The biggest lies told by the food industry
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 by: S. D. Wells
Tags: food industry, marketing claims, GMOs
(NaturalNews) There's no wasting time here. People must know. You may be aware
of some of the following tricks, lies, schemes and plots to keep people
malnourished and in need of constant medical attention, but then again,
you may not. The biggest lies in this world are the ones more likely to
be believed, and "Big Food" has that kind of money to spend on YOU, so
here we go:
"For added freshness
" and "as a preservative
" -- These preservatives
kill fungus and mutate human cells into cancer, yet these slogans are
seen on bread all over the world and on jar labels for just about
"As a preservative
..." -- Sodium benzoate* is a
chemical used to stave off fungus from growing in foods, and for the
molds that kill taste and spoil goods on the shelf sooner. Unfortunately
for humans, it deprives cells of oxygen. Fungus killers and mold
inhibitors can also deteriorate the myelin sheath -- the cellular
structure that insulates nerve cells. Don't be fooled by tricky Big Food
slogans. (*While benzoic acid is found naturally in low levels in many
fruits, the sodium benzoate listed on a product's label is synthesized in a lab
-- Means absolutely nothing. If you think that these words change
anything about the quality of the product, you are gravely mistaken. The
FDA has no parameters of health here.Pasteurized
Means cooked quickly at high heat and "cooks" the nutrition right out.
That's why "Big Milk" (dairy industry) tries to shut down farmers of
organic, raw milk, because people might catch on that nutrients, when
actually in food
do a body good. Batch or "vat" is the simplest and oldest method of
pasteurization, which heats the milk to over 150 degrees Fahrenheit!
This kills enzymes, probiotics and nutrients. Raw food experts will tell
you that most food cooked at 118 degrees becomes useless. And adding
back some (dead) vitamin D to milk
is also another ploy to confuse the people who find out what
pasteurization really means. Most orange juice is pasteurized. Hint,
-- Cooked, dead vitamins are added "back
in" to a product (useless) so the manufacturer can make false health
claims to make junk food sound better. Hence the popular lingo for kids'
cereals.RDA -- "Recommended Daily Allowance"
-- Of what?
Of dead food, GMO food, hormone-laden food, conventional milk, meat,
cheese and wheat gluten? Dirty dozen fruits and vegetables? That's
cancer food -- so tell us again, what's the daily recommended allowance of cancer food
-- This means the fish "farmers" breed fish in a pond or indoor tank
system where they can create unnatural breeds that are larger and give
them hormones to make bigger (cancerous) fish for profits.GMO is not even labeled
in the US (except for a few choice states, soon). Talk about tricky!
How about tricking people into eating genetically MUTATED food that's
corrupt with pesticide, insecticide and herbicide?
Super Tricky Lingo
is "no significant difference" between milk from cows given rbST, or
rbGH, and regular milk... this industry lingo is to cover up the fact
and synthesized Growth Hormones
given to cows to make them fatter or produce TOO MUCH MILK also cause
health detriment for humans that consume that milk, cheese, yogurt, etc.
This hormone, rbST (recombinant somatotropin) -- also called rbGH
(recombinant bovine growth hormone) -- increases the amount of IGF-1 in
milk, a chemical which has been linked to certain cancers
(Big Food) will tell you that rbST is a protein hormone. They might
tell you that it is "digested like a protein," but that's a bald-faced
lie. The hormones are manipulating normal hormonal balance. Monsanto's
version of rbST uses genetically engineered E. coli bacteria!
These hormones are banned in Japan, Australia and all 25 countries of the European Union.Think before you eat or drink cancer!
GMO is nothing but dead, toxic food labeled with tricky language to
sound healthy. Second guess anything that's not organic or grown by a
local farmer that you know doesn't use GM seeds, synthetic bug- and weedkillers,
toxic fertilizer, fluoridated water or growth hormones for animals.Sources for this article:http://thinkbeforeyoupink.orghttp://programs.naturalnews.comhttp://www.naturalnews.comhttp://www.stephen-knapp.comhttp://www.naturalnews.comhttp://www.cafothebook.orghttp://www.collective-evolution.comhttp://www.naturalnews.comhttp://www.realmilk.com
Why Sugar Is The New Fat + 10 Ways To Break Your Addiction
By Dr. Mark Hyman
September 14, 2014 10:42 AM EDT
The statistics are sobering. The average American consumes about 152 pounds of sugar a year,
or about 22 teaspoons a day. If you have kids, they probably consume
even more: about 34 teaspoons every day, much of it added sugar as
high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), making nearly one in four teenagers pre-diabetic or diabetic.
All carbohydrates break down into sugar in your body, and flour (yes,
even “healthy” wheat flour) creates the same metabolic havoc as table
sugar. We eat about 146 pounds of flour a year. Altogether, then, the
average American eats about a pound of sugar from added sweeteners and
flour every day.
For decades, we blamed fat for making us fat.
It sounds so simple, right? Just cut out the fat and you’ll get lean.
Except while manufacturers touted their “healthy” fat-free and low-fat
Frankenfoods, added sugar was slipping in through the back door, and the
consequences have wreaked havoc on our health and our waistlines.
The consequences are depicted in a new documentary, Fed Up,
which follows a group of families battling to lead healthier lives —
and reveals why the conventional wisdom of “exercise and eat right” is
not ringing true for millions of people struggling with diabetes,
childhood obesity and other serious conditions.
studies emerge and prominent experts speak out, we’ve experienced a
massive paradigm shift over the past decade that sugar in all its forms
creates our obesity epidemic and most of the world’s chronic disease.
Pick a condition, and you can bet sugar plays a prominent role in its
development: heart disease, cancer, dementia, type 2 diabetes, poor sleep quality, depression, and even acne, infertility, and impotence.
Why Sugar is the New Cocaine
I’m throwing out shocking sugar stats, consider this: sugar is eight
times as addictive as cocaine. We’ve seen studies where researchers let
rats choose between drugs and Oreos. Guess what they go after?
If you’re addicted, it isn’t your fault. Being a sugar addict is a
biological disorder, driven by hormones and neurotransmitters that fuel
sugar and carb cravings and lead to uncontrolled overeating. This
addiction occurs more often than you might imagine. It explains why
nearly 70 percent of Americans and 40 percent of kids are overweight.
Why You Need a Sugar Detox
The good news is you can break this addictive sugar cycle in just 10 days. With the launch of Fed Up
in theaters this past May we had over 45,000 people join The Fed Up
Challenge, a 10-day challenge to cut added sugar completely out of your
diet. And now, with the release of Fed Up on DVD and iTunes, we’re
launching the Back-to-School Fed Up Challenge. A 10 day challenge, for parents, families, students, and everyone who wants to start this new year on a sugar-free note.
Cutting sugar out of your diet works. That’s why I created The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet.
During our trial run, we invited more than 600 people to try it out,
and they lost more than 4,000 pounds in 10 days. They lost that weight
not through willpower or “toughing it out,” but by enjoying powerful
addiction-reversing foods that rewired and reset their brains and
bodies. No cravings, no bland or boring diet food, no deprivation; just
delicious, whole, fresh foods. At the end of the 10 days, they got their
bodies and their minds back. They learned a new way to eat and live
that will last a long, healthy lifetime.
The top 10 big ideas below will help you break free of your sugar addiction in just 10 days:
You probably know whether or not you struggle with sugar addiction. If you're not sure, here's a super-simple quiz
to see if you're addicted to sugar. If you answer yes to these
questions, a sugar detox provides your ticket to feel great quickly and
lose weight painlessly.
2. Go cold turkey.
like you wouldn’t tell an alcoholic to have “just one drink,” sugar
addicts can’t have just a little sugar. The good news is if you follow
these rules, you automatically reset your body’s neurotransmitters and
You’ll want to ditch all sugar, including flour
products and artificial sweeteners, as well as trans or hydrogenated
fats, MSG (watch for hidden names), and ideally, grains. For 10 days,
avoid any foods that come in a box, package, can, or that have a label.
Stick with real, whole, fresh food.
3. Don’t drink your calories.
sugar beelines directly to your liver, converting into belly fat.
Rather than fill you up, these empty calories make you crave more sugar
and carbs. Liquid sugar — sodas, juices, sports drinks, sweetened teas,
and even so-called healthy drinks — is also the single biggest source of
sugar calories in our diet. One can of soda a day increases a kid’s
chance of being obese by 60% and a woman’s chance of type 2 diabetes by
4. Power up with protein.
especially at breakfast, provides the key to balancing blood sugar and
insulin and cutting cravings. Start the day with whole farm eggs or a
protein shake. I recommend my Whole Food Protein Shake.
At every meal, aim to use nuts, seeds, eggs, fish, chicken, or
grass-fed meat for protein. A serving size is 4 to 6 ounces, or the size
of your palm.
5. Go high carb (but the right ones!).
can eat as many non-starchy leafy and cruciferous veggies as you want.
What’s out includes potatoes, sweet potatoes, winter squash, beets,
grains, and beans. Don’t worry: it’s only 10 days, and ditching these
foods supercharges the results so you lose weight and feel great.
6. Fight sugar with fat.
makes you full, balances your blood sugar, and fuels your cells. Along
with protein, have good fats at every meal and snack including nuts and
seeds, extra virgin olive oil, coconut butter, avocados, and omega 3
fats from fish.
7. Prepare: don’t let yourself get into a food emergency.
I keep an Emergency Life Pak
with me all the time, filled with protein, healthy fats, and good
snacks so I never have to make a bad choice. Mine includes packets of
Artisana nut butters and coconut butter, almonds, walnuts, pumpkin
seeds, salmon jerky or turkey jerky, a can of wild salmon or sardines,
and unsweetened wild blueberries.
Increased levels of your stress hormone cortisol make you hungry,
causebelly fat storage, and lead to Type 2 diabetes.
show that taking deep breaths activates the vagus nerve, which shifts
your metabolism from fat storage to fat burning and quickly moves you
out of the stress state. All you have to do is take a deep breath. My
Take Five Breathing Break is something you can do anywhere, anytime.
Simply take five slow deep breaths — in to the count of five, out to the
count of five. Five times. That’s it. Do this before every meal. Watch
9. Put out the fire: Studies show
inflammation triggers blood sugar imbalances, insulin resistance,
pre-diabetes, and Type 2 diabetes.
sugar, flour, and trans fats, hidden food sensitivities — especially
gluten and dairy — create most inflammation. We often crave the foods
we’re allergic to. Quit gluten and dairy for 10 days. It isn’t easy, but
after just two to three days you’ll have renewed energy and relief from
cravings and common symptoms.
10. Get deep sleep.
find that depriving college students of just two hours of the
recommended eight hours of sleep led to a rise in hunger hormones, a
decrease in appetite-suppressing hormones, and big cravings for sugar
and refined carbs. You crave energy when you don’t sleep, so you go
toward quickly absorbed sugars.
Sleep is the best way to fight
hunger, cravings, and overeating. You literally can sleep your cravings
and your weight away! I hope you’ll join us on this journey to break
America’s sugar addiction.
If you’ve ever struggled, what one
strategy would you add to this list to get off the sugar roller coaster?
Share your thoughts below.
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5 Flat Belly Chicken Recipes
By Christine . S
Posted Monday, September 15, 2014 at 03:25pm EDT
If you are wanting to lose weight but still crave satisfying food
that won’t leave you feeling hungry, the following dishes may be just
the thing you’ve been looking for. When the lean protein of chicken is
combined with the monounsaturated fatty acids of ingredients like
olives, nuts, avocadoes, seeds or dark chocolate – the result is a
delicious meal that will still help you flatten your belly.
- 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast in 1-inch pieces
Saute onion, garlic and rosemary in olive oil in skillet for 3-4
minutes. Add chicken and pepper and stir, cooking for 5-7 minutes. Add
olives and cook an additional minute. Stir in tomatoes and cook for 5
Chicken with Plum and Walnut Relish
- 2 Tbsp. chopped red onion
- 1 ½ tsp. grated orange zest
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Combine first 6 ingredients in bowl and set aside. Mix oil, salt, red
pepper flakes and ¼ cup orange juice with 1tsp orange zest in bottom of
pie plate. Add chicken and turn to coat. Let stand 20 minutes. Grill
chicken on medium heat until done then serve with relish.
Crunchy Almond-Crusted Chicken
- Boneless, skinless chicken breast
Sprinkle each side of chicken breast with cornstarch, then dip it
into the egg substitute and coat with almonds. Spray skillet with
nonstick cooking spray and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes on
each side or until done.
Chicken, Broccoli and Cashew Stir-Fry
- 2 large carrots, cut into thin diagonal slices
- 1 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced crosswise
Add noodles, broccoli and carrots to pot of boiling water and cook
until tender, 3-5 minutes. Drain and transfers to a bowl. Heat olive
oil, ginger and garlic in a wok over medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Add
chicken, soy sauce and sesame oil and saute for 3-5 minutes. Add
scallions and saute an additional minute. Stir in noodle mix and serve
sprinkled with cashews.
Chicken with Citrus-Avocado Salsa
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
- ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
- 4 red or green lettuce leaves (opt.)
Boil chicken in salted water for 15 minutes or until done. Set aside.
Combine chopped grapefruit pieces, avocado, radishes, basil and salt in
a bowl. Serve chicken over lettuce and spoon the avocado mixture over
These recipes do not require tons of times in the kitchen and will
give you the protein and healthy fats you need to stay satisfied and
lose your weight in a healthy, sustainable way.