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May 19, 2006

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May 19, 2006 Issue #036


1) Is There Arsenic in Your Chicken?
2) How to Quit Eating Sweets
3) Healthy Products and Services

Is There Arsenic in Your Chicken?

You probably didn't know this, but arsenic is a common additive in chicken feed. "It has been claimed that none or at least very little of the arsenic put into chicken feed makes its way into the meat.

"But arsenic levels in chicken meat are a lot higher than previously acknowledged. That was the conclusion of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists, writing in 2004 in Environmental Health Perspectives, a journal of the National Institutes of Health."

The chicken that actually gets to your table had never been tested for the levels of arsenic. So, The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy bought 151 packages of raw chicken from supermarkets and fast food restaurants in Minnesota and California and tested "for arsenic in the chicken meat that people mostly eat" and they published their results naming brand names.

Check here to see if they found arsenic in your brand of chicken.

Get the full report here.

How to Quit Eating Sweets

A Healthy Eating Tips Reader recently asked me to write about how to quit eating sweets.

This is a complex issue and is not just a matter of making a decision to not eat sweets. I wish it were that simple.

You crave sweets for a number of reasons. It could be because eating sweets is a habit. It could also be because because your body is not getting what it needs.

You may be craving sweets because:

  • You're not getting enough protein
  • You're not digesting your food properly
  • You're not getting enough magnesium
  • You're deficient in the B vitamins
  • You have a blood sugar imbalance
  • You may be allergic to one or more of the ingredients in the food you crave

If you've tried to substitute healthy foods that you like for sweets and you still crave them, you should be tested to see if you have any biochemical imbalances.

There's a highly reliable test I recommend that tells you the nutritional imbalances in your body, what your body needs in the way of specific foods and nutrients, and what diseases you have a tendency toward. It provides you with recommendations personalized specifically for your body's individual needs. You are unique and you need to meet your unique needs in order to feel good and experience vibrant health.

Learn more about this test.

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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.

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.

If the above link doesn't work, copy into the address line on your browser. tells you about the safety of the ingredients in your cosmetics and personal care products. If you're concerned about the chemicals in your food, you should also be concerned about the chemicals in the products you put on your skin. They're absorbed through your skin, directly into your bloodstream. A great many skin care products on the market contain harmful ingredients and some of these ingredients cause cancer.

If the above link doesn't work, copy 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 eating healthfully.

If the above link doesn't work, copy "" 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 2006
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