Food & Nutrition: Part 4 (What To Avoid)

by Jeremy Michaels

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WHAT TO AVOID. The food industry is just as corrupted as drugs and politics. Food businesses are profiting off the “junk” they advertise and sell as food. The food industry is controlled by the multi-billion dollar corrupted corporation called Monsanto as they genetically modify our foods and fluoride our water supply. 80% of the foods in the averaged supermarket is not real food and didn’t exist a century ago. It’s very important to be knowledgable about food ingredients and what’s going into your body. The following are things in your food to look out for and completely avoid to maintain a healthy lifestyle:

Added Sugars: Your body needs carbohydrates, which are broken down into sugar in your body. This sugar is essential for your body to create energy to survive. However, it’s not necessary to include sugary foods or added sugars in your diet in order for your body to create energy. A diet with complex carbohydrates such as fiber and starch contain natural sugar and will fulfill this role. So basically, your body doesn’t need sugar, it makes sugar on it’s own. We should eliminate added sugars in our diet!

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Empty Calories: Empty calories are unnecessary foods or drinks that have no nutritional benefit toward your body whatsoever. It’s foods that are lacking vitamins and minerals, making you more hungry and making you gain weight. Empty calorie foods are high in sugar and have artificial sweeteners in them which goes back to eliminating added sugars. (Examples of empty calories are cake, cookies, sweets, candy, ice cream, cream, jello, soda, juices that are not 100% juice, white bread, white rice, most cereals, margarine, beer and alcoholic beverages.)

Food Additives and Preservatives: There are a number of food additives and preservatives the corrupted food industry uses to preserve foods freshness to maintain it’s shelf life. Basically the food industry uses and puts chemicals in our food to help ease processing, packaging and storage of the food.

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Food additives and preservatives lower our metabolism rate and put us a greater risk of diseases such as diabetes, cancers and heart disease. Most of these harmful food additives and preservatives are found in processed foods. Below is a list of the top food additives and preservatives to avoid, even though there’s plenty more:

  • Artificial Sweeteners: Artificial sweeteners are unnatural sugar substitutes or sugar with no calories. They’re a perfect example of empty calories. These toxic sweeteners lead to a wide variety of things including brain tumors, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, lymphoma, chronic fatigue, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, dizziness, migraines, nausea and seizures. They also lower your metabolism and makes your body almost impossible to lose weight. Examples of artificial sweeteners are aspartame, saccharin, sucralose and sugar alcohols. (Artificial sweeteners are found in most processed foods, diet soda, soda, juices, gum, kool-aid, iced tea, toothpaste, baked goods, drink mixes, cereals, pudding, jello, ice cream, etc.)
  • Artificial Flavorings or Colorings: Artificial flavorings or colorings are chemical food dyes that the corrupted food manufacturers use to imitate specific fruits, vegetables, spices and so on. They are also in cosmetics and grooming products. They are linked to cancer, chromosomal damage, behavioral and mental problems and may lead to IQ reduction. Some examples are Blue#1, Blue#2, Red#3 and Yellow#6. (These code colored named artificial chemicals are found in most soft drinks, juices, cereals, cereal bars, pet foods, ice cream, candy, etc.)
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup: A artificial corn sweetener representing more than 50% of all calories in the averaged supermarket. It’s basically added sugar that packs more pounds than any other ingredient, increases your (LDL) bad cholesterol levels, contributes to the development of diabetes, heart disease, tissue damage and tooth decay. (High fructose corn syrup is found in a wide variety of food such as ice cream, chips, cookies, cereals, bread, ketchup, frozen dinners and other processed foods.)
  • MSG (Monosodium Glutamate): MSG is an amino acid used as a flavor enhancer in soups, salad dressings, chips, frozen entrees and many restaurant foods. It has many harmful effects such as headaches and migraines, disorientation, depression, eye damage, fatigue, and effects the neurological pathways of your brain and disengages the “I’m full” function which causes you to gain weight.
  • Trans Fat: Trans fat should be completely avoided! Trans fat = hydrogenated oils. This process allows fats to remain in semisolid form once they’re in your body. Trans fat can become deadly and is linked directly to heart disease, obesity, high cholesterol, stroke and diabetes. (There are trans fats in most fast foods, baked goods such as cake, cookies, doughnuts, cake mixes, etc., margarine, shortening, soups, chips, microwave popcorn and most processed foods out there with hydrogenated oils)
  • Sodium Nitrate and Sodium Nitrite: Nitrates and nitrites are used as a preservative, coloring and flavoring in most processed meats. These chemicals are highly toxic and can cause liver damage and pancreas damage. It can also cause digestive system problems. (Nitrates and nitrites are found in bacon, ham, hot dogs, salami, other luncheon meats, corned beef, smoked fish and other processed meats.)
  • Corn Syrup: A cheap liquid sweetener the food industry uses to thicken, flavor and sugar foods. It poses no specific threat, other than a expanded waistline. You should avoid corn syrup because it’s a perfect example of empty calories. (Corn Syrup is found in most grocery food products including breads, soup, sauces, frozen dinners, processed foods, etc.)
  • BHA and BHT: Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydrozyttoluene (BHT) are preservatives the food industry uses to keep foods from changing color and changing flavor. They both can cause cancer reactive compounds in your body and can pose a threat to your neurological system altering behavior and mental problems. (BHA and BHT are found in cereals, potato chips, baked goods, cake, and foods with vegetable oils)

Processed foods: About 80% of processed foods today didn’t exist years ago. Processed foods are not real food and you should avoid it at all costs. Every processed food product contains the food additives and preservatives explained above. The key to eating healthy is eliminating processed food. If it’s packaged, boxed or jarred it’s most likely highly processed.

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Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s): GMO’s are the result of the corrupted food industry (Monsanto) genetically engineering our food. Foods that contain GMO’s are mostly corn, soy and animal products such as dairy, meats and beef that are chemically raised. The risks of GMO’s are linked to cancer, hormone disruption, birth defects, sterility and dangerous side effects to our bodies including toxins, allergens and nutritional deficiencies. We should avoid GMO’s at all costs!

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Aspartame: An artificial sweetener used as a substitute for sugar. Aspartame is a synthetic chemical combination which is comprised of approximately 50% phenylalanine, 40% aspartic acid, and 10% methanol. Aspartame is found in thousands of foods, drinks, candy, gum, vitamins, health supplements and even pharmaceuticals. Aspartame’s long list includes dizziness, headaches, behavioral changes, hallucinations, depression, nausea, numbness, muscle spasms, weight gain, rashes, fatigue, irritability, insomnia, vision problems, hearing loss, heart palpitations, breathing difficulties, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, loss of taste, tinnitus, vertigo, memory loss, and joint pain. Also, studies show many illnesses can be worsened by aspartame, including chronic fatigue syndrome, brain tumors, epilepsy, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, mental retardation, and especially diabetes.

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“Low Fat”, “Fat Free” “Reduced Fat” and “No Fat” Advertising Scams: Never mind the advertising garbage the corrupted food industry is trying to fool us consumers with to buy their products. Never buy a low fat, fat free, reduced fat or no fat product. Always opt for natural whole fat versions of food simply to get the full fats and vitamins and minerals in them. Whole fat doesn’t make you gain weight, the wrong fats make you gain weight. Remember to stick to the healthy monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats and limit your saturated fats.

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Other Advertising scams such as “Natural” “Organic” “No Trans Fat” “Sugar Free” “100% Whole Wheat”: The corrupted food industry also labels most products healthy when they really aren’t. Examples are terms like “100% whole wheat” when in fact the product is made from refined flour and has no whole grains whatsoever. Another example is the term “sugar free” when the product contains artificial sweeteners or hidden food additives such as evaporated cane juice or corn syrup. Another food industry advertising scam is the term “organic” or “natural” when the product doesn’t have a certified USDA organic stamp and isn’t natural at all. It’s important to always carefully read the ingredients and nutritional label before buying a food product.

Soy Products: You should avoid soy products because the dangers of soy are yet to be discovered to this day. Some already known dangers of soy products are that they have breast cancer risks. Soy products also contain high levels of aluminum which is toxic to the nervous system and kidneys, they increase the body’s requirement of vitamin D creating a vitamin D deficiency, they have high levels of phytic acid which reduces your body to absorb calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc, and they can also cause thyroid cancer disrupting your endocrine system functions.

Fried foods: You should always avoid fried foods. Chicken, fish and other healthy lean meats become a major nutritional no-no once they hit the fryer. Fried foods are bad for you simply because of the oils and the processing. Frying food causes food to absorb more fat and calories, making you gain weight and increasing the chance of obesity and cardiovascular disease. Fried foods also cause digestive problems and may cause acidic reflux.

Fast foods: Avoid all fast food restaurants! It’s proven fact their foods contain GMO’s, food additives and preservatives such as artificial sweeteners and colorings, trans fat, MSG and more. Fast foods are so deadly they should be banned.
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Certain toxic foods: There are a number of toxic foods that you should avoid that are basically genetically modified, have artificial sweeteners, artificial flavorings, have trans fat or MSG. Make sure you eat the following detoxifying foods to eliminate chemicals in your body and completely avoid the following toxicity foods.
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Non-organic Produce: You should always go organic when it comes to fruits and vegetables. Organic produce are grown in a natural organic form in healthy soil, free from pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals. Also organic fruits and vegetables contain an average of 30% more antioxidants than non-organic produce. Basically you’ll get the full nutritional benefit from organic fruits and vegetables and at the same time decreasing your chance of cancer and other disease by eliminating the chemicals. The following is the dirty dozen you should always get organic.dirtydozen417840_386785444763466_1237673455_n

Fluoride: A compound of fluorine. Water fluoridation has been banned in many countries including: China, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Hungary, and Japan. Nearly all of Europe’s water supply is fluoride-free. And yet, fluoride is omnipresent in the American food supply. It’s in our water, in juice, soda, wine and coffee, in soups and processed food, and in baby formula. The majority of American cities have fluoridated water. It’s important to completely avoid tap water and certain foods and drinks that contain fluoride.
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WHAT FOODS TO AVOID? (The Conclusion) Completely avoid added sugars, empty calories, GMO’s, trans fat, certain food additives and preservatives such as artificial sweeteners, artificial flavorings, MSG, high fructose corn syrup, aspartame, BHA and BHT, nitrites and nitrates, soy products, fried foods, fast food, non-organic produce and certain toxic foods.

Avoid all processed food, all processed frozen food including frozen pizza, frozen dinners and meals, frozen microwave foods, hot pockets, frozen waffles, frozen pastries, etc. all fried foods including french fries, fried fish, fried shrimp, fried eggs, fried chicken, etc., all processed meats including hotdogs, sausage, salami, bologna, spam, pastrami, bacon, processed ham, processed turkey, etc., all fast foods including McDonalds, Burger King, KFC, Wendys, Popeyes, Taco Bell, White Castle, etc., canned fruits, canned soups, canned vegetables, canned beans, salted nuts, salted seeds, vegetable oil, palm oil, hydrogenated oil, soybean oil, corn oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, shortening, margarine, all baked goods including cake, cookies, muffins, cupcakes, etc, all white flour products, corn, milk, ice cream, heavy cream, other dairy products, cheese, whipped cream, potato chips, white rice, white pasta, duck, high sugar yogurt, high sugar cereal, microwave popcorn, chewing gum, dark chicken, red meat such as beef, red meat and ribs, macaroni and cheese, soda, all energy drinks, all juice that’s not 100% juice, all other high sugary foods, all other high sodium foods, etc.

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Food & Nutrition Part 2: What Your Body Needs?

by Jeremy Michaels

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WHAT YOUR BODY NEEDS? To maintain healthy, your body needs certain essential daily vitamins and minerals from food to function properly. Your body also needs important daily carbohydrates such a fiber and protein. Your body also needs certain good “fats”

Fiber: You need about 35 grams of dietary fiber daily. Fiber is a complex carbohydrate that helps balance blood sugar, control hunger and keeps your intestines healthy. Eating fiber feeds the good probiotic bacteria in your immune system, keeps the digestive lining healthy and absorbs and pulls excess hormones, cholesterol, fat and toxins from the body. Fiber helps us digest and pass the foods we eat. By increasing our fiber intake, we decrease the risks of common diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity. There are 2 types of fiber we need to balance out, insoluble and soluble. Fiber mainly comes from vegetables, fruits, seeds, beans and whole grains.

Protein: You need about 40 grams of protein daily. Your body needs protein to perform basic bodily functions such as building new cells, and maintain tissues. Protein is mainly in animal products such as milk, chicken, beef, pork and fish but more healthy protein is in vegetables, nuts and beans.

Fat: Your body needs fat! So stop being scared of fat. Fat is the source of your body’s energy and it’s needed to hold every cell in your body, as well as support your organs and body systems. The trick is separating the good fat from the bad fat.

There are 4 types of fat in food:

  • Monounsaturated Fat: Good fat. Heart healthy kind of unsaturated fat that helps lower bad cholesterol (LDL) levels in your blood. Helps the body burn fat. (Found in nuts, seeds, avocados, olive oil, olives, etc.)
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: Good fat. Another heart healthy kind of unsaturated fat that helps lower bad cholesterol (LDL) levels in your blood. (Found in salmon, mackerel, trout, sardines and corn)

Both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are known by another name: omegas. There are 3 types of omega fatty acids: omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are two types of polyunsaturated fat. They are considered essential fatty acids because the body cannot manufacture them. Omega-9 fatty acids are from a family of monounsaturated fats that also are beneficial when obtained in food.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: A polyunsaturated fat that boosts brain function, reduces blood pressure, protects against coronary heart disease, fights inflammation and helps maintain skin health. (Found in flaxseeds, flax seed oil, fish oil, salmon, chia seeds, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, spirulina, walnuts, brazil nuts, etc.)

Omega-6 Fatty Acids: Must balance with Omega-3 fatty acids for health benefits. (Found in poultry, eggs, canola oil, corn oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, soybean oil and peanut oil)

Striking a balance between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the diet allows both substances to work together to promote health. An improper balance or too much omega-6 fatty acid promotes inflammation and can contribute to the development of diseases such as coronary heart disease, cancer and arthritis.

Omega-9 Fatty Acids: From the family of unsaturated fats commonly found in vegetable oils such as canola, olive, peanut, safflower and sunflower. The primary omega-9 fatty acid is oleic acid. (Found in the above oils, avocados, olives, almonds, cashews, macadamias, peanuts, pecans, pistachios and walnuts)

  • Saturated Fat: Bad fat. No more than 5% of your total daily calories should come from saturated fats. Saturated fat breaks down into solids in the body and raises bad cholesterol (LDL) levels in your blood. (Found in animal products such as beef, chicken, pork, fish, eggs, butter and cheese. Also found in healthy plant-based products such as coconut and tropical oils like coconut oil, palm oil and palm kernel oil, and cocoa butter. However the saturated fat from coconut oil is indeed very healthy for you since it’s paired with lauric acid)
  • Trans Fat: Very bad fat. Think of trans fat as thick hard hair balls clogged in a shower drain, thinking of the shower drain as your body. Trans fat is basically a artificial hard to move body fat that makes your body systems hard to work and causes them not to be effective. It also raises bad cholesterol (LDL) levels in your blood like saturated fat. Trans fat is found in all types of foods that contain hydrogenated oils. (Found in vegetable shortening, margarine, most processed foods, chips, cookies, crackers, cereals and in fried foods from fast-food and other restaurants.)

Good Cholesterol: Yes, your body needs cholesterol but it’s important to limit your total daily intake of cholesterol to less than 300mg. That’s because our body makes cholesterol on it’s own. Your body needs cholesterol for many different important functions in the body. Cholesterol mostly comes from certain animal products such as eggs, meat and dairy products. Balance the right kind of fats to have good (HDL) cholesterol levels.

Vitamins: There any many essential vitamins your body needs daily – from “food”. Some have biochemical functions and others function as antioxidants. The following list below are the daily vitamins your body needs, the benefit of them and certain foods high in them.

  • Vitamin A: For a strong immune system, vision and healthy skin. (Carrots, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, apricots, pumpkin, cantaloupe, mango, dried herbs and spices such as paprika, red pepper, cayenne and chili powder)
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): Needed for energy metabolism and important for nerve function (Pork, legumes, fish, tahini, nuts and seeds such as sunflower seeds, pistachios, pine nuts, macadamia nuts and pecans, dried herbs and spices such as poppy seeds, sage, paprika, mustard seed, rosemary and thyme)
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): Helps with oxygen absorption and the production of red blood cells. Important for normal vision and healthy skin. (Almonds, edamame, cheese, wheat bran, fish, sesame seeds and sun-dried tomatoes)
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin): Important for nervous system, digestive system and skin health. Also lowers (LDL) bad cholesterol and boosts (HDL) good cholesterol. (Brown rice, chicken, fish, whole grains, peanuts, paprika, asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes, peanut butter)
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid): Helps body process proteins, carbs and fats. It also has anti-stress and pro sleep benefits. (Beans and other legumes, sunflower seeds, mushrooms, lean meats, sun-dried tomatoes, broccoli, avocado and cheese)
  • Vitamin B6: To make nervous system and immune system function efficiently and essential for red blood cell metabolism. (Brown rice, herbs and spices such as garlic, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, dried tarragon, sage, basil, chives, turmeric, bay leaves, etc., pistachios, fish, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, tahini, pork, potatoes, bananas, chicken, oatmeal, hazelnuts)
  • Vitamin B7 (Biotin): Reduces insulin resistance and enhances sugar tolerance. (Egg yolk, nuts, carrots, avocados, swiss chard)
  • Vitamin B9 (Folate or Folic Acid): Keeps bloodstream flowing. (Spinach, broccoli, beans and legumes, sunflower seeds, edamame, collard greens, turnip, asparagus, orange juice and peanuts)
  • Vitamin B12: Good for memory loss, fatigue, loss of balance, decreased reflexes, low energy levels, pain, numbness, tingling in the arms and legs and hearing loss. (Seafood such as clams, oysters, mussels, salmon, crab, lobster, octopus and tuna, also lean beef, cheese and eggs)
  • Vitamin C: Antioxidant vitamin. Important for immune system health and aids in iron absorption. Also can cure colds. Can cure cancer in high doses. (Only in fruits and vegetables: Bell peppers, red and green hot chili peppers, guavas, thyme and parsley, kale, mustard greens, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, grapefruits, strawberries, oranges, kiwi, papaya, tomatoes, etc.)
  • Vitamin D: Needed for proper absorption of calcium for bones. (Egg yolks, fish, sardines, mushrooms, oysters, and when you are exposed to sunlight outside)
  • Vitamin E: Antioxidant vitamin. Prevents cancers and protects cell walls. Also maintains skin health. (sunflower seeds, almonds, pine nuts, peanuts, spinach, dried apricots, and dried herbs and spices such as chili powder, paprika, basil, oregano, sage, parsley, cumin and sage)
  • Vitamin K: Needed to prevent blood clotting. Helps liver function. (Kale, collard greens, cabbage, mustard greens, brussels sprouts, broccoli, scallions, asparagus, cucumber, prunes, and dried herbs and spices such as basil, sage and thyme, chili powder, cayenne, curry and paprika)

Minerals: Along with vitamins, minerals are the most important elements needed by the body. Along with amino acids and fatty acids, minerals are the basic building blocks of every cell in your body. The following list below are the minerals your body needs daily, the benefit of them and the certain foods high in them.

  • Calcium: As the overachiever of minerals, calcium builds bones, helps with weight loss and decreases the risk of colon cancer. (almonds, broccoli, kale, collard greens, mustard greens, flaxseeds, brazil nuts, dried herbs and dairy products)
  • Iron: Needed for energy metabolism and important for nerve function (lean meats, whole grains, beans and other legumes, spinach, swiss chard, nuts and seeds such as pumpkin seeds, squash seeds, cashews, pine nuts, hazelnuts, almonds and peanuts, dark chocolate and certain seafood)
  • Copper: An antioxidant that’s active in nerve function and bone growth. It also helps the body burn sugar. (oysters, sesame seeds, tahini, chocolate, nuts such as cashews, hazelnuts, brazil nuts, walnuts, pistachios, peanuts and almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sun-dried tomatoes, lobster and dried herbs and spices such as dried basil, marjojam and oregano)
  • Magnesium: Helps regulate blood pressure and decreases the chance of diabetes and stroke. It can also relieve a headache or migraine. (Whole grains, dried herbs and spices such as coriander, chives, spearmint, sage and basil, nuts and seeds such as pumpkin seeds, watermelon seeds, squash seeds, flaxseeds, brazil nuts, pine nuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, tahini, almonds, cashews and edamame)
  • Manganese: Crucial in digestion and metabolism and helps the body process cholesterol, carbs and protein. (Whole grains, brown rice, pineapple, hazelnuts, pine nuts, pecans, dried herbs and spices such as cloves, saffron and chili powder, flaxseeds, sesame seeds, tahini, edamame, sunflower seeds, spinach, beans and oatmeal)
  • Phosphorus: Helps form bones and teeth, keeps kidneys functioning and regulates heartbeat. (nuts and seeds such as flax, sesame, sunflower, watermelon, pumpkin and squash, edamame, cheese and meat)
  • Potassium: Lowers your high blood pressure and relieves muscle cramps. (white beans, spinach, swiss chard, baked potatoes, sweet potatoes, dried apricots, salmon, avocados, mushrooms and bananas)
  • Selenium: Prevents the chance of cancers. Needed for men for an overall good sperm production. (Brazil nuts, fish, whole grains, sunflower seeds, pork, lobster, crabs, shrimps)
  • Sodium: You only need about 200mg of salt a day. Sodium regulates the amount of water in the cells in your body and balances your body fluids. It also helps nerves and muscles in the body to work properly. You must make sure you’re consuming the real salt which is unrefined salt, rather than refined salt aka table salt that increases blood pressure. (The bad refined high sodium is found in processed foods, processed meats, soups, tomato sauces, breads, cheeses, potato chips, milk, pizza, macaroni and cheese, salad dressings and sauces.)
  • Zinc: An antioxidant that improves your blood circulation. It’s vital for the functioning of proteins, enzymes and hormones in your body. For men, it’s especially important for testosterone and sperm production. (oysters, crabs, lobster, watermelon seeds, dark chocolate and peanuts)

Water: Your body needs water since the human body is dependent on water. The body cannot carry out and sustain its functions without water. Drink 2 to 3 liters a day!

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Food & Nutrition: Part 1 (Why Eat Healthy?)

by Jeremy Michaels

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WHY EAT HEALTHY? The answer is common sense and simple. What you eat determines your health. You are what you eat. A healthy eating lifestyle gives us the energy and health to get more out of life. Your body needs certain daily vitamins and minerals from food to function properly. Your body needs water, fiber, protein and the right kind of fats. If you don’t eat the right foods and avoid the wrong foods, you will suffer from diseases, health problems and likely a short life.

Here’s a list to why you should start eating healthy:

– Increases life longevity. (Don’t you wanna live long?)
– From head to toe, every body system improves and functions properly. (Immune system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive system, endocrine system, nervous system, etc.)
– Decreases the chance of getting any kind of sickness, period. A strong immune system blocks off viruses and sickness. (Imagine rarely ever getting sick.)
– Decreases the chance of getting any kind of cancer. (That includes heart cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, skin cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, leukemia and breast cancer)
– Eliminate the chance of cardiovascular disease.
– Eliminate the chance of getting any diabetes.
– Decreases the chance of getting high blood pressure, other heart problems and/or strokes.
– Decreases the chance of coronary heart disease.
– Decreases the chance of coronary artery disease.
– Decreases the chance of osteoporosis.
– Decreases the chance of infertility.
– Decreases the chance of having skin problems or any skin inflammation disorder such as allergies, eczema and psoriasis.
– Decreases the chance of any mental disease such as Alzheimer’s disease.
– Eliminates the chance of liver dysfunction.
– Eliminates the chance of any digestive problems.
– Eliminates the chance of any kind of inflammation.
– Increases your metabolic rate and controls your hunger and cravings.
– Enhances your mood levels, increases your energy and fights fatigue.
– Limits damage from ultraviolet sunlight to your skin.
– Eliminates the chance of being overweight and obese.
– You’ll eat more and weight less.
– Improves your sleep. You’ll sleep better.
– Detoxifies your body.
– Improves your sex life.
– Improves wrinkling and skin tone. You’ll look younger.
– Enhances mental awareness and helps you focus.
– Decreases the chance of being stressed and/or depression.
– Increases the chance for you to look great, feel great and have a lean body.

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15 Things You Need To Give Up To Be Happy.

by Jeremy Michaels

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1 – Give up on your fears.
2 – Give up your self defeating self-talk.
3 – Give up all types of negativity.
4 – Give up trying to impress everyone.
5 – Give up trying to make everyone like you.
6 – Give up the past.
7 – Give up your excuses.
8 – Give up your limiting beliefs.
9 – Give up complaining.
10 – Give up your pride.
11 – Give up your need for control.
12 – Give up your need to be always right.
13 – Give up your resistance to change.
14 – Give up stressing things you can’t control.
15 – Give up living your life to other people’s expectations.

Avoid Drinking Milk!

by Jeremy Michaels

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How many times growing up as a kid did you hear things like, “Milk does a body good” or “Got milk?” How many times did your mom tell you, “Drink your milk so you have healthy teeth and strong bones?” Americans have heard growing up that they must consume milk or suffer dire consequences when, in fact, drinking milk is what’s harmful and dangerous.

Milk is not what’s bad for us. It’s cow’s milk that is bad for us. Mother’s milk, which is human milk, provides a growing infant with all the nutrition he or she needs for the first 6 months of their life. In fact, human breast milk is designed by nature to be the perfect food for babies. Just like similarly, cow’s milk is designed by nature to be the perfect food for calves, not for human beings.

The big question is “Why do humans drink cow’s milk? Cow’s milk is designed for calves. There’s no other species that exists that drinks the milk from another species but humans.

Studies show drinking cow’s milk increases the chance of inflammation, heart disease, cancer, breast cancer, kidney stones, acne, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, stroke and rheumatoid arthritis. And more.

So why is cow’s milk so bad? And how does it cause all of these diseases and health problems above? Simple. Milk is a toxic acidifying animal protein. As common sense and unnatural as it sounds, cow’s milk is toxic and acidifying to humans because it’s simply for cows. Also milk is a processed food. Milk is pasteurized and homogenized, and the cows that produce the milk are genetically modified and given hormones and antibiotics. Cows are given antibiotics and are also injected with a genetically engineered form of bovine growth hormone (rBGH). A man-made or synthetic hormone used to artificially increase milk production. rBGH also increases blood levels of the insulin-growth factor 1 (IGF-1) in those who drink it. And higher levels of IGF-1 are linked to several cancers.

One of the biggest myths is that drinking milk creates healthy bones because of the calcium found in the milk. And there’s no doubt milk is loaded with calcium, however, the animal protein found in cow’s milk actually deplete the human body of calcium, exactly the opposite of what milk drinkers expect it to do. Milk and it’s protein, casein is simply toxic for humans and the corrupted food industry and controlled mass media know this fact! The countries with the highest rates of osteoporosis are the ones where people drink the most milk and eat the most dairy products and have the most calcium in their diets. The connection between calcium consumption and bone health is actually very weak, and the connection between dairy consumption and bone health is almost nonexistent.

Surprised? You shouldn’t be. The milk you suppose to drink by getting breast fed as a baby is the only milk the human body needs. It’s vital for growth and has the right kind of protein and nutrients. In fact, the only time you should drink milk is the first 6 months of your life as a newborn baby just like any other mammal. After that, milk should be non-existent in your diet. Human breast milk or mother’s milk is very rich in nutrients, vitamins and antibodies to protect and properly nutrition the baby. This is why it’s very important to breast feed your baby instead of giving your baby processed baby formula. In fact, formula-fed babies have a higher risk of diabetes, obesity, digestive problems, respiratory problems, asthma and ear infections but that’s another topic for another blog.

Adding more fuel to the fire to avoid cow’s milk is the whole subject of lactose. Lactose is simply the milk’s sugar which is also toxic to most. More than half of the population on the planet are lactose intolerant but that’s also another topic and simply adds weight to what this blog is all about.

In closing, avoid drinking cow’s milk! Period. Cow’s milk does the human body harm and will only reduce your nutritional value and give you diseases in the near future. Why would you continue drinking the milk of a cow? Why would you continue drinking and eating something you know can increase the chances of deadly disease and cause you harm?

It will be difficult to change because we’ve been conditioned since childhood to drink milk. But now that you’re informed about milk, adjust yourself to a healthy eating lifestyle.

I strongly recommend that you explore the different milk alternatives that I will list for you here…

The following milk alternatives are natural and are from nuts and/or seeds and have minerals and vitamins in them. Some are protein rich, some are calcium rich and some are fiber rich. All are enjoyable and fit in a healthy lifestyle.

  • Almond milk.
  • Coconut milk.
  • Soy milk.
  • Rice milk.
  • Hemp milk.
  • Hazelnut milk.
  • Cashew nut milk.
  • Quinoa milk.
  • Oat milk.

 

PS. As for myself, I completely avoid drinking milk. But I do eat dairy products that contain milk such as yogurt, kefir, sour cream, cheese, etc. since it doesn’t have the same bad effects as drinking milk.

10 Things Happy People Do Differently.

by Jeremy Michaels

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1 – Express gratitude. When you appreciate what you have, what you have appreciates in value. If we aren’t thankful for what we already have, we will have a hard time ever being happy.

2 – Acceptance. Happy people understand that you can’t really change a situation by resisting it, but you can change it by accepting that it’s there, more so happy people strive for understanding that there might be a reason for its existence. They learn from experiences and focus on the positive.

3 – Avoid social comparison and living by society’s standards. Comparing yourself to someone else can be poisonous and stunt your growth. The only person you should compare yourself to is yourself. Being yourself will always equal true happiness.

4 – Live in love. Whether it’s being kind, giving, sharing, helping or inspiring, living in love will always equal happiness. Being selfless and living purposely is a super powerful way to feel good inside.

5 – Nurture social relationships. The happiest people on the planet are the ones who have deep, meaningful relationships. They surround themselves with greatness because they are great. They value their relationships with people and know their self worth.

6 – Learn to forgive. Harboring feelings of hatred, drama, negativity or a bad experience is horrible for your well-being. Happy people know it’s not healthy to grudge or hold onto anger. They choose to move forward understanding that forgiveness is a gift they give themselves.

7 – Live with purpose. Happy people do the things they do because of the meaning it brings into their lives. It gives them purpose. They often reach both meaning and success because they focus on doing things they love. Money is not the sole motivator.

8 – Savor life’s joys. Happy people constantly create moments of happiness and peace and slow down to enjoy the joys of it. They live in the favor of them and their deep happiness. They live in the now and value their time.

9 – Commit to your goals. Magical things start happening when we commit ourselves to doing whatever it takes to get somewhere, get something to become something.

10 – Take care of your body. Health is just as important as your time. Taking care of your body is crucial to being the happiest person you can be.

Create a better you. Be yourself. Live in purpose. Know your self-worth. Learn to self-love. Learn to love. Learn acceptance. Change perspective. Be positive. Appreciate. Forgive. Love. Give. Share. Care. Help. Inspire. Commit. Be happy!

What Does Your Child Learn From Eating Fast Food?

by Jeremy Michaels

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The one main big reason why it’s so hard for us to adjust to a healthy eating lifestyle is because we were raised and brought up eating wrong. We’re so used to eating junk that we can’t adjust to eating healthy, as we were raised in low income to middle class families designed to eat low budget junk food and fast food. Don’t let that same thing happen to your kids! Raise your children eating fruits and vegetables, lean meats, whole grains and wholesome foods free from harmful food additives and preservatives such as artificial sweeteners, artificial flavorings, trans fat and genetically modified ingredients. Educate your children on food and nutrition, living a healthy lifestyle, and the world’s corruption and fraud.

Know better = Do better.

Run The Race, Don’t Let It Run You!

by Jeremy Michaels

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I know sometimes it is hard to run this race towards what your heart desires but the key to strength and endurance is faith and hope. Your mindset determines your life. Too often we place our trust and faith in humans. Humans will let you down. Humans will distract, steal, kill, and attempt to destroy your vision. You have to be careful and stay focused on the bigger picture. Don’t ever waste a moment in life. A moment lost is a moment that never returns.

Cheer yourself on in this race. Don’t wait for others to do so because most of the people who are cheering you on are actually waiting to have the chance to outrun you. And others are sticking their foot out to make you trip.

When running this race, don’t ever focus on the sidelines. Stay in your lane and remain focused. Create your own lane of purpose. The purpose of this race that we’re all in is to know yourself, create yourself, and experience yourself as who you really are. Be inspired to inspire others. This race is a blessing from the start up line to the finish line. Cherish every moment of it.

Remember, that this race is not given to the swift, nor the strong but to he who endures to the end.

RUN THE RACE, DON’T LET IT RUN YOU!

The Anger Blog.

by Jeremy Michaels

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The world is full of things that make us angry and being angry is a healthy and natural reaction. Anger, in itself, is a secondary reaction and often a manifestion of a more prime emotion. Anger has its place in the world but when that anger is dominant and destructive it is no longer an acceptable method of coping with your life. The source of rage can emerge from a number of roots and it is important to identify the primary trigger that releases that core emotion. One must cope with frustration and attain a deeper understanding of the motivations of their reactions to ultimately be a master of their anger and not be controlled by it.

Anger is a choice. We must make a choice to express anger in healthy ways. Many of us including myself have struggled with anger for varying reasons. How many of you can relate to punching walls, slamming doors, punching car windows, road rage, breaking things, or cursing and speaking things out of anger? Anger is simply a cry for help, because when we’re angry we are truly hurting on the inside. Anger is rooted in insecurities and a lack of affirming love. And because of that lack of love or lack of good self esteem, we spend our life trying to find or make up for what we lack. Each time the anger is shown, it speaks to the deep wounds on the inside behind the rage there is much pain.

Anger is a temporary emotion that denies progress. We all run with our emotions at times. We all have times where we can handle things better. But it’s a fact that what angers you controls you.

“A quick-tempered man does foolish things.” Proverbs 14:17
“An angry man stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered one commits many sins.” Proverbs 29:22
“A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.” Proverbs 29:11

Here are 5 steps to begin healing from anger:
1 – Understand why you have anger and try to positively adjust.
2 – Admit the root of your anger. Rejection? insecurity? lack of love? lack of self esteem? lack of self worth? were you raised with anger? did you see one or both of your parents overly demonstrate anger or hate?
3 – Don’t respond with your first reaction when you feel yourself getting angry. Hold back and respond with love or step away to discuss it at another time once you calm down. Self discipline yourself to be slow to anger. Don’t let emotions change you. Don’t let impulse rush you. Don’t let impatience misguide you.
4 – Create healthy alternatives to anger. Get temporarily frustrated and move on by thinking and being positive. A positive mindset = a positive life.
5 – Stop letting people or things dictate your mood. You are the boss of your emotions. You’re the only force in your life.

 

 

 

 

 

40 Good Deed Ideas.

by Jeremy Michaels

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Sometimes, it can be hard to be kind to people. Many people are so arrogant and self-centered that you may think “Why would I ever want to do a good deed for them?” Well, even if you don’t get any appreciation back, you will still feel good about yourself and the act. You will be putting good positive energy into the world and that can only benefit you in the long run. Karma is real.

The thought of doing a good deed might pop into your head from time to time, but due to our busy lives, it might get pushed to the back more than we’d like. The truth is, most good deeds don’t require the amount of time and organization you think they do. The opportunity to do a good deed pops up every day and almost anywhere.

This list is meant to get the ball rolling on your own personal good deeds. Once you start thinking in good deed mode you will notice that there are many things you can do every day to be a good you. Here are 40 Good Deed Ideas:

1 – Make people smile. Especially when they’re unhappy, stressed, depressed or angry.
2 –  Greet people good morning, have a good day, etc.
3 – Give random honest compliments to people everyday.
4 – Hold a door/elevator for someone. And hold the door for people behind you, especially if the person behind is carrying packages, bags or kids.
5 – Help an elderly person or handicap person off the bus or cross the road by offering to take their arm or carry their packages.
6 – Let someone go first – whether you’re walking, driving, or waiting on a line.
7 – Offer an elderly person, a pregnant woman, a physically disabled person, or just someone who looks tired your seat on the bus/train.
8 – Give to charity.
9 – Volunteer somewhere.
10 – Donate blood.
11 – Forgive someone who hurt you. Forgive someone you have been holding a grudge against.
12 – Give to the homeless. Food, clothing, money, whatever you can give.
13 – Help someone in need – whether that someone is hurting, in pain, stressing, heartbroken, widowed, getting bullied, etc.
14 – Help someone who looks lost with directions.
15 – Help someone search for a job.
16 – Help a mother bring the stroller down or up the stairs.
17 – Next time you do your grocery shopping, pick up a large bag of cat or dog food to donate to a local animal shelter.
18 – Take a CPR class. You never know when you might be in a position to put those life-saving skills into practice.
19 – Show a person you love extra love.
20 – If you’ve discovered a great little restaurant or store, spread the word. The business and whoever you tell will both benefit.
21 – Hold a door open for a stranger.
22 – Give a unexpected gift to someone.
23 – Tip people. The waiter, waitress, delivery guy, etc.
24 – Buy a co-worker lunch, a drink or a snack.
25 – Leave an inspirational message in a public place.
26 – Become an organ donor.
27 – Send cards to people. Birthday cards, Christmas cards, Thank you cards, etc.
28 – Submit positive feedback to a business you appreciate.
29 – Recycle and pick up litter. Help keep your city/town clean.
30 – Share a book.
31 – Go grocery shopping for someone.
32 – Babysit someones baby or walk someone’s pet.
33 – Give a friend or a relative a massage.
34 – Say thank you – to your maids, security guard, parking boy, garbage collectors, mail clerk, police officers, firefighters, military, etc.
35 – Teach someone a skill that you know.
36 – Do something to help your mom, dad, sibling, close friend, etc.
37 – Pick up something somebody dropped.
38 – Help a blind man or deaf person.
39 –  Spare some change to someone who needs it or loan money to a close person who needs it.
40 – Give your parking spot to another driver.