Saturday, March 29, 2008

My meat contact

Hi Everyone - Here is my meat contact
everything from whole chickens, turkeys, lamb, beef and pork
The meat is free range and organic standards are followed. my contact is very knowledgeable and willing to answer your questions with regards to how the animals are treated, fed and exercised. Scott does not certify himself as organic but is a long standing member of the Canadian Organic Growers. He keeps his costs low by not certifying.

Natural Meat
By Lee Farms
Scott Lee
by appointment only!
3937 Con Rd Orono, ON L0B 1M0

Tim Belch
Buffalo Meat
Peterborough Ontario

GREAT contact for buffalo meat!!! Excellent service and very knowledgable.

Acres of Blessings Meat Store
121 Brock Street N L1N 4H3
GREAT selection - fair prices. Check it out!!

Organics - They Truly Are better

Hello All,
I am back with some more info! today I pulled an article on Organics. So many of my clients are switching to Organics and choosing to live a much healthier, virus and disease free lifestyle. Please take the time to read this article - it's well worth making you understand why Organics are better. Please don't be fooled by companies who have destroyed the true meaning of organics. For my carb type people (those who have tested as carb types with me) your choice of lots of veggies over grains are so much healthier and yes you will lose weight. Enjoy!

Organic farms have historically been small, family-run businesses producing for local markets. But as conventional agribusiness and the supermarkets move in, organic shops are expanding, being bought up, and increasingly resembling their non-organic counterparts.
Under pressure by Wal-Mart, many multinational food corporations have developed organic versions of their best-selling brands, including Heinz, General Mills, Kellogg's, Groupe Danone, Nestle, Unilever Bestfoods, RHM, Mars/Masterfoods, Kraft, Premier Foods, Northern Foods and Pepsi-Co.
You can now get “organic” ketchup, rice crispies, and ready meals -- what started out as a method of producing healthy and nutritious food is now turning out highly industrialized multi-ingredient products.
These industrial organic foods are being marketed along with vitamin-enriched products and functional foods; in the eyes of General Mills, “organic is not a revolution so much as a market niche.”
Organic Consumers Organization February 2008
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Dr. Mercola's Comments:
I’m not at all surprised at this development; it was bound to happen. How could any self-respecting, profit-driven, integrity-challenged food company ever let a swelling “market niche” go untapped?
That doesn’t mean you have to buy into their watered-down, kinda-sorta-organic-even-though-mass-processed versions of what could be real food, however.
You still have the power to circumvent these con-jobs and demand the real deal.
It’s mainly a matter of knowing where to find locally harvested organic foods, buying from sources you want to see thrive, and reading packaged food labels like they’re the hottest thing from Oprah’s book club.
The fact of the matter is; true organic IS better. Both for you and for the environment.
What is Organic?
To be labeled “certified organic” by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the food must be free of most:
Synthetic fertilizers
Genetic modification
But many argue that true organic food also entails respect for locally produced food, respect for livestock and employees, and environmentally sustainable practices -- something that is rarely a goal of large-scale food manufacturers.
Now there is also "organic" food being imported from countries such as China, Sierra Leone and Brazil, where standards, wages, and growing conditions are difficult, if not impossible, to monitor and enforce.
This is one of the reasons why buying locally farmed organic produce is your best bet when making your shopping decisions.
Organic -- More Nutrients, Less Toxins
Back in 1998, Regina Hildwine of the National Food Processors Association told the press during the debate over organic standards, "Organic does not mean safer. Organic does not mean healthier."
Well, those famous last words were NOT the last word on this issue. Studies have demonstrated, again and again, that organic foods are FAR more nutritious than their conventionally grown counterparts.
One four-year long, $25-million study into organic food -- the largest of its kind to date -- found that:
Organic fruit and vegetables contain up to 40 percent more antioxidants
Organic produce had higher levels of beneficial minerals like iron and zinc
Milk from organic herds contained up to 90 percent more antioxidants
They even found that eating organic foods can help increase the nutrient uptake in people who don’t eat the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables per day!
And, that doesn’t even take into account the health benefits of simply reducing your chemical intake, hence reducing your overall toxic load.
The 2007 report “Hazardous Pesticides in the European Parliament” reveals the disturbing truth that conventionally grown fruits are far more toxic than you might think.
Eight fruit samples, randomly selected at the GB express supermarket in the EU Parliament building in Brussels, were found to be contaminated with no less than 28 different pesticide residues, averaging almost five residues per fruit.
These chemicals included:
10 known carcinogens
3 neurotoxins
3 reproductive and developmental toxins
8 endocrine disruptors
Two of the chemicals are classified as “Highly Hazardous” by the World Health Organization (WHO), and three of the samples contained such high levels of residue that they were, officially, illegal.
That said, do keep in mind that even though organic vegetables (just like fruits) are better, don’t use this as an excuse to avoid non-organic vegetables. If for whatever reason you can’t obtain organic vegetables, non-organic veggies are a much healthier option than none at all.
Remember also, if you’re a Carb Type, most of your carbohydrates should actually be in the form of vegetable carbs, not grain carbs. Loading up on grains instead of vegetables because it’s difficult to find organic veggies will likely lead to a health disaster.
Organic Farming Protects Your Environment and Your Health
Organic farming differs from conventional farming in the methods used to grow crops, which has a major impact on your environment.
For example:
Where conventional farmers apply chemical fertilizers to the soil to grow their crops, organic farmers feed and build soil with natural fertilizer, which is far less likely to cause any long-term environmental complications.
Conventional farmers use insecticides to get rid of insects and disease, while organic farmers use natural methods such as insect predators and barriers for this purpose.
Conventional farmers control weed growth by applying synthetic herbicides, but organic farmers use crop rotation, tillage, hand weeding, cover crops and mulches to control weeds. While herbicides are not nearly as dangerous as insecticides, they still are synthetic chemicals introduced into the environment and clearly are not something that will improve your health.
The article “Better Beef,” written by California rancher Dave Evans and published in the March 2008 issue of Best Life magazine, gives a great in-depth view of the many benefits of grass-fed beef, from environmental sustainability to the sheer difference in taste and nutrient content of the beef.
Evans also offers this list of grass-fed beef ranchers in the United States, where you can find good-quality meats:

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Stop Skipping Breakfast!!

HI All, Great Article! see my response in read!

For most of you that have worked with me on Metabolic Type Dieting, here is a great article on things you should stay away from and things you may want to consider. Often I am asked "What do you eat for breakfast?". I eat to my metabolic type - which is protein type. For breakfast I have a variety of things on different days. Here are some examples:

1) 1 whole avocado sprinkled with seeds (pumpkin or sunflower) w/ some olive oil and lime, Organic/Free Range Sausage such as turkey, pork or beef. (my favorite breakfast out of the week)

2) 2 whole eggs with organic or free range pea meal bacon (maybe 1 or two depending on the size) and a piece of fruit (depends on how I feel - could be an organic pear or apple) handful of almonds or walnuts.

3) Piece of organic chicken breast with olives, fruit (either one pear or apple) and a handful of nuts.

People always say to me "you eat meat for breakfast!" (usually with a very funny look on their face - implying that I am strange) Well, I have been doing this since the day I picked up weights. I decided to make sure my body was going to be in the best shape ever even when I am 50 or 65 years old. I am 31 now and hold absolutely no regret on not ever skipping meals especially breakfast! Breakfast starts my day and reflects on how my blood sugar will be regulated through the day.

Obesity has become a major concern for American children. In the last two decades, the prevalence of overweight adolescents has nearly tripled, and current statistics show 16 percent of children are overweight or obese.
Overweight and obese children not only face a heightened risk of health problems -- heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, gastrointestinal problems, and type 2 diabetes, just to name a few -- but they are also likely to suffer from low self-esteem and depression as a result of their weight. Being overweight or obese can take a big emotional toll on a young child or teen.
The idea that skipping breakfast can lead to weight gain is not new. Studies have shown that eating breakfast can have beneficial effects on:
Insulin resistance
Energy metabolism
One study found that obesity and insulin resistance syndrome rates were 35 percent to 50 percent lower among people who ate breakfast every day, compared to those who frequently skipped it.
Unfortunately, it has been my experience that the breakfast offerings in nearly all conventional American restaurants range from terrible to awful when it comes to their impact on your health.
There is no question in my mind that the breakfast menu is the worst as it typically consists of highly oxidized eggs, carbs like waffles, oatmeal, muffins, cereal, fruit juice, doughnuts, bagels, toast, and pancakes, or fried foods like bacon.
What Do You Eat for Breakfast?
But there’s more to it than simply not skipping the meal. Many children eat sugary cereals and breads for breakfast, chased down with a can of soda or sugary fruit juice. These kinds of eating habits may cause even more harm than not eating breakfast at all.
Nearly all of us feel better when we start the day with a good meal. The challenge that most face is being pressed for time in the morning, and this is equally true for children and teens as their over-worked parents.
The simple solution for this is to go to sleep a bit earlier, and rise a bit earlier to give yourself enough time to eat without rushing.
When you plan breakfast meals for yourself and your family, vow to avoid any of these common, typically non-healthy breakfast items:
Fruit juice
Waffles and pancakes
Bagels and toast (even whole grain organic types)
ALL cereals (even whole grain organic types)
Many people are confused about why whole grain breads and cereals are not recommended. They’re such common staples that most can’t imagine them not being good for you.
Carb types can actually do well with grains, but remember; only about 15 percent of the population are carb types, at best. So for the majority of you, grains and cereals should be avoided as much as possible.
Because grains rapidly break down to sugar in your body, stimulating insulin production. So, if you:
Are overweight
Have high cholesterol
Have high blood pressure
Have diabetes
... then you are best served avoiding these foods.
If your nutritional type is carbohydrate oriented and you don’t have any of the above problems, then grains are a possible option for you. But, rest assured; if you indulge in grains to excess you are heading for one of the above diseases.
What is My Breakfast?
Many are curious about what food I choose for my breakfast so I thought I would share that now. Prior to understanding Nutritional Typing I used to juice vegetables, but now my breakfast has far more fat.
I typically make porridge with several ounces of fresh raw coconut cream, which I obtain locally as it is not available commercially. Then I mix 2-3 raw organic free-range eggs into it, and stir in some rice bran and some raw organic nuts. That typically keeps me going strong till lunch.
So, What are Some Other Good Breakfast Options?
My primary recommendation for Carb and Mixed nutritional types is to prepare and consume fresh vegetable juice, making sure you also eat the pulp. It’s loaded with so many valuable phytonutrients, it would be unwise to discard it.
Juicing may not be the best option for Protein types (like me), however, because you would want to limit yourself to 10 ounces or less of raw juice each day, and restrict the vegetables to lower potassium varieties such as spinach and celery.
If you don’t juice you can always have left-over dinner for breakfast. While this is not the ideal option, it is far better than nearly all traditional breakfasts and certainly better for most than not eating anything.
Why Should I Juice Vegetables Rather Than Eat Them?
Good question. There are three main reasons why juicing your vegetables for breakfast is a good idea:
Most of us have relatively compromised intestines as a result of less than optimal food choices over many years. This limits your body's ability to absorb all the nutrients from the vegetables. Juicing will help to "pre-digest" them for you so you will receive most of the nutrition rather than having it go straight through you.
Vegetable juicing allows you to eat more vegetables than you would normally. By incorporating the juice into your eating plan you will easily be able to reach the one pound of raw vegetables per 50 pounds of body weight that you should eat every day (unless you’re a Protein type, in which case you may only need about ½ pound per 50 pounds of body weight per day).
If you eat the vegetables like a salad, you will be having far too many salads during the week. This will violate the rotation principle and increase your likelihood of developing an allergy to some of the vegetables.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Treating Cancer with Herbs

Treating Cancer -- With Herbs
Many of the chemotherapies used to fight cancer in modern medicine were developed from natural substances. For instance:
Taxanes used to treat prostate and breast cancer came from yew trees.
Vinca alkaloids, which are used to treat malignant lymphomas, are made from periwinkle plants.
The anti-cancer drugs topotecan and irinotecan come from a component of the Chinese Happy Tree.Scientists are increasingly focusing on plants used in traditional medicine in their search for new compounds. About three-quarters of the pharmaceutical compounds used today came from plants used in traditional medicine.Professor Dr. Thomas Efferth from Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum in Heidelberg, for example, has begun analyzing 76 Chinese medicinal plants that are believed to treat malignant tumors and other growths. Extracts from 18 of the plants were found to significantly suppress the growth of cancer cells.“With this success rate of about 24 percent, we are way above the results that could be expected from searching through large chemical substance libraries,” Efferth said.
Eurekalert March 4, 2008
Molecular Cancer Therapeutics January 1, 2008, 7, 152-161

Dr. Mercola's Comments:
Most pharmaceuticals that are derived from plants are typically from one “active” component of the plant that is then isolated and synthetically replicated. In contrast, most traditional medicine remedies use whole plants in their natural state, which is a far cry from the lab-produced cancer treatments used in modern medicine.While herbal remedies can indeed be powerful, they are typically far safer than most medications. Still, I do not widely support using them as your primary healing approach as they rarely address the primary cause. Like drugs, herbs and other plants are frequently used as band-aids that fail to address the root cause. However, when used wisely by someone trained in this science they can be enormously beneficial adjuncts to the healing process, and I believe that it is wise to use them. Just be careful to continue to search for the reasons that you initially acquired the health challenge.Cancer Treatments: Chemo or Natural?While I don’t normally focus on the details of cancer treatments, it’s worth pointing out that it is very rare for cancer to only have one cause. Rather than simply being caused by a malfunction in your DNA, or a faulty gene you “inherited” from your grandmother, cancer is more typically triggered by a combination of the following:
Nutritional deficiencies
Toxins in your environment
Emotional conflicts
Hormonal imbalancesOften, cancer can actually be treated, and reversed, by addressing these variables through dietary changes, purifying your environment, and addressing your emotional state.Chemotherapy is rarely the best option for cancer treatment, as it usually doesn't cure cancer or extend life, and it really does not improve the quality of your life either. Dr. Ralph Moss, who is the author of eight books on cancer treatment, has reviewed thousands of studies as part of the research for his books -- and he has not found one single good study that shows chemo cures cancer or extends life.What chemo does do, however, is expose your body to toxins that kill all cells that multiply and divide rapidly. This includes not only cancer cells, but also other rapidly multiplying and dividing cells, such as bone marrow, reproductive system cells and hair follicles. These are powerful drugs that present an assault on your system -- one that your body must then overcome along with the cancer. And the effects do not end right after the treatment. One UCLA study found that chemotherapy can actually change the blood flow and metabolism of your brain in ways that can linger for 10 years or more after treatment. Preventing Cancer: 12 Tips to Live ByNo one wants to battle cancer, and there is good news because I believe you can VIRTUALLY ELIMINATE your risk of cancer and chronic disease, and radically improve your chances of recovering from cancer if you currently have it, by following these relatively simple risk reduction strategies.
1. Reduce or eliminate your processed food, sugar and grain carbohydrate intake. Yes, this is even true for whole unprocessed organic grains, as they tend to rapidly break down and drive your insulin and leptin levels up, which is the last thing you need to have happening if you are seeking to resolve a cancer. 2. Control your fasting insulin and leptin levels. This is the end result, and can be easily monitored with the use of simple and relatively inexpensive blood tests. 3. Normalize your ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats by taking a high-quality krill oil and reducing your intake of most processed vegetable oils. 4. Get regular exercise. One of the primary reasons exercise works is that it drives your insulin levels down. Controlling insulin levels is one of the most powerful ways to reduce your cancer risks. 5. Normalize your vitamin D levels by getting plenty of sunlight exposure and consider careful supplementation when this is not possible. If you take oral vitamin D and have a cancer, it would be very prudent to monitor your vitamin D blood levels regularly. 6. Get regular, good sleep. 7. Eat according to your nutritional type. The potent anti-cancer effects of this principle are very much underappreciated. When we treat cancer patients in our clinic this is one of the most powerful anti-cancer strategies we have. 8. Reduce your exposure to environmental toxins like pesticides, household chemical cleaners, synthetic air fresheners and air pollution. 9. Limit your exposure and provide protection for yourself from information-carrying radio waves produced by cell phone towers, base stations, phones and WiFi stations. 10. Avoid frying or charbroiling your food. Boil, poach or steam your foods instead. 11. Have a tool to permanently reprogram the neurological short-circuiting that can activate cancer genes. Even the CDC states that 85 percent of disease is caused by emotions. It is likely that this factor may be more important than all the other physical ones listed here, so make sure this is addressed. Energy psychology seems to be one of the best approaches and my particular favorite tool, as you may know, is the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). German New Medicine is another powerful tool. 12. Eat at least one-third of your food raw.