There is an ad on TV featuring a Mom and her children coming home from the store telling us that she doesn't want Washington taxing her and her family for sodas. She says a few cents adds up and families can't afford anymore taxes. She says she represents Americans Against Food Taxes.
Really... Do you fall for these manipulative ads?
Here is the actual ad... "Pennies" Americans Against Food Taxes TV Ad
First, I believe in what are called Sin Taxes. I hate the term, but if you consume alcohol, cigarettes, and drink sodas that are 99% High Fructose Corn Syrup or sugar in excess, you are likely to die early from type 2 diabetes, obesity, lung cancer, or liver disease. And before you die early you will add tremendously to America's health care costs.
I believe in your right to consume what you want, when you want. But remember, for every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction.
Americans Against Food Taxes is really a lobby group for the food manufacturers and distributors that sell this crap to you and your family. They don't care about you or your health, they just want to sell their cheap products that have a high profit for their share holders.
There are very few American citizens involved here.
Go see for yourself.
Please go to their page called About Us. Read the paragraph and then look at who really is behind this effort.
I have written about the problems with High Fructose Corn Syrup and it is well supported by research. See an example...
Remove one bad habit from your daily life, and you remove the leading cause of obesity in America...
Is it possible that fructose, which is in everything these days, can effect your metabolism in such a way as to cause you, over time, to eat less and less food and yet gain more and more weight? A recent study says yes...
Mice were given water, water with sugar, or water with fructose.
"All the mice began the study at an average weight of 39 grams. Those consuming the fructose-sweetened water showed significant weight gain over the course of the study, with an average final weight of 48 grams—compared with averages below 44 grams for the other groups—and had about 90 percent more body fat than the mice that consumed water only. Total caloric intake was lower in the mice that consumed the fructose-sweetened water than in the other groups, except for the control animals provided with water only.
“We were surprised to see that mice actually ate less when exposed to fructose-sweetened beverages, and therefore didn’t consume more overall calories,” said Dr. Tschöp. “Nevertheless, they gained significantly more body fat within a few weeks.”
In my opinion, if you want to consume things that are known to harm your family's health go ahead, but pay the price both in bad health and added taxes.
Enjoy this weeks articles and studies and remember...
It's never too late to become younger and at the same time, wiser.
Obesity as Dangerous to Health as Lifetime of Smoking...
(NaturalNews) Severe obesity shortens a person's expected lifespan by 10 years, comparable to the effect of a lifetime spent smoking, according to a study conducted by researchers from Oxford University's Clinical Trial Service Unit and published in the journal The Lancet. "This is the latest and most convincing demonstration of the close relationship between being overweight and poor heart health, and confirms that smoking is harmful regardless of your weight," said Peter Weissberg of the British Heart Foundation.
In Depth: 11 Ways To Boost Your Energy...
Energy is the natural byproduct of certain lifestyle decisions. Consuming fewer calories is one of the easiest ways to boost your vitality. When you eat, blood is diverted to your stomach and gut and energy is spent on digestion. Simply cutting calories by about one-fourth will hike your energy and extend your life, according to multiple studies.
Not quite as easy as cutting calories is a practice I call detox. I'm not talking about a packaged detox kit like Master Cleanses. Just eat clean for a week. Try Dr. Elson Haas' SNACC program: Cut out all SNACCs (Sugar, Nicotine, Alcohol, Caffeine and Chemicals) and limit your menu to raw foods like nuts and seeds, berries and fruits, tons of vegetables, small portions of cooked non-gluten grains like oatmeal (or quinoa), 3-4 ounces of grilled or steamed fish or grass-fed beef a day, and lots of fresh vegetable juice and broths. You'll feel amazing, and your energy will go through the roof.
Supplements can also help. While they don't really give you energy, they can correct metabolic issues that are draining it. Coenzyme Q10, for instance, is a powerful antioxidant that is also fuel for the heart. Supplements can speed along certain metabolic pathways that are nutrient dependent and that get sluggish (and energy-draining) when those nutrients are in short supply.
Large Epidemiologic Study Supports Brain Power Of Fish In Older People...
Experts estimate that over 24 million people worldwide suffer from dementia, and many of these people live in low- and middle-income countries. Recently, there has been growing interest in whether dietary factors, particularly oily fish and meat, might influence the onset and/or severity of dementia. Oily fish are rich in omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, which some studies suggest are positively related to cognitive function in later life.
Study pinpoints Pycnogenol’s pain-relieving potential...
The anti-inflammatory and pain reducing effects of an extract from French maritime pine bark may work by stopping two enzymes linked to inflammation, says a new study. Pycnogenol, extracted from the bark of the French maritime pine Pinus Pinaster, appears to inhibit the generation of the pro-inflammatory COX-2 and 5-LOX enzymes, according to results published in International Immunopharmacology. The results appear to explain the positive results previously observed linking the pine bark extract to benefits in conditions as varied as asthma and osteoarthritis.
Are We What Our Mothers Ate?...
Mothers' health in the days and weeks prior to becoming pregnant may determine the health of offspring much later in life, according to results of studies reported at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction, which takes place July 18 to 22 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. These studies demonstrate that maternal nutrition, protein intake and level of fat in the diet may cause epigenetic changes in the developing fetus that can have long-term health consequences.
Baking Soda Prevents Kidney Disease, Renal Failure and Kidney Dialysis...
(NaturalNews) A recent study discovered a new use for common household baking soda. The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) reported that a daily dose of baking soda could prevent kidney damage and chronic kidney disease (CKD) in a study entitled, Bicarbonate Supplementation Slows Progression of CKD and Improves Nutritional Status.
Baking soda prevents kidney disease and dialysis.
Tomato Pill Found to Reverse Heart Disease...
(NaturalNews) A pill made from tomatoes may do more to help treat heart disease and high cholesterol than many pharmaceutical products currently on the market, according to preliminary trials carried out by researchers from Cambridge University. The pill, known as Ateronon, contains a version of the tomato phytonutrient lycopene, which gives the fruits their bright red color. Lycopene has been shown in a number of studies to help relieve the symptoms of heart disease and to help prevent cancer
Chocolate cuts death rate...
HEART attack survivors who eat chocolate two or more times per week cut their risk of dying from heart disease about three fold compared to those who never touch the stuff, scientists have reported.
Smaller quantities confer less protection, but are still better than none, according to the study, which appears in the September issue of the Journal of Internal Medicine.
Why Are Smart People So Ignorant When it Comes to Health, Vaccines and Vitamin D? (Part One)...
(NaturalNews) A heart disease patient of late...
Had an IQ of 168.
His brain was immense
But it lacked common sense
And it never engaged when he ate.
- by the Health Ranger
As an observer of human behavior, one of the most fascinating things I've ever witnessed is really smart people dying of diseases that are easily preventable through basic nutrition (vitamin D, plant juices, targeted supplements, superfoods, etc.). I know doctors dying of cancer who take chemotherapy over vitamin D supplements. I know members of MENSA who are killing themselves with junk foods and diabetes. I know extremely intelligent attorneys and physicists who are among the smartest people in their respective fields; but when it comes to basic health, they're completely ignorant.
Why Are Smart People So Ignorant When it Comes to Health, Vaccines and Vitamin D? (Part Two)...
Powerful corporations, of course, require the services of oppressive government to enforce nutritional ignorance across the population. In the USA, the Food and Drug Administration is the primary enforcer of nutritional ignorance.
Why Are Smart People So Ignorant When it Comes to Health, Vaccines and Vitamin D? (Part Three)...
Ultimately, what's more important than teaching people nutritional knowledge is teaching people the skills of thinking for themselves. A population of independent thinkers would naturally embrace knowledge of nutritional remedies and natural cures. They would naturally resist the FDA's pro-drug propaganda, and they would be able to more readily recognize the value of safe, effective and low-cost natural medicine.The reason why this isn't happening right now in modern society is obvious when you realize that people are not trained to THINK, they are trained to follow orders.
Vitamin C Boosts Life Expectancy and Removes Plaque from Blood Vessels...
(NaturalNews) A high intake of vitamin C is shown to improve life expectancy by six years. Not only does vitamin C help prevent the diseases that shorten life, but the vitamin itself has life sustaining properties. Vitamin C is known to help prevent heart attacks and strokes. It repairs blood vessels and helps reduce heart disease, which are the leading causes of death in the United States.
Here are resources for a few of the nutraceuticals mentioned today...
When you click on these links and use these products, you are keeping HealthBlogger coming to you FREE.
Coenzyme Q10 - NSI ToCoQ10 -- 200 mg - 60 Softgels
NSI Mega EFA? Omega-3 EPA & DHA -- 2126 mg - 120 Softgels
NSI Pycnogenol? (Pine Bark Extract) -- 100 mg - 60 Capsules
NSI Lyc-O-Mato Lycopene -- 15 mg - 60 Softgels
NSI Vitamin D3 - 4,000 IU's
NSI Vitamin C-1000 Complex Sustained-Release Tablets -- 1,000 mg - 300 Tablets
Christopher Wiechert's Healthblogger is for educational or informational purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose or provide treatment for any condition. If you have any concerns about your own health, you should always consult with a health care professional. If you decide to use this information on your own, it's your constitutional right, but I assume no responsibility. The views expressed on this website are those of the health professionals & scientists I list or my own opinions and are not intended to replace any medical advice you may require. The contents have not been approved by the Pharmaceutical Association, the American Medical Association, or the Food and Drug Administration.This website may present views diametrically opposed to the views of such organizations.I also offer resources to products I formulate as well as those that I believe are of high value and quality. Profits from these recommendations are used to keep HealthBlogger free to those who read and appreciate the time and research that goes into these posts. It has been my experience over the last 35 years that if I offer reports and research without product recommendations, you will most likely pay more at the local health food store, and may not get the right product or the quality you would expect. I only recommend companies I respect and order from myself. I consider this a value added service that I offer along with the research. If you find this a conflict of interest, please don't order from my links.
Subscribe to HealthBlogger E-Mail Newsletter
Search cwiechert.com or Christopher Wiechert's HealthBlogger for health related issues...
Help HealthBlogger & cwiechert.com grow and prosper…
Christopher Wiechert, C.N.C.
cwiechert.com - Take control of your own health
HealthBlogger - News and commentary on health, wellness and anti-aging
CW's Health & Wellness Online Mall - Look for nice discounts on quality health products
Orthomolecular Formulations - Nutraceuticals formulated by Christopher Wiechert, C.N.C.
MBI Nutraceuticals - Glandular & Homeopathic Formulations
MySpace - Personal website - Learn more about Christopher Wiechert
Twitter - Follow me!!!
E-Mail - Send comments or questions you want HealthBlogger to address
"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them." Albert Einstein