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Is the High Fructose Corn Syrup Ad Right – Is it Harmless?

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A few friends had mentioned seeing a commercial stating that High Fructose Corn Syrup was natural and harmless.  I finally saw it myself this weekend.  Wow, what I was most amazed about was the lack of information that was given.  I guess when you are trying to promote a unhealthy product, less is more.

If you haven’t seen it – a man and woman are picnicking and the woman is holding a red Popsicle.  She offers it to him and he declines because it has high fructose corn syrup in it.  When she asks him Why that is a ‘bad’ thing, he is unable to respond.  This is the crux of the commercial, he can’t verbalize WHY it has a negative effect on his health.  Because of this, she tells him that it is made from corn and it is natural.  Then finishing with something about it being OK in moderation.

The sad fact is unless you have a PhD in natural health and /or nutrition, it is hard to articulate what you’ve read and believe. I know… I still have trouble sometimes and it has been my main reading/hobby/interest/career for the last 5 years!

Having a massive interest in ‘natural’ food and ‘alternative’ health, spawned by my daughter’s miraculous recovery from JRA (Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis) using these methods, I’ve removed High Fructose Corn Syrup from my family’s diet.                                                                                                                                                                    picture-of-101-great-ways-improve-your-healththumbnail

I’m not surprised that this commercial is out… I mean the organic food movement is getting larger.  When I began eating all organic food years ago, there was not an organic piece of produce or anything in the ‘regular’ grocery store.  Now most stores at last have some sections designated for organic products.  Most of these labels state NO HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, which is one of the ingredients informed consumers look to avoid.  The corn syrup producers must be very unhappy about this and are trying to fight their demise.

After watching the commercial I thought about what I would have said when asked WHY is HFCS bad?

Well, what I know is that High Fructose Corn Syrup is unhealthy because it is a sweetener which raises insulin levels, which has negative effects on the body.  Just like it is a well known fact today that sugar does this and it is best to minimize or omit it from your diet.

So what makes HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP so bad?  You can read many different articles that give you the scientific breakdown of what HFCS is and why is is unhealthy.  To read specifics, check out – What is High Fructose Corn Syrup or  Six Reasons Why Corn is Making You Fat by Joseph Mercola.

But the overall picture is this.  High Fructose Corn Syrup was created by Japanese Scientists in the 70’s. (which back before this obesity rates were very low, coincidence?)

HFCS is now the prevalent sweetener used in the US for many reasons, but mostly money.  It is cheaper. (surprise surprise)

It isn’t natural because it is modified.  High Fructose Corn Syrup is made by adding enzymes to cornstarch to change the make up.

I could go on and on, but why?  You’ll forget and it really isn’t important.  Why? Because it is just as bad for you as sugar and is more prevalent in the American diet than sugar.  And no one is arguing that we need to cut back on sugar.

I mean every knows and doesn’t fight the fact that:        sugar2

Here is a list of ways sugar can affect your health:

So it seems kind of silly that this is the Pro’s list for High Fructose Corn Syrup –

The Pro-High Fructose Corn Syrup people, namely those involved in its sale, and hhmm money, say that –

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January 12, 2009 at 5:03 pm 9 comments

NO MORE Medicine for Allergies, Depression, and More!

Before I heard about Supplements, organic food, and alternative therapies, I took many different medications. Some were prescription and some over the counter.

Here are just the ones i recall off of the top of my head:

*numerous allergy medications

*migraine medicine

*IBS medicine

*numerous antacids and GERD Medicine

*numerous different anti-depressants

*anti-anxiety medicine

*pain medication

Here are the prescription or over the counter medicines I take now:

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I like my NOW list much better!

No, it wasn’t fast – like when taking a pill. No, it wasn’t easy – like popping a pill. No, it wasn’t as cheap as a prescription covered by your insurance.

But – I didn’t want to treat the symptoms – and continue to hurt myself with poor nutrition, no exercise, and potentially harmful medications to cover up the problems I was having.

My body wasn’t ‘acting out’ giving me these symptoms just so i would take a pill and treat the symptoms. It was telling me – things are not right. “You are not feeding and supplementing properly. You are lacking nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and digestive enzymes. You are not exercising me and making me strong. You are not letting go of the past and living in the now – this negativity is hurting you.”

So over the last 4-5 years, it has been a process. Gradually changing my ways. Am I perfect now? No – no one is.

But the proof is in my list. My body is getting healthier.

If you want it bad enough – you can make it happen. My best in your journey.

Want to read more about the supplements I take and why? Check out www.GreenLifeSaver.net.

If you want to read more about the spiritual work I’ve been doing check out my other blog Why? under ‘A New Earth’ category or better yet check out Eckhart Tolle’s site.

To Your Health!

Amy

May 21, 2008 at 8:27 pm 2 comments

Looking for an All-in-One Vitamin-Mineral-Enzyme Blend?

Do you know you need to supplement with a multi-vitamin but you’re confused about which one to take? Don’t waste your money on inferior products! www.GreenLifeSaver.net is happy to offer you a high-quality, bioavailable, multi that takes the guesswork out of it!

Frequency Foods is proud to announce a fantastic new addition to our product line: VME Complete!

Every once in a while a product comes along that promises to change lives forever. VME Complete is that type of product. Over the past year, Frequency Foods has sought out to add to our product line a truly effective, powerful, and perfectly balanced “all-in-one” supplement that would not only complement the other products in the line but also stand alone for those who want the ease and simplicity of one supplement regime.

The name says it all – VME Complete (abbreviation for Vitamin – Mineral – Enzyme). A complete formula containing an extensive vitamin complex including Vitamins A, C, D, E and K plus a FULL B-Vitamin complex for energy, anti-aging, and extra vitality throughout the day. The added powerful enzyme complex allows for continual digestion of the vitamin-mineral matrix that results in far higher bio-availability of its ingredients.

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To Your Health!

www.GreenLifeSaver.net

May 13, 2008 at 1:53 pm Leave a comment

Tired of Allergy Med’s? Does Vitamin C work better?

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It does for me! It has been 3 years since my last allergy pill!

Having suffered from allergies for most of my life, I’d taken Claratin-D for 7 years almost on a daily basis. When I began taking Frequency Foods products, I had no idea that they could be so potent and life-changing!

After a few months of taking the Quantum Vitamin C, I noticed my need for the allergy pill was diminishing. My eyes weren’t as red and irritated and my nose wasn’t as congested.

The only time my allergies seem to rear their head now is in the spring. But instead of taking an allergy pill, I take 2 Quantum Vitamin C when I wake up. Within a half and hour, I can breathe and I’m wide awake! (with no heart palpitations or jitters!) And they seem to be less severe each year…. which tells me my immune system is getting healthier instead of just treating the allergic symptoms with an allergy pill.

I’d never noticed this difference when taking other Vitamin C supplements.

Why I asked? For quite a few reasons I found out from Frequency Foods.

Their Quantum Vitamin C is derived from a natural, whole-food source for maximum effectiveness – many other Vitamin C products use synthetic forms of ascorbic acid which the human body cannot absorb.

Frequency Foods Quantum Vitamin C contains a mineral blend that includes potassium, magnesium, sodium, zinc, and iron – exactly like you would find in natural foods.

And there are quite a few others as well. So if you suffer from allergies and want to learn more about the differences in the quality and effectiveness of Vitamin C products, Click Here to learn more..

To your health!

www.GreenLifeSaver.net

February 21, 2008 at 7:46 pm Leave a comment

Stop Throwing Away Your Money on Probiotics!

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Take your probiotics, just make sure they’re the right ones!

What are Probiotics? They are the ‘friendly’ gut flora that naturally occur in the body. You can benefit from supplementing with these ‘good guys’ when the ‘bad’ bacteria have taken over this ‘good’ supply. This usually happens when ingesting too much sugar, or using antibiotics for example.

They aren’t cheap and there are so many different brands on the market, how do you know which one to buy?

There are a few factors to consider before buying…

  • Does the company improperly freeze dry? If they do, it can kill up to 90% of the viable organisms. Which means there is not a point in taking probiotics if the ‘good’ guys are dead.
  • Are they able to survive sealed in the bottle? If they weren’t improperly freeze dried and they are alive – are they sealed in with nutrients that can feed them until you ingest them? If not, how many are still alive by that time?
  • Do the ‘good’ guys have an escort through the acid bath of the stomach and small intestine so they can attach to the gut wall? Most don’t survive the acid bath trip so if they survived freezing, and their stay in the bottle, they probably won’t make it through the acid without help.
  • Are the strands of ‘good’ guys the ones that have the highest success rate of gut wall attachment? If not, then surviving freeze drying, bottle life, and the acid bath, will they be able to attach and multiply so they can work for you?

Probiotics from Frequency Foods address all of these issues, so you know that you are getting what you pay for!

Click Here to learn more about the superior benefits of Frequency Foods Probiotics!

To Your Health!

www.greenlifesaver.net.

February 4, 2008 at 4:24 pm Leave a comment


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