Cheaper food over the last 60 years has meant not just an increase in disposable income but a decrease in the quality and nutritional value of food leading to sickness and obesity ‘We are what we eat’ has long been…
Are you aware food manufacturers spend a fortune on research to try to get you addicted to their offerings and so you crave, and buy, more?
There is a common belief that overweight and obese junk food eaters have brought it on themselves, that they only have themselves to blame for putting so much of it in their mouths.
This opinion can then spill over to those who are trying to have a healthy diet but then beat themselves up for slipping off the wagon, for not being strong enough to stick to a fresh food and healthy diet. But maybe this is too harsh in the face of the concerted efforts being made by food manufacturers and their researchers to get us to eat their offerings.
A recent article  highlights how there is a conscious effort taking place in laboratories, marketing meetings and grocery-store aisles to get people hooked on foods that are convenient and supposedly inexpensive. Food manufacturers, and flavour developers, research to develop tastes and flavours that specifically give a big initial hit, but a hit that has neither a lingering tail off nor a too distinct or overriding single flavour that would tell the brain to stop eating. This mean consumers are much more likely want to go back for more, and that they will go back sooner rather than later. Flavour researchers work long and hard on determining what is known as the ‘bliss point’ for added flavours, sugar, salt and fat, the optimum point for satisfaction. That is a point where
In particular, how many drugs are we taking into our body when we drink municipal water?
According to recent research environmental pollution by pharmaceuticals is increasingly recognized as a major threat to aquatic ecosystems worldwide. A variety of pharmaceuticals enter waterways by way of treated wastewater effluents and remain biochemically active in aquatic systems.
A recent study  looked at the altered behaviour of perch when exposed to oxazepan, a tranquilizing drug used to treat anxiety and insomnia and alcohol withdrawal, at levels often found in surface water. They noted significant changes in behaviours and feeding patterns. If drugs in surface water are affecting animal and wildlife, they will be affecting humans too.
How does this happen?
Of those using drugs and prescribed medication it is estimated that often only 20% of the pharmaceutical is absorbed by the body, the rest is not broken down and passes into the water system as waste. The waste water containing the pharmaceutical gets
Stress is a significant part of many people’s lives
We could also call it ‘worry’. If we’re worrying about the future, or reliving and fretting about the past, we cannot be living in the only time we have in which to live – NOW. If we’re living in the present we can for example, fully enjoy our meal, our home, nature, being with and listening to our companions or children etc. If we’re thinking about other things such as our work or problems when we are with others or eating a meal for example, then that’s where our energy is. If we are going to end stress, stop worrying and live life to the full we have to find a way to be fully present. We need to be the key character in our own lives. We need to be completely aware of everything we do.
So how can we stop the chatterbox of the mind that continually takes us away from present moment living?
While we are fully listening, or totally focused on an activity or project, we cannot be thinking. Here are a few exercises to get you started.
Study finds that after drinking ASEA for one week, athletes experienced shift in 43 metabolites
ASEA, LLC has announced the release of findings at the Experimental Biology 2012 Conference in San Diego of a new study from the Human Performance Laboratory showing increased power output and endurance among competitive athletes.
The study, released April 25, 2012, supervised by Dr. David C. Nieman, DrPH, FACSM at the Human Performance Laboratory, Appalachian State University, found that after drinking ASEA athletes experienced massive free-fatty acid mobilization in the blood PRIOR to exercise to a level normally found only after heavy exercise.
“These are very significant findings,” said Nieman. “Our research demonstrated that
ASEA is a revolutionary product, the result of 16 years and millions of dollars of research. It is trillions of redox signalling molecules in a bottle, the same as the molecules produced by our bodies
The body is made up of on average 75 trillion cells. Inside each cell are trillions of activities and they all need communication and coordination in order to do their jobs effectively. Signalling molecules do this.
As we age our bodies produce less of these molecules.
ASEA improves our cells signalling, so the body gets the messages about the state of each cell, and they can then protect that cell, repair that cell or replace that cell.
All health problems can be linked to damaged cells.
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