Preservatives and Artificial foods

Common Sense in American Health Care

 

America decided over 200 years ago to free herself from the shackles of European colonialism and become master of her own fate. Even with all sorts of problems, the United States has become a haven for freedom, innovation and opportunity; yet she remains enslaved to a different outdated monarchy.

Why is it that America has the most expensive Health Care System in the world and yet when graded for results year after year she ranks LAST among all industrialized nations in overall health?

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Spice Up Summer!

As we fully embrace our Bozeman summer fun there are a couple of ways we can really spice up our diets for some amazing health benefits and also for some wonderful gustatory experiences too. Spices have been used throughout history for making food taste good and also for many health benefits. Learning to use spices and incorporating them into your cooking and your diet can be very beneficial for yours and your families health and can also help you to reduce the need for premade or prepackaged food that contain many artificial flavors and processed chemicals that are used to make food taste good but have health consequences associated with them like trans fats, MSG, high fructose corn syrup, preservatives, and excess sodium.

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Healthy summer Fun

 

As the days turn warmer and the threat of sprinter (spring/winter) snow showers diminish we look forward to those cherished summer days of fun in the sun here in southwest Montana! Summer fun includes camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, boating, BBQ, horseback riding, outdoor games, rodeo’s, parades and endless summer days. All the fun in the sun is great but we also want to make sure we stay healthy so we can enjoy the fun and not be sitting on the sidelines watching summer pass us by because we don’t feel well.

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The Hidden Killer – Trans Fats

Of all the poisons in the food supply, trans fats are some of the most hidden and deadly. They are in many commonly consumed foods, from crackers and baked goods to breakfast cereals. And thanks to intentionally deceptive FDA-approved labeling laws, food products that contain sizable amounts of trans fats can still declare “trans fats free” right on their labels.  Just how damaging are trans fats??  Read this before you take another bite of a cookie, cracker or other baked-good and find out.

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Sweet Poison

Ummmm, we all love sweets!  It’s in our nature, as cavemen sweet flavors meant calories, and calories meant staying alive.  Unfortunately that natural response has remained with us, despite the abundance of food now available to us.  Without discipline we go on binges and eat many empty calories (sugars without supporting vitamins and minerals) like white bread, candy bars, soft drinks, pasta, donuts, chips and cookies.

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Say NO to GMOs

It looks the same it tastes the same, but something disturbingly different has happened to our food without our knowledge or consent.  It is called genetic modification and according to leading doctors what you don’t know can hurt you.

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Phony Food Anyone?

If you have ever eaten at a large fast food chain you have consumed pseudo food disguised and dressed as real food. This fake food is filled with chemicals, additives and industrial byproducts designed to make food cheap that fools your taste buds.  That 99-cent value meal may seem like a great deal at the time but consider the thousands of dollars spent in health care cost that come about as a direct result of consumption of trans fats and fake food. A more appropriate price for that 99-cent value meal would be $50,000 (the cost of triple bypass surgery). Not such a great deal anymore.

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Additives Worth Avoiding

Choosing healthy foods is important but making sure the foods have not been altered with additives can be even more important.  Most of us are familiar with the major culprits to avoid like white sugar, white flour, trans fats and artificial sweeteners such as aspartame.

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