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13
Feb

Healthy Eating …

The Truth About What’s Really In The Food You Eat & How It’s Destroying Your Health

 

Free Workshop on Healthy Eating


You will leave this workshop with tools you can implement right now to help you

eat more healthfully
feel better
have more energy
improve your health

 

Saturday, February 18th, 2012 at Noon

Center for Spiritual Discovery (Living)-Vista

560 S. Melrose Ave, Vista, CA  92081

 

Workshop starts at noon & runs to 1:30 pm with a Question & Answer session. Love Offering donations accepted for the Center. Healthy products & services will be offered for purchase. Please RSVP so we have an approx. headcount. Questions … call Sindi @ 760.504.5880

 

11
Jan

The Truth About Organic Food …

Just Because It Says Organic On The Label Does NOT Mean It’s Healthy

When we see organic on the label, it’s almost automatic that we assume organic is healthier.

While it’s true that genuine organic food, produced the way organic food was meant to be, is really the healthiest, there are some loopholes or gray areas where what you see is NOT what you get.

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In this report, you will discover …

  • The undisputable facts showing certain certified organic food is downright unhealthy
  • Shocking secrets the organic meat industry doesn’t want you to know
  • Key vegetarian organic foods that put your health at risk

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2
Jan

Time For A Fresh Start

Do you know that …

In the 20 years from 1988 to 2008, the number of Americans on prescription drugs in any given month has risen from 39.1% to 47.2%. Source

Broken down by categories, the number of Americans on prescription drugs in any given month …

— on at least 1 prescription drug

Under 18 – 25.3%
All women – 52.4%
65 and over – 90.1%

— on 3 or more prescription drugs

All people – 20.8%
65 and over – 65%

— on 5 or more prescription drugs

All people – 11%
65 and over – 36.7%

The most common drugs that people are taking

under 12 – for asthma, allergies, infections
12-19 – for ADD, asthma; antidepressants
20-59 – antidepressants, pain killers, cholesterol lowering drugs
60 and older – cholesterol lowering drugs, beta blockers, diuretics

The drug companies have been pushing hard to get more and more people on drugs, and they’re succeeding. Since all drugs have side effects, once you’re on one drug, there’s the risk of adverse reactions that will cause you to be prescribed more drugs. You receive additional drugs to treat the symptoms caused by drugs!

Did you know that …

Acetaminophen, aka Tylenol, a commonly used OTC drug has been shown to cause an increased risk of asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis (allergic nasal congestion) and eczema in children.

Early use of antibiotics also causes an increased risk of asthma and allergies in children.

Is it any wonder that we are seeing so many more children with asthma and allergies these days?

The risk of side effects from acetaminophen is not limited to children. In anyone, it can also cause dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth, nose, or throat; headache; nausea; nervousness; trouble sleeping, as well as severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain; dark urine or pale stools; difficulty urinating; hallucinations; high blood pressure; rapid pulse; severe nervousness; stomach pain; tremors; unusual fatigue; yellowing of the skin or eyes. Source

Antidepressant use is widespread. There are even studies that indicate that antidepressants may not treat depression. The risks associated with antidepressants include stroke, suicide, sexual dysfunction, recurrence of breast cancer, physical dependency and more.

I could go on and on, but I hope this is enough to show you that drugs are not the ultimate answer. Certainly, there are situations where they are indicated and may even be life-saving. But they are much overused today and are causing more and more health problems that can be prevented with some good health sense. Drugs should be a last resort rather than a first choice.

NOTE: If you are on prescription medication and you would like to get off, you need to work with your doctor. Do not take yourself off your medications without the supervision of your doctor.

Here are some things that you can do now to get your New Year off to a healthy start…

  • Eat probiotic-rich foods. They help balance your intestinal flora and improve the health of your immune system.
  • Avoid processed foods as much as possible, especially non-organic, which most likely contain genetically engineered ingredients, as well as heavy doses of pesticides, and multiple food additives, many of which cause harmful effects and are not adequately tested.
  • Read the ingredients list on every packaged food product you buy to make sure the ingredients are all healthy.
  • Use Your Personal Food Planner to find healthy foods you love and to change your eating habits so that you develop healthy eating habits that last a lifetime.
  • Get your kids involved. Help them to eat more healthfully when young so healthy eating is a habit that grows up with them.
  • Exercise at least 30 minutes, 3-5 days a week.
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Take time to relax and have some fun!
7
Nov

Are You Sure The Food You’re Eating Is Healthy?

Finding healthy food is getting harder and harder every day. Even buying foods that are labeled organic doesn’t guarantee that the food inside the package is healthy.

For example, the only healthy beef is 100% grass fed, from beginning to end, raised on an organic pasture and taken to slaughter under humane conditions. Beef labeled organic may be fed organic grains and kept in confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) just like the factory farmed animals. The only differences are their feed and they are not given antibiotics and hormones. Grain fed animals do not provide healthy meat. Grass fed meat, if it does not state 100%, may be grain finished to fatten them up. This is a less healthy choice as well.

Dairy products are controversial. Some say they should be avoided… Humans are the only creatures on earth that drink milk after weaning. Others say that raw milk is a healthy food. Now, it’s true that pasteurized milk is unhealthy. The majority of the enzymes and other constituents that make milk a healthy food have been destroyed during the pasteurization process. Raw milk is a healthy food. The best raw milk is from cows with the A2 beta casein gene or goats who are raised on organic pastures. Even better is a cultured milk, Amasai, from the A2 beta casein cows.

Fruits and vegetables that are not organic are sprayed with toxic pesticides and some, like Hawaiian papayas, some zucchini and crookneck squash, may be genetically engineered (GMO). Studies have shown that organically grown produce is more nutrient dense than non-organic. However, sometimes buying organic may be outside the limits of your budget. So, if you’re not buying organic produce, you need to know which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residue and which have the least.

If you buy packaged foods, you need to be diligent about reading ingredients lists, even on organic foods. If you buy non-organic packaged foods, you’re probably eating foods with GMOs. The majority of the non-organic packaged foods contain genetically engineered ingredients from corn, soy, sugar beets, canola oil or cottonseed oil.

If you don’t recognize all the ingredients as common, non-GMO food items, and you don’t know what the other ingredients are, you have several choices …

  1. Don’t buy it.
  2. Buy it anyway and take the risk that you’ll be eating food that has ingredients that are harmful to your health. This is a big contributing factor to all the obesity and disease that is rampant in our society today.
  3. Learn how to read ingredients lists and know what the ingredients are and how healthy or unhealthy they are. Then make your choice from an informed place, knowing what kind of a risk you are taking, i.e. choose your risk.

Do you know that right now, behind closed doors, there is a move to lower the organic standards to allow “all synthetic and non-organically produced ingredients to be added freely to organic foods–as long as they have, theoretically, nutritional value?” Read more.

In addition, do you know that most of the organic food companies are owned by the conventional food industry? This is the reason for the move to lower the organic standards.

So how can you guarantee that the food you eat is healthy?