Your Healthy Food Choices

The Bitter Truth About Sugar

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Dr Mercola has published another great article, this time about Sugar and its Direct Health Effects The Bitter and Ugly Truth About Sugar .  But just before we go there, I’d like to leave you with some basics about sugar. Things I studied away back in the 70’s when I studied Agricultural Sciences, especially the Nutritional side of things. Most of what I have  posted right here,  comes from either http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sucrose. Sugar and Economics: The first facts worth mentioning are that according to Wikipedia(1)  About 175 million metric tons…read more

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Bone Broth’s Healing Properties

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I was trying to think of a useful article to right about over the last few days. Then suddenly on Facebook I saw a great article by Rodale News Home Cooked Sunday: Sunday Soup! I’ve lately been reading about all the wonders of plant based foods, and have been mulling in  my mind the fact that I’d like to get back into growing a big patch of veggies, as I did several years ago, before the J.O.B began to occupy the better part of my time! Well then while reading that article, I…read more

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The Secrets of Vitamins A, C, E, and Selenium

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What is an Anti-Oxidant? In simple terms, an example of oxidation would be Rust, or Iron Oxide Fe2O3. Imagine that nice new piece of silver colored steel lying outside your garage. Then nightfall comes along and it rains all night. In the morning the sun’s out and dries things up, but you see brown streaks on your nice new piece of metal 🙁 So what happened? Basically the water was the catalyst, and small molecules of Iron Oxide (Acne!) show up. Well the same thing happens with all aspects of…read more

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Vitamin C: Some Good Natural Sources

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Vitamin C is very important in the human body and it is something that you should ensure to take constantly especially if you have a very busy lifestyle. The last thing that you want to happen is to get yourself over exhausted and eventually get sick due to lack of Vitamin C. With vitamin C being of the “Water Soluble” type, you’ll need to be sure to take them on a daily basis. And no, purchasing vitamin C supplements will not cut it and in fact, it is better to…read more

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Antimicrobial Resistance – Cause and Effect

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If you are a meat eater, and buy your meats from any of the large chain stores, chances are pretty good, that you’re eating meat grown on one of many “factory” farm operations. One of the worst aspects of these Factory Farms is that in an effort to get these animals off to market faster, and to give the animals an artificially “finished” look (ie a roll of fat), they keep the animals in a crowded environment, by short changing them of exercise. Now,  people who get little or no…read more

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The Correlation Between Health and Diet

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In a recent edition of Medical News Today, it states that “Leading physicians advocate more nutrition education during medical training”. It also goes on to say: Doctors often lack adequate training in nutrition to give patients the care they need, concludes a group of the nation’s leading physicians in the September 2014 issue of The American Journal of Medicine. Diet is the top risk factor for disability and premature death in America, yet physician accreditation standards don’t even mention the word “nutrition” despite very specific requirements in other areas, including procedures. “Nutrition…read more

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Vegetable Oil and Margarine

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What’s wrong with this? First of all, the term Vegetable oil is a heinous stupidity. Like, when I think of vegetables, I instantly think of cabbage, celery, cucumber, turnip, carrots … you see my point? Many vegetables actually have oil, and some of it very good for you. But when you buy a jug of Vegetable oil in the store, it usually “may be” from corn, soy, flax or any number of other grains. Well then why do they call it vegetable oil?  According to Wikipedia, Margarine was originally created from…read more

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Canola Oil … a GMO?

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The picture you’re seeing on the left is commonly referred to today as “Canola.” This is a GMO version of the original plant called Rapeseed. This is the same plant from which Mustard Gas comes from, used in Europe during World War I, World War II, and many other conflicts, including the recent use on civilians in Syria (2014). In my days as a dairy farmer, Rapeseed was one of the less used sources of protein supplements, always with caution knowing there were low limits of usage, due to the…read more

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Inflammation, Good and Bad?

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There are two main types of Inflammation, Acute and Chronic. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, in case of injury a process of Vasoconstriction takes place, restricting blood flow in the area, followed over a period of time depending on how bad things are, referred to as Vasodilation, gradually increasing blood flow to the area. That’s Good! The other common style of inflammation is Chronic, and in my estimation is almost always disastrous! According to Life Extension, these include “heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and nephritis.”…read more

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Improve Your Metabolism With Fruits & Vegetables

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One of the keys to having better health and a fit body is by keeping up your body’s metabolism. But metabolism can be a very misunderstood bodily concept, so it is important to know what it is first.   Metabolism basically is the process of your body utilizing proteins, fats, and carbohydrates and breaking them down as “fuel” for your body. It involves the amount of fuel in the form of proteins, fats, and carbs that you take in, and the amount of fuel you use up.   The key…read more

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