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Slow Poisoning from MSG

December 31, 2010

Slow Poisoning from MSG
The food additive MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)  is a slow poison.  MSG hides behind 25 or more names, such as “Natural Flavoring.”  MSG is even in your favorite coffee from Tim Horton’s and other brand-name coffee shops!

I had been wondering if there could be an actual chemical causing the massive obesity epidemic,  and so had a friend of mine, John Erb .  He was a research assistant at the University of Waterloo in Ontario , Canada , and spent years working for the government. He made an amazing discovery while going through scientific journals for a book he was writing called The Slow Poisoning of America .

In hundreds of studies around the world, scientists were creating obese mice and rats to use in diet or diabetes test studies.  No strain of rat or mice is naturally obese, so scientists have had to create them.  They make these creatures morbidly obese by injecting them with MSG when they are first born.  The MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas creates, causing rats (and perhaps humans) to become obese.  They even have a name for the fat rodents they create: “MSG-Treated Rats.”

When I heard this, I was shocked.  I went into my kitchen and checked the cupboards and the refrigerator. MSG was in everything— the Campbell ‘s soups, the Hostess Doritos, the Lays flavored potato chips, Top Ramen, Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper, Heinz canned gravy,  Swanson frozen prepared meals,  and Kraft salad dressings,  especially the ” healthy low-fat ”  ones.  The items that didn’t have MSG marked on the product label had something called “Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein,” which is just another name for Monosodium Glutamate. It was shocking to see just how many of the foods we feed our children everyday are filled with this stuff.

MSG is hidden under many different names in order to fool those who read the ingredient list,  so that they don’t catch on.  (Other names for MSG are Accent, Aginomoto, Natural Meat Tenderizer, etc.) But it didn’t stop there .

When our family went out to eat, we started asking at the restaurants what menu items contained MSG.  Many employees, even the managers, swore they didn’t use MSG. But when we ask for the ingredient list, which they grudgingly provided,  sure enough, MSG and Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein were everywhere. Burger King, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, every restaurant— even the sit-down eateries like TGIF, Chili’s, Applebee’s,  and  Denny’s — use MSG in abundance.  Kentucky Fried Chicken seemed to be the WORST offender:  MSG was in every chicken dish, salad dressing, and gravy.  No wonder I loved to eat that coating on the skin. Their secret spice was MSG!

So why is MSG in so many of the foods we eat?  Is it a preservative, or a vitamin? Not according to my friend John Erb.  In his book The Slow Poisoning of America, he said that MSG is added to food for the addictive effect it has on the human body. Even the propaganda website sponsored by the food manufacturers lobby group supporting MSG explains that the reason they add it to food is to make people eat more. A study of the elderly showed that older people eat more of the foods that it is added to.  The Glutamate Association lobbying group says eating more is a benefit to the elderly, but what does it do to the rest of us?

“Betcha can’t eat just one” takes on a whole new meaning where MSG is concerned! And we wonder why the nation is overweight! The MSG manufacturers themselves admit that it addicts people to their products. It makes people choose their product over others, and makes people eat more of it than they would if MSG wasn’t added. Not only is MSG scientifically proven to cause obesity, it is an addictive substance. Since its introduction into the American food supply fifty years ago, MSG has been added in larger and larger doses to the pre-packaged meals, soups,  snacks, and fast foods we are tempted to eat every day. The FDAhas set no limits on how much of it can be added to food.  They claim it’s safe to eat in any amount,  but how can they claim it’s safe when there are hundreds of scientific studies with titles like these :

“The monosodium glutamate (MSG) obese rat as a model for the study of exercise in obesity.”  Gobatto CA, Mello MA, Souza CT , Ribeiro IA. Res Commun Mol Pathol Pharmacol. 2002

“Adrenalectomy abolishes the food-induced hypothalamic serotonin release in both normal and monosodium glutamate-obese rats. Guimaraes RB,  Telles MM,  Coelho VB, Mori C,  Nascimento CM,  Ribeiro. Brain Res Bull.  2002 Aug .

“Obesity induced by neonatal monosodium glutamate treatment in spontaneously hypertensive rats: An animal model of multiple risk factors.” Iwase M, Yamamoto M,  Iino K,  Ichikawa K, Shinohara N, Yoshinari Fujishima.  Hypertens Res. 1998 Mar.

“Hypothalamic lesion induced by injection of monosodium glutamate in suckling period and subsequent development of obesity.” Tanaka K, Shimada M,  Nakao K Kusunoki. Exp Neurol.  1978 Oct.

No , the date of that last study was not a typo;  it was published in 1978. Both the medical research community and food manufacturers have known about the side effects of MSG for decades!

Many more of the studies mentioned in John Erb’s book link MSG to diabetes, migraines and headaches,  autism,  ADHD,  and even Alzheimer’s. So what can we do to stop the food manufactures from dumping this fattening and addictive MSG into our food supply and causing the obesity epidemic we now see?

Several months ago, John Erb took his book and his concerns to one of the highest government health officials in Canada . While he was sitting in the government office, the official told him, “Sure, I know how bad MSG is. I wouldn’t touch the stuff.” But this top-level government official refuses to tell the public what he knows! The big media doesn’t want to tell the public, either, fearing issues with their advertisers. It seems that the fallout on the fast food industry may hurt their profit margin. The food producers and restaurants have been addicting us to their products for years, and now we are paying the price for it.

Our children should not be cursed with obesity caused by an addictive food additive. But what can I do about it? I’m just one voice!  What can I do to stop the poisoning of our children, while our governments are insuring financial protection for the industry that is poisoning us?

This message is going out to everyone I know in an attempt to tell you the truth that the
corporate-owned politicians and media won’t tell you. The best way you can help to save yourself and your children from this drug-induced epidemic is to forward this article to everyone. With any luck, it will circle the globe before politicians can pass the legislation protecting those who are poisoning us!!

The food industry learned a lot from the tobacco industry. Imagine if big tobacco had a bill like this in place before someone blew the whistle on nicotine?

If you are one of the few who can still believe that MSG is good for us and you don’t believe
what John Erb has to say, see for yourself   Go to the National Library of Medicine at www.pubmed.com. Type in the words “MSG Obese” and read a few of the 115 medical studies that appear.

We the public do not want to be rats in one giant experiment, and we do not approve of food that makes us into a nation of obese, lethargic, addicted sheep, feeding the food industry’s bottom line while waiting for the heart transplant, the diabetic-induced amputation, blindness, or other  obesity-induced, life-threatening disorders.

With your help we can put an end to this poison. Do your part in sending this message out by word of mouth,  e-mail, or by distribution of this printout to your friends all over the world and stop this “Slow Poisoning of Mankind”  by the packaged food industry . Blowing the whistle on MSG is our responsibility, so get the word out.

http://www.thinkscapes.com/The_Erb_report_on_MSG_to_the_WHO.pdf
PS: Aspartame is another neurotoxin that is just as bad. Google to see the video “Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World,” about aspartame poisoning of the unsuspecting public. And the additive autolyzed yeast (aka yeast extract) is yet another neurotoxin added to your foods. Spread the warnings, eat more simply, save the children.

Traveling for the Christmas Season?

December 22, 2010

Hello All,  I was on Wholefoods website looking to see if they have Gluten-Free Graham crackers and found a few helpful articles.  Have safe travels and May your Holiday be filled with the Love of Family and Friends.  Our family will be feeding the homeless, going to church, eating, and then going to church again.  I love to start Christmas day at Midnight candlelight service.  No better place for us to be.  Love and Hugs to you all and Merry Christmas.

Healthy Tip: Traveling Food for Planes and Trains

Are you traveling this holiday season? Before you head out over the hills and through the woods, we’ve pulled together our best tips for a 3-part “Eating on the Holiday Go” series. Whether you’re traveling by plane, train or automobile, we’ve got suggestions to help you eat well along the way. We’ve even got some tricks to help you once you’re at your final destination. It’s a darn shame, but most airports, train stations and roadside stops offer little more than the standard American junk food fare. The good news is you can bring your own food, and it doesn’t have to be complicated!

Today we’re tackling plane and train travel, tomorrow is for car food travel tips and finally we’re covering tips for when you are at your destination. Enjoy and please share your favorite tips too! 

Foods for Planes and Trains

With so many specific security rules about what you can and can’t take on board an aircraft these days, it’s always a good idea to check the TSA website for food and liquid restrictions. Once you’re clear about that, there are foods that you can pack to help you and your family eat well, which will keep you feeling better on your trip. Remember, too, that you can purchase food and water at the airport, after clearing security. Train travel is less restrictive – at least for now!

  • If you have an early morning flight or train, you can’t beat packets of instant organic plain oatmeal along with a baggie filled with nuts and raisins! The attendants will have hot water and cups for mixing.
  • Trail mix is perfect. Nuts, dried fruits, unsweetened coconut flakes and whole grain cereals make a filling, no-mess snack. This Popcorn Trail Mix is fun to take along.
  • Mini cracker sandwiches made from cream cheese or hummus and sliced tomatoes and bell peppers make a refreshing, crunchy snack.
  • Fruit bars, nut bars, protein bars and other shelf-stable goodies are a must. If you want to make your own, here is a recipe for Cherry Orange Oatmeal Outdoor Bars and here is a recipe for Chocolate Earth Balls.
  • Individual packages of yogurt, applesauce, fruit cups, organic corn chips and vegetarian bean dip are great. (Some of these aren’t allowed through airport security, but good for the train.) Add some sliced carrots, celery, cucumber, radish and bell peppers.

For a meal, pack some sandwiches. Peanut or almond butter with fruit-sweetened jam or bananas; hummus or guacamole with veggies, cheese and tomato; or a turkey, tuna or egg salad sandwich that you know you can keep cold and eat within a couple of hours. These Apple Tahini Sandwiches are easy to make and travel well.

  • Take or purchase a bottle of cold water after you get through security and pack it in an insulated bag next to stuff you want to keep fresh and cold.
  • Many airports have restaurants where you can order a sandwich on whole grain to take with you on your trip. Best bets: Turkey, grilled chicken, hummus (if they have it), and plenty of raw veggies even if all they have is lettuce, onions, and tomatoes.
  • Remember to stay well hydrated, especially while flying. Get water on the plane or carry some on.
  • If eating a meal provided by the airline, call ahead and see what special diet options they have (vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.). These meals may have more vegetables, fruits and whole grains than their standard fare.
  • Remember, travel delays are not uncommon at holiday time and throughout the winter. Pack some extra shelf stable food to help see you through just in case.

    Healthy Tip: Good Food for Car Travel

    Does your holiday vacation land you in a car on the road again? No problem! You can stay alert and satisfied with healthy snacks you pack in a sack or in a cooler. Let’s face it: Your chances of finding healthy food along a highway are pretty slim! But with a little pre-planning, you can make the trip a whole lot tastier. Essential for your car: A large cooler! With our ideas, you can ditch the junk, can the chips and skip the soda.

    And remember, whether you’re traveling by plane, train or automobile, we’ve gathered our best tips for a 3-part “Eating on the Holiday Go” series. It’s a darn shame, but most airports, train stations and roadside stops offer little more than the standard American junk food fare. The good news is you can bring your own food, and it doesn’t have to be complicated!

    Today we’re focusing on car food travel tips. Yesterday we tackled plane and train travel and tomorrow we’re covering tips for when you are at your destination. Enjoy and please share your favorite tips too! 

    Good Food Tips for Car Travel

    • Pack sandwiches, assorted cheeses, cold drinks, sliced deli meats, hard-boiled eggs and fresh fruits in your car-cooler.
    • Make-ahead snacks are perfect: Whole grain dishes such as pasta, brown rice or quinoa salads, prepared with veggies, nuts, tofu or tempeh are delicious at room temperature or straight out of your car-cooler. Here’s an idea for a Crunchy Fusilli Salad.
    • Small containers of organic or Greek yogurt make terrific travel companions. So do small packages of unsweetened applesauce. Just don’t forget to pack reusable spoons!
    • Cut up carrots, celery, radish, bell peppers and cucumbers. Take along some hummus for dipping!
    • All natural cup-o-soups made from legumes, grains and dehydrated veggies are easy to pack. They’re light-weight and don’t need refrigeration. Just add hot water and stir. A large insulated thermos keeps water piping hot for hours. This works for the soups as well as for a cup of tea … just don’t forget the teabags!
    • Got a passion for pretzels? Pack some all-natural whole grain pretzels to please your pallet. Oh, and you might throw in some whole grain crackers, too, such as whole wheat, spelt or whole rye crackers. Spread on some nut butter to turn them in to cracker sandwiches before heading out the door.
    • Think fruit bars, nut bars, natural protein bars and other shelf-stable goodies! These are perfect to have on hand.
    • Pack individual baggies of trail mix, either one that you purchase, or one that you make yourself. Here’s a favorite crunchy Granola Trail Mix.
    • Don’t forget some healthy additions of special treats such as natural oatmeal cookies, whole wheat graham crackers, and a bar of delicious dark chocolate! Start with these amazing Oatmeal, Coconut and Sunflower Seed Cookies.
    • If you stop at a roadside restaurant, choose oatmeal or cream of wheat over pastry for breakfast. Another good option is a vegetable omelet. Choose a side of fresh fruit over hash browns and toast.
    • At a convenience store, look for whole grain cereals, low fat milk, packaged nuts or any fresh fruit – they may even have a bran muffin or a protein bar. This is much better than pastry, donuts, sweet rolls or chips.

    If you think it’s too difficult to eat and drive at the same time, simplify your choices. Perfect for you would be some string cheese or a natural nut, fruit or protein bar, or a ready-made smoothie you can keep in your cup holder.

    Are you headed on the road again this holiday? Got a favorite take-along snack or meal? I’d love to hear. Happy Trails!

    Phase 2 and 3 Holiday Eating

    December 15, 2010

    Good Morning,

    The Holiday is less than two weeks away and some of you will be in phase 2 for the Holiday.  I have made the white chicken chili and the apple crisp from our blog/phase 2 recipes when I have a gathering as I feel like I am cheating (if you want to feel even more comfort add just one tablespoon of greek yogurt to your chicken chili bowl).  This may help you stay on track and not feel so left out.  Fresh squeezed lemonade – I have made 3 large glasses from one lemon (allowed per day) and plenty of stevia packets.  I have used this trick or the ultima drink when at a party it keeps something in my hand and I sip it all night. 

    Phase 3 eaters:  you will want to stay with no sugars or starches.  I always get asked if one can eat mashed potatoes or pumpkin pie.  Here are some recipes that may help you out. 

    Make a large salad: add olives, avocado, nuts and all kinds of veggies.  Yummy!!

    Make the Fudge recipe on the blog/Phase 3 and dip strawberries (or other fruit) in it before you put in pan to set.   Or you can just heat 1 T of virgin coconut oil, 1 1/2 T coco powder and stevia to taste in a small sauce pan.  Dip fruit and place on wax paper or plate and put in fridge.  variation: coat with chopped nuts.

    Parsnip Mash

    1 lb parsnip roots, trimmed, peeled and cut into large chunks

    1 wedge light garlic & herb cheese

    Salt and pepper

    4 tbsp chopped chives 

    Directions

    Steam the parsnips until they are very soft, for about 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a blender, add the cheese, and purée until smooth and creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste. Top with chives before serving.

    Crustless Pumpkin Pie

    1 3/4 cup (small can) Pumpkin

    2 eggs

    1 c organic fat free milk

    2 tsp cinnamon

    1/2 tsp ginger

    1/2 tsp nutmeg

    1 cup of no calorie sweetener (Xylitol) measures like sugar

    Real whip topping (allowed in phase 3) use stevia or Xylitol

    Directions:  Put all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl.  Beat with a wire wisk.  Put in microwave uncovered.  Cook on high for 8-10 minutes, depending on the power of your microwave, checking pie halfway thru.  Pie is done when the outside edges start to pull away from the sides just a little, and knife inserted in middle doesn’t quite come out clean.  take out of microwave and cover bowl with a plate for 5 minutes to finish cooking center.  cut into 6 pieces lite you would a pie.  Serve warm or cold. 

    Brussels Sprouts

    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 6 whole garlic cloves
    • 4 slices bacon
    • 3/4 pound (about 12) Brussels sprouts, cut in 1/2
    • 1 teaspoon xylitol
    • 1/2 cup chicken broth
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

    Directions

    In a large skillet melt the butter over medium heat. Put the garlic cloves in the skillet and brown completely. Remove the garlic to a small bowl. Add the bacon to the skillet and cook until crisp. Transfer the bacon to paper towels to drain, then cut into small pieces and set aside.

    Put the sprouts in the skillet with bacon grease,  flat side down, and saute until they begin to brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Turn them over, increase the heat to medium-high and add the xylitol and the broth. Cook for a few minutes, then add the cooked bacon and the garlic cloves. Cover and cook for 2 more minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve.

    I wish you all a very Merry Christmas – Jesus is the reason for the season. 

    Holly Cow can this be true???

    December 8, 2010

    Some of you may know the following:

    Colorado has the lowest obesity rate in the United states at 19%.  It is the only state with a rate under 20%.

    But did you also know the following:

    Just 14 years ago there was not one state in our country that had an obesity rate over 20%.

    A type of TRANS Fat that makes you leaner?

    September 16, 2010

    A type of TRANS Fat that makes you leaner?

    by Mike Geary, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Specialist Author – The Truth About Six Pack Abs

    We all know that trans fats are horrible for your health right? But what if I told you that there is a specific type of trans fat that’s natural (not man-made) and actually helps you to lose fat faster and build lean muscle?

    We’re talking about a specific type of healthy fat found naturally in certain types of meat and dairy… it’s called Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA).

    Not many people know this fact, but CLA is actually a natural form of trans fat, but it is FAR different than the artificial trans fats from hydrogenated oils that are so deadly and that you hear all of the negative information about. CLA is actually one of the only healthy trans fats in existence.

    CLA is a natural form of healthy trans fat that occurs in the fat on the meat, and in the dairy from ruminant animals such as cattle, bison, deer, goats, sheep, kangaroo, etc. CLA in natural form has been shown to help in burning off abdominal fat and also maintaining or even building lean muscle.

    Warning: do NOT use CLA supplements as they contain an artificially created form of CLA that is a different CLA isomer compared to the natural CLA isomer that’s found in meats and dairy from ruminant animals. The CLA isomer found in CLA supplements can have negative effects in the body and is more similar to an artificial trans fat.

    The only form of CLA is that going to benefit your health and help you to reduce body fat is the natural CLA isomers from grass-fed beef, bison, venison, etc or from grass-fed raw milk or cheeses.

    Also, grass-fed meats and dairy contain 3-5x the CLA of grain fed meats, so avoid your typical grain-fed grocery store meats and seek out grass-fed meats.

    So that is the reason why I focused more on red meats such as grass-fed beef and bison during a recent 23-day “cutting” cycle instead of chicken, turkey, or fish — because the extra CLA can really help in accelerating fat loss and preserving lean muscle.

    There you have it… there actually IS such a thing as a healthy trans fat… bet you didn’t know that!

    If you want to learn some more unusual but exciting tips for burning belly fat… we’re talking specific spices, teas, nutrients, and shocking foods that burn belly fat, check out Mike’s presentation here:

    http://Abtruth.thedsp.info

    In health and happiness,

    Isabel De Los Rios
    Certified Nutritionist
    Certified Exercise Specialist
    Author of www.TheDietSolutionProgram.com

    HCG made the Today Show

    August 18, 2010

    Good Morning.  I saw that HCG was mentioned on the Today show.  It was not favorable.  If you watch the program in the link below you will see it mention that HCG has no scientific proof that it causes fat loss.  HCG diet will promote overeating and irritability.  I agree 500 calories will do this without the benefit of HCG.

    Maybe they should ask the 1300 clients that we have had on the program in the last year.  I think we have seen some SERIOUS FAT LOSS. 

    We also have had a few husbands try to show their wifes that they were wasting their money and went on the HCG diet without the HCG.  Two weeks later all three purchase their own HCG having lost a few lbs while their wifes weight loss was well over 10 lbs.

    I am so thankful that you have let me be a part of your journey to health. Terry

    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/38537508#38537508

    Benefits of Flaxseed

    June 5, 2010

    Flaxseed A Benefit To Your Health

    Flaxseed is one of those food sources that may not be overly appetizing on its own, but which has very potent effects on your health. Those who take a flaxseed supplement on a daily basis or who consume raw forms of it in their diet on a consistent basis benefit from long term as well as immediate health benefits.

    Immediate Benefits

    Due to the very high fiber content, just a little flaxseed goes a long way to help regulate bowel movements and can even be used as an all-natural remedy for constipation. When constipation is a problem, taking flaxseed immediately followed by an intake of water can help produce a comfortable bowel movement. Some people even use it as a way to clean out the colon and it can be beneficial to those suffering from diarrhea as well since it adds bulk to the stools so they are not quite as runny.    

    Studies are also showing that flaxseed leads to a reduction in blood sugar levels shortly after being consumed. This makes it a great tool for diabetics, pre-diabetics, and anyone concerned about their blood sugar levels getting out of control.

    Long Term Benefits

    While those short term benefits are useful for some people, the benefits that come with consistent long term supplementation with flaxseed are beneficial to literally everyone. For starters, it can reduce cholesterol levels and boost the immune system.

    Flaxseed is also proving very promising as a cancer-fighting agent, particularly with breast and colon cancers. The powerful antioxidants are capable of fighting off free radicals inside the body which is important for preventing the development of cancerous cells.

    It is also packed with omega 3s which are powerful anti-aging components, but they also help reduce inflammation in the joints. This is very beneficial for anyone suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and other types of joint conditions affected by inflammation.

    It is even possible that flaxseed can help prevent and overcome depression and related mood disorders!

    In order to take full advantage of these long term benefits you have to take the right amount of flaxseed on a daily basis. Consistency is key, but you never want to go overboard with flaxseed.

    How to Safely Take Flaxseed

    Flaxseed is best consumed as a grain either in powdered or ground form, since flaxseed oil is not as beneficial or potent. It can be mixed into a smoothie or used to make healthy bread that is even more beneficial than whole grain bread.

    Just make certain to watch your portion sizes as too much flaxseed could lead to too frequent or too loose bowel movements and may even be toxic in very large quantities.

    When taken in reasonable dosages, there are no real side effects of flaxseed. It is a completely natural food source which can be consumed in a variety of ways, including being added right into meals. As long as you don’t go overboard and eat tons of it at once, this is a completely safe supplement that should be consumed daily to get all of the short term as well as long term health benefits.

    Approximate Protein in Selected Foods

    May 17, 2010

    Table 1. Approximate Protein in Selected Foods

    Foods Protein Content
    Ostrich 10 grams/ounce
    Beef 7 grams/ounce
    Poultry 7 grams/ounce
    Fish 7 grams/ounce
    Large Egg 7 grams/egg
    Milk 8 grams/cup
    Cheese (eg. Cheddar) 7 grams/ounce
    Bread 4 grams/slice
    Cereal 4 grams/1/2 cup
    Vegetables 2 grams/ 1/2 cup
    Soybeans (dry) 10 grams/ounce
    Peanuts 7 grams/ounce
    Lentils (dry) 6.5 grams/ounce
    Red beans 6 grams/ounce
    Baked potato 9 grams/8 ounces
    Cashews 5 grams/ounce

    The Advantages of Organic Food – You Are What You Eat

    May 12, 2010

    Do you really know what goes into your food?  Discover the advantages of organic food on this site and see exactly what producers have been adding to your fruit and vegetables to make it less healthy than a few years ago.

    advantages of organic food graphic 1In the rush to produce more and more crops to satisfy growing demand producers have had to resort to using a lethal cocktail of pesticides to control disease and insect attack. 

    Good news for their bank balances perhaps but not good news for your health, this is why you need to be informed of the advantages of organic food.

    Did you know that if you consumed an average apple you would be eating over 30 pesticides, even after you have washed it? 

    The quality of food has definitely gone down since the second world war.  For instance, the levels of vitamin C in today’s fruit bear no resemblance to the levels found in wartime fruit.

    Organic food is known to contain 50% more nutrients, minerals and vitamins than produce that has been intensively farmed. Read more about this here.

    You will have to eat more fruit nowadays to make up the deficiency, but unfortunately that means eating more chemicals, more detrimental affects on your health eating something that should be good for you!

    Also don’t forget about the cocktail of anti-biotics and hormones that cattle and poultry are force fed. 

    What happens to those chemicals when the animal dies? 

    Digested and stored in human bodies is the answer, have you seen pictures of animals in severly cramped conditions in battery farms? 

    advantages of organic food graphic 2It just does not make sense to state that any animal kept in these conditions is healthy and produces high quality food.

    If you are as worried as I am about the health of your family then you need to read the articles on this and seriously consider converting your family to the organic lifestyle with the organic food information you are going to learn on this site.

    Trust me, once you try some organic produce and taste an apple the way it should be, and perhaps how you recall it tasting in your youth, you will never go back to mass produced fruit again.

    Sure there are issues with availability and cost but with a bit of research you should be able to find local stores who stock organic produce. 

    Also, don’t forget about your local farmer, I’m sure you will be able to find one that has seen the light and opened up a farm shop to supply local residents. 

    You should be able to get some very keen prices from these shops, why not take a look around and see who is offering produce in your area?

    Some more startling facts now.  Pesticides in food have been linked to many diseases including:

    Cancer
    Obesity
    Altzheimer’s
    Some birth defects

    Not a nice list is it?  There are probably others but if you think about it, how can it be okay for you to eat chemicals and not expect some form of reaction in your body.  Our bodies are delicately balanced wonderful machines.  Any form of foreign chemical is bound to cause irritation at the least.

    Please take advantage of the organic food articles and information on this site and do consider taking a closer look at what you are eating.  It’s for your health after all!

    Virginia Louise

    Some Benefits of Whole Foods

    May 8, 2010
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      Apples
    Protects your heart
    prevents constipation
    Blocks diarrhea
    Improves lung capacity
    Cushions joints
    Apricots
    Combats cancer
    Controls blood pressure
    Saves your eyesight
    Shields against Alzheimer’s
    Slows aging process
    Artichokes
    Aids digestion
    Lowers cholesterol
    Protects your heart
    Stabilizes blood sugar
    Guards against liver disease
    Avocados
    Battles diabetes
    Lowers cholesterol
    Helps stops strokes
    Controls blood pressure
    Smoothes skin
    Bananas
    Protects your heart
    Quiets a cough
    Strengthens bones
    Controls blood pressure
    Blocks diarrhea
    Beans
    Prevents constipation
    Helps hemorrhoids
    Lowers cholesterol
    Combats cancer
    Stabilizes blood sugar
    Beets
    Controls blood pressure
    Combats cancer
    Strengthens bones
    Protects your heart
    Aids weight loss
    Blueberries
    Combats cancer
    Protects your heart
    Stabilizes blood sugar
    Boosts memory
    Prevents constipation
    Broccoli
    Strengthens bones
    Saves eyesight
    Combats cancer
    Protects your heart
    Controls blood pressure
    Cabbage
    Combats cancer
    Prevents constipation
    Promotes weight loss
    Protects your heart
    Helps hemorrhoids
    Cantaloupe
    Saves eyesight
    Controls blood pressure
    Lowers cholesterol
    Combats cancer
    Supports immune system
    Carrots
    Saves eyesight
    Protects your heart
    Prevents constipation
    Combats cancer
    Promotes weight loss
    Cauliflower
    Protects against Prostate Cancer
    Combats Breast Cancer
    Strengthens bones
    Banishes bruises
    Guards against heart disease
    Cherries
    Protects your heart
    Combats Cancer
    Ends insomnia
    Slows aging process
    Shields against Alzheimer’s
    Chestnuts
    Promotes weight loss
    Protects your heart
    Lowers cholesterol
    Combats Cancer
    Controls blood pressure
    Chili peppers
    Aids digestion
    Soothes sore throat
    Clears sinuses
    Combats Cancer
    Boosts immune system
    Figs
    Promotes weight loss
    Helps stops strokes
    Lowers cholesterol
    Combats Cancer
    Controls blood pressure
    Fish
    Protects your heart
    Boosts memory
    Protects your heart
    Combats Cancer
    Supports immune system
    Flax
    Aids digestion
    Battles diabetes
    Protects your heart
    Improves mental health
    Boosts immune system
    Garlic
    Lowers cholesterol
    Controls blood pressure
    Combats cancer
    kills bacteria
    Fights fungus
    Grapefruit
    Protects against heart attacks
    Promotes Weight loss
    Helps stops strokes
    Combats Prostate Cancer
    Lowers cholesterol
    Grapes
    saves eyesight
    Conquers kidney stones
    Combats cancer
    Enhances blood flow
    Protects your heart
    Green tea
    Combats cancer
    Protects your heart
    Helps stops strokes
    Promotes Weight loss
    Kills bacteria
    Honey
    Heals wounds
    Aids digestion
    Guards against ulcers
    Increases energy
    Fights allergies
    Lemons
    Combats cancer
    Protects your heart
    Controls blood pressure
    Smoothes skin
    Stops scurvy
    Limes
    Combats cancer
    Protects your heart
    Controls blood pressure
    Smoothes skin
    Stops scurvy
    Mangoes
    Combats cancer
    Boosts memory
    Regulates thyroid
    aids digestion
    Shields against Alzheimer’s
    Mushrooms
    Controls blood pressure
    Lowers cholesterol
    Kills bacteria
    Combats cancer
    Strengthens bones
    Oats
    Lowers cholesterol
    Combats cancer
    Battles diabetes
    prevents constipation
    Smoothes skin
    Olive oil
    Protects your heart
    Promotes Weight loss
    Combats cancer
    Battles diabetes
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