What’s the difference between processed and whole foods?

What’s the difference between processed and whole foods?

This is so important if you are ready to take your health to a new and healthier level.  I’m sure you’ve heard of the saying, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, one of Benjamin Franklin’s favorite quotes.  Choosing to eat mostly whole foods and ditching the processed junk is the best and fastest way to prevent and reverse dis-ease.  So many of the processed food products you see on the market shelves can barely be considered “food” because they...

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GMO Myths and Truths Report

GMO Myths and Truths Report

GM foods neither safe nor needed, say genetic engineers This report is presented by Jeffery Smith, founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology. It is being added to this site as educational information to help you make better decisions and choices in regards to the food you consume. Genetically modified crops and foods are neither safe nor necessary to feed the world, a new report by genetic engineers shows. We now have the second edition of GMO Myths and Truths,...

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Controversial Ingredients to Avoid

Controversial Ingredients to Avoid

Controversial ingredients can be found in almost all processed foods on market shelves today. This is because quick and portable foods are now the norm in modern society. Whether it’s a toaster pastry, a tube of yogurt, a can of cola, or an individually-wrapped slice of cheese – chances are that the product is heavily processed and contains various additives and chemicals to preserve its shelf life. Did you know that these convenient foods – which commonly come with...

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How Do Toxins Affect Your Body?

How Do Toxins Affect Your Body?

I’ve been asked a few times if diabetes in linked to toxic build up in the body, so I decided to do some research on the subject.  Let me share with you what I learned. There are many studies to date that show that the more toxin build up there is in the person’s body, the more they are at risk of developing diabetes.  So, right now diabetes is considered to be the number one problem so many people face today.  It also happens to be one of the worst diseases...

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Transform Your Health with Activated Charcoal

Transform Your Health with Activated Charcoal

Have you ever wondered what activated charcoal is or how you can transform your health using it?  Activated charcoal, or “activated carbon,” is a form of carbon.  It’s an odorless and tasteless powder that is nontoxic to the body and the environment.  It’s been carefully processed to have very small pores that help engage in chemical reactions.  But it also helps to increase its absorption and expelling of elements, hence the name “active.” Activated...

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What Are Advanced Glycation End Products?

What Are Advanced Glycation End Products?

A quick overview Advanced Glycation End Products, or AGEs are harmful compounds that are formed when proteins or fats combine with sugar in the bloodstream.   They also go by the name glycotoxins.  Exogenous AGEs are found in foods that you put into your body as breakfast, lunch and dinner.  As opposed to endogenous AGEs, exogenous AGEs are not formed in the body, but are ingested.  AGEs also accumulate naturally as you age. The pathological problem happens due to their...

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Hidden Dangers When Microwaving Foods

Hidden Dangers When Microwaving Foods

When cooking and reheating foods quickly, most people will turn to the microwave to get the job done.  Homes today have built-in microwave ovens.  They come in all sizes and colors.  Reheating food by microwaving is fast, convenient, uses less energy, recommended by food manufacturers.  But as I often share in my posts, there is always a catch to today’s modern conveniences–and microwaving food is no exception.  There are hidden dangers...

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How Does Your Endocrine System Get Disrupted?

How Does Your Endocrine System Get Disrupted?

What is the endocrine system? The endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood, among other things. (1)  It includes the adrenal glands, parathyroid gland, pituitary gland, and thyroid gland, as well as the ovaries, pancreas, and testes. What does your endocrine system do? The endocrine system influences how well your body...

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Leslie Coty, Roanoke, VA

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