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Gluten Sensitivity or Gluten Intolerance

1 Feb

Gluten Origin

Gluten Origin. Photo Credit: http://gluten-intolerance-symptoms.com/

Have any of you experienced Gluten Sensitivity or Gluten Intolerance symptoms without even knowing it? Some symptoms include (but are not limited to) >> Weight loss or weight gain, Nutritional deficiencies due to malabsorbtion e.g. low iron levels, Gastrointestinal problems (bloating, pain, gas, constipation, diarrhea), Fat in the stools (due to poor digestion), Aching joints, Depression, Eczema, Headaches, Exhaustion, Irritability and behavioral changes, Infertility, irregular menstrual cycle and miscarriage, Cramps, tingling and numbness, Decline in dental health – just to name a FEW~

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DOCUMENTARY FIND: FORKS OVER KNIVES

21 Nov

FORKS OVER KNIVES is a documentary I recently came across, while trying to find better ways of getting protein, because I do eat meat, but not enough to be considered “enough protein” … or so I THOUGHT until I watched this documentary. Growing up in America as apart of a generation who didn’t know any better, I never even considered that at one point live stock used to be scarce and only what rich people ate; which left the poor and middle classes to be on a diet of mostly nuts, fruit and vegetables and NOT the newly ordained”congress” vegetable known as Pizza; but you get my point.

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DOCUMENTARY FIND: KING CORN starring Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis

17 Nov

King Corn starring Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis is a real eye opener as to why we as a nation seem to be getting bigger and sicker… where and what Corn Syrup is and how processed corn is everywhere!:

“King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized cr…op that drives our fast-food nation. In King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America’s most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat-and how we farm ~ Written by King Corn”

If you have not seen it already, please watch it:

WATCH IT ON IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/video/hulu/vi3505429529/
WATCH IT ON AMAZON PRIME: KING CORN on Amazon Prime Instant Watch
WATCH ON NETFLIX: Netflix Watch Instantly

Why America is Fat, Broke, and Sick

24 Jun

According to a 2008 report from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average American male over the age of 20 weighs approximately 195lbs standing at 5 feet 8 inches tall. The average American woman over 20 years old weighs 165lbs and stands around 5 feet 3 inches in height. This data was collected by National Center for Health Statistics over the course of three years, from 2003-2006, but the numbers are getting larger if comparing trends from previous years.

In 2005, a similar survey was published by Health and Consumer Protection Directorate General for the “Special Eurobarometer” of the European Commission, consisting of data collected from 25 European Union Member States. The survey revealed some interesting statistics regarding the citizens of Europe; men and women ages 15 to 55+ answered questions regarding their health. The results show that the average male weighs approximately 173lbs and stands 5 feet 8 inches in height. The women of the European Union on average weigh 145lbs and are roughly 5 feet 4 inches tall.

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Tech! Fooducate Smartphone App for the Health Conscious mind~

23 Jun

Use the free Fooducate App to scan and choose healthier groceries! On iPhone and Android Markets! *Image belongs to the creators of this App"

I recently came across an Android App called: “Fooducate – Eat a bit better™”, curious about the name – I decided to check out the description and user reviews (as I usually do) – BOY WAS I THRILLED TO HAVE STUMBLED UPON THIS ONE. I was really excited to test it out when I went grocery shopping and I was FLOORED with the results. Continue reading