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
Interesting facts about obesity in America
To win, we have to lose. The four-part HBO Documentary Films series, The Weight of The Nation explores the obesity epidemic in America. This is the trailer;
Watch all four parts of The Weight of the Nation now at http://hbo.com/theweightofthenation
This is a link where it is possible to download for free the book, Solving the weight of a nation.
Posted in Children, Health, interesting links, women's health
Tagged Epidemiology of obesity, HBO, HBO Documentary Films, health, obesity, The Nation, United States, Weight of The Nation
Embrace the variety!
What we can probably all agree on, is that it would be a sad fact if we all were the same.
Luckily we come in all sizes and shapes. But somehow a particular body type has become superior. This is an article on positive body image. It is about what the young women of Glenbard South High School, did to raise awareness. This is a group of young women that are campaigning to change the mindset on body image — an insecurity that’s plagued many teens for generations.
We can ask the question, why the skinny is considered healthier. Well there are numerous reasons for it , the first obesity is a huge problem. But the image that a skinny person is healthier than someone who has a little meat on the bones is misconception. Healthy consists of more than weight. It includes how we see our selves and how we treat ourselves. How do we talk to our body?
We should actually be thankful for being healthy every day that we are, because it is not necessary something we can take for granted. So celebrate a healthy body. In whatever size or shape it might come.
Just for fun I want to present this photo of olympic athletes; just to make sure that my message of variety comes across! The sport each one of them is competing in is listed under each athlete depicted.
Twenty something years ago my friend was participating in a beauty contest. Then she used the famous coffee and cigarette diet. Eating nothing and drinking coffee and smoking! YUK…Then we were skinny but NOT healthy.
There is a reason why skinny is not alway´s healthy and the misconception starts with our own image of ourselves.
The body is a temple, treat it that way.
Posted in Children, Health, self esteem, women's health
Tagged body, bodyimage, Eating disorder, Glenbard South High School, health, obesity, Plus-size model, Weight loss, Young Women
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
I just had to post this, because the message is so clear. The three main causes of PREVENTABLE causes of deaths in the U.S.A are;
These are all addiction related , nicotine addiction, food addiction and alcohol addiction. Do you still wonder what the problem is? Obesity is caused by addiction and it needs to be treated like one. And prevented by avoiding the unhealthy, food like products, that is referred to in the trailer.
Posted in Children, Health, interesting links, nutrition
Tagged Alcoholism, Centers and Counseling Services, Food, food industry, health, nutrition, obesity, responibility, symptoms, Tobacco smoking, vitamins, weightgain, weightloss, whole foods
Does the future have to be like America´s Fat Future presents, or can we do something about it?
If you think organic food is expensive, just think of it as money saved in medical expenses later in life. When I started to buy more organic and more healthy food I had to adjust to the price tag. But I know that I am investing in me, for a more movable fun me, in the future. The poster below is loaded with facts about preventable deaths. That is why we should care.
Created by: MedicalCodingCareerGuide.com” title=”Americas Fat Future”>Americas Fat Future
March 20, 2012 in Health, interesting links, nutrition
Tagged Eating, eating habits, food industry, Food Rules: An Eater's Manual, health, mental health, nutrition, obesity, responibility, sugar, symptoms, vitamins, weightgain, weightloss, whole foods
This is a video from the Khan Academy. It shows how data can be read in various way´s. If we read it in one way we get one outcome and if we read it differently we get another outcome.
It is a simple post from web-md, used as an example of the difference between correlation and causality.
So it is no wonder that we get lost sometimes with all the health information. That is why we have to make it matter to us. Take a stand when it comes to our health. We can not take everything we read as the one and only truth. We have to evaluate where it comes from, what the original data is.
(and often we actually have to know sometimes who paid for the research to validate the outcome)
It sure is a jungle out there!
Posted in Health, nutrition
Tagged Eating, eating habits, Food, Food Rules: An Eater's Manual, health, Khan Academy, nutrition, obesity, responibility, sugar, vitamins, weightgain, weightloss, whole foods
Dr.Vandana Shiva has fought for the health of seeds. She has educated the world on how GMO food is made. As I understand it the corn is taken and combined with pesticide and then grown. Lab rats suffer kidney and liver failure for eating these foods. What does it then do to us ?
What does GM do to our health? We have no idea. We eat vegetables and fruit in good faith. We think they are good nutrition. But what has been pointed out is that if they are not grown organically or non GMO what do we have?
I got this list sent from a friend; It makes sence. Try the difference in celery for instance. The organic ones are tasty and smell rich. The beauty of celery is that it can help balance water in the body and is helpful with sugar cravings.
Again I have to refer to Michael Pollan and his food rules. If it does not rot eventually it is not food!
I am fascinated by Dr. Vandana Shiva and her spirit. She is one of my heroes.
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Tagged Celery, Eating, eating habits, Food, Food and Drug Administration, food industry, Food Rules: An Eater's Manual, Genetically modified food, GMO, health, heart attack, liver health, Monsanto, nutrition, obesity, responibility, symptoms, Vandana Shiva, weightgain, weightloss, whole foods
There have been some discussions about this article on the internet. Dr. Dwight Lundell argues that the low-fat diet is what is making us fat. His main argument though, is that low cholesterol diet is not going to prevent us … Continue reading
Here is Jamie Oliver’s TED wish. The issue Jamie is addressing is the horrible state the school meals are in. The amount of sugar that is added in our children’s food and even the milk does not escape. Jamie is not a beginner when it comes to changing the food in schools Jamie has changed the school meals in the UK and now he is using his strengths to make an effort to change the world.
Here is some more about Jamie’s good work and food revolution!
And if you are still wondering why Jamie and others are fighting for the school meals, the level of discussion is overwhelming. How is this for starters. Is pizza a vegetable?