Archive for April, 2011

A Warning About Monsanto’s Roundup

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Here is another example of the coverup effecting out food supply.

www.alternet.org/food/150733/why_is_damning_new_evidence_about_monsanto’s_most_widely_used_herbicide_being_silenced/?page=entire

You’ll have to cut an paste this url.

As with many chemicals the lasting danger usually isn’t found for years.

Be advised for it concerns your health.

The End of Acid Reflux

Monday, April 25th, 2011

It’s one thing to hear of an adult having acid reflux, but the fact that children as young as 5 (or younger) are suffering too is more than a bit maddening.

Because, young or old, acid reflux is a predictable result of eating very specific types of foods and food pairings…

And it’s 100% preventable.

Food is the only cause of acid reflux.

Sadly, you won’t hear that from the average mainstream health professional. Instead they’ll tell say you have a disease and give you the purple pill or one of its cousins.

They’ll also tell you that you should watch for “trigger foods” and eliminate them from your diet, or worse yet, that it doesn’t matter what you eat.

That is just crazy. It’s like telling a lung cancer patient that it doesn’t matter if they smoke.

So despite all of the “wonder drugs” sold by Big Pharma for acid reflux, it continues to be on the rise (and affecting children as young as toddlers).

I had acid reflux for years and my doctor only told me to take Tums or something like it.

Then before Thanksgiving last year I ate only vegan for six weeks and now mostly eat vegetarian and my acid reflux has left me.

For what it’s worth!

High Fructose Corn Syrup

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

In light of recent ads on TV I want to point out to you an article from December 2008. The food industry and the FDA are not really concerned about our health as much as they are concerned about making a huge financial profit. You can read the complete article at: http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2008/dec2008_Metabolic-Dangers-of-High-Fructose-Corn-Syrup_01.htm

I have left the footnotes in the article but you’ll need to read the complete article to see what they reference.

Metabolic Danger of High-Fructose Corn Syrup

By Dana Flavin, MS, MD, PHD

Americans are being poisoned by a common additive present in a wide array of processed foods like soft drinks and salad dressings, commercially made cakes and cookies, and breakfast cereals and brand-name breads.

This commonplace additive silently increases our risk of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and atherosclerosis.

The name of this toxic additive is high-fructose corn syrup. It is so ubiquitous in processed foods and so over-consumed by the average American that many experts believe our nation faces the prospect of an epidemic of metabolic disease in the future, related in significant degree to excess consumption of high-fructose corn syrup.

The food industry has long known that “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down in the most delightful way.” And cane sugar had been America’s most delightful sweetener of choice, that is, until the 1970s, when the much less expensive corn-derived sweeteners like maltodextrin and high-fructose corn syrup were developed. While regular table sugar (sucrose) is 50% fructose and 50% glucose, high-fructose corn syrup can contain up to 80% fructose and 20% glucose, almost twice the fructose of common table sugar. Both table sugar and high-fructose sweetener contain four calories per gram, so calories alone are not the key problem with high-fructose corn syrup. Rather, metabolism of excess amounts of fructose is the major concern.

The alarming rise in diseases1,2 related to poor lifestyle habits has been mirrored by an equally dramatic increase in fructose consumption, particularly in the form of the corn-derived sweetener, high-fructose corn syrup.3-12 In this article, we’ll examine the evidence for these associations, and we’ll attempt to determine if high-fructose corn syrup is a benign food additive, as the sweetener industry has lobbied us (and the FDA) to believe, or a dangerously overlooked threat to public health.

The High Cost of Living

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Dr. David Ludwig, a Harvard-affiliated pediatrician and the author of “Ending the Food Fight,” says, “The magnitude of the deficit is small when you consider costs of nutrition-related disease; the $4 trillion that the Republicans want cut over a decade is about the same as the projected costs of diabetes over that same period.”

And with plant based, unprocessed food and less dairy products we can achieve that goal.

The High Cost of Living

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Here are some current statistics that show just how sick we Americans are:

* More than 80 million people have cardiovascular disease

* 46 million suffer from arthritis

* 24 million have type II diabetes

* 25 million have allergies (including 8 million children)

* 23 million have asthma (including 7 million children)

* One in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will develop cancer

* 24 million have autoimmune diseases such as celiac, Crohn’s, lupus, or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis

The yearly medical care costs in the US are estimated at a shocking $1.5 trillion!

And all this from the American diet.

Now in turn studies have shown that 70 percent plus of our diseases could be eliminated with proper diet and more exercise.

Take 70 percent away from the $1.5 trillion and you eliminate our Medicare and Medicaid problems. Do you believe that our government and our pharmaceutical companies would champion this change?