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July 28, 2013

Skim milk deseption.

Liars! Please don’t be a sucker.

We spent a few wonderful fun days with my daughters family in Florida, and I noticed that every morning and evening the parents would give their kids (6 and 4 years old) a glass of fat free or low fat milk. That looked a little strange to me considering that the kids are active and this “milk” looks a little scary – blue and almost transparent and would leave no trace on the glass. I still remember how the milk man would bring fresh whole milk to our house every morning and we kids would drink it. It tasted like milk. Nobody at the time new or used low fat “milk”.  I was concerned and did some research. And I would encourage you to do your own research, please. For the sake of your loved once.

Skim Milk Hoax.

You’re supposed to drink skim because whole milk has too much fat, too many calories, and cholesterol that can give you heart disease. Right? Hey more ways to make money!

“What was once an industrial waste product had quickly become a highly-desirable “health food.  When cream was skimmed from milk, the remaining fat-free milk used to be considered a nearly useless byproduct of obtaining the cream. But, market that wasteful skim milk as being a healthful choice for consumers, and suddenly, you’ve got a serious money-maker on your hands! The skim milk you’ll find in most grocery stores is a mass-produced product from animals in concentrated animal feeding operations, or factory farms, where the cows are kept in confinement and fed a diet that is completely inappropriate for their species.

Industrial milk farms

Bon appetit

Because of that cows given antibiotics to keep them alive so they can continue to produce. But because they’re still fighting off infections, things like blood and pus from open sores frequently make their way into the finished product — the milk we see on store shelves. The FDA allows up to 750 million pus cells per liter of milk, to be sold legally. Adults aren’t faring much better with swapping whole milk for skim. Studies have showed time and time again that a reduced-fat diet, similarly to a reduced-calorie diet, does not result in long-term weight loss and health, but instead leads only to “transient” weight loss — that would be weight that comes piling right back on after it’s temporarily shed. This is because healthy fats actually curb your appetite and trigger the production of hormones which tell the brain when you’re full. If you’re not eating fat, you stay constantly hungry, and wind up binging on unhealthy food. Fat-free milk essentially signals to your body that something is missing, which leads to overeating and weight gain.”  Please read the rest of the article here: http://butterbeliever.com/fat-free-dairy-skim-milk-secrets/ 

Low-fat foods do not lower calorie consumption: Low-fat versions are supposed to reduce the amount of calories that people eat, and in an absolute sense, they do. A cup of low-fat milk contains fewer calories than a cup of whole milk. But Ludwig and Willett note that there isn’t much evidence to support the idea that drinking lower-calorie beverages in general leads to lower-calorie intake. Reduced-fat foods and drinks may not be as filling, so consumers may end up compensating for the lack of calories and eating or drinking more. In a study published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood in March, scientists found that kids who drank lower-fat milks were actually more likely to be overweight later on.
Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2013/07/03/skim-milk-is-healthier-than-whole-milk-right-maybe-not/#ixzz2a5sx55el

Study Links Fattier Milk To Slimmer Kids


A study of preschool-aged children published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, a sister publication of the British Medical Journal, finds that low-fat milk was associated with higher weight.

The study included about 10,700 children in the United States. Parents were interviewed about their child’s beverage consumption on two occasions: once when the children were 2 years old and again at 4 years. Direct measurements of height and weight (to calculate body mass index) were taken by researchers.

Interestingly, this is not the first study to point in this direction.

In a 2005, researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital reported that skim and 1 percent milk were associated with weight gain among 9-to-14-year-olds.

And a 2010 by researchers at Children’s Hospital in Boston, which also looked at preschool-aged children, found that higher intake of whole milk at age 2 was associated with a slightly lower BMI (body mass index). The researchers concluded that switching from whole milk to reduced-fat milk at 2 years did not appear to prevent weight problems in early childhood.

There are many more studies providing evidence that fat free or low fat products are not beneficial and actually bad for us. Especially for children who’s metabolism can be screwed up for the rest of their lives. But what a great money making idea! Whole milk costs about the same as skim milk. So let’s separate the fat and sell as cream (which is more expensive than milk and sell the leftovers (skim milk) as healthy product to poor suckers who believe this crap. The profits at least doubled and life is good! But not for cows and people who believe the marketing scheme. I ask parents and grand parent please do your research before giving the skim milk to children.


 Rumsfeld war criminal is responsible for poisoning people with Aspartame.


Aspartame is an additive found in diet soft drinks and over 5,000 foods, drugs and medicine. It was approved in 1983 for use in carbonated beverages. However, there may be more sour than sweet when it comes to aspartame.

Donald Rumsfeld double criminal

Double criminal

Diet and sugar free poisonsSecretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was president of Searle Pharmaceuticals, a company owned by Monsanto… Rumsfeld is believed to have earned around US$12 million from the sale of Searle to Monsanto.
Racketeering charges have been filed against Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, Monsanto, NutraSweet Co., the American Diabetes Association and Dr Robert Moser for distributing toxic aspartame, in a class action representing many plaintiffs, filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California seeking $350 million in damages.


Please watch this documentary: http://youtu.be/ZI7_8FDzuJE

Avoid artificial sweeteners.

Avoid “fat free”

Avoid “Diet”

Please do not trust TV advertisements!

The only purpose, the reason these corporation exist (Monsanto and it’s subsidiary Searle) is to make money. It is not about you. They just don’t care.

People you have to take care of yourself and your family. 

A significant amount of scientific research on aspartame has been performed, and the FDA asserts that aspartame does not cause any diseases or illnesses. Aspartame remains legal in the U.S. and is still approved for general consumption by the FDA. http://www.monsanto.com/newsviews/Pages/aspartame-nutrasweet.aspx

May 29, 2013

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Dr. Mitchell

Karyn Mitchell believes that wellness depends upon wholeness of body, mind, spirit, and emotions. You cannot isolate one aspect of a person to heal. She is dedicated to the art and science of assisting and maintaining balance of the body, mind, and spirit.


Agave nectar


Here is a recipe using Agave Nectar that is delicious, fun, and so easy

½ cup raw cacao nibs or 4 boxes of “Garden of Life” Living Foods Rain Forest Cacao Chocolate (your choice).

2 cups of nuts processed fine in food processor (Remove and retain ¼ cup of ground nuts to roll cookies in). I like to use three types of nuts: cashew, sunflower, macademia, almonds, or pecans all work well.

½ tsp each ground cinnamon and cardamom.

1tsp vanilla, dash of sea salt, ½ cup almond butter.

Agave Nectar (about ¼ cup or until nuts and cacao are binding).

After removing ¼ cup of ground nuts from food processor, add all of the rest of the ingredients until you can form a cohesive 1 Tablespoon sized ball from the mixture and it sticks together. Roll balls in ground nuts and refrigerate. Eat as snacks. (You could press the round balls into flat cookies if desired.)

December 8, 2012

United Press International


High fructose corn syrup

Progress American way

Large amounts of high-fructose corn syrup may be one of the factors for the global epidemic of type 2 diabetes, U.S. and British researchers suggest.

The study, published in Global Public Health, found countries with higher use of high-fructose corn syrup had an average prevalence of type 2 diabetes of 8 percent compared to 6.7 percent in countries not using high-fructose corn syrup.

“High-fructose corn syrup appears to pose a serious public health problem on a global scale,” principal study author Michael Goran, director of the Childhood Obesity Research Center and co-director of the Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute at the Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California, said in a statement. “The study adds to a growing body of scientific literature that indicates high-fructose corn syrup consumption may result in negative health consequences distinct from and more deleterious than natural sugar.”


Obesity and HFCS

HFCS victim.

Consumers trying to avoid genetically modified foods should avoid HFCS. It is almost certainly made from genetically modified corn and then it is processed with genetically modified enzymes. I’ve seen some estimates claiming that virtually everything–almost 80 percent–of what we eat today has been genetically modified at some point. Since the use of HFCS is so prevalent in processed foods, those figures may be right.

But there’s another reason to avoid HFCS. Consumers may think that because it contains fructose–which they associate with fruit, which is a natural food–that it is healthier than sugar. A team of investigators at the USDA, led by Dr. Meira Field, has discovered that this just ain’t so.

“The medical profession thinks fructose is better for diabetics than sugar,” says Dr. Field, “but every cell in the body can metabolize glucose. However, all fructose must be metabolized in the liver.

Obesity in kids

Dangerously overweight.

The livers of the rats on the high fructose diet looked like the livers of alcoholics, plugged with fat and cirrhotic.” http://www.relfe.com/07/fructose_corn_syrup_sugar_comparison.html

New evidence shows that large amounts of fructose are harmful because of the way fructose is metabolized. Fructose is taken up almost exclusively by the liver where it can be re-packaged as fat and produces harmful by-products in the process. Excess fructose consumption has therefore been linked to gout, hypertension, dyslipidemia, fatty liver disease, diabetes, and obesity.

This high level of fructose consumption may be devastating for infants and children. Studies show a strong link between high sugar consumption and obesity beginning ininfancy. http://www.science20.com/michael_goran/issue_fructose_period-90840

So my advise: please educate yourselves. Read the labels of the products you are considering to buy.

June 20, 2012


For millennia, farmers have saved seeds from season to season. Genetically engineered seeds have completely altered the agricultural landscape, as these seeds are patented, which means farmers must purchase new seed for each planting season and are not allowed to share or save any of the seed.

Doing so equates to patent infringement, and Monsanto has become notorious for tracking down and prosecuting farmers who end up with patented crops in their fields without having paid the prerequisite fees—even when their conventional or organic crops are contaminated by unwanted genetically engineered (GE) seed spread by wind or pollinating insects from neighboring farms that grow GE crops.

(Reuters) An estimated 11 million acres are infested with “super weeds,” some of which grow several inches in a day and defy even multiple dousings of the world’s top-selling herbicide, Roundup, whose active ingredient is glyphosate.

Super weeds

who is the food for whom?

The problem’s gradual emergence has masked its growing menace. Now, however, it is becoming too big to ignore. The super weeds boost costs and cut crop yields for U.S. farmers starting their fall harvest this month. And their use of more herbicides to fight the weeds is sparking environmental concerns.

At the heart of the matter is Monsanto Co, the world’s biggest seed company and the maker of Roundup. Monsanto has made billions of dollars and revolutionized row crop agriculture through sales of Roundup and “Roundup Ready” crops genetically modified to tolerate treatment with Roundup.

The Roundup Ready system has helped farmers grow more corn, soybeans, cotton and other crops while reducing detrimental soil tillage practices, killing weeds easily and cheaply.

But the system has also encouraged farmers to alter time-honored crop rotation practices and the mix of herbicides that previously had kept weeds in check.

And now, farmers are finding that rampant weed resistance is setting them back – making it harder to keep growing corn year in and year out, even when rotating it occasionally with soybeans. Farmers also have to change their mix and volume of chemicals, making farming more costly. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/20/us-monsanto-superweeds-idUSTRE78J3TN20110920

“Resistance happens, particularly when the selection pressure is largely from one or two tactics,” said weed ecologist David Mortensen of Penn State University. “Plants are wired to protect themselves from troublesome compounds in some interesting ways.”

I think we created a monster by practicing mono-culture and by creating super weeds and insects. So what is the solution?

More and more people start their own gardens and are trying to buy local produce. People are trying to buy organic food.

Also there are many supplements that helps us to get rid of toxins. 

Just Live

Author: Nathan
March 2, 2012

Alice Domar, PhD, coauthor of Live a Little! Breaking the Rules Won’t Break Your Health. “Research is revealing that whoever wrote the old guidelines didn’t have the whole picture, and that there are more paths to optimal health than we previously thought,” Domar says. Happily, the new rules are more user-friendly than the old ones. Here, four tips to live by.

Take it easy!

Your pee has no color!

Old Rule: Drink eight glasses of water a day.
New Rule: Eat your water.
The recommendation to chug all that H2O was likely based on guidelines published in 1945. However, says Howard Murad, MD, author of The Water Secret, much of your daily requirement is contained in foods: Fruits, vegetables, beans, and cooked whole grains like oatmeal and quinoa (which soak up moisture in the pot) all deliver servings of water. And, as Murad points out, they offer the added bonus of nutrients: “Watermelon and cucumber are more than 90 percent water, but they also contain antioxidants. With a glass of water, all you get is water.” You’ll know you’re hydrated when your urine is colorless or pale yellow and you’re rarely thirsty.

Drinking excessive amounts can also lead to loss of sleep as people have to get up in the night to go to the toilet, and other studies show it can even cause kidney damage, instead of preventing it.
Worryingly, Dr McCartney also warns that taking on too much water can lead to a rare but potentially fatal condition called hyponatraemia, which sees the body’s salt levels drop and can lead to swelling of the brain.
In 2003 actor Anthony Andrews, who starred in the ITV adaptation of Brideshead Revisited, was hit by the illness after drinking too much water during rehearsals for a West End role.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2014112/Drinking-water-bad-health-Benefits-myth.html#ixzz1nzToZ5VE

Meat or vegetables?


Old Rule: Eat nine servings of fruits and vegetables.
New Rule: Fill half your plate with produce.
Don’t force yourself to eat a pile of greens.
Eat reasonable amount with meals. You are not designed to eat a lot of raw greens all the time.
Prepare good tasting dishes with raw or blanched or steamed vegetables.
You have to enjoy your food.

Old Rule: Avoid red meat.
New Rule: Beef in moderation can be healthy.
The truth is, it’s easy to miss out on important nutrients when you cut back on a major food source. So, when you cut back on red meat, make a balanced eating plan to help ensure you don’t shortchange yourself on important nutrients such as protein, vitamins B12 and D, calcium, iron, and zinc.

Nicole Weston, a columnist, wrote about both the pros and cons of red meat
I eat red meat, but in moderation. I am far from having the perfect diet, but I always use moderation as a guideline. Typically most things are much better for us in moderation. A glass of red wine or a beer or two can go a long way for heart healthy benefits. But, make it a bottle of red or a 12-pack, and we all know there’s pretty much no benefits to that. Even too much fruit with all its sugar isn’t a great idea. In fact, too much water has killed people! What water!?!? YES! A few years ago a Sacramento radio station had a water drinking contest, “Hold your Wee for a Wii”, where a woman died from water intoxication. There was also a hazing incident at Chico State that turned fatal. So keep doing your research, and keep moderation in mind. And as always, THANKS FOR LIVING THE RUN!

Not a good idea.

I sad:in moderation!

To conclude here my usual suggestions
Don’t go crazy with “mirical foods”
Acai berry may be a good supplement for some. But show me a person who’s diet is Acai berry only.
Trust your body more.
Have sex
Have fun
Enjoy life

January 4, 2012

Americans eat too much read meat

America the beautiful

People who eat lots of red meat may have a higher risk of some types of kidney cancer, suggests a large US study.
Researchers found that middle-aged adults who ate the most red meat were 19% more likely to be diagnosed with kidney cancer than those who ate the least. A higher intake of chemicals found in grilled or barbecued meat was also linked to increased risk of the disease, according tot the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

It is OK if you eat red meat in moderation-once a week maybe. But the portion varies for each of us.
Active lifestyle and proper diet that what is needed to stay healthy.

U.S. guidelines call for limiting high-fat foods including processed meat, and instead eating more lean meat and poultry, seafood and nuts.

Read the rest of this entry »

September 23, 2011

Is genetic engineering good or bad?

Is physics good or bad? 

Is science good or bad?

Well….It depends!

We humans manage to adapt every scientific discovery to kill each other.


Monsanto’s Corn Is Toppling Over

Dead End Approach


“As the summer growing season draws to a close, 2011 is emerging as the year of the superinsect – the year pests officially developed resistance to Monsanto’s genetically engineered (ostensibly) bug-killing corn.

“In late July scientists in Iowa documented the existence of corn rootworms (a ravenous pest that attacks the roots of corn plants) that can happily devour corn plants that were genetically tweaked specifically to kill them. Monsanto’s corn, engineered to express a toxic gene from a bacterial insecticide called Bt, now accounts for 65 percent of the corn planted in the US.

“The superinsect scourge has also arisen in Illinois and Minnesota.

“‘Monsanto’s insect-killing corn is toppling over in northwestern Illinois fields, a sign that rootworms outside of Iowa may have developed resistance to the genetically modified crop,’ reports Bloomberg. In southern Minnesota, adds Minnesota Public Radio, an entomologist has found corn rootworms thriving, Bt corn plants drooping, in fields.

The Superbug

Not a Sci-Fi

“[A] 2008 study, conducted by University of Missouri researchers and published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that within three generations, rootworms munching Monsanto’s Bt corn survived at the same rate as rootworms munching pesticide-free corn-meaning that complete resistance had been achieved. Takeaway message: rootworms are capable of evolving resistance to Monsanto’s corn in ‘rapid’ fashion.”

– “Monsanto Denies Superinsect Science,” by Tom Philpott, Mother Jones, September 8, 2011. http://www.organicconsumers.org/bytes/ob294.htm

The ecological, economic and agro- nomic disaster accompanying herbicide-tolerant transgenic crops is by now well known: over 10 million acres of superweeds resistant to Monsanto’s weedkiller, Roundup; farm machinery breaking on Roundup-resistant pigweed thick as a baseball bat; Monsanto paying farmers to spray their fields with competitors’ herbicides; a new gener- ation of transgenic crops in the pipelineengineered to withstand older even more dangerous chemicals like 2,4-D.

The Earth population is growing exponentially. We need more and more food.

So what do we do? How do we solve the problem?

The short answer: I don’t know!

The long answer: population grows is in inverse proportion to the advancement of the society.

The conclusion: you decide!

September 6, 2011


Beer is actually good for you!

Beer is good in moderation.


But what the public doesn’t know is that the health value of beer has been known, documented and applied for centuries. But there are folks out there who don’t want you to know about it.

Beer is made from grains, water and yeast. Grains commonly used are barley and wheat (with cheaper, mass-produced beers relying on corn and rice), both of which are loaded with a variety of vitamins that survive the fermentation and filtering process. And the vitamin value of the yeast is conserved in the hundreds of unfiltered beers that are on the market — both on tap and in bottles.

Surprising Health Benefits of Beer

by Kaboodle.com, on Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:04pm PD

Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

According to several studies, including one done at the Institute of Epidemiology at the University of Muenster, moderate beer drinking reduces the risk of coronary heart disease. The reasons are simple: Alcohol can increase HDL (good cholesterol) levels and reduces the chances of hardening of the arteries and thickening of the blood—two main contributors to heart attacks.

Drink Your Vitamins

Years ago, Guinness used the slogan “Guinness is Good for You.” It looks like they might have been right.

According to a Dutch study conducted at the TNO Nutrition and Food Research Institute, beer drinkers had 30% higher levels of vitamin B6 in their blood than non-beer-drinkers—twice the amount of red-wine drinkers.

Avoid Kidney Stones

According to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, risk of kidney stones was decreased 40% in middle-aged beer-drinking men, as compared to non-beer-drinkers.

Helps Women Age Better

Anti aging


Better Brain Power. While excessive alcohol intake can cause irreparable brain damage, moderate daily consumption actually safeguards a sharp mind, research shows. A Harvard study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, showed moderate alcohol consumption assisted in preserving the mental faculties of older women,

Tufts University study concluded alcohol can help preserve bone density, a frequent health issue for aging females. Additionally, some bioflavonoids found in hops (a major ingredient in beer) have similar properties as estrogen, which may serve as a natural form of hormone replacement therapy in post-menopausal women.

Prevent Cancer

Early studies show xanthohumol, a compound found in hops, may help inhibit certain enzymes that can trigger cancer and aid the body in breaking down carcinogens. The compound is current being tested in hopes of creating a preventative treatment for prostate and colon cancers.

So my friends enjoy life (and beer) but in moderation! Too much of anything can kill you.

But if your choice is diet soda or beer-go for the beer!


Author: Nathan
August 7, 2011

Food supplies

Natural disaster

Here is how we use our food that we are producing by raping the earth:

An average amount of food purchased and wasted per person in the United states annually (National Geographic July 2011)

Fresh fruit purchased 77 lbs wasted 22 lbs

Fresh vegetables purchased 131 lbs wasted 39 lbs

Grain products purchased 173 lbs wasted 36 lbs

Milk purchased 168 lbs wasted 34 lbs

Butter purchased 5 lbs wasted 0.7 lbs

Poultry purchased 70 lbs wasted 27 lbs

Red meat purchased 103 wasted 36 lbs

Sweeteners purchased 121 lbs wasted 24 lbs

So we waste about 20%-30% of our food.

And millions of people on this planet are dying from hunger.

Huber Interview in Acres USA

Filed under: Latest article — son of a farmer @ 6:10 am

dangers of genetically modified foodIn interviews, I’ve compared planting and eating GMOs to “making love to a toxic blow-up doll every night. It’s a poor substitute for the real thing.” That continues to be my best analogy of this dangerous subject. So long as we don’t realize what we are doing, it is difficult to know how severe the problem truly is. Education and awareness are our main sources of winning this fight. As more scientists like Dr. Huber continue to come forward with their studies, I’m confident we’re getting closer to that realization here in America.

The Road Ahead

“As human beings, we should be the fully aware collective conscience – the mind’s eye of this wonderful planet. As farmers, we should be guardian angels protecting the flesh and bone Holy Grail that is our Soil. Instead, we’ve sold out. We’ve exchanged home-grown methods for disparaging schemes because it is easier to do what we’re told rather than adhere to what we feel deep inside us. Now is the time for all of us to realize what must be done, what must change, and to begin that process today. Not tomorrow. Today! The problems existing now were not solely created by inept government and greedy corporations. These problems were also created by a lack of resistance by all people. Yes, the problems exist. No, it is not too late to do something about it. “

– Son of a Farmer, Child of the Earth by Eric Herm

Monsanto Roundup


Monsanto GMO

Feeding the hungry?

Glyphosate’s mode of action is to inhibit an enzyme involved in the synthesis of the aromatic amino acids: tyrosine, tryptophan and phenylalanine. It is absorbed through foliage and translocated to growing points. Because of this mode of action, it is only effective on actively growing plants; it is not effective as a pre-emergence herbicide.

Some crops have been genetically engineered to be resistant to it (i.e. Roundup Ready, also created by Monsanto Company). Such crops allow farmers to use glyphosate as a post-emergence herbicide against both broadleaf and cereal weeds, but the development of similar resistance in some weed species is emerging as a costly problem. Soy was the first Roundup Ready crop.

So what is the solution? Population is growing at the accelerated rate. Food production lags behind. Hunger around the world is getting worse. We need to teach and to help the developing nations to improve the agriculture to have high yield crops with minimal damage to the environment.

We need to work with poor and developing nations to improve their standard of living. This usually reduces the birth rate.

Supplying food to poor nations just deepens their dependency on foreign  help and increases the birth rate.

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