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Monday, December 30, 2013

Saturday I purchased some grapes. On Sunday I returned them to the store. I went to wash them up, hidden deep in the middle of them was tons of mold. You couldn't see from the package that they were rotting. I talked with the produce manage so I could exchange the grapes. He told me to my shock that the grapes were GMO grapes. Due to the way they were modified increased the sugar content which makes them spoil quickly. OMG. I didn't know I have been purchasing GMO grapes. We should be notified on the packages of produce that they are GMO. GMO has the potential of destroying your health, causing cancer, shortening your life. I was so disappointed to find out the store which sells mostly organic produce had a hidden surprise among the gems.

My eating journey has been educational. I have been watching youtube videos on gardening as produce is expensive. Fresh home grown vegetables have so much more nutrition than what is sold in the store. This year I plan on maximizing our tiny back yard, adding in some new varieties of plants to grow.

I plan on cultivating bitter melon for its anti-diabetic, anti-cancer properties. Kale is used by the handfuls in our kitchen. It tends to be a cooler weather crop. Yesterday I found out that there is a plant called a kale tree or collards tree that grows year around and doesn't die out after one season. I ordered some cuttings of it, as it is only propagated from cuttings. It grows on a tall stalk like a tree, producing lots of juiceable foliage as it grows. I also discovered Longevity Spinach also called cholesterol spinach, Gynura procumbens. It is an unusual vegetable which lowers cholesterol levels, is anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, lower pain, and blood sugars. It's sold through cuttings on-line. I also want to grow some climbing spinach, perfet for juicing. Herbs add flavor and lots of phytonutrients used for healing. I ordered Orange flavored mint. YUM. My workout room is filled with some starts of turmeric roots. I heard it takes a couple of months to sprout.

My belly fat is melting off of me. I used to measure the belly fat by poking my finger down, seeing how many knuckles it took to measure the height of the lower fold of belly fat at night in bed. LOL. It has shrunk down from taking all my knuckles to just one, about 1/2 an inch. Juicing is amazing. I have been eating one cooked meal a day the 4 days. It stopped the weight loss, but I maintained the loss, I did not gain. My stomach is feeling better on the juicing. The bloating, gas, distention, and stomach pain have mostly left. The skin on my face looks years younger.

Today I am back on full-time juicing. Last night hubby and I caught the last bit of the movie Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead on TV. We talked about the amazing changes Phil the truck driver had. He asked why I wasn't juicing all day. I told him the crock-pot of chili beans cooking for a day and a half was sheer torture. The smells drove up my levels of hunger and decreased my willpower. When I told hubby how much I lost juicing full-time, he encouraged me to go back to it. He seem surprised with all the positive changes that have occurred due to the juice fast.

My first delicious juice of the day is Carrot, Pineapple, Mango. YUM. So packed full of delicious phytonutrients.
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ANNETTE117 1/1/2014 11:59AM

    Happy New Year! I learned some new veggies reading your blog. Thanks for sharing. I am starting a juice reboot on Friday. I hope to enjoy similar success to what you are experiencing.

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JIBBIE49 12/31/2013 10:53AM

    emoticon Happy 2014 New Year. Get ready to emoticon

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DIPDAB2011 12/31/2013 4:28AM

    We should all grow more of our own, I like the kale idea.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 12/31/2013 1:49AM


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123ELAINE456 12/30/2013 10:53PM

  Well Done!!! Hugs!!! Keep Pushing Forward!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/30/2013 9:10PM

    Good job! HUGS

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4RASCALS 12/30/2013 8:34PM

    Thanks for the info. I didn't know that Organic foods could be GMO modified.
Guess I really need to be more aware when shopping.

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TOKIEMOON 12/30/2013 8:30PM

    You certainly should be the poster woman for juicing! The health benefits you are attaining are miraculous! I would love to see your before and after juicing picture, when you're ready. emoticon emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 12/30/2013 7:49PM

    Woo Hoo - I'm so happy your juicing is working so well for you.

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MAMISHELI53 12/30/2013 6:08PM

    I would like to make a small patch of garden in my back yard - but first my DSIL has to fence off a place so the dogs don't trample.

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ARTJAC 12/30/2013 5:57PM


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TERESITACAN 12/30/2013 5:25PM

    I always buy organic, even outside the list of dirty foods. Grapes are definitely on that list!
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I too love juicing, keep it up. emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 12/30/2013 4:54PM

    I didn't even know you had to watch the fresh fruits and veggies for gmo. Guess we are only truly safe with what we grow ourselves.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/30/2013 4:32PM

    My skin looks so much better with whole foods eating. It was an unexpected side benefit, but it's pretty amazing.

Thanks for sending me the links to Chris Kills Cancer and the other one. I subscribed to them.

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GRANDMABABA 12/30/2013 4:24PM


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SUSIEPH1 12/30/2013 2:55PM

    Love that you are feeling so good .. Most Freggies are modified here in Australia too .. I source my Freggies from a Italian family who have grown their own for many years .. It is as fresh as I can get ...
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TEXASFILLY 12/30/2013 2:52PM

    Thanks for sharing another great post. Since researching GMOs, I've gone organic as much as possible. It's horrifying that 70-90% of the "food" on grocery shelves are GMOs. Keep up your AWE~some success! *hugs* BB~ emoticon

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MZZCHIEF 12/30/2013 2:16PM

    Another great blog... love the visuals... the last one has pretty much become my mantra! ha

Ya, I've found that its really important to look carefully at grapes, berries and cherries bc their skins are fragile, their sugar spills out and clumped together under plastic, creates a perfect storm for mold.

A grape and cherry picking tip... always look at the stems. If they are green and smooth, those fruits will be the freshest.

I heard fairly recently about what they call "Cotton Candy Grapes" which apparently resemble a normal green grape but have many times the sugar content and are priced accordingly.

Here's a link you may be interested in reading... in addition to increasing sweetness, there's also been changes in SHAPE and SIZE of the grapes, this article covers it. sorry no "add a link" in comments so you'll have to copy and paste.

Something that Sydle touched on, is that there's a big diff between splicing a gene from a bacteria into corn and soy so that it can withstand Roundup, and cross breeding grapes. Selective cross breeding uses only genetic material found in an plant and cross pollinating them.

So those GMO grapes aren't REALLY GMO... they are a hybrid.

Just the way there's cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes, roma tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes... or different breeds of cats and dogs, you get the idea!

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EILEEN828 12/30/2013 12:46PM

    Wow bad news about the grapes! I hope all your new cuttings grow well. I like the turmeric. How long does it take to grow it to harvest. Do you leave part to continue growing since it's a tuber, rhizome, whatever thingy? emoticon

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3016DEBRA 12/30/2013 12:46PM

  Congratulations on your accomplishments! Don't think I could do it for very long... emoticon

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SYDLETZIII 12/30/2013 12:42PM

    I am a scientist who has been both doctor and researcher. My mother was a farmer. Genetically Modified food both produce and live stock have been around for over 25 years, just recently has it come to public attention. The way it is modified is what is important as some are chemical and other ways are natural. In fruit to increase sugar content plants are cross bred and yes this does lead to increase chance of spoilage. Most fruits and vegetables should be washed at home with warm, not hot water and air dried. Organic fruit and vegetables can still be Genetically modified, but must be done naturally by cross breeding, the problem however will still exist. Even poultry and beef are modified to produce more meat. The FDA does not require notification since they have determined it is as safe as organic. The best solution is to grow heirloom vegetables where you live either in a garden, greenhouse, or in pots

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FIT4MEIN2013 12/30/2013 11:55AM

    Like GERIKRAGH, I don't like juices. Shoot, I don't like freggies! It sounds like you found what works for you, though! Excellent!

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BUSYGRANNY5 12/30/2013 11:51AM

    Thanks for sharing! Glad the juicing works for you, not sure I'd be able to make juicing a long term change... Have a wonderful week!!

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GERIKRAGH 12/30/2013 11:46AM

    I wish I liked juices!

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MARGARITTM 12/30/2013 11:30AM

    I love it!

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