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September 15, 2004 Issue #015
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1) Beware... Buying out of Bulk Bins is Dangerous to Your Health
2) Grains Revisited
3) Healthy Recipe of the Month
4) Your Healthy Eating Support Group Tip
5) Healthy Products and Services
Beware... Buying out of Bulk Bins is Dangerous to Your Health
Most health food and whole food grocery stores offer
a variety of grains, nuts and seed and snack foods
in bulk bins. It's generally cheaper than the
prepackaged selections. And it's convenient - you can
choose exactly how little or much you want to buy.
However, you may be getting more than you bargained
for out of those bins, and it's not for your
benefit. This mysterious extra ingredient is a
cancer-causing by-product of mold that grows on
nuts, seeds and grains, called aflatoxins. You may
have heard about aflatoxins contaminating peanuts.
It is for this reason, many health conscious people
avoid eating peanuts and peanut butter, and instead
choose almonds and other varieties of raw nuts.
Aflatoxins are odorless, tasteless and colorless,
and are undetectable, except through laboratory
testing. They infect the inhabitants of bulk bins
whether they are commercially grown or organic.
The best way to avoid the growth of
aflatoxins on your grains, nuts and seeds is to:
- buy prepackaged
- store in cool air-tight containers
If you think you've been exposed to aflatoxins, you
may want to take a chlorophyll rich product to
reduce the DNA damage that results from exposure
to this deadly toxin. Here are two products that I
Both of these products are not only chlorophyll-rich
to help you to
detoxify your body, but are also rich in
immune supporting herbs, enzymes and probiotics and
are whole food based. Either one of these products
would be a good choice to help you to eliminate
harmful toxins from your body and support your body
with good whole food nutrition.
In response to some
questions that arose about grains
from a previous issue...
The body doesn't really need grains. It needs
complex carbohydrates, preferably high fiber,
above-ground vegetables. Grains and below ground
vegetables, like potatoes, carrots, beets, etc. are
high in starch and sugars and trigger the release of
insulin in the body. The body is limited in its
ability to store carbohydrates. If you eat more
carbs than your body needs and can use, the excess
is converted into fat via insulin.
Eating too much fruit also triggers an insulin
If you want to eat grains and the starchy
vegetables, just eat them in small amounts and
make sure the grains are whole and not processed.
If you are a vegan or vegetarian, it is important
to note that vegan and vegetarian diets are high
starch diets. Vegetarian sources
of protein are also sources of carbohydrates. If you
are following a vegan or vegetarian diet and have
weight, fatigue, low energy, or sugar cravings,
you may want to reconsider whether a vegtarian
diet is really for you.
your comments or questions about this discussion.
I cannot answer each
question individually, but I will attempt to
address questions in the next newsletter.
Healthy Recipe of the Month
1/2 medium onion thinly sliced
2 cloves of garlic chopped
1 large red pepper cut in thin strips
1 large green pepper cut in thin strips
1 medium zucchini thinly sliced
1 Tbsp. coconut oil
Celtic Sea salt to taste
Italian Herbs to taste.
Slightly warm coconut oil on medium heat. Add all
vegetables and stir frequently for 5 minutes. Add
salt and herbs. Cover
and simmer on low heat till tender, stirring
Your Healthy Eating Support Group Tip
The single most important thing you can do for
good health is to chew your food well.
Healthy Products and Services
The 2004 Edition of
FOOD ADDITIVES: A Shopper's Guide To What's Safe & What's Not
800 food additives classified according to safety, whether they may cause
allergic reactions and if they are GRAS Generally Recognized As Safe) by
the FDA. New to this edition is information on how to identify genetically
modified produce in the grocery store. It's a handy pocket-sized book that you
can carry with you when
you shop to help you read food labels and make sure the food you're buying
has only healthy ingredients. It will help you choose healthy foods when you
shop and keep harmful chemicals out of the food you feed your family.
If the above link doesn't work, copy http://www.healthyeatingadvisor.com/foodadditives.html
into the address line on your browser.
HEALTHY EATING: For Extremely Busy People Who Don't Have Time For It
tells you what's healthy and what's not in a clear, concise and
easy-to-use format. It gives you a system so easy to use that you
can't help but succeed at eating healthfully. In less than 15 minutes,
you will know how to choose healthy food and be on the right track to
If the above link doesn't work, copy
"http://www.healthyeatingadvisor.com/healthyeating.html" into the address
line on your browser.
Threelac Candida Defense
has been clinically proven to reduce
candidiasis without following a strict diet.
If the above link doesn't work, copy
"http://www.nomorecandida.com" into the address
line on your browser.
Healthy Eating Coaching
If you would like personal, one-on-one help to get yourself
eating healthfully, I offer healthy eating
coaching/nutritional consulting services by telephone. The first
session is free. You just have to pay for the call.
To schedule your no charge evaluation,
send me an e-mail
with NO CHARGE EVALUATION in
the subject line. Tell me what your
concerns are, what times you are available, and what time zone
you're in. I will send you an e-mail with your appointment date
and time, and the phone number for you to call.
Written by Christine H. Farlow, D.C.
Your Personal Online Healthy Eating Coach
(c) copyright 2004 HealthyEatingAdvisor.com