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Issue #72 -- 7 Easy Tips for Healthy Eating in 2009
January 08, 2009

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7 Easy Tips for Healthy Eating in 2009 - Issue #72


1) 7 Easy Tips for Healthy Eating in 2009
2) Noteworthy News
3) Vegetable Sprays
4) Healthy Products and Services

7 Easy Tips for Healthy Eating in 2009

How can you get your family and loved ones eating healthy food when they are being bombarded with unhealthy, processed and junk food everywhere they turn?

Here are 7 easy tips to get yourself on the fast track to healthy eating in 2009. Print this out and post it on your refrigerator door. It's chock full of valuable information.

1. Sign up for the free healthy eating e-course You'll get one lesson a week for five weeks. Do the lessons as they come in and apply each lesson to your life. Get your whole family involved. Even school-age children can participate. Make it a fun project. For more ideas on getting your kids to eat healthfully, go to the Kids page on

2. Write a grocery list before you shop and buy only what's on the list. Make a habit of shopping the perimeter of the grocery store for fresh whole foods and minimize the use of packaged and processed foods. Check the healthy food page on for healthy foods to put on your list. For a more complete list of what's healthy to eat and what's not, get a copy of Healthy Eating: For Extremely Busy People Who Don't Have Time For It

3. Buy organic if possible. When organic is not available or too costly, use the list of the fruits and vegetables with lowest amounts of pesticide at to choose the best non-organic options.

4. Learn how to read the stickers on produce to know if the produce labeled organic really is organic. If the number on the sticker is four digits, it's commercially grown. If it's five digits beginning with an 8, it's genetically engineered and if it's five digits beginning with a 9, it's organically grown. Stores sometimes do mislabel commercially grown produce as organic. I have seen it a couple times myself. Become a produce label reader and don't be fooled.

5. Avoid genetically engineered food. The most commonly GE crops are corn, soy, canola, cottonseed and just recently introduced, sugar from the sugar beet. 60-70% of the packaged food on the grocery store shelves contains GE ingredients. If a food label includes any of the above ingredients, if it's not organic, assume it's GE. GE ingredients are not required to be labeled in the U.S. and it's not likely that they will be in the near future. The food industry doesn't want you to know. If you have the book, FOOD ADDITIVES: A Shopper's Guide To What's Safe & What's Not you'll find more info on GE foods on pages 19-21.

6. Avoid irradiated food. Irradiated products on the market include herbs, herb teas, garlic, spices, some ground beef, some Hawaiian papayas and fruts and vegetables from Florida. For these foods, it's always recommended to buy organic. Irradiated food is only required to be labeled to the first purchaser, which is usually a wholesaler. So by the time it hits the grocery store shelves, there is no indication whether it's irradiated or not. See FOOD ADDITIVES: A Shopper's Guide To What's Safe & What's Not pages 22-23, for more info on irradiated foods.

7. Eat at home more often. Most restaurant food has hidden MSG, even if they say No MSG. The reason is that MSG is hidden in many different ingredients that do not have MSG in the name, like autolyzed yeast, calcium caseinate, gelatin, all hydrolyzed proteins, pea protein, plant protein, textured protein, yeast extract, yeast food and yeast nutrient. In the book, FOOD ADDITIVES: A Shopper's Guide To What's Safe & What's Not you'll find the complete list under Free Glutamates on page 61.

Noteworthy News

Stevia has been approved as a food additive and has been given Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status. The reason is not that the FDA has changed it's mind about the safety of stevia, but because Pepsi Cola and Coca Cola want to use it in beverages they produce. There is now a patented version of stevia, called truvia, which you'll find in these new drinks.

I have been on record for recommending stevia since it was introduced into the U.S. market a number of years ago. Up until now it has been available as a nutritional supplement, but not as a food additive. The brand I recommend is Wisdom of the Ancients.

Vegetable Sprays

Do you like the convenience of the non-stick vegetable sprays? The ones you find on the grocery store shelves usually contain either soy or canola oil, which are not healthy oil choices. Even if you find one with olive oil, it still contains fluorocarbons as a propellant. Now there's a healthier option... Misto. You can find it at Bed, Bath & Beyond and on Fill it 1/3 full with extra virgin olive oil and use the lid to pump air into the container. It sprays just like those cans with the chemical propellants, but without the chemicals.

IMPORTANT! Don't overfill it!

Click the link below to get it at
Misto Gourmet Stainless Steel Olive Oil Sprayer

If you know anyone who would benefit from this information, please forward this on to them. They'll thank you for helping them to make their 2009 healthier too!

Healthy Products and Services

Food Matters is a documentary film informing you on the best choices you can make for you and your family's health. Helping you save time, money and effort. In this day and age with so many companies interested in profiting from your misfortune and ill health this film will help keep your money in your pocket and your health in your hands. Join the World's Leading Authorities on Nutrition and Natural Healing as they uncover the true cause of disease. Find out what really works, what doesnít and whatís killing you. Click here to watch the trailer and learn more

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Custom Nutrition 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.

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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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