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Are Genetically Modified Foods Safe?

Are Genetically Modified Foods Safe?

GM foods are NOT safe to consume.  The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) agrees. Their research confirms this. The Academy reported that many health risks are associated with GM foods. These include infertility and immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and the GI system. The AAEM asked physicians to advise patients to avoid GM foods.

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Government Policies are Making Us Sick

Government Policies are Making Us Sick

Around 1980 the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture), U.S. Public Health Service and eventually the FDA started a government campaign to limit dietary fat and cholesterol from the typical American diet. Their mantra was to limit red meat, saturated fats, eggs, bacon, heavy cream, and animal fats in general, and to encourage people to eat vegetable oils, margarines, soy products, grains, and skim milk products that include non-fat and low-fat dairy products. They gave us the American Food Pyramid with the bottom of the pyramid loaded with grains and cereals and the top of the pyramid with minimal animal products and fats. At this time in American dietary history, genetically modified grains and the high fructose corn grains became profitable for corporate food giants.

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Making Healthy Salads

Making Healthy Salads

Making great salads isn’t hard to do.  If you only use Iceberg lettuce, your salad will be boring, low in nutrients and your family and company will be disappointed!  If you include a few tomatoes, it will still be boring.  We need to add various dark leafy greens to our salad.   Why?  They are full of nutrients like Vitamin C, A, E, and K, minerals like magnesium and potassium, fiber, water, chlorophyll, folic acid, phytonutrients and other great compounds. Also, dark leafy greens have been implicated in cancer prevention, immune stimulation, supporting intestinal flora, and other helpful benefits to our physiology.  Kale, arugula, romaine, purple lettuce (most purple vegetables are especially high in antioxidants), watercress, mint, and radicchio are all nutritionally great greens for salads.  If time is a consideration, then consider pre-washed mixed greens, which still need to be re-washed.

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