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Issue #26-- Danger: Another Sneaky Food Industry Trick!
November 16, 2005

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November 16, 2005 Issue #026


1) Danger: Another Sneaky Food Industry Trick!
2) New Organic Standards
3) Important Announcement!
4) Healthy Products and Services

Danger: Another Sneaky Food Industry Trick!

Enova™ oil is the latest new food being introduced into the U.S. from Japan. It is being promoted as a weight loss aid because it is burned as energy and not stored as fat. It's a combination of soybean oil and canola oil that has been chemically altered by a patented – secret – process.

Five Good Reasons to Avoid Enova™ Oil
  1. It's made out of two oils, soy and canola, neither of which are healthy choices.
  2. The soy and/or canola could be genetically modified.
  3. It's highly processed. It could be heated to high temperatures or extracted with toxic solvents, both of which are methods used in the production of soy and canola oils. The industry is being very secretive about its process.
  4. It's not well studied for long-term effects. The only studies I saw were related to weight loss and the longest was for 6 months and the benefits were negligible. What is the effect on the body when this oil is used for 5, 10, 20 or more years? Where are the studies about potential adverse health effects over the long-run?
  5. It's synthesized in a laboratory. It doesn’t occur in nature. It's what I call a "fake food." Our bodies were designed to eat "real" food, not synthetics.
My recommendation – avoid it! Use healthy fats like extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil and real butter. Use a little flax oil on salad for omega-3's and never heat flax oil.

If you're not sure whether a food is healthy to eat, put it to the Healthy-Home-made Test: if it can be grown or made in your kitchen, using healthy ingredients and healthy preparation methods, it's probably a safe bet. If it's created in a laboratory, prepared using questionable preparation techniques or contains ingredients you don't have in your kitchen, you're better off saying no!

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your comments or questions about this discussion. I cannot answer each question individually, but I will attempt to address questions in the next newsletter.

New Organic Standards

"On October 26th, the Agricultural Appropriations Conference Committee voted to weaken the organic label. The decision to allow chemically derived ingredients — some without careful, independent review — was made even after members of Congress heard from more than 325,000 of their constituents and more than 200 organic companies opposing this very action."

Source: Consumers Union

So now when you shop, choose your organic foods cautiously too. Read all the labels very carefully because they may contain preservatives or other synthetic ingredients, not found in organic foods prior to this new law. This is one more example of our government folding to the special interests of the greedy food industry.

Important Announcement!

What You Put On Your Skin Is Just As Important As
What You Put In Your Mouth!

I know that you already know that eating healthfully is important because what you put in your body has a profound effect on your health. But did you also know that what you put on your body also has a profound effect on your health too?

Much of what you put on your skin is absorbed directly into your bloodstream. And many of the products on the market contain cancer-causing ingredients. The newly released, completely revised and expanded, second edition of DYING TO LOOK GOOD, shows you how to identify harmful ingredients in your cosmetics and personal care products and lists over 750 healthy products and where you can buy them.

This would make a great Christmas gift for yourself and those you love. After all, by eating healthy food and then using products with cancer-causing ingredients on your skin, you’re diluting the benefits of the healthy food. Do yourself, your family and friends a favor and make sure that you're not only eating healthfully, but also using healthy cosmetics and personal care products. Buy this book for yourself and those you love. It's not only for women. It’s for men, kids and pets too! Click here for more information.

Healthy Products and Services

The 2004 Edition of FOOD ADDITIVES: A Shopper's Guide To What's Safe & What's Not lists 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.

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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 eating healthfully.

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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 2005
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