S 510 is hissing in the grass Jan. 5, 2011 UPDATE: Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act. By Steve Green S 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act*, may be the most dangerous bill in the history of the US. It is to our food what the bailout was to our economy, only we can live without money. “If accepted [S 510] would preclude the public’s right to grow, own, trade, transport, share, feed and eat each and every food that nature makes. It is similar to what India faced with imposition of the salt tax during British rule, only S 510 extends control over all food in the US, violating the fundamental human right to food. Monsanto says it has no interest in the bill and would not benefit from it, but Monsanto’s Michael Taylor who gave us rBGH and unregulated genetically modified (GM) organisms, appears to have designed it and is waiting as an appointed Food Czar to the FDA (a position unapproved by Congress) to administer the agency it would create — without judicial review — if it passes. History 1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7.
Alternative Health and Wellness Articles - Are We Eating Ourselves to Death - Acidosis Part II What is Acidosis?I know we covered the basics of acidosis in A Different Point of View but I would like to refresh your memory just a bit. So, very briefly, acidosis occurs when your body's pH (potential hydrogen) is out of balance - specifically acidic. When you eat something that leaves an acidic ash or residue in your blood, your body must neutralize the acid. When your blood becomes acidic, you may initially notice slight symptoms such as skin problems, headaches, allergies, and sinus problems. Even though your blood may possess a slightly alkaline pH your body tissues and cells may not. What are we eating? If 90% of the food sold in grocery stores is acidic, what can we eat? Many web sites carry information on acidity and alkalinity and many discrepancies exist amongst them. Why is there so much confusion? So, based on the research I have done, below is a listing of foods with their relative levels of acidity or alkalinity. Moderation can apply to changes in your diet as well.
Estimated Glycemic Load™ Nutrition Data's Estimated Glycemic Load (eGL)™ predicts a food's Glycemic Load, even when its Glycemic Index is unknown. Understanding Glycemic Load The Glycemic Load is the most practical way to apply the Glycemic Index to dieting, and is easily calculated by multiplying a food's Glycemic Index (as a percentage) by the number of net carbohydrates in a given serving. GL = GI/100 x Net Carbs(Net Carbs are equal to the Total Carbohydrates minus Dietary Fiber) As a rule of thumb, most nutritional experts consider Glycemic Loads below 10 to be "low," and Glycemic Loads above 20 to be "high." Note: For a more extensive discussion of Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load, please see ND's Glycemic Index page. Limitations to Glycemic Load's Use To calculate Glycemic Load, you must first determine the food's Glycemic Index (GI), which can only be done via human testing. To make matters worse, food manufacturers are creating new food products at a much faster rate than GI testing can be performed.
Tofu Tofu has a low calorie count, relatively large amounts of protein, and little fat. It is high in iron and depending on the coagulant used in manufacturing, may also be high in calcium or magnesium. Etymology The English word "tofu" comes from the Japanese tōfu (豆腐), which itself derives from the Chinese dòufu (豆腐 or 荳腐) from "bean" (豆) plus "curdled" or "fermented" (腐). The term "bean curd(s)" for tofu has been used in the United States since at least 1840. Production Tofu is made by coagulating soy milk and pressing the resulting curds. Salt coagulants Calcium sulfate (gypsum): The traditional and most widely used coagulant to produce Chinese-style tofu. Red tofu. Acid coagulants Glucono delta-lactone (GDL): A naturally occurring organic acid also used in cheese making, which produces a very fine textured tofu that is almost jelly-like. Enzyme coagulants Tofu in a market ready for sale. Varieties Fresh tofu Soft or silken tofu
6 Nutrition Secrets to Success Diet Secrets for Fat Loss I recently had a chance to talk with 2 close friends, who are also clients using TT workouts. Both of these guys have made amazing progress, but do you know what is holding them back from losing that last 10 pounds and building their best body ever? Nutrition. It might even be the same problem that you have. But all is not lost. While some clients struggle with diet, there are some success stories. One of my top success stories used to drink 2 liters (that's 8 cups) of soda per day. But after reading John Berardi's Gourmet Nutrition e-book (Click here to get this highly recommended resource), something clicked. So here's what he does: 1) He buys a lot of fresh produce from the grocery store. You have to make the effort to go out and get good produce, and then while you are on a roll, cut up a week's worth of vegetables and store them in your fridge. 3) He snacks on almonds. 5) He replaced soda with Green Tea and water. 6) He follows Berardi's 90-10 rule. diet fat loss
The Omnivore’s Dilemma: My Review « Say what, Michael Pollan? When I read Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma for the first time two summers ago, I was taken aback by a relatively innocent passage in his section on the Supermarket Pastoral food chain: Taken as a whole, the story on offer in Whole Foods is a pastoral narrative in which farm animals live much as they did in the books we read as children, and our fruits and vegetables grow on well-composted soils on small farms much like Joel Salatin’s. “Organic” on the label conjures up a rich narrative, even if it is the consumer who fills in most of the details, supplying the hero (American Family Farmer), the villain (Agribusinessman), and the literary genre, which I’ve come to think of as Supermarket Pastoral. By now we may know better than to believe this too simple story, but not much better, and the grocery store poets do everything they can to encourage us in our willing suspension of disbelief. (137) I had certainly never looked at organic food this way. Like this: Like Loading...
How To Address Chronic Headaches With Your Food Choices In a previous post, we looked at some stretches and other physical measures that can be used to alleviate pain associated with tension-type headaches. In this post, we'll cover what can be done on the dietary front to address a common root cause of headaches. The vast majority of chronic, recurrent headaches - including tension headaches and migraines - are partly due to a build-up of toxins within your nervous system. Some of these toxins come from everyday metabolic activities - as your cells go about the daily grind of producing energy to fuel your activities, they generate waste products that can have toxic effects on your tissues before they are eliminated from your body. Other toxins come from digesting the foods that you eat, particularly protein-rich animal foods. Other common stimuli that can trigger headaches include prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, a change in the weather, and menstruation. Breakfast: Lunch: Dinner: Snacks: Is Fasting One Day a Week Good for Your Health?
What exactly is the GI diet? GI Diet Report Does the GI Diet Work? Is it good for you? Dietitian Juliette Kellow investigates glycaemic index. Reviewed by Dietitian, Juliette Kellow BSc RD It seems every couple of years another diet finds favour amongst A-list celebs and creates a media storm. But before dismissing it as just another 'celebrity slimming craze' only suitable for the rich and famous, there's some good news: this is a diet that most nutritionists and dietitians actually like, too. What exactly is the Glycaemic Index? In 1981, professor of nutrition Dr David Jenkins was looking at how different carbohydrate-rich foods affected blood sugar levels in people with diabetes and discovered that, contrary to popular belief, many starchy foods affected blood sugar levels quite dramatically, while some sugary foods had little effect. How it works The Glycaemic Index runs from 0 to 100 and usually uses glucose - which has a GI value of 100 - as the reference. So what's the link with weight loss? How do GI diets work?
Protein - what is protein and why is it important for good health. What is protein? Protein is found in every cell, muscle and tissue of our body and is also present in many of the foods that we eat. The protein in our body is essentially the same as the protein in our food, except that it is structured differently. Spread the word, share this on your social networks! Basically proteins are made up of long chains of amino acids. There are 22 different types of amino acid and the body needs all of them to function properly. Amino acids are chemical compounds containing carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen, which combine together into different structures to form the various types of protein that the body requires. There are many forms of protein, which all play an important role in the function of the body. Essential and non-essential amino acids The 22 types of amino acid are divided into two groups: essential and non-essential amino acids. There are 14 non-essential amino acids. Complete and incomplete proteins Which foods are good sources of protein?
What Does 200 Calories Look Like? Some foods have significantly more Calories than others but what does the difference actually look like. Each of the photographs below represents 200 Calories of the particular type of food; the images are sorted from low to high calorie density. When you consider that an entire plate of broccoli contains the same number of Calories as a small spoonful of peanut butter, you might think twice the next time you decide what to eat. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average adult needs to consume about 2000 - 2500 Calories to maintain their weight. In other words, you have a fixed amount of Calories to "spend" each day; based on the following pictures, which would you eat? Pictures of 200 Calories of Various Foods (After the page loads, you can click on thumbnails for full versions) Celery1425 grams = 200 Calories Mini Peppers740 grams = 200 Calories Broccoli588 grams = 200 Calories Baby Carrots570 grams = 200 Calories Honeydew Melon553 grams = 200 Calories Why 200 Calories?
The History of Health Tyranny: Codex Alimentarius, part 1 Excerpt from Codex Alimentarius -- The End of Health Freedom Brandon Turbeville -- Activist Post Contrary to popular belief Codex Alimentarius is neither a law nor a policy. Codex is merely another tool in the chest of an elite group of individuals whose goal is to create a one world government in which they wield complete control. The existence of Codex Alimentarius as a policy-making body has roots going back over a hundred years. Even as far back as 1897, nations were being pushed toward harmonization of national laws into an international set of standards that would reduce the “barriers to trade” created by differences in national laws. As the Codex Alimentarius Austriacus gained steam in its localized area, the idea of having a single set of standards for all of Europe began to pick up steam as well. The very next year, the Codex Alimentarius Europeaus adopted a resolution that its work on food standards be taken over by the FAO. No. Without I.G.  Tips, Scott C. See also,
Maca Gives Potential Relief for Migraine Sufferers Originally published April 27 2010 by William Rudolph (NaturalNews) People who suffer from the debilitating pain of migraine headaches need relief. Could the solution be found in a radish-like root vegetable that grows in an extreme climate where few other plants can survive? Migraines Defined The word migraine derives from the Greek word hemikrania meaning "half a skull". Triggers & Causes Some of the usual suspects such as stress, lack of exercise, allergies, irregular sleep patterns, caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol (particularly red wine) are implicated as possible causes of migraines headaches. The Hormonal Connection Modern-day exposure to chemicals and pollution, along with the standard American diet and its accompanying toxic load, can wreak havoc on the endocrine system, leaving individuals with wild fluctuations and deficiencies in hormone levels. Maca's Role Maca is a superfood that grows at 14,000 feet elevation in the Andes Mountains of Peru.