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Is Wheat Modified in this Country?

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Wheat (Photo credit: kewing)

It is a difficult and heated discussion today. The government says there are no GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) wheat in production today. This is to say, if it’s true, that biologists are not changing the internal DNA of a wheat plant. We know from this BLOG that you can alter the epigenetic’s of a plant and have a very different organism ob your hands while the DNA stayed the same. Dr. Davis (Wheat Belly) says he never claimed that we had GMO wheat but wheat that was hybridized to cross non wheat plants with wheat plants. This causes internal DNA to change drastically. Is this GOOD or BAD? Time will tell but Americans seem to be getting very fat on our wheat while Europeans are not. I believe we are hiding the real issues behind terminology. It really doesn’t matter if it is a GMO plant, a hybridized plant or epigenetically modified. If by any process the plant is changed, it van have a different effect on humans. Our government needs to stop arguing definitions and start protecting people from profits. In the mean time I only eat non wheat products or European wheat products such as pasta.

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Color does Matter

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Color picture (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

An artist will tell you how important colors are. Blending them together will yield beautiful and sometimes unusual colors. Our bodies need nutrients that are blended together to provide coverage for different situations. A healthy body is one that receives a variety of nutrients that allow the body to do its work and remain healthy. These different nutrients come from plant life of different colors. You should be eating a wide variety of colors in your plant food, Here is a list of colors and what they help do for our bodies. There are some foods in each category but this is not an exhaustive list. Explore and try different foods in each color group.

Juicing Vegetables on Facebook says:

  1. White – Strengthens our immune system – garlic & cauliflower
  2. Green – detoxified – broccoli, spinach, beans  & green apples
  3. Red – Improves heart and blood system – tomatoes, strawberries, & raspberries
  4. Yellow – Fortifies the skins elasticity – bananas & lemons
  5. Orange – Prevents cancers – pumpkin & oranges
  6. Purple – Increases longevity – eggplant

Imagine if you ate from this group of plant foods each day. You would have a strong immune system that could resist colds and other diseases, detox your body so it would be healthier, improve your blood flow that provides oxygen to every cell, have younger looking more elastic skin, prevent cancer and increase your life. Eat well, live long and enjoy a healthy life …

Does Organic Taste Weird?

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Nutrient deficient yam plant at Abakaliki, Nigeria

Nutrient deficient yam plant at Abakaliki, Nigeria (Photo credit: IITA Image Library)

I had a friend that said to me, “I don’t like the taste of organic!” That is really weird. Organic has no added taste. It is just the absence of preservatives. I told my friend to just go into the garage and get some fertilizer and sprinkle it on his organics and he would have regular produce. A little harsh, I admit but it does get the point across. God and nature made plant life a certain way to help keep us healthy and nourished. Man started fertilizing to increase profits at the cost of health. Look at our country now. After a few generations we are mostly sick.

There is another side to nutrients besides organics. It is rotating crops properly so the soil revives and keeps its nutrient base. When done properly, our plant food is very nutritious. Again it it a costly practice that has been mostly abandoned in the US for higher profits. Europe, especially Italy, still has farmers that care about taste and nutrients and farm to older standards. It works there because people want better tasting foods and healthier foods.

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Vegan Diet Gaining with Athletes

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Fresh vegetables are important components of a healthy diet. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Diet is so important to all of us but athletes need a strong healthy diet to endure the sports they perform. What are athletes eating? Brendan Brazier, the former Ironman triathlete and ultra-marathon champion said he change to a vegan diet in high school athlete wanting to turn professional someday. he said, “I knew I had to improve,” Brazier explained in an interview. “I tried high carb, low carb, high protein, low protein, all sorts of different diets. Then I tried plant-based. It started with me just taking a daily blender drink of fats, plants, proteins.” Many athletes are switching to a plant-based diet to improve their bodies.

Being an athlete does NOT prevent illnesses or diseases! They have as many as normal people. Yes their bodies are strong but they can get cancer, heart disease, the dementias’, etc. Fitness experts say a plant-based diet leads to better performance, deeper sleep and higher energy levels. Could you use these three benefits on your job? Switch to plant-based eating and reap the rewards for yourself.

Healthy Food in a Rainbow of Colors

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English: Healthy Food For Life logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Therapy Book BLOG ran a great article on eating healthy fruits and vegetables that come in a rainbow of colors. We know dark-colored plants are great for us but variety is key. Eat a wide variety of plant-based foods and reap the health benefits. Most diseases are caused by our immune system being unable to fight the disease. Multi-colored plant-based foods helps to build our immune system up and strengthen our ability to avoid diseases.

How High Up the Food Chain do you Eat?

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Top of the Food Chain

Top of the Food Chain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Humans are at top of the food chain. It has given us an advantage over all other animals. Does eating other things high up on the food chain matter? Is it good or bad for our health. Man has evolved with plant life for millions of years. Plants provided nutrients, a good diet and antioxidants to fight of diseases. Our modern medicine came from herbal mixtures (plants) that benefited our health. Today the drug companies synthesis the beneficial parts of certain plants into pills. Meat that we eat comes from other animals up on the food chain (similar DNA). We know animal protein carries substances that cause inflammation in the human body. This can lead to heart disease and cancer. Plants are low on the chain (very different DNA). Eating plant protein is very beneficial to our health.

Man was mostly a vegetarian getting some meat when he already found it dead. We were more likely to be eaten by other animals than to eat them. We were nomadic (exercise) and ate berries, root vegetables and fruits we found along the way. Our bodies defenses and health evolved from this kind of food. Modern man eats very little plant based protein and an enormous amount of animal protein along with saturated fats, sugar and salt. He gets little or no exercise. Is it any wonder we have record-breaking numbers of sick and dying? Change back to our more natural way of living and gain your health back.

Plant based Diet & Dental Health

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Tasty Food Abundance in Healthy Europe

Tasty Food Abundance in Healthy Europe (Photo credit: epSos.de)

Dr Greger says a diet of plant based foods will improve your dental health. Remember animal based diets lead to inflammation which can cause dental problems. Oral cancer is less likely with a plant based diet (as are almost all cancers). Eating the way we were designed (not the way we want to eat) allows our bodies to grow healthy, fight disease and live longer. We evolved as primarily plant based eaters with occasional animal foods. Americans today are primarily animal based food eaters and diets high in fats. It is no wonder chronic illness has progressed to such alarming levels. How do you eat? Better yet how do you feed your loved ones?

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