Another outsider has offered up public advice to ailing pop star Britney Spears; this time it was animal rights group PETA. The group believes that Britney’s eating habits are contributing to her erratic behavior – speculated to either be bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.
Most Americans have little concern about contracting parasites. However, the idea that parasites are only something to be worried about if you travel overseas is not entirely true. Parasites are becoming a leading cause of food borne illness in the United States, for which there was no shortage of in recent years.
There’s reason to believe that just because a product is labeled as natural, it may not be any better for you. That’s because, up until now, no industry regulations have been set on the words ‘natural’ or ‘organic’ – meaning just about anyone can use it on their product, even if it’s not totally true.
Our reliance on convenient fast food has resulted in an alarming increase of allergies, adult and childhood diabetes and obesity, and increasing adolescent and adult criminal behavior. These facts should be a genuine concern of yours because it’s all related to the quality of the food we eat.
The fast food industry may be providing us with a convenient source of food at times but is it really worth it? The ongoing concern of how fast food is handled and prepared has been around for a while, but why aren’t the “dirty” aspects of this industry exposed?
Not too long ago, I was on the bus and I saw this mother literally shoving a tube of liquid candy down the throat of her overweight 4 year-old. It was unbelievable. As I sat and watched, I thought about how angry I was at the mother for poisoning her child with nutrition-less, sugar-loaded food.
When is it time to call it quits with lunch? Is it when your entire sandwich, fries, salad and sides are gone? Is it when your belly starts to feel bloated? Most of us feel that it’s necessary to fill up in order for a meal to be satisfying. I was once even under the misconception that filling up meant my body was getting full nutrition.
Detoxing is body’s way of eliminating poisons and by-products from everyday life. Whether it’s flour from a diet high in refined carbohydrates, heavy metals from exposure to environmental toxins, back-log of medication, or viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites or worms – all of this stuff needs to come out.
Deciding to make drastic lifestyle and diet changes can be extremely overwhelming. If you choose to begin by eating organic and whole foods, as I did, you may soon realize that there is a much bigger picture. As I mentioned in part 1 of this series, detoxing from the supermarket way of life literally opens your mind to a world of conscious decision making.
Our sugar consumption has hit the roof. Americans are eating more sugar than their ancestors. The exact figure is not known but it is estimated that it is over 120 pounds per person per year and that is an awful lot. Man has tampered with sugar by refining it.