I have a
confession to make...
I'm a people
I observe people
all the time, everywhere I go.
It's not just
nosiness or curiosity--it's necessity. Because when you're in
the health consulting field like I am, it's essential to observe
how people's behaviors can affect their health.
Some of my
favorite places to watch people are doctor's offices, church,
airports, parties, restaurants and especially...
I've got to be
frank--I feel like hurling when I see what the average person
puts in their cart. And I hate to say it but it's the norm and
not the exception that most people's carts are loaded with
things that don't occurred in Nature.
In other words,
processed food and soft drinks.
To have a better
understanding this (and even more, why you should take a closer
look at YOUR cart), let's talk about the obvious and
not-so-obvious wrath of processed foods.
foods are EXTREMELY hard to digest.
As such, they're a
leading cause of a whole slew of GI problems including gas,
bloating, constipation, diarrhea and heartburn. Plus, they cause
your body to use up lots of enzymes which can eventually lead to
2- They contain
few or no usable nutrients.
When your body is
not properly nourished, your inner dinner bell (hunger signal)
is triggered constantly. That causes you to overeat and your
backside to get wider and wider.
3- They create
HUGE amounts of acid wastes.
Your body can only
eliminate so many acid wastes...and when it gets overwhelmed and
can't keep up, the wastes "spill over" into your bloodstream
instead. From there they trigger pain and inflammation, stress
all of your organs and tissues and put out the welcome mat for
tumors and disease.
4- They are THE
leading source of trans-fats.
basically death on a spoon. They're as good for you as eating
tar, and about as easy for your body to metabolize. They are a
leading cause of atherosclerosis and heart disease, and
basically turn your arteries into french fries.
And they are in
most "name-brand" processed foods.
5- They are
food for the harmful bacteria in your gut.
bacteria in your gut gorge on the sugar and refined carbs in
processed foods. They chow down gleefully, multiply like
rabbits, and can crowd out and overcome your friendly gut
bacteria. This weakens your immune system and hampers your
digestion even more.
OK, enough of
Now let's look at the not-so-obvious, or more accurately...
maddening to the downright gross
companies spend billions pushing unhealthy foods on kids.
According to the
FTC, food companies spend more than $1.6 BILLION DOLLARS each
year advertising health-destroying junk to children--that
includes TV, Internet, in-store advertising and special drawing
On TV alone, the
average kid sees at least 5,500 food commercials fast food,
soda, candy and snack foods.
And much of it is
promoted as HEALTHY...as in good for them!
2- The studies
Studies that food
giants support tend to minimize health problems associated with
Let's face it--HOW
a study is conducted is not nearly as significant as WHO is
funding it. And when the bucks are coming from a food company,
you can bet dollars to donuts (no pun intended) that the health
concerns associated with the food will be talked down or swept
right under the rug.
"healthy" foods are anything but.
for example. Beverage manufacturers realize that people are
catching on to the fact that soda isn't so good for you.
So how do these
companies keep the more health-conscious people fooled...er, I
mean, happy too? "Healthy" sports drinks, of course!
But they fail to
point out that sports drinks and vitamin waters are LOADED with
sugars and calories -- in other words, basically no different
4- Want some
ketchup, mustard and pink slime with your burger?
Ground meat is
commonly bulked up with what has been nicknamed "pink
slime"--butchering scraps that have been cleansed with ammonia.
While the beef
processing industry insists that these "lean, finely textured
beef trimmings" are harmless, some experts suspect otherwise.
And while the USDA
announced recently that school districts can choose between beef
with or without pink slime, it still remains an approved
ingredient, and the food industry is free to use boatloads of
5- Have a barf
bag ready for this one
tissue is used by companies like PepsiCo, Kraft and Nestle's in
the manufacture of flavor chemicals.
And no, this is
not an urban legend...
While the human
tissue is NOT in the actual product that we consume, it's
nonetheless used in lab testing to evaluate how actual human
taste receptors respond to the various chemical flavorings.
Note that there
are viable, non-human alternatives available for testing
chemical flavorings that are used by many companies, but the
problem is, you can't tell from the package.
"The choice of a
new generation" takes on a whole new meaning, doesn't it?
should you do?
There are 3
effective measures you can take to minimize the devastating
effects processed food can have on your health:
1) Find alternatives
Read labels and
find alternatives for any processed foods you feel the need to
products don't contain harmful ingredients. Yes, they typically
cost more than the non-organic alternatives, but isn't your
health worth it?
And by the way,
fast food is no better than boxed food from a grocery store.
Skip Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Mickey D's and cook your own meals
This applies to
beverages too--drink water or fresh fruit or vegetable juices
instead of soda or sports drinks.
Remember, none of
the food-like things you probably eat every week didn't even
exist 100 years ago. So humans survived quite nicely
without any of it.
And so can you.
2) Rely less on processed foods overall
When you minimize
processed foods and instead eat REAL foods in easy to digest
combinations, you will not only encourage efficient digestion
and avoid common GI problems, but your body will be able to
eliminate built-up, disease-causing acid wastes and shed excess
Now doesn't THAT
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"What To Eat
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And the recipe book is filled with delicious creations that will absolutely become
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3) Help your intestinal flora recover from the onslaught
If you've eaten a
fair amount of processed foods and/or drank a bit of soda
recently (be honest), chances are excellent that your intestinal
flora balance favors the "bad guys"--while the "good guys" are
Eating real foods
can help restore a healthy balance, but many times that isn't
enough...especially if your only recent "vegetables and fruits"
have been ketchup, french fries and jelly.
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Don't be blinded
by fancy advertising or the false health claims of the food
companies and fast food restaurants.
All they care about is profit, my friend, your health be damned.
Take charge of
your health and enjoy delicious food like you never have before.
To your health,
PS: Connie has seen the light and feels great!
After turning forty, I found my body failing me at every turn.
Along with gradually gaining weight, I developed migraines and
bone spurs and had to get bifocals. Then came the high blood
pressure, high cholesterol, and hot flashes.
When the biggies arrived--osteoporosis, diverticulitis, and most
recently, diabetes--I felt like a chubby poster child for what
happens when you think you're healthy but you're not.
This past fall I was still trying desperately to eat "balanced
meals" and I was miserable. Eventually my doctor suggested a
high protein/low carb diet, leaving out the veggies and fruits
which appeared to tear up my digestive system. That worked with
green beans as the only vegetable I could tolerate, and bananas
as my only fruit.
But at the same time, my glucose levels continued to rise and I
was diagnosed with diabetes. Ten days ago I met with a diabetic
case worker, started to monitor my glucose levels several times
per day, and was told to follow a diabetic diet--which stresses
fruits and vegetables. Medication for the diabetes was
week ago, trying to accommodate the diverticulitis diet AND the
diabetic diet led me to the Internet which in turn led me to Great Taste
Within the first two days of trying the plan, I was eating
salads, vegetables, and fruit again...and feeling great. I
wasn't hungry an hour after eating. I didn't crave sweets. I
gave up coffee for tea [still with caffeine but not nearly as
acidic]. My digestive system calmed down immediately.
have now been following the plan for 7 days, I feel great, and
have lost about 5#.
But here is the best news: My glucose levels are consistently
within the normal range. I can't wait to return to the
clinic next week and have them see what has happened.
have never been a big believer in "diets" and have probably
never stayed with one for over two days! But GTNP is different.
And for me, it has become a whole new way of taking care of
friends are already getting tired of hearing me talk about it,
but maybe they too will eventually realize that GTNP makes one
heck of a lot of sense!
PS: The recipe for Salmon with Brown Sugar Glaze is wonderful!
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