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September 10, 2007

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September 10, 2007 Issue #52


1) Study Links Food Additives to Hyperactivity
2) Three Major Risk Factors for Cancer
3) Healthy Peach Ice Cream
4) Healthy Products and Services

Study Links Food Additives to Hyperactivity

A study published in The Lancet Medical Journal, September 6, 2007, has shown a link between food additives and hyperactivity in children.

Although the connection between additives and hyperactivity has long been suspected by those in the alternative health arena, it has long been rejected by mainstream medicine because there was no scientific study to back it up.

The study was done on two groups of children, 3-year olds and 8- and 9-year olds. They were given drinks with various commonly used food colors and sodium benzoate. The control group received drinks with no additives.

The study took place over six weeks. The children receiving the drinks with the additives showed "significantly more hyperactive behavior" and "had shorter attention spans."


Three Major Risk Factors for Cancer

  • Obesity
  • Drinking too much alcohol
  • Smoking
This was reported by The Cancer Council as the result of a 17 year study on 42,000 Australians.

Don't let this fool you into thinking that healthy eating doesn't matter. Healthy eating is a vital component of overcoming obesity.

When you crave food and are always eating, it's because your body is not getting what it needs. You're eating empty calories, or the wrong calories for your body. And you gain weight.

When your body gets all the nutrients it needs, you'll feel satisfied and not want to be eating all the time. You will not gain weight and will release the extra pounds.

A Customized Nutrition program designed specifically for you will help you to give your body exactly what it needs.

Delicious and Healthy Peach Ice Cream

1 pint organic heavy cream (raw is best, pasteurized next best, NEVER ultra-pasteurized)
1 Tbsp arrowroot powder
2-3 cups fresh or frozen peaches
1/3 - 1/2 cup real maple syrup

Process the peaches in a food processor. Add arrowroot and cream. Gradually add maple syrup until desired sweetness is obtained. Pour into an ice cream maker and follow the instructions. When done, transfer to a freezer container and store in freezer.

This recipe was modified from the ice cream recipes in Nourishing Traditions.

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Healthy Products and Services

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The 2007 Edition of FOOD ADDITIVES: A Shopper's Guide To What's Safe & What's Not lists over 1000 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
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