Monday, July 29, 2013

Hi Everyone, September is National Menopause Awareness Month. More info is coming. menopause-awareness-month
Menopause Awareness Month

Friday, June 28, 2013

Food in the News.

10 things Americans eat that are banned elsewhere -

Monday, June 17, 2013

Health Advocacy 101 Podcast

Hello Everyone, I have recorded a Podcast on Health Advocacy 101 that I would like you to listen to. This podcast is geared towards people whom are overdue for their yearly checkup and provides basic information on how to prepare for the office visit. This teaching tool will help you tremendously in preparing yourself, family members and friends for a visit to the doctor. Please let me know how this has been of benefit to you. I wish you healthy blessings on your next checkup.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tips for Avoiding GMOs

As obtained from the Institute of Responsible Technology website:

Tip #1: Buy Organic
Certified organic products cannot intentionally include any GMO ingredients. Buy products labeled “100% organic,” “organic,” or “made with organic ingredients.” You can be doubly sure if the product also has a Non-GMO Project Verified Seal. 

Tip #2: 
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Look for Non-GMO Project Seals
Products that carry the Non-GMO Project Seal are independently verified to be in compliance with North America’s only third party standard for GMO avoidance, including testing of at-risk ingredients. The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to providing consumers with clearly labeled and independently verified non-GMO choices. Look for dairy products labeled "No rBGH or rBST,” or “artificial hormone-free.”

Tip #3:  Avoid at-risk ingredients
If it’s not labeled organic or verified non-GMO: Avoid products made with ingredients that might be derived from GMOs (see list). The eight GM food crops are Corn, Soybeans, Canola, Cottonseed, Sugar Beets, Hawaiian Papaya (most) and a small amount of Zucchini and Yellow Squash.

Sugar If a non-organic product made in North American lists “sugar” as an ingredient (and NOT pure cane sugar), then it is almost certainly a combination of sugar from both sugar cane and GM sugar beets.

Dairy Products may be from cows injected with GM bovine growth hormone. Look for labels stating No rBGH, rBST, or artificial hormones.

Tip #4: Download IRT's Shopping Guides
Use either IRT’s new Non-GMO Shopping Tips brochure or redesigned Non-GMO Shopping Guide to help you identify and avoid GM foods. We devote an entire page in each guide to help you uncover hidden GM ingredients on food labels that often read more like a chemical periodic table. If you have an iPhone, download our ShopNoGMO guide for free from the iTunes store. 

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Farmer Assurance Provision (Section 733), “Monsanto Protection Act” Section 735 of HR 933

President Obama signed the Farmer Assurance Provision (Section 733), “Monsanto Protection Act”  Section  735 of HR 933, on March 26, 2013

What You Need To Know

The Farmer Assurance Provision prevents activists from forcing farmers to abandon or destroy genetically modified (GM) or genetically engineered (GE) crops that have already received U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

What are GMO’s
 According to the Institute for Responsible Technology, A GMO (genetically modified organism) is the result of a laboratory process of taking genes from one species and inserting them into another in an attempt to obtain a desired trait or characteristic, hence they are also known as transgenic organisms. This process may be called either Genetic Engineering (GE) or Genetic Modification (GM); they are one and the same. Genetic engineering is completely different from traditional breeding and carries unique risks. In traditional breeding it is possible to mate a pig with another pig to get a new variety, but is not possible to mate a pig with a potato or a mouse. Even when species that may seem to be closely related do succeed in breeding, the offspring are usually infertile, ½ a horse, for example, can mate with a donkey, but the offspring (a mule) is sterile. With genetic engineering, scientists can breach species barriers set up by nature. For example, they have spliced fish genes into tomatoes. The results are plants (or animals) with traits that would be virtually impossible to obtain with natural processes, such as crossbreeding or grafting. 

Why This Matters

By approving this Act, President Obama is allowing Monsanto to be protected from any litigation involving health risks.  Many food activists feel very strongly that if Monsanto truly believed there was no inherent safety risks associated with their products, they would not be fighting to be protected from any litigation, involving health risks.  

The passing of the Farmer Assurance Provision (Section 733), “Monsanto Protection Act” Section  735 of HR 933, has put the spotlight on the need for the strict regulation of genetically modified organisms (GMO) and genetic engineering (GE). Consumers have a right to know if their food has been genetically engineered or modified.  The effects of suing GE crops are not known because there has not been a lot of research conducted to provide an in-depth analysis. According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, Monsanto has become the sole owner of many of the very seeds necessary to support the world's food supply, an incredibly powerful position that no for-profit company should ever hold. In the October 7, 2010 edition of the Ecologist, it was noted that since the mid-1990s just five biotech giants - Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, Dow and DuPont - have bought up more than 200 other companies between them to dominate our access to seeds. These seed companies not only threaten the continuation of sustainable, renewable farming practices, their monopoly over the food supply threatens the health of every single person on the planet. 

Call To Action

Review Genetically Modified Foods in America - Health Documentary | Food industry

Please share with your family and friends. Notify your Congressmen and Say No To GMOs!