Well, well, well. It’s that time of year when we think about cleaning up our act when it comes to diet and exercise. This an area calling for mindfulness and awareness. There is so much information out here on the web and hearsay from friends of friends. Sometimes it can be very confusing when you’re trying to figure out what to eat to stay healthy or to regain your health and strength.
I have always been a proponent of following your own intuition and listening to your body. Notice how you feel after eating certain foods. This is the simple way to determine what’s right for you and your metabolism. And your metabolism can change over time. So don’t be surprised if you can eat a lot of wheat products now but weeks from now you find that a gluten free diet works better for you.
I also like to incorporate more raw foods in the diet. Here’s a great video talking about how you might do this. Enjoy!
Think again. Much has been published in the news for months now on the toxic water quality in Flint Michigan. A lot of finger pointing amongst politicians. As usual the topics they argue over completely miss the point. Flint’s water quality is poor but your own local drinking water contains many of the same chemicals found in Flint’s water.
Whoa! How can that be true?
What people fail to realize is that your local water treatment facility is dumping some pretty awful things in the water like fluoride and chlorine. This doesn’t even address all the glyphosates from the runoff of Monsanto’s RoundUp product and all the pharmaceuticals that make their way into the sewer and show up in reclaim water. You may say why be concerned about this? We need fluoride for our teeth and chlorine is a disinfectant. Don’t we need these?
Remember that pesky Table of Elements from chemistry class. A listing of the elements of the halogen group – from the top down are F – Fluorine; Cl – Chlorine; Br – Bromine; I – Iodine; and At — Astatine. Halogens don’t occur naturally as elements but they show up abundantly in chemical compounds. Okay, enough for the chemistry lesson. Of this group, Iodine is the only one we absolutely need to survive and it promotes a healthy thyroid. The others are suspect with astatine actually being radioactive. Fluoride inhibits the thyroid from utilizing iodine. Chlorine irritates the mucous membranes and the skin and it also displaces iodine. By the way it’s been present in the artificial sweetener, Splenda. 😨. Bromine is very disruptive to iodine absorption in the body, but especially in the thyroid gland. Bromide causes lethargy, depression, headaches and irritability, and can be found in a lot of baked good (added to the flour) and some soft drinks. Harvard University published a study as recently as 2012 warning of the dangers of fluoride in neurological development of children and its tendency to lower IQ in children and adults.
So the obvious question is why add this stuff to our food and water? Well it might have something to do with our politicians insisting on it. Hmmm.
Those of you who are familiar with my past life will understand why I’m a credible source of information on this topic. Having worked for one of the largest public water treatment districts in the country, I’ve seen first hand what gets dumped into our tap water. Los Angeles Water and Power also embarked on a very extensive and expensive cement lining project throughout the city because the pipes were so eroded from transporting the toxic soup to your tap. I actually kept the stats for this project.
When you get a chance, watch this short film — Fluoride: Poison on Tap.
I cannot vouch for the products promoted at the end of the video, but I can tell you the information about fluoride in our drinking water is valid.
Whatever you think of this issue, please get a good water filter and a shower filter.
Hear’s to your Lifetime Health!
It’s not very often in this fast paced world that we hear those words — slow it down. But that is completely within our grasp when it comes to graceful aging. We can, you and I, slow down the relentless march into old age. And by doing so, we capture a better quality of life. More energy, better skin, enhanced libido are possible for you.
What are the components of aging?
Aging is linked to oxidative stress. There have been 100,000+ scientific research articles published about oxidative stress. It is basically the damage done to our cells by free radicals in our system. You’ve heard of those. Free radicals are produced basically by living, breathing, eating, physical activity. They are the waste by product of our system. We produce TRILLIONS! of these daily and basically if left alone, they destroy our cells over time and create the diseases of aging — heart disease, cancer, etc.
The good news is we can slow down this process with proven science, mindfulness and awareness. I help my clients do this daily and gain access to a better quality of life. Ask me how here or at Janice Woodys Lifetime Health on Facebook.
Here’s to a lifetime of great health!