Obviously, cola drinks are not healthy. Colas fuel the world’s obesity and diabetes epidemic because of high sugar content and empty calories. Colas have phosphoric acid that destroys bones and teeth. Colas include aspartame that is linked to all kinds of health problems. Also, food dyes and other chemicals in colas are known carcinogens. But people are hooked on colas and their sugar addiction is locked in by caffeine. No wonder the cola companies spend so many millions of dollars on advertising and brainwashing our children.
Then there are energy drinks with berries and vitamins. Some of these would be pretty good, except many are watered down and contain massive amounts of sugar (one has 51 grams per serving) and unknown “natural flavors.” Also, we don’t know what type of fruits are used in most of these drinks – very few are organic and some have synthetic vitamins added. Not to mention, they can be very pricey!
However, there is one great-tasting organic natural fruit drink that has lower sugar and caloric content, natural vitamin C, and costs less than other so-called energy drinks. I am talking about RawBurst™. It is a burst of natural energy full of raw, organic, whole fruits and exotic berries.
By RAW food, we are talking about low temperature dried fruits and berries, rich in nutrition:
• Maqui Berries
• Goji Berries
• Black Currants
• Acerola Cherries
• Red Raspberries
By WHOLE foods, we are talking about the fruit and its natural fiber – all the original seeds, peel, and pulp, all ground up for easier digestion. Mix with pure water and you have a very healthy, safe, great-tasting juice drink.
By ORGANIC, we are talking about USDA 100% Certified Organic fruits and berries.
And did I mention that the fruits and berries found in RawBurst:
• Provide an extraordinary array of powerful antioxidants*
• Neutralize free radicals and decrease oxidative stress*
• Naturally fuel energy, strength and stamina*
• Support proper digestive function*
• Help increase insulin production to regulate blood sugar*
• May help prevent the formation of new fat cells*
• Help prevent the oxidation of cholesterol in the blood*
• Support and protect cardiovascular function*
• Deliver powerful anti-inflammatory nutrients*
• Promote the production of collagen vital for beautiful skin*
• Help protect the skin and eyes against sun damage and oxidative stress*
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How many people do you know who are suffering from cancer, obesity, cardiovascular disease, infertility, ADHD, depression, thyroid disorders, lack of energy, compromised immune systems, excessive mucous, low stomach acid, asthma, bronchitis, high blood pressure, major aches and pains, insomnia, hormonal issues, migraines, or skin issues? Any one of these health problems could make your life miserable.
And what if I told you that all of these problems may be easily and cheaply remedied without a prescription? Read on!
Strangely, since the 1970’s, the seriousness of each of these health issues has exploded. So what happened back then that made things worse? The simple answer is that iodine was removed from flour and replaced by its toxic cousin, bromine. This was done without fanfare and, like a secret, was not openly disclosed to the general public.
Why did that happen and why is bromine bad for us? Iodine had been added to bread flour as a dough conditioner. Then a report came out in 1970, titled “Iodine Nutriture in the United States,” which hinted that iodine in bread may not be safe. The misinformation surrounding iodine continued to escalate to the point that, by 1980, inaccurate claims were being published that iodine could be lethal. Fearing lawsuits, bread makers replaced iodine with a substitute dough conditioner called bromine. However, while bromine is a halide, like iodine, fluoride and chloride, it is a carcinogen and has no place in the human body. Bromine competes for the same receptors in our body that need iodine, making iodine unavailable in the thyroid and anyplace in the body that iodine is needed to help prevent cancer and other diseases.
If the bromine overload wasn’t already bad enough, our water contains toxic fluoride and chlorine. These chemicals also compete with the iodine that our bodies need to function correctly. Many people believe that only our thyroids need iodine, but the truth is that our entire body needs iodine to function correctly. This includes major organs such as breasts, ovaries, the uterus, and the prostate. Because of iodine deficiency, we are suffering from an epidemic of diseases.
According to the World Health Organization, 1.5 billion people, about a third of the earth’s population, live in an area of iodine deficiency. Because of this, the world’s children are suffering from alarming rates of mental retardation, ADHD and lowered IQ, making it nearly impossible for them to compete fairly in society for the rest of their lives. In fact, there is an old medical saying that “just a few grams of iodine hormone can make the difference between an idiot and an Einstein!”
The best demonstration of the tragic effects of iodine deficiency and how easily and cheaply it can be eradicated is a province in China named Xinjiang. For 500 years, the province was written off because of its high incidences of severe mental retardation, miscarriages, still births, high infant mortality, stunted growth, and deafness. In 1989, Dr. G. Robert DeLong of Duke University came up with a plan. He rigged a 55 gallon drum on the top of a bridge to drip iodine into an irrigation ditch. A year later, the results speak for themselves. Infant mortality and stillborn/miscarriages dropped by 50 percent! Sheep production went up 40 percent. Average height grew by five inches and IQ increased. The cost for this drastic improvement, less than $.06 per person! Iodine dripping is now implemented for at least 2.6 million Chinese.
Over the last 40 years, iodine levels have declined over 50 percent, creating epidemics of breast, thyroid, ovarian, uterine, and prostate illnesses. Research studies throughout the world have clearly shown for at least 50 years the correlation between iodine deficiency and breast cancer. Ancient cultures such as those in Monte Verde, Chile have known for 15,000 years that seaweed is the best source of organic iodine and that it prevents and kills tumors. You can find references to seaweed’s many health benefits in many ancient texts such as Pen Ts’ao Ching, Ebers Medical Papyrus, and Materia Medica. The Merck Manual of 1899 lists iodine as the most used substance for tumors. During the Civil War, soldiers not only carried water canteens, but also iodine canteens to purify their water and treat infections. Grandmothers used to put iodine on children’s cuts to disinfect and help heal them.
Iodine deficiency tends to go undetected because doctors and patients alike believe that negative lab result tests override a patient’s symptoms. For example, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) lab tests have proven to be a poor indicator regarding thyroid function. According to Dr. Broda Barnes, “what we ideally need to measure is the amount of thyroid hormone on the inside of each cell in the body where it controls the rate of oxidation of fuel burning within the cell.” This is not possible because of the billions of cells and simultaneous analyses that would have to be run.
Also, we have been led to believe that if we take iodized salt, we get enough iodine. That is not true. A report by Dasgupta, et al., called “Iodine Nutrition: Iodine Content of US Salt” discusses the “iodine gap.” Researchers point out that salt is a poor food product because it is fortified with chloride which competes with iodine, making it less effective. Iodine in salt is also unstable and only 10 percent bioavailable. Also, it takes only 20-40 days for an unopened container of iodized salt to lose half of its iodine. I am going to guess it is likely that you have had that container of Morton’s iodized salt in your pantry longer than 40 days. So the truth is no one knows for sure how much iodine is in the salt because there are too many variables.
So where else are we going to get an adequate supply of iodine? Seaweed is a primary source of organic iodine, but not all seaweeds are created equal. Most of us in the raw food field know that if you heat something above a certain temperature that it becomes devoid of nutrients because you kill all the enzymes. The same goes for seaweed. What you buy in the store may be roasted and salted. Also, the Fukushima nuclear meltdown radiation disaster in Japan, plus the various oil and chemical spills that have polluted our oceans, make it imperative we pay attention to where our seaweed is obtained. Right now the safest place to obtain seaweed is from the North Atlantic Ocean. Because we are constantly bombarded by toxic elements, we need to have a constant amount of iodine in our bodies to detoxify, as well as to function correctly.
So how do I get my seaweed from the North Atlantic Ocean? I choose to get my seaweed from a company called Emerald Essentials which specializes in organic products. Emerald Essentials hand harvests, sun dries, and packages its seaweeds in safe and convenient capsule form. Each capsule contains seven organic sea vegetables with 200-250 mcg of organic iodine. I like that the product is organic, comes from the North Atlantic Ocean, and is routinely tested for pollutants. Based on the amount of iodine needed daily to function correctly, I find taking Emerald Essential’s product, called Emerald Sea, to be cost effective and easy to do because I can have Emerald Sea with me at all times by carrying it in my purse. Personally, taking the capsules over a several-month period helped heal two bleeding uterine fibroids that were giving me problems as well as heal my painful, swollen breasts. Also, I have a lot more energy. In addition, a wonderful side effect was that Emerald Sea helped me lose weight by boosting my metabolism.
If you would like more information about Emerald Sea and the Emerald Essentials company please contact me (Melissa Reisinger) via email at GreatHealthByDesign@gmail.com, or phone at 916-215-2147.
Many people dream of being rich, but never quite succeed. Why? It turns out that they are not programming themselves to take in wealth. We are the sum of our experiences, which impact our thinking and our emotions. We need to clarify our thoughts about wealth. If we are carrying around conflicting emotions on the subject of money, then money will never come to us.
Growing up, did we hear things like, “Money is the root of all evil, money doesn’t grow on trees, money doesn’t buy happiness, rich people are corrupt, or no matter how hard I work I never make enough money to pay my bills?” The list of excuses can be endless.
Do you feel resentful or angry when someone else is more successful than you? How does that work out for you? Probably not too well. You must clear your mind of negative thoughts if you choose to succeed. If you are looking for things to go wrong, they will. The universe will not disappoint you. So concentrate on what you want, not what you do not want.
If you continue to have a victim mentality that rich people always screw the unfortunate, or if you are thinking “poor me” (for having less), you will NEVER be rich. When you change your negative thoughts to positive thoughts, you change your life for the better. You need to stop waiting for others to save you. Start taking control and be not afraid to take more risks. In other words, get out of your comfort zone. Success is an inside (the head) job!
It’s when you have nothing that you can do anything. Things have been taken away from you because they were holding you back. When you have nothing left to lose, you have no more fear. When you are fearless, you are unstoppable, according to Markus Rothkrantz, who wrote The Prosperity Secret.
Some major differences in the thinking between poor and rich people are:
• Poor people are dictated by others in life (circumstances, boss, children); Rich people are the dictators of their life.
• Poor people believe that life is made up of random happenings so they have someone to blame; Rich people believe that they create their own life.
• Poor people make decisions based on fear of loss; Rich people make decisions to gain more.
• Poor people make decisions based on limiting beliefs because they do not believe in themselves; Rich people make decisions from confidence in themselves.
• Poor people quit; Rich people do not quit.
• Poor people learn and follow the herd (the 96%) to the slaughterhouse by listening to their broke friends and relatives; Rich people continuously expand their intellectual wealth.
• Poor people get paid by the hour; Rich people get paid for the value they bring to the marketplace.
• Poor people accept mediocrity as a reality; Rich people create solutions to make their dreams a reality.
• Poor people see and prepare for negative results; Rich people see and expect positive results.
• Poor people rely on hopes and prayers and remain idle; Rich people have vision and take action.
• Poor people dwell in current circumstances; Rich people see the outcome they choose regardless of the current circumstances.
Did you know that your skin is the largest organ in your body? It protects you against disease, regulates your temperature, is sensitive to touch to help you avoid pain, is flexible, strong, and regenerates and repairs itself. However, your skin cannot protect you against everything it comes into contact with, like fire, poison oak, and toxic chemicals. The good thing is that, most of the time, we can protect ourselves against fire and poison oak because we can see them. Not so much with toxic chemicals. What do I mean?
Being the largest organ, your body absorbs everything you put on it. So you should not put anything toxic on your skin. In fact, to be safe, don’t put anything on your skin that you would not eat!!
Some of the toxic chemicals commonly found in skincare products are: artificial fragrances, artificial colors, formaldehyde, phenol, trichlorethane, BHT/BHA, EDTA, Glycols, Parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Nitrates, and Nitrosamines. These are toxic to your skin; therefore, they are toxic to your entire body. They are not natural ingredients.
Do you ever wonder why you always seem to break out at the most inopportune time? Our skin is heavily affected by everything around us, not just our physical environment, but by what we eat, drink, and even think!
Just drinking a lot of water, or slathering on face cream is not going to solve the problem. Typically your liver and kidneys filter waste out of your body, but if they are overloaded by toxins, then the waste goes into your bloodstream and your skin breaks out with rashes, pimples, zits, blisters, or spots. If you want beautiful skin, then you must have pure blood.
Eighty percent of all fragrances in perfumes, shampoos, soaps, lotions, shaving creams, and household cleaners are neurotoxic and carcinogenic. Tests show that the five main ingredients in sunscreens cause cancer. The more you use, the higher your chances of getting skin cancer. It is not the sun that causes cancer, it is the toxins in the sunscreens that bake into your body.
There is one sunscreen that I use that does not have these dangerous ingredients. In fact, Environmental Working Group (EWG.org) evaluated it as being #1 for being non-toxic, so it is one of the safest on the market. It is called Releve Organic Sun-lite Sunscreen by Emerald Essentials. It is completely food-based and natural. No dangerous chemicals or preservatives. And it is relatively inexpensive. Remember to always check your labels. If you can’t pronounce the ingredient, or don’t know what it is, you should put it down and look elsewhere.
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Have you noticed that the cost of healthcare is through the roof! What if there was a way for you to know what was going on in your body without having to go to the doctor and get poked and prodded for a diagnosis. The answer is closer than you think! Just look in the mirror.
Everything is connected. Every part of your face is connected to another part of your body. The Chinese have known this for thousands of years. If their patients didn’t get better, they didn’t get paid! If that patient was the Emperor, then they got beheaded. How’s that for motivation!
Modern medicine only seeks to deal with symptoms and cut off body parts. They never address the true cause. Oriental medicine knows the cause is not just physical, but also emotional and environmental.
If you want a younger looking face and body, you need to clean up what is wrong inside you. No amount of plastic surgery, makeup, drugs etc. is going to fix what is broken. True health and beauty start on the inside.
Most of us are conditioned to believe that we were meant to break down like a machine. Do you know that there are cultures where people live past 100 years of age, never need eyeglasses, have lots of hair, lots of energy, and are happier than those of us living in the so-called “modern” civilization. What do they know that we don’t know?
Most of our issues are based on what we choose to focus on. These old-timers aren’t stressing over bills, mortgages and fancy cars. They are admiring the beauty of life around them. They live a simple life the way mother nature intended. They are not into immediate gratification like those of us in the “modern” world. They relax and enjoy life. They appreciate what they have, however small that may be. They truly live.
Everything happens for a reason. There are no accidents. If you want to know what is wrong on the inside, just look at your body. The road map is there. All you have to know is how to read the signs. Educate yourself. Then motivate yourself to take action.
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The Standard American Diet (SAD) is becoming recognized more widely as an unhealthy way to eat. However, even though people recognize this, they are slow to change their eating habits. That is because people are conditioned to a way of life where they are constantly seeking pleasure while avoiding pain.
Because SAD food generally is easy to access and quickly creates perceived pleasure, people are attracted to it like a magnet. Just like bears that are attracted to honey and are willing to put up with multiple bee stings just to access a nest of bees and eat the honey, people are attracted to junk food and sweets and are willing to put up with chemical toxins, GMO’s, and pesticides just to satisfy their addictive cravings.
In other words, the perceived pleasure of eating SAD food hides the reality that the SAD food is slowly, but consistently creating pain in the form of disease, body deterioration, chronic depression, overall dissatisfaction with the quality of life, and early death.
In turn, the poor quality of life and other pain permeates the thinking of people and impedes their ability to live a full life and get along with other people. It is small wonder that the majority of the world’s peoples are conflicted and dissatisfied with the quality of their lives. Individuals are at war within themselves and among themselves.
As people become more aware of and understand the effects of SAD food on their lives, they will begin to change their eating habits. But it will be a slow, bumpy process, with many starts and stops. Understandably, it is difficult for people to change their eating habits when their minds are conditioned by the media to gaining immediate pleasure.
The media are paid by the food companies, via television commercials and magazine advertisements, to convince people that the food companies’ products will provide them pleasure. And the food companies are not just satisfied to use the media, they are involving governmental agencies in their scheme to control people’s thinking. For example, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is bombarded by outside influence to relax controls over food, so that the food companies can sell more pleasurable, enticing foods, even if those foods are unhealthy and (in some cases) are known to sicken or kill people. The “murder” (slow death) is carried out over a period of time so that it is not so obvious as to raise immediate concern. Besides, people think that their government is looking out for their best interests and cannot fathom that it would let companies do such terrible things.
The main idea here is not to bash the food companies or the government, but to inform people of what is happening so that they may take the action to change their lives for the better. People need to take back control of their lives, reduce governmental interference, and build up trust among one another to become neighbors who look out for one another. People need to read about what is happening, not from the mainstream media, but from alternative sources, like http://www.naturalnews.com/, who is not influenced by corporate or government interests.Read More