Thriving Health Podcast

I’ve just come across this podcast—via Vegan Revolution’s podcast—called Thriving Health Podcast:

 

Enjoy!

Michellina Van Loder is a Professional Writer, Journalist and Blogger. This is where she shares her tales about trail blazing her way out of the Labyrinth of Chemical Sensitivities and Mould. This is also where you will find the latest Research on related topics.

The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen

 

Is eating organic foods better for you than eating conventional? That’s what 16 year-old science student, Ria Chhabra, asked herself when she decided to find out if eating organic really was more beneficial to our health. How did she do this? She used fruit flies, which have 75% of the genes that cause disease in humans. As well, they have a short life span, making them the ideal specimen to test this theory on. She tested levels of fertility, stress resistance, physical activity and longevity, and all three were found to be increased in the ones that were on the organic diet. It’s not like the poor buggers had a choice in the matter; but we do—if finances allow it…

In short:

The Dirty Dozen Plus: Apples, celery, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, grapes, hot peppers, nectarines, peaches, potatoes, spinach, strawberries, sweet bell peppers, kale and collard greens, zucchini.

The Clean Fifteen: Asparagus, avocados, cabbage, rockmelon, sweet corn, eggplant, grapefruit, kiwi, mangoes, mushrooms, papaya, onions, pineapples, sweet peas, sweet potatoes.

Read more from The Age

“The health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure. Use EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides™ to reduce your exposures as much as possible, but eating conventionally-grown produce is far better than not eating fruits and vegetables at all. The Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ will help you determine which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues and are the most important to buy organic. You can lower your pesticide intake by avoiding the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables and choosing the least contaminated produce.”

How important is eating organic to you?


Read more from EWG, here

Watch ‘Exposures to Pesticides in Produce’,here

Food Fraud. What Are You Really Eating?

Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar Cookbook

I Quit Sugar

Michellina Van Loder is a Professional Writer, Journalist and Blogger. This is where she shares her tales about trail blazing her way out of the Labyrinth of Chemical Sensitivities and Mould. This is also where you will find the latest Research on related topics.

Big Bad Corn

If you are trying to shift some weight, or having health problems due to your immune system being compromised, then the first thing you need to modify in your day to day eating habits is your sugar intake. Know this: pure sugar is better than artificial sugar. And pure sugar is much better than corn syrup, also known as High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). But do we really need any of those things? Can’t we just eat some fruit, and use pure raw honey, Xylitol, Rice syrup and Stevia as sweeteners instead? That’s what I’ve been doing. That, and a lot of cleansing with raw vegetable and fruit juices (with some of the pulp left in – for fibres sake). And you know, once you break the waist-bulging-grind of the daily sugar fix, there’s room for some sugar. Mindful sugar, I call it.

Below is an infographic explaining the theory behind HFCS turning up in the ingredients list of nearly every confectionary bar, cake, biscuit, soft drink, and takeaway burger on the market. This is just for your information, because information is power, and power is something we need to take back from the food corporations. I’ve taken to making my own treats, which I’ll be posting under the Paleo tab, above this post, later in the week. But for now, just know that I’m a big believer in Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar series of ebooks, and now, also available in an old-fashioned paper book as well. I love her philosophies so much so, I’ve become an affiliate re-seller, and I’ll be linking to them throughout my paleo posts from now on. You probably don’t need these books to get sugar and HFCS out of your life, but they’re a great kickstart to creating a life without sugar—especially if you’re a sugar addict and you feel you’ve lost control. (I’ll blog more about my sugar journey later, but for now, also know that I’m a die-hard-sugar-addict/hypocrite, I eat mass quantities of chocolate whenever I need to. It’s what I do, but I always buy good quality organic chocolate, and at least I’m living by that ol’ rule of 80/20: eat healthy eighty percent of the time, while eating what I want the other twenty! And all I want that’s naughty is chocolate!)

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Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar Cookbook

I Quit Sugar

Michellina Van Loder is a Professional Writer, Journalist and Blogger. This is where she shares her tales about trail blazing her way out of the Labyrinth of Chemical Sensitivities and Mould. This is also where you will find the latest Research on related topics.

Information, products and views presented by guest bloggers @The Labyrinth are not necessarily the same as those held by this blog's author, Michellina van Loder. Reviews are my own personal opinions (unless stated otherwise); and satire is used throughout personal posts. Any health topics discussed are not to be taken as medical advice. Seek out medical attention if needed and do your own research; however, you're welcome to use mine as a start.
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