cattle, swine and goats) to be processed for sale. Food from cloned animals is deemed “as safe to eat as food from conventionally bred animals,” according to the FDA Web site.

For years, Americans have put trust in the FDA and looked to it as a guide to determine what is safe or not safe to consume. If the FDA is not the definitive source on safe consumer goods, what is?

Americans should focus on the effects their respective diets have on their health.

There is a movement in our society that promotes a back-to-Eden exodus from fast food, preservatives and other conventional methods of satisfying man’s age old companion, hunger. This movement is a far cry from fad diets and merely a second or third cousin to conservation.

The movement suggests the Bible has specifically detailed the safest and healthiest diet and insight into how to combat disease. Proponents include Jordan S. Rubin, the author of the best-selling book, “The Maker’s Diet.”

Supporters also include my mother, who is a registered nurse. During the break, a family-friend asked her how to remedy a small sore that seemed to be a bug bite. My mother promptly prescribed Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar as a natural alternative to a doctor’s visit.

“What are you going to do with that orangutan pee?” the woman’s husband quipped, referencing the vinegar’s consistency and color.

Maybe the use of actual orangutan pee is a far stretch to cure America’s health care epidemic, but the revolutionary concept of following the scripture is not.