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Blackberry Balsamic Vinaigrette 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp local honey 1/3 cup blackberries Process all the ingredients together in a blender and then season with ground pepper and sea salt The beauty of this recipe Read more
How many have someone dear to their their heart who has either had breast cancer or had their life changed by this wicked disease? I’m guessing many people hold this close at heart . This article may enlighten you.
Dr. Mercola reported this week on a study published in the Journal of Applied Toxicology that 99% of 160 breast tissue samples tested from mastectomies contained Parabens. (n-propylparaben, methyparaben, n-butylparaben, ethylparaben, isobutylaraben).
Parabens are found in the vast majority of skin care products. They contain a synthetic estrogen that is the major factor seen in the growth and development of breast cancer. EPA testing concludes that ingredients in skin care and personal care products are reaching havoc on our hormone levels. Chronic long-term low dose exposure to these chemicals will accumulate in the body and eventually settle into practice of mutating cells and creating free radicals.
DON’T LET THIS—–
Http://www.cleure.com is a company dedicated to making products without additives
Dr. Flora Stay has been in the wellness industry for over 30 years. After graduating from University of California at San Francisco with her doctor of dental surgery degree (D.D.S.), she knew her path was clear towards health and wellness. She became passionate about helping others take responsibility towards their health.
She is an author (Secret Gateway to Health), speaker, practicing dentist and professor at University of Southern California. Dr. Stay noticed the need for a truly safe and effective toothpaste in 1993. Since then due to popularity of her dental products and demand from loyal customers, the Cleure line has grown to include personal care, skin care and makeup.
In Her Own Words:
My background has influenced my passion towards developing healthy toothpaste, skin care and personal care for everyone. I come from a family of doctors: three brothers (cancer specialist, pathologist, internist), and my father was a university professor with 3 PhDs in science, who discovered many medicinal plants and wrote 20 volumes of botanical books found in most universities.
As I listened to my brothers, especially the cancer specialist Dr. Kooros Parsa (Ventura County Hematology, Oncology Specialists), talk about the yearly alarming increase in numbers of patients, I began to research why cancer was on the rise.
There are many possible causes for cancer, but we can minimize the risk with our lifestyle.
Safer choices in using skin care, personal care and cosmetics lead to a healthier life. I believe you can be beautiful without added toxins in daily used products.
My promise is to develop safe and effective (salicylate free, fragrance free, ecologically responsible, hypoallergenic formulas) non-irritating products, reasonably priced, without animal testing. You can enjoy youthful, radiant, beautiful and healthy skin, hair and a beautiful smile with Cleure, without added questionable toxins.
Thanks to my fabulous patient Annie for sharing this with us! Sometimes a picture says more than words.
What A Unique Way To Present This
4.2 grams = 1 teaspoon of sugar = 1 cube !
Someone ought to get an award for this. We know the facts, but this
brings it into perspective quickly, doesn’t it?
Each cube is a teaspoonful.
Now someone needs to do this with salt!
‘When someone shares something of value
with you and you benefit from it, you have
a moral obligation to share it with others.”
So send it on!!
This post is for all those out there under the misconception that power bars, muscle milk, protein drinks and things disguised as healthy are actually good for you. I have patient’s tell me all the time that they are eating healthy and when I ask them to actually write down what they are eating it scares the crap out of me! Typical patient–no breakfast, slimfast for lunch, and a healthy choice frozen dinner all accompanied with a “diet” cola. Then they wonder why they aren’t losing weight. Well, maybe if they were getting one ounce of nutrition out of any of those products, they would be. It’s not their fault–it’s the physician’s fault! We aren’t educating them on nutrition. Most physician’s don’t know jack about nutrition because we aren’t educated on it either. It’s time to think outside the box and stop drowning patients with pills for diseases they don’t need to have!
Thank you Kevin Deeth for doing your homework and sharing! A+
Here is his post from his great website http://kevindeeth.wordpress.com/
The Truth About Nutrition Bars
In a recent study published by consumerlabs.com 30 nutrition bars were broken down/analyzed and over 60% of the bars failed to meet labeling claims! What is really in your “health or nutrition bar”?
Thank you to Rachel for the suggestion on this topic.
Meal replacement bars, snack bars, weight loss bars, energy bars, and protein bars are a convenient and easy way for people to get a quick snack or meal when they are on the go. The problem is that 99% of the products out there are loaded with carbs and sugars that spike insulin levels and promote fat storage. Despite the hidden ingredients and artificial additives, marketing gurus have duped consumers into thinking that these “nutrition bars” are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals when in reality this is far from the truth. The FDA claims that it currently does not have any formal guidelines for nutrition bars or the labeling on nutrition bars.
“Protein Bar” is an extremely deceptive term. Most bars contain more carbs than protein. The consumer labs study found that a typical bar is made up of
In their early development, nutrition bars were bland and primarily eaten by fitness enthusiasts. However, the bars underwent a transformation to appeal to general consumers. The bland, stiff, and protein packed bars didn’t necessarily appeal to the general population. To compensate, manufacturers made their products more flavorful by adding corn syrup, sugar, sugar alcohols, artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors, colors and hydrogenated oils, which are all bad for your health.
What To Eat Instead
Definitely the best nutrition bar out there. The calorie, carbohydrate, protein, and sugar content is a well-balanced mixture that can provide an adequate snack in between meals. What I love about these bars is the simplicity of the ingredients and the natural additives. Unlike the rest of the bars, you don’t see a list of 30 ingredients with names that are too long to pronounce.
The take away– A good snack that offers a variety from eating nuts or dried fruits by themselves or with trail mix.
As a general guideline, the less ingredients the better. Eating something in its most natural state is always your best bet. The best example I can think of is a product like peanut butter. When buying peanut butter look for one ingredient, PEANUTS! Avoid products with ingredients other than peanuts like what you see in most commercial products. For example, Jif regular peanut butter’s list of ingredients includes peanuts, salt, sugar, fully hydrogenated vegetable oils, and diglycerides. I never encourage people to eat anything processed like nutrition bars but I understand there or some times when nothing else is available. If that is the case, choose something like a KIND Bar where there are only a few ingredients or prepare ahead and always carry around some nuts and fruits.
Thanks for reading and let me know if you have any comments or questions.
From South Bend,
Now that I have sparked your curiosity by telling you the true story of a food additive allergy (See blog “When I let go of who I am…), I am starting a 10 part series on Food Additives and the health consequences that accompany them.
I am starting my favorite obvious offender Red Dye # 40 because I have seen this mutant troll ruin the lifes of an undeserving woman and her family for 7 years! This devious bandit is hiding undercover in more foods than you can possibly imagine, including something that I am serving my family for dinner tonight, Pillsbury crescent rolls.
Red Dye #40 debilitates the immune system -I believe it’s the Michael Jordan of disease-causing food additives.
Food coloring dates back to Ancient Egyptian writings as early as 1500BC. In the late 1800’s chemically synthesized color additives were derived from coal and metal based compounds and actually contained some poisons (arsenic). They used color to mask poor product and spoiled stock from improper storage technology. Documented injury and death from the tainted colorants demanded the necessity for “The Pure Food and Drug Act” passed in 1906. This Act allowed the government to scrutinize the use of color additives.
By 1938, the FDA had successfully brought colorants under stricter control by naming and assigning numbers to them. F for food use, D for drug use, and C for cosmetic use. Hence Red Dye # 40 (FDC) is the most commonly used food, drug, and cosmetic additive. 3 million pounds of this dye were manufactured in the year 1992 alone. Today, it is by far the most commonly used colorant and hence–my new nemesis. I will say that FDC yellow # 5, the second most commonly used dye, will be put on hold because of its marriage Diet Mtn Dew, (my personal Bad Romance”). Yellow Dye #5 causes adrenal tumors in rats! More to come, I’ll have to go to an AA meeting or take abusive relationship course before I face the reality that I am emotionally dependant on this toxic relationship. “Hi everyone, I’m Angela, and I’m a Diet Mtn. Dewaholic” The first step is acceptance.