Chris and Lucinda Clausing
As we embark upon our eleventh year with Frequency Foods, the time has come to pass the torch back to two amazing people who started the living food concept we embraced almost 20 years ago – Dan and LeAra Clausing. These two incredible people personify integrity, wisdom, experience and passion. They have dedicated their lives together to helping others achieve and maintain health and well being and consistently perched themselves on the cutting edge of new technologies and innovative concepts. With their knowledge and understanding of the importance of life force energy in all foods, Frequency Foods will undoubtedly lead the industry in new products and services moving forward.
Although always looking towards the future, Dan and LeAra also appreciate that Frequency Foods is where we are today because our existing foundational products work and people’s lives are dependent upon their continued supply. Rest assured, the products you have come to know and love will remain in the line as is and the formulas and suppliers of our foundational products will not change. However, stay tuned for some revolutionary developments that Dan and LeAra have in store for you – it is going to be an exciting time!
When making this decision late last year, it was of the utmost importance that whoever took over our roles at Frequency Foods share the same passion and commitment to your health and nutrition and may we say Frequency Foods could not be in better hands. As Lucinda and I transition out of our direct responsibilities with the company, it is with tremendous pride that we leave Frequency Foods with such impeccable leadership.
However, this announcement brings about a bitter sweet emotion as we will miss the opportunities we had each day to speak with you and learn about your families and friends and neighbors. In a world dominated by technology and impersonal communication, all of you within the Frequency Foods community truly enriched our lives. Although we will be moving forward with other opportunities in our personal and professional lives, Frequency Foods and all who have made the last 10 years possible will forever be in our hearts and prayers. With the highest gratitude and deepest sincerity we say thank you all so very much for your continued support over the last decade and wish you and your loved ones happiness, long life and great health!
Most people who are into natural health are aware that being healthy involves balance in all three aspects of mind, body, and spirit.
Well, They’re Not Gone was my journey into connecting with spirit. Here is a little about it!
Local Author Sharing Hope for the Holidays with New Book titled
“They’re Not Gone.”
Phoenixville, PA – December 02, 2009 – Local author, A.P. Morris, released a non-fiction book, They’re Not Gone, to coincide with the holiday season.
They’re Not Gone shares stories of 13 people whose loved ones passed away and their eventual ‘reconnection’ through the assistance of local Psychic Medium, Ricky Wood. Each story contains ‘evidence’ that their spirits are still very much alive. Wood delivers specifics from names and dates to mannerisms and jokes to verify the spirit who is communicating.
“I wanted to share my story to give others hope, especially during the holiday season when missing them can be even more difficult. I am now 100% positive that our loved ones don’t vanish with death, they are still very much alive,” Morris said.
A.P. Morris’s story in the book tells of the loss of her brother to suicide when she was just 16 years old. After hearing from him through Psychic medium Ricky Wood, her life was transformed. Ricky Wood referred to a nickname of her brother’s that she had never told a soul about, allowing her to know definitively that he was still ‘alive.’
“I spent so many holiday seasons sad and depressed because I missed my brother so desperately. If I’d only known that he wasn’t just gone, I think it may have been a whole lot easier for me,” A.P. Morris, author, said.
Each story offers a different type of love, loss, and lesson. Whether you’ve lost a child, spouse, parent, or great friend, there is a relationship that everyone can relate with. Following each story, there is a question and answer section where the reader gets to learn more about Ricky’s beliefs based on his years of experience working as a Psychic Medium.
“I’m very excited to have the opportunity to share some amazing true life stories. The information contained in this book could change so many people’s lives. I know – it changed mine,” Morris said.
A.P. Morris feels that it was easier for her to believe in the continued existence of our spirits after she received ‘proof.’ Her hope is that by sharing these stories it will bring peace to many people’s lives, especially during this holiday season.
Meet the Author – at the “Holiday Bazaar” at Phoenixville Middle School (hosted by the National Junior Honor Society) on Saturday December 12, 2009 from 10am – 3pm.
*A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a non-profit organization Urban Compass located in Southern California. Urban Compass was formed in partnership with local schools to combat poverty and violence and make a difference in children’s lives by providing tutoring support, enrichment activities, and field trips to keep the children engaged in a positive learning experience and off the streets.
To learn more or donate directly you can go to www.urbancompass.org*
If you wish to contact A.P. Morris, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I know… all the pro-vacciner’s are probably already pissed from the title.
I’m not here to say whether they are good or bad.
Although personally I feel there are entirely too many given to our children. ESPECIALLY when they are given 3 and 4 shots at once!
I feel this way through personal experience when my daughter received 4 at once and within a week developed a 105 degree fever. After a work up in the emergency room I was told “there is nothing wrong with her.”
After this she developed Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Huh, coincidence. I think not. Even medical doctors today who are for vaccine’s have no qualms about her NOT getting anymore – which says something in this day and age.
A friend of mine recently took her son to the doctor and they wanted to give him 3 shots at once. When she heeded my advice to
- have one at a time
- months apart
- and when he was healthy.
Well her previously well-mannered doctor had a fit. (talking down to her with irritation and annoyance)
So WHY is it that doctors are so angered by parents wanting to be “safe” in this day and age of extraordinary amount of diagnosis – autism, ADHD, bipolar, and many more?
I mean – these were so rare when i was a kid. And yes they were rare, even if a few were undiagnosed.
No i don’t believe that vaccines are evil. I believe too many, to soon, together, along with dangerous preservatives is wrong.
But put together the so called food most people eat these days – artificial this and that – nothing alive like fresh fruits and veggies. (Even those are so much less healthy because of overworked soil and pesticides) Along with the amount of vaccines we receive and pollution.
Mix it all together and what do we get – tons of childhood illness that were almost unheard of 30 years ago.
So – it now seems that the powers that be who push this ridiculous amount of vaccines are even scaring some of the medical community. Take a look at this –
Contains Thimerosal? That lovely mercury preservative so disputed these days….if you still haven’t gotten clear on what it is and why it is so bad, here you go….
Thimerosal is the preservative of choice for vaccine manufacturers. First introduced by Eli Lilly and Company in the late 1920s and early 1930s, the company began selling it as a preservative in vaccines in the 1940s. Thimerosal contains 49.6 percent mercury by weight and is metabolized or degraded into ethylmercury and thiosalicylate. Mercury, or more precisely, ethylmercury, is the principle agent that kills contaminants. Unfortunately, mercury also kills much more than that.
The Department of Defense classifies mercury as a hazardous material that could cause death if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Studies indicate that mercury tends to accumulate in the brains of primates and other animals after they are injected with vaccines. Mercury poisoning has been linked to cardiovascular disease, autism, seizures, mental retardation, hyperactivity, dyslexia and many other nervous system conditions. That’s why the FDA rigorously limits exposure to mercury in foods and drugs. Some common sources of mercury include dental amalgam fillings, various vaccines and certain fish contaminated by polluted ocean waters.
Eli Lilly and Co. supposedly answered this question for us back in 1930. Concluding thimerosal to be of “a very low order of toxicity . . . for man,” the company hired its own doctors to perform thimerosal experiments in Indianapolis City Hospital on meningitis patients during a severe outbreak in 1929. This 60-year-old evidence was still quoted on the company’s brochures as recently as 1990. Andrew Waters, who is involved in a lawsuit against Eli Lilly, claims that most critical studies on the toxicity of thimerosal were suppressed by the company until now.
That might explain why thimerosal was eliminated in many countries 20 years ago. In 1977, a Russian study found that adults exposed to ethylmercury, the form of mercury in thimerosal, suffered brain damage years later. Studies on thimerosal poisoning also describe tubular necrosis and nervous system injury, including obtundation, coma and death. As a result of these findings, Russia banned thimerosal from children’s vaccines in 1980. Denmark, Austria, Japan, Great Britain and all the Scandinavian countries have also banned the preservative.
Eli Lilly stuck to its “scientific” facts, but the truth began slipping between the cracks in 1999. After the number of immunizations rose to 12 to 15 per child, the public finally became privy to the possible dangers of thimerosal. One 1999 study revealed that some infants, due to a genetic or developmental factor, lack the ability to eliminate mercury. Trace amounts of mercury in these infants, when accumulated over several vaccines, could pose a severe health risk. Some vaccines, such as vaccines for hepatitis B, contained as much as 12.5 micrograms of mercury per dose. That’s more than 100 times the EPA’s upper limit standard when administered to infants.
Why is mercury toxic in all ways except through vaccines? Enough said.
The other thing that confuses me is this – if our vaccines are so great and our health care powers that be are so enlightened then why –
According to the World Health Organization,
those of us in the USA have the most
expensive health care in the world with
results at 72nd.
Don’t you love that fresh clean feeling just after you wash your face?
Then you may put on a moisturizer (especially if you are maturing like myself (:)
It makes your skin feel smoother and it may even give you a glow?
We are doing this so our skin is healthy and moisturized to keep it looking young and less wrinkled.
But do you know what chemicals you may be putting in your body? Do you know they may be doing you more harm then good?
Before getting into learning about health – I never thought about it. I used whatever lotion I had, thinking I was doing my skin a favor. What I didn’t know was how awful for me the chemical filled lotions were.
Here are a few examples of common ingredients in moisturizers:
- Propylene Glycol (PG) & Butylene Glycol. These are petroleum plastics that easily penetrate the skin and can weaken protein and cellular structure. PG is a solvent so powerful it dissolves through a stainless steel tank in 48 hours so it has to be stored in plastic drums. The EPA considers PG so toxic that it requires workers to wear protective gloves, clothing and goggles. However, Propylene Glycol is used in some products in concentrations of up to 20%. It is also the main ingredient in certain types of Antifreeze. How’s that for good skin care?
- Mineral Oil. A petroleum by-product that coats the skin like plastic, clogging the pores. It interferes with the skin’s ability to eliminate toxins, promoting acne and other disorders. It slows down skin function and cell development. Note: Baby Oil is 100% Mineral Oil!
- DMDM Hydantoin. Just one of the many preservatives that often release formaldehyde which may cause joint pain, skin reactions, allergies, depression, headaches, chest pains, ear infections, chronic fatigue, dizziness, and loss of sleep.
- Parabens can mimic the hormone estrogen, which is known to play a role in the development of breast cancers. Do you really want to take the chance that they might do so? In the July 2002 issue of the Archives of Toxicology , Dr. S. Oishi of the Department of Toxicology, Tokyo Metropolitan Research Laboratory of Public Health reported that exposure of newborn male mammals to butylparaben “adversely affects the secretion of testosterone and the function of the male reproductive system.” If that is not enough to avoid a product that can easily be avoided, I don’t know what is! There are a lot of other reports available all over the internet, but most of them are all related to reproductive health in some way or another. Not really something to mess with, huh?
Does this information surprise you? Remember the primary reason a cosmetic company is in business is for profit. These synthetic ingredients are plentiful and inexpensive therefore allowing more room for profit. Even products claiming to be natural often bury the few natural ingredients in a long list of synthetic chemicals. There is no legal definition for the word natural, so don’t be fooled. Read the labels carefully and verify for yourself.
Why does the FDA allow ingredients like these in products that are applied to the largest organ we have – our skin?
Most consumers would be surprised to learn that the government does not require health studies or pre-market testing for cosmetics and other personal care products before they are sold. According to the government agency that regulates cosmetics, the FDA’s Office of Cosmetics and Colors, “…a cosmetic manufacturer may use almost any raw material as a cosmetic ingredient and market the product without an approval from FDA” (FDA 1995).
Lovely! Any ingredients.
The toxicity of product ingredients is scrutinized almost exclusively by a self-policing industry safety committee, the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) panel. Because testing is voluntary and controlled by the manufacturers, many ingredients in cosmetics products are not safety tested at all. Environmental Working Group’s analysis of industry and government sources shows that:
* Eighty-nine (89) percent of the 10,500 ingredients FDA has determined are used in personal care products (FDA 2000) have not been evaluated for safety by the CIR, the FDA, or any other publicly accountable institution (FDA 2000, CIR 2003).
The absence of government oversight for this $35 billion industry leads to companies routinely marketing products with ingredients that are poorly studied, not studied at all, or worse, known to pose potentially serious health risks.
Well they wouldn’t knowingly add harmful ingredients – right?
One of every 120 products on the market contains ingredients certified by government authorities as known or probable human carcinogens, including shampoos, lotions, make-up foundations, and lip balms manufactured by Almay, Neutrogena, Grecian Formula, and others. An astonishing one-third of all products contain one or more ingredients classified as possible human carcinogens.
Nearly 70 percent of all products contain ingredients that can be contaminated with impurities linked to cancer and other health problems. Studies by FDA and European agencies show that these impurities are common, in some cases occurring in nearly half of all products tested (FDA 1996, DTI 1998). Some manufacturers buy ingredients certified by an independent organization called United States Pharmacopeia (USP). These ingredients may contain lower levels of harmful impurities, but the criteria for certification are not public. There are no federal standards for ingredient purity. While it seems likely that some companies purchase or manufacture refined, purified ingredients, it is equally likely that many do not. Consumers and government health officials have no way to know.
Facial moisturizers are put on your face 1-2 times a day! I know I don’t want to take the chance….
For woman who are thinking of having children, according to this study, will most likely affect your unborn children.
Look at this study:
World Wildlife Fund (UK)
- 30 new-born babies
- Blood tests taken from the umbilical cord
- Analyzed for the presence of 35 chemicals
- Every baby tested positive for chemicals
- Chemicals found have suspected links to birth defects, genital abnormalities, and certain types of cancer
- All babies contained at least 5 of the 35 chemicals
- Some contained as many as 14 of the 35 chemicals
If you want something that moisturizes and much more and it only contains three ingredients that are so natural you eat them – give Sateen Facial Oil a try!
You are worth it. Your face deserves it. Your skin will thank you.
To Your Health!
If you are a 140 lb woman eating 1 6 oz can of Albacore Tuna = you are getting 140% of the EPA limit of Mercury exposure! For a 65 lb. child eating 3 oz. = 150% of the EPA limit of ‘safe’ mercury exposure.
In other words, there is way too much mercury to consider it “SAFE” to eat in my opinion. (Which sucks because I love tuna. And so does my daughter – which was something different to give her besides the daily PB & J.)
So about 4 years ago when I got into eating ‘organic’ & ‘healthy’ foods – I quit buying tuna and most foods from the typical grocery store. I am delighted to see that a lot of stores these days at least have a small section with organic choices, although I look forward to a time when that is how most food is sold!
At first, I thought the can of Tuna on the shelf in the ‘healthy’ whole food store must be OK, Right?
It made me wonder what the difference was. So I did a little searching online.
My first great discovery – a website called GOT MERCURY? – (very cute.. ) It has a ‘Mercury Calculator‘ so you can put in your weight and the type of fish (even differentiating between albacore, yellow fin, and light tuna) to find what your mercury exposure is.
There is even an ‘Advanced Calculator’ for people who consume more than 1 serving a week! Brace yourself – you will be shocked at how much mercury you may be consuming!
Here is what I found for myself and the fish I like –
- Tilapia – 0%
- Salmon – 0%
- Scallop – 20%
- Flounder – 20%
- Crab/Shrimp – 20%
- Cod – 30%
- Light Tuna – 50%
Now the NOT so good list – (I ate occasionally and will now be avoiding!)
- Mahi Mahi – 60%
- Halibut – 90%
- Lobster – 110%
- Yellow fin Tuna – 120%
- Albacore Tuna – 130%
- Orange Roughy – 200%
I did find this interesting the sight about Tuna –
How do I know if my tuna is chunk light or albacore? Most tuna cans are labeled as either albacore or chunk light. Albacore tuna, according to recent testing by the FDA, contains 3 times as much mercury as does chunk light. You should avoid albacore tuna if you wish to keep your blood mercury level low. There are exceptions, however. Some companies sell albacore that is troll-caught. These species are younger fish and therefore contain lower levels of mercury. According to a recent study from Oregon State University, troll-caught albacore mercury levels are similar to chunk light levels (on average. 0.14 parts per million). Data for troll-caught data in the mercury calculator above is from the OSU study. Cans of chunk light tuna typically contain skipjack tuna which is a smaller species of fish and therefore contains lower mercury levels (on average. 0.123 parts per million). You can compare the mercury levels between the two in the mercury calculator above.
For some reason – I always thought Albacore was the good one to get – wow was I wrong!
Then I found in a Dr. Mercola article – that Mercury is NOT the only worry–
Other Contaminants include:
Think that Farm Raised means cleaner healthier fish? Think again!
If you eat fish in a restaurant, it most likely came from a fish farm. Almost half of the salmon, 40 percent of the mollusks, and 65 percent of the freshwater fish consumed today are raised on fish farms. Not surprisingly, fish farming, a multimillion-dollar industry, has become one of the fastest-growing sections of the food production market.
What many people don’t know is that farmed fish face many of the same health issues as factory-farmed animals. In order to be profitable, fish farms must raise large quantities of fish in confined areas, and the overcrowding leads to disease and injuries to the fish. The fish are given antibiotics and chemicals for the parasites like sea lice, skin and gill infections and other diseases that commonly affect them.
The fish are also given drugs and hormones, and sometimes are genetically modified, to accelerate growth and change reproductive behaviors. Farmed salmon are also given chemicals, canthaxanthin and astaxanthin, to turn their flesh pink in order to make them more marketable. Wild salmon eat a diet of shrimp and krill, which contain natural chemicals that make the salmon pink. Farm-raised salmon do not eat a natural diet, so their flesh would be gray if they were not given the additives.
Unfortunately, my fish consumption is rare because of this information which is a shame because it is so good!
I didn’t realize how unhealthy Tuna was so I wanted to share what I’d learned. We all hear that our oceans are contaminated but I was shocked at how badly.
Why this continues to happen? Another blog….
To Your Health!
I sure hope not … there are some steps you can take to help lower your risk.
A really easy one that I heard President Obama say last night on TV
WASH YOUR HANDS! And like I told my daughter, DON”T PUT YOUR HANDS IN YOUR MOUTH, NOSE, Or EYES! Easier said then done I know… you get an eyelash or something in your eye – that goes out the window unless you are very conscientious about it.
Sound familiar? Same thing you hear when it is the winter ‘flu’ season.
If you’d rather not try the natural ways to avoid it and if you do end up with the Swine Flu – Plan on getting some Tamiflu?
Per Dr. Mercola’s article –
Remember, Tamiflu went through some rough times not too long ago, as the dangers of this drug came to light when, in 2007, the FDA finally began investigating some 1,800 adverse event reports related to the drug. Common side effects of Tamiflu include:
More serious symptoms included convulsions, delirium or delusions, and 14 deaths in children and teens as a result of neuropsychiatric problems and brain infections (which led Japan to ban Tamiflu for children in 2007). And that”s for a drug that, when used as directed, only reduces the duration of influenza symptoms by 1 to 1 ½ days, according to the official data.
But making matters worse, some patients with influenza are at HIGHER risk for secondary bacterial infections when on Tamiflu. And secondary bacterial infections, as I mentioned earlier, was likely the REAL cause of the mass fatalities during the 1918 pandemic!
I think I’d rather try to avoid getting it if possible.
Hoping for a vaccine in the near future? You might not ever want a flu vaccine again after you watch this!– What Ingredients are in Your Flu Shot? You’ll Be Shocked!
So all this media coverage got me thinking… Where the heck did this come from?
Supposedly, they don’t know…. but the Health Freedom Alliance has stated –
“It appears this strain was created in a lab and “escaped.” Take necessary action now to boost your immune system.
Wondering more about this “escape” – I found more about this in Mercola’s special report –
In addition, Army criminal investigators are looking into the possibility that disease samples are missing from biolabs at Fort Detrick — the same Army research lab from which the 2001 anthrax strain was released, according to a recent article in the Fredrick News Post.13 In February, the top biodefense lab halted all its research into Ebola, anthrax, plague, and other diseases known as “select agents,” after they discovered virus samples that weren”t listed in its inventory and might have been switched with something else. (click here to ready the full theory.)
Wow, what a mess…
My best to you!
Money Is Tight so What Fruits & Veggies Should I Buy Organic & Which Can I Buy Conventionally Grown?
In today’s economy you may be feeling the pinch. Even if you aren’t, you may be more aware of how much you are spending. Either that is what is happening to me, or food prices just continue to climb! Probably both.
But I am a believer in eating organically. It is a fact that organically grown food has a higher vitamin/mineral content than conventionally grown produce.
Besides that I prefer to eat my fruits & veggies without all the pesticides and insecticides that conventionally grown produce offers you. If you want to know why it is better to NOT consume these dangerous chemicals – that is a whole other blog!
So what to do when my shopping list is bigger than my budget and I’m out of coupons? Buy some stuff that isn’t organic. It doesn’t thrill me but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.
What then is the ‘must have’ organic produce? Which are OK to buy non-organic?
Announcing a new update to an old favorite: it’s the 5th edition of EWG’s classic Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides, now with the latest government data. This handy guide shows you the fruits and veggies with the most and least pesticides, so you know which to always buy organic and which are pretty clean even when conventionally grown.
The Full List: 47 Fruits & Veggies
|RANK||FRUIT OR VEGGIE||SCORE|
|1 (worst)||Peach||100 (highest pesticide load)|
|3||Sweet Bell Pepper||83|
|10||Grapes – Imported||66|
|21||Grapes – Domestic||44|
|41||Sweet Peas – Frozen||10|
|45||Sweet Corn – Frozen||2|
|47 (best)||Onion||1 (lowest pesticide load)|
Note: We ranked a total of 47 different fruits and vegetables but grapes are listed twice because we looked at both domestic and imported samples.
Find out what changed about bananas, carrots, and spinach (among others), and get a printable version of the wallet-sized guide.
Hope this helps you in making decisions when shopping!
To Your Health!