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If you possibly can support these people
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If you can't support them learn what you can from the website--very informative

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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9/9/09 8:14 P

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You are so right. Eliminate as much as possible all the packaging and you take care of two important issues: ruining the environment and ruining your health!
Keep spreading the good sense!! We will change the unhealthy ways of our culture.

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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9/9/09 7:12 P

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My household is on the 5 ingredients or less diet. If we purchase processed food it doesn't contain partially hydrogentaed oils, high fructose corn syrup or carageenan. We also eat as seasonal as possible and as local as possible.

I just finished reading "no Impact Man" and we are attempting to stop making as much trash as possible. In my personal opinion if we eliminate the amount of trash we make then we won't have to worry about the food we eat since it will be all natural and less likely processed.

Is anyone else doing anything similar to this? I just ordered the 100-mile diet.

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9/9/09 4:24 P

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Hey and Oh yah, check out this website
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Edited by: ANIDUCK at: 9/9/2009 (16:24)
Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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You are so right in what you say BECCIE2012. Thanks for posting this information. So many people are still in the dark about the bad foods we have been eating as a culture.

When I first read your post yesterday I was stirred up to gather some information to argue with you on one point you brought up. Then I just got tired. LOL! I think, I wish, people would research things more carefully by themselves. I need to research things more carefully myself. We are here on sparkpeople so we all have access to the internet.

My argument was with the fats and oils subject. I ask you, and everyone who has a moment or two to do some googling on Lard, saturated fats and refined oils and the BIG differences between the different kinds that are offered to us.

Lard, we were told many years ago was bad for us. Funny, back when cooks everywhere were using lard we didn't have the monstrous health issues we have today. Lard was labeled "bad" when some food manufacturers wanted us to buy their margarine (or oleo - remember that?) It was a profit-making marketing ploy. We fell for it. Also much of the lard that was still being sold to consumers became hydrogenated in order to make it last longer on the shelf (more profit-making manufacturing techniques). True lard is good for us. Saturated fats are good for us when they are left in their natural form.

This is just exactly what has happened to so many of our foods and supplements. Remember the vitamin E scare? Vitamin E became bad for us. Well, the synthetic kind IS bad for us and that is what was being tested and then there were a lot of other things wrong with the way it was "tested"--won't bore you with that.
How about meats? Esp. red meat. All "bad" for us. No, it's not the meat when it's from cattle (and other animals) who graze naturally on grass instead of being fed corn and soy and other unmentionables in feed-lots in order to...you guess it...make greater and greater profits. The difference in nutrition between the feed-lot beef and the grass-fed beef is tremendous; just the balance of Omega acids for one.

My point? Our food has been ruined by profiteering. Our heads have been filled with un-truths by TV ads, magazine ads and shoddy pseudo-science paid for by food manufactures and drug companies who would like natural substances removed from our reach. Why would they want to do that!? Because you can't patent a rosemary leaf but you can patent a specially developed rosemary "extract" process or "formula" or even GMO seeds now! (thanks Monsanto! Grrrrr!) It's all about patents and profits.

We can fight this as consumers. We just have to stop buying the bad stuff and buy only the good stuff (as much as we can). The big businesses will get the message because money talks to them!

Back to oil. Almost all oils that one finds in a typical grocery store are actually bad for you. Now a days you might begin to see an oil on the shelf with a label that says "cold pressed" or "expeller pressed". Or "un-refined". These are the clues you need to choose right. Anything else is bad. If it says "organic" then you are even better off but "organic" without the proper pressing process won't help. Almost all oils on the grocer's shelf are chemically extracted; not good; google it!

Also check out some websites that talk about Sally Falon's book "Nourishing Traditions" Fallon wrote the book together with renowned lipid scientist Mary Enig. (PhD) These ladies really know their stuff and will tell you the truth about fats and oils...more than you might want to know but it could change your health!!

I'm done...for now

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Edited by: ANIDUCK at: 9/9/2009 (16:21)
Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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When I first saw the topic I thought: bread, rice and potatoes. I am so glad to see you took it even further. It is so easy to overlook the additives put into foods to make up for what was removed.

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Amen... except let's not count coconut oil as a white fat, even though it is white. It's actually really good for you, and DH and I use it both in cooking and topically on our skin. Here is a link:
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I'm just saying... Kelley


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Awesome!!!

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.




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9/8/09 7:27 P

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I couldn't have said that better myself! emoticon

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From another team; Done being the fat girl!
Most of us already know this but it is worth revisiting. The easiest way to start a diet is to eliminate these 3 "white" foods.

The "unhealthiest" foods tend to be those that least resemble their original natural ingredients and those that have the most added refined and artificial additives. Prime examples are the so-called "white foods"-white sugar, white flour, and white fat, and the gamut of foods in which they are the principal ingredients. It's not that these foods are white in color-many of them are actually not. It's that these foods have had many of their natural components-including their natural colors-processed away. "White foods" is simply the shorthand label that we are using when we refer to these heavily processed, nutrient-depleted foods.

"White sugar" includes refined sugar cane or sugar beets having virtually all B vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other essential nutrients removed. Corn syrup is also a "white sugar," made from processed cornstarch and essentially devoid of other nutrients.
"White flour," analogously, is whole wheat flour minus its nutrient-packed wheat germ and fibrous bran. Nutritionally speaking, white flour is a ghost-like shadow of its original whole grain.
"White fat" can include rendered animal lard, vegetable oils "hydrogenated" to make them hard at room temperature, and refined fats such as cottonseed oil. Hydrogenation is a chemical process that transforms natural fats into more saturated trans-fatty acids that do not occur naturally and which are strongly associated with cardiovascular disease.
Foods having "whites" as their primary ingredients are frighteningly ubiquitous! Examples include soft drinks, breads, hamburger and hotdog buns, crackers, pasta, pastries and pastry fillings, pies, cakes, frostings, margarine and bread spreads, jellies, sweets and candies, frozen dinners, pizzas, snack foods, doughnuts, candy bars, and cookies-all of which are common snack and convenience foods. Indeed, many of these combine all three whites together-white sugar, flour, and fat! Furthermore, these foods frequently contain artificial colors, artificial flavors, preservatives, texturizing and processing agents, and other additives that further detract from their nutritional stature and your health.


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