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Happy New Year - Issue #57
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1) Happy New Year!
2) Healthy Eating Habits
3) Healthy snacks for kids - of all ages
4) Sorbitol in the News
5) Healthy Products and Services
Happy New Year!
If you're into goal setting and New Years Resolutions, why not include making sure that all the foods you have in your pantry are safe and healthy. Now is a good time to look at all the labels of all the products you use. Examine the ingredients carefully and make sure they contain only healthy ingredients. If you find that you still have some products that are not up to snuff, make this the time to find a healthy substitute.
If you're not sure if the ingredients are healthy or not, FOOD ADDITIVES: A Shopper's Guide To What's Safe & What's Not was designed to help you determine just how safe the ingredients are in the foods you buy. Check out the new edition at
Healthy Eating Habits
While you're examining the ingredients in the food you buy, this is a good time to sit down and take a good look at the overall healthfullness of your diet. Are you eating truly healthy foods most of the time? Or could your eating habits use a little improvement?
Changing your eating habits can be a formidable task without a plan to help you succeed. Here are some suggestions to help you make the transition to healthier eating habits. Notice I said "transition" to healthier habits. Transitioning is the only way that really works - long term.
Here are some things that are guaranteed to help you on the way to healthier eating if you just make a commitment to follow them:
1. Go to the "
Your Eating Habits
" page of Heathy Eating Advisor, and follow the steps to setting up Your Personal Food Planner.
2. List the foods you like to eat, but you know you should avoid, starting with the ones that you are most willing to consider eliminating.
3. For each of the unhealthy foods on your list, write down healthy foods that you like that you can substitute for the unhealthy ones. The key is that the healthy foods must be foods that you like or would like to try. If you need help finding healthy foods, spend some time on the "
" page of Heathy Eating Advisor,
4. Every day, or at least every other day, choose an unhealthy food on your list to eliminate and substitute healthy foods you like. Keep doing this until you have eliminated all the unhealthy foods you regularly eat. Over time, you'll find that eating healthy foods is easy and enjoyable. Eventually, if you really stick to this, you'll find that the junk foods that you used to love are no longer appealing to you. In fact when you eat them, you'll wonder why you used to like them in the first place.
5. Get a buddy, enroll your family and friends in this project. You will give each other moral support, you'll find it easier to stick with it, and you'll all be healthier for it. Happy healthy eating!
Healthy snacks for kids - of all ages
Most processed foods have had most of the nutrients removed before they get to your table. In addition 70% of the packaged foods on the grocery store shelves contain genetically modified ingredients. This is on top of all the chemical additives that are destroying your health.
Try some of these, instead of the packaged foods, when you get a craving for a snack:
1. banana with organic nut butter - almond, cashew, macadamina preferred; I'm not a fan of peanut butter because peanuts are commonly contaminated with aflatoxins and aflatoxins are known to cause cancer.
2. raw veggies cut up - eat plain or dip in guacamole made from avocado, onions, minced garlic, raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar and Celtic Sea salt. Celery is good with nut butter. Raw veggies are also good with raw cheese.
3. organic raw nuts and organic raisins - nuts can be soaked for 7 hours or overnight then dehydrated to give them a crispier texture. You'll find recipes in Nourishing Traditions.
4. fresh fruit - plain, make a fruit salad or put some nut butter on apple slices.
5. fruit smoothie - fresh or frozen fruit (banana, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, mango, etc) with raw milk, or organic apple juice, or cashew milk (1 part cashews + 2 parts water, soak overnight or 7 hours; blend)
6. if you've just got to have that chocolate, make sure it's organic dark chocolate
Sorbitol in the News
It appears that a number of people have been experiencing diarrhea when eating products or chewing gum containing sorbitol. Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol and is known for causing extreme gastrointestinal distress, diarrhea, bloating and abdominal pain, especially in infants and children. Young children should not be given any foods containing sorbitol. In addition to its gastrointestinal effects, it may be derived from corn and most of the corn in processed food products is genetically modified. Another good reason to avoid sorbitol.
Other sugar alcohols include mannitol, lactitol, xylitol, isomalt, maltitol, erythritol, and hydrogenated starch hydrosylate. These also can cause a laxative effect and other gastrointestinal disturbances.
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
You are unique, and so are your body's nutritional requirements. Custom nutrition supports your body's unique nutritional needs. If you're buying vitamin supplements off the shelf in the grocery store, a health food store, or even a top quality nutritional program that's all natural, derived from whole foods and is the best the industry has to offer, you may NOT be getting what your body needs. There's no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to nutritional supplements. Find out how you can get not only your supplements customized to your body's specific needs, but also the specific foods that will give your body the precise nourishment it needs.
If the above link doesn't work, copy http://www.healthyeatingadvisor.com/customnutrition.html into the address line on your browser.
The 2007 Edition of
FOOD ADDITIVES: A Shopper's Guide To What's Safe & What's Not
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.
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.
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 2007 HealthyEatingAdvisor.com