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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.

 

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).

 

So What is Epigenetics Anyway – Part 5?

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Epigenetics is the basis of who we are. It plays the human symphony on our genes. In addition it makes each of us unique. It is what causes both health and sickness depending on the environment it is playing in. In my book, “Food for Thought – An Epigenetic Guide to Wellness”, I discuss the various things that affect our epigenetics:

  1. Exercise
  2. Stress
  3. Diet
  4. How we think (positive or negative)
  5. What we believe

The book is available at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com as hard cover, paper back or eBook. Each of us should make an effort to exercise more . Walking is a great exercise. It does;t have to be super hard exercise to benefit you. Lower the stress in our lives by not worrying about the things we can’t change and changing what we can. We all need to change our diet. SAD (Standard American Diet) is NOT working. We eat too many fatty, fried and sugary and salty foods. Be determined to eat more vegetables. Cut back on animal protein consumption (eggs, meat, milk and cheese). Eat less salt and sugar (substitute fruit instead). Train yourself to be a positive thinker. Surround yourself with other positive thinkers. Believe in yourself. YOU CAN DO IT! YOU MUST DO IT, if you want to remain healthy. Stop reading about it, stop thinking about it and DO IT! It’s your life and only you are responsible for it.

 

So What is Epigenetics Anyway – Part 4?

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OK we have this DNA which is used to build different protein structures. These are used to build cells, mechanisms inside each cell and to communicate between cells. Epigenetics tells the cell when and which DNA to use or to stop using. This is a very complex programming structure. Proteins can affect other cells and the methyl groups can turn one set of DNA ON while turning OFF another. This is why drug interactions is so complex. A drug can help in one area while creating serious problems in another. Somethings the resulting problems are worse than the original problem. Drug companies are fast at work researching how to change our epigenetics in  new drugs. I believe this is very dangerous. I don’t believe anyone today understands the extent of this programming. Playing with one small area can affect others unrelated areas.

Plants are the basis of modern medicine. Scientists know that plants have incredible healing powers. Drug companies find which substance in the plant affects a symptom, then they synthesize it into a drug. The problem is our bodies are more complex than this. Different substances play a role TOGETHER to help our cells. Playing with one at a time is very dangerous. Why are fruits (which contain sugar) good for us but sweets are so bad? It is because in a fruit the sugar is wrapped in fiber. The fiber acts like a time capsule, releasing a little sugar at a time over a long period of time. Sweets dump sugar on our system all at once.

Nature is a symbiotic relationship between animals and plants. We can not survive without plants. The missing amino acids that our DNA uses to build need proteins only come from plants! Yes they are in meat but because that animal ate plants. So they are there indirectly. If you or your family are eating a diet of little of no plants, you are running a huge risk of chronic illness. Change your diet today.

 

So What is Epigenetics Anyway – Part 3?

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If  our bodies are so smart and are programming each cell based on our environment, why are so many people getting sick? It’s because we are changing the environment so drastically in such a short period of time. Never before has our bodies had to deal with such drastic change. It is over powering. This causes disease and a failure of the cells in general. When the failure is massive, it causes death!

Think of how we have changed our environment in the last 100 years. We are eating much more animal protein and much less plant protean. Er are eating pesticides and preservatives because our food is packaged and not fresh. Our air is not clean and the ozone layer is emitting more harmful rays. As i this wasn’t enough, we are in a constant state of stress. Money, jobs, family, health; it all leads to a very stressful life style.

Stress, poor nutrients, chemicals and harmful rays cause massive epigenetic changes to our cells. In many cases it’s more than they can handle. This failure to handle the changes is called disease. What is interesting is we have a choice! We can eat differently, buy less processed foods, live a less stressful life, be happy with who we are and what we have. The choice is yours. Health or disease? What do you choose?

 

Plant-Based Diet Reverses Heart Disease

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PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) says not only can you prevent heart decease with a plant-based diet but if you already have it, you can reverse it! 198 patients with cardiovascular decease were put on a diet free of meat, fish, diary and added oils. 89% of the participants followed the diet and 81% improved their disease. In addition these patients lost an average of 18.7 pounds. 22% saw a complete reversal of the disease.

Disease is our bodies way of saying we are providing it with inferior food and air. It can no longer function properly so it begins to break down. Like a city that breaks down, you can decide to change it. Clean it up and revitalize it again. Is your body working with inferior products?

 

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