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Nanoparticles in our foods are raising concerns.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Just after posting the article from the NYT about
food manipulation, there is yet another threat to
the very safety of our food. Nanoparticles are being
added to enhance flavors without consideration of
the consequences.

Follow the link to the advocacy group that is raising
funds to start testing foods and make a small donation.

This is extremely important information that we all
need to know.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

RACEWELLWON 11/25/2013 4:27PM

    Its incredible that people do not hold the knowledge about what they put into their bodies - scary - really - have you ever read any of Ty Bollinger's Books - a rude awakening - I will look into the fund Raiser ! Karen

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MAGGIEVAN 3/9/2013 12:45AM

    Scary stuff. Thanks for sharing.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 2/22/2013 8:24PM

    I'm glad someone is watching and publicizing this stuff. It seems so reasonable to be absolutely sure something is safe before adding it to our food. Yet, it's all about the profit, isn't it.
We shouldn't be forced to have private groups do the testing to discover dangerous side effects. That should be the responsibility of the company adding the ingredient to the product. Accountability should lie with the entity putting the product on the market.

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SUSUSUZZZIE 2/22/2013 4:59PM

    Thank you for sharing this. This is new one too me. So frustrating. What's next?

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This May Be The Most Important Article You Read This Year.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Four years ago, I read "The End Of Overeating" by
David Kessler, MD. Learning how the food industry
attempts to shape our choices with brain chemistry,
helped me reshape my eating choices.

Now, the New York Times has written an exceptional
piece exposing the corporate world of food to even
a greater audience. Do take the time to read and
study this information. I promise you, it will change the
way you shop and the way you eat.

"The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food"

Our search for weight loss and a return to health only
truly begin, when we take back the power of our food choices.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BARBARAJ73 2/22/2013 10:26AM

    Thank you for the information. It's an eye-opener and relates to so many aspects of our lives. Consumers have power. And information is power.

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SH9719 2/20/2013 11:01PM

    There has been a lot of discussion about corporate morality lately. This usually applies to the environment, labor or financial investments. We need to find some way to get food companies to apply this concept to the foods the offer to us. We need to find a way to make these companies pay for their sales of foods that are killing our population.

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MILLISMA 2/20/2013 9:07PM

    Barb directed me to your blog. The more you read, the sicker you get. Thanks for posting.

hugs...Mary Anne

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WATERMELLEN 2/20/2013 8:35PM

    What a great article! All that we've suspected . . . confirmed!

Baby carrots -- subversively marketed. Now that's a concept!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 2/20/2013 7:42PM

    Thanks for the link. Things will only change when people stop buying that stuff.

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MARGIE100%PURE 2/20/2013 4:55PM

    thanks for the links

I have journeyed to my center through spark team support to find the food woes and get better. I am gluten-free, citric acid sulfite yeast and processed food intolerant. I went from autoimmune with total body 24-7 pain fibromyalgia like averaging 2 hrs of sleep per night to nearly pain free and sleep 6 plus each night a serious lifestyle change. All this by learning better listening to my body for what it has to tell me. I cannot seem to recharge well this will be my next goal then exercise is doctor approved. Mental or physical wary, I do not know? I am looking to clear the stumbling blocks.

I ‘nutrify’ through pharmaceutical purity of my clean foods and supplements then rethink social demands. Losing weight should not mean diminished self esteem.

Irethink food with nutramental tools

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BARB4HEALTH 2/20/2013 3:55PM

    WOW! What an article! How dare they! I guess it is true after all, if people would not buy it, it would not be for sale. Go carrots! Real Food! emoticon

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Celebrating Our Wisdom Within.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Why is it we are not comfortable with the wisdom
of our bodies. We give the scales the power to
determine our "well-being" and feel victimized
when our bodies refuse to cooperate with our
manipulations. Often these feelings manifest
as anger towards our very bodies that love
and support us. This is crazy thinking at
its worst.

We become dependent on outside formulas
such as calories in and calories out and expect
to read the scale as if we would check our
bank balance at the end of the month.

We forget that our bodies have agendas beyond
our weight loss goals. Sometimes these agendas
feel mysterious, unknowable and frustrating.
It comes back to love and trust. Instead of feeling
alienated from our bodies, we can choose to honor
the wisdom that is embodied within us. It is
important to remember that it was this very
alienation often cause our weight gain in the
first place.

A wise person once said that we grow and
change best in an environment of love. I am
learning that it is in this environment my
body responds best to my intentions even
if it is not always on my schedule.

Think about it; would you talk to your
children the way you talk to your body
and yourself when you gain or do not lose
the weight you expected to lose? Be
patient, loving, consistent, and committed
and I promise you will see the results you
want, just not on the schedule you plan.

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GRAMMACATHY 9/16/2012 4:02PM

    Well said.

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MAGGIEVAN 9/15/2012 4:03AM

    So true! Thank you for sharing. It is almost the same way that I feel. We are so much more than a number on a scale. Be blessed.

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RAINBOWFALLS 9/13/2012 2:17PM

    good advice

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ELAYNE39 9/13/2012 1:17PM

    Thanks for commenting on my blog. Glad you got something out of it. Everything will turn out okay in the end, we just need to have the patience and perseverance to see it through. Great blog!

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NEPTUNE1939 9/13/2012 1:02PM

    Sound advice for those that only listen to their cravings that are detrimental to the body, Earl emoticon

Comment edited on: 9/13/2012 1:03:54 PM

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Monday, October 03, 2011

The seasonal changes are really upon us now. emoticon
for the SH and emoticon for the NH.

Tune into your body and be aware of how these changes
are affecting you. In the north, we are adjusting to the colder
weather and the reduced light. This is a time to pull in a little
to take stock of our lives and ourselves. Our bodies begin
to want different foods, and different rituals.

In the south, you are waking up to the joys of spring and
feeling your body renewing its self as well. Your food
desires are changing to lighter fare. Your
energies levels are becoming expansive and outer-directed.

I love feeling the rhythm of both transitions as we move
through the cycles of the year and of our lives. I love the
traditions that support and ease our passage through these
phases of the year.

Celebrate our lives!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

RIVER331 10/13/2011 2:28PM

    Yes, thank you! It really makes me stop and think about all the ways we move with our planet; it's not only daily rhythms and nightly rituals. Very timely blog, and great advice! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LINDABENEDICT 10/3/2011 7:35PM

    I like the way you describe these changes...I am very aware of the different way my body reacts in each season. Thanks for writing this blog at this time of transition ! emoticon

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I absolutely love tracking my food on Spark!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Currently there is an active thread in the Message Boards
about tracking our food. I was very surprised at how many
of the responders hate to track their foods when research
shows it works so well.

I love tracking. I have tracked my food on Spark everyday
for over two years. That is every day, including holidays,
splurges, and even Christmas.

I have been in maintenance for about one year now. And I
continue to track. My one rule is I can eat what ever I want
as long as I track it honestly. That WORKS so well!

Tracking does so much for a small investment in time:

1. It helps me plan ahead. Think of it as a food budget.
When I know what I will be eating even visualize
myself eating, I am much more likely to stay on
course during the day.

2. If gives me information. How much am I eating, which nutrients
I can see patterns in my behavior, With that information,
I can adjust; make changes. Now that I am in maintenance
it has helped establish how much I can eat and maintain my

3. If gives me confidence and control by helping me set food
boundaries. It brings my eating decisions much more under
my conscious control, rather being controlled by my
unconscious impulses.

4. It gives me accountability. I know when I eat, I will have to
face the tracker! Some times its hard when I eat more than
I planned. But I do it anyway. That act helps me get back
to my goals and program.

5. It relieves that latent guilt about eating that many of us
have acquired through the years of struggling with our weight.
For the first time in my adult life, I am able to really enjoy
what I eat whenever I eat, because I am eating within my own
boundaries and getting the results I want. I can take real
unambiguous pleasure in food again.

For all these wonderful reasons, tracking is way of life for
me now. And it really does get much easier once you get
into it. We are all creatures of habit. I eat many of the same
meals even at restaurants. I keep an index of my meals and
the dates. All I have to do is go back to the last time and
copy forward. How easy is that.

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JURASSICSUE 10/10/2012 3:25PM

    I know this is an old post of yours but I just found it and found it inspirational - thank you for posting it!

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MEADSBAY 1/6/2012 8:38PM

    I have tracked every day for my entire spark career (except a few long travel days)- even when on vacations.
To me it's easy and just a part of my life.


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MARTHAWILL 8/31/2011 8:01PM

    I agree. I intend to keep the weight off and never see it again. Tracking helps keep me from being delusional about what I've actually eaten..

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SEPPIESUSAN 7/15/2011 9:04AM

    I agree completely!! I have tracked on and off since January 2007 when I first started using Spark, but I have consistently tracked just about every day since January 2011 and it has made such a huge difference! I am as honest in my tracking as I can be, even when my daily total ends up in the 3,000s! I feel that this is the reason I have been able to finally stop the weight loss yo-yo. Glad to see there are others who love it too!

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LINDABENEDICT 7/13/2011 8:38PM

    I agree wholeheartedly with you. I cannot foresee a time when I will NOT track ....the "process" is so ingrained in my psyche now ! I LOVE knowing how my nutrients and micronutrients are adding up ....I also SO appreciate the fitness tracker.

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WATERMELLEN 7/13/2011 8:03PM

    I agree with you completely: I track. And what works even better for me is pre-tracking the day before . . . so I don't have to decide what to eat, it's already decided and entered!!

The SP Nutrition tracker has so many features (favourites, groupings, copying a previous meal to the next day) to make it easy and fast.

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SLENDERELLA61 7/13/2011 4:26PM

    Great blog!! You are so right! -Marsha

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JTAYLOR031 7/13/2011 2:13PM

  i just started on spark and im loving it so far it keeps me on track and helps me see how im doing with my new life style

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