Are You Unknowingly Eating Any of These Disease-Promoting Food Additives?

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If you eat any food out of a box or package, you may be eating dangerous food additives and not know it unless you are reading the ingredient label. Food additives are incorporated into many processed foods to extend their shelf life. However, many additives promote disease after you ingest them. Some of them are even associated with causing cancer! Check out the list to see if any of these additives are in your food. The Environmental Working Group, the same group that released the…

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The Simple Weight Loss Secret

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It is that time of year when many people make their new year’s resolutions and losing weight is one of the most popular. Losing weight is not very complicated. It may be difficult for some because it can involve a little will-power, but the rules to follow are quite simple. The secret to losing weight is to EAT LESS SUGAR! Sugar is the main reason why 69 percent of American adults are overweight and 35 percent of these people are obese. Even children between the…

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10 Disease-Promoting Food Ingredients to Avoid

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Did you know there are numerous ingredients in the food we buy that are cancer-causing, cholesterol raising, and organ damaging?  Here is a list of food ingredients you need to avoid to help you stay healthy and avoid disease.   Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) What they are:  Sweeteners Effects:  Weight gain, obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, heart disease.  HFCS comes from GMO corn and is manufactured with and may contain mercury, which is toxic  and damaging to the brain and nervous…

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The Secret to Losing Weight and Keeping It Off The Rest of Your Life

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One of the biggest misconceptions is that eating fat makes us fat.  The fact is, dietary fat does not make us fat.  It is sugar that makes us fat.  We are consuming 17 times more sugar now compared to our predecessors in the 1800s.  This has directly resulted in an all-time high rate of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer.  Check out the excellent sugar infographic below. Some people think using artificial sweeteners is a safe alternative to sugar to help them lose weight.  However,…

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8 “Mainstream” Food Myths You Need to Know About

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#1:  “Saturated Fat is Bad For You and Causes Heart Disease” This recommendation arose from an unproven hypothesis from the mid-1950s. The truth is, saturated fats from animal and vegetable sources provide the building blocks for cell membranes, mineral absorption, carriers for the important fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, and converts carotene to vitamin A. Saturated fat contains 9 separate fatty acids. Some of them have antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, and anti-dental cavity and anti-plaque properties. # 2: “Eating Fat Makes You Gain Weight”…

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The Newest Health Risk of Drinking Soda

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For many years we have been telling you why soda is so bad for your health.  Recently, the research has been pouring in showing the health consequences and the disease risks from drinking these sugary drinks.  A new study conducted in Sweden and set to be published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found drinking one normal-sized soda can increase a man’s risk of developing more aggressive forms of prostate cancer by about 40 percent. Earlier this year we reported on two other…

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Why You Should Be Avoiding Artificial Sweeteners

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If you are eating or drinking anything that says, “diet,” “sugar-free,” “light,” or “zero,” you are likely consuming artificial sweeteners that may be toxic, addictive and hazardous to your health.  There are several types of artificial sweeteners, each having unique physiological effects on the body that can cause a variety of symptoms and may be responsible for many diseases.  The most common artificial sweeteners are Aspartame and Sucralose. Aspartame Aspartame is one of the most common artificial sweeteners.  It is a synthetic chemical that is…

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