Archive for Foods to Avoid

13 Good Reasons for Avoiding Dairy Products

Avoiding Dairy Products – The Why

  1. Avoiding Dairy ProductsPesticide Residues
    Dairy products have high pesticide residues, 6 times higher than the average of non animal food products. (Diet for New America by John Robbins, pg. 327)
  2. Antibiotics
    Routinely added to feed of cows, this comes through in the milk and meat. It can also upset the natural balance of intestinal flora in the body and may be related to candida albicans problems so widespread today.
  3. DES and other Female Sex Hormones
    Routinely administered to cows. Residues are transmitted to people. Possible consequences of this are cancer, earlier sexual maturation of girls and boys, higher estrogen levels, an expanding assortment of sexual aberrations indicating that human hormonal systems are being affected and unbalanced.

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Excitotoxins – A Word You Need To Know

What are Excitotoxins?

ExcitotoxinsExcitotoxins are chemicals either added to food or found in food that cause an overstimulation of the nervous system which can cause the cells to be destroyed. These chemicals are found in almost all processed foods.

The most common excitotoxins are aspartame (an artificial sweetener) and monosodium glutamate (commonly known as MSG).

The way they cause damage to the body, in a nutshell, is these chemical stimulate glutamate receptors. Glutamate receptors are part of the nerve complex that is stimulated by glutamate (an amino acid), and aspartic acid, which is found in aspartame. If these receptors get overexcited, the nerve cells can virtually excite themselves to death. These receptors are found abundantly in the brain, but are also found throughout the body. Glutamate is one of the most abundant neurotransmitters (chemicals that make nerves function) in the brain. It is used to keep the brain alert. The glutamate receptors play a role in learning, memory, endocrine system control and emotions. When we get too much of it is when the nerves become overexcited and can start to malfunction. Read More→

7 Deadly Food Sins That Adversely Affect Your Health

7 Deadly Food SinsDo You Know these 7 Deadly Food Sins?

Alcohol…

  • kills brain cells. Once a brain cell dies, it never grows back.
  • dehydrates your body damaging other cells, even causing wrinkles.
  • causes Liver and Pancreas malfunction.
  • puts an extra burden on your detoxification organs, preventing them from doing their regular jobs and wearing them out.

Meat…

  • can lay in your colon for 3 days or more, giving off Carcinogenic gases.
  • is a high acid food which robs your body of Calcium and leads to Osteoporosis and other degenerative diseases.
  • often is loaded with chemicals, steroids, hormones, and antibiotics which cause or contribute to many health problems, including weakening of your immune system.

Dairy…

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Got Milk? I Hope Not!

Lactose Intolerant?

Lactose IntolerantWe all know that advertisers would have us believe that milk is a great source of calcium. We also know that we need calcium for strong bones. It would then seem logical that we need milk in order to have strong bones. Let’s look a little deeper than the superficial marketing ploys and find out if this is true.

If we just look at basic nutrition and chemistry, it is a well-accepted fact that in order to absorb calcium to it’s fullest, we need magnesium. Milk is essentially devoid of magnesium. Granted, milk is very high in calcium, however it does not matter how much calcium we ingest, if we cannot absorb it, it is of little use.

Studies have shown that the higher the intake of dairy in a society, the greater the risk of osteoporosis. You would think that the opposite would be true, but it is not. One explanation might be that animal proteins, including milk, contain the amino acids methianine and cistine. These amino acids attract calcium and bind to it, making it unavailable for absorption. If there is not enough calcium floating around, the body is forced to give up calcium from the bones in order to satisfy the needs. Read More→

7 Foods You Should Never Eat

7 Foods You Should Never EatThere are 120,000 edible plants on this earth, yet most of us will consume about seven to ten “foods” in different combinations for most of our meals. If you have never though about it, write down everything you eat for one week and you will probably see the same things come up over and over again. This may not be so bad, but the things that come up on the average American’s list usually are what I call “the seven deadly sins.”

All of the big seven will do damage to your body. Depending on your immune system and the type of genes your folks gave you, the reactions will vary from person to person. Some folks may be able to handle them better than others. Some may be able to eat them and suffer only minor damage. The problem is you don’t know if they will cause disease or death until it is usually too late. Why take the chance when there are thousands of other food choices that taste just as good or better and are just as easy to get your hands (or mouths) on.

The seven foods you should never eat and we would all do well to avoid are alcohol, sugar, artificial sweeteners, coffee, soda, dairy and meat. To many people, that is their whole diet!

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Surviving Holiday Foods

There are certain times you think about surviving holiday foods…

Holiday foodsAnd the struggle with not stuffing yourself silly on things you know you shouldn’t be eating.  But it happens again and again.

A time of holiday foods from family gatherings, rekindled friendships, exchanging of gifts, and a time to stuff yourself silly on things you know you shouldn’t be eating. The holidays always pose a special problem for those of us who want to party, socialize, have a good time, and still avoid poisoning ourselves with all the wonderful and delicious “food” being offered everywhere we turn. Well, party participants, there is hope. We can party down with the best of them and still maintain our immune systems.

It would seem to the untrained eye that there is nothing for us to eat during the upcoming months, when in reality there is more food for us than any other time of the year. You just may have to redefine what you consider a main course, what you consider dessert and what you consider an adult beverage. Let’s start with holiday foods at Thanksgiving dinner. Look at the typical dinner table. It is most likely loaded with the usual turkey, stuffing, gravy, butter or (perish the thought) margarine, and other very tempting treats. But look further, there are also salads, green beans, potatoes, broccoli, squash and lots of other tasty treats. I will assume for the moment that you are very serious about wanting to eat right and take my suggestions accordingly. Read More→