The Shocking Truth About Food

Almost all the foods people are eating today have been genetically modified, not to make them more nutritious but to keep the bugs from eating them, to increase shelf-life, to make them bigger, to make them more attractive, and to make more money.  Unfortunately the flavor and taste of these modified products is not even close to what it should be, and the nutrition is long gone.

Did you know that Americans spend 90% of their food dollars on processed foods?

Instead of spraying corn with pesticides, Monsanto had a better idea.  They changed the DNA of the corn to have pesticides in the DNA so when corn grows the pesticide automatically emits from the corn.  They say it doesn’t have enough toxins left to harm us, but corn today is regulated as a pesticide.

How about gluten intolerance?  It’s epidemic today!  Do you know that we have genetically modified wheat more than 8 times in the last 40 years?  Our bodies are finally saying TIME OUT!. . . I don’t get it.  I don’t recognize it.  Is it food?  And your body is rejecting it because it doesn’t recognize it as real food.

And this is not happening just to wheat.  It’s happening to many other products that we eat on a daily basis.  Strawberries have been genetically modified over 17 times in the last 20 years.

How about those boxes of blueberry muffin mix you see at the grocery store with pictures of blueberries on them?  You won’t find a blueberry in it.

Dead moths from Mexico are used to color blueberry yogurt.  These same moths were originally used to dye fabric blue.  Continue reading The Shocking Truth About Food

The New Hidden Hunger

In 2009 Nicolas D. Kristof wrote in The New York Times:   “…  one of the great Western misconceptions is that severe malnutrition is simply about not getting enough to eat. Often it’s about not getting the right micronutrients — iron, zinc, vitamin A, iodine — and one of the most cost-effective ways outsiders can combat poverty is to fight this “hidden hunger.”

Over 5 million children under the age of 5 die every year from the devastating effecrts of malnutrition.  Lack of proper nutrition in the early development years is to blame for issues such as stunted growth, retarded brain development and poor health in the lives of 55 million children worldwide.

Malnutrition affects more than 925 million people globally, including developed countries.

Although the picture that immediately comes to mind when malnutrition is mentioned is people with skinny arms and legs and ribs showing, the new face of malnutrition includes people in developed countries who eat plenty, but consume a diet of mainly fast food and processed foods.

Approximately 90% of the money Americans spend on food is used to buy processed food.  In the 1990’s we started putting “engineered proteins” in food stuffs and children’s food allergies went up 300%.

“young children are so susceptible to malnutrition because what they eat lacks essential vitamins and minerals to help them grow, remain strong and fight off infections.” – Dr. Susan Shepherd, Doctors Without Borders

“Nutritional deficiency has now become epidemic right here in America, where a significant amount of the money we spend on food is used to buy processed foods.  A recent national survey reports that “nearly the entire US population consumes a diet that is not on par with [MyPyramid] recommendations”. – The Journal of Nutrition1401832-1838, 2010 “Americans Do Not Meet Federal Dietary Recommendations”  Continue reading The New Hidden Hunger

Keep High Blood Pressure At Bay!

Checking Blood PressureHigh blood pressure is not an ordinary health condition. It can take an extremely major turn too, thanks to the countless health threats that are associated with it. 

So if you do not want to face any of the related health dangers it’s best to stop blood pressure problems from emerging in the 1st place.  Following are some measures which will help you keep high blood pressure at bay.  These measures are also important to take if you already have high blood pressure.

One of the most important things in this context is to keep a check on your weight.  If you are overweight, the body has to exert greater pressure so the blood reaches all the parts of the body efficiently.  In the middle, the blood pressure level rises to a major extent.  So if such a situation is to be avoided, it is better to tip weighing scales in your favor.  Continue reading Keep High Blood Pressure At Bay!