The statement should be wrong
The controversy is that marketing can sell us anything as health food. Even something that we truly believe is doing us good, is making us fat.
Visit BBC website to see clips and read more
“In Britain the sales of foods marketed as healthier are rocketing. But what if the very food sold to us as healthier is making us fat? Pierre Chandon, a Professor at Harvard Business School, has done ground breaking research into how fattening foods are marketed as healthy.”
Together with Brian Wansink he wants us to avoid the health HALOS
And what they call mindless eating.
So if you wonder who holds the power in the health food industry (organic) apart from the fast food chains they are talking about, like Subway brainwashing “LOW FAT”ads and commercials.
Here is a network map for you, to get the picture;
Acidic food and alkaline foods
I am a fan of MindBodyGreen on Facebook. This morning there was a post based on Kris Carr, Ph information. A graph explaining PH-value
I found the chart to be insufficient but in the comments below was a more detailed list of PH-value; Based on Back to the house of health which is a website with abundance of information related to PH value and alkaline food.
I could not copy the list as a picture here is the whole list, I took out some of the values that I thought were interesting. I was surprised that lime and lemon are alkaline opposed to oranges that are acidic. Meat is the worst when trying to avoid acidic foods. I was surprised by the acidic value of hard cheese. I already knew that milk was acidic and straining the calcium storage of the body. Like all animal protein, milk acidifies the body PH. I did however not know that the cheese was this acidic. Artificial sweeteners are the worst of all sweeteners, one more reason to avoid them!
Here are some values + sign indicates alkaline and – sign indicates acidic
Cucumber, Fresh +31.5
Sprouted Chia Seeds +28.5
Sprouted Radish Seeds +28.4
Wheat Grass +33.8
Summer Black Radish +39.4
Avocado (Protein) +15.6
Fresh Lemon +9.9
Soy Lecithin (Pure) +38.0
Soy Nuts (soaked Soy Beans, Then Air Dried) +26.5
Soybeans, Fresh +12.0
Mandarin Orange -11.5
Red Currant -2.4
Rose Hips -15.5
Yellow Plum -4.9
Brown Rice -12.5
Macadamia Nuts -3.2
Fresh Water Fish -11.8
Meat, Poultry, And Fish
Chicken (to -22) -18.0
Eggs (to -22)
Ocean Fish -20.0
Organ Meats -3.0
Milk And Milk Products
Hard Cheese -18.1
Homogenized Milk -1.0
Artificial sweeteners -26.5
Barley Malt Syrup -9.3
Beet Sugar -15.1
Brown Rice Syrup -8.7
Dr. Bronner’s Barley
Dried Sugar Cane Juice -18.0
Malt Sweetener -9.8
Milk Sugar -9.4
Turbinado Sugar -9.5
White Sugar -17.6
Soy Sauce -36.2
Fruit Juice Sweetened
Fruit Juice, Packaged, Natural -8.7
Tea (Black) -27.1
Posted in Health, interesting books, interesting links, nutrition
Tagged Bronner, Cooking, Eating, eating habits, Food, health, Holism, Home, juice, PH, Shopping, Sugar substitute
The eating well challenge
I am on a road trip, that means keeping my healthy habits is going to be a challenge. Every time I stray off my routine it is challenging to eat well and rest properly. But this time I decided that I was going to make a huge effort. I have my blender with me, all my vitamins, the protein powder, the oils, the chia seeds. All were packed and are joining me on the trip.
The hardest part is to keep the refrigerated things ok, but it is going quite well.I have a good stock with me because the next time I will find a whole foods store is probably after 5 day´s in New York.
It is really about the ME time, putting us first
I was talking to a friend about this, and recalling the oxygen-mask story. The oxygen mask theory is basically based on the things the stewardess say´s before takeoff. If the oxygen in the plane drops put the mask on you first and then assist the child.
It is pretty basic, if we do not take care of ourselves, we are in no shape to take care of others.
Posted in Children, Health, nutrition, self esteem, women's health
Tagged Eating, eating habits, Education, Food, health, Holism, nutrition, Oxygen, Oxygen mask
I am proud of the Polish bee farmers and their accomplishments to agriculture.
Poland is the first country to formally acknowledge the link between Monsanto’s genetically engineered corn and the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) that’s been devastating bees around the world. What that means is that bees have been disappearing. If the bees disappear we are in big trouble because of their important role in pollination. And who has bought the leading research company for CCD? Well you guessed it! Monsanto
I saw this trailer on the film”Queen of the sun“. The film is about the disappearance of the bees. It is very interesting and frightening at the same time. This is what the Colony Collapse Disorder is about.
What that has to do with GMO? Well, in America there are no requirements to label GMO foods as you can see in this graph
Most governments are protecting the citizens and requiring labelling of GMO foods. But the general public in America does not even know what GMO is;
We need the FDA to regulate the GMO foods, so that we have a choice. We need the FDA on the people’s side for once and make labelling of GMO foods mandatory.
Go to www.labelgmo.org to learn more
Here is a video if you have never heard of Monsanto and where they come from. They are originally a chemical company so why are they in food production?
Posted in Health, interesting links, nutrition, women's health
Tagged Eating, eating habits, Education, Food, Food & Drug Administration, Genetic engineering, Genetically modified food, Genetically modified organism, GMO, health, heart attack, Holism, Monsanto, nutrition, obesity, responibility, symptoms, whole foods
I love this article! This is the number one question a vegetarian gets, It´s as good idea to get protein from meat as it is to use milk as a source of cacium.
- 17 Benefits of Being a Vegetarian (paperclipsuk.wordpress.com)
- Milk Protein Fiber Hype (cubbyholes.wordpress.com)
Posted in Health, interesting links, nutrition, women's health
Tagged Eating, eating habits, Education, Food, food industry, health, responibility, Vegetarianism, whole foods
It´s time for spring cleaning!
Where is your brain located?
Poster depicting Steve Martin in the legendary comedy the man with two brains.An old classic
Is it true that we have more than one brain? These ideas come from a pioneer in the research field Dr. Gershon. He writes about why we can feel in our stomach feelings as anxiety, fear and anger. The main reason is that serotonin ,that is like a messenger to the brain, is stored in the stomach. When we repress the feelings that our gut is trying to tell us about , we can cause ourselves to be sick. Some believe that all dis-eases come because of poor diet, lack of rest too much stress and repressed anger or repressed feelings. The whole article is linked above and it explains why we can feel in our gut. The gut feeling has logical explanation and there is no wonder why we say ; I can feel it in my gut.
The funny thing is when I was reading about Gershon, I found another doctor a Doctor with a slightly different name Dr. Gerson. And he was remarkable character, I had already seen an interview with his daughter in the film food matters. The Gerson institute offers a alternative cancer treatment without the chemotherapy. It offers a program that is more natural, here is more about the very intriguing Dr. Gerson
Dr. Max Gerson: Healing the Hopeless discusses the development of his world-famous dietary therapy and the struggles this medical pioneer faced as he challenged orthodox medicine with his nutritional protocol. This inspiring and uplifting biography follows Dr. Gerson through Nazi persecution, then persecution in the United States from the medical establishment, the continuation of his work despite the opposition, his questionable death and finally the present, where daughter Charlotte Gerson and the Gerson Institute work to continue his legacy and vision.
This is a video on the Gerson Miracle, the beginning and the continuing work of the Gerson Institute.It explains the body´s encounter with poisons. Clearly one more mind-blowing video.
This is an almost fifty minutes long video with Charlotte Gerson who is 90 years old! She is amazing. This is fifty minutes well spent I promise!
I simply love Charlotte Gerson, she is my role model. I want to be like her when I am 90!!
The body has remarkable healing powers, we only need to unleash the power.
The power to heal.
If you don´t have anything else planned on this saturday night, This is a film by 15-year-old Garret, called the Beautiful truth. It is about the Gerson therapy and health issues like how amalgam in fillings can deprive people of their health. The issue of food additives like MSG and aspartame is touched and the issue of GMO foods and much more! It is remarkable to witness the denial in the medical profession that say Dr. Gerson therapy is a hoax. If I had to choose today I would choose Dr.Gerson´s method without hesitation!
Posted in Children, interesting links, nutrition, women's health
Tagged Charlotte Gerson, Eating, eating habits, Food, food industry, Gerson, Gerson Institute, health, Max Gerson, Medicine, nutrition, responibility, Stomach, vitamins, whole foods
This is a statement from Cancer Truth:
Sugar is *NOT* your friend. It may feel like your friend when it comforts you (due to the beta-endorphin rush in your brain), but sugar is actually your enemy. Truth be told, regular consumption of sugary foods is one of the worst things that you can do to your health.
Here you can read the whole ” Sugar is the white death” article on cancer truth.
One of my favorite scientists Dr. Robert H. Lustig is participating in these educational videos from the University of California
Dr. Lustig has also been on 60 minutes talking about his research. It is inspirational to hear him talk against the food industry. He is stepping on many toes. My prediction is that there will be a massive kickback from those who have no sense of social responsibility and poison their fellow-men guilt free.
The first video I saw by Dr. Lustig is one hour and twenty-nine minutes. It is mind-blowing. He is turning everything we have believed about calorie intake before upside down.
So why do I think this is a big deal? Sugar is a drug. Why do I say that? I have been a drug addict and my drug of choice was sugar.The “problem” is that I did not gain weight. That sounds delightful doesn´t it? You know what? My body doesn´t think so. Thanks to an excellent dentist the consequences can not be seen. The damage to my digestive system is something I have to pay attention to every day. Sugar overconsumption is not friendly to the body, not even if you don´t gain weight..
But all in all I am thankful for the lesson. I have only one life. I have to try to live it in harmony with my body and my surroundings.
I put all three videos under “videos” if you want to safe them for later.
Posted in Children, Health, interesting links, nutrition, women's health
Tagged Eating, eating habits, Food, food industry, health, heart attack, High-fructose corn syrup, Lustig, obesity, Robert H. Lustig, sugar, symptoms, weightgain