This past weekend I gave a talk (with Q & A’s from the audience–love those! :)) about how to read food labels. (BTW if your group would like me to speak about this issue, food politics, etc. just send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll discuss it.)
Unfortunately still too many people do not understand the issues about genetically modified (GMO) or genetically engineered (GE) foods, MSG, “hidden MSG”, aspartame or rbgh and rbst.
Just as important as those issues is the origin of the country where the foods are grown. Let’s face it, some countries have better agricultural practices than others. I know that I want to avoid as much as possible all imported foods from China or Southeast Asia. Beyond their questionable agricultural practices, government corruption and history of contaminated food, I try my best to avoid buying products from China. Our nation owes them too much money and some day we are going to get a much nastier boomerang than we are currently experiencing from this foreign trade imbalance.
I came across this article that has a basic explanation of the “organic” labeling program with some links for research. I hope it conveys one reason why reading your food labels are important for your health and your purse! –No Name Attorney
Organic Labels Come in Different Shapes and Sizes
Organic labels and their cousins abound. Here’s a look at some of the most important labels consumers will see in grocery stores.
By Brian Clark Howard
Labeling may not seem like a particularly exciting topic, but it is extremely important to those with nut allergies, diabetics and those busy people everywhere who rely on labels to know what’s inside the foods they eat. Consider the heated controversy over whether genetically engineered foods should be explicitly labeled, or the ongoing fight over country-of-origin seals and how that relates to recent scares over food imported from China. When it comes to the much-touted word “organic,” there is much at stake. Not only is the sector the fastest growing in the food industry, but also advocates are positioning organics as a great hope in the battle to protect the environment from the ravages of industrial agriculture and even oil-fueled climate change. There are perhaps as many detailed definitions of “organic” as there are farmers, chefs and consumers. But here are some of the most important labels:
We have over 17 fruits and 22 vegetable products. Hormone free meat and dairy too!
Healthier Than the Grocery Store:
No Hidden MSG, GMOs or Aspartame
Thrive Foods are high quality, foods that are healthier than the grocery store: natural grains, vegetables, non-hormone meat and poultry, dairy, yogurt, beans, and more. When you buy the actual ingredient (rather than prepared or processed foods) you have more control over the quality of your food.
Our method of freeze drying food kills the salmonella, e.coli and other viruses and bacteria while preserving 98% of the natural phytonutrients.No chemical vitamins or preservatives are added!Plus you get a bonus of foods coming chopped, diced and prepared (thus cutting cooking and prep time 50% or more).You only add water, wait 5 minutes and then drain off the water.
From an analysis of studies and objective medical literature and research, the quality of our food supply is being attacked in three separate ways:
The use of GMO (genetically modified organisms) foods and food additives;
The injection and use of bovine growth hormone on animals and overuse of antibiotics with meat and/or poultry; and
The use of neurotoxins and excitotoxins as additives for flavor enhancing and calorie reduction.
Another reason many items in your grocery store are not healthy is the food additives put in processed food. You may not realize it but neurotoxins or excitotoxins get added to processed food.In layman’s language an excitotoxin is any substance that causes brain cells to become very excited, start firing their impulses so rapidly that they become exhausted and prematurely die.
Two common excitotoxins in our food supply are monosodium glutamate (MSG) and aspartame.Most MSG in our foods is not listed as MSG on the ingredients because the FDA only requires MSG to be specifically identified if it is 99% pure grade.Aspartame, an artificial sweetener, is also an excitotoxin.It is responsible for about 75% of the complaints regarding food to the FDA.
Besides prematurely killing certain brain cells, which attacks the hypothalamus in our brain, these food additives are highly addictive, causing you to eat more food. This means food manufacturers sell more food.
You and your family’s health would benefit tremendously by watching an interview with Dr. Russell Blaylock. Dr. Blaylock is a board certified neurosurgeon, author and a is a leading researcher on neurotoxins and excitotoxins. During this interview Dr. Blaylock explains the science as well as sharing the numerous adverse effects to our nervous and endocrine system (i.e., causes obesity, increased diabetes, heart disease, cancer, reduced fertility, increased Alzheimer’s disease, etc.).This interview was in March 2012 and has the latest research.
With all of these biotech and food additive attacks on our food supply, do you now see why I say Thrive Foods are healthier than the grocery store?
We vote on our health with our dollars.We can improve our health by engaging more, examining food supplies, eating healthy foods, limiting exposure to environmental toxins and maximizing our vitamin and nutrient intake.
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You have 18 fruit choices when you save money buying healthy Thrive freeze dried foods.
Save Money Buying Healthy Thrive Freeze Dried Foods Today!
You save money buying healthy Thrive freeze dried foods. Not only will you minimize the impact of food inflation through food storage, eliminating waste and lowering your monthly grocery expenses (see “Cheaper than the Grocery Store”) but you’ll be giving yourself healthy food for your body. Because it offers GMO free, MSG free, aspartame free, rBGH and rbst (animal hormone) free foods, you can use the foods you eat to help build up your immune system or lessen your allergies. When shopping always use our Allergens Chart which identifies potential allergens or reactives that might be relevant to you (i.e., gluten, wheat, soy, etc.)
Thrive is Premium, HealthyFreeze Dried Food.
After battling multiple health issues (see “About Me”) and seeking GMO free(genetically modified organisms) foods for groceries and food storage, I came across Thrive as a solution to my food and nutrition needs. It helps protect and build my immune system and reduce allergies. There’s a growing body of medical research that GMOs, MSG, “hidden MSG”, and aspartame may be adversely affecting our health(see “Healthier than the Grocery Store”). GMOs have been linked to altering DNA, increasing allergies and adversely affecting our immune system. Studies of rats eating a GMO diet showed a variety of adverse effects on them, including, but not limited to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, infertility, organ failure, etc. MSG and aspartame have also been negatively linked to the same or similar adverse health effects (see “Allergens & Reactives”).
With Thrive Foods you have a healthy alternative that saves you money!
Thrive foods are the best quality at the lowest price. Shelf Reliance guarantees you get the lowest food prices working with an independent consultant. They have 4 pricing levels on their freeze dried food:
Retail (You go to the Shelf Reliance website and purchase through the company directly. The black bar across the page identifying the consultant is not present.)
Web Store -Home Party Price (You purchase off a consultant’s web store or through one of their parties. You see a black bar across the page identifying the consultant’s name. (This store is identified as “survive-thrive.us” on the black bar.) Savings approximately 5 to 15%.
Q Club (This is their frequent buyer program, where you agree to purchase a minimum amount, i.e., $100, per month. Savings approximately 10 to 25%.)
Unadvertised Specials (These are periodic specials, heavily discounted, i.e., up to 45% off, that the independent consultant emails you the pending specials. These specials are not publicly posted in the web store. They are password protected. To receive them you must give the independent consultant your email address per corporate policy. Once I have your email address I will email you the password.)
If you are interested in deep discounts, would like to see the unadvertised specials, then please email me at email@example.com. You can also use the contact button in my store to contact me.
As an attorney (see “About Me” tab) I have a special sensitivity to privacy and confidentiality issues. Your information is kept private and is not shared. I only send out emails with the monthly sale specials, unadvertised specials and new products added which is usually once a month. I also will share once a month food supply, health articles or videos you might want to read on GMOs, food additives and how they adversely impact our health. Many of you are like me trying to purify our food supplies and eat healthy. It can be done.
Knowledge is power!
Explore this website.It contains a condensed summary of facts(with links to reputable third party sources) about issues going on with our food supply that are causing a broad range of health issues. Even if you don’t purchase anything from my store, I encourage you to share this site with others. We need to learn more about what makes us healthier and how to avoid illness. When you look at the scientific data and research, excessive calorie consumption is not the real poster child. Learn why and you’ll get healthier!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Isn’t now the time for you to save money buying healthy Thrive freeze dried foods?
“We Vote on Our Health With Our Dollars!”™
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Look forward to hearing from you! Debi
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