Banned Foods To Stop Feeding Your Family

Banned Foods To Stop Feeding Your FamilyBanned foods in other countries need to be banned in America as well. Why aren’t they? The answer … Profit Margin. The big corporations are about making money. They really do not care about our health. Whenever you can, shop your local farmer’s market. Your health is worth paying a little more … isn’t it?

Toxic Overload and What To Do

Toxic Overload and What To DoToxic overload is a ‘hot’ subject for many in the health industry. Though this book was written in 2005, it is still relevant. There are more chemicals available today that have not been tested for toxicity. These chemicals are in our cleaners. They are in our personal care products. And, they are even in our food supply!

Contrary to popular belief, not all sickness or disease is hereditary. Are you aware that most disease can be prevented? Education is the key to knowledge.

This book is an excellent place to start. It consists of two parts:

Foodborne Diseases

Foodborne Diseases - 1Read an interesting article titled ‘Foodborne Diseases‘. It’s in the June issue of National Geographic. Did you know one in six Americans get sick from food poisoning?

– An estimated 48 million Americans get sick,
– 128,000 are hospitalized, and
– 3,000 die!

According to the article, there are five places our food can become tainted:

Center for Disease Control (CDC) – a Report That Matters

CDC - Atlanta, GA

What an incredible recommendation for health and safety! The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a policy that can truly affect everyone. This can be the avenue to take in order to remove the toxic chemicals from your workplace, the daycare your child attends, where your children go to school, but especially your home – where most people spend the majority of time.

The Toxic Brew of Chemicals in Household Cleaners

Cleaning house is not a little matter and can have far-reaching health effects; whether you’re a cleaning fanatic or someone like me who cleans when you’ll see the difference. It’s all in what is used. Toxins in our homes – mainly the chemicals in our cleaning products – are being linked more and more often with many of the diseases that are rapidly taking control of our lives. Have you noticed the rise in numbers of children diagnosed with asthma and cancer?

Diabetes – Disease – Obesity

(LittleThingsDoMatter) I have learned over the last couple of years there are many diseases such as diabetes that appear in the young as well as the older generation and impact health. Some of them can be tied to genetics; however, many can be tied to nutrition and lifestyle and do not have to be ‘life threatening’. Until recently, I didn’t know there were two types of diabetes – I & II.
Diabetes is a disease in which the body has a shortage of insulin or a decreased ability to use insulin, a hormone that allows glucose (sugar) to enter cells and be converted to energy. When diabetes is not controlled, glucose and fats remain in the blood and, over time, damage vital organs.
  • Type 1 diabetes usually strikes children and young adults, although the disease can appear at any age. Type 1 may be autoimmune, genetic, and/or environmental. There is no known way to prevent this type of diabetes.
  • Type 2 diabetes, which is linked to obesity and physical inactivity, accounts for 90%–95% of diabetes cases and most often appears in people older than 40. Type 2 is associated with older age, obesity, family history of diabetes, history of gestational diabetes, impaired glucose metabolism, physical inactivity, race, and ethnicity. Type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents, although still rare, is being diagnosed more frequently among American Indians, African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, and Asian/Pacific Islanders.

Diabetes is Common, Disabling, and Deadly

  • 23.6 million people in the United States (7.8% of the total population) have diabetes. Of these, 5.7 million are undiagnosed.
  • In 2007, about 1.6 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in people aged 20 years or older.
  • African American, Hispanic, American Indian, and Alaska Native adults are twice as likely as white adults to have diabetes.
  • If current trends continue, 1 in 3 Americans will develop diabetes sometime in their lifetime, and those with diabetes will lose, on average, 10–15 years of life.
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults (aged 20–74 years), kidney failure, and nontraumatic lower-extremity amputations.
  • Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death on U.S. death certificates in 2006. Overall, the risk of death among people with diabetes is about twice that of people without diabetes of similar age.
  • In 1999–2000, 7.0% of U.S. adolescents aged 12–19 years had impaired fasting glucose.

This is such a serious subject, let’s loosen up a bit with Footloose

P.S. Obesity opens the door for other diseases such as cancer, and taking control of your weight through simple diet changes can definitely help to beat the odds.