This is the second post I am writing with regards to parenting and food. I hope you had a chance to read the first post I wrote directly on healthy parenting. It has a number of very important details about how the body is adversely effected by fast foods. I am continuing here because there really is so much that all people should know about fast foods and how harmful they are to our body.
In my posts from this point on, I will be referring to fast food as “Fat food”. Because that is what it is and that is what it does.
Love your kids enough to give them healthy meals all the time.
It is truly a shame that 1 in every 3 kids today is obese. There were never this many obese kids decades ago. It is very sad to see. It is also very hard for them because they have challenges to deal with that young kids shouldn’t have. Concurrent with the obesity epidemic in youth is the incredible rise in diabetes.
Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases among children in the United States. There are about 215,000, or 0.26%, of all people younger than 20 years old who have diabetes. These is 1 out of about every 400 kids and adolescents- with type 2 diabetes. A disease that never used to effect kids, only adults when they were older. Until 10 years ago, type 2 diabetes accounted for less than 3% of all cases of new-onset diabetes in adolescents. Currently, 45% of cases are attributed to type type 2 diabetes in adolescents. That is stark!
The epidemic did not just appear suddenly. This epidemic was been in process for 50-60 years even. What is new about it though, is that never before in human history have human beings collectively experienced such a dramatic and heartbreaking reality.
“Fat food” consumption during the last 50-60 years has escalated dramatically. In fact, the rise in Fat food consumption is parallel to the rise in obesity, From the early 1970’s when there were approximately 30,000 Fat food locations, to 1980 when there were 140,000 locations. Just that increase in Fat food restaurants is amazing!!! Scarier still is that in that same time frame the sales of Fat food rose about 300%!
Fat foods are loaded with more calories than a kid should be eating at one meal. (The fact is even adults are consuming more calories in 1 Fat food meal than they should consume too.)
Fat foods all give kids a very large does of trans fats. Trans fats eaten on a regular basis will lead to high cholesterol, being over weight, and even diabetes.
Fat foods also have a lot of added sugar. The un-necessary added sugar does of course contribute to weight gain. Sugar will effect a teenagers mood. The increased sugar will effect their skin, many teens already have acne and sugar will absolutely increase that. The sugar from the Fat food meals along with other sugars in their diet can of course be a path to diabetes.
The bigger picture here is, how are kids learning to eat these days? How are they learning to take care of themselves for their future…?
It’s a new day! A day that you can make different from any other in your life. A day that you can take a hold of and decide to take a better path for your life. This is the day that you can choose to take control of your health for the rest of your life.
If you haven’t made too many conscious choices about your health up to this point, make this the day that you change that. Make today the day that you will go forward from and commit to making deliberate decisions about how you want to take care of your body..
Most likely, you have a vague idea in your head that you will be alive for a number of years to come. How do you want to feel in those years? How do you want to age? You do have a say so in this. You do have lots of choices you can make to be able to live in a very healthy body that feels great all the time!
Take advantage of this new day. Think about your reasons for taking this step and write it down.
Full Body 30 Day Vegan Cleanse can lead you to your new life!
Investing for your future is very important. But, the ultimate investment should be in your health. Because, if you don;t have your heath, how can you enjoy your life anyway? The time you spend taking the steps to take great care of your body will pay-off everyday. The steps needed to take great care of your body is not even very time consuming. You have to eat anyway, why not make it foods that will do only good things for your body?
Stop for a minute and think about your health. Are you in good enough health that you were able to get done all the things you wanted to do today? Or, are you having some health problems that take time out of your day to take care of? Just consider for a moment your age. If you are younger than 30 years old, you may have not even thought about what your future health might be. If you are older than 40, then most likely, you have already felt changes in how your body is feeling.
Now think about how many more years you are hoping to live. Hopefully, many. And if you can picture how many years you want to live for, how do you see yourself in those more mature years? No one knows exactly what, if any, health problems will come their way. But, I don’t think anyone ever pictures themselves as needing to go for doctors visits and taking several medications or being in pain.
If you could buy insurance to age well and without the chronic diseases that are so prevalent today, would you buy that insurance? I think most people would
Then think about what you could do better for yourself starting today to get as much assurance as possible for good health as you get older.
Full Body 30 Day Vegan Cleanse is as close as you will get to that assurance. You can do all the research, I already did and that is why I wrote Full Body 30 Day Vegan Cleanse. My program is the result of years of research and living exactly the way written about in Full Body Vegan Cleanse. This is the best way to go through your life to avoid many life-changing diseases. Make the investment in yourself. You are worth it!
The first step to raising healthy kids is making that commitment to keep their health a priority.
The next step is to learn how to keep them healthy. This is where Full Body 30 Day Vegan Cleanse comes in. It teaches you just how easy it really is to be healthy Full Body 30 Day Vegan Cleanse teaches you how you can be healthy AND raise your kids in a healthy way too. And, very importantly, you will be teaching your kids how to be healthy. This will be very valuable for them for the rest of their lives.
This matters because our current environment has us surrounded by fast food restaurants. Everyday each us sees people around us eating fast food. For the kids who are being raised from an early age eating fast food, they don’t even think about why they shouldn’t eat fast food. Not even a second of time considering how bad fast food is for their body.
The current epidemic of obesity in America effects kids and teens as well as adults. According to the CDC, 17% of adolescents and children are overweight or obese. That number has tripled in just 1 generation! Thee most important contributing factor to this is the foods being eaten. Generations ago, the saying was, “You are what you eat.”. That is a fact, still. Yes, the foods in the grocery stores have changed, a lot over the decades. But, the needs our human body has for energy has not radically changed at all in the 5 decades since obesity has become such a large societal problem. (If anything, the need our bodies have for energy has probably been reduced. Thanks to a lifestyle of conveniences and technology.)
Numerous studies have shown that the majority of teenagers especially rely on fast foods. Numerous studies have also proven that a regular diet of fast foods gives an excess of calories than is needed. In fact, teenagers and kids eating fast foods regularly end up consuming more calories from those fast food meals than calories from foods served at home. This was from a study published in Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescents. The same study showed that kids eating fast foods usually eat an extra 160 calories and teenagers usually eat an extra 310 calories if they are eating fast food.
Another major problem for the kids and teens who regularly eat fast foods are the fats and sugar. Fast foods supply more fats and sugar than the human body needs, and of course, a very un-healthy type of fat. There are many studies that have shown that when these fats and sugars are eaten regularly, it will lead to chronic disease.
If you provide your kids fresh healthy foods everyday, and supply them with foods their body truly needs to support a body that is growing, and a brain that is being challenged, then you are doing the job you signed up for when you became a parent. You are giving your child one of thee best gifts you can possibly give them by teaching them how they can be healthy. It is worth it to see your child thrive.
Life is moving at a very fast pace. You don’t need me to tell you that, we are all living it and we see it on everyone around us. We all have a lot packed into our schedules and a lot packed into our kids’ schedules.
What hasn’t changed though is the needs our body has. Sleep, air, water and food. Those necessities will never change for our amazing human body. So, what is a parent to do about feeding their kids when they are always on the go. This is exactly why fast food restaurants have become the giants they are, it’s the perfect storm. A very busy culture and a need that must get filled. Fast foods and processed foods fill that need. But it’s not the only way to feed your kids. It is easy to take very good care of your kids without feeding them any fast foods or processed foods..
What it takes is planning ahead. Full Body 30 Day Vegan Cleanse is the perfect guide to help you start planning snacks as well as healthy meals for your family. Full Body 30 Day Vegan Cleanse is also the perfect program to teach you how you can have healthy meals waiting at home for you and your family after week night games. This is very important because consistently eating healthy is what makes thee crucial difference to being healthy
The other reason this is important is that it teaches your kids that eating healthy daily is important. It teaches them that eating healthy won’t happen only when it’s “convenient”, that is exactly why millions of Americans are in the bad health they are in, because of convenience. This is your opportunity to teach your kids that it does matter and it does make a difference when you put time into taking care of them. And that is exactly what you can tell them. You want them to know that these are purposely made choices by you because you want them to be healthy and feel good.
I have heard back from many people who have taken Full Body 30 Day Vegan Cleanse that it has changed their lives! That is exactly why it was created! I hope you decide that it will change you life and the life of your family.
For the majority of pregnant women, and the expecting partner, usually thee number 1 priority is a healthy baby. All around the world, thee most important factor every expectant parent wants is a healthy baby. If you are lucky enough to get that top priority – you have been given the world! Have you planned on Parenting Healthy?
After being given such a beautiful gift, what do you do to take care of it? Is the health of your child a top priority 2 years later, 6 years later and even 15 years later? I hope it is. There is still nothing as important as the health of your child as they grow. When your child is healthy, they get to flourish. As a parent, that is definitely one of thee most gratifying experiences you can have.
Junk food snacks are hugely problematic for many reasons:
First, all junk food snacks are loaded with several man-made ingredients. Because these ingredients are un-natural, they cause your immune system to react. These immune reactions range from: hives, allergies, asthma, headaches, mood changes, hyperactivity, cancers, eczema, and rhinitis.
All junk food snacks provide calories from fats that are not as usable as fats from natural foods, like hummus and nuts. Once again, the body can’t completely utilize these calories, so they end up getting stored into fatty tissue. As levels of stored calories increases, several different hormones also become altered in the body. These changes result in inflammation, appetite changes, brain chemistry changes, added body fat, immune system changes and then on to chronic diseases if junk food is a consistent pattern. As you can see, parenting healthy would not include junk food.
Third, junk food snacks often have a high sugar content that really is not needed by the body. When it’s not needed, it will get stored. Stored calories become fat. It is actually very easy to track the increased usage of sugar in the United States, in both households and in the food industry, with the increase in weight. To the point that we are currently living in an epidemic that has never been experienced before – obesity.
Sugar causes numerous reactions in the body, so that if sugar is a daily habit, these reactions will lead to big health problems. Diabetes is of course related to high sugar intake. The immune system gets suppressed by sugar. Cancers are all fed by sugar.
Fourth, our taste buds are trained. When a person eats junk foods that are not natural foods, that is the taste that becomes most desired. This is because most junk foods are imbued with so many artificial flavors that are exaggerated flavors, they alter the taste buds and these over-the-top tastes of processed foods become the preferred foods.
Your kids are very valuable. Their health is precious. Parenting healthy is very important for their future. I hope their health, the health of you and your entire family is your top priority.
One more Heart Health post because a healthy heart is vital to living a life that you can enjoy.
When I created the heart from vegetables and fruits, it was because our heart physically manifests our lifestyle. The foods we eat have a direct impact on heart health. We have seen this for years from research and from training programs that rehab heart patients after a dramatic heart health problem. Usually, these training programs for heart patients are taken on by the patient because they just had a very scary time in their life when they almost died. This training program is to help them avoid having to be in that situation again. These training programs always make changes in the diets of these people.
But, that doesn’t have to be your experience. We can all learn by that example and choose to not have a heart problem. You can make that choice for yourself. If your diet, your lifestyle, provides you with e wide range of vegetable and fruits and you also exercise, you will most likely not develop a heart problem. There can’t be guarantees, every person is a unique blend of DNA, but eating this healthfully has proven itself when it comes to having a healthy heart.
All of the recipes in Full Body 30 Day Vegan Cleanse supply you with foods that are only beneficial to the health of your heart. This program will have you feeling great from the first day and continue for everyday you are on this Full Body Cleanse. I sincerely hope that everyone who takes my Full Body 30 Day Vegan Cleanse will continue eating in this very healthy and wonderful way for the rest of their lives! Just like most of the people who have already taken this Full Body 30 Day Vegan Cleanse, they regularly keep many of the recipes from this Cleanse in their diet. Because they loved how great they felt and they really enjoyed all the delicious foods!
Enjoy a healthy heart and a heart that is then able to accept and give love!
February is Heart Health month, it is thee perfect time to consider the health of your heart. Many people take for granted that their heart will be healthy, just as how many people take their health for granted. I have been in the health field for over 20 years, and noticed early into my profession, that for some people, they just assume that their body will keep going and going…like the Energizer Bunny. But, the human body in all its amazing magnificence, does need some help to be the best it can be.
This is where you, putting some thought, some time and action into taking very good care of yourself will make all the difference to your hearts’ health for your life. Your heart is an amazing organ, it has worked for you since you were in your mother’s uterus. And, it has not taken a break at any 1 minute, it works through the night while you sleep. Ask yourself, “What can I do to give back to my heart for all it does for me?”
I’m glad you asked, here is what you can do.
Taking great care of your heart requires two things, Natural foods- lots of vegetables, fruit, nuts and grains. And regular exercise to make the heart muscle strong. That’s it, these 2 components to ensure you a great quality of life. It is definitely worth your time.
A diet filled with daily vegetables and fruits will provide your heart with a range of anti-oxidants. These will continue to clear waste products out from the blood stream, directly helping the heart. A diet filled daily with a variety of vegetables and fruits will also provide your body with lots of fiber. This fiber will have a dramatically positive effect to your heart as it will help to keep the cholesterol and fats low in your blood stream. Once again having a direct effect to your heart.
It’s that easy! Your heart will love you for it!
If you need some help, or some inspiration, it is completely available in Full Body 30 Day Vegan Cleanse. Give it a try and see how much better your life will be.
February is Heart Health Month
The health of your heart encompasses a number of factors. Laughter is one of them. I truly hope you have people in your life that make you laugh daily. It is a proven fact that laughter can contribute to your health, and specifically, to the health of your heart.
Another factor contributing to your heart health is cholesterol and triglycerides. Dealing with the world of fats can be very confusing, this will help you keep it straight.
Cholesterol in your diet comes from foods that are animals or from animals. Plant foods, and grains do not contribute dietary cholesterol. That right there makes how you get cholesterol in foods much easier. Egg yolks, organ meats, and whole dairy products contain the most cholesterol.
Where this gets confusing for some people is the fact their own body also produces cholesterol. Cholesterol is not a bad thing. Which is why our own bodies produce it. Cholesterol is abundant in our nerve tissue and is needed by every cell in our body. Our body’s produce about 80% of the cholesterol found in each individual. Foods supply about 20%. Our genetics determines how much cholesterol our body will make.
Saturated fats also are from animal foods: beef, pork, veal, whole dairy products. Processed foods that contain coconut oil, palm oil,stick margarine, cocoa butter, shortening. These are ingredients often found in baked cookies and cakes, crackers and snacks. Saturated fats are found in all the foods we recommend our patients
The healthy fats to eat are: Omega 3, monounsaturated fats, and poly-unsaturated fats. Omega 3’s are found in: Fish- salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines, albacore tuna, rainbow trout. Plant sources are walnuts, and flax seeds, which are very good to keep in your diet, though the plant sources provide a little less of the Omega 3’s than the fish sources.
For unsaturated fats the best sources are: plant oils – olive oil , peanut, walnut, and canola; all nuts, peanuts, almonds, walnuts, pistachios; and avocado and olives.
Triglycerides are other fats found in the blood in blood tests. Triglycerides are stored fats. Calories consumed that your body does not readily need for functioning, gets stored as fat and this is basically what triglycerides are. To keep your triglycerides low, eat just the healthy fats discussed, eat the food you need each day without consuming extra calories and exercise.
If you stick with these healthy fats and stay away from the un-healthy fats, and if you get regular physical exercise, your triglyceride and cholesterol levels should be healthy. Majid and I do have herbs to help lower all these unhealthy fats and it is important to consume EFA’s which we do have available at the office. If you have further questions, please feel free to ask us.
You can have healthy habits! It truly is possible for every person to develop healthy habits. Think about it for 1 minute, what is the difference between you and someone who already has a very healthy lifestyle? It is first the thought process, then it is making the commitment, and thirdly, it’s taking action.
First, of course, has to be the thought. Every person who has healthy habits has spent time thinking about why they want to be healthy. What are your reasons? It is important to know what your reasons are because that will be your motivating factor. That will be the one thing that keeps you grounded in your decision, in your desire.
Once you have discovered the reasons for yourself to create a healthy lifestyle, the next step is making a commitment. Your commitment should be to yourself first. Many people will also make a commitment to another person as well as themselves. Some people may commit with their life partner to have a healthy lifestyle. For many couples, this has many positive effects in building a strong relationship. Some people will make a commitment to create a healthy lifestyle with a friend or even a group of friends. Buddy up with a co-worker. That helps tremendously. You can eat your lunch together. Sometimes peer pressure at work is enough to break great intentions. Their is power and support when you do make a commitment with other people. It will make those relationships stronger and only serve you all well.
The third necessary step in creating healthy habits is taking action! Now that you have mad e a commitment, your action is required to fulfill that commitment. That action is what you buy at the grocery store. What you plan to make for dinner. What you plan to bring for lunch tomorrow at work. This step is much more easily accomplished when you have a plan.
Having a plan is completely taken care of for you in Full Body 30 Day Vegan Cleanse. The entire 30 days is completely set up for you. The feedback from every person who has taken this Cleanse is very positive for how much they enjoyed that they did not have to think. They did not have to figure out what they were going to eat, for even 1 meal. That is why this Full Body 30 Day Vegan Cleanse is so much more than a recipe book. It is very well thought out in terms of the meals you eat on every day. This is an easy way to create very healthy habits – for life!
This book is not a medical manual. It is intended as a reference for a healthy lifestyle. The information is given to help you make informed choices about your health. This Cleanse is not meant as a substitute for any treatment that may have been prescribed by your doctor. If you suspect that you have a medical problem, you are urged to seek competent medical help. If you are pregnant or nursing, it is recommended that you do NOT do this Cleanse. This is not the appropriate time to make radical changes to your body. These herbal formulas are NOT to be used by a pregnant woman. All recommendations are believed to be effective, but since the actual use of herbs by others is beyond the control of the author, no expressed or implied guarantee as to the effects of their use can be given nor liability taken. The publisher and author expressly disclaim all liability connected with goods/services/ products obtained with this Cleanse. Any use of the information in this book is at the reader's discretion.
Notice: If you have a corn allergy, do not take these herbs. (They are processed with corn starch.)
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