Hidden Poisons In Your Food
It’s getting harder and harder to make healthy food choices these days. Deceptive marketing and misleading labeling are commonplace. Some critical information necessary for you to be able to make truly healthy choices is legally absent from the label. It’s almost impossible for the average consumer to know what’s really healthy to eat.
You really need to be a food detective to give yourself half a chance of choosing foods that promote rather than destroy your health. However, there is so much misinformation about what is truly healthy that even the best investigators can be fooled. A number of experts and organizations that claim to provide genuine facts to help consumers stay healthy are guilty of spreading half truths.
Most people don’t have the time or desire to spend hours upon hours researching the literature to discover the truth about the food they eat. And even if they do, few know how to tell if a study is biased and provides incorrect information. For example, one study may say soy is healthy and healing. Another says it’s harmful. Other examples of controversial foods or food ingredients with conflicting messages about healthfulness include canola oil, meat, high fructose corn syrup and aspartame.
So, what’s a person to do?
The key is finding a few honest and reliable resources that you can trust to provide accurate and truthful information.
One of those resources is Food Additives: A Shopper’s Guide To What’s Safe & What’s Not. It has stood the test of time. Soon to be released in its seventh edition, the 2013, 20th Anniversary Edition has grown from a 64-page pamphlet listing only food additives and their safety ratings to a 144-page book that gives information on …
- how to read labels
- how to identify and avoid genetically engineered foods (GMOs)
- why Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) does NOT mean an additive is safe; and why many GRAS additives are NOT safe
- identifying additives that are potential carcinogens
- how to identify irradiated foods and why they should be avoided
- what those pesky little stickers on produce items mean
- food additives that are not listed on the label
Everyone needs to know this information if they want to be healthy. The book is pocket sized and easily carried with you to the grocery store when you shop.
The author, Dr. Christine H. Farlow, D.C., has been actively investigating and researching the safety of food additives since 1991. She is committed to finding the truth about these chemicals, many not adequately tested and used far too often, in the food we eat.
Her interest in the study of ingredient safety started with the “Healthy Eating” classes she held in her office. It accelerated in December 1990 when her dad was diagnosed with cancer.
Farlow is a Doctor of Chiropractic with a specialty in Nutrition. She practices chiropractic and nutritional counseling at her office in Escondido, CA, and also does telephone consultations. Counseling patients since 1984, she is a veteran at teaching people how to make healthy eating and lifestyle choices.
Cholesterol has gotten a bad rap over the years.
From what you’ve read, what your doctor has told you, what you see and hear on the news, from all the hype for you to get cholesterol screening tests, you’d think that cholesterol is a villain to be avoided at all cost.
The message most people hear loud and clear is …
- You need to lower your cholesterol as much as possible.
- Above 200 is too high.
- Avoid eating foods high in cholesterol.
- High cholesterol causes heart disease.
- If it creeps up over 200 take statins.
What you’re not being told is …
- Cholesterol is a major part of every cell in your body.
- Your brain is rich in cholesterol.
- Large amounts of cholesterol are required for the developing brain – in the fetus and infant.
- Poor eyesight and brain function result in children who do not get enough cholesterol as infants.
- The myelin sheath that surrounds all the nerves in your body is 20% cholesterol.
- Your body needs cholesterol for a healthy brain and nervous system.
Bottom line …
Avoiding cholesterol is harmful to your health.
Too little cholesterol can make learning difficult and cause memory loss.
In fact, one of the side effects of cholesterol-lowering drugs is memory loss.
In his book, Lipitor Thief of Memory, Dr. Duane Graveline chronicles his experience with memory loss on cholesterol-lowering drugs and how he saved his memory by stopping the drugs and eating an abundance of cholesterol-rich foods.
Cholesterol is necessary for your brain to function. If you deprive your brain of the vital nutrients it needs to do its job, it will malfunction. As we age, it is commonly thought that memory loss is part of the process. But it doesn’t have to be. If you’re not eating cholesterol-rich foods, you are depriving your brain and nervous system of essential nutrients they need for optimal performance.
Here are some cholesterol-rich foods that will help you keep your brain and nervous system healthy …
- Chicken Liver
- Chicken Giblets
- Beef Liver
- Turkey Giblets
- Pork Liver Sausage
- Heavy Cream
- Pork Ribs
- Turkey Neck
- Pork Shoulder
- Beef Chuck
- Duck Meat
Organic, grass-fed, free range, wild seafood is always your best choice rather than factory farmed land or sea animals.
If so, you missed out on a lot of awesome, valuable, health-saving information that you cannot find in one place … anywhere!
But don’t dismay, you can still benefit.
Even I was awed by information that I had searched for in the past, but was never able to find. Now I have answers for my and my family’s dental health that I feel confident in. It’s at my fingertips any time I need to look it up.
So, if you missed the Summit, you can still listen to all the speakers, listen to all the Q&A sessions and get transcripts of all the sessions. You can have this life-enhancing, life-saving information at your fingertips any time you want it.
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The health of your body starts with the health of your mouth!
Here’s a preview of the speakers and what they’ll be talking about at the HealThy Mouth World Summit, starting this weekend.
Watch the video to check out who you want to listen to. If you’re like me, you may want to catch them all.
If you haven’t yet signed up, click the link below the video to make sure you can take advantage of the wealth of valuable information about your oral health that is not typically found in one place. You don’t want to miss this one!
See you at the Summit!
I encourage anyone with any oral health issues to sign up for this FREE online event!
I want to share with you what I consider an important opportunity to learn how to live a healthier life.
It’s a FREE online event starting next weekend, January 13th.
The HealThy Mouth World Summit is a free online event where you can come listen and learn from the leading experts from around the world in solutions to create greater oral health.
But wait, I said to live a healthier life!
Well, it turns out that oral health plays a big role in how healthy the rest of our body is going to be!
Check out this quote from one of the most famous cancer doctors of the last century,
“97% of all cancer has a causal relationship in the teeth, jaw and tonsils.” ~Dr Josef Issels
Whoa! 97% of all cancer is caused from the mouth region???
Here’s a short video that introduces the HealThy Mouth World Summit and touches on this relationship the mouth has in creating or destroying our health.
Not only do you get to learn from 21 expert presentations from around the world, but you’re also invited to attend live Q&A sessions with the experts… for FREE!
Ok, long enough!
See you at the Summit!
Have you ever wondered what the real truth is when it comes to dental procedures and dental materials used to correct the problems with your teeth and oral health?
- Are amalgam fillings safe as the dental industry says they are or is there really cause for concern?
- Is fluoride really good for your teeth or is it toxic like so many health advocates claim?
- What about root canals?
- Can eating the right foods really make a difference in your dental health?
These questions and more will be answered in the HealThy Mouth World Summit.
Even I have questions about what’s really true and healthy. I’ve spent hours upon hours searching for the truth online when it comes to my own dental health and I still don’t feel like I’ve got it all figured out. So, I jumped at the opportunity to share this important program. I’ll be there. I wouldn’t miss this opportunity to learn from the real experts.
To join me, click the link below the video to sign up.
See you at the Summit
The debate has been ongoing, probably for centuries. There are those who claim that being a vegetarian is the healthiest way to eat. Others contend that animal proteins are necessary for good health. There appear to be credible sources on each side of the debate.
Who do you believe?
If we take a look at the animal kingdom, we note that …
- Herbiverous (plant eating) animals have a very long digestive system with several stomachs to digest and extract the nutrients from plants.
- Predatory animals have a short digestive system and cannot digest plant foods.
The human digestive system is short, similar to that of predatory animals, with one stomach, and produces enzymes that only break down animal products.
So, are humans supposed to eat only animal foods?
In actuality, both plant foods and animal foods serve a purpose for our bodies and our health.
Animal foods build our bodies and nourish our cells. They feed our bodies to meet our complex nutritional needs.
Plant foods, on the other hand, are cleansing and detoxifying. They help to remove toxins from our bodies and aid in healing.
This is why programs like juice fasting and vegan diets help people to heal from serious illnesses. But once your body is finished cleansing, you have to feed and nourish your body to rebuild your health.
Nourish Your Body And Build Good Health
Nourishment and health building is best done with clean animal foods from organic, grass-fed, pastured animals raised in the outdoors and sunshine, allowed to eat their native diets.
Both animal foods and plant foods, raw and cooked, are part of an ongoing healthy diet.
How much of each should you eat?
It varies. Because we are all unique individuals, there is no one eating prescription that is right for everyone.
When you are eating only healthy foods, you need to pay attention to your senses.
- Are you hungry?
- What do you feel like eating?
- Does it smell good?
- Does it taste good?
- Do you feel satisfied after you eat it?
Tune in to what your body wants. When you listen, you will be eating what your body needs.
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Source: Feeding Versus Cleansing by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride
What Is Your Holidays Mindset?
There will be holiday parties at work, school, with family and friends. The goodies will be abundant … most full of sugar and other unhealthy ingredients.
Will you be among those who say…
“It’s the holidays. I’m just going to enjoy the food and festivities and think about getting healthy in January.”
Are you going to let yourself put on an extra five or ten pounds thinking you’ll lose it after the first of the year when you make those New Year’s resolutions that you never keep? And that five pounds accumulates every year so that you’ve added an extra 20, 30 or 50 pounds that you don’t know how to get rid of because all the diets you’ve tried have been a dismal failure?
Or are you going to take charge of your health this holiday season?
You can enjoy the fun and festivities and still have a healthy holiday.
Here are a few tips …
Prepare healthy holiday foods. Last time, I gave you a great many suggestions for healthy Thanksgiving fare. The same foods that are healthy for Thanksgiving can also be prepared for the upcoming holidays this month. If you want some variety, different from Thanksgiving food choices, keep these points in mind …
- Focus on healthy animal proteins, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds.
- Eat frequent small meals, every two or three hours, but don’t overeat. You can still have three main meals, but eat smaller portions to account for the between-meal snacks.
- Choose healthy snack foods, like nuts and seeds, fruit and nuts, celery, carrot or apple slices with nut butter.
If you have to have those baked goodies, try some Paleo recipes using coconut flour instead of wheat or other grains.
Here’s a recipe for Nut Butter Bars from one of my favorite cookbooks, The Primal BluePrint Cookbook. (used with permission) page 196.
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup hazelnuts
1 1/2 cups pecans
2/3 cup flax meal
2/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup unsalted almond butter (or other nut butter)
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 1/2 teaspoons blackstrap molasses
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips or dried fruit
Place almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, flax meal, shredded coconut, nut butter, salt and molasses in a food processor. Depending on the size of your food processor, you may have to put in half of the nuts, pulse a few times and then add the rest. Process until the consistency is fairly smooth (but not completely) then slowly drizzle in the oil until a coarse paste forms. Stir in chocolate or dried ftuit, if using. Scrape the batter into an 8×8 pan lined with parchment and press down evenly to fill the pan. Chill in refrigerator for at least one hour, preferably more, until bars harden.
Here’s a recipe for Carob Coconut Candy. I threw it together one night when I had a fierce chocolate craving. It’s been a favorite ever since.
So, here you have two healthy dessert recipes that you can use this holiday season to help keep your holidays healthy.
The holidays are just around the corner.
This is the time of year when we celebrate with family, friends, coworkers and FOOD! … Often the wrong kinds of foods and frequently too much.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
You can celebrate and have healthy food that tastes great too!
Last time, in”Wake Up Call: Prevent Disease Before It is Too Late,” I wrote about how we’re dying younger than our parents. And the first place to look for the cause of our declining health is in the food we eat.
Our food today is refined, denatured, genetically engineered and sprayed heavily with toxic pesticides. Virtually all health-giving nutrients are processed out, with a few token synthetic nutrients added back to make you think you’re getting something good … but you’re not. There is almost nothing in so many of the foods on the market that will support vibrant health. If you keep eating these foods, the only possibility is poor health. And it’s happening at younger and younger ages today.
So, what are you supposed to eat?
There are a lot of healthy foods that will nourish your body and taste great too! Since Thanksgiving is coming up next week, here’s a link to Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes. It’s the full fare from the turkey to the dessert. And yes, there are healthy desserts that you can eat on a healthy diet.
If these don’t suit your fancy, check out the Thanksgiving recipes and dozens of other healthy recipes I posted on my Healthy Eating Advisor blog.
To reverse the current trend of declining health and earlier death, you must eliminate the cause. By eating healthy, nutrient-dense, enzyme-rich foods, you will nourish your body and your health will start to improve.
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In the last two years, one cousin and three close friends have died. The first two friends were my best girl friends from childhood. We played together from elementary school age and graduated high school together. The third was one of my college friends.
My cousin, who is younger than I, died in September 2010 from lymphoma. My first girlfriend died in August 2010 from Lou Gehrig’s disease. Her husband, who also graduated from high school with us, preceded her in death in 2009. My second childhood girlfriend, succumbed in June of this year, to cancer. My college friend just died suddenly October 3, 2012.
It is being said that our children’s generation will not live as long as their parents. I think it’s already happening.
We are not living as long as our parents.