Archive for January, 2009

Another Reason To Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

Posted on January 30th, 2009 in high fructose corn syrup, junk food, mercury, processed foods, sugar, toxins | 1 Comment »

The use of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) has grown exponentially over the past few decades as a replacement for sugar in processed foods.

Besides the inherent health dangers of HFCS itself, a recent study published in Environmental Health by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) found Mercury in more than 1/3 of popular processed foods that contained HFCS as the first or second ingredient. "Mercury is toxic in all its forms", noted the co-author David Wallinga, MD.

HFCS is normally found in breads, sweetened beverages, cereals, breakfast bars, yogurt, soups, luncheon meats, dressings, condiments and many other processed foods. Americans consume on average about 12 teaspoons of HFCS a day, and teenagers and high consumption consumers can consume 80% over this average. That's a lot of HFCS, and now we know, a lot of Mercury intake.

The best alternative for your health is to avoid processed foods completely. If you do eat processed foods, carefully inspect the labels and at least avoid those containing HFCS.

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Eat Without Effort, Strap On The Feedbags (video)

Posted on January 16th, 2009 in fast food, junk food, video | No Comments »

This parody of the way American's eat is right on, and quite funny although there's more truth to this than meets the eye. Enjoy learning how the fast food industry will help you eat more of their food, with no effort at all. Read the rest of this entry »

Why You Should Avoid Dairy Products

Posted on January 15th, 2009 in cancer, disease, food and drink, health, milk, natural health, prevent cancer, research | 1 Comment »

nomilk.jpgMilk, it does a body good. Or does it?

The latter is true, according to accumulated research over dozens of years.

Dairy products, including milk, cheese and  foods made with dairy products are shown to increase heart disease, the top killer in the United States today with nearly a million deaths a year.

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn from the Cleveland Clinic, one of the top rated heart clinics in the world, puts all his heart patients on a vegan diet specifically for this reason, making them 'heart attack proof'. He's also written a groundbreaking paper on the subject in the American Journal of Cardiology as well as being featured in the DVD 'Eating' citing animal foods as the main reason for heart disease. 

Study after study for over 20 years have linked high dairy consumption with heart disease. 

In a study published in the International Journal of Cardiology, researchers studied seven countries with a high consumption of dairy products and found that heart disease mortality rose as milk supply rose.

Researchers who studied dietary links to heart disease in 32 countries found that, of all dietary factors studied, milk carbohydrates played the biggest role in the development of heart disease in men over 35, and nonfat milk played the biggest role in the development of coronary heart disease in men over 45.

Researchers studying 19 Western countries concluded that heart disease mortality rises as consumption of milk protein rises. The researchers noted, "Multiple regression analysis confirmed the importance of the milk factor … as a determinant of variation in ischemic heart disease mortality rates."

"Milk consumption is related to arteriosclerosis," confirmed yet another group of researchers. " Recent landmark studies confirm a previously suspected close correlation between milk intake and arteriosclerotic heart disease." 

And more recently, according to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, the consumption of dairy products, especially milk, increases a man's risk of contracting Parkinson's disease.

Dairy consumption is also linked to prostate and breast cancer, primarily due to the higher fat and hormone levels.

But it doesn't stop there, according the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, cow's milk is the number one cause of food allergies in children. And according to Dr. Frank Oski, former director of pediatrics at John Hopkins University notes that there is evidence that up to 50% of the children in the US have some allergic reaction to milk.

And this is just the tip of the iceberg, dairy is linked to many more adverse health issues.

Dairy products are mucus forming and clog your system. Internationally renowed wellness physician Dr. Christiane Northrup states: "Dairy is a tremendous mucus producer and a burden on the respiratory, digestive, and immune systems." Dr. Northrup says that patients who "eliminate dairy products for an extended period and eat a balanced diet … suffer less from colds and sinus infections."

Additionally, the mucus created by milk may cause other health problems as well. Dr. William Ellis, who's studied the effects of dairy foods for more than four decades, says that milk is "simply no good for humans." Dr. Ellis believes that the excess mucus caused by milk can harden to form a coating on the inner wall of the intestines, hindering the absorption of nutrients and possibly leading to chronic fatigue. 

One of the best ways to improve your health would be to eliminate dairy products and focusing on a mainly plant based diet. Find more research, links and articles regarding the dangers of milk and dairy products here:

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