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A new study confims the link between bad health and consuming fast foods.
“Eating fast food three or more times a week is linked to a higher risk of severe asthma and eczema in children, researchers found.
The study didn’t prove that eating more fast food caused the increase in the conditions, which both can be linked to the overreaction of the body’s immune system. Because fast food was the only dietary category shown to have an association with the disorders, the results suggest that such a diet may cause asthma attacks or eczema outbreaks, the authors said. Conversely, eating three or more servings of fruit a week showed reduced risk in developing those conditions, they said.
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1. Two in Three Australians have bought Organic Produce in the past year
2. Organics is predicted to grow by up to 15% over the next year compared to global growth trends of 2%-11%
3. Australia remains with the largest area of certified organic land in the world
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Angela Doss of Natural News reports:
“The typical American diet is a deadly one, consisting primarily of toxic and acid-forming foods like processed sugars, artificial sweeteners, refined grains, conventionally produced meats and dairy, and hidden genetically modified organisms. All this, combined with a plethora of other challenging environmental factors (such as lack of rest, psychological stress, and pharmaceutical drugs), mean it’s no wonder that more and more people are being diagnosed with chronic, degenerative illnesses or otherwise deadly conditions for which modern conventional medicine claims to have no known cure.
One of the basic underlying problems with this unsustainable lifestyle – and there are many – is the average consumer’s lack of understanding that the body must balance the blood’s pH levels at a slightly alkaline level of 7.365 in order to survive. When a person ingests food to “burn” for fuel, the digestive and metabolic process transforms it into a kind of ash which is either acidic or alkaline. The laws of modern biochemistry further explain that it is not the organic matter of foods (whether the food itself is acidic or alkaline), but their inorganic matter (such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, sulfur, phosphorous; that is, how they break down in our bodies), that determines either the acidity or alkalinity of this ashy residue.
For this reason, and because all foods in nature contain both acid and alkaline-forming elements according to the Conscious Living Center, balance is either achieved or thwarted as a direct result of the foods we choose to eat. Too many acid-forming foods can have dire consequences for our health, with “acidosis” being a common diagnosis in diabetics, for example. This is because when the nutrients required to maintain this slightly alkaline state cannot be obtained from food, the body will instead draw from its own stores, like the bones or other vital tissues – damaging its ability to repair itself and detoxify heavy metals, thereby making a person more vulnerable to fatigue and illness. And the margin for error is small. Even an only slightly acidic pH of 6.9 can actually lead to coma and death.
Of course, the ultimate goal is balance. Eating too many alkalizing foods can lead to its own fair share of complications over time, but the risk of this is seemingly less likely, given the current sorry state of today’s highly addictive consumerist diet. To combat the effects of such a diet, here are six of the most alkaline-forming foods to work into your everyday meals:
Due to the healing “yang” nature of these foods in traditional Chinese medicine, and their tendency to be more rich in minerals than many other vegetables, it may be safe to say that you can’t get enough of them. Look for radishes especially (black, red or white), as well as beets, carrots, turnips, horseradish and rutabaga. Ready to eat after steaming for just 15-20 minutes, root vegetables will help you feel both satiated and better grounded.
These are the veggies we all know and love, made even more delicious with just a small amount of healthy, homemade sauce like pesto. Choose from broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and the like.
These include kale, Swiss chard, turnip greens and spinach – of which spinach may in fact be the best pick. Known especially for its rich vitamin K and folate content, spinach is also packed with vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, antioxidants and fiber, helping to improve digestion and even vision.
A true miracle food, garlic appears at the top of innumerable lists of foods that encourage overall health, and alkaline-forming food is no exception. Among its other benefits are its ability to promote cardiovascular and immune health by lowering blood pressure, cleansing the liver and fighting off disease.
As part of a family of potent, tropical peppers which contain enzymes essential to endocrine function, cayenne is among the most alkalizing foods. It is known for its antibacterial properties and is a rich supply of vitamin A, making it a helpful agent in fighting off the harmful free radicals that lead to stress and illness.
Lemons may be the most alkalizing food of all. As a natural disinfectant, it can heal wounds while also providing potent and immediate relief for hyperacidity and virus-related conditions, as well as coughs, colds, flu and heartburn. Lemon also works to energize the liver and promote detoxification.
So it can’t hurt to think twice about what’s on your plate at your next meal, but not doing so might. Just applying that age-old motherly advice to “eat your vegetables” can be a solid first step in achieving better health.”
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Allergies have been increasing at an alarming rate and now immunology scientists have found one reason. Pesticides. Australian Food News Journalist Kate Carey reports:
New American research published in the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) says that those exposed to pesticides are more likely to develop food allergies.
The study of 10,348 people found that those with high levels chemicals known as dichlorophenols (DCPs) had weakened food tolerance which causes food allergies. DCPs are found in chlorinated water, herbicides used in food production, as well as air fresheners, moth balls and repellants. It should also be noted that DCPs are used in the process for chlorinating water.
Of the 2,211 that had DCPs present in their urine, food allergy was found in 411 of these participants, and1,016 had an environmental allergy.
Author of the study and allergist Dr Elina Jerschow said that food allergies and environmental allergies were significantly increasing in the United States.
“The results of our study suggest these two trends might be linked, and that increased use of pesticides and other chemicals is associated with a higher prevalence of food allergies,” Dr Jerschow said.
Centres for Disease Control Prevention and Research statistics show the most common food allergies are milk, eggs, peanuts, wheat, tree nuts, soy, fish, and shellfish. The statistics show an 18 per cent increase in food allergies between 1997 and 2007.
However, Dr Jerschow said more research needs to be done to confirm whether DCPs are the cause of allergies or whether the two are merely linked.
Science Daily reports:
“Daily consumption of dark chocolate can reduce cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and strokes, in people with metabolic syndrome (a cluster of factors that increases the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes), finds a study published in the British Medical Journal.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. Dark chocolate (containing at least 60% cocoa solids) is rich in flavonoids — known to have heart protecting effects — but this has only been examined in short term studies.
So a team of researchers from Melbourne, Australia used a mathematical model to predict the long-term health effects and cost effectiveness of daily dark chocolate consumption in 2,013 people already at high risk of heart disease.
All participants had high blood pressure and met the criteria for metabolic syndrome, but had no history of heart disease or diabetes and were not on blood pressure lowering therapy.
With 100% compliance (best case scenario), the researchers show that daily dark chocolate consumption could potentially avert 70 non-fatal and 15 fatal cardiovascular events per 10,000 people treated over 10 years.
Even when compliance levels were reduced to 80%, the number of non-fatal and fatal events potentially averted was 55 and 10 per 10,000 people treated over 10 years, and could still be considered an effective intervention strategy.
The model also suggested that $A40 (£25; €31; $42) could be cost effectively spent per person per year on dark chocolate prevention strategies and could be used for advertising, educational campaigns, or subsidizing dark chocolate in this high risk population, they add.
The authors stress that only non-fatal stroke and non-fatal heart attack were assessed in their analysis, and that the potential effects on other cardiovascular events, such as heart failure, are yet to be tested.
Also important, they say, is that these protective effects have only been shown for dark chocolate (at least 60-70% cocoa), rather than for milk or white chocolate, probably due to the higher levels of flavonoids found in dark chocolate.
Nevertheless, they conclude that the blood pressure and cholesterol lowering effects of plain dark chocolate “could represent an effective and cost effective strategy for people with metabolic syndrome (and no diabetes).”
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Natural News reports:
“Providing more evidence to the motif ‘you are what you eat’, scientists have found that eating a fast food diet increases the risk for depression by more than fifty percent. The food we eat today will provide the structural network for the cellular matrix that we need to support basic metabolism, cellular regeneration and repair. This is especially pronounced in brain neurons, as grey matter is largely composed of the omega-3 fats, DHA and EPA. When we don’t provide these basic building blocks, especially in the early formative years, the body is forced to use inferior fats such as those provided by hydrogenation, most frequently found in fast and processed foods.
Scientists from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the University of Granada, publishing in thePublic Health Nutritionjournal have determined that eating commercially baked goods (cakes, croissants, and doughnuts) and fast food (hamburgers, hotdogs, and pizza) is linked to a 51 percent increase in the incidence of depression, compared to those who eat little or none of these foods.
Researchers conducting the study found that risk of depression could be predicted in a dose-dependent manner. Lead study author, Dr. Almudena Sanchez-Villegas commented“the more fast food you consume, the greater the risk of depression.”The study found that those participants eating the largest amount of fast food and commercially baked goods are more likely to be single, physically inactive and generally exhibit poor dietary habits. Typically these individuals consumed less fruit, nuts, fish, vegetables, and olive oil, and were more likely to smoke or work more than 45 hours per week.
High consumption of commercially baked goods or fried foods subjected to the oil degradation process known as hydrogenation results in trans-fats that have been shown to dramatically increase heart disease risk in past studies. This current research demonstrates that these misshapen and synthetically processed trans-fats interfere with the proper function of chemical neurotransmitters in the brain and alter normal electrical activity necessary for intercellular signaling.
Depression among children and adults is expanding at an alarming rate, with 121 million people diagnosed worldwide. Antidepressants prescribed to manage depression are largely ineffective and only work to mask the underlying cause of the illness. A wealth of scientific evidence now points to proper nutrition as an effective tool to halt and even reverse depressive episodes. The study team advised against a diet including baked or fried foods, and emphasized the need for whole, natural foods containing plenty of B vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and fresh pressed virgin olive oil to significantly lower risk of depression.”
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The Medical Journal of Australia has found that a quarter of cancers could be prevented through diet and exercise. Jen Rosenberg of Fairfax Publication The Age reports:
“A QUARTER of cancers could be prevented by 2025 through diet and exercise alone, saving hundreds of millions of dollars in the cost of treatment, the Medical Journal of Australia has found.
Taking data on projected illness, and coupling it with published findings on the association between food, nutrition and physical activity in the prevention of cancer, the journal’s study found that the incidence of cancer in Australia will rise to 170,000 in the next 13 years, an increase of 60 per cent since 2007.
Intervention to improve health and environmental factors could reduce that by 43,000, or 25 per cent, it says in a report published March 19.
Contributing factors in the nation’s poor health include an increasingly sedentary lifestyle, the increasing prevalence of overweight and obese adults, climbing rates of harmful alcohol consumption, and an unbalanced diet.
Pip Youl, one of the report’s authors and head of research at Cancer Council Queensland, said that less than 10 per cent of Australians ate the recommended five serves of vegetables a day and only 6 per cent ate two or more serves of fruit a day.
”Ways to encourage better eating are things like improving the number of wholegrain cereals and bread, choosing foods that are low in salt, choosing a low-fat diet, particularly diets that are low in saturated fats,” she said. ”One of the key things is teaching children to eat healthily. So, getting them interested in cooking and eating healthy foods will give them a really good start in life and enjoying a healthy life.”
Poor health has become an economic and geographic issue, the study suggesting that ”inequities in cancer outcomes vary with remoteness or area disadvantage” and that ”increasingly the poor are becoming obese faster than the rich”.
With the cost of healthy food higher than that of high-sugar, fat-soaked, nutritionally poor alternatives, Australians on lower incomes are less likely to make healthy food choices.
Programs needed to be designed to accommodate different needs in different regions, Ms Youl said. Even when people know what they need to do to prevent obesity and disease, it is difficult to motivate populations to improve their health and it was incumbent on governments to implement measures and provide support.
Ms Youl said it was critical to have a co-ordinated approach from state and federal governments to spend money on preventive measures to reduce the $3.8 billion a year spent on direct costs to the health system from cancer-related illnesses.
They needed to ”increase the expenditure on preventive health activities, because we know that treating cancer is very expensive, so if we can prevent it before it happens then we’ll certainly save some expenditure on cancer down the track”.
While only 2 per cent of the total health expenditure in 2007-08 was dedicated to preventive services or health promotion, spending more on raising the profile of good nutrition and physical activity would save more than $674 million in 2025, the authors found.”
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The following article is reproduced from the Fabrizio Poli blog
In the following video David Wolfe with Dr Sangeeta Pati, MD offers some interesting insight into milk:
Juicing is a great way to improve our health. Natural News reports:
“(NaturalNews) Adding fresh juices to your diet can be one of the best everyday things you can do for your health. This is the case because with juicing you can take in far more nutrients from fresh fruits and vegetables than you ever could just by eating them straight. And these nutrients both protect us from disease and boost our health and vitality.
For example, it’s easy to consume the nutrients of a couple of pounds of carrots in a day if you juice them. And while carrots are well known to be rich in vitamin A and help with our night vision, carrot juice is also a great juice to detoxify the liver. Vitamin A is also a key nutrient for skin health.
Detoxifying your liver then means that your body can process out more of the chemicals that most people are regularly exposed to – because the liver’s detoxification capacity then becomes available. Because your liver is also your prime fat burning organ, detoxifying your liver will also mean it’s easier to lose excess weight.
If you add some beets to your carrot juice, you can also take in hearty doses of betalains, which raises your body’s detoxification enzymes. This helps your body process out even more manmade chemicals which -without detoxification methods -can be hard to remove. Beet juice in large quantities has also been known to break down cancers and tumors.
Cabbage is another vegetable you can pack in with carrot juice – and it’s been found that folks consuming regular cabbage have far less cancer than folks who don’t. Cabbage also boosts our body’s detoxification enzymes and helps us remove environmental estrogens. Environmental estrogens are chemicals which areoften found in plastics. Theyfill up the estrogen sites in both male and female bodies and then our natural estrogen isn’t used, which creates an abundance of estrogen in the body andsubsequently causes avariety of hormonal problems. Excess estrogen is also connected to stubborn belly fat.
Greens of any sort are another favorite for juicing. Greens are powerful because they add lots of chlorophyll to the body, a powerful blood cleanser and blood builder. Actually, chlorophyll is very similar in structure to our own red blood cells and adding lots of uncooked greens in your diet means your body has the building materials to produce lots of fresh blood – and it often does.
This isactually one of the best things about juicing –youcan add in lots of fabulously healthy vegetables that you might not otherwise include much of in your diet. And these juices are delicious too. In fact, if you give them a try for a while, you might find that they are easy replacements for soft drinks or other processed beverages. If you think about it, why would you choose drinks that are known to create disease (like soft drinks) over drinks that are known to eliminate and prevent it?
About the author:
Kim Evans is an author and natural health writer. Her book,Cleaning Up! The Ultimate Body Cleanse, outlines deep and powerful at-home body cleansing methods to address the root cause of most health problems. While it’s becoming common knowledge that most people carry an extreme toxic burden and that these toxins can cause any disease imaginable, most people don’t know that there is a direct connection between our spiritual reality and the state of our bodies as well. The methods inCleaning Up!help folks gain both their health and their spiritual connectedness back to live in a love-based reality. Learn more athttp://www.cleaningupcleanse.com ”