Food manufacturers are very sneaky when it come to labeling their food. They will try to use certain words to make it seem like their food is 100 percent organic or natural. Many people think that if the food has an organic seal, it is considered 100 percent organic. In reality, most foods in regular grocery stores are usually not 100 percent organic.
Archive for April, 2009
The flu is always a hot topic every year because during flu season a large number of people get sick. Those who have lung problems and weak immune systems may even die from this contagious airborne disease. It has been a few decades since the world saw a flu pandemic but this may change within the next few weeks.
One of the main causes of constipation is unhealthy diet low in fiber. Not drinking enough water is also another cause of constipation. You should drink 6 to 8 cups of water per day depending on your diet and your activity level. Dietary fiber is crucial for preventing constipation because it increases bowel movement and prevents the large intestine (colon) from absorbing too much water.
Happiness is something that most of us search for our whole lives because it gives us hope. Unfortunately, many of us are searching for happiness in the wrong places and time. When searching for happiness, we tend to rely on material necessities, such as money, jewelry, cars, drugs, etc. We also rely too much on other people, such as friends, family members and our spouse to fill the void (emptiness) within us. These external things can bring certain levels of peace and happiness into our lives, but they are temporary and is not true happiness. In order to find true happiness to help fill the void within us, each of us needs to look within ourselves and understand our own spirit/soul. By understanding our spirit, we will soon realize that we have been living a life controlled by our created false-self, the ego.
Have you ever wondered why there are brand stickers on fruit? The stickers are not just for branding but can actually tell you how the product was grown or created. By reading the PLU code on the fruit label, you can tell if the fruit was organically grown or genetically engineered. Scientists have not perfected the art of creating genetically modified food; therefore, consuming it may cause unknown allergens and strange side effects.
When reading food label, many of us failed to read the ingredients list. The ingredients list is where you can find all the ingredients that were added to the food. In general, if the ingredients listed on the food label have a bunch of scientific words that are hard to pronounce, it would be wise to avoid it. Also, the first few ingredients should never be sugar, high fructose and fructose.
Great tips on how to choose healthier salad dressings. Most salad dressings contain saturated fat, refined sugar, preservatives (possibly MSG) and artificial flavors. Even the fat free salad dressings are not good for you because they contain little nutrients and full of preservatives.
The spine twist exercise below is design to reduce tension of the spine and stimulates its nerves. The twisting motion helps loosen up the spine which allows better blood flow and increases flexibility. Some yoga practitioners believe that twisting the spine to a certain degree can help open the heart chakra and also increase lung capacity.
Global warming is a topic that is catching a lot of attentions, because people are starting to see its catastrophic effects. Unfortunately, many of them are getting their information from certain medias and politicians that don’t have good knowledge about the causes of global warming. These sources did an excellent job brainwashing the public to believe that man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) is the main cause of global warming.
The diary industry has manipulated most people to believe that conventional cow milk is the best source of calcium. Their marketing campaign even got our government to back them up. The truth is, conventional milk is not good for you, because it is full of harmful chemicals, such as growth hormones, pesticides, and synthetic vitamins. Conventional milk is not a good source of calcium, because it does not have the necessary nutrients to help your body absorb calcium. In order for your body to absorb calcium efficiently, it needs assistance from vitamin D and magnesium. The vitamin D in conventional cow milk is usually synthetic and does little to help increase the absorption of calcium.