Friday, November 30, 2012

Deceptions & Dangers of Soy Protein

Personally, I reccommend avoided all soy products, they can really mess up your thyroid and hormone balance.

Soy is relatively new to our diets in the U.S. The soybean was first introduced into the U.S. at the turn of the 1900s to be used in the manufacturing of industrial products like oil, plastic and ink. Soy was not even considered a food product and was actually deemed unfit for consumption. After WWII, cultivation of soybeans in the U.S. rose to 140 billion pounds per year. Fast forward another 65 years and soy products in our food and animal feed are found everywhere.

According to the USDA, over 90 percent of soy produced in the US is genetically modified. Numerous studies prove that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) increase allergies, increases resistance to antibiotics, lower thyroid function, cause organ swelling (particularly the pancreas) and even cause cancer. Then there are high levels of glutamate, manganese, fluoride and aluminum along with toxic chemicals that food manufacturers use to process soy that toxify our bodies.

Soy choices - Fermented or not

The history of the ubiquitous soybean begins in China. But the Chinese did not eat unfermented soybean products because they recognized them as quite toxic. In fact, the early uses of soybeans in China were for the nitrogen-rich root systems that worked to rebuild soil with crop rotation - not for eating.

Unfermented soybeans contain large quantities of potent enzyme inhibitors, which block the action of trypsin and other enzymes humans and animals both need to digest protein. You do find some amounts of the same inhibitors in all seeds,  grains and legumes, but in soybeans, these inhibitors are highly resistant to traditional cooking and preparation methods. These anti-nutrients in soybeans can cause serious  gastric distress, reduced protein digestion and chronic deficiencies in amino acid uptake.

In a very large study by Ralston Purina alongside many other animal studies, diets high in trypsin inhibitors cause enlargement, pathological conditions and cancer of the pancreas.

Unfermented soybeans also contain goitrogen substances that suppress thyroid function along with hemagglutinin, a clot-promoting substance that causes red blood cells to clump together. Both trypsin inhibitors and hemagglutinin are also growth depressant substances. All of these products are neutralized in the fermentation process.

Most soybean products that counterfeit traditional food items like baby formulas, some soy milks and fake meats are made with soy protein that is isolated from the carbohydrate and fatty acid components that naturally occur in the soybean. To produce soy-isolate, soybeans are ground up, cooked to a high temperature, rinsed in chemical solvent, mixed with a caustic solution, acid washed, doused with another caustic alkaline solution and spray-dried at high temperatures to make a high protein powder soy-isolate.

In rat studies, feeding soy protein isolate with even low levels of trypsin inhibitors resulted in reduced weight gain and stunted growth compared to controls.

Precocious puberty and other estrogen-driven problems of soybeans

Soy contains phytoestrogens which mimics true estrogen. In infant soy formula, the phytoestrogens consumed by the baby are equal to four birth control pills every day. With so much soy in a child's diet, early-onset puberty has rocketed the past few decades. Estrogen overload from soybean products are also known to drive breast cancer, infertility, decreased sexual libido and uterine fibroids.

The soy ploy exposed

Advertising trickery has turned soybean products into a multi-billion-dollar industry. A Mayo Clinic study summed up soy benefits: Out of 34 supposed "benefits" of soy products, only three could be proven: Soy is a valid source of protein, lowers  cholesterol, and suppresses diarrhea in infants who are intolerant to regular formula.

Although unfermented soybeans can provide a few positive benefits, unless it is fermented, soybean products not only lack the health benefits advertised, but are generally very bad for you. Americans bought the hype, bought the goods, ate the products, and now we are paying for it in both our and our children's health.

Don't be a sheople. Nourish your body with only fermented soy products.

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Your Digestive System

Your digestive system is the front line defense of your immune system.  It is the home to countless bacteria, both
good and bad. These bacteria out number the cells in your body by at least 10 to one, and maintaining the ideal balance of good and bad bacteria forms the foundation for good health-physical, mental and emotional.

Nearly every disease originates in your digestive system. This includes both physical and mental disease. Once your digestive system is working properly, disease symptoms will typically resolve themselves.

Are you having problems with bloating, acid reflux, gas or other digestive problems?  Call me to get you digestion back on track!  Veronica (308) 254-5373

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Vitamin B12 Deficiency

DID YOU KNOW… the two most common symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency are:
1.   Mental fogginess 
2.   Memory problems 

Apart from aging, deficiency occurs most often when a person consumes a lot of coffee, takes antacids or the drug metformin (for diabetes) and food-cobalamin (malabsorption syndrome).

Breathe Deeply!

Remember to breath deeply from the diaphram to help improve the overall wellness of your body. 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Iodine Deficiency - An Under-Recognized Epidemic

Approximately 1.5 billion people, about one-third of the earth’s population, live in an area of iodine deficiency as defined by the World Health Organization. Iodine deficiency disorder can result in mental retardation, goiter, increased child and infant mortality, infertility, and socioeconomic decline.1 Iodine deficiency disorder is the most common preventable form of mental retardation known. Iodine is not only necessary for the production of thyroid hormone, it is also responsible for the production of all of the other hormones of the body. Adequate iodine levels are necessary for proper immune system function. Iodine contains potent antibacterial, antiparasitic, antiviral, and anticancer properties. Iodine is also effective for treating fibrocystic breasts and ovarian cysts. 

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Mindful Breathing

"Practicing regular, mindful breathing can be calming and energizing and can even help with stress-related health problems ranging from panic attacks to digestive disorders."

Food Combining in a Nutshell

The digestive enzymes of the human digestive tract have well defined limitations and are created to work only upon specific food types. When we eat in a manner that overrides their capabilities, we set the stage for poor and incomplete digestion (fermentation and putrefaction). Eating in a way that respects these limitations ensures the best possible digestion of our meal and so maximum nutrition is achieved.

Below is a chart that you can use to help organise your meals with and avoid the pitfalls of incorrectly combining foods that do not digest well together. The chart details:

  • The different food types
  • What they combine with
  • What they don’t combine with
  • Approximate time taken to fully digest

Food Type
Combine well with
Avoid Combining with
Time to digest

Nuts, seeds, olives, avocadoes, legumes, soy.

Non-starchy vegetables

Acid fruits

Eat as a last meal of the day.
Starches, sweet fruits, melons, fats, other proteins (i.e. combining nuts and olives, or nuts and avocadoes).
3+ hours, if well-combined.

Nuts, seeds, oils, coconut flesh, olives, and avocadoes.
Non-starchy vegetables

Average combination with acidic fruits.

Eat as a last meal of the day
Other fats (i.e. combining nuts and avocadoes, or seeds with olives), protein, melons, sweet fruits.
3+ hours, if well-combined.

Potatoes, chestnuts, pumpkins and squashes,  sweet corn, artichokes, grains and cereals.

Non-starchy vegetables

Acid fruits, protein, sweet fruits
3+ hours
Non-starchy vegetables:

Mainly green leafy vegetables like spinach, celery, lettuce, kale, parsley, etc.

All food types
30-45 Minutes
Sweet Fruits:

Persimmon, banana, date, fig, mango, papaya, sweet grapes,  cherimoya.
Non-starchy vegetables

Sub-acidic fruits
Starches, protein, fat, acid fruits, melons
30-45 Minutes
Sub Acid Fruits:

Apricot, apple, nectarine, peach, pear
Sweet and acid fruits

Non-starchy vegetables

Average combination with proteins
Proteins, starches, fat, melons
30-45 Minutes
Acid fruits:

Grapefruit, orange, pineapple, pomegranate, lime, tomato, lemon, sour plum

Sub acid fruits

Non-starchy vegetables

Average combination with proteins and fats

Starches, sweet fruit, melons
30-45 Minutes

Watermelon, honey dew, cantaloupe, galia.

Always eat melons on their own
All other food types
30 Minutes

* Note: always consume fruit approximately 30 minutes before your main meal, never with your meal or at the end of a meal.

Food combining = efficient digestion and health.

It is important to understand that food combining is just one of a number of key factors that play an essential role in allowing us, humans, to not only digest our food properly without producing unwanted, toxic by-products, but to also allow our bodies to receive and assimilate the maximum nutrition from what it is that we eat. Yet it is not solely just what we eat that counts, but also what we assimilate. If our healthy raw food does not combine well together, putrefying and fermenting in our stomachs, then optimum health will not be something that we will experience.

For people who are working on restoring their digestion and overall health, adherence to the food combining rules we suggest is an absolute necessity.


We have both been adhering to the food combining rules for several years now, eating simplistic, low-fat, raw meals. We have been witnessing an accelerated rate of disease recovery, and experiencing levels of health and vitality that we have never felt before.  Eating proper food combinations is just one of the key elements that we must all strive for if we want to achieve the level of health we so rightly deserve.  Eating should never be a trial, but a joyous celebration of life experienced by our bodies.  

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Soothing Smoothie

1 Rib of Celery
1/2 Cucumber
1-2 Cups of Pineapple
Handfull of Parsley and/or Cilantro
Thumb size of ginger
1 Lemon (Juices only)
1-2 Cups of Water
Super healing, great for the hair, skin and nails! Plus if you feel you're catching a cold or have a sore throat, this smoothie will kill bacteria on it's way down your throat and help to heal you up faster.  Remember, variety in your smoothies is very important.  Change it up daily!

Naure's Beauty Secrets

Eat Your Greens!

Are you interested in being healthier? How about slimmer, smarter, or more beautiful? Well, eat your greens and you’ll be on your way to all of those.
Reasons To Eat Leafy Greens Every Day

1. Weight Control. Leafy greens are extremely low in calories, yet super high in nutrients. Make them the base of your meals and weight control can be breeze.
2. Youthful Skin. Leafy greens like Kale, Spinach and Swiss Chard contain antioxidants including beta carotene, which helps renew and repair your skin.
Greens also contain folate, a vital nutrient for DNA repair and lutein, which balances the lipids in the skin, increasing hydration and elasticity. Lutein also protects against sun damage that ages the skin.
3. Clear Skin. Leafy greens have clear skin benefits.
The long held belief that diet has no bearing on acne has been debunked. Studies have shown that high glycemic foods do trigger breakouts in most people. High glycemic foods are those that contain refined grains and refined sugars that cause a spike in blood glucose level, which your body tries to lower by producing more insulin and male hormones. These hormones cause the sebaceous glands to produce more oil, in turn, blocking pores. Too much sebum in the pores causes the acne bacterium (propionibacterium acnes) to over propagate, inflaming the pore causing a pimple.
Switching to a low-glycemic diet, which includes leafy greens, has proven to be effective. (Other low-glycemic foods that benefit acne include whole grains, fish, and green tea).
Leafy greens are chock full of inflammation fighting ingredients and they also contain lots of fiber, which helps keep blood sugar levels in check.
4. Beauty. Yes, leafy greens (and other high color vegetables) can actually make you prettier. Sounds absurd, doesn’t it? Well, a recent article in the LA Times by Karen Ravn referenced a study done at The University of St. Andrews in Scotland, that sought to find out how many fruits and vegetables a person would have to eat, and for how long before this could be detected in the skin.
According to the article, scientists have long known that the pigments that give vegetables their color, “carotenoids,” accumulate in the skin and give it color, too. Apparently, they enhance our natural coloring and when we see someone whose skin reflects these enhanced carotenoids, they appear healthier and more attractive to our eye.
In the study, they showed undergraduate students sets of pictures; for each set of faces one reflected the look of having ingested about 3.3 servings of high color fruits and vegetables, and one did not. The students deemed the fruit/veggie eaters to be more attractive than the non-high color food eaters. More servings were associated with more attractiveness.
So, eat lots of leafy greens (as well as other high color vegetable and fruits) and you may find yourself getting more compliments than you used to.

Green Nutrients

Monday, November 5, 2012

The Benefits of Green Smoothies


When you change your eating habits by making healthier choices, keep it simple at first. If you omit something unhealthy, add something healthy in it's place...make sure your nutrition is balanced, by particularly rotating your intake of different types of fruit and vegetables. Try a combination of at least 5 separate portions per day, and remember to eat a rainbow.

You Are What You Eat!