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The End of an Era!

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This will be my last BLOG on here. It has been fun and educational. To all of you that told me it helped cure a decease of a loved one or yourself…thanks. There is a ton of material in this BLOG to go through and my book “Food for Thought, An Epigenetic guide to Wellness”, is available in hard cover, paperback and eBook from both Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The eBook is my favorite because it lets me set bookmarks and highlight information. There are over 200 references in the book. This is a great start to doing your own search on health. I have enjoyed the years of doing this BLOG and thank the thousands of readers I have. It is time to move on to other projects. I am still doing my travel in Europe BLOG for those planning a trip. Good health to all my readers. Don’t believe the TV commercials, they are designed to sell you processed foods. Get to know your local farm markets. Enjoy your food again.

 

Do a Health Food Inventory

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Do you eat healthy? Really? Check your refrigerator, freezer and pantry! How many frozen food items, boxes, cans and bags are there? These are all processed foods. Each of these contain either preservatives, sugars, fats or salt. Some contain multiple of these and some contain all of them. Processed sugar leads to diabetes and weight issues. It can also feed cancers. Salts lead to high blood pressure issues. Remember you get a lot more salt from processed foods (without any taste of salt) than you do from a salt shaker. Then you probably add salt for taste. Fats are in two categories good fats like in avocados and bad fats like saturated fats. Frying is bad in two ways you get saturated fats and the temperature causes fats to burn which is carcinogenic. Preservatives kill bacteria but they also kill our cells which causes problems within us. All life has similar cell structure. If it can kill bacteria or bugs it can kill your cells. You may not drop over dead but it is affecting your body.

Eat really healthy. If it grows and is organic eat it! If you have to eat meat, eat organic fed meats and limit the amount of meat, eggs, milk and cheese you eat.

 

Processed Foods

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What are they and how do they affect our health? The food industry is very smart about how they label their food products. They set portion sizes to weird numbers so the amounts appear to be good. They list vitamins that they are strong in but natural foods have plenty of these without the sugars and fats. They also know that sugar, salt and fat cause us to crave foods. This is good to their corporate bottom line but bad for  our health. These three substances (sugar, bad fat and salt) contribute to most of our chronic illnesses. Civil Eats has a BLOG that goes into how things are labeled. This is an important article for anyone interested in a real healthy diet. You control what goes into your mouth! Therefore you control your health.

 

Gluten Gluten … What is the truth?

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Dr Greger wrote an excellent article on gluten and what is happening in America. He says that the internet has exaggerated the number of gluten intolerant people in the US. This then spurred a multi million dollar gluten-free market. Do we need it? What are the facts? He gives expert advice on his new DVD video. Watch this video if you are concerned about gluten. The video at this link shows why we should NOT go gluten-free unless there is a good medical reason. We need gluten in our diets. Americans need to stop following the latest fads and eat a healthy nature provided diet.

 

Do you eat your beans?

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Dr Greger says eating legumes reduces the risk of diabetes. It also lowers body weight as well. Watch the video below for details! Beans are a powerful food but they are one type of plant protein. You should be eating many types of plant protein. Choose from dark colors like reds, greens, oranges and yellows. Eat all types of vegetables including legumes. I enjoy a vegetable stir fry. Use a WOK to sauté a variety of vegetables with garlic and ginger until al dente. Then mix in some soy sauce. Sever over brown rice. This is a very nutritious meal that provides many servings of vegetables. There is some oil for brain function as well. Mix up different vegetables each time. I love soy beans, broccoli, broccoli robe, string beans, peppers, bok choy and many others. Mix, try and see what you like. Healthy eating and a healthy life! Try this without any meat for days when you avoid animal protein.

 

Cancer – IMPORTANT UPDATE!

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Dr. Greger says that changing your diet from twice as much meat as vegetable to equal portions slows down progression of cancer. A total vegan diet eliminates the cancer. If you feel you must eat some meat, try to eat less than half the amount of vegetables you consume Animal Protein vs. Plant Protein). If you really want to wipe out cancer’s hold or future hold on your family, go VEGAN! Recently I went for an annual physical and had to fill out a new government form on diet. Asking me if I was vegetarian or vegan. That is exciting news. I don’t know if our government will do anything with this information but they are at least interested in the statistics. Test after test shows that a complete vegan diet will prevent cancer and reverse existing cancers. It also eliminates most of the top 20 killers of Americans (see my book for more information).

 

Cancer is NUTS!

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Can something as simple as a nut help prevent cancer? YES! Dr Greger says even two handfuls of nuts a week can help protect against cancer. Plant based life protects us by building our immune system. It is great fuel for our bodies. There is always a danger of having people eat two handfuls of nuts a week and no other plants. Good strong health requires a mix of fruits and vegetables and nuts. Add beans, different colored vegetables and different fruits to your regular diet. Cut out sugary foods, salty foods and saturated fat foods. Watch the weight drop off and your health will improve. Buon Appétit!

 

 

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