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Healthy Eating Info

I think the best advice I can give you about food is this: stay away from processed and refined foods.  Eat nutritiously dense food as pure and free of pesticides and fertilizers as you can find.  Organic foods are the safest you can provide for your family at this time.  Since there have been no investigative human studies performed except what is currently underway via the uninformed public.  Genetically Modified Organisms are not safe because the process is unnatural by its very design.  Genes from one kingdom (animal) do not naturally co-mingle with genes of another kingdom (plant) without affecting the surrounding gene expressions of the plant, which may have laid dormant or been active or only moderately expressed.  Steer clear of CORN, SOY, CANOLA, COTTON SEED, ALFALFA, SUGAR BEETS, ZUCCHINI, YELLOW SQUASH, HAWAIIAN & CHINESE PAPYA.  None of the GMOs are labeled so it is important to read the labels in order to pick out any variation of these plants.

It is also a good practice to limit carbohydrates as there is really no dietary necessity for them.  Most of them contain sugar, which has been shown to be toxic to the body.  This also applies to the artificial sweeteners such as High Fructose Corn Syrup, Aspartame, Splenda, Saccharin, ace K, and the sugar alcohols (ending in TOL).   These will appear under many names so be careful. Keep in mind that one teaspoon of sugar equals 4 grams.  

So, lots of organic vegetables, organic meats (grass fed and pasture grazed), free range organic poultry, and raw organic dairy product (fats, cheeses, butter, etc) are the best to feed yourself and your family.   This will lower your cholesterol, blood pressure, and your weight.  You'll feel more energetic, will sleep much better, and possibly alleviate any digestive issues.

It is also a good idea to consume or learn to make KOMBUCHA and organic sauerkraut as these provide billions of beneficial bacteria into your digestive system - the foundation of your immune system.

Keep in mind that the FDA does not protect the people as much as they protect the Biotech and Pharmaceutical industries.  Dr Stephen Oltroff, the FDA's acting commissioner, will take over Michael Taylor's duties, bringing a Western medicine-based background to the agency.  The new Secretary of Agriculture is Sonny Perdue.  We will see how these new appointees effect the food products we are exposed to and offered to buy.  There has yet to be any sort of talk about labeling GMOs in our congress.

"The agency (FDA) is not aware of any information showing that foods derived by these new methods (Genetic Modification) differ from other foods in any meaningful or uniform way."  

Statement of Policy May 29, 1992 FDA




Here are some links to further your knowledge.
  • Mercola.com   - Provides health information based on science and research to help you take control of your health.  It includes articles and interviews of importance.
  • Weston A. Price Foundation  - Nutritional website offering healthy information about the foods we eat and ways to create and prepare our foods that retain the purity and nutritional density.
  • Institute for Responsible Technology  -  Focuses on the Biotech industry and the lack of labeling of Genetically Modified foods and their effects on the human body.
  • Cornucopia Institute - Provides economic justice for family scale farming.  Lots of great information.
  • Vitamin D Council   - Everything you ever wanted to know about vitamin D, the studies and effects.