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  • Fast Food Advertising
    By Health Blog on January 7, 2013 | No Comments  Comments

    I really don’t understand why fast food companies are not held accountable for their false advertising. The truth is I don’t think they should be allowed to advertise AT ALL, ANYWHERE!! But if they must advertise, make them tell the truth.

    Fast Food Advertising

    Here’s McDonald’s showing you that they DO LIE in their advertising. If I’m buying a car that was advertised as having 8 cylinders, I don’t expect to receive a car with 4 cylinders.

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  • Health Goals for 2013
    By Health Blog on December 30, 2012 | 2 Comments2 Comments  Comments

    With 2012 just about over it’s time to think about resolutions for the new year. My year hasn’t been the best in terms of health as I have over-eaten and under exercised! So I’m carrying a few pounds too many!

    One good thing I have done this year is to quit drinking alcohol completely! No more fine red wine for this little duck. And it really hasn’t been a problem. Friends keep trying to ply me with alcohol, just as the system tries to push it on me at every turn, but it isn’t a problem once you have really made up your mind to quit. My mind and liver thank me for it every day :-)

    So, anyway, here’s my health goals for 2013

    1. Drink more filtered water
    2. Slowly ween myself off coffee: One per day.. then One only when I go to cafes.. then eventually just move to drinking green tea.
    3. Exercise daily, even if its just a 15 minute walk each day.
    4. Become my ideal weight.
    5. Have at least 2 non-meat days every week.
    6. Less sugar!
    7. Less wheat! See Wheat Belly book.
    8. Shop more at farmers markets and organic shops: ignoring idiots like Dr. Oz.
    9. Buy a bike to ride through the forest near my place.
    10. Smile regularly :-)

    What are some of your new years resolutions regarding your health and fitness?

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  • Controversial Dr. Oz Quotes
    By Health Blog on December 23, 2012 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    A recent editorial published in the Time magazine by the celebrity doctor Dr. Mehmet Oz has created some controversy throughout the health blogosphere. Dr. Oz was trying to convince readers of the magazine that the mainstream poisons in your supermarket are as good as organic or local farmers markets produce.

    Here’s a few Dr. Oz quotes from the controversial article..

    “Dispelling these myths — that boutique foods are good, supermarket foods are suspect and you have to spend a lot to eat well — is critical to improving our nation’s health. Organic food is great, it’s just not very democratic.”
    Dr Oz Quote calling organic food undemocratic

    The rise of foodie culture over the past decade has venerated all things small-batch, local-farm and organic — all with premium price tags. But let’s be clear: you don’t need to eat like the 1% to eat healthily.”
    Dr. Oz Quote comparing organic food eaters to the 1%ers

    “After several years of research and experience, I have come to an encouraging conclusion: the American food supply is abundant, nutritionally sound, affordable and, with a few simple considerations, comparable to the most elite organic diets. Save the cash; the 99% diet can be good for you.”
    Dr Oz Quote, again with the 99% and 1% comparisons!


    “There’s no question that free-range chickens and grass-fed, pasture-dwelling cows lead happier — if not appreciably longer — lives than animals raised on factory farms. They are also kept free of hormones and antibiotics and are less likely to carry communicable bacteria like E. coli, which are common on crowded feedlots. If these things are important to you and you have the money to spend, then by all means opt for pricier organic meats.”
    Dr. Oz Quotation making healthy food sound elitist.


    “But for the most part, it’s O.K. to skip the meat boutiques and the high-end butchers. Nutritionally, there is not much difference between, say, grass-fed beef and the feedlot variety.”
    Dr Oz Quote being vague.


    “We know more about the connection between food and health than ever before — down to the molecular level, actually. This has provided us the curious luxury of being fussy, even snooty, about what we eat, considering some foods, well, below our station. That’s silly. Food isn’t about cachet. It’s about nourishment, pleasure and the profound well-being that comes from the way meals draw us together.”
    Dr. Oz Quotes on the wonders of chemical filled foods.


    Mike Adams over at Natural News went into the Dr. Oz sellout in detail here.

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  • Top 10 Fattest States in America
    By Health Blog on August 15, 2012 | 2 Comments2 Comments  Comments

    America is fat.. morbidly obese in many cases. With a fast food store never far away and junk food companies allowed to aggressively advertise their poison whenever and wherever they want, I’m  surprised America isn’t fatter than it already is. In years to come we’ll look back and wonder how we let these evil companies advertise like they do, just as we now view the now banned cigarette advertising. (McDonald’s fast food restaurants and Coca-Cola fizzy sugar liquids being major worldwide sponsors of the recent London Olympic games just blows my mind!)

    obesity in america

    What is Obesity?
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention obesity kicks in when your body mass index or BMI is greater than 30. As an example if you are 5’4” or 1.63 meters tall and weigh more than 174 pounds 79 kilograms you are obese. If you are 5’9” or 1.75 meters tall and weigh more than 203 pounds or  92 kilograms you are obese.

    fattest americans

    In a CDC study it was found that non Hispanic black people tended to have the highest rates of obesity with 49.5% being obese, Mexican Americans with 40.4% obesity, Hispanics 39.1% obesity and non Hispanic white people being 34.3% obese.

    Top Ten Fattest American States
    Mississippi 34.9% obese
    Louisiana 33.4% obese
    West Virginia 32.4% obese
    Alabama 32.0% obese
    Michigan 31.3% obese
    Oklahoma 31.1% obese
    Arkansas 30.9% obese
    Indiana 30.8% obese
    South Carolina 30.8% obese
    Kentucky 30.4% obese
    Texas 30.4% obese

    I listed eleven states as Kentucky and Texas were equal, so technically it’s the top 11 fattest states ;-)

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  • Wheat Belly Book Number 1
    By Health Blog on August 7, 2012 | 2 Comments2 Comments  Comments

    I’m guessing wheat farmers everywhere won’t like this news.. Wheat Belly, the book which advocates the elimination of wheat from our diet by Dr.  William Davis is number 1 on the New York Times best sellers on the hardcover advice list of books.

    wheat belly book review

    It’s a new book on my bookshelf and I’m only part way through it, but I have eliminated most of the wheat from my diet and am feeling better for it. Dr Davis has very compelling arguments which are hard to ignore. See his blog here for more information on wheat and what it’s doing to your body (you’ll be shocked if you haven’t looked into it before)

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