Uh Oh! Growing Loopholes in Organic Regulations
Very few consumers understand the real meaning of organic. To be certified organic, products must follow requirements of the NOP (National Organic Program), which is part of the USDA Department of Agriculture.
In the US, organic foods are required to ensure cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. Livestock must have regular access to pasture without routine antibiotics or growth hormones.
In order to use the USDA Organic Seal, the product must follow strict production, handling and labeling standards ...
How Much Life Force is in Your Food?
Is your food glowing with life force? Or is it lifeless? When a food has just been picked, it's LOADED with life force and nutrients! Life force is vital energy or Qi. After harvesting, the life force gradually declines. At the very last stage of decline, microbes take over, it disintegrates, dies and gets recycled back into the earth. When food is processed at high heat, it loses life force, so high temperature baking, frying, and irradiation cause a loss in nutrients. When raw foods are dried or dehydrated,...
Beware! Non-GMO Foods with Glyphosate
So you're eating GMO-free - that's great. But if non-GMO is your main guiding principal, there's a wake-up call that's flying under everyone's radar. Surprise! A whole new generation of GMO-free fake foods just arrived in your favorite grocery. You can avoid them in 3 steps:
- GMO foods are to be avoided. We're getting this. Learn them - see the graphic below. They contain both GMO's and Glyphosate.
- Glyphosate foods are everyday foods, both GMO and non-GMO that are raised with toxic chemicals. Remember that Glyphosate or worse pesticides and herbicides are in all non-organic foods.
- Certified Non-GMO foods with Glyphosate - Yep, a whole new generation of non-GMO foods with Glyphosate is getting certified. The public is demanding non-GMO, so these toxic foods are getting approved. I see them filling grocery shelves and flying under the radar. Marketed as healthy, they contain plenty of herbicides and pesticides. Don't buy them. Let food manufacturers know we want CLEAN ORGANIC FOOD.
6 Ways to Squeeze More Nutrition Out of Your Food Dollar
This won't be my most popular post. However it might revolutionize your health and vitality without costing a penny! A few years ago I suffered a terrible loss, and the emotional stress led to total digestive collapse. I couldn't digest anything. Every food I ate went straight through. I became emaciated, thin, and exhausted for months. Then a miracle happened. ...
By Jane Barthelemy. What is your most valuable personal asset? Most people would agree that intelligence is right up at the top of the list. We spend time and effort building our appearance, and our physical assets. But how can we stimulate healthy brain function? What can we do to build intelligence? ...
24 Ways to Increase Your Blood Oxygenation
By Jane Barthelemy. In a healthy environment
our cells are rich in oxygen, rejuvenated every night as we sleep. Optimum oxygen levels will give you more energy, enhanced brain function, and lower stress. You can overcome fatigue easily, you look and feel younger. A low oxygen environment deprives the cells of essential nutrients
needed for energy to clean and rebuild. As a result our body fluids and blood can become dirty and toxic. ...
21 Ways to Find Balance in Stressful Times
By Jane Barthelemy.
This is a game that helps you train your mind to relax and let go of thoughts that block your happiness. No matter what your political views, most of us might agree the roller coaster has left its tracks. Yes, we're careening fast in a new direction. How does that make you feel? Well, here are a few tips and tricks to help you balance. Your strength and harmony help everyone around you. Prepare yourself, as you know I like to think outside the box. ...
Myth-Busting “Natural” Sweeteners
When a sweetener claims "natural" or "low glycemic", don't be fooled.
Sugar is sugar no matter what form it's in. Here's a little-known secret to help you see clearly through marketing hype: The two primary sugars in foods are glucose and fructose. Most sweeteners are a mixture of both. Both fructose and glucose taste fabulously delicious! Yet they're both the toxic root of metabolic mayhem in the body. Together these two sugars cause or exacerbate most of our modern chronic diseases.
Top 12 Foods for Your Brain
Enjoy these top "superfoods" often, to improve your brain function for the rest of your life!
Top 12 Foods for a Healthy Brain:
Coconut oil is #1.
With its healthy MCT oils (medium chain triglycerides), coconut oil is my top pick for brain fuel. Coconut oil has an immediate effect on the brain, because MCT's provide energy in the form of glucose. The body and brain can utilize two types of fuel for energy - either carbohydrates or fats. ...
How Much of Your Food Do You Actually Absorb?
You work hard to buy and prepare the healthiest foods. But how much of it do you actually digest? What percentage of your nutritional food dollars do you actually absorb into your cells? Turns out food combining
has a major effect on your digestive efficiency. Foods that digest well together make for a healthy inner ecology. Smart food combining makes a your tummy happy. Poor food combining is a major cause of heartburn, GERD, flatulence, gas, bacterial imbalance, slow brain function, and emotional stress.
If you are looking to optimize your health and make best use of your food dollar, food combining is your secret friend....
Avoid Xylitol Sweetener, Deadly to Dogs
By Jane Barthelemy. Is Xylitol a healthy sweetener? Touted as a safe sugar substitute in diabetic snacks, chewing gums, candies, toothpaste, and your grocery aisle, yet Xylitol can cause liver failure in dogs, gastric distress in humans, and is surprisingly high in calories. Are we getting incomplete information? What's the whole story?
12 Amazing Health Benefits of Fermented Foods
Fermenting is one of the easiest and most effective ways to improve your health. In this age of processed fast food and GMO's, fermented foods like sauerkraut and yogurt are a life-saver to your gut, with far more beneficial bacteria than most probiotic supplements. Available in tasty forms and flavors, just 2 tablespoons of a fermented food at a meal can restore your internal balance. Here are 12 BIG advantages of fermented food:
Improves your energy level, mood, mental health, ...
Is GMO-free Safe to Eat? Not if it Contains Glyphosate!
Is GMO-free food safe?
The shocking answer is NO. Sadly, GMO isn't our only health risk. Monsanto's toxic pesticides and herbicides like Glyphosate are widely used on both GMO and non-GMO foods. To be safe we need to look for foods that are Organic
. This article shows surprising new scientific research, clearly linking many chronic diseases to Glyphosate. ...
Best Paleo Sweeteners
By Jane Barthelemy.
The spotlight is on Paleo Sweeteners now,
because we’re living in times when sugars and refined carbs in processed foods are causing epidemic health challenges worldwide. Many people are turning to the Paleo diet for guidance. What did our ancestors eat? ...
5 Top Paleo Sweeteners
By Jane Barthelemy. Top ratings go to Raw Honey, Chicory Root, Lo Han Guo, Swerve Sweetener, and Stevia leaves - raw and unprocessed,
the healthiest Paleo sweeteners. The criterion are based on purity, stable blood sugar, and balanced metabolism. With a growing epidemic of diabetes, obesity, and...
Uh Oh! Coconut Sugar is 100% Sugar!
By Jane Barthelemy.
Awful news! Coconut sugar is 100% sugar! You won't feel a glycemic rush, as coconut sugar is relatively low in glucose. But here's the rub: The rest of the sugar is fructose! Just like HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup), fructose is a liver toxin that causes high cholesterol, obesity, and diabetes (Yup, our top epidemics). Fructose doesn't give you a glycemic jolt. Instead it quietly and insidiously...
6 Surprising Steps to Healthy Bones
By Jane Barthelemy. Millions of people suffer from maladies of the joints and bones. Joint pain and bone fractures are major causes of disability. Arthritis affects 1 in 5 adults. Osteoporosis affects approximately 54 million Americans. Studies show that both bone ...
Forbidden Fruits, Which Ones Make You Fat?
By Jane Barthelemy.
What's the worst food for weight gain? Sugary fruit! Surprising new studies show high-fructose fruits are top culprits in weight gain. Due to a genetic mutation 40,000 years ago, the fructose you eat goes immediately to fat. To lose weight, skip these fruits: Bananas, Grapes, Pineapples, Mangos, Oranges, Dried fruits, Raisins, Dates, Melons, Peaches, Sweet apples and juices. Instead eat tart fruits:
raspberries, grapefruit, ...
Preventing Parkinson’s and Neuropathy
By Jane Barthelemy.
Over one million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease. An additional 100,000 are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year, with countless cases unreported. Worldwide, 7 to 10 million people live with ...