Consuming this artificial sweetener on a daily basis has shown to increase your risk of metabolic syndrome (pre-diabetes) by 35%, and increase your risk for diabetes type 2 by 65%. Read to find out more...
What is a whole foods diet? How to get started? Selecting, preparing, and eating foods close to how they are found in nature: unprocessed; unrefined; and free from preservatives, additives, pesticides, antibiotics, and hormones. Why is it important to eat a whole foods diet?The health of the gut is essential to the health and well-being of the entire body (and mind!). The numerous alterations made to the foods that many Americans consume are deleterious to our health. Our diets are behind the rise of cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and other systemic inflammatory diseases. Many other diseases such as depression, [...]
Excitotoxins are toxic to the nervous system. They can cause anxiety, tremors, insomnia, seizures, rapid pulse, heart palpitations, gastrointestinal distress, migraines and symptoms of autism. These are found in processed foods and drinks, even ones deemed 'natural' and 'healthy'. THE LIST Glutamate Glutamic acid GelatinMonosodium glutamate Calcium caseinate Textured proteinMonopotassium glutamate Sodium caseinate Yeast nutrient, Yeast extract, Yeast food Autolyzed yeastHydrolyzed protein (any protein that is hydrolyzed)Hydrolyzed corn glutenNatrium glutamate (natrium is Latin/German for sodium)Carrageenan Maltodextrin Malt extractNatural pork flavoring Citric acid Malt flavoringBouillon and Broth Natural chicken flavoring Soy protein isolateNatural beef flavoring Ultra-pasteurized Soy sauceStock Barley malt [...]
Trace Minerals: Essential to a Healthy Body From the hair on your head to the bones that support you and the blood that runs through you, your body relies on minerals for optimal health. Minerals are broken into two categories: macrominerals and trace minerals. Since the body cannot make minerals, we must get them from food or water. Many foods and vitamin formulas contain the major macrominerals, such as calcium, potassium and magnesium. The challenge is trace minerals, such as selenium, copper, manganese and molybdenum. There are over seventy known trace minerals, many of which scientists continue to study [...]
The most comprehensive study to date looked at a much smaller number of persons (9) for the presence of 210 different chemicals. Remarkable, in total, all subjects carried the following chemicals: 76 chemicals linked to cancer in humans or animals, 94 chemicals that are toxic to the brain/nervous system, 86 chemicals that interfere with the hormone system, 79 chemicals associated with birth defects, 77 chemicals toxic to the reproductive system, 77 chemicals toxic to the immune system The burden of chemicals that we all appear to be carrying: Heavy metals (lead, cadmium, arsenic, mercury from foods, coal electric plants, [...]
Did you ever really look at the labels of some of the foods you eat? Have you ever wondered WHY all that stuff is in there? I often find myself looking at labels, then I put the box or bag back on the shelf! We are meant to eat live foods, foods that are close to life, not those that have been rolled, pressed, shaped, put in plastic, added chemicals from drums, put in boxes, shipped across the world... well you get the picture! I am a big fan of eating local, shopping at farmers markets when possible, and buying [...]