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25 Jun

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Great article about good bacteria – good for your gut ecology

27 Jul

http://www.culturedfoodlife.com/kefir-made-easy/

Greek Yogurt isn’t Greek at All

19 Sep

Check out this article and see how consumers are unwittingly duped by advertisers. The labels are sometimes misleading and what you think you are getting you are not. Alternet a socially conscious publication is dedicated to bringing these inconsistencies to our knowledge. As they say knowledge is power, the more we know the more we can choose and I hope we would choose to support those companies that are truthful, that are transparent and that are there not only to make money but to ensure that we are part of the healthiest nations on the planet because of the food we eat, those who are invested in our longevity and good health.

http://www.alternet.org/food/whats-really-your-greek-yogurt-5-surprising-ways-food-companies-cheat-and-mislead-consumers

Irresponsible Research Findings – Who’s paying for this research – Drinking Coffee prevents Prostate Cancer

20 May

Prevention: Coffee Lowers Risk of Prostate Cancer, Harvard Study Says

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Published: May 20, 2011
 
 As part of the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, Harvard scientists followed 47,911 men who periodically described their coffee consumption. The researchers found that those who consumed six or more cups a day were almost 20 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer over two decades than those who drank none.

More important, the heavy coffee drinkers were 60 percent less likely than the nondrinkers to develop a lethal form of the disease. Even men who drank just one to three cups of coffee benefited: They were nearly 30 percent less likely to develop lethal prostate cancer, the study said.  Read the article

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/24/health/research/24prevention.html?ref=health

Comment

What the research does not say is what are some of the other health risks involved in drinking  six or more cups of coffee every day? Will it increase your risk of hypertension, stomach cancer, bladder cancer.  These hodgepodge cures, and prevention strategies are doomed to fail because the human body is an entire engine that needs to be looked at holistically and not in terms of finding what is good to prevent one thing and ignore the others.

I believe that when researchers come out with these ridiculous findings urging people to drink more coffee than they need, that it is irresponsible and more likely than not is driven by those people who stand to benefit from coffee sales. perhaps the research shows that people are slowing down drinking coffee so this is a reason to get us drinking more coffee.

The best route to a good health is moderation.  Our fear of dying and illness which we might never got are allowing us to be easy target for those who wish to profit from our fears by offering us every nonsense diets, foods, cures. Be sensible. Live wisely and live healthily by eating food and not pills, drinking six glasses of water and not six cups of coffee, by doing what grandma told us – eat your fruits and vegetable – everything in moderation. Go for walks everyday, run if you like, play basketball, move. You will  be fine.

Ten ways to start a healthier lifestyle

31 Jan

1.  Cook only in stainless or cast iron cookware – these are the best.

2.  Use glass or porcelain plates in the microwave, never plastic or foam

3.  Buy as many produce as you can that are grown organically especially lettuce and produce where you eat the skin – introduce a new item as often as you can even if you buy less of the organic produce to make up the difference in cost, you will get more from it.

4.  Buy organic milk and organic chicken whenever you can.

5.   Drink water when thirty or tea. Diet products have been doctored with chemicals and artificial sweeteners that are worse for you than the sugar you are trying to avoid.

6.  Eat fresh. Canned foods contain too much sodium and other preservatives that are not good for you.  Support your local farmers’ market.

7.  Look for foods that are naturally coloured. Artificial food colour is poison to the body.

8.  Processed food is poison to the body – bacon, sausage, hotdogs etc. – they are packed with cancer causing additives.

9.  Limit intake of alcoholic beverages to on or two per day and if you smoke start a cessation course.

10. Have a hearty meal of laughter every day – laugh for no reason at all you will feel better and healthier.

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