May 9, 2014
Advertising, diet, Drugs, eating well epigenetics, Epigenetics, Health, Nutrients
Biology, Conditions and Diseases, Diet, Disease, DNA, epigenetic, Fast Food, food, Gene, Health, Healthcare, Lifestyle Choices, Nutrigenomics, well being
My brother, Ray, told me about this article by Katie Couric on junk food. Watch the video at this site. We are being hijacked into buying junk food. This article says:
It’s a quote from Dr. David Kessler, who was the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration from 1990 to 1997, where he worked extensively on enforcing tobacco regulations. But now he’s turned his attention on the next great American health crisis — how and what we eat. It’s the subject of the eye-opening new film “Fed Up” from executive producers Katie Couric (Yahoo’s global news anchor) and Laurie David (“An Inconvenient Truth”)
We can’t watch TV, listen to the radio, walk down the street or drive without marketing hijacking our brains. The two biggest hijackers are drugs and food. Yes we need to eat food but most is junk food and processed foods that have more chemicals in them than nutrients. This hijacking has caused the biggest epidemic of illness in our nations history. We are loosing and will continue to lose more Americans to drug reactions and improper diet than all the wars combined. Why? Greed! Drugs and the food industry are big business.
April 28, 2014
Advertising, diet, eating well epigenetics, Epigenetics, Health, Nutrients, Nutrigenomics, Plant Food, Plant Protein, vegan diet
Biology, Conditions and Diseases, Diet, Disease, DNA, epigenetic, food, Fruit, Gene, GMO, happiness, Health, Plant Based Foods, Protein, Vegan, Vegetarianism, well being
Do you read food labels? It is not just about fat and calories! Look at what is in the product. Processed foods (what most Americans eat) have all kinds of preservatives in them. If you can not read the name it’s not good for you. Also scan the list of ingredients taking note of what is on top of list and what is at bottom. They are listed in order of amount in the product. If you are cooking an instant mashed potato product (why you don’t just cook some potatoes and mash them I don’t understand) is potato on the top or bottom of list? I have seen products where it is at the bottom. That means there is very little real potatoes in the product. Next question you should ask “if my mashed potatoes have little of no potatoes, what am I eating?”
Labeling is a game. Manufactures set serving size so percentages look small. If you are eating several of their serving sizes you may be getting much more fat, sugar or salt than you think. We very seldom buy anything in a box, can or frozen package. We do buy pasta in a box. It is from Italy with no GMOs and no preservatives. Try to buy more things that grow and are farmed organically. Your body will thank you with good health. Remember labels serve to adversities as well. Advertisement is designed to make you buy something you really don’t need or want.
January 17, 2014
Advertising, diet, eating well epigenetics, Epigenetics, Nutrients, Nutrigenomics, Plant Food, vegan diet
Biology, Conditions and Diseases, Diet, Disease, DNA, DNA methylation, Eating, epigenetic, epigenome, food, Gene, Gene expression, Health, Healthcare, Lifestyle Choices, Meat, Nutrigenomics, Plant Based Foods, Vegan, Vegetarianism, well being
Watch the video of Day 2 (use password: (DGAC011414). This is a 5 hr and 43 minute video. These are people guiding our government on what is important for American health. You will not see this committees recommendations on TV. It is not popular with the drug companies, dairy and meat lobbies. Many speakers, especially those not associated with a product, recommended a plant-based diet to improve American health. So many studies show plant-based diet as critical to our health. We know we can cook plants in interesting ways that taste great. Why do we resist so much at the expense of our health. We are getting sicker as a nation and making our children sicker at earlier ages. Our schools feed junk to our kids. Lets take steps to stop this abomination. Making money is important but GREED is killing America.