“Yet, they still hang on to enough of the cholesterol idea to continue their support of the statin industry.” Dr. Russell Blaylock
What do you think causes atherosclerosis?
A false witness will be cut off, but an attentive witness will be allowed to speak. (Prov. 21:28; NLT)
Growing up, I recall hearing my parents talk about “hardening of the arteries” in various friends and relatives. After entering nursing school, I learned the correct term is actually atherosclerosis. Wikipedia says “Atherosclerosis is the condition in which an artery wall thickens as the result of a build-up of fatty materials such as cholesterol.”
In the recent Blaylock Wellness Report, Dr. Blaylock hits this idea head on. He relates his experiences in fighting this idea of cholesterol causing atherosclerosis. When he first began attacking this, his thoughts were rejected as delusional. Read more on Does Cholesterol Cause Atherosclerosis?…
“Eating what stands on one leg [mushrooms and plant foods] is better than eating what stands on two legs [fowl], which is better than eating what stands on four legs [cows, pigs, and other mammals].” Chinese Proverb
How many of your meals last week included a serving of meat?
“Test us for ten days on a diet of vegetables and water,” Daniel said. “At the end of the ten days, see how we look compared to the other young men who are eating the king’s rich food. Then you can decide whether or not to let us continue eating our diet.” (Dan. 1:12,13; NLT)
This Daily Gram is boldly issuing you an invitation to join us in purposely becoming flexitarians. What’s that you say? Well, I have to confess that before just a few days ago, I didn’t know either. But after doing a little research, I discover that the American Dialect Society named flexitarian as the most useful new word of 2003. (Hmmmm, I must have missed that newsletter.)
“I believe that every child in America has the right to fresh, nutritious school meals, and that every family deserves real, honest, wholesome food.” Jamie Oliver
How aware are you of the type of food served in your local school cafeteria?
His children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. (Psa. 112:2; NIV)
Jerry and I are not TV watchers. I will occasionally watch Food TV while I iron but we don’t recognize names of the latest shows or TV personalities. I do catch a glimpse of some of the current TV jargon from friends’ entries on Facebook. Another dear friend who is also a non-TV watcher “happened” to see a show a few weeks ago that she thought was noteworthy and told me about the program.
“Going meatless once a week may reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. It can also help reduce your carbon footprint and save precious resources like fresh water and fossil fuel.” www.meatlessmonday.com
Since my last Daily Gram, how many meatless meals have you had?
But instead, you dance and play; you slaughter sacrificial animals, feast on meat, and drink wine. “Let’s eat, drink, and be merry,” you say. “What’s the difference, for tomorrow we die.” (Isa. 22:13; NLT)
A couple of days ago, I introduced the award-winning new term, flexitarian. If you’ll recall, a flexitarian is an “almost” vegetarian. (Is that like almost pregnant?) Some say flexitarians are mostly vegetarian but do eat meat a few times during the week. Then there are flexitarians that are typical American meat eaters, but who for various reasons (usually health related reasons) skip a few meat meals during their week. So you can see that the term is very fluid and inclusive of most anybody.
“Activated Charcoal is a 100% natural product, obtained from the carbonization of organic matter like hardwood, coconut, bamboo, peat moss, olive pits, coconut shells, sawdust, etc.” PureInsideOut.com
What do you know about activated charcoal?
In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper. (Prov. 23:32)
I know I’ve used activated charcoal a few times in my life. However, it’s been years since I’ve had any in the house. A recent article jogged my memory about the benefits of using it. Activated charcoal is used in hospital emergency rooms and many emergency vehicles as a fast, effective antidote for poisons of all types. It’s inexpensive and is considered safe and effective by the FDA. Few people know about this amazing natural antidote. It also has efficient detoxifying benefits.
“The colors of fruits and vegetables are a small clue as to what vitamins and nutrients are included. By getting a variety of different colored fruits and vegetables, you are guaranteed a diverse amount of essential vitamins and minerals.” Darrell Miller
When it comes to food, what is your favorite color? Why?
Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colors. (Gen. 37:3; ASV)
If you were buying a coat, which would you prefer. A blue, or black, or brown coat? Or something else? What about a coat of many colors? Does that appeal to you at all?
If you were sitting down to a meal, which would you prefer? Brown? Green? Or something else? What about a meal of many colors? How does that sound?
“Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) crops are causing severe health problems.” E. Huff from NaturalNews.com
Are you aware when you eat genetically modified food? What do you know about the effects of GM food on your health?
They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator–who is forever praised. Amen (Romans 1:25; NIV)
Jerry and I have both written about the dangers of eating food that has been genetically modified, known as GM food. More and more substantive research is being published on the growing dangers of consuming this type of food. Today’s post comes primarily from a recent article by E. Huff, a staff writer for Naturalnews.com. Read more on More on the Dangers of GM Food…
“He spends very little on food during the week, then blows all his money drinking on the weekends. He really is penny-wise, pound-foolish.” GoEnglish.com
When is the last time you made a decision which seemed to be advantageous economically, only to realize later that it proved very costly?
A wise person is hungry for truth, while the fool feeds on trash. (Prov. 15:14; NLT)
In his book Food Rules (I’ve been recommending it for weeks now), Michael Pollan has a fascinating chapter titled, “Pay more, eat less.” Almost sounds un-American doesn’t it? Isn’t our whole technological drive to produce more at less cost? Seems like the whole idea of paying more to eat less is a giant step backwards. Why would anyone ever want to do that?
“The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) has recorded many exposures to household cleaning substances that were serious enough to require treatment in a health care facility.” Glenn Beach; Reprinted from ArticleCity.com
What dangerous products are lurking under your kitchen sink?
Even if I washed myself with soap and my hands with washing soda,… (Job 9:30; NIV)
Along with questions such as, “What do you eat in a day?”, I’m also asked about the products I use to clean. I can still vividly recall the day I developed a painful sore throat, dizziness, and a headache while cleaning the tub tiles with a well-known tile cleaner. That was over twenty-five years ago, but the incident is still etched in my mind as one of the beginning signs of my health demise. Soon after that, any type of cleaning product or detergent became a hated enemy and something to avoid at all cost.
“Incredulity is the wisdom of the fool” Josh Billings
What is your favorite example of technology run amuck?
Fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge. Only fools despise wisdom and discipline. (Prov. 1:7; NLT)
Last month I wrote a three-part Daily Gram series titled “Two Worlds Yet One Outcome” in which the primary topic was malnutrition. One of the key issues I was writing about was that the horror of malnutrition is no longer just an “over there” problem. It’s no longer just a third world issue. It’s becoming more and more apparent that the miracles of modern science have brought malnutrition to our own shores.