Sunday, December 27, 2009

Shocking Processed Food Ingredient Secrets: Eat The Box, NOT The Cereal

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, we shop for the best breakfast cereal at the local health food store because we know that most top selling cereal brands on the supermarket shelves are loaded with sugar. We know how to eat healthier and live longer – we use only low fat milk in our breakfast cereal. Afterward, we feel nourished and ready for our challenging work day. What’s wrong with this picture?
  • We feel nourished only because the breakfast cereal industry told us so!
  • ALL packaged dry breakfast cereals are produced by a process called extrusion
  • The extrusion process destroys most nutrients in the grains, even the added vitamins!
  • The amino acid lysine, a crucial nutrient, is especially denatured by extrusion and rendered very toxic by this process!
  • We’d eaten a healthier breakfast by throwing out the cereal and consuming the box it came in!
Can you believe this? It blew me away when I read about the following lab rat tests…
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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Ten Reasons Not To Eat Processed Food

1. Processed food is all about time saving, millions of pounds are spent every year on the junk that manufacturers pump out every year. Such is the methods that are used the overall quality, of the finished product mostly tends to be very low nutritional wise.

This is one of the reasons why when you are eating processed food, you tend to feel far more hungry than you would do if you are eating fresh prepared food, the reality of this time difference is marginal.
Fresh food in comparison tastes a lot better, processed food tends to taste very bland 

A lot of food stores that sell
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Oscar Mayer Lunchable: Additives Overload

( We set out to check the labels on some common convenience kids' lunches, and were shocked to find a long list of food additives in a popular choice - the Oscar Meyer Lunchables product line.
To use an example, here are the food additives we identified
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RTNC Ingredient List

RTNC stands for Reaction-Triggering Neurotoxic Chemicals.

There are more than a hundred of different kinds of RTNCs.  But these hazardous ingredients may be listed on food labels under a number of different, innocent-sounding names, like "Natural Flavors," "Spices," or "Seasonings."

One of the most notorious RTNCs is Monosodium Glutamate, or "MSG."  However, MSG is just one of many RTNCs.

So, while you may not see "monosodium glutamate" specifically listed on an ingredient label, these other
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Friday, December 25, 2009

Is Bottled water better?

The realization that bottled water is seldom of higher quality than tap water has caused a major shift in public opinion. "It causes 60 million plastic bottles A DAY to be manufactured, transported and then disposed of in U.S. landfills. It's killing our planet, and for no good reason..."
-Eric Olsen, Natural Resources Defense Council

Consumers typically buy bottled water under the misconception that it is safer, purer or healthier than tap water. Bottled water companies have spent billions to manipulate consumers into believing that bottled water is safer or healthier than tap water. Now the public is talking back and asking some very tough questions:
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Thursday, December 24, 2009

5 Homemade Chemical Free Bug Repellents That Work

Not only can insects be a nuisance in your garden, but they can ruin a perfect picnic or hike. Here are a few totally green, home remedy suggestions to repel insects without using toxic chemicals.

#1 Pepper Spray

This works great for ants and other small pests.
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

100 New Uses for Everyday Things

Use Baking Soda to:

1. Exfoliate skin. Wash your face, then apply a soft paste made of three parts baking soda and one part water. Massage gently with a circular motion, avoiding the eye area; rinse clean.
2. Erase crayon, pencil, ink, and furniture scuffs from painted surfaces. Sprinkle soda on a damp sponge, rub clean, and rinse.
3. Unclog a drain. Pour 1/2 to 1 cup of baking soda down the drain, then slowly pour 1/2 to 1 cup of white vinegar after it. Let sit for five minutes (covered, if possible). Follow with a gallon of boiling water.
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Monday, December 21, 2009

Rules of eating Fruits!

Everyone Loves Fruit! I could easily eat a pound of strawberries, raspberries and apples everyday!  A lot of people eat fresh fruit right after lunch or dinner or with meals. However, not many people realize that eating fruits at the end of lunches or dinners can be quite harmful. Specialists suggest being careful on this point and following some easy rules, which can help us to rip maximum benefits from eating fruit.
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Dangers of Oil of Olay aka Olay

If you use Oil Of Olay products, you’d better get accustomed to a new name because the new name is simply “Olay”. This is because many consumers are realizing that the ‘oil’ in Oil of Olay is mineral oil on skin just isn’t a fine idea. In fact, it’s a terrible idea and mineral oil safety is highly questionable meaning that Oil of Olay & skin aren’t good companions.
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10 Healing Herbs Used in Teas

As a tea lover I am always looking for new herbal teas to try. It can be overwhelming when you make your way to the tea aisle and find yourself looking at shelf after shelf of herbal teas. How do you make your selection? Below you will find a list of popular herbs which are effective in treating common health ailments:
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Monday, December 14, 2009

The truth about Vitamin Water

Vitamin Water gives the illusion of a healthy, hydrating, and rejuvenating miracle elixir. The bottles are beautiful, colorful, and the text on them is snappy and clever. They have empowering flavor names like "endurance," "energy," "essential," and "focus." There is no question that there is some genius marketing at hand.
The cold, hard truth is... Vitamin Water is fortified sugar water. Check the label yourself.
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Monday, December 7, 2009

The Bailey Banks case: US vaccine court admits vaccines cause autism; $1 million award

Now here’s a story most of us probably missed:
In a Feb 2009 award, a US vaccine court judge ruled that a child was permanently injured by MMR vaccine and was awarded lifetime damages totaling over $1 million.
The story was carried by very few news media, largely because
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Benefits of Ginger Root

For motion sickness, upset stomachs, colds or headaches, steep about a teaspoon of chopped fresh ginger in a cup of boiling water to make a tea.

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Natural Shampoo Recipes

If you have ever watched a shampoo commercial (think Pantene Pro V or Herbal Essence) you will notice that all of the models have beautiful, thick,and glossy hair. All you have to do is use the shampoo they are advertising and you too will have beautiful hair like the models, right? What they don't tell you is that the models never use the shampoo they are advertising, why would they. Most if not all of the shampoos advertised have harsh chemicals that make your hair fall out and dry out your hair. Years ago I made the switch from Brand Shampoos to Organic, natural shampoos (chemical free). My favorite shampoo and conditioner products are by Aubreys-organics.
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7 foods experts won´t eat!

1. Canned Tomatoes

The expert: Fredrick vom Saal, PhD, an endocrinologist at the University of Missouri who studies bisphenol-A The problem: The resin linings of tin cans contain bisphenol-A, a synthetic estrogen that has been linked to ailments ranging from reproductive problems to heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.
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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Good Bye processed bread, Hello Sprouted bread!

As a bread lover I have had a hard time giving up bread so I sought an alternative. I had a hard time finding bread that didn't contain fructose corn syrup or wasn't processed. I was seeking a bread that not only is healthy and nutritious, but tasty. All bread should have less than 5 ingredients. Most bread sold today has a long list of ingredients that have been added, most chemical.

Last year I came across Ezekiel Bread at my local Whole Foods Market. It's an
organic-sprouted-whole-grain-bread that is not only a complete protein but also weighs in very low on the Glycemic Index. These are the kind of carbs we want to be eating, whole unprocessed whole grain products. All you have to do is take a close look at this bread to see all the whole grains that it consists of. Bread made without flour? Out of sprouted grains, legumes and seeds? This couldn’t possibly taste good, could it? Unlike many breads on the market today you will NOT see ingredients like enriched wheat flour, high fructose corn syrup, or preservatives listed in the ingredients.
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Saturday, December 5, 2009

The secret behind the PLU digits on your fruit and vegetables

Ever wonder why fruit and vegetables often have stickers on them listing a 4 or 5 digit number? These stickers identify the fruit and vegetables you are about to eat as organic, conventional or genetically modified. Next time you pick up a piece of fruit and vegetable, take notice of what the number starts with and how many digits are on the sticker. Most stores do not advertise that they are selling genetically modified produce, therefore it is up to you to pay attention to the labels!
Here's how it works:

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RAW JUICE THERAPY Common Disease Therapy

Acidity : Grapes, orange, mosambi, carrot and spinach.

Acne : Grapes, pear, plum, tomato, cucumber, carrot, potato and spinach.

Allergies : Apricot, grapes, carrot, beet and spinach.

Arteriosclerosis : Grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, celery, carrot, lettuce, and spinach.

Anemia : Apricot, prune, strawberry, red grape, beet, celery, carrot and spinach.

Arthritis : Sour cherry, pineapple, sour apple, lemon, grapefruit, cucumber, beet, carrot, lettuce and spinach.
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Raw Milk vs. Pasteruized Milk

Raw milk straight from the cow or goat is full of the benefits of wonderfully healthy bacteria, vitamins, and enzymes that you simply will not get from store-bought milk. Milk you find on your supermarket shelf is flawed for many reasons.

One reason is the big commercial dairies do not feed their cows grass and hay which is what they are supposed to eat, but rather their cows exist in small feedlots being fed large amounts of grain which is actually not something a cow was meant to eat.
As a result, these cows must be fed antibiotics which in turn are going into your milk. Bleach is also often added to make sure your carton of milk is as white as can be. Scary, isn’t it?
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How to Treat Fungal Nail Infections Naturally

Let’s face it, nail fungus probably isn’t one of the nicest health topics to talk about but it is certainly one which affects a lot of people. The condition is caused by micro-organisms called Dermatophytes. It lives on the nail bed and eats the keratin which is the protein in your nail. Normally it will start at the end of the nail and work its way down to the base if left untreated. The end result is a nail which is thick and deformed and in some cases can affect the surrounding skin. Typically the big toe is affect first, spreading to the other toes later.
What Causes Fungal Nail Infection?
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