2
May

Could these be contributing to your allergies?

Quote of the month:
“I will not eat this chemical s#@t.
I will not put my fork in it.
I will not eat it in the day.
I will not eat it any way.
I will not eat it in the night.
I will not eat A SINGLE BITE!” – The People’s Boycott Pledge

Do you eat any of the following:
Wheat
Corn
Soy
Canola
Other Fruits and Vegetables

What exactly are GMOs?

Genetically Modified Organisms are created by taking genes from an organism (plant, animal, bacteria or virus) and inserting them into an unrelated organism. In order for a cell to accept another organism’s cell, they must enlist the help of a bacteria or virus. A cell will only accept another organism’s gene when it has a virus/bacteria; otherwise, it is rejected. GMO’s would never occur in nature, and can cause huge environmental risks.

At least 70% of the grocery stores processed food contains Genetically Modified Organisms and food companies are not required to label that the foods are made with GMO’s. The only way to know you are not eating Genetically Engineered food is to eat 100% organic food. Any GMO’s are prohibited in organic food. Foods that are most commonly Genetically Modified are corn, soy, wheat, canola and cotton; but there are more.

Here’s a very simplified example of how GMOs are made:
Roundup is a product used to destroy weeds and any other undesirable plants. It works by blocking a specific enzyme that is necessary for the plant to grow, thereby killing the plant. Using wheat as an example, if a wheat field is sprayed with Roundup, the wheat would die as well as the other undesirables. In order to prevent this, they take the DNA of the Roundup and inject it into the DNA of the wheat using a bacteria/virus (such as the cauliflower mosaic virus). So, now when the wheat is growing and roundup is sprayed, the wheat is resistant to the roundup and will no longer die. It sounds great, except for the fact that now we are in essence ingesting a modified version of Roundup and some version of the virus. This process is the same for corn, soy, canola, etc. This is what’s known as Roundup Ready seed! The problem also becomes bigger as the seed is cross contaminating other non-modified seeds! It makes you wonder why people are having more issues with foods and why we are becoming more toxic!

How to tell what’s GMO
Most fruits and vegetables are labeled and you can generally tell which are GMO and which are not. If the fruits or veggies have a sticker on it check it to see if there is a 4 or 5 digit number. If it is a 4 digit number it is conventionally grown; if there is a 5 digit number beginning with an 9 it’s organic, and if it is 5 digits beginning with an 8 it is GMO. Remember however, they are NOT required to label GMO’s, so a 4 digit number may still be GMO!

Genetically modified organisms tend to provoke allergies and lots of other health issues!

Did You Know?
They’ve found a loophole which Monsanto and other biotech companies will be using in their favour in order to introduce GMO foods into Europe – Europe had previously banned GMO’s.
Alfalfa is the newest GMO target
They’re looking at introducing GM trees and salmon!
Natural and Organic are NOT the same thing!
GMO and GE (genetically engineered) are the same thing
Go to www.Davidsuzuki.org to learn more
Watch for free online the documentary ‘The World According to Monsanto’

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5
Apr

Do you experience any of these symptoms:

Fatigue
Arthritis
Food allergies
Joint pain
Rashes
Chemical or environmental sensitivities
Irritable bowels or other digestive issues

What exactly do these symptoms have to do with permeability, and what is ‘permeable’? When it comes to permeability, we’re really talking about your gut; more specifically ‘leaky gut’!

Okay, so what’s leaky gut? According to Dr. Weil:

“Leaky gut syndrome is not generally recognized by conventional physicians, but evidence is accumulating that it is a real condition that affects the lining of the intestines. The theory is that leaky gut syndrome (also called increased intestinal permeability), is the result of damage to the intestinal lining, making it less able to protect the internal environment as well as to filter needed nutrients and other biological substances. As a consequence, some bacteria and their toxins, incompletely digested proteins and fats, and waste not normally absorbed may “leak” out of the intestines into the blood stream. This triggers an autoimmune reaction, which can lead to gastrointestinal problems such as abdominal bloating, excessive gas and cramps, fatigue, food sensitivities, joint pain, skin rashes, and autoimmunity. The cause of this syndrome may be chronic inflammation, food sensitivity, damage from taking large amounts of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), cytotoxic drugs and radiation or certain antibiotics, excessive alcohol consumption, or compromised immunity.”

When it comes to allergies, the body starts to make antibodies to fight against any of the foreign things which have passed into the bloodstream. These foreign things can be undigested proteins from milk, eggs, wheat, nuts, etc…get it?

Here are 6 steps to help you heal your leaky gut:
1. Use probiotics – only high quality ones; NOT the one’s in yogurt (they’re destroyed with pasteurization and added sugars)
2. Address the stressors to your body – bacteria (antibiotics kill the bad and the good ones!), parasites (we all have them, you’re stool sample is lying), fungii (those wonderful molds), food sensitivities (yes you have those too!),
3. Eat lots of fermented foods such as sauerkraut, home made kefir, tempeh, etc
4. Eat your greens!!!
5. Support your body with some daily essentials: omega 3′s (not from fish), digestive enzymes, D3, antioxidants (for telemere support)
6. Find out what you are sensitive to and avoid them, as these may be irritating your gut and contributing to the permeability problem…

Did You Know?

- 95% of food allergies are delayed reactions – ie symptoms can appear up to 5 days later
- A body in balance cannot exhibit allergy!
- All disease can be traced back to vitamin and mineral deficiencies
- The food labels on packaged goods are allowed to be off by 20%!

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