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Pesticide Industry Wants You To Believe Pesticides Are Safe

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When the pesticide industry met with the Obama administration last year, they wanted the government’s food testing data regarding pesticides on produce to emphasize that the pesticide residue on conventional produce is safe to eat.

This is what they said in their meeting

“[W]e want to see if we can figure out that whatever data is out there be less likely to be misconstrued and misinterpreted. We’re trying to make sure that anyone who reads [USDA’s pesticide residue report] sees — as do all the people in the room — that there is no risk associated with the consumption of fresh produce due to pesticide residues.”

In other words, they are trying to protect their profits at the expense of your health.

You see, the Environmental Working Group’s “Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce” uses the government data to classify which of the fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residue and those which have the least. From that they determine the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean 15.”

More and more people are turning to organic produce because of the pesticide issue, as well as the fact that organically grown fruits and vegetables have been shown to have a higher nutritional content.

Don’t be fooled by the industry’s greed for profits at your expense. We are exposed to excessive toxins that we cannot do anything about. It’s important to avoid those that we do have control over, including the pesticides on your produce, the chemical additives in your food, cosmetics and body care products, as well as household products.

If you don’t have a copy of the current “Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce” you can get one here.

The Pharmaceutical and Nutrition Industry – On Trial?

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There is a massive amount of misinformation when it comes to health and nutrition. It’s no wonder so many people are confused and don’t know who to believe.

Many organizations who give out health and nutrition information … organizations consumers have come to trust … receive financial support from the pharmaceutical industry. Do you think Big Pharma wants you to be healthy?

It’s no secret anymore that drug companies priorities are for big profits rather than your health. But there is a lot more that this industry has been hiding that is now coming to light.

Are you the type of person who makes a conscious effort not to be fooled by the mainstream medical media and so called medical “experts?” If so, there’s a new Report out, The Pharma Watch Report that will provide you with tons of insight into developments within the health and nutrition realm where true knowledge is being surpressed.

Are you ready to know the truth? Check out The Pharma Watch Report

The Truth About Vitamin Water

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This is a good reason to ALWAYS read the label before you buy.

Another Good Reason To Eat Grass Fed Free Range Meats

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A healthy diet is necessary for a healthy body. This is as true for animals as it is for humans.

You would expect that animals that are raised for meat would be raised to be healthy. After all, if you want to eat meat that is wholesome and nourishing, it should come from a healthy animal.

For the animals raised for meat to be healthy, they must be treated humanely. They must be allowed to grow, eat and live in healthy conditions, as nature intended. This is the case if you eat grass fed and truly free range meat, poultry and eggs.

But, most of the animal products in the grocery stores today come from factory farms. They are raised in unhealthy, crowded conditions, fed genetically engineered corn and soy – not their native diet – laced with hormones to grow fast and antibiotics to keep them from getting sick.

The meat from factory farmed animals is different from the meat from grass-fed animals. Grass fed meat is lower both in saturated fat and total fat. It has more Omega-3s and a healthier ratio of Omega-3s to Omega-6s. There are more vitamins and minerals and more of the potential cancer-fighting CLA (conjugated linoleic acid).

For those who say to eat less meat because meat is unhealthy, that’s true of meat from factory farmed animals. But meat from grass fed animals is rich in vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. Source

If you have not yet watched the movie, Food Inc., why not watch it now? Once you do, you will never want to eat factory farmed meat, poultry or eggs again!

Food Inc

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If you haven’t yet seen this movie, it is a must see if you care about eating healthy food.

The Future Of Food

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This is the full movie. Well worth watching to the end.

Benefits of Grass Fed Meat and Dairy

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A 2011 study in the British Journal of Nutrition showed an increase in blood levels of Omega-3 fatty acids and a decrease in Omega-6 fatty acids in healthy volunteers who ate grass fed beef.

In contrast, those who ate grain fed beef had lower blood levels of the Omega-3s and higher levels of Omega-6s.

Omega-3s are important for every cell in our bodies and are associated with a whole host of benefits including:

  • reduced risk of heart disease and stroke
  • improved immune function
  • reducing inflammation
  • decreasing symptoms of depression
  • lowering blood pressure
  • lessening symptoms of ADHD

Omega-6s, on the other hand, while important to the body as well, are overabundant in our food and can have a harmful effect when we consume too much of them. They contribute to

  • inflammation and inflammatory diseases
  • obesity
  • diabetes and insulin resistance
  • depression
  • cancers.

Get your full fat dairy products, preferably raw, from grass-fed cows and you’ll decrease your risk of heart attack according to an article published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in May 2010.

The bottom line … eat your meat and dairy from grass-fed cows, the way nature intended.


Fluoride And Your Health

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Watch this video free through August 13

“The fact that fluoride can damage your bones, often quite seriously, is no longer in dispute. Just ask the millions of people throughout the world who currently suffer from skeletal fluorosis—a crippling bone disease caused by too much fluoride and marked by irregular bone growth and calcification of the joints.” Read more.

Snacks & Finger Foods

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I’m a fan of the Nourishing Traditions Cookbook. I use it and I recommend it.

Here’s an entire section out of the Nourishing Traditions Cookbook on Snacks and Finger Foods. Check it out to not only get some amazing healthy snack recipes, but also some interesting healthy eating information.

If you want to know how healthy the food additives are in the “Know Your Ingredients” columns, check them out in Food Additives: A Shopper’s Guide To What’s Safe & What’s Not.


Food Fight!

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