Monday, September 2, 2013

8 Worst Foods.

Tom's Journal.

It's too bad we soft, fat, Americans have to wait until we have both feet in the grave before we start to TRY and live more healthy !!  Grrrrrrrr!   I PROMISE that I will wean myself off SODA POP, and very soon!   I should be knowing better after studying healing herbs ever since I got back from the Vietnam War in 1970, fasting and other natural home medicine.   Sorry,  I had seen too much of the co-called 'modern medicine' and people dying....    It's just a total  distrust of the Gov't and 'Medical Community,'  Blood supply LIES!  

I was careless and reckless in Vietnam concerning women and free love,  and lucky!  Now days, I would actually be afraid to cheat on my wife, besides it being a horrible sin and so hurtful.  Besides, I love her too much.   I knew a person, who had AIDS, WHO HAD ONE SIMPLE CLOSE ENCOUNTER with a pretty college girl, and got AIDS right off the bat!   Duh!  It only takes one time, as we all should know.  

But can you just imagine a beautiful Paradise Earth, filled with healthy people, after all the wars and killing, in a perfect world??  That time is coming too!  But my own hope is to live in Heaven, along with the Church, the Bride of Christ.  The term church is just an old English word for "Congregation."  They have a special contract, deal, commitment with Jesus Christ.  Why go thru the unsavory business of dying, and / or the Great Tribulation, if you don't need to ??  

In the mean time,  I am just tired of being sick, unhealthy, short of breathe and weak.   I want more energy to serve the Lord and my fellow man.


8 of the Worst Foods for Your Body

8 of the Worst Foods for Your Body

Many people think of healthy eating as consuming a certain number of calories per day. But the truth is, it’s not just about how much you eat but the quality of the food you eat, and how safely it’s been produced. Click through to check out some of the worst foods you can put in your body — you’ll certainly be surprised by a few!
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1. Microwave Popcorn.
Workers in microwave popcorn factories have actually developed an extremely rare form of lung cancer from inhaling fumes. If that isn’t enough of a reason to avoid the stuff, here’s another: the lining of the bags contains perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a substance that has been linked to several other forms of cancer and infertility. Plus, so many microwave popcorns are loaded with bad fats and sodium. Homemade air-popped popcorn can actually be a health food, believe it or not, so stick to that for your next movie night.
Also Check Out: 6 Healthier Alternatives to Movie Popcorn

2. Non-Organic Apples.
Last year, apples won the dubious honor of being the most pesticide-laden produce. Because they aren’t very resistant to pests, apples tend to get sprayed more. They’re also treated with pesticides to extend their shelf life.  If you’re an apple lover, always, always, always buy organic — or don’t buy ‘em at all. Your body will thank you!
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3. Soda.
Several studies have directly linked soda consumption to higher instances of cardiovascular disease, cancer, depression, obesity — you name it. Diet soda isn’t off the hook, either. 9 Disturbing Side Effects of Soda
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4. Chips.
Many brands of chips contain unimaginable amounts of sodium and fat — one bag can often be more than a day’s worth. But it’s not just the nutritional concerns to think about here — chips also contain acrylamide, a chemical that comes with an increased risk of several forms of cancer and infertility. You can also find the scary stuff in french fries.
Try these instead: Crunchy Kale Chips with Sea Salt & Sesame Seeds

5. Canned Tomatoes.
Aside from being far less delicious than the real, fresh, thing, canned tomatoes have the added “perk” of bisphenol-A (BPA) on their cans’ lining. This is the stuff nightmares are made of: BPA has been linked to fetal abnormalities, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, thyroid issues, and even cancer. It’s been banned for use in baby bottles, and overall bans are being considered nationwide. You can get up to 50 mcg of the stuff from canned tomatoes; the acidity makes them more difficult to package than most products, so a safe alternative has been difficult to find. Your best bet, though, is to avoid them all together. Stick to fresh tomatoes or, if need be, tomatoes packaged in glass jars.
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6. Non-Organic Celery.
Celery is the dirtiest of all vegetables — the Environmental Working Group has founded dozens upon dozens of different pesticides on the non-organic stuff.  As with apples, go organic or don’t go at all.
More: Olive Oil Will Extend Your Life

7. Milk with Artificial Hormones.
Many farmers give their cows artificial hormones so they will produce more milk — good for their bottom line, not so good for our health. These hormones lead to higher rates of another hormone, IGF-1, which is thought to increase instances of cancer in humans. Look for milk that is certified organic, or labelled with either rBGH-free or BST-free.
Also Check Out: Skim Milk Doesn’t Do a Body Good

8. Margarine.
If margarine didn’t have any food dye in it, it’d be a delightful shade of gray. If that isn’t evidence enough, what is?!  Though margarine is often thought of as a healthier version of butter (there’s no cholesterol, right?) it’s also a wonderfully terrible source of trans fats — stuff that does, indeed, raise your cholesterol. Here’s your excuse to go back to the real stuff — or, of course, olive oil!
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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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1:57AM PDT on Sep 1, 2013
11:18PM PDT on Aug 31, 2013
Thank you for info.
11:17PM PDT on Aug 31, 2013
Thank you for info.
11:01AM PDT on Aug 30, 2013
Damn you tinned tomatoes- use those in everything! Also, I love Crisps! Eek
11:07AM PDT on Aug 27, 2013
In the last few years,we've gone back to butter and olive oil,but less,and sugar rather than substitutes, but less,and no diet soda. Instead,no soda at all. I tried a hot-air popper. I didn't like it.I use the old-fashioned method, popcorn kernels and olive oil and butter 1/2 &1/2 in the bottom of the pan.When the popping starts, I cover with the lid and shake the pan lightly till the popping stops. I may make more than a pan full so I have my bowl ready to fill as the popcorn over flows. Now THAT's popcorn! It makes about 2 bowls.
8:08PM PDT on Aug 25, 2013

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