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Subway restaurants to stop using yoga mat chemical in bread

 Subway restaurants to stop using yoga mat chemical in bread

Subway restaurants, known for their “eat fresh” slogan, are widely regarded as a healthy choice when it comes to eating out. However, what many consumers don’t know is that one ingredient used in their bread, azodicarbonamide, is used in the production of foam plastics, such as sneaker soles and yoga mats. Subway has used this chemical “as a bleaching agent and dough conditioner which allows them to produce bread faster and cheaper.”

Azodicarbonamide has been linked by the World Health Organization to respiratory issues, allergies and asthma; studies show that, when heated, it contributes to tumor and cancer development; when a truck carrying azodicarbonamide overturned in Chicago, it caused many people in the area to complain of burning eyes and skin irritation, and the chemical has been banned in Europe and Australia.

But now, after an article and petition by the Food Babe prompted angry customers to take to Subway’s Facebook page, the company has responded:

“[Y]ou’ll be happy to hear that we are already in the process of removing azodicarbonamide from our bread as a part of our bread improvement process. While the ingredient is approved by the USDA and FDA, it will be removed from all our breads soon.”

According to Time, “A Subway representative told the Associated Press that the process began before the petition, but did not say when it will be complete. ‘The complete conversion to have this product out of the bread will be done soon,’ Subway said in a statement.”

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The Easy 3 Day Detox

You are toxic. And we live in a dirty world. I don’t care if you eat organic, buy local, bathe in all-natural suds, and clean with only water and vinegar. The truth of the matter is that we are constantly bombarded on a daily basis by man-made chemicals, artificial fragrances, and a bunch of other toxins that are not fit for human consumption. While we luckily have organs of detoxification that are meant for removing these harmful substances from our bodies, they can only do so much! They need help and you can give it to them!

 

Detoxification is a normal process within the body as it neutralizes and eliminates toxins through the major organs such as our colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph and skin.

According to many healing experts, detoxification through special cleansing programs may be the missing link to disease prevention, especially for immune-deficiency diseases like cancer, arthritis, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome and candida. Our chemical-laden diet, with an overabundance of animal protein, too much saturated fat and too much caffeine and alcohol radically alters our internal ecosystem. However even if your diet is good, a cleanse can restore your immune system and protect yourself against environmental toxins that pave the way for disease bearing bacteria, viruses and parasites.

Whenever I work with clients that are new to cleansing, we always start slowly. You don’t want to detoxify too fast!

I’ve created a simple 3 Day Detox that fits into almost anyone’s lifestyle! Start today as today is the perfect time to start!

**If you have any food sensitivities, substitute! Or email me for suggestions.**

Upon Waking – Lemon Ginger Tea

  1. 12 ounces water
  2. 1 lemon
  3. 1/2 inch piece of ginger

First thing in the morning, get yourself a glass of water (cold, warm or hot is fine) that you can squeeze the juice of one lemon into. Grate 1/2 inch piece of ginger root into the tea.

Ginger is a powerful detoxifier that helps to kick-start the metabolism. Lemon helps to support the liver in its detoxification efforts. Also, technically you’ve been fasting all night while sleeping and you are dehydrated! This drink not only hydrates your body, it helps to stimulate the bowels.

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Farmer reports: GMOs causing deformities, birth defects in piglets

Farmer reports: GMOs causing deformities, birth defects in piglets

We are the powers-to-be’s science experiment! 

 

Thanks to Monsanto’s genetically modified crops and creations, one pig farmer in Denmark is sounding the alarm on what he believes are deformities caused by genetically modified feed, crippling the pigs he raises.

According to The Ecologist, farmer Ib Pedersen has found piglets born with spinal deformities, visible growths and abnormalities, and even conjoined twins. He blames glyphosate—the herbicide found on genetically modified crops.

A primary ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, glyphosate is a weed-killing chemical routinely sprayed on crops that have been genetically-modified to withstand it’s killer effects. Glyphosate has been found in staggering amounts in human urine and is not only found in our food, but in the water system.

For farmers like Pedersen, there are multiple problems with glyphosate. Not only does he have to worry about consuming it himself, but he has rising concerns about its effects on his piglets.

 

Pedersen produces 13,000 pigs each year and is a supplier to Europe’s largest pork producer Danish Crown. When he became alarmed at the deformities among his pigs, he eliminated the genetically modified food sources and switched to non-GM feed. While some of the problems didn’t entirely disappear, improvements were remarkable.

“When using GM feed I saw symptoms of bloat, stomach ulcers, high rates of diarrhea… but when I switched [to non GM feed] these problems went away, some within a matter of days,” said Pedersen.

In addition to making the piglets healthier, the switch also saved Pedersen money and time. “Less abortions, more piglets born in each litter, and breeding animals living longer,” he said among the changes. He’s had to use less medicine and has had higher productivity as a result.

When the deformed piglets were tested, Pedersen says they all had glyphosate in their organ tissues.

In humans, glyphosate has been linked to hormonal disruptions, sterility and cancer. But it’s long-term effects are simply not known. For the most part, we are all the guinea pigs in this scientific experiment, one that those in charge refuse to pull the plug on.

Farmers in the US have seen similar results with genetically-modified feed. An Iowa farmer said, “There is little doubt based on the results of putting GM feed into a livestock ration and based on results of removing GM feed from a ration that animal health is better on conventional feed and grain.”

Non-GM is better for the animals and better for the people. So who exactly are GMOs better for?