STRNGNGRNDED's SparkPeople Blog STRNGNGRNDED's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Not all sugars are created equal <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=486 </link> <BR> <BR> and this article isn't the complete truth. Makes me wonder what's in it for them to mislead the readers. How many people will/have read this and took it as fact? <BR> <BR> Perhaps they need to review the lab evidence and write a new article that is more factual? <BR> <link><BR>ght/myth-hfcs </link> <BR> <BR> Sugars: healthy if from fruit, oatmeal or starch-rich... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 18:20:55 EST Dark Girls documentary The other night my son and I watched a documentary about black women and how they feel about themselves, how black men feel about the color of the women they date and about culture and their childhood baggage. <BR> <BR> First, I was very surprised at how mean the children were to the girls and the names they were called. <BR> <BR> Second, I was disgusted by the opinions of some of the women and the men about the people of their own race. Either saying they'd only date a lighter skinned wo... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 20:43:08 EST Fat and Ugly Germany is listed in this article as one of the top ten countries with more than 50% of the worls obese people: <BR> <BR> "The study also found that more than 50 percent of the world's 671 million obese people live in 10 countries: the United States, China, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Egypt, Germany, Pakistan and Indonesia." <BR> <link><BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=688131 </link> <BR> <BR> I found it interesting, because when my brother returned home to t... Thu, 29 May 2014 00:49:58 EST what do you they do with the info? On one of the point spinning wheels I "won" a DVD and so I filled out the info and it's been months and still nothing received. Which leaves me quite suspicious about what SP does with the info typed in to receive the supposed wins. =/ Thu, 27 Mar 2014 23:22:58 EST Vanishing Bees and the connection to humans My daughter allows me access to her Netflix account since we don't have TV. I normally get documentaries at the local library, however, since my library doesn't always have what I want to view, netflix can be a nice back up option. <BR> <BR> I was reading a blog about eating healthy and it had information on the documentary Vanishing of the Bees. I had always assumed it was due to the pesticides used on crops and hadn't done any research on the subject. <BR> <BR> The documentary claims it... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 20:57:41 EST Do you eat MickyD's? ie McDonalds? <link><BR>really-in-a-big-mac </link> <BR> <BR> Here's a link that shows the ingredients for individual items in a typical Big Mac: <BR> buns, cheese, "beef", sauce, etc. <BR> <BR> It's a must read. If you eat this faux food, I strongly recommend brown bagging it. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:45:59 EST Amazing documentary If you haven't already seen the documentary The Beautiful Truth, I HIGHLY recommend it. Tue, 7 Jan 2014 22:10:22 EST Do you have "bad" foods? When I started having health issues and began going to doctors I didn't consider food in the concept of good vs. bad. Oh I knew there were foods that weren't as healthy, but I still ate them. <BR> <BR> But when the doctor's suggestions made my symptoms worse I fired them all and started investigating on my own. I wish I had saved the sites that gave me the best information, the ones that turned my health and my life into a 180 degree turnabout face and in the right direction. <BR> <BR> Wi... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 16:38:03 EST Can you recognize obesity? <link><BR>m/2011/12/do-you-know-obese-when-you-s<BR>ee-it.html </link> <BR> <BR> The blogger that posted this shares his experience and surprise while at the doctor's office and perusing the BMI chart. I've never seen a BMI chart with body outlines, but only the graphs of height, weight, age. Anyway, I thought I was a pretty good judge of this sort of thing and it surprised me too. <BR> <BR> A small example of how far we've gone from healthy. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 17:04:09 EST The low fat way of eating may make you fat? <link><BR>make-you-fat/ </link> <BR> <BR> It's always important to read ingredients as well as the nutritional facts. Even more helpful is to understand what is being read. LOL <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I don't buy low fat, fat free, diet anything, because they aren't what I consider healthy. In the link above the doctor says the low fat foods have "sugar bombs", so I thought I'd share the article. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 16:45:04 EST socialized "health" care <link><BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=683423 </link> <BR> <BR> I keep getting information in the mail for health from a company that I have coverage with already. Sound crazy? <BR> <BR> So does government health care being forced on every citizen or being forced to pay a tax upwards of 2% of total income by 2016?! Please feel free to insert expletive of your choice. I know it helps with blood pressure, because it isn't good to "keep it all inside." It'... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 21:26:19 EST Spark article for things that may upset your tummy <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=1974 </link> <BR> <BR> Common Foods That Could Be Hurting Your Belly <BR> Avoid These Foods to Feel Better Fast <BR> -- By Robin Donovan, Health Writer <BR> <BR> Listed first: <BR> Dairy <BR> You don't have to be allergic to dairy products to be lactose intolerant, which means that your body can't completely digest a type of naturally occurring sugar (lactose) found in milk. People who are lactose intolerant often experienc... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 15:03:19 EST One of the dumbest "diets" Okay, this is a continuation from yesterday's post, mainly because my friend shared a url of many diets including the one my friend from the ladies group is on. <BR> <BR><BR>-loss <BR> <BR> It's the hcg diet and in my ever (ahem) humble opinion, I've concluded that this is one of the dumbest diets ever. <BR> <BR> If someone has the will power to eat/survive on 500 calories a day for EIGHT weeks! oh my goodness, they certainly have the will power t... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 18:47:53 EST "Burning" fat cells Last night at my ladies crochet group some women started talking about their diets, medications, exercise and one lady said she's on a medication and is only "allowed" to consume 500 calories a day. <BR> <BR> WHAT?!!!!!! <BR> <BR> That's wrong on so many levels. So I asked if she could explain to me and she tried to explain, but I just couldn't wrap my little brain around what she was saying. Part of my hang up was that she thinks fat cells burn away. Her doctor, (ahem!!, choke, cough), to... Tue, 17 Dec 2013 21:46:05 EST control of food and health? <link><BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=681986 </link> <BR> <BR> I was astounded at the amount of control people are willing to give up for "healthcare" they think they'd be getting. <BR> <BR> Also, the FDA supposedly keeps an eye on food labels, and what not, but we have to fight to get proper labeling on the foods. (don't get me started on the government members that have their hands in both pockets, (total conflict of interest, except for their bank a... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:59:42 EST "Energy" Bars <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=802 </link> <BR> <BR> I'm surprised one of the cons doesn't list the amount of sugar in energy bars. Most of them have the same amount of sugar as candy bars. Mon, 4 Nov 2013 18:56:15 EST Got Soda/Pop/Cola? According to a magazine titled: <BR> What Doctor's Don't Tell You, November 2013 vol 1, issue 5 states on page 9 <BR> One soft drink a day increases stoke risk in women by 83%. The effect seems to happen over a long period of time. The study was tracked for 18 years. <BR> All carbonated soft drinks seem to have a similar effect, whether diet, sweetened, or low-calorie. <BR> <BR> Do you drink soda? <BR> Drink it every day? <BR> How long have you been drinking soda every day? Wed, 30 Oct 2013 18:53:56 EST Krokodil drug DEA isn't admitting to cases in the U.S. Why am I blogging about a street drug you may ask? Because Spark posted an article regarding this: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I heard about this drug being in the U.S. months ago and did some research and I'm prone to do, because I believe the "news" is controlled by what us citizens are deemed worthy enough to receive and even then it's sugarcoated. <BR> <BR> The DEA, Drug Enforcement Agency has not admitted to its usage in the United States. Readi... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:44:46 EST Supplements? <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=1631 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Talk to your doctor first. Before taking any supplement, get advice and recommendations from your health care provider. <BR> <BR> Last week I spoke with a doctor, candidly about the health of society as a whole and supplements as well. His response, "supplements are a waste of money." End of discussion. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:16:23 EST Not necessary to visit the doc every year when you're healthy <link><BR>ience/medical_examiner/2013/08/annual_<BR>checkups_going_to_the_doctor_when_you_<BR>re_not_sick_does_more_harm.html </link> <BR> <BR> The annual health exam is a venerable tradition, stretching back to the late 19th century—those heady days of medicine when doctors overestimated their own ability to cure disease, and badly underestimated their tendency to cause it. We’re now in the evidence-based era of medicine, and there’s little evidence th... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 14:31:15 EST Continue to believe in the unicorn <link><BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=679765 </link> <BR> <BR> if anyone has even managed to sign up for the obamacare, perhaps, maybe, possibly, this could happen? <BR> Continue to believe in the unicorn, but don't be mad at anyone else when you discover the bitter truth. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:05:09 EST Chew on this with Jamie Oliver On Ted Talks Jamie Olive aka The Naked Chef shows an experience he had with young children in a class room. He shows them a variety of vegetables and the children don't know what they are. <BR> I let me son watch this part and even though we don't eat egg plant, he still knew what it was. Honestly, this part of the show made me cry. Children are so far removed from food they don't know what the healthy foods are, don't know how they grow, and don't eat them. Sun, 6 Oct 2013 19:48:53 EST The bomb dropping in health care Last month my daughter told me her family health care increased $700 and the company wanted it in one lump sum. I suggested she tell them they'd get the payment in monthly installments, they can't afford it in one lump payment. <BR> <BR> Two days ago I spoke with my father, almost ready to retire, and his health insurance, medicaid, has increased $60 a month. <BR> <BR> Last night an acquaintance told me he was let go from his military job, due to budget cuts and "obamacare." <BR> <BR> M... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:14:36 EST Take it or we'll penalize you! <link><BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=680089 </link> <BR> <BR> I have nothing nice to say about the government FORCING citizens to take their "health care." Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:38:47 EST Take it or we'll penalize you! <link><BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=680089 </link> <BR> <BR> I have nothing nice to say about the government FORCING citizens to take their "health care." Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:38:46 EST Quote "Obstacles are those frightening things that become visible when we take our eyes off our goals." <BR> --Henry Ford <BR> Sun, 22 Sep 2013 11:18:18 EST pharmacy and their flu shot <link><BR>acies_high-dose_flu_shot_vaccines_seni<BR>or_citizens.html </link> <BR> <BR> Anyone that has studied viruses knows that flu shots do not contain the strand of flu that is going around and is bogus. What a racket. I wonder where the money goes. How does it get dispersed? Mon, 16 Sep 2013 17:59:23 EST food label claims <link><BR>ls_demystified_certified_organic.html </link> <BR> <BR> Kosher, non-GMO, gluten-free, natural and organic: Top twelve things you probably didn't know about food label claims <BR> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 16:47:45 EST Phosporic Acid in Soda <link><BR>c_acid_teeth_sodas.html </link> <BR> Video of phosphoric acid eating away at a tooth. <BR> <BR> <BR> According to this second link, <BR> <BR> 11. According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a consumer watchdog group not affiliated with the food industry, only a small fraction of the phosphate in the American diet comes from additives in soft drinks. Most comes from meat and dairy products. So your reason for not drink... Fri, 6 Sep 2013 09:27:46 EST way to a better life rap song/video <link><BR>-recipes-quick-raw-nut-and-seed-cereal/ </link> <BR> <BR> I don't like rap, but the message is good about eating better <BR> I think there is one bad word ($h*t) =/ Sun, 1 Sep 2013 11:12:47 EST Excellent documentary on our diets and health If you can get your hands on "Forks over Knives", please do so. It's a great documentary on doctors who have studied our diets and how they've changed and the connection to the diseases so many are suffering. <BR> How many doctor's prescribe medication for an ailment (bandaid solution), instead of discussing the core of the matter and fixing the issue. How many doctors want you off of your medication? Seriously. <BR> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 00:14:25 EST Core exercises <link><BR>ten-your-belly </link> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 19:55:17 EST Shaken Baby Syndrome connected to vaccine? <link><BR>by_Syndrome_vaccines_side_effects.html </link> <BR> <BR> Has anyone heard about this? This is a first for me. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:41:05 EST Breaking a sugar addiction <link><BR>iction_breaking_the_habit_sweeteners.html </link> <BR> <BR> Raw, organic fruits and vegetables form the first step in breaking a sugar addiction <BR> <BR> The first step in breaking a sugar addiction is to make sure all fruits and vegetables consumed are 100 percent organic. Organic fruits and vegetables are full of natural sugars, or complex carbohydrates. Not only does organic produce taste better, the complex carbohydrates break down slowe... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:55:56 EST anger management issues due to soda intake? <link><BR>d-to-aggression-in-little-kids--study-<BR>finds-185802176.html </link> <BR> <BR> Aggression in little kids connected to soda? Sat, 17 Aug 2013 12:52:40 EST chicken nuggets under a microscope <link><BR>4DF47CE1D85FB664CCC2A65 </link> <BR> <BR> does anyone look at the food they eat? Fri, 16 Aug 2013 15:44:59 EST Gardasil scam <link><BR>vaccination_scam_HPV_vaccine.html </link> <BR> <BR> Dr. Harper went on to admit that deaths from Gardasil have been underreported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has given the illusion that the vaccine is somehow safe. Beyond this, Dr. Harper dropped a bomb when she told reporters that the public health benefit of getting vaccinated with Gardasil "is nothing," adding that the vaccine has led to "no reduction... Thu, 15 Aug 2013 11:21:14 EST Breast Cancer cells gorge on sugar? <link><BR>cells-gorge-on-sugar/ </link> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 18:53:56 EST Are you familiar with polysorbate 80? <link><BR>tives-polysorbate-80-could-7546884.html </link> <BR> <BR> This additive is in vaccines. It's an additive in the HPV vaccine and Gardasil. <BR> Side effects include: <BR> <BR> This versatile substance can cause a host of terrible side effects ranging from mild to severe. Side effects include, but are not limited to: <BR> <BR> Allergic Reaction - sneezing, coughing, swelling, wheezing, shortness of breath, skin rashes, itching and pain. <BR... Tue, 6 Aug 2013 11:40:06 EST Are you familiar with polysorbate 80? <link><BR>tives-polysorbate-80-could-7546884.html </link> <BR> <BR> This additive is in vaccines. It's an additive in the HPV vaccine and Gardasil. <BR> Side effects include: <BR> <BR> This versatile substance can cause a host of terrible side effects ranging from mild to severe. Side effects include, but are not limited to: <BR> <BR> Allergic Reaction - sneezing, coughing, swelling, wheezing, shortness of breath, skin rashes, itching and pain. <BR... Tue, 6 Aug 2013 11:40:06 EST HPV kills, but it's being pushed? <link><BR>HPV_vaccines_government_spending.html </link> <BR> <BR> A few years ago I researched this vaccine and was so happy I didn't have a daughter that this would be pushed on. Now I hear this is also being given to boys. I'm sure in a couple of years I'll have this conversation with his doctor that he will NOT be getting this vaccine. Thu, 1 Aug 2013 00:56:12 EST Benefits of Strawberries <link><BR>evention_strawberries_diabetes.html </link> <BR> <BR> "One of the more recent areas of health benefit to be documented in strawberry research is the area of blood sugar benefits. Several recent studies have found regular intake of strawberries to be associated with decreased risk of type 2 diabetes. . . . In these studies, significant benefits do not emerge until frequency of intake reaches at least 2-3 strawberry servings per week." <BR> <BR... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:53:15 EST Information on food, gmo's, biosphere and the poison in our world <link><BR>evolt-Live-Broadcast.html </link> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 22:25:13 EST Has anyone seen this documentary? It's titled Pink Ribbon, Inc. (who profits from all that awareness. <BR> <BR> I've just begun to watch it and I'm at the part where a female doctor was interviewed and she said she did surgery for about twenty years, stopped about 1998 and no progress had been made. And to put it in crude terms; slash, burn and poison, which means they don't know how to treat this. <BR> <BR> Fascinating. <BR> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 23:40:16 EST Do you eat at the Golden Corral? <link><BR>rral_shocking_photos_dumpsters.html </link> <BR> <BR> An employee at Golden Corral in Florida takes video of what his restaurant does with food during an inspection! This is a must see! Tue, 9 Jul 2013 18:23:13 EST False Organic products? <link><BR>roducts_food_marketing.html </link> <BR> <BR> Ever heard of Horizon? According to this article, they're not organic as they claim to be. Mon, 1 Jul 2013 12:01:42 EST How would you like your horse prepared? <link><BR>t_slaughterhouses_USDA_approval.html </link> <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 22:46:21 EST Are you watching TV, or is it watching you? <link><BR>ou-are-being-watched-by-your-cable-tv/ </link> <BR> <BR> did you know you are being watched by your cable TV? Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:09:34 EST Is that medication working? <link><BR>ion_drugs_Americans_deadly_side_effect<BR>s.html </link> <BR> <BR> There's a group of ladies I meet with and I think most are on some form of medication for some health ailment or other. I hear them talk about it, but I've NO idea what medication they're on, because I don't take medication. They try to describe/explain and it just sounds like the adults of Charlie Brown cartoons. <BR> <BR> How many people have a health issue, are given a pre... Mon, 24 Jun 2013 12:34:20 EST why for the men, but not women? did you know the best way to detect breast cancer is through ultra sound? But insurance companies don't do it, and I bet you've been told to get a mammogram instead, right? <BR> So answer me this, why do men get ultra sounds for testicular cancer screening? Sun, 23 Jun 2013 00:59:38 EST