Monthly Archive:: April 2013

Diabetes care in U.S. – a failure

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In The New England Journal of Medicine scientists are reporting about the results of diabetes care in U.S. between 1999 and 2010. In summary: It’s a failure. I’m not surprised? I assume that it’s the same in the U.S. as it is in Sweden, that there are brochures about diabetes care which are printed by Big Pharma and look like this: (more…)

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A brief message from New York City Health Department

You’d never eat 16 packs of sugar. Why would you drink 16 packs of sugar? There are 16 packs of sugar in one 20 oz. bottle of soda. All those extra calories can bring on obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Go with water, seltzer or unsweetened tea instead.

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Aspartame: The Dangers and Side Effects

Dr. Joseph Mercola, author of two New York Times best-sellers, exposes the questionable history of aspartame and why you should stay away from this dangerous artificial sweetener if you care for your health. (more…)

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Dangers of Aspartame

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This is insane, aspartame might be in milk if the proposal passes. The following is a snippet from a proposal submitted by the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF).

The petition requests that FDA amend to allow the use of “any safe and suitable” sweetener in optional characterizing flavoring ingredients used in milk. The petition also requests that FDA similarly amend the standards of identity for 17 other milk and cream products. Those standards (hereinafter referred to as the “additional dairy standards”) are as follows:Acidified milk, cultured milk, sweetened condensed milk, nonfat dry milk, nonfat dry milk fortified with vitamins A and D, evaporated milk, dry cream, heavy cream, light cream, light whipping cream, sour cream, acidified sour cream, eggnog, half-and-half, yogurt, low fat yogurt, and nonfat yogurt. The petition asks that the standards of identity for these products be amended to provide for the use of any safe and suitable sweetener in the optional ingredients.

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How much sugar in…

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So, is there really that much sugar in food? It cannot be that much, can it? Is it really true that sugar can hijack our brain to crave more and more sugar and refined carbohydrates? According to experts it is seven times more addictive than cocaine! Let´s see how much sugar there is in some of our foods (more…)

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A.D.H.D. amongst children rises

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According to an article in The New York Times, the diagnosis of A.D.H.D in children has steadily been on the rise. How come, I wonder? I read a Swedish book some years ago about A.D.H.D. and similar diagnosis, written by an author from their own experience, and the message was clear:

  • Avoid sugar, gluten, milk, margarine and bad oils, soy and artificial colorings.
  • Important to eat eggs, fat fish, shellfish, and nuts. Natural foods!
  • Important to take a good Omega-3 (fish oil) supplement and probiotics.
  • Sometimes magnesium and zinc supplements need to be taken.

The dietdoctor.com had a very interesting blog post on this subject last week. If you have four different maps of the U.S., one showing A.D.H.D. amongst children, one showing the obesity epidemic, one showing the soda consumption, and one showing the adult diabetes rate. Do they match? Read more about it at DietDoctor.

 

 

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Salmon fillet with topping

Salmon Dinner

Salmon fillet with topping
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Ingredients
  • Salmon
  • Salt
  • Dill, parsley, pepper, and thin slices of butter (optional)
  • Pesto, sliced almonds (optional)
  • Pesto, slices of tomatoes, crumbles of feta cheese (optional)
  • Olives, crumbles of feta cheese (optional)
  • Your choice from the shopping list (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place a salmon fillet (unfrozen) or other fish on a cake pan with aluminum foil. Salt the fillet.
  2. Put any of the above toppings on the fish.
  3. Broil 350-370 F (180-190 C).
  4. Put it in the middle of the oven for about 20-25 minutes. It will be dry and boring if you cook too long.
Notes
You can serve it with the following for a complete meal:
  • Sour Cream, plain or with herbs and spices
  • Salad, with a good oil and vinegar
  • Steamed vegetables
  • Coleslaw
  • Mashed cauliflower or broccoli

 

 

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GMO´s: The Moment of Truth

Warning, strong images in the video above!

This scary video is about a French study on GMO´s and the pesticide Roundup.

EWG calculated that the average American annually consumes genetically engineered foods in these quantities:

  • 68 pounds of beet sugar
  • 58 pounds of corn syrup
  • 38 pounds of soybean oil
  • 29 pounds of corn-based products
  • = total of 193 pounds (87kg)

Other GMO´s are: Cotton, Canola, Hawaiian Papaya, Zucchini, and Crookneck Squash.

 

 

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“The Skinny on Obesity” Video Series

In this 7-part series, Dr. Lustig and his UCSF colleagues dig deeper into the root causes of the obesity epidemic. Discover why what we eat is important. Understand the effects of stress on obesity rates, and why some predict that the next generation will die younger than the current one due to obesity and the many health problems it causes. You can find the excellent book by Dr Robert Lustig in our store.

The first episode is a must-see.

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“The Men Who Made us Fat” Video Series

Around the world, obesity levels are rising. More people are now overweight than undernourished. Jacques Peretti traces those responsible for revolutionising our eating habits in this 12 part mini series that will bring to light the closed door decisions that made our food chain the way it is today. The first episode is a must-see. How much visceral fat did Jacques Peretti have around his organs?

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