Genetically Modified Corn

Genetically Modified corn or GM corn or Round Up Ready corn was in the news this week.  A French study using 200 albino Sprague-Dawley rats that ate GM corn was just released which suggested that eating Monsanto’s GM corn causes cancerous tumors. “Six groups – three male and three female – were fed Monsanto GM maize with Roundup weed killer consisting of 11 percent of their diet, 22 percent or 33 percent. Six other groups were given Monsanto GM maize in the same percentage amounts, but had no Roundup sprayed on them. Another six groups were given Roundup weed killer in their water similar to the levels found in U.S. tap water. The remaining two groups acted as control groups and were fed non-genetically modified maize and water without Roundup weed killer.”

This Egg’s Mama was a Drug Addict!

Ok folks it’s time for me to ruin your favourite meal again.  You may remember I brought you Chicken Feces Soup some weeks ago.  I know I am proud that I have made a trip to the grocery store a bit of an ordeal for some.  As long as I am changing lives.  For the better or worse, embrace the change! This time we are going to talk about eggs, but not to worry this one is really not so bad.  Those eggs come right out of a healthy living breathing hen and off to the supermarket.  You can’t really mess that up too bad.  Everybody knows a stressed, unhappy or unhealthy chicken will not lay eggs.  Oh unless she is drugged up on anti-biotics and hormones.

Myths That Won’t Die

Sorry folks I have been busy lately and have not had the time to write.  Hey, this could be a win win!  I get to slack off and you get links to articles far superior to what I would put in the time to write. Life Hacker has done a series of articles on common body, food and exercise myths debunked.  These articles are not the usual type of myths like eggs will raise your cholesterol.  No they won’t! Yes they will!  That goes on forever in the media.  These are some of the more off the wall myths. 10 Stubborn Body Myths That Just Won’t Die, Debunked by Science 10 Stubborn Food Myths That Just Won’t Die, Debunked by Science 10 More Stubborn Food Myths That Just Won’t Die, Debunked by Science 10 Stubborn Exercise Myths that Won’t Die, Debunked by Science

I Need Energy NOW!!!

I have been tired the last few months and it has been hard to put a good effort into my workouts.  Quite frankly I have been just coming in and hoping the energy is there or it will show up at some point.  There is no mystery about why I am messed up.  My sleep pattern is off and I am trying to lose weight and therefore am eating fewer calories.  In the past I have often felt more energized with fewer calories actually I have often felt that way with less sleep.  Yep I know I’m weird! So what can I do to recharge and become more alert right now this minute so that I can put in a good showing?

When is a Calorie not a Calorie?

When is a Calorie not a Calorie? When you use the Atwater general factor system to determine how many calories are in a food product.  This is the most common method of determining calories.  Scientists at the USDA theorized that this method of measurement might not be representative for certain food groups such as nuts. So how is Atwater factor flawed?  Well it ignores the fact that some of the calories in a food may pass through a human as waste.  DOH!!

Getting Rid of Heartburn

Chris Kresser is a blogger acupuncturist and follower of Eastern Spirituality and medicine.  He has written a five part series of article about digestive health (Click here for article).  I have suffered from severe heartburn for about 3 years.  It took a while but I was finally diagnosed with a hiatus hernia this year.  When I read Chris Kresser’s article I became very angry.  He says that if it was true that heart burn was caused by too much acid in your stomach then teenagers would have terrible heartburn as they have the most acid.  Once people get past middle age their acid production is reduced.  He says that the reason people get heartburn is because of this reduced production of acid.  Food is not digested as quickly and there is a build up of pressure in the stomach forcing acid up into the esophagus causing heartburn.  He says that many heartburn treatments will give relief at first by reducing acid but they suppress future acid production making the problem worse long term and making the patient dependent on medicine on a daily basis.  He says that is big pharma’s plan.  Keeping customers dependent on their product.  This all sounds … Continue reading

Chicken Feces Soup

I know what you’re thinking.  This title is not another case of my poor spelling or my latest effort to try cooking.  As If!!!! Sheesh!  No, this is an attack of the Evil Veganators, members of the Animal Liberation Front (ALF), the Greenaholics.  Yep, their diabolical plan is to make the thought of eating chicken … well you know … Uhmmm … Really bad!!  Bad!! BAD!! OK, I had my fun, now the warning. WARNING:  If you plan to continue eating chicken ever again or you have a weak stomach or are eating a chicken finger right now, STOP!!!!!  Do not read this article!  It is disgusting!!

Moanday Link Storm Aug. 13, 2012

Well it really is a moan day.  My tummy hurts again.   Keep eating things on the No No list and it is always the worst in the morning when I wake up.  Blah!! This link is to Chris Lawhorn, the Resident DJ at Marie Claire magazine.  Each month, he reviews 300-400 new singles to find the best new music for a workout. His picks are organized here, according to their beats per minute. http://www.diet.com/dietblogs/read_blog_expert.php?uid=1185612 Here is a link to Kathy Patalsky’s Healthy. Happy. Life website.  She is a vegan chef and this is her top 20 recipes for 2011.  Yeah I know I don’t cook and have not tried any of these recipes but things can change. http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2011/12/my-top-20-posts-of-2011.html OK I am so immature!  The visuals that come to my mind if I had this in my house make me smile.  I don’t doubt that they are right, but well euwwh! http://www.naturesplatform.com/