I think the best I can offer about food is this: stay away from processed and refined foods. Really, just don't eat them. The FDA isn't looking out for you, in fact, the FDA, USDA and EPA are more concerned with the industries than they are about you. Eating nutritiously dense foods as pure and free of pesticides and fertilizers as you can find is your best protection against illness. USDA Certified Organic foods combined with NON-GMO Verified are the safest you can provide for your family at this time. People ask me if I trust that Organic is really Organic. Yes, I do trust that because I know Organic Farmers and they have to pay thousands of dollars to qualify to be labeled an Organic Farm (see NOFA NJ link at bottom of this page).
Genetically Modified Organisms are simply not safe. The process is unnatural by its very design. Genes from a bacteria (animal kingdom) do not naturally co-mingle with genes of corn, soy, and canola (plant kingdom) without affecting the surrounding genes that gives the plant its character and nutritional expression. Some of these genetic expressions may have laid dormant for eons, some expressions may have been deactivated over generations or only moderately expressed. Steer clear of CORN, SOY, CANOLA, COTTON SEED, ALFALFA, SUGAR BEETS, ZUCCHINI, YELLOW SQUASH, HAWAIIAN & CHINESE PAPYA and RUSSET POTATOES. Look at the difference between Farm Raised Salmon and Wild Caught. Eat Wild Caught.
GMOs are not labeled so it is important to read the labels in order to pick out any derivatives, variations, of these plants. There have been numerous animal studies using GMOs as well as only Glyphosate (the active ingredient in Monsanto's RoundUp) and you only have to do a Google search to read the studies. One scientist found that it was the process that causes pathological effects.
Three separate court cases have found Monsanto's Roundup to be the cause of cancer.
It is also a good practice to limit carbohydrates as there is really no dietary necessity for them. Carbs metabolize as sugar, sugar 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.
Much of the Glutton sensitivity these days is caused by spraying the various grains with Glyphosate to kill, dry and promotes going to seed. This process accelerates the seed development preventing the ideal balance between the glutton ratio and fiber ratio from taking place. The ideal ratio, according to Nutrition Facts, is 5:1. Looking at the label, divide the Carbohydrates / Dietary Fiber.
The Organic fruits and vegetables we purchase were picked before maturity and exposed to ethylene gas, which is naturally produced by the plant, to continue its ripening while in transit. This artificial ripening alters that ratio as well because in nature, there are no shortcuts. Everything has its time. Foods are seasonal for a reason, buy from local sources, There are many chronic illnesses attributed to Gluten sensitivity.
There are apps enabling label scanning for the glutton content.
So, lots of organic vegetables, limited organic meats (grass fed and pasture grazed), free range organic poultry, raw organic dairy products (milk, fats, cheeses, butter, etc) and wild caught sea food are the best to feed yourself and your family. Eating this way has the potential of lowering your cholesterol, blood pressure, and your weight. You might feel more energetic, sleep much better, and possibly alleviate any digestive issues. Being on an organic diet with no carbs or sugar has been seen and documented to resolve many chronic illnesses.
It is also a good idea to consume or learn to make KOMBUCHA and other fermented foods, vegetables are great. Eating fermented vegetables introduces billions of beneficial bacteria into your system, supporting your personal microbiome. Essential amino acids are created by our microbiomes, we couldn't live with out them so you want to take care of those who take care of you.
The FDA does not protect the people, they protect the Biotech and Pharmaceutical industries. Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless, M.D. is the new FDA acting head and brings a Western medicine-based background to the agency. The new Secretary of Agriculture is Sonny Perdue, who has already condemed family farmers.
We will see how these men effect the food products we are exposed to.
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, Michael Taylor Director & former lawyer/VP for Monsanto.
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Westonaprice.org is the 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. It's a kitchen full of information.
The Institute for Responsible Technology Information about the GMOs, their effects on the body, scientific tests, as well as other pertinent information that effects all of us. A great site to educate yourself and others.
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https://nutritionfacts.org - Scientific basis of food and its nutritional effect on the body and illnesses along with preventible measures, videos and articles.
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