Why do 1 in 2 Americans have a chronic condition and take several pharmaceutical medications?

Our body requires certain levels of nutrition and hydration, and if not provided, we will adapt to the conditions, but in doing so, nutritional deficits will be the consequence. While we are not directly responsible for the degradation of the food, water, and air, we are responsible to ourselves and our families to eat as our body is designed, for nutrition and hydration.

Q. What does our body require? 

A. Foundational levels of nutrition, which means your body requires (not wants, not would like, but requires) certain vitamins and minerals, and certain levels of cellular hydration (or different levels of water in your 20 different cell sizes). 

We are designed to receive nutrition through whole food and water both – today that’s almost impossible without whole food supplementation and clean drinking water at home. 

This article is based around Americans ingesting far too many pharmaceuticals. Below you will watch a video of a pharmaceutical representative describing in detail exactly why so many of us are taking so many pharmaceuticals, and exactly how the pharmaceutical industry works. Did you know that pharmaceuticals carry the highest profit margin of any business in the country. 

And did you know our body is a miracle that can work miracles once we become empowered, once we learn, and once we know which direction to point ourselves. “Point yourself in the right direction and YOU will follow” means your body inherently knows what is good for it and what is bad for it, and for the most part so do our brains, however our brain doesn’t have taste buds. Today we have to be careful to derive our nutrition from whole foods and our hydration from clean drinking water. Look at the reality of this, see what you think, and determine if you are willing to make small changes to improve the quality of your health. 

Straight from Wikpedia:  

Nearly one in two Americans (133 million) has a chronic medical condition of one kind or another,[1] and chronic illnesses cause about 70% of deaths in the United States and take up about 75% of the costs each year.[2] However, most of these people are not actually disabled, as their medical conditions do not impair normal activities. According to this report, the most common chronic conditions are high blood pressure, arthritis, respiratory diseases like emphysema, and high cholesterol. (more…)

Who owns which “organic” company, surprise!

Did you know M&Ms owns Seeds of Change, or that General Mills owns Cascadian Farms, Heinz owns 19.5% of Hain Celestial who owns organic company’s including Earth’s Best, Arrowhead Mills, Spectrum. Kraft owns Boca and Back to Nature, and Kellogg’s owns Morning Star, Kashi (yes Kashi), and Bear Naked!

Cornucopia Institute reveals who owns what on graphics which are easily and quicly understood. So many more big corporations own organic company’s than I would have imagined, plus you can also see a chart which reveals which organic companies have remained independent.

View Chart of Big Corporations and organic companies they own (opens new window)

View Chart of Independent Organic Companies (opens new window) 

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Are Monsanto chemicals now in your ice cream?

John Robbins wrote the book “The Food Revolution”, which I found to be an incredibly authentic and well researched reference book. His dad was co-founder and co-owner of Baskin-Robbins. A few days ago, he revealed which ice cream is “chemical free” and which still have “Monsanto Chemicals”. Now keep in mind just because the label says “natural ingredients”, you have to remember that ice cream is dairy, dairy comes from cows, and most of the cows are injected with hormones and antibiotics, and the food they eat is laced with chemicals and pesticides, so by “absorption” your ice cream could be unhealthy. And this doesn’t even touch on all the ice cream out there with ingredients you cannot pronounce!  

Ice cream has always been my Achilles heel, no matter when, winter, spring, summer, and fall. I have learned to make my own with coconut milk (you’ll find it under recipes), but there is still something that zings with a little excitement when I eat ice cream.

Is Your Favorite Ice Cream Made With Monsanto’s Artificial Hormones?

Author, John Robbins

Monsanto has been in the news this week, with a U.S. District Court Judge ruling that the USDA has to at least go through the motions of regulating the company’s genetically engineered sugar beets. Monsanto, you may know, is not likely to win any contests for the most popular company. In fact, it has been called the most hated corporation in the world, which is saying something, given the competition from the likes of BP, Halliburton and Goldman Sachs.

This has gotten me thinking about, of all things, ice cream, and of how Monsanto’s clammy paws can be found in some of the most widely selling ice cream brands in the country. These brands could break free from Monsanto’s clutches. So far they haven’t, but maybe this is about to change.

Ben & Jerry’s gets all their milk from dairies that have pledged not to inject their cows with genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (rBGH). Why, then, can’t Haagen Dazs, Breyers and Baskin-Robbins do the same?

Starbucks now guarantees that all their milk, cream and other dairy products are rBGH-free. So do Yoplait and Dannon yogurts, Tillamook cheese, Chipotle restaurants, and many others. But ice cream giants Haagen Dazs, Breyers and Baskin-Robbins continue to use milk from cows injected with rBGH, a hormone that’s been banned in Canada, New Zealand, Japan, Australia and all 27 nations of the European Union. As if to add insult to injury, Haagen Dazs and Breyers have the audacity to tell us, right on the label, that their ice cream is ” All Natural.” (more…)

A great resource for Vegetable Soups!

Vegetable Soups from Deborah Madison... approx $10

We can always adjust traditional recipes, vegetarian, or ethnic recipe with alkaline ingredients, i.e., lime juice instead of vinegar, himalayan, celtic or real salt as unbleached sea salt instead of “salt”, organic instead of conventional, stevia instead of sugar, etc…you get the idea. And please email me if you’d like ideas for conversions on a favorite recipe, I have yet to not find an option, and most often it makes it all the more TASTY!

Also, you’ll find recipes for a variety of soups right here under Recipes/Category SoupPot, as well as a variety of alkaline, vegetarian, and transitional reciepes (including sweets, sauces, dressings, beverages), at pHBodyBalance.com