How to become familiar with genetically modified food.

Become familiar with common  genetic modified food. These are the products (and their derivatives) that are most likely to be genetically modified: Soybeans – Gene taken from bacteria (Agrobacterium sp. strain CP4) and inserted into soybeans to make them more resistant to herbicides. Corn – There are two main varieties of GE corn. One has a Gene from the soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis inserted to produce the Bt toxin, which poisons Lepidoteran (moths and butterflies) pests. There are also several events which are resistant to various herbicide. Present in high fructose corn syrup and glucose/fructose which is prevalent in a wide variety of foods in America. Grapeseed/Canola – Gene added/transferred to make crop more resistant to herbicide. Sugar beets – Gene added/transferred to make crop more resistant to Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. Cotton – engineered to produce Bt toxin. The seeds are pressed into cottonseed oil, which is a common ingredient ...(Read More)

Apple Fritter Muffins for Health and Wellness

Apple Fritter Muffins When I was little I loved apple fritters. The gooey, sticky, apple-y doughnut was my favorite thing to eat on Saturday mornings.  Well, since traditional apple fritters are filled with sugar, unhealthy fats, carbs, and gluten, eating one just isn’t an option anymore. This recipe for Apple Fritter Muffins captures the flavor and experience of an apple fritter doughnut without any of the repercussions! In fact you’ll be getting protein and even some fiber from these tasty treats. Here’s what you need for 12: 1 Tablespoon coconut oil 2 organic apples, chopped 1/4 cup organic golden raisins 1/4 cup pecans, chopped 4 Tablespoons water 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon plus a dash 1 Tablespoon pure grade B maple syrup 9 organic cage-free eggs 3 Tablespoons unsweetened coconut milk 1 1/2 Tablespoons coconut flour 1/4 teaspoon baking soda dash of sea salt     Preheat oven to 350 degrees ...(Read More)

Knowing what is in our food is a complex problem

The problem is more complex than blaming any one person. As a Health and Wellness Coach, I spend many hours every week researching the food we eat. Just this week I spent several hours getting through the gatekeepers of a company. I wanted to know for my clients what part of the Agave plant they used and what they used as a processing method. I knew that one part of the agave plant processed one way would yield a low GI of 30 and another part of the agave plant processed another way would produce a high GI of 70. One would cause high blood sugar, heart disease along with speeding up the aging process and the other would produce low blood sugar,  anti aging i.e. slowing down the aging process, and a more healthy lifestyle. Having a job, kids and family where does a parent find the time to ...(Read More)

Small Seeds with a Big Impact on your Health and Wellness

Small Seed, Big Impact The wonderful world of flax seed—by the numbers. A powerhouse food packed with health benefits. If you’ve not added flax seed to your diet, you will soon. First cultivated nearly 3,000 years ago, flax seed has been around a while. Back in the eighth century, King Charlemagne was so convinced of the goodness of flax seed he enforced laws that required the people of his land to eat it. Now, 1,300 years later, experts realize Charlemagne’s suspicions were spot on. Evidence has shown flax seed may help lower your risk of cancer, lung disease, stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. Recognition of these health benefits has lead to an increase in the amount of flax seed being added to foods such as oatmeal, crackers, and bread. You may want to add it to your food as well. 3 Ingredients What makes flax seed so great? Its reputation ...(Read More)

Are You Really Committed To Your Health and Wellness Plan?

Are you committed to your health and wellness plan? I believe that success, wealth, prosperity, abundance, lifestyle freedom, or however you define your “ULTIMATE success” only comes to those who are committed to their purpose. Those who momentarily want to be involved or want to just dabble with their metabolic health and wellness plan are often left disappointed. See, you and every single successful person you know are alike. You have access to information, and to resources that were once out of the reach of folks like you and me. And you have access to coaches, mentors, advisers, communities, forums, seminars, masterminds and workshops to guide you all the way to success. But even in the best of circumstances some people will stay where they are in life, never achieving the level of success they dreamed of, and in fact they’ll digress, get bitter and resentful of others because of their limiting self beliefs and ...(Read More)

Is Arthritis a Degenerative Condition?

  Is arthritis a degenerative condition?  Are all forms of arthritis auto-immune?  Okay, let’s examine those questions.  This is a topic near and dear to me as I have this condition and have been able to stop all symptoms and regenerate healthy tissue. Is that possible?  Because I work as a nurse I’ve been exposed to all types of medical treatments over the past 39 years. Degeneration is caused by the body self attacking the tissue as with auto-immune conditions or inflammation, oxidative stress or free radical damage, and wear & tear.   In medicine we do not talk about regeneration because we work primarily with drugs or surgery.   Have you ever thought about how miraculous the human body is and about it’s amazing potential to regenerate healthy cells given the right compounds.  I am not talking a drug that shuts down a pathway but about nutrients that decrease damage ...(Read More)

Health and Wellness Tip

Eliminate Whole Wheat! Being a health coach many of my clients tell me how difficult it is to navigate the food jungle. While whole wheat sounds healthy it contains a carbohydrate called Amylopectin-This is a carbohydrate that causes blood sugar to spike. People that eat a high glucose level makes it difficult to lose weight no matter how hard you train or how far you run. It also speeds up aging through Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) causing damage to your organs, joints and skin. Staying younger, longer hope you are too…

Spices for Your Gut Health

   Hi folks, I just read this great article by Jordan Rubin. He’s one of America’s most recognized and respected natural health experts and I just had to share it with you. Please read to find out how important your GUT is for your health and wellness! Maybe you’ve heard this phrase:  “As it goes with your gut, so it goes with your health.”  In other words, the state of your health relies on the state of your gut.  Unfortunately, gut health can go awry for a number of reasons, including a poor diet; unhealthy lifestyle choices; food allergies and other sensitivities; unrelenting stress; the ingestion of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and more. On the other hand, you can bolster the health of your gut by a prudent diet rich in probiotics and enzymes, wise lifestyle choices, and even by spicing up your life with these gut-loving spices. First up is turmeric. What turmeric does ...(Read More)

Greek Salad for your Health and Wellness

Our Guest Post today is from Maggie over at www.kidsgoneraw.com Foodie Friday: Greek Salad Recipe Foodie Friday: A Greek Salad that everyone will LOVE! Top it with a feta nut cheeze or some falafel. Salad: 1 head of romaine lettuce, rinsed & dried & chopped 2 tomatoes, diced 1 cucumber,  sliced or diced ½ cup red onion, sliced thin 1 cup raw kalamata olives – optional ½ red pepper chopped ½ green pepper chopped 1 cup of nut feta—see recipe below ¼ cup parsley, chopped Toss all ingredients together in a bowl, except for the lettuce.  Set lettuce aside.  Make dressing. Dressing: ¼ cup olive oil 2 Tbs lemon juice 1 Tbs apple cider vinegar 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tsp dried oregano pinch sea salt pinch black pepper Whisk ingredients together & pour over veggies in a bowl.  Let it sit for 15-30 minutes.  Now toss in romaine lettuce & ...(Read More)

USDA Forces Whole Foods To Accept Monsanto

  “The policy set for GE alfalfa will most likely guide policies for other GE crops as well. True coexistence is a must.”   –  Whole Foods Market, Jan. 21, 2011 In the wake of a 12-year battle to keep Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered (GE) crops from contaminating the nation’s 25,000 organic farms and ranches, America’s organic consumers and producers are facing betrayal. A self-appointed cabal of the Organic Elite, spearheaded by Whole Foods Market, Organic Valley, and Stonyfield Farm, has decided it’s time to surrender to Monsanto. Top executives from these companies have publicly admitted that they no longer oppose the mass commercialization of GE crops, such as Monsanto’s controversial Roundup Ready alfalfa, and are prepared to sit down and cut a deal for “coexistence” with Monsanto and USDA biotech cheerleader Tom Vilsack.In a cleverly worded, but profoundly misleading email sent to its customers last week, Whole Foods Market, while proclaiming their support for organics and ...(Read More)