Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Will Someone Sue McDonald's Over This?

Photographer Sally Davies has kept a hamburger and fries on her shelf for six months....

The image on the left is, she reports, what it looked like after six months...

She posted daily pics here.

So, what happened to the "food" after six months?

"The only change that I can see is that it has become hard as a rock," Davies told the U.K. Daily Mail.

See more here.

Wonder what it does to the digestive system if it can't decompose after six months of sitting out on a shelf.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

You're eating chicken smash...

"I have no time." Will that attitude come back to haunt you in 10 years?

Next time you eat fast food chicken or buy processed chicken in the store, know this is what you're eating...See here.

Can you ever put processed chicken in your mouth, sober, again? Much less watch as your children put it into their mouths?

Any wonder everyone is fatafat, sick, tired and hungry all the time? To say nothing of cranky?

Correction to some facts below.

P.S. As reader Jackie A pointed out to me today, the original article has some factual errors. She's QA Manager for a major poultry company, and writes, "Here all internal organs are removed, the birds then goes through a clean and chill process. Chickens will NOT go to the MSC machine with heads and guts." Thanks, Jackie.

We can (and I do) buy bones separately for the marrow at the farmer's market each week. In my house we make bone broths every week, including chicken, beef, goat and pork. Wonderful stuff.

Says Jason Kottke, who turned me on to this story,

1. That stuff might not even be chicken. But even if it is:

2. The entire chicken is not ground up to make that paste; the bones and such are removed.

3. The meat is not "soaked" in ammonia. Ammonia is not an approved food additive. (However, a South Dakota processing plant had been injecting ammonia into their hamburger "meat" with USDA approval, but that approval has since been withdrawn.)

I wish the person who wrote the original entry would correct it because I'm tired of seeing it popping up everywhere. The truth is strange enough without having to say that chicken nuggets contain eyeballs, bones, and large quantities of ammonia."

Warning to Glenn Beck: Don't Drink Diet Coke

The popular Fox News host announced today he's taking a medical leave, because “There is something wrong with my voice, and we’re not sure what it is,”

That's not all. "Yes," he told an audience of 6,000 in Salt Lake City two weeks ago, "I (also) have a problem with my eyes,”

Like millions of Americans, he consumes a lot of Diet Coke and chocolate, reports the New York Times in a feature on Mr. Beck last month.

Whether or not you share Mr. Beck's political views, here's what makes this news for all of us:

Guess what's in Diet Coke?

The sugar substitute, aspartame. And today, because of Beck's stature across the USA, news services are reporting how the "sugar substitute" aspartame is likely making Beck blind.
"Coca-Cola began putting the “sugar substitute” aspartame in Diet Coke in 1982. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA. Many of these reactions are very serious including seizures and death."

"In 1999, the Independent...discovered that the maker of aspartame, Monsanto, uses genetically engineered bacteria to produce the “sweetener” at its U.S. production plants." See here.
Here's what Glenn Back needs to know:
"Aspartame is linked to blindness. It is made up of 50% phenylalanine, 40% aspartic acid and 10% methyl alcohol. Methyl alcohol inevitably affects vision. Back when the government imposed prohibition on the country, thousands of people went blind due to the use of wood alcohol/methanol in spirits."
Is it worth going blind over Diet Coke?

P.S. "In addition to blindness, a report produced by the Department of Health and Human Services lists over 90 symptoms related to aspartame, including: migraine headaches, dizziness, seizures, nausea, numbness, muscle spasms, weight gain, rashes, depression, fatigue, irritability, tachycardia, insomnia, vision problems, hearing loss, heart palpitations, breathing difficulties, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, loss of taste, tinnitus, vertigo, memory loss, and joint pain. The following chronic illnesses are triggered or worsened by ingesting aspartame: Brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, chronic fatigue syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, mental retardation, lymphoma, birth defects, fibromyalgia, and diabetes." See here.

If you eat corn or barley...

You might get (or have already gotten) fat. And unhealthier.

Because, corn and barley are used to prematurely fatten "cows, sheep, pigs and poultry".

We just got it from the Financial Times (PDF here in case) today...

"The US Department of Agriculture, in a closely watched report, predicted that the country’s stocks of corn would halve to their lowest levels in 14 years.

"It warned of a “much tighter supply picture” for corn and barley, the two main feed-stocks used to fatten cows, sheep, pigs and poultry." Emphasis added. See here (or PDF above).

I know corn's cheap. Is it worth getting fat over?

P.S. Did you know McDonald's chicken nuggets are mostly corn? It's cheap and the chickens were stuffed with it so the nuggets look fat. Now they'll pass the fatafat on to you. :( Want to know what else is in those 'chicken nuggets'? Go to the bottom of the article, here.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Why exercise won't make you thin...

Just in. Of course it's not news to readers here...

"Got a few pounds to lose? Cancel the gym membership. An increasing body of research reveals that exercise does next to nothing for you when it comes to losing weight. A result for couch potatoes, yes, but also one that could have serious implications for the government's long-term health strategy"

"My mum used to complain that she couldn't lose weight. A size 18 and a couple of stone heavier than ideal, she tried in vain for years to shed the extra. Every week she headed to the gym, where she pounded the treadmill like a paratrooper, often three times a week. Most days she took the dog for a brisk, hour-long walk. She didn't eat unhealthily – the rest of the family ate exactly the same meals, and did a fraction of the exercise she did. She ought to have been the slimmest of the bunch: that she remained overweight was a frustration to her, and a mystery to all of us.

"From StairMasters to kettlebells, Rosemary Conley to Natalie Cassidy, we understand and expect that getting in shape is going to require serious effort on our part – and the reverse is true, too, that we expect exercise to pay back the hours of boring, sweaty graft with a leaner, lighter body. Since the days of the Green Goddess, we've known that the healthiest way to lose weight is through exercise. It's science, isn't it?

"Well, science has some bad news for you. More and more research in both the UK and the US is emerging to show that exercise has a negligible impact on weight loss. That tri-weekly commitment to aerobics class? Almost worthless, as far as fitting into your bikini is concerned. The Mayo Clinic, a not-for-profit medical research establishment in the US, reports that, in general, studies "have demonstrated no or modest weight loss with exercise alone" and that "an exercise regimen… is unlikely to result in short-term weight loss beyond what is achieved with dietary change." More here.

Add to that Dr. Heidi's findings with her clients: to lose weight, a body's fat burning mechanism must be working, which means it must be healthy and functioning. That's accomplished first with return to eating (and drinking) real foods, non-synthetic stuff, non-toxic stuff. 100% grass fed, for example. Hundreds of people now live on the ER Food Guide listings, because it includes the good stuff if every category. And they're available in most parts of the country. See more here.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Swimming in chlorinated pools can lead to cancer

Just in...

Swimming in chlorinated pools can cause an increased risk of cancer in bathers, Spanish researchers said on Monday.

"The evidence of genotoxic effects were observed in 49 healthy adults after swimming for 40 minutes in a chlorinated indoor pool," CREAL said in a statement on Monday.
Do they want to stop people from swimming? Well, no, they say.
"The positive health impacts of swimming can be increased by reducing the levels of these (toxic) chemicals," he said.
And just who is going to reduce the levels of these toxic chemicals from the swimming pools across America? They haven't done it for the daily food and drink for the American public...
Each day, several times a day, we consume toxic chemicals in everything we eat, from fruits and veggies (pesticides), grains and beans. All industrial meats and eggs have big concentration of these pesticides. To top things off, the big industrial feed lot owners feed the poor animals genetically modified corn and soy (!!!!) and give them impure chlorine laced tap water. All because it's cheaper and gives them bigger profits.
Profits to the few, yes. But at the expense of every single American adult and child who trustingly eats what they're offered in the giant supermarket aisles to restaurants and fast food.

Suddenly one day out of the blue, we get that wake-up call. And our life drastically changes. Along with those of everyone around us as we cope...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Americans don't know how to die

Atul Gawande's articles on healthcare for the New Yorker are all top-shelf, but his most recent piece on modern medicine's difficulty in dealing with patients who are likely to die is a doozy and a must-read...

I read this magnificent piece at the bank while opening an account (thank heavens with someone else who was talking to the banker at the time), and just started crying. Shook my soul.

"Sara Thomas Monopoli was pregnant with her first child when her doctors learned that she was going to die. It started with a cough and a pain in her back... Continued here - PDF

Thanks for the reminder, Jason.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Something inherently good

Something inherently good starts this Saturday, April 24...

Here's how I know when I'm offering something inherently good for my market.

First, I market something I do myself each day, to folks "like me" - people who are members of my tribe. My niche, as it relates to this value.
Take health and fitness.
I have been interested in fitness, energy and staying a size 7-8 - since I was 20. I have spared no expense nor effort to keep fit and healthy since then - over 35 years.

Not a day goes by that I don't do something for my fitness and energy. For example, I run up a nearby mountain everyday (4 miles), stand up when I work at my computer - yes for hours and hours for many years - and I consume 99% real non-processed, non toxic foods.
So that's why I know marketing Dr. Heidi's ER real food eating program is inherently good for my market - people who care about their health, energy and size, like I have for all these years. The ER program is the same one I've been doing for the last 20 years.

And because I live ER eating, I love selling it to anyone else who shares those values.
And I know there is no evil or harm that can come to anyone when they eat non-processed, non-toxic real foods from local farmers. The evil and harm has come from processed and toxin-loaded food-like substances that people trusted were nutritious and were not.
Why am I telling you this? One big reason:

THIS SAT a new ER Fat Burn cycle starts with Dr. Heidi. A five week program designed to rejuvenate your body with real foods, oils and proteins that can restore your body as well as it has mine and hundreds of others.

What's encouraging about the ER Fat Burn? Consider this:
Local farms are springing up in every part of the USA. That means it's possible to get 100% grass-fed meats and pastured chickens and eggs. And where there is no local farmer's market, you'll discover how to order ER foods online from a variety of places.
Do you want to join us and learn how to eat healthy again? And not be hungry all the time anymore? (Regular foods are so processed that they have almost NO nutrition left. That's why you're hungry an hour after you eat. And feel the urge to eat again.)
Learning to eat just the right meats, poultry and fish is a magnificent start to restoring your bod to the glory of old. You'll get a wonderful ER foods list on day one. People love that list and take it with them to the bathroom, even. Just to hold it.
Anyway, want to meet Dr. Heidi, my oldest friend?

Check out her 12 minute video where she describes what you get in her ER Fat Burn program.

ER Fat Burn cycle starts this SAT, April 24. In five weeks, your body can experience the feeling of nutrition like it hasn't had for years. We'll help you do what WE do each day.

You coming? If video is not your thing, read the ER Fat Burn program description here.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Death To The Diet

Diets. Perhaps the biggest failure America has experienced in 200 years. 70% of the people walking the streets are overweight or obese. The percent increases every month.

Not one diet works for more than a tiny number of people. That's why nearly everybody you know is overweight. They do NOT all live on junk food, candy and ice cream. MANY eat "right" and they still gain.

I have concluded - after 20 years - that diets can not work for more than that tiny number of people, no matter what it is.

Here's one reason. (43-second audio) And no, you will not like it.

On this WED evening, 6PM, Dr. Heidi will give you the other two reasons. Neither has anything to do with the type of diet. Call limited to the first 100 people.

You coming?

Death To The Diet
WED April 14
6PM PT; 7PM MT; 8PM CT; 9PM ET (New York)

(712) 429-0700
Caller pin 664114#

Thursday, March 4, 2010

SAT LIVE. How Dr. Heidi keeps slinky

Most of you don't know that Dr. Heidi used to be a fat kid. It was so bad her friends called her 'walking ball.'

But today, at the time in her life when people say it's natural to gain weight, Dr. Heidi stays slinky and energized. And she eats wonderful stuff. I know, I have learned to eat the same kind of stuff for the past 20 years.

And I am the same size I was in college 30 years ago. 7-8.

If you've tried different eating programs and still are bigger than you want to be, join me this Saturday, March 6.

I've asked Dr. Heidi to a little fireside chat. She'll show you three surprising things that are likely interfering with that weight loss:
1. Five bad good foods. Good as in has nutrition, bad because it interferes with weight loss.

2. Non-fat can make you fat. Who'd have guessed? Here's how.

3. "I can't drink enough water!" If that's you, here's what Dr. Heidi does each day. (Drinking all that water isn't her favorite thing either, so here's what she does.)
You coming? Just call in from your phone. No charge. About 21 minutes plus Q & A.

SAT March 6:Teleconference Call with Dr. Heidi
10:00AM PT 11:00AM MT NOON CT 1PM ET

(712) 429-0700
Pin: 664114#

P.S. Dr. Heidi has helped hundreds of stuck people lose weight they never thought they could. What if you learn something that helps you drop 17 lbs in the next 30 days? And get your old energy back without artificial stimulants?

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Have you voted against GMO for alfalfa?

Here's an email Dr. Heidi got from the Director of a new movie, FRESH. Trailer here.

If you know the dangers to your and your children's health - and to the earth - of GMO foods, please vote NO here so the USDA hears your voice. VOTE BEFORE March 3 (this WED.)
"Hi Dr. Heidi:

"Genetic food giant Monsanto is at it again. Its next target: genetically-engineered (GE) alfalfa. One of the biggest impacts of allowing the use of GE alfalfa is contamination of other crops, including organic alfalfa, which is used by most organic dairies.

"The USDA is well on its way to approving Monsanto's GE alfalfa. In its own report, the USDA acknowledges the problem with contamination but says that consumers may not care enough about it for the USDA to block Monsanto's modified alfalfa seeds. [1] This is absurd since one of the main reasons people buy organic food is to avoid genetically engineered crops.

"The USDA is only accepting public comments for the next two weeks. We need you to write to the USDA right now and tell them they must not approve Monsanto's mutant alfalfa.[2]

"FRESH will deliver your comments before the deadline.

Click here: (http://action.freshthemovie.com/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=1753)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

5 Good Foods That Make You Fat


If you've been "eating right" and not losing, you might be eating some good foods that are bad for weight loss.

In this short video, Dr. Heidi tells you the five "Bad Good Foods."

Scroll down a ways. The video appears UNDERNEATH the image you see on the left, here, in the center of the page. Right here. Scroll down and turn on yer audio, ok?

Comments welcome!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

They Plan Your Hunger

If you think you're eating more and more, you might be right. We've just seen disturbing new evidence that your hunger is planned.

Yep. Planned by crafty big food men. The motivation is simple: the more you eat, the more you buy. And the more they sell, the cheaper they can make it and keep you believing you're getting good 'food' cheap.
Here's their manufacturing secret: they don't actually sell real food anymore. The supermarket shelves are stacked with empty food: Nutritionless packaged stuff laced with artificial crud. And, always wrapped in shiny, crinkly packages to attract you and the kids.
We've just discovered a new scheme: big food companies have created think tanks filled with scientists working 24/7 to make their 'food' more 'craveable'. By adding bad salts, bad fats, and sugar. See here.
Deceiving a trusting public with empty food is evil. But it is a real evil only insofar as we support it. If you agree supplying the public with empty and sometimes harmful 'food' is wrong, we must withdraw our support. We must STOP buying it. For good. If enough people do this, empty food will collapse from lack of support.
What should you eat instead, and how can you tell you're not eating empty food? Here's an eating motto I have lived by for over 20 years:
Eat Different. Eat ER.
Join me. My dear friend and nutrition professor Dr. Heidi will show you how to get nutrient dense old-world foods that satisfy. And that do not have built in triggers for more hunger for more empty food.

Dr. Heidi will offer an intro call so you can see how you can replace empty food with good stuff. I'll announce it when I have the dates. Meanwhile...

Check out Dr. Heidi's 5-week ER Fat Burn program here. Order link here.

P.S. New round starts Feb 13. Live program includes private consultations from Dr. Heidi. The multi-media option is self-directed, with PDFs, audios and of course the famous ER food list.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Ten Fattest Countries

When habits are hazards...

1) American Samoa, 93.5 percent (of population that's overweight)
2) Kiribati, 81.5 percent
3) USA, 66.7 percent
4) Germany, 66.5 percent
5) Egypt, 66 percent
6) Bosnia-Herzegovina, 62.9 percent
7) New Zealand, 62.7 percent
8) Israel, 61.9 percent
9) Croatia, 61.4 percent
10) United Kingdom, 61 percent (From Global Post.)
100% grass-fed beef or Spam?

What's with the fattening of America? Aren't we a mentally advanced country with lots of entrepreneurs, creativity and ingenuity? We used to be, anyway. But now, people are fat and tired and mad most of the time.
The culprit? What we eat. Real foods have been almost 100% replaced by highly processed and refined food-like substances over the last 20 years. Think 100% grass-fed beef versus Spam. Or pastured chicken versus Chicken McNuggets (56% corn plus butane.)
Here's why that's making you fat:
People are hungry all the time after eating nutritionless sweets, pastas, cereals, fake meats and most dressings and dips. Worse still, concoctions that masquerade for what they are - e.g. powdered eggs or fake guacamole - contain many anti-nutrients, so the body has to work to expel them before it can use what's left. And you know what's left, right? Yep - usually just the calories.
Our eating habits are hazards. To us and to our children, who are being born with our weaknesses.
What will become of the America that used to be brimming with energized, creative people who create value out of thin air? Already many of us are too fat and too tired to do anything except surf the net, watch TV or hang out at Starbucks, taking in more sugar and sweets to relieve the pain of it all.
We're witnessing a lost generation - people hooked on sugar (like high fructose corn syrup) and cheap. For them it may be too late. So here's the challenge for America's future:
How do we make UNCOOL - at least for the children and teenagers - the eating of all highly processed and sugary foods?
If we fail at that, we risk the USA itself becoming a developing country. How can fat, tired and mad people be number one in the world?