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I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the calculations.
This is just meant as a general tool to see gross excesses or deficiencies in your diet.
See a doctor or a professional before making any decisions on your diet or healthcare.
Body Mass Index (BMI)
Calories Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). This is the energy you use just by being alive.
Estimated Energy Requirement (EER). Calories for weight and activity
EER: BMR:
Food and Nutrition Reset :  
Food Group
(2000 Calories)
Item Servings CaloriesCarbs Protein Fats Item Serving
Water Milk Juice
Liquids (6-8 cups)
Water1 cup 0 Drink 6 to 8 cups
100% Juice1 cup 11225.79 1.74 .5
Milk, Soy ™Silk1 cup 1271.23 10.98 4.7
Milk, Whole 1 cup 14612.83 7.86 7.95
Soda (12 fl oz)1.5 cups 14437.4 .12 -
Carbs Carbohydrates (Grains and Roots) 6-11 Servings (6 oz)
Rice Cereal (Cold)1 cup 46468 10.8 19
Cereal (Hot)1 cup 607103 26 11
Rice, brown1 cup 21644.77 5 1.76
Pizza Bread, wheat 1 slice 6912.9 2.72 1.18
Pizza, Cheese 1 slice 27131.6 11.75 10.87
Pasta Pasta 1 cup 15532 5 1
Couscous1 cup 17635.5 6 - - -
Roots Potato, baked 1 (100 g) 16136.89 4.32 .23
Potato, Mashed1 cup 23635.23 3.93 8.86 24 mg Cholesterol
Fruit Fruit (2 - 4 Servings (2 cups))
CitrusOrange1 5914.39 1.26 .36
Melons1/6 Cantaloupe ½ cup 26.56.37 .65 .15
TreeApple1 11029.28 .56 .37
Vine15 Grapes1 cup 6215.78 .58 .32
BerriesStrawberry1 cup 4911.67 1.01 .46
TropicalBanana1 7218.5 .89 .27
TropicalMango1 13535.19 1.06 .56
Tropical1/6 Avocado1 peg 30115.6 3.55 27.83
DriedRaisin¼ cup 109.528.825 1.23 .168
OliveOlive1 4.2 .03 .34
Vegetables Vegetables (3 - 5 Servings (2½ cups))
Green leafySpinach 1 cup 496.75 6.15 1.17
CruciferousCollard greens1 cup 499.33 4 .68
Bright ColorCarrot1 cup 5312.27 1.18 .3
Stalk, TreeCorn1 cup 6615.83 2 .55
SproutsAlfalfa1 cup 101.25 1.32 .23
HerbsOnion1 cup 6716 1.48 0.12
SpicesCinnamon1 tbsp 185.4 .26 0.22
Gourd, VineSquash1 cup 7518 1.82 .72
SeaweedSpirulina1 Oz 2.75.224 .539 .073
Beans Proteins
Beans, Nuts, Seeds (2 - 3 servings) (5½ - 7 oz)
Grain
Legume
Beans: no salt.
Nuts: dry roasted, no salt
Beans (soy)1 cup 29817 28.6 15.43
Tofu3 oz 1173.47 12.78 7.06
Nuts (Almond)1 oz 1695.47 6.26 14.98
Nuts (Walnut)1 oz 1752.81 6.82 16.73
Seeds (Flax)1 oz 372.02 1.28 2.95
Dairy
Dairy
Milk, Whole 1 cup 14612.83 7.86 7.95
Cheese 1 Oz 97.85.312 6.05 8.05
Yogurt1 cup 15011.4 8.5 7.96
Egg, boiled1 78.56 6.29 5.3
Meat (2 - 3 Servings (5½ - 7 oz))
Lamb Lamb 3 Oz 227- 19.49 15.94
Veal3 Oz 240- 22 16 95 mg Cholesterol (77 mg Lamb)
Chicken
Poultry
Fried Chicken3 Oz 123- 18 5.08
Baked Chicken3 Oz 114- 18.7 .69 61.5 mg Cholesterol (58.5 mg fried)
Roast Turkey3 Oz 132- 17.58 6.18 54 mg Cholesterol
Cow Beef (Roast)3 Oz 246- 24.49 15.66 64 mg Cholesterol
Bologna3 Oz 1802 7 16
Fish Salmon 3 Oz 175- 18.79 10.5
Tuna, water3 Oz 99- 21.69 .69 27 mg Cholesterol (15 mg tuna, oil)
Shrimp3 Oz 84- 17.77 .92 166 mg Cholesterol (61 mg lobster)
(54 mg salmon)
Pig Pork (Ham)3 Oz 123- 17.79 4.7
Bacon3 Slices 126- 9.09 9.54 16 mg Cholesterol (45 mg ham)
Sausage1 link 51.35 1.79 4.71 9 mg Cholesterol
Fats
Fats and Oils (Little)
Fats
Oils(Olive) 1 TBSP 119- - 13.5
Butter, spreads1 TBSP 102.01 .12 11.5
Ice cream1 cup 29033.98 5.04 15.84
Dressing1 TBSP 431.53 .06 4.17
Salt1 TSP Sodium (2358 mg) per teaspoon
Condiments1 TSP Sugar. 5 calories per teaspoon
Junk
Processed Junk
Crackers 1 18 2.74.35 .69
Milk Chocolate1 bar 26636.83 5.19 10.9
5 Chips1 oz 14218.4 1.59 7.29
Baked
Sweets
Cake 1 Slice 34050.73 5.04 14.35
Cookies1 (15 g) 698.87 .53 3.65
Preserves Jelly, Jam 3 TSP 5613.77 .07 .01
6-18 Teaspoon Sugars 6 tsp 308 - - - -
Our Vegetarian Recipes
Breakfast Low carbohydrates, high protein and fiber
Lunch Low carbohydrates, high protein and fiber
Dinner Low carbohydrates, high protein and fiber
Sun Sunshine 10 to 15 minutes of sun gives the daily supply of vitamin D.
Exercise
Rest (8 hours). Exercise (1 Hour)
Aerobic 30 minutes of moderate exercise, brisk walking recommended
Strength 15 minutes of strength exercise to build muscles
Rest The body still burns energy equal to the BMR
Sleep 8 Hours of sleep to repair and rebuild the body
Add salt, sugar, butter and other condiments separately.
Food and Nutrition: Recommended Daily Allowance of Food Groups
ProfileTotal Daily ServingsRecommended Daily Allowance
Group Age Weight Calories Grain Fruit Vegetable Milk Meat ProteinCarbFat Sugar Fiber
Child<10 32-60 < 1800 6 2 3 2 5 oz 40 g 9%240 g 53%53 g 27%6 tsp 20 g
Inactive Age 130 1800 6 2 3 2 5 oz 40 g 9%240 g 53%53 g 27%6 tsp 20 g
Average 15-50 111-125 2000 9 3 4 2 6 oz50 g 10%300 g 60%65 g 29%12 tsp 25 g
Adult 19-24 132-1462200 9 3 4 2 6 oz55 g 10%330 g 60%73 g 30%12 tsp 27½ g
Athlete 19-24 140-160 3000 11 4 5 2-3 7 oz70 g 9%420 g 56%93 g 28%18 tsp 35 g
Diet 15-60 180+ 1400 8 4 6 2 5 oz70 g20%210 g60%31 g20%2 tsp 35 g
Food and Nutrition: Recommended Daily Allowance of Vitamins and Minerals
ProfileVitamins (Fat Soluable) (*µg)Vitamins (Water Soluable) (mg) (*µg) Minerals (mg) (*µg)
Group *A *DE*K C *Folate B1B2B3 B6B7*B12 CaP*IFeMgZn*SeFlNaK
Child 500 10 730 45 100 11.213 1.2501.4 8005001201025010203.23002000
Inactive 800 5 865 60 180 141.214 1.61502 12007001501032012553.15003000
Average 900 5 970 60 200 161.516 1.82002 130012501501040013603.15003000
Adult 800 5 860 60 180 1.11.315 1.62002 130012501501536012553.15003000
Athlete 1000 5 1080 60 200 1.51.719 22002 130012501501242015703.85003000
Ca = Calcium. P = Phosphorous. I = Iodine. Fe= Iron. Mg= Magnesium. Zn= Zinc. Se= Selenium. Fl= Fluorine. Na= Sodium. K= Potassium

Nutrition Dictionary
Conversion Chart
Metric English
Volume 15 ml 3 Tsp 1 TBSP ½ Fl Oz 180 drops
30 ml6 Tsp 2 TBSP 1 Fl Oz 1 shot
240 ml 1 cup 16 TBSP 8 Fl Oz ½ pint
.95 L 4 Cups 2 Pints 1 Quart ½ Magnum
45 ml 9 tsp 3 TBSP 1.5 fl oz 1 jigger
Weight 28 g 1 Oz - - -
454 g 16 Oz 1 Lb - -
1 Kg 35 Oz 2.205 Lb - -
Length 91.44 cm 36 inch 3 feet 1 yard -
1.6093 Km 5280 feet 1760 Yards 1 Mile -
Energy 3500-4000 Calories 1 Lb of Fat
9 Calories (Kcal) 1 gm of Fat
4 Calories (Kcal) 1 gm of Protein
4 Calories (Kcal) 1 gm of Carbohydrates
1 Kilocalorie (Kcal) 4.2 Kilojoules
Temperature 180º Centigrade 350º Fahrenheit
One 12 oz soda can is 1.5 cups
Fortified. Nutrients not normally found are added.
Pasteurization. Heating to kill bacteria and rapidly chilled.
Homogenized. Processed to reduce the size of the milk fat so that it does not separate.
Cultured. Bacteria culture is added to the product.
Milk
  • Whole Milk. Over 3.25% milk fat. Vitamin D fortified.
  • Low Fat Milk. Between 0.5% and 2% milk fat.
  • Skim Milk. Less than 0.5% milk fat.
  • Buttermilk. Cultured low fat milk. Lactic acid bacteria.
  • Dry Milk. Pasteurized whole milk with water removed.
  • Nonfat Dry Milk. All fat and water removed from milk.
  • Evaporated Milk. Half of water removed by heating homogenized milk.
  • Condensed Milk. Half of water removed from whole milk and 40% sugar.
Juices
  • Raw. Fresh fruit, not processed.
  • Fresh Squeezed. Not pasteurized.
  • Fresh Frozen. Fresh squeezed, frozen.
  • 100% Juice or 100% Pure. Fruit juice with all nutrients.
  • Concentrate. Water removed and then added back later.
  • Not from Concentrate. Has never been concentrated.
  • Canned. Heated to extend shelf life.
  • Cocktail, Punch, Drink, Beverage. Diluted, sweeteners added, less than 100% juice. As little as 5% juice.

Carbohydrates
Simple Sugars.
  » Sucrose. Cane sugar.
  » Glucose. From all plants.
  » Fructose. From fruit
  » Lactose. Milk sugar.
  » Maltose. Malt sugar.
  * Sorbitol. Alcohol sugar.
Starch. Complex sugar.
Cellulose. Undigested carbohydrates
RDA: 300 grams or 6 - 18 teaspoon sugar
Food Groups

Antioxidants
These are substances that help to remove or transform harmful free radicals from the body. "Free radicals" are not 1960's hippies who have been released from jail. They are very reactive chemicals waiting for a chance to bond with anything, good or bad. They are like unexploded bombs waiting for the innocent victim. An antioxidant will bind with them and make them harmless. These are the antioxidants found in foods as common nutrients.

These are some foods that are antioxidants.

These are the antioxidants that are not common nutrients.

Hint Eating dried figs increases the amount of antioxidants in your blood for four hours.

ORAC and Phenols
FoodAmountORAC TP
Dark Chocolate1 oz 5878366
Cocoa powder1 oz 228471479
Chocolate, dutch 1 oz 11348-
Milk chocolate1 oz 2125143
Cloves1 tsp 6603238
Cinnamon1 tsp 6153362
Turmeric1 tsp 350447
Oregano, dry1 tsp 200173
Curry1 tsp 97021.5
Mustard Seed 1 tsp 96661
Paprika1 tsp 37639
Peppermint, fresh1 tbsp 22411
Garlic1 tsp 1502.58
Basil, dry100 g 675534489
Thyme, fresh100 g 274261734
Ginger, raw100 g 14840227
Walnuts100 g 135411556
Pecans100 g 179402016
Almonds100 g 4454418
Mangosteen100 g 20,000-
Acai100 g 18,400-
Pomegranate100 g 10,500-
Cranberries, raw 100 g 9584718
Blueberries100 g 6552531
Plum, raw100 g 6259367
Raspberry, raw100 g 4882502
Granny Smith Apple100 g 3898341
Figs, raw (3)100 g 3383960
Cherries100 g 3365339
Orange, Navel1 cup 1819337
Red Grapefruit (1/2)100 g 1548214
Grapes, red 100 g 1260177
Watermelon1 cup 14259
Lemon Water8 oz 400-
Green tea1 cup 3000-
Artichoke, boiled100 g 9416703
Spinach, raw100 g 1515205
Red Bell Pepper.5 cup 600193
Sumac, bran, raw100 g 3124006600
Sumac, grain, raw100 g 868002300
Beans, red100 g 8459637
Lentils100 g 7282628
Soybeans100 g 5764249
100 g = 1.5-2 fruit or 1 cup. 28.35 g =1 oz
ORAC RDA. 3000-5000 or 30,000-50,000 points

Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC)
It measures how well a food protects against free radicals. ORAC is the total antioxidants and TP is the total phenolics.

Phytochemicals
They work with other nutrients to prevent diseases.

Hint Beans have phytochemicals such as saponins, protease inhibitors, and phytic acid.

Effect of Phytochemicals
Phytochemicals Cancer Heart Diabetes Blood PressureLungsEyes Memory AgingCholesterolSource
Carotenoids Cancer Heart Diabetes -LungsEyes - Aging-Red, yellow, dark green
»Beta Carotene Cancer - Diabetes -Lungs- - Aging-Yellow-orange produce, spinach, kale, broccoli
»Lutein - - - --Eyes - --Kale, spinach, greens, broccoli
»Lycopene Prostate Heart - --- - --Red and pink produce. Watermelon, Tomato
»Zeaxanthin Cancer - - --Eyes - --Corn, spinach, winter squash
Flavonoids Cancer Heart - -Lungs- Memory Aging-Citrus, grape, berries, broccoli, onion, cocoa
»Resveratrol Cancer Heart - Clots, stroke-- - Aging-Red grape
»Anthocyanins - - - --- Memory Aging-Blueberry
»Quercetins Head and neck - - -Lungs- - --Apple, pear, grape, garlic
»Tangeritin - - --- - --Citrus
»Hesperidin - Heart - --- - --Citrus
Phenolic
Compounds
Cancer Heart - --- - --Berries, grapes, tomato, apples
»Ellagic Acid Cancer - - --- - -CholesterolBush berries, grape
Sulphoraphane Colon - - --- - --Cruciferous
Limonene Cancer - - -Lungs- - --Citrus rind
Indoles Breast - - --- - --Cruciferous
Allium
Compounds
Cancer - - Blood Pressure-- - -CholesterolGarlic, onion

Anecdotal Evidence Versus Clinical Trials. So since their benefit is not based on what they do but on the response they trigger, clinical studies on their benefits may depend on the unique profile of the patient and their ability to launch a response. So the best time to use them is as a preventative treatment when the body is healthy.
Clinical trials also tend to use pills instead of plant material because the amounts can be controlled. However, tablets may be a stereoisomer, "pharmaceutical equivalent" which are thought to be chemically similar when they are not. Look at how my body responded to these "natural" products bought in health food stores.

I sometimes wonder if these "biologically equivalent" vitamins and manufactured "natural" nutrients are not the cause behind a spike in autism and allergies. I am beginning to think that pregnant women should get their vitamins naturally, because the only vitamin that seems to help is folic acid and the others may cause cancer because they cannot complete the metabolic cycle of natural nutrients.

Olive Oil
Olive oil is the only oil that can be extracted by just pressing the fruit. It contains phenols and they appear to be beneficial for the blood vessels. The dark green, extra virgin olive oil seems to have more of these compounds.

Hint One teaspoon of butter is equivalent to 3/4 teaspoon of olive oil.
Hint Extra virgin oil is not only for salads. It can also be used for frying but it is more expensive.
Hint At least 10 pounds of olives make a liter of oil.

Food and Nutrient Types and the Food Pyramid
Food Pyramid
Grains, Cereal Fruit Vegetables Beans, Nuts Dairy Fats, oil Water
Carbohydrates Fiber, vitamins Carbohydrates,
vitamins, minerals
Protein, fats, minerals Fats, protein vitamins, minerals Water
Our Life Pyramid
WaterNutritionExerciseFresh Air Sunshine Rest Temperance God
The food pyramid is a guide to the types and portions of food that we need for a healthy diet. It is based on the latest scientific knowledge.

Types of Diets
Diets and food have a direct effect on diseases and disease processes. There are two major types of diets: vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Most diet habits are along a continuum in which all the previous diets are included. The diet gets more unhealthy as you move from left to right and requires more cooking at higher temperatures.
Fruitarian Vegetarian Carnivore
Water Fruit Veg Raw Food Vegan Lacto Vegetarian Ovo-Lacto Kosher White meat Red meat Omnivore
Apple Plants Carrot Cabbage (Milk) Arrow Animal Products Arrow (Eggs) Sheep (Clean) Arrow Animals Arrow (Unclean) Pig
No Cooking Cooking

Diet Pyramid
Pig Unclean
Meat
Shrimp
SheepClean
Meat
 
 Eggs  
 Dairy Milk  
 BeansNuts Seeds 
 Carrot Vegetables Spinach  
 Apple Fruit  
Water

Vegetarian (The Original Diet)
Humans (Fruit, Nuts, Beans and Grain). Then God said, "See I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed. It shall be food for you".
All Creatures (Vegetables and Herbs). "And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to everything that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food". And it was so.
(Genesis 1: 29-30)
After sin vegetables were added to the human diet.
Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; (Genesis 3: 18)
After the flood flesh foods with restrictions were added to the diet.
Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
(Genesis 9: 3-4)

The vegetarian diet was the diet of all creatures in the beginning.
Vegetarians eat plants as their only source of nutrients. However, some vegetarians can eat milk or eggs and their products such as cheese and yogurt. So there are different classifications of vegetarians.

Vegetarians also avoid refined or processed foods which are loaded with sodium salt, simple sugars, added fats and stripped of beneficial vitamins and minerals. They tend to eat organically grown foods and actively avoid genetically engineered products. So the benefits of the diet are low fat, low cholesterol, high fiber, complex carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.

Hint A vegetarian does not eat chicken or fish. Those who eat chicken or fish or avoid only red meat are not vegetarians because they eat the flesh of a living creature and a creature has to die to feed them. Here are two partly vegetarian diets.

Vegetarian Precautions :
All meals should be balanced with adequate nutrition for your age and medical needs. Vegetarians face some special challenges. Here are some known precautions with this diet.

Other Plant Foods Precautions :
There are other precautions for anyone who eats fruits or vegetables.

Commercial Vegetarian Products
Several products are available for use by vegetarians. They are mostly flavored soy bean products. But this does not mean that prolonged use is healthy for you.
Hint Soybean is the most genetically engineered crop. Choose natural, non-GMO soy.

Clean and Unclean
  • Clean Animals. These are vegetarians. They are close to the ideal lifestyle and only clean animals are designed to represent the symbols of the sacrifice of Christ.

  • Unclean Animals. These animals tend to be the scavengers of the earth. They eat other animals and clean up the waste products. Shell fish love to feed on sewer systems.

Kosher Meats (The Emergency Diet)
After the flood, the plant material was temporarily lost and God gave instructions to eat the "clean" animals. The average life span immediately dropped from 700 years to seventy years.
The list of edible flesh foods are the same as the list of kosher meats.

Since there will be no death in the new earth, we will probably go back to a vegetarian diet. The creation of an emergency diet shows that if life is danger of extinction, people are allowed to do the best that they can to preserve the physical body. Therefore, it is probably allowable to eat unclean foods if you are in danger of starvation.
Hint Non-kosher meats may be hidden in foods under different names.

Leading Causes of Death by Gender
DiseaseTotalMenWomen
1Heart Disease30%28%31%
2Cancer23%24%22%
»Lung30.9%31%26%
»Prostate, breast6/8%9%15%
»Colon9.6%9%10%
»Pancreas5.9%6%6%
3Stroke7%5%8%
4COPD5%5%5.2%
5Accidents5%6.1%3.3%
6Diabetes 3%3%3.1%
COPD. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Lung Infections)
Hint Heart Attack Symptoms. Women experience more heart attacks and strokes than men.
» Women. Short breath, weakness, fatigue, cold sweat, dizziness, nausea, indigestion, sleep disturbance
» Men. Chest pain, back pain, pain in arm, breathless, cold sweat, dizzy
» Other. Throat pain, tingling ear lobe, numbness in hand

Diseases and Life Style
Most of the modern causes of illness and disease can be controlled by diet, exercise, temperance and other personal choices and improvement in the environment. Air and water quality are essential for good health. These are the leading causes of death in most developed countries and urban areas.

USA Leading Causes of Death by Age Group
All Ages65+45-6425-4415-245-141-4
1Heart DiseaseHeart disease CancerAccidentsAccidentsAccidentsAccidents
2CancerCancerHeart diseaseCancer HomicideCancerBirth defects
3Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) (Lung Infections) AccidentsHeart diseaseSuicideHomicideCancer
4StrokeStroke StrokeSuicideCancerBirth defectsHomicide
5AccidentsFlu/ PneumoniaCOPDHIV/AIDSBirth defectsSuicideFlu/ pneumonia
6DiabetesDiabetesDiabetesHomicideStrokeHeart diseaseSepticemia
In December 2009, respiratory illnesses surpassed stroke as the third leading cause of death in the United States.

run Cholesterol and Cardio-Vascular Disease (Heart Disease)
High cholesterol has been linked to diseases of the artery. It comes in two forms:

MeaningTriglycerides Cholesterol (mg/dL)HDL Cholesterol
Total (mg/dL)TotalLDLHDL GenderMeaning
Optimal -- < 100 60+ Both Protective against heart disease
Normal < 150 < 200 100-129 40-50 Men Normal
Borderline High 150-199200-239 130-159 50-60 Women
High 200-499> 240 160-189 < 40 Men A major risk factor for heart disease
Very High500+- 190+ < 50 Women

How to Lower Bad Cholesterol
  • Soluable fiber. 3 oz oats.
    Beta-Glucan. Oat bran fiber
  • Eritadenine. Shitake mushroom
  • Cocoa. Reduces LDL, raises HDL.
  • Vitamin A, C, F and Betacarotene.
  • Vitamin B3, B15, choline, inositol.
  • Cinnamon. Helps diabetes, HBP.
  • Persimmon.
  • Pectin. Apple, grapefruit rind.
  • Green tea.
  • Polyunsaturated fats. Increase.
  • Allium Compounds. Garlic, onion, leek, scallion, chives.
  • Exercise.
  • Diet. Balanced, low saturated fat.
  • Artichoke.
  • Dark Cherries. Anthocyanins reduce belly fat, lower cholesterol, blood sugar
Hint Grapefruit should not be eaten with cholesterol medication.
Our body makes cholesterol so we do not need to ingest it. Dietary cholesterol, triglycerides and dietary saturated fat, elevate the blood cholesterol level. Other scientific studies show that the level of cholesterol may be more related to the amount of saturated fats in our diet, than to the amount of cholesterol. Others claim that high sugars and inflammation cause high fat and cholesterol and heart disease. But polyunsaturated fat and certain kinds of dietary fiber lowers the level. Exercise also raises the good cholesterol. A vegetarian diet is beneficial in this attempt. Green tea, pectin in the rind of grapefruit, apples and carrot, Betacarotene and vitamin A also help to lower cholesterol. Niacin in high doses lowers cholesterol, but it has serious side effects.
Cure Treatment. Lower triglycerides and bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol. To raise good cholesterol you must exercise, lose weight, stop smoking, eliminate trans fatty acids, increase the monounsaturated fats, and a very low fat and high fiber diet.

Hint Nutrients. These nutrients help to lower cholesterol: fiber, pectin, omega-3, oleic acid (monounsaturated fats), eritadenine, pterostilbene and resveratrol. They are found in foods such as, shitake mushroom, walnut, uncooked soy, blueberries, salmon, garlic, avocado, black beans, apples, 4 or more servings dark green leafy vegetables, grapes and blueberries.
Hint Fruits and Vegetables. Recent studies have shown that 8 servings of fruits and vegetables can reduce the risk of heart disease by 22%. For every extra serving above 3, the risk is reduced by 4%. 3 oz of fruit is one serving.
Hint Fiber. Soluable fiber in the form of two ounces of oat bran or three ounces of whole grain oatmeal per day may lower the bad cholesterol (LDL) by 5%.
Hint Vinegar. Some sources recommend 2 tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar daily.
Hint Egg. One egg has 212 mg of cholesterol, more than the entire amount allowed for the day.
Hint Calcium Supplement. They increase the risk of heart attacks by 30%, so eat calcium from food.

Whole Grain. All whole grain have three layers.

Hint Multigrain. Refined grains do not include the bran or germ and are usually enriched with niachin, thiamin, folic acid and iron. Manufacturers try to trick you with the "Multigrain" label. They are not whole grain products. It is practically the same as white breads from different polished grains.
Popular Grains
Grade Oats WheatRiceBarleyCornProcessing
Raw Hull or ShellWheatRiceCovered barleyWhole CornNone. Inedible hull intact
Whole Grain GroatsWheat berriesBrown riceHulled barleyWhole corn,
Popcorn
Dried, toasted and hull removed
Steel-Cut
"Irish Oats"
Cracked wheatRiceBarley gritsChopped into small pieces
BulgurParboiledPuffed cornSteamed, roasted, cut up
Rolled Oats
"Old fashioned"
Wheat flakesRice flakesBarley flakesCorn flakesSteamed, rolled flat, flaked
Quick OatsWheatRiceBarleyCorn flakesThin flakes, cut up
Oat FlourWhole wheat Rice flourBarley flourCorn mealWhole grain ground to a powder
Refined Oat BranWheat BranRice BranBarley BranCorn BranThe outer layer of the grain
Oat GermWheat GermRice GermBarley GermCorn GermThe germ layer of the grain
Refined Oat flourWhite flour Rice flourBarley flourCorn mealMilled kernel ground to a powder
InstantWheatWhite ricePearled barleyHominy, gritsMilled, precooked, flavor, salt
Hint Some companies remove some of the expensive bran, even in whole grains. They may remove 70% of the bran in quick oats and 25% in rolled oats.

run High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
We have an epidemic of high blood pressure, some of it may be physical, others may be for chemical reasons. Treatment should be based on the causes, but most medications are diuretics which lower the volume of blood by eliminating water. That is not a cure. Here are some known causes.

Blood Pressure
Meaning Value Systolic Diastolic
Range (mmHg) 90-240 40-160
Low Defined by symptoms, not value
Optimal 90/60 90-115 60-75
Normal 120/80 90-120 60-80
Borderline 120+ 130-139 85-90
High 140+/90+ 140+ 90+
HBP. High Blood Pressure

Hint Normal. The normal range for blood pressure is taken from two readings reported as a ratio of one number to another.
» Systolic. The higher number is the systolic blood pressure and represents the pressure in the arterial system caused by the heart as blood is being pumped out. It has a range of about 90-240 mmHg.
» Diastolic. The lower number is the diastolic pressure and represents the portion of time when the heart muscle is resting and filling with blood. It has a range of about 40-160 mmHg.
While high and normal blood pressure can be defined by these two numbers, low pressure (hypotension) is defined by signs and symptoms such as dizziness and fainting.
Hint HBP and abdominal fat are a risk factor for strokes especially in women between 45 and 54.
Hint Lack of sleep, less than seven to eight hours, may cause HBP and obesity, especially in women.

run Cancer
Most cancers appear to be triggered by environmental factors and diet. Most are caused by a change in the hormone levels or cell damage caused by tobacco. In some cases cutting off the supply of chemicals that feed the cancer will stop its growth. In other cases, ending the contributing behavior may have some benefit but the damage can no longer be controlled.

Cut out Tobacco Products and Air Pollution.
Smoking Damages Your Lungs
Normal Lung Smoker's Lung Emphysema
Healthy lung Black lung Emphysema
The lung is pink with little black spots caused by inhaling carbon from pollution. The lung is black with carbon and tar deposits. The white spots are cancer. Parts of the lung cannot expand or contract. It is difficult to breathe.
Difficult Breathing. Take a deep breath and hold it.
Take two more deep breaths without exhaling.
The last two breaths are what it is like to breathe with emphysema.
Source: http://www.whyquit.com
Nicotine and tar are a dangerous set of chemicals. Nicotine causes addiction and the tar and other chemicals destroy the tissues. Tobacco is the cause of many diseases, including emphysema, multiple scelerosis and cancer. There are 1.1 million new cancer patients every day, 30% of these are attributed to tobacco.

Cut out Hormone Induced Cancers.

Cut out Infections (Viruses and Bacteria).

Cut out Chemicals. Artificial chemicals contaminate the environment. The cancers they tend to cause are in the organs that detoxify the body and eliminate waste.

Cut out Other Causes (Poor nutrition, polluted water, obesity, lack of exercise).

Cure Treatment. Prevention is the best treatment. Stop smoking, exercise and a good diet high in fiber, fruits and vegetables will reduce your risk of cancer.
Cancer Symptoms
General Symptoms Blood, fatigue, pain, weight loss, lump, change in bowel habits, sores that do not heal
Lung Persistent cough, hoarseness, bleeding, short breath
Breast Lumps
Prostate Difficulty urinating
Colon Diarrhea, constipation, bloody stool
Pancreas Weight loss, jaundice, nausea
Skin Changes in moles, warts
Liver Abdominal pain, enlargement
Kidney Abnormal color urine, blood, pelvic pain
Bladder Painful urination, urgency, incontinence
Stomach Loss of appetite, difficulty swallowing, pain, gas
Brain Headache, nausea, seizures
Leukemia Fatigue, joint pain, excessive bruising, bleeding gums
Cancer Fighting Foods
  • Foods high in antioxidants.
  • Carrots
  • Red and yellow bell peppers
  • Green tea (Fresh leaf teas)
  • Berries
  • Broccoli, broccoli sprouts
  • Bean sprouts
  • Vitamin D (pancreatic cancer)
  • Triptolide herb
  • Flax (prostate cancer)
  • Fiber (colon cancer)
RDA: 5 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables

run Diabetes Mellitus
A disease that is characterized by the inability to manage blood glucose levels because insulin cannot be produced or used properly. Insulin is the hormone that triggers the use of glucose by the tissues. Insulin is produced in the pancreas in the islets of Langerhans and glucose is used by the brain, muscle, fat and liver.
Hint The normal glucose range is 70-100 mg/dL. Fasting level is 70 mg/dL.

Hint Milk. Some sources identify milk as one cause that destroys insulin cells.
Hint Caffeine. The caffeine in four cups of coffee increases blood glucose levels by 26% and reduces the effect of diabetes medications.
Hint Noise. Any sound while you are asleep impairs your ability to process sugar by 25%.
Cure Treatment. These four nutrients help fight diabetes. Fiber, soy, unsaturated heart healthy fat and phytonutrients. Eliminate sugars and refined carbohydrates like white bread. Eat complex carbohydrates, low glycemic index foods, high fiber and cinnamon. Eat more beans and vegetables than fruit. Cinnamon helps to regulate blood sugar for type 2 diabetes. It also lowers cholesterol and high blood pressure. Emulin in the rind of grapefruit and some grapes. Make sure the room is completely quiet when you sleep.

Essential Nutrients for Fat Metabolism
Nutrient Source
run Burn fat
L-Carnitine Milk, cheese, yogurt, tempeh, soy
Choline (Lecithin) Egg yolk, soy, lecithin, banana, flax, lentil, sesame, cauliflower, orange, tomato, barley, corn, potato
Omega 3 Walnuts, flaxseed, fish oils
Catechins Cocoa, green tea
Vitamin C Citrus
run Burn fat and lower cholesterol
B3Niacin Crimini mushroom, asparagus, spelt, romaine lettuce, spinach, peanut, peas, carrot
B7Biotin Almond, walnut, chard, cooked egg, romaine lettuce
B8Inositol Oats, bran, nuts, raisins, brown rice, banana
B12 Nutritional yeast, dairy, meat, liver
run Increase metabolism
Essential Fatty Acids Flax, walnut, tofu, winter squash
Iodine Kelp, iodized salt
Avoid caffeine, saturated fats

run Obesity
A body weight that is 20% over the normal is obese. There are some major causes of obesity that can be controlled by diet and exercise.

Cure Treatment. Exercise, sleep and a change in diet, low fat, good fats, high protein, high fiber and complex carbohydrates. B Vitamins are essential in any weight loss program.

Body Mass Index
BMI DescriptionRisk
  < 19
(< 20 men)
Underweight Moderate -
very high
20-24.99 Normal weight Low-very low
25-29.99 Overweight Low
30-34.99 Obese Class 1 Moderate
35-39.99 Obese Class 2 High
40+ Morbid obesity Very high
Health problems related to weight are, hypertension, stroke, Type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea

Body Mass Index (BMI)
There is one measurement system that attempts to correlate height and body weight to estimate body fat. On average men have 18% body fat when they are younger to about 33% in old age, while women have a range of 33-50%. Since muscle tissue weighs more than fat, very muscular people tend to have a higher BMI index than they should. But in general, this is an accurate picture of a healthy weight to height ratio. There are three measurements that estimate a healthy body size and unhealthy concentrations of fat.

Hint Athletic, muscular people will have a high BMI because muscle is very dense. The BMI will be misleading. So use the waist circumference and waist to hip ratio to evaluate your health.
Weight Height
(Inches) 5053555760616263646566676869 70717273747680
(Meters) 1.271.351.41.451.521.551.571.601.541.651.681.701.721.751.781.801.831.851.881.932.03
LbsKg Body Mass Index
50 26.68 16.5414.7213.6712.7311.4911.1210.7610.4210.099.799.509.218.948.698.448.207.987.667.557.166.46
60 27.22 16.8815.0213.9412.9911.7211.3410.9810.6310.309.999.699.409.138.868.618.378.147.827.717.316.59
70 31.75 19.6817.5216.2715.1513.6713.2312.8012.4012.0111.6511.3010.9610.6410.3410.049.769.499.128.998.527.69
80 36.29 22.5020.0318.5917.3115.6215.1214.6314.1813.7313.3112.9112.5312.1711.8111.4811.1610.8510.4210.279.748.79
90 40.82 25.3022.5320.9119.4817.5717.0116.4615.9515.4414.9714.5314.1013.6813.2912.9112.5512.2011.7211.5511.009.89
10045.34 28.1125.0223.2321.6319.5218.8918.2817.7117.1516.6316.1415.6615.2014.7614.3413.9413.5513.0212.8312.2010.98
11049.90 30.9427.5425.5623.8121.4820.7920.1219.4918.8818.3117.7617.2316.7316.2415.7915.3414.9214.3314.1213.4012.09
12054.43 33.7430.0427.8825.9723.4322.6821.9521.2620.5919.9719.3718.7918.2517.7217.2216.7416.2715.6315.4114.6013.18
13058.97 36.5632.4530.2128.1425.3924.5723.7823.0422.3121.6320.9920.3619.7719.2018.6618.1317.6316.9316.6915.8014.28
14063.50 39.3735.0432.5330.3227.3526.4825.6224.8224.0423.3122.6121.9421.3020.6820.1019.5419.0018.2417.9817.1015.39
15068.04 42.1837.5534.8632.4629.2928.3527.4426.5825.7424.9624.2123.4922.8122.1521.5320.9220.3419.5319.2618.3016.48
16072.58 44.9940.0637.1834.6331.2430.2429.2728.3527.4626.6325.8325.0624.3323.6322.9622.3221.7020.8420.5419.5017.58
17077.11 47.8142.5639.5036.7933.1932.1331.0930.1229.1828.2927.4426.6325.8525.1024.3923.7123.0522.1421.8320.7018.68
18081.65 50.6245.0641.8238.9635.1534.0232.9231.8930.8929.9529.0628.1927.3726.5825.8325.1124.4123.4423.1121.9019.77
19086.18 53.4347.5644.1541.1237.1035.9134.7533.6632.6131.6130.6729.7628.8928.0527.2626.5025.7624.7424.3923.1020.87
20090.72 56.2450.0746.4843.2839.0537.8036.5835.4434.3233.2832.2831.3330.4129.5328.7027.9027.1226.0525.6824.3021.97
21095.26 59.0652.5748.6045.4541.0039.6938.4137.2136.0434.9433.9032.8931.9331.0131.1429.2928.4827.3526.9625.6023.07
22099.79 61.8755.0751.1247.6142.9641.5840.2438.9837.7636.6135.5134.4633.4532.4831.5730.6929.8328.6528.2526.8024.17
230104.3364.6857.5853.4549.7844.9143.4742.0740.7539.4738.2737.1336.0334.9733.9633.0132.0831.1929.9529.5328.0025.27
240108.8667.4960.0855.7751.9446.8645.3643.9042.5241.1939.9338.7437.5936.4935.4434.4433.4732.5431.2530.8129.2026.36
250113.4070.3062.5858/0954.1048.8247.2545.7344.3042.9141.6040.3639.1638.023 .9135.8834.8733.9032.5632.1030.4027.46
260117.9473.1265.0960.4256.2750.7749.1447.5646.0744.6243.2641.9740.7339.5438.3937.3136.2735.2633.8633.3831.7028.56
270122.4775.9367.5962.7458.4352.7251.0349.3847.8446.3444.9343.5842.2941.0639.8738.7437.6636.6135.1634.6632.9029.66
280127.0178.7470.0965.0760.6054.6852.9251.2149.6148.0646.5945.2043.8642.5841.3440.1839.0637.9736.4735.9534.1030.76
Color key: Starvation Underweight Normal Overweight Obese (Class 1) Obese (Class 2) Morbid Obesity
Find your approximate height at the top of the chart. Look down that column. The weight is listed on the left. Find the row with your weight. The intersection is your BMI. The white areas in your column show the most healthy weight range for your height.

Lose One Pound per Week (454 g)
A goal of one pound per week is a total loss of fifty two pounds per year. This goal is safe, practical and achievable.

With a balanced diet you can safely combine moderate calorie restriction and exercise to lose two pounds per week.
Technique Day Week
Calorie Minutes Days Loss
Restrict Calories 500 - 7 1 Lb
1000 - 7 2 Lb
Climb Stairs 1000 30 7 3 Lb
600 30 7 2 Lb
600 30 3 1 Lb
Walking 120 30 7 8 oz
Jogging 263 30 7 8 oz
Swimming 357 30 7 11 oz
Cycling 198 30 7 6 oz
Low Impact Aerobics 240 30 7 8 oz
240 30 4 4 oz
Walking
Walking is the best exercise. Except for shoes that cushion your feet, it requires no special equipment and does not injure the body as jogging, running and jumping rope does. In addition, walking upstairs or uphill greatly increases the amount of calories burned. Walking outside also gives you the opportunity to expose yourself to sunlight and get your Vitamin D and fresh air.
Calories Burned by Walking
Steps
/Minute
MPH
(kph)
Calories Hours
/Pound
10 minutes
70 2 (3.2) 26 26
105 3 (4.8) 42 16
140 4 (6.4) 61 11
Upstairs 202 3.3
* The last column is the total hours to burn 4000 calories (1 Lb of fat).
Hint For every extra pound of muscle, the body burns an additional 50 calories.
Hint Regular weight training increases basal metabolic rate by 15%. Train with weights 3 times per week for 20 minutes.
1 pound of fat (454 g) = 4000 calories
You must exercise continuously for over 20 minutes to begin burning fat
Daily Food Substitution
Eat This Not This Calories
Saved
Pound
/Year
WaterSoda 140 17
Med Baked PotatoSmall Fries 110 11
-5 tsp sugar 25 2.25
Every 100 calories saved per day is 10 lbs/year

Weight Loss
Restricting calories is a faster method of weight loss than exercise, but you must eat a balanced diet or fat will not be burned. However, exercise has added benefits such as building muscle which burns more fat and tones the muscles to give you a better appearance. With a healthy vegetarian diet, you can have all your recommended daily intake of protein, vitamins and minerals and still control the amount of fats and carbohydrates.

Steps To Lose Weight :

The Thermogenic Effect: The body uses calories to burn food, but each type of food uses different percentages of their calories for digestion. On average, the thermic effect of food (TEF) is 6-10%. Specifically, it varies with the composition of the meal because the effect is different for each type of food.

Negative Calories: The process of metabolism uses energy for chewing, swallowing, peristalsis, production of gastric juices, warming food, transporting, and storing. Some have used the thermic effect of this process to propose that some foods have less energy than the calories it takes to digest and absorb their nutrients. This produces a net negative calorie defecit.
There is no scientific data to support this. Foods that have the negative calorie effect are high in fiber (fibrous complex carbohydrates).
Hint Chewing only uses 12 calories per hour. You should chew about 10-20 times or 30-60 seconds.
Glycemic Index Values (GI) and Negative Calorie Foods
VegetableGIAmount Carbs
(g)
 Fiber
(g)
Calories
Food Burned
Garlic101 clove .99.14 ?
Onion10¼ cup4.04 .3717 ?
Green Cabbage101 cup3.35 3.834 ?
Asparagus151 cup3.46 2.932 ?
Broccoli, raw151 cup 6.042.431 99
Cauliflower15½ cup 2.551.760 ?
Lettuce151 cup1.63 .68 ?
Artichoke151 13.426.560 ?
Spinach, raw151 cup 1.09.77 ?
Celery151 cup 31.614 266
Chicory-1 cup 1.41.26.7 ?
Kohlrabi-1 cup 8.044.936.5 ?
Rhubarb-1 cup5.5 2.225.6 ?
Chili Pepper151 4.26.718 ?
Tomato151 cup5.831.3227 ?
Zucchini151 cup7.072.529 ?
Cucumber151 cup3.98.616 ?
Eggplant (Aubergine)151 cup 8.652.535 ?
Green Beans151 cup9.85 444 ?
Peas22½ cup 11.414.463 ?
Brussels Sprout291 cup5.54 25075
Leek32¼ cup1.98.38 ?
Kale321 cup 7.322.637 ?
Garden cress321 cup2.7 .516 ?
Radish321 cup 4.21.8523 ?
Carrot391 cup 12.273.653 ?
Beet69½ cup 8.471.737 ?
Turnip701 cup 4.72.934.2 ?
Pumpkin751 cup 12.012.749 ?
Mashed Potato861 36.893.8161 ?
FruitGIAmount Carbs
(g)
 Fiber
(g)
Calories
Food Burned
Apricot2013.89.717 ?
Cherry221 cup12.551.652 ?
Peach3019.351.539 ?
Apple 381 29.28565 100
Plum3917.54.930 ?
Damson plum3918.6136 ?
Nectarine 42114.342.260 ?
Grapefruit25½10.341.441 ?
Mandarin Orange35114.39359 ?
Clementine3518.91.235 ?
Tangerine42111.21.545 ?
Kumquat-13.11.2512 ?
Lemon-15.41017 ?
Lime-13.2.18 ?
Strawberry401 cup11.67349 ?
Cranberry401 cup11.594.444 ?
Raspberry401 cup14.69865 ?
Blackberry401 cup13.847.662 ?
Blackcurrant-1 cup17.2-71 ?
Guava-17.87337 ?
Mango56135.193.7135 ?
Papaya581 cup13.732.555 ?
Pineapple661 slice10.611.241 ?
Prune641 cup69.647.7265 ?
Canteloupe651 cup12.741.453 ?
Honeydew Melon651 cup15.451.361 ?
Watermelon1031 cup11.47.761 ?
The secret to this diet is not negative calories, but actually low calories, low glycemic index (GI) and high fiber.
Glycemic Index. Low: < 55 Medium: 55-70 High: > 70
The only negative calorie food is cold water. Water has zero calories and it takes energy to warm it and then to digest it. So drink a lot of cold water.

Fat Loss: Weight loss does not mean fat loss because you could be losing muscle. The best method to lose fat responsibly is to incorporate exercise into your balanced diet and daily routine. Three factors affect energy usage, Basal metabolic rate (60-70%), thermal effect of activity or exercise and the after burner effect (20-30%) and thermic effect of food (10%). BMR is affected by age (decreases 1-2% per decade), amount of fat free mass (muscle), gender and exercise.
Fat is stored in specific areas on the body and they are also lost in a specific pattern that is different for each sex. This pattern is not affected by diet or exercise. So you cannot melt away fat in one specific area by either diet or exercise.

FatResponsePancreas Insulin Fat CellsTriglyceridesResponse Fat Fatty Acids
Ketone Bodies
Glycerol
Response Heart and Skeletal Muscles
High Glucose Response Response
ResponseLiver Fatty AcidsResponse
Excess Amino Acids Response Glucose (95% fat) Response

Glycogen (5% stored)
-Ketone bodiesResponse Brain
Response Glucagon Response Normal Glucose Response Brain
Red blood cells
Low Glucose ResponseResponse
Exercise ResponseMuscle Response
Glucose is the emergency energy source used by the body and the exclusive source for the brain. But 70% of the energy source comes from triglycerides! While glucose, proteins and fats are easily stored as fat, fat is not easily converted back to glucose. To burn fat we must use the organs that burn fat. That is muscle. So far, there are only two ways to force the use of fat.

Weight Loss Plans: Diet plans are based on many different theories about the causes of weight gain. The general trend is to recommend low carbohydrate, low fat, low calories and high protein.
Diet Comparisons
DietFatProteinCarbFiberFeature
Normal<30%10-20%50-60%25-35g Exercise
Fat Loss15%30%55%High Low cal, exercise
Maintenance24%20%56%High
High Fat,
High Protein
60%30%10%Low Low Carb
»Atkins60%35%5%Low Low Carb
»Zone30%30%40%Low Low GI
»Mediterranean33%19%50%High Good fat
»DukanLowHighLowHigh Oat bran, water
Moderate Fat25%15%60%- -
»Deal-A-Meal20%20%60%- Low calorie
»Weight WatchersLowNormalLow-
»Jenny CraigLowNormalLow-
»ScarsdaleModerateHighLow-
»NutrisystemLowHighLowHigh Low Glycemic Index
(Insulin Control)
»South Beach*LowHigh*LowHigh
»Sugar BustersLowNormalLowHigh
»Carb LoversLowNormalHigh High CarbStar
»O2 DietLowNormalLow High ORAC
Low Fat13%16%70%High Exercise
»run Ornish10%15%75%High Heart Healthy
»Pritikin10%NormalHighHigh
*Low Carbs: Choose Good Carbs. High fiber, low glycemic index, high in good fats.
*Low Fats: Choose Good Fats. Monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, omega-3 fatty acids

My Bean, Spinach, Cinnamon and Grapefruit Diet.
Daily Routine
Activity FoodProteinGI
run Wake UpWater, exercise 30-60 minutes
1Breakfast500 caloriesLowHigh
StarchOats, granola, soy milk, cinnamon, cocoa
FruitGrapefruit, apple, strawberry, papaya
2FruitSnackWater, nuts, fruitHigh
3Lunch450 caloriesMedium
StarchBean soup, broccoli cream soup, soy sandwich, vegetable curry soy
Vegetable Sprout, lettuce, tomato, garlic, onion
Sun Sunshine15 minutes. vitamin D, exercise
4FruitSnackWater, vegetable breadLow
5FruitSnackWater, nuts, grapes, fruitLow
run ExerciseWater, exercise 30-60 minutes
6Dinner350 caloriesHighLow
StarchSpinach lasagna, pepperpot soup, sweet potato and squash soup
VegetableSpinach salad, carrot, broccoli, ginger
FruitGrapefruit, apple, guava, berries, grape
LiquidLiquidGreen tea, lemon water, cocoa
SleepGreen tea, lemon water
• Six small meals every 2.5 hours.
• Heart healthy, cholesterol lowering foods.
• Raw foods, vegetables, nutmeg, cinnamon.
• Eat lunch outside.
• Eat the rind (white) of the grapefruit.
All the theories support these actions for a vegetarian diet which already advocates good carbohydrates and fats.

Forgetting all the fad diets, it appears that a balanced natural whole foods diet based on beans may solve all these problems. Beans are low fat, low carbohydrates, high protein and low glycemic index. Substitute olive oil for butter and margarine and eat lots of soups. If the theories about the negative calorie effect have some validity, then eat generous portions of these foods in smaller portions and more often. You don't have to count calories if the food is based on high fiber raw fruits and vegetables.

run The Fountain of Youth
The secret to long life is good health, but people are on an epic search for the magic pill that will guarantee the attributes of youth. Boundless energy, high libido, strength, absence of chronic diseases and healthy skin.

Researchers guess at what chemicals might be responsible for aging by looking at the difference between concentrations of chemicals in the youth and the elderly. The problem is that any compound that is found is immediately sold as a dietary supplement in high concentrations.
These are some of the hormones, enzymes and nutrients promoted as anti-aging substances.

Without knowing all the chemicals involved and how they interact, this model of research is as useful as picking any single item in a car as the magic thing that will make the car run. You cannot fill your car with any single fluid. Gasoline is important, but motor oil, brake fluid, air, wind shield wiper fluid and transmission fluid all serve a vital purpose if they are placed in the appropriate resovoir. Even when all of these are available in adequate supply, the mechanical parts, the ignition switch and a faulty wire could stop the vehicle. Unless we know how the parts of the body interoperate as well as we know automobile mechanics we cannot toss any one chemical into the ring anywhere and anytime without doing serious damage.

run Alcoholism and Drug Addictions
Stimulants and depressants affect the chemicals in the brain to relieve pain or reward with pleasure. Eventually, the brain becomes accustomed to these abnormal levels of neurotransmitters and a drug dependency develops.
Alcohol Content in Standard Drinks
ProductSource(oz)%Cal
Fermented Grain and Fruit3-12 
BeerBarley, wheat, corn, rye, hops, rice10-12 3-8149
»Ice Beer10-12 7148
»Lite Beer 10-12 4110
»Near Beer12 <3.295
»AleBarley malt, hops10-12 4-5182
»Bitter 10-12 4-5180
»Stout, pilsnerRoasted Barley malt10-12 4-5210
»Porter 10-12 4-5182
»Wheat beerWheat, barley10-12 4-5166
»LagerBarley malt10-12 4-5172
MeadHoney10-12 7-18440 
PerryPear10-12 8155
CiderApple10-12 2-8200
»Dry Cider Apple 10-12 3.8190
»Sweet Cider Apple 10-12 5220
»Vintage Cider Apple 10-12 10.5580
»Fresh CiderApple juice10-12 0174
Wine CoolerFruit8-12 6-8300
Table WineGrape, skin, seeds, stem4-5 7-15 
»White Wine4-5 12165
»Red Wine4-5 14119
»Champagne4-5 8-14125
Fortified WineWine and brandy mixed
»SherryDry wine2.5 18-2094
»PortSweet wine2.5 18-20112
»VermouthHerbs2.5 18-20140
»MarsalaSweet, dry 2.5 18-2050
Distilled Wine or Fruit (80 proof)40-60 
»BrandyFruit1.25 40-6065
»Cognac90% Grape1.25 4065
»GinJuniper berry1.25 4065
Distilled Grain Spirits (100 proof)50 
WhiskeyBarley, wheat, corn, rye99
»Bourbon51% corn1 5099
»Rye51% rye1 5099
»ScotchBarley malt1 5099
»MoonshineCorn, sugar1 5099
VodkaPotato, rye, wheat50125
RumSugar cane1 50-95125
"Proof". This is double the alcohol content. 200 proof is 100% ethanol.
"Malt". This is made from soaked seeds which are allowed to germinate
Pure ethanol is 7 calories /gram (1 oz = 28.4 g).
1 jigger = 1.5 oz = 45 ml = 3 tablespoons

Cure Treatment. Addictions are a combination of social, chemical and genetic factors. While genetics or learned responses can make you more susceptible to an addicting trigger, it does not make you an addict. Your lack of self control is the root cause. You decided to be an addict despite all the warnings. Ending addictions is a difficult task that can be helped by a healthy life style. But no method will work if you do not make the courageous decision to end your addiction.

Human Survivability
Air (Oxygen). 7-15 minutes
Water. 5-10 days
Food. 3-6 weeks
Altitude. > 5400-6000 m (no oxygen)
Normal air should be 21% oxygen.
The rule of thumb is 3 minutes (air), 3 days (water), 3 weeks (food).

Principles of Health
Human beings are a combination of several dimensions, the physical, mental and spiritual. The proper combination of these aspects affects our social dimension. Any health principle will address the proper care and maintenance of these systems. There are several principles which affect our total health. These include proper nutrition, water, fresh air, exercise, sunlight, rest, temperance and trust in God. (Ellen White)

Sun Proper Nutrition
Our original diet was a vegetarian diet. We believe that this is the healthiest diet for humans. Eating a balanced, healthy diet will promote good health and fight diseases and aging. The best type of diet is the original vegetarian diet.

Meat eating has become very dangerous for two big reasons. Hormones and GMO feed are contaminating the genetic and biochemical products of the animals. Meat eating is associated with several hormone induced cancers and colon cancer. It is also implicated in infertility among men whose mothers ate a lot of meat during pregnancy. It is one of the causes of reduced life expectancy after the flood.

Emergency Water Purification
Bleach. To purify water in the wild, add four drops of regular chlorine bleach to one quart of clear water. Let it stand for thirty minutes.

Boiling. Heat clear water and let it boil for ten minutes. For higher elevations let it boil for one minute extra for each 1000 feet (300 meters).

Iodine. Twelve drops for each gallon of water. Allow to stand for thirty minutes.
These methods only kill some microbes and will not neutralize harmful chemicals.

Sun Water
This is called the forgotten nutrient. Even though lack of water will kill us faster than lack of any other nutrient it is never included in food pyramids. Our body is 75% water and our brain is 85% water. We need to drink six to eight glasses of pure water every day.
Rule. The rule is one quart of water (four glasses) for every 50 pounds of body weight. (One liter for every 22.68 kg). Also, if you take half your weight in pounds, then this is the number of ounces of water per day that you should drink.
Water is needed inside and outside the body. Water cleans our bodies and helps to fight diseases by reducing the amount of opportunistic bacteria on the surface of our clothes and bodies. Water is needed on the inside to facilitate the chemical reactions. While we can go for weeks without adequate food, we can only last for a few days without water.

Bottled Water or Tap Water? Water originates from two sources, surface water or underground aquifers. Each goes through various levels of processing before it is delivered. Although there is a trend towards bottled water, tap water (municipal) is probably just as good or even better. Some bottled water have the minerals removed and might actually cause dental caries because of the lack of fluoride. Tap water is tested daily for impurities, while the source of bottled water may be tested as little as twice per year. Some bottled water even comes from tap water that has no further processing and some undergo some additional steps of purification that may be unnecessary.

Headaches and Hangovers
Dehydration can cause headaches and may be the major cause of the headaches associated with a hangover. So drink water, not alcohol to cure that headache.
If you are nervous about the municipal water, boil and filter the water. While visiting foreign countries, bottled water may be best if you do not trust their public supply.

A study released on December 20, 2005 showed that over 260 unregulated chemicals were found in the United States drinking water, all over the country. Bottled water has the same problems. Why? Because the ground water is contaminated and chemicals cannot be removed unless it goes through a process that specifically removes that chemical. To accomplish this our technology must be able to detect and remove the chemicals. We generally do not know that there is a problem unless six legged frogs, hermaphrodite fish and other four eyed monsters start appearing. After this it takes a long time to identify the chemical responsible for this genetic anomaly. Then we have to design methods to remove them. There is no magic process that cleans water of any chemical, known or unknown.
Boiling does not remove chemicals. It only kills some living organisms. Distilled water is the only pure water but long term usage may do damage to your body by creating a mineral imbalance and it is an expensive process.
Water Source ProcessingAdditives
Municipal Water (Government supplied)
Tap (Municipal) Surface PurificationChlorine, fluoride
Fluoridated Municipal Purificationfluoride
Filtered Municipal Home filterNone
Water of life God NoNone. Pure water
Bottled Water
Tap Municipal NoNone
Artesian Artesian well NoNone
Well Well NoNone
Spring Spring NoNone
Sparkling Any Nocarbon dioxide equal to the source
Mineral Any NoNatural or added inorganic minerals
Purified (Demineralized) Any PurificationNone
Distilled Any DistillationNone
Sterile Water Any PurificationNone
Sodas
Club soda Any Nocarbon dioxide, flavor
Seltzer Spring Nocarbon dioxide
Tonic Any No carbonated water, quinine, HFCs

FactBottled Water. In 2006, Americans spent $11 billion on bottled water. 25% of this water was from tap water! In addition, the bottles fill up land fills with non-biodegradable plastics that use up a lot of fuel to produce. It makes no sense economically or environmentally to use bottled water.
» The Cost of Water. Bottled water uses more energy to produce and transport. What is the annual cost for 64 ounces (8 cups) of water per day for one year (23,360 ounces)?

Fact Water Intoxication. Even water can be dangerous if consumed in excess. Water is excreted in the urine at the rate of 1-1½ quarts per hour. Heavy perspiration can cause a loss of 1 liter per hour (.26 gallon). If a person drinks 1.8-3 liters (0.46-0.79 gallons) in one sitting, especially if they are on a low sodium diet it can be deadly.
Fact Bathing. Water on the outside is just as essential. Frequent handwashing and bathing will reduce the chance of getting a disease and prevents disease by removing colonies of germs from the body and teeth.
Fact Fruit. Wash all fresh fruit and vegetables, even those that are washed and pre-packaged. Washing with water, soap or chlorine may not remove all Escherichia Coli bacteria (E. Coli).

Sun Fresh Air
Chronic lower respiratory disease is the fourth leading cause of death. It is caused by the poor air quality in the environment. Humans need oxygen to survive. Stale air can be filled with microorganisms, smog, dust, chemicals and other irritants. Our homes and environment need to have an adequate supply of fresh moving air. Small particles can be trapped in the lungs forever and will exacerbate the respiratory system and respiratory illnesses. Asthma has increased 600% since 1980 and women have a greater risk of heart disease associated with air pollution.
Fact We inhale about 15 lbs of air per day.
Fact There are 4700 chemicals in tobacco smoke.
Air Quality Index
Color CodeAQI Category
Green1 - 50 Good
Yellow51 - 100 Moderate
Orange101 - 150 Unhealthy for sensitive people
Red151 - 200 Unhealthy for all
Purple201 - 300 Very Unhealthy
Maroon301 - 500 Hazardous
Air pollution is caused by ground level ozone, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, oxides of nitrogen and particulates (soot and dust)


Ventilate Indoor Spaces. Go outside! Open your windows! We spend about 90% of our time indoors, 65% is at home. However, the EPA estimates that indoor air is three to seventy times more polluted than outdoor air. Other studies claim that indoor pollutants are 25 to 100 times higher than outdoor. Over 1500 hazardous chemicals can be found inside north American homes. 150 of these are linked to cancers, birth defects, allergies and psychological problems. This is because air is trapped inside, especially in energy efficient homes. Toxic chemicals also accumulate inside because of the building materials, furniture, cosmetics, air fresheners and common household cleaners.

Control Humidity. This should be between 30 to 50%. Mold grows in high humidity,
Regular Maintenance. Clean equipment, replace filters and maintain appliances. Be aware that some air cleaners may increase indoor ozone levels. Ground level ozone is a pollutant.

Use Cleaning Substitutes. One way to improve indoor air quality is to substitute natural, less toxic cleaners for the manufactured brands. Products like detergents have proteins that can pass through the skin. We have no idea what this does to our bodies and to fetus in pregnant women.
Household Cleaners
Natural Cleaner Substitutes
ChemicalUse
AmmoniaCuts grease, wax
BleachMold, mildew, whitener
BoraxDeodorizer. Laundry detergent. Alternative for bleach. Roach killer
CornstarchBaby powder, deodorizer
Baking SodaDeodorizer, stain remover, scour and polish
SaltScouring
KetchupCleans copper
Lemon JuiceWhitener. Cleans stains, windows, aluminium, porcelain
Pure SoapGeneral cleaner, degreaser
Washing SodaDegreaser, disinfectant, laundry detergent, water softener
White VinegarWhitener, shining metal, window cleaner. Removes mildew, stain, glue, grease and wax
Fact Never mix bleach with urine, ammonia, vinegar or toilet bowl cleaner.
Do not leave bleach in the toilet! Flush! Flush!
Chemical Formula of Substitute
Breath Freshener Anise, clove, thyme, spearmint, parsley, fennel, chlorophyll
Air Freshener Baking soda. Dish of vinegar. Potpourri.
Simmer cinnamon and cloves
Deodorizer Cornstarch, baking soda
Disinfectant ½ cup borax. 1 gallon water
Metal Cleaner Copper. Vinegar and salt scrub. Ketchup
Silver. Toothpaste
Pewter. Scrub with olive oil and fine steel wool.
Chrome. Baking soda or apple cider vinegar.
Brass. Worcestershire sauce
Floor Cleaner ½ cup vinegar. 1 gallon water
General Cleaner Baking soda and water paste.
• 3 TBSP washing soda or liquid soap, vinegar in 1 quart of water
Furniture Polish Olive oil. Lemon juice and olive oil
Laundry Detergent • Washing soda
• ¼ cup Detergent and ¼ cup baking soda
• 5 cups soap flakes, 7 cups borax. (½ cup per load)
    + Add 3.5 cups washing soda for hard water
Fabric Softener Cotton and Wool. 2 cups vinegar in rinse water
Paint remover Vegetable oil for hands
Insecticide Roach. Borax. Spread behind appliances
Ants. Cream of tartar, chili powder, paprika
Fact Borax is poisonous to pets.
Fact Ammonia is poisonous.
Window Cleaner ½ cup ammonia. ½ cup vinegar. 2 TBS cornstarch. 1 gallon water
Drain Opener ½ cup Baking soda, ¼ cup salt, 1 TBSP cream of tartar, boiling water
Stain Remover Paste of washing soap and water, club soda, lemon juice and hot water
Spot Remover Blot excess liquid. Rub with cold water or club soda. Apply solution.
Deodorant stain. White vinegar
Wine or Coffee. Club soda
Coffee or Tea. Salt and vinegar or baking soda.
Blood. Fels Naptha soap and cold water.
Ink on White. Cream of tartar and lemon juice paste for an hour. Curry stains take several days.
Grease. Baking soda
Winter Salt Residue. 1 cup vinegar, 1 cup water
Carpet Cleaner Soap cleaners. Treat stains. Sprinkle cornstarch before vacuuming
Mold Remover 1 cup bleach, 1 cup water

Sun Sunshine
Ten to fifteen minutes of sunshine every day can actually cause the body to manufacture our daily supply of vitamin D. Sunshine also acts as an agent that will kill bacteria and other microorganisms and it has a positive effect on our mental attitude and may reduce depression. Studies have found that those who live in cities with persistent rainfall and gloomy days, suffer from more depression. However sunlight increases endorphins which makes us feel good so it can be addictive making us crave more exposure. But excessive sunlight can cause sun burns and skin cancer.

Skin Cancer
There is no such thing as a "safe tan". The tan color means that the body is protecting itself from damage which is being caused by ultraviolet light (UV). Five or more sun burns double the risk of cancer. Skin cancer is the most common, with over one million diagnosed every year.
There are three types of skin cancer, basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma. Melanoma accounts for 4% of skin cancers but it is the deadliest. People of light skin color are more easily sunburned but dark skin people tend to get melanoma more easily. The false sense of protection from the melanin in their skin probably causes them to get more exposure and more damage and they seek help too late.

Sun Protection Factor (SPF)
To reduce the risk of cancer protect yourself with wide hats and other barriers which shade the body. Thirty minutes before going outside, apply one ounce of a broad spectrum protection sun screen of SPF 15 or higher which blocks both UVA and UVB light. Use a minimum of SPF 30 if you plan to stay in the sun. Reapply every two hours or every eighty minutes or more if you are sweating or in water. Wait 20 minutes before going out into the sun.
Hint Most sun screens only block UVB light leaving you exposed to UVA light.
Hint On cloudy days, ultraviolet light still penetrates very easily.
Hint Watermelon helps to protect the skin against sunburn.

Total Calories Burned in Ten Minutes
ExerciseSpeed or Intensity 123 Lbs
(56 kg)
170 Lbs
(77 kg)
MphKph
Brisk Walking4 6.4 44 61
Stairs- 150 202
Jogging6.5 10.5 109 153
Cycling5.5 8.9 36 49
10 16 56 74
SwimmingBreast stroke 91 125
Jump RopeSlow 82 116
Dance ExerciseLow Impact 80 105
High Impact 94 124
Weight TrainingMuscular strength 44 60
Sitting, sleeping- 12 15
Hint You should consult a physician if your weight loss exceeds three pounds per week

Sun Exercise
Exercise promotes the manufacture of muscle tissue instead of fat tissue from excess carbohydrates. Exercise reduces fat, builds and strengthens muscles and bones. The best exercise is a brisk walk in the fresh air and sunshine of the outdoors. Jogging and more strenuous exercise may promote injuries.
If you are sedentary, try exercising by fidgeting, tensing and flexing muscles, shaking your legs and moving as often as possible.
Hint Exercise raises good cholesterol and lowers the incidence of dementia and heart disease and helps memory in the hippocampus.
Hint Brisk walking for 150 minutes per week lowers the risk of stroke, heart disease and dementia dramatically.

Sun Temperance and Abstinence
You can have too much of a good thing. Abstinence or temperance involves moderation in all things. An excess of anything good may eventually be just as harmful as an excess of the bad. Do not over indulge yourself in food, drink, exposure to the sun, work, exercise, fun or rest. Temperance is the antidote to addictive behavior.
A healthy lifestyle involves the wisdom of balancing all aspects of our lives.

Sun Rest
The normal human being needs eight hours of sleep each day. Rest allows the body to relieve stress, repair itself, build new tissues, generate new brain cells and consolidate memory.
Rest may also include fasting, which rests the digestive system. Regular breaks rest the mental system and actually improves creativity. Vacations are meant to rest most of our systems. If you cannot afford a vacation, then plan a day out at a state park or stay home and read a comedy book. Our three dimensions need rest from work.

Insomnia. If you are having problems sleeping, milk is recommended. However, I accidentally discovered several foods that put me to sleep immediately. I am still trying to find out what is in them.

Phenylalanine. Again, I accidentally discovered that a brand of soy protein powder with phenylalanine made me lethargic, sleepy and relaxed my muscles making me unable to move. But this was not restful sleep. The effects began thirty minutes after ingesting the product, continued for hours and cleared my system about three days later.
I researched the contents of the natural fruit shake that I had made. The only product that was man made was the soy powder which contained phenylalanine. I researched and discovered that the naturally occuring L-Phenylalanine is supposed to do the opposite. It is converted to dopamine and tyrosine which should have kept me awake. However, the mirror image D-Phenylalanine which is produced by the manufacturing process may not be metabolized by the body. So my theory is that it fills in the receptors for L-phenylalanine and may give the illusion that it is functioning normally, but then the body cannot convert it to dopamine. So it reduces the normal dopamine level and makes me lethargic. I also discovered that manufactured phenylalanine is usually aspartame.
The implications are interesting for all manufactured nutrients. It is possible that many of these vitamins do not work. They may work to a certain point that fools scientists into thinking that they are equivalent to the natural product because whatever the scientists measure is present in the body. But it is possible that certain reactions may not be occurring. It may take years to see the results in society. An increase in the incidence of problems such as weight gain, autism, alzheimers, insomnia, asthma and cancer may be the cumulative effect of years of replacement nutrients and vitamins.
Hint Bottled milk is not equivalent to breast milk.

Sun Trust God
Finally, the most important principle of preserving our lives is to trust in God. While the previous seven principles may only increase our chances of having a better physical life now, trusting in God will lead to eternal life.
This leads us to another principle. The previous advice only discusses the welfare of the physical body. But we are a combination of the physical, mental and spiritual. And the same factors that are in operation for the welfare of the physical are also true for the other dimensions.
Our Total Health: Physical, Mental and Spiritual Health Balance
#Physical MentalSpiritual
Death
Death
Science and Technology Rejects the Spiritual
Pursue Sensual Pleasures
Intellectual Persuits Only Mental Physical Hedonists
      Perfect
Health
  Recluse
Spiritual
 
Spiritual Self Pursuit
Rejects Health Rejects Reason, Wisdom
Death
Death
1 Nutrition (Food)CommunicationWord of God
2 WaterWholesome activitiesHoly Spirit
3 Fresh AirPure thoughtsPrayer
4 SunshineCreativity, lightJesus
5 ExerciseEducation, studyFaith
6 RestForgive and forgetSabbath
7 AbstinenceAvoid vengeanceFasting
8 Trust GodWorship, bible studyBelief, love

Proper maintenance of the physical will promote the health of the mental. Proper maintenance of the mental will promote our spiritual well being. This is the upward ladder to total health. However, the misuse of our mental capability has led us to feed and debase the physical instead of proceeding on to the spiritual. We are devolving our spiritual capabilities with our indulgence in mental activities that only promote the violent, the sensual and the selfish promotion of our desires, to the exclusion of our other dimensions.

Mental. This includes both our intellectual capacity to understand our environment and the skills to interact socially with our environment. At the social level it is interaction with others, at the spiritual level it is interaction with God.

Spiritual. We need to know God to live. Jesus said,
Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. (Matthew 4: 4)

Modern Food Industry
In the last days, as the planet wears out and as businesses cater to their profits, it will become more unhealthy to rely on animal products and even plants for food. The sudden increase in allergic reaction to food, may be a testimony to the bodies reaction to these "franken foods".

Plants: Genetic Engineering
Science has also affected other foods. While genetic engineering increased profitability by decreasing spoilage, it has also led to more pesticides used and to the alteration of common foods into forms of which we are not sure of the long term effects.

Killer tomato
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Vegetarians beware
Corn, soybean, potatoes, tomato, peanuts and fruits. Who knows what is safe. Following is a list of some products that are genetically engineered. But because labeling is not required in over 30,000 food products - let the buyer beware.
  • Soy, canola and corn ingredients
  • Tomato products
  • Peanuts
  • Potato
  • Organic foods containing Lecithin are from altered soybeans
  • Soy flour, tofu, soy milk, vegetarian meat substitutes, baby food
  • Diet foods like protein shakes and protein bars
  • Chocolate, candy bars, margarine, soy sauce, salad dressing
  • Corn oil, corn sweeteners, soda, corn starch, cornmeal, cereal, chips
  • Yogurt and aspirin
  • Vegetarian and non-vegetarian cheeses. Rennet used in cheese including vegetable and animal rennet. Chymosin and Chymax are some of the product names.
  • Processed foods using altered yeast and enzymes - bread, fruit juices, dough conditioner
  • Nutrasweet
  • United States grown dairy products. Genetically engineered hormones are given to cows.
  • Yellow crookneck squash used in baby foods contains virus genes.
Vegetarian foods are being targeted. It is no longer safe in your kitchen.
Organic Gardening principles.
% Transgenic Crops Grown
WorldwideUnited States
Country 2005 Crops 1999 2002 2006
USA 63%Soy55%75%89%
Argentina 21%Cotton60%71%83%
Canada 6%Corn36%34%61%
Brazil, China 4%----
South Africa 1% ----

Meat and Fish "Pharming"
While modern technology has increased the supply of food and the profits of corporations, it has decreased the quality. All animals and fish are affected by the toxic metals and chemicals that leak into the water supply. Fish are contaminated with high concentrations of mercury and should probably be avoided. If mercury in vaccinations seem to be a cause of autism, probably fish eaten by pregnant women is unhealthy.
Farm animals and farm raised fish are also contaminated when they are fed with food that is created by a process called rendering.

Rendering :
Rendering is the method by which most animal foods are manufactured. The processing plant uses all expired and discarded animal part from meat plants, dead pets, road kill, chicken manure and hay used as ground cover, sawdust and any source of fats and protein that they can find. These animals are processed whole with any diseases and collars with any chemicals. The result is that an animal that is normally vegetarian is forced to become an omnivore and a cannibal. The recent discovery of mad cow disease in America has made the industry change the process so that animals are not forced to become cannibals. This means that cows no longer eat dead cows. But they eat dead cats, dogs, deer, squirrel, rats and chicken manure. And these animals can also carry the disease.
Cardboard Food?
China denies the report that a Chinese snack food vendor made steamed dim-sum dumplings stuffed with 60% cardboard and flavored with pork fat. Cardboard was soaked in water and a poisonous industrial caustic soda which disintegrated the cardboard and made the color look more like pork. Then pork-smell essence and pork fat were added for flavor. This is the same principle as rendering. Take any garbage and extract the filler, chemical, or nutrient and add artificial flavoring.

Genetic Engineering :
Over 51 genetically engineered foods make about 30,000 supermaket products. The first whole food item to be sold was the Flavr Savr tomato in 1994. Soybean, corn, cotton, canola, flax, rice, wheat, potatoes, tomato, sugar beet, squash, lentils, alfalfa, tobacco and brown mustard are some of the gentically engineered plants. Science has created a genetically engineered pig that produces omega-3 fatty acids. The pig has been combined with genes from a round worm. They are going to market it as a pig that is good for heart disease and cholesterol as an alternative to fish that are too high in mercury. Avoid this at all costs!
This technology is going to cause serious damage to the planet and its people one day. There is not enough testing. The genes can be transmitted to the human DNA and sometimes the same gene changes do not react the same way in different creatures. The agricultural products do not deliver what is promised. They are more about selling products and cornering the market than feeding the planet. And most techniques are designed to allow plants to tolerate more pesticide than to resist bugs. The net effect is that the company sells more pesticides and more expensive designer seeds. I would not be surprised if the rise in allergies, autism, and other sudden modern day plagues are not due to GMO and artificial supplements. Plants are modified for several reasons.

Sample of Transgenic Foods
Food Reason Transgenic Agent Effects
Tomato Storage Flounder, cod, virus, bacteria Freezing damage, disease, insect
»Flavr Savr™ Tomato Shelf Life Altered gene, reinserted Lesions in the stomach
Roundup™ Ready Seeds Bacteria Monsanto Roundup™ herbicide tolerance
»Canola Pest Management: Pesticide tolerance Bacteria The seeds are designed to tolerate more herbicides
»Alfalfa Bacteria
»Wheat Bacteria
»Soy Bacteria High infant mortality rates, underweight
Soybean Petunia, bacteria, Brazil nut Liver and pancreas. High infant mortality
Corn Pests Wheat, firefly, bacteria Insect damage, marker gene, herbicide
Smaller kidneys, higher blood cell count
»BT Corn Pest Management: Pesticide production Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Bt genes kill monarch butterflies
»StarLink™ Corn Bt gene manufactures Cry9C insecticide Approved for animal feed, it contaminated human food
»YieldGard™ Corn Cry3Bb1 insecticidal protein Resists European corn borer
»Mon 863 Corn Bacteria Protects against corn rootworm
BT Cotton Bacillus thuringiensis Bt genes kill monarch butterflies
Potato Pest management Chicken, giant silk moth, virus Disease resistance
Bacteria Herbicide tolerance
Shelf life Greater waxmoth, cod Limit bruising damage
»Russet Burbank Potato Nutrient Bacteria gene Increase starch content
»NewLeaf™ Potato Pest Management: Pesticide production Bt gene in the Russet Burbank Potato Resists Colorado potato beetle with the Cry III (A) protein
»NewLeaf Potato Plus Bt gene and Cry III (A) protein Resists potato leaf roll virus and Colorado potato beetle
»NewLeaf Potato Y Shepody and Russet Burbank. CryIIIA, PVY-O, NPTII enzyme Resists potato virus Y and Colorado potato beetle
Rice Nutrition, pests Bean, pea. bacteriaNew protein, Insect damage
»Golden Rice Nutrient Production Daffodil, pea, bacteria, virus Produces higher levels of Beta-carotene and iron
»Liberty Link Rice Pests Bacteria Tolerates herbicide glufosinate
Fruit, Nuts, Other Vegetables and Animals -
»SunUp™ papaya Disease Coat protein gene of PRSV virus Papaya ringspot virus (PRSV) resistance
»Rainbow papaya Disease
» Cantaloupe, cucumber, squash Resist disease Virus Resist disease
» Walnut, apple Insect damage Bacteria Resist disease
» Sunflower Nutrition Brazil nut Protein
»Wheat DiseaseFungus Resists fusarium fungus
»? Peas - - Lung damage
»Catfish Breeding Trout, virus Fast growth
»Cows and Milk BreedingBovine Growth Hormone (BGH) Increased hormones, Casein allergies
»Pig Nutrition RoundwormOmega-3 fatty acids
Biopharming Crops Drug production Barley, rice, tobacco, corn, potato, sugar cane, banana They produce insulin, and vaccines for Hepatitis B, cholera and diarrhea
GMO technology may be responsible for increasing allergies to casein in milk, rennet in cheese, gluten in wheat, shellfish, rice, soy, peanuts and other tree nuts.

Between 1994-2004 there was a doubling of food related illnesses that corresponded to the introduction of genetically engineered foods. The science is based on faulty assumptions and the products are not adequately tested. The assumption used to be that each gene performed one function so that changing a gene should only affect one function. However, there are two problems with this assumption.

The Great Flood of Noah (A Genetic Cesspool). The last time the planet had a large exchange of foreign genes among the species and lower biodiversity was after the flood. The effect was immediately seen in the next generation. The average age dropped from 700 to 70 years and apparently the average height was cut to less than one half from fifteen feet to under six feet.

Autism. Autism seems to be a brain dysfunction caused by nervous system impairment. Autistic people show an increased sensitivity to inhaled substances, chemicals, and food additives, especially casein and gluten. In 1943 when autism was defined, the incidence was 1 to 15 in every 10,000. Then for years it was 1 in every 2000. After the 1990's the incidence was 12 in 2000 or 1 in 150. Some of this is due to including less severe symptoms but a correlation can be seen with the introduction of pesticides and GMO crops and probably high sugar. Males are affected four times more often than females. For some reason the male sperm or the "Y" chromasome seems to be more at risk than the female egg. Pregnant women who eat a lot of meat have sons with decreased fertility. So a technology designed to attack the fertility of plants may also attack the fertility of humans.

Cloning :
On December 28, 2006 the United States Department of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it recommends use of cloned animals for human consumption. This is only after examining documents from four years of study and no human trials. The recommendations will probably go in effect in ninety days and the milk and meat may not reflect the source of the food.
When they tell you that cloned animals "are the same" and there are no effects remember that for forty years they did their human trials for hormone replacement therapy on women until they discovered that it had a very profound effect on breast cancer. Back then, they probably used the same arguments, "it is the same chemical, there should be no effects".

Drugging :
Animals and fish are given hormones to fight off diseases exacerbated by their living conditions and to fatten them before the sale. These hormones and antibiotics end up in the milk, cheese, dairy products and meats and is responsible for some hormone related changes in children and the emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Farmers accidentally discovered that fish who were fed antibiotics grew faster and were fatter. This could increase profitability and so animal drugging was born, without any extended scientific studies on the effects on humans. So the public became the guinea pigs.
Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH). A genetically engineered version of a natural cow hormone approved for use in 1993. It increases milk production by 10-15%. The old dairy cows are used for 40% of our hamburgers. There were no long term studies on the effects before it was approved. BGH is unhealthy for cows and unhealthy for humans.

Label Facts
» Amounts. A product can have a 20% variance from the label and still be legal.
» 0. Amount listed as 0g could actually contain amounts less than 1g.
» No. This actually means none.
Therefore, if a cookie or cracker is listed as 0g fat and it actually contains 0.25g, you could be eating one gram with every four crackers.

Grocery: Labeling
As certain labels become more profitable, businesses pressure regulators to change the definition and lower the standards to include more products. And, as globalization expands intentional lack of labelling is used to obscure the country or point of origin of the produce and the GMO content. In 2006, we see that the government is changing the rules so that businesses do not have to list products that may be harmful.
Eternal vigilance is required. We see that business interests will capitalize on what we believe to change what we consume by simply changing the meaning and information on our labels. So we end up consuming that which we have tried to avoid.

Country of Origin:
This information is being removed from labels and in some cases, ingredients used to manufacture a product may come from so many sources that it may be impossible to identify origin. In addition, if labelling is required, businessmen may complete their manufacturing process in a favorable country and disguise the true origin of the product by manufacturing in several countries. This is how the garment industry undermines rules and quotas. Right now, point of origin may indicate certain information:

Hydrogenated : This is another name for transfats.
"Transfat free" label is allowed for foods with still have 0.5g per serving.
Whole Grain : Grains with all three parts (bran, germ and kernel). But we will learn that some manufactureres remove some of the bran and germ because they are expensive. This leaves a product with all three parts, but not in their original quantities.
"100% natural whole grain Quaker quality rolled oats". We know what "100% whole grain" is supposed to mean, but what does "Quaker quality" mean? When I compared the taste to other whole grain rolled oats, the others had a nuttier taste, indicating that they probably had more bran. So this product might claim it is "whole grain" because it has some percentage of the bran and germ remaining. Go and find out.
Hidden Sugars
Look for the names on the label.

Label. Sugar, sucrose, fructose, HFC, corn syrup, carbohydrates, dextrose, maltose, lactose.
Sugar can appear under many names and with several names on one label.


Refined Grain : They have the bran and germ removed. These have most of the vitamins and minerals. The labels on refined products can be very misleading because there ar no legal standards.

Natural : This now has no meaning. "Natural" could include any chemical that can be found in nature, but made in the lab.
The term "natural" used for food additives could come from any source: plant, animal or mining. Such substances may be processed and they have less oversight than artificial products.

Light, Lite : Manufacturers want to leave the impression that this means low calorie, clean or pure, and high quality. It actually means nothing. Most of the time it means the worst quality. It might mean less of what you expect, or just refers to the clear color. Lite olive oil is the worst grade but it gives the impression of being pure. Lite grain might mean less of the grain. Lite soda might refer only to the color.

Organic : Organic used to mean "produced the traditional way without chemical pesticides, chemical fertilizer, growth hormones or drugging animals". And it should mean grown without genetically modified products.
For animals it used to mean grass-fed and free range. Now "organic" animals may mean a few hours outdoors. Manufacturers are trying to expand the definition to include foreign or synthetic ingredients in processed foods. 46 are now allowed by the National Organic Standards Board who used to try to keep our products pure. A recent law has limited the power of this board so that it may allow Organic convenience foods or Organic processed foods. In 2007, a change in the rules allowed about 40% more milk producers to be classified as organic. What have they allowed in? New rules allow non-organic feed, antibiotics, and pesticides with unknown ingredients. For cows organic means they must have "access to pasture and derive some of their nutrition from it". The label "100% Organic" may be the only label with some meaning and they will tamper with that meaning also.

Fish: "Fresh Atlantic Salmon". The label means nothing. Farm raised, frozen salmon can legally have this label.

No Genetically Modified Organism (Non-GMO) :
The food product was not made with products made by genetic engineering. For now, labeling does not have to say that the food contains such products. Business men fear that you would not buy their products. The law even prevented people who had true organic products from stating that fact on labels. Because of this, consumers are getting GMO products from several direct and indirect sources. Also, the environment is being contaminated by the spread of this genetic pollution.
The GMO and Transgenic Food Chain
Direct Contamination and Consumption Indirect Contamination and Consumption
Natural FeedFlowNatural AnimalsNatural genes Milk, MeatAll organic products, no drugs or pesticides
Natural SeedFlowNatural PlantsNatural genes Fruit
Natural SeedFlowKosher AnimalsNatural genes Kosher animals
GMO SeedFlow GMO genes Unclean Kosher animals
Rendered FeedFlow Unclean food Unclean Kosher animals?
FlowNatural AnimalsForeign genes Milk and Meat Prions. Diseased. No kosher animals
GMO Drugs FlowHormones, antibiotics RennetCheese
GMO Feed FlowGMO genes CaesinMilk products
All feed, drugs FlowGMO Animals
Cloned Animals
GMO genes All products are genetically contaminated
GMO SeedsFlowNatural Plants GMO seeds drift into other fields and contaminate them or mutate the plants
FlowGMO PlantsFruit, vegetables Oils, juicesLecithinPrepared Foods
Flow BeesGMO genes HoneyBees pollinate and contaminate other plants
More PesticidesFlowInsectsPoison MutationMore applied or internal pesticides kill beneficial insects or create more resistant weeds
FlowWeedsPoison Resistance
Farm animals and their products are contaminated from many sources: GMO feed, rendered feed, pesticides in their feed, antibiotics and drugs and now GMO genes and cloning.

Genetic Pollution in 2006. Over 66% of American corn and soybeans are GMO. China is switching to GMO. Iraq has been forced to buy GMO and stop farming with natural seeds. Canada is almost 100% GMO. The USA used aid to force GM foods on poor countries and uses the threat of sanctions to force countries to buy GM foods and to stop them from labelling the foods or putting regulations on them. The World Trade Organization and America forced Europe to accept GMO foods.
Contrary to all the promises and claims of transgenic plants, they are a disaster that is happening and waiting to happen.
The Mystery of the Disappearing Bees
In January 2007, farmers in 27 states across the United States, Brazil, Canada, and Europe reported the disappearance of up to 90% of their bees. Overall 25% of the total bee population. It is called Colony Collapse Disorder. No carcasses were found. The bees simply vanished. The same thing happened in Spain the previous year. Spain happened to be the only EU country that did transgenic farming. In 2004, France and other European countries reported that bees were being killed by pesticides that coated the seeds.
Bees are an important link in the food chain. They pollinate flowers and cause fruit to grow for 30% of our food supply.
Is the cause from transgenic genes or GMO technology?
Organic bee keepers are not reporting a colony collapse. Bees are subjected to pesticides in the hives, fed antibiotics and fed man made pollen substitute (white refined sugar and soy protein).
"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left.
No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man." (Albert Einstein)

Enriched, Fortified, Restored :
The natural nutrients have been removed by the manufacturing process and artificial nutrients have been added back in. The problem is that they have not added back the unknown nutrients and the artificial nutrients may not be equivalent to the natural chemical. For example, the vitamin E pills that were being sold were recently discovered to be the wrong type. Natural vitamin E and manufactured Vitamin E were stereoisomers. They both reacted the same in chemical tests but reacted differently in the body because they were mirror images of each other and the body could only use the natural type.
Products used to be fortified with Vitamin A, until it was discovered that Vitamin A can be toxic.

Kosher and Kashrus (Kashrut):
The body of laws dealing with forbidden foods and how foods must be prepared and eaten. Kosher (permitted) food is selected and prepared according to all Jewish dietary regulations. This means that the meat is from clean animals, has been drained of blood and that meat and dairy are not mixed in the product. Additional kashrut rules apply to the handling of food.

Kashrus Certification Organizations
SymbolOrganization
OU, U within an OOUThe Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations
OK, K within an OOKThe Organized Kashrus Laboratories
KOF-KKOF-KKosher Supervision
Star-KStar-KKosher Certification
Star-DStar-DNational Council of Young Israel
KThis symbol is meaningless
Vegan Certification Organizations
VeganPartial symbolMany vegan organizations
VeganVegan.org
VeganAmerican Vegetarian Association

Kosher Kosher Label and Certification:
There is no unified universal, national or state symbol for labels that indicates that the product is certified kosher. We listed five common organizations but there are many others.
Many of these symbols contain the letter "K". But according to some sources the letter "K" by itself on some products used by manufacturers is deceptive. It is not a valid kosher symbol that indicates certification by any Jewish organization. And it is sometimes placed on products that are not kosher.
So Jello™ is not kosher.
The same problem exists with vegetarian certification symbols. The letter "V" for vegan is usually part of these logos. Some of these organizations certify not only vegan products but also cruelty free, vegan products not tested on animals. Others certify vegan (no animal by products), vegetarian (Ovo-lacto) and general vegetarian products.

Kosher Certification. Jews, Muslims, Seventh Day Adventists and some vegetarians rely on the Kosher certification.
Vegetarian Certification. Seventh Day Adventists, Hindus, Jains and other vegans rely on vegetarian certification because kosher is not necessarily vegetarian.

Non-Kosher Kosher and Genetically Modified:
The definition of Kosher is dependent on the physical characteristics. However, the assumption is that these animals are vegetarian. The animal "chews the cud" in order to process plants more efficiently. The symbolism behind the prohibition requires that the animal is basically vegetarian. The lamb is not supposed to eat feed that is full of pigs, dogs, feces or other lambs. Our modern farming practices are changing these fundamental dynamics. Can an animal be truly kosher if it eats a pig or has pig genes inserted into it? A kosher animal can be contaminated by the animal flesh food it eats, the GMO plants it eats and the GMO technology used to enhance the breed.

Not Kosher Not Kosher or Not Vegetarian: Hidden Pork and Meat By-Products :
However, precaution must be taken when reading grocery labels. Kosher may indicate no unclean meats but it does not certify pure vegetarian. Food color and other additives may be made from animal sources and pork and meat products may be hidden in foods under different names.
Hidden Pork and Meats
Look for the names on the label.
Label. Lard, tallow, animal shortening, shortening, gelatin, animal fats, hydrolized animal protein, collagen, enzymes.
Emulsifiers, stabilizers (mono and diglycerides), by-products, tween, swine pepsin, monostearates, calcium stearate, magnesium stearate, polysorbate, fatty acids.

Sample Products. Gelatin, jellies, jams, candy, marshmallow.
Pork, pork by products and meat products may be hidden in your food because the names used on the label are chemical or industry names of products made from meat and you are not aware of the original source of these products.
Food products and additives may be made from sources that may be a problem for vegetarians or those on a kosher diet.
» Vitamin D. Vitamin D3 is made from lanolin which is from sheep wool fat. Vitamin D2 is a plant source if vitamin D.
» Cream of Tartar. This is a by product of wine making. So it is not kosher if the wine making was not according to kosher rules.
» Food Coloring. Some additives and food coloring may be made from animal and insect sources, crushed beetles or bird feathers that are not kosher.
» Rennet. Product used to harden cheese is usually taken from non-kosher animals.

Additives :
Certain chemical colors are approved for use in foods, drugs, cosmetics and medical devices only for appearance. Since some of these are from animal sources it is important to the vegetarian and kosher diets.
Artificial Food Color Additives
ChemicalCommon Name
   BadFast Green FCFFD&C Green 3
   BadIndigotineFD&C Blue 2
   BadErythrosineFD&C Red 3 (Red 14)
   BadAllura RedFD&C Red 40 (Red 17)
   BadBrilliant Blue FCFFD&C Blue 1 (Blue 2)
   BadTartrazineFD&C Yellow 5
   BadSunset YellowFD&C Yellow 6
   -Quinoline YellowYellow 13
   BadOrange BOrange B
   BadCarmoisineRed 3
   -Fast Red ERed 4
   -Ponceau 4RRed 7
   -AmaranthRed 9
   BadIndigo CarmineBlue 1
   -Patent Blue IVBlue 5
   -Black PNBlack 1
   -Chocolate Brown HTBrown 3
   -Green SGreen 4
 -CanthaxanthinArtificial version of a natural chemical
 -Astaxanthin
Bad These dyes may cause ADHD in children
Color Finishing. Adding color to animal feed to change the color of the food. Labels may say "added color" or "natural color" for natural dyes and "artificial color" for manufactured colors.
  • Salmon. Canthaxanthin and Astaxanthin for a pink color.
    Hint 96% of all Atlantic salmon is farmed.
  • Rainbow Trout.
  • Egg Yolk. Xanthophyll or Canthaxanthin.
  • Chicken. Canthaxanthin for a yellow skin.
  • Sausage and Frankfurters. Orange B used in the casing may be carcinogenic.
  • Citrus. Citrus red 2. Orange to red skin
  • Ham and Bacon. Sodium ascorbate color enhancer or carbon monoxide for pink color
Labels.
Carmine or Cochineal extract. From cochineal female beetles and their eggs.
Shellac. Is from harvested beetle. Indicated on labels as "food glaze", "resinous glaze" or "confectioner's glaze".
Natural Food Color Additives
ChemicalSource
Plant   Annatto extractbixa orellana seed
Plant CurcuminTurmeric
Plant   TurmericTurmeric
Plant    ß-CaroteneBeet root
Plant    ß APO 8 CarotenalCitrus fruit skin, vegetable pulp
Plant CarrotCarrot
Plant      Mixed CarotenoidsCarrot, sweet potato, spinach, collard green, tomato
Plant       RedfruitChokeberry or Aronia
Plant   PaprikaCapsium annuum linne plant
Plant   Paprika extractPaprika
Plant   Paprika OleoresinPaprika
Plant LuteinMarigold petals
Plant   Burnt SugarSugar
Plant   CarmelBurnt sugar, carbohydrates
Plant ElderberryElderberry
Plant       AnthocyaninsCabbage, strawberry, grape skin, blueberry, raspberry
Plant    Black currantBlack currant
Plant GrapeGrape extract (enocianina)
Plant    HibiscusHibiscus
Plant Beet JuiceBeet
Plant ChlorophyllNettles, grass, alfalfa
Plant ChlorophyllinChlorophyll
Plant Copper chlorophyllNettles, grass, alfalfa, algae
Plant SpinachSpinach
Plant   Stinging nettleStinging nettle
Plant   Carbo MedicinalsCarbon, charcoal
Plant Carmine blueIndigofera tinctoria plant
Insect   CarmineCochineal beetle
Insect   Carminic acidCochineal beetle
Insect   Cochineal extractCochineal beetle, less purified form
Fish, bird CanthaxanthinMushroom, bird feather, marine invertebrate
Fish AstaxanthinAlgae, yeast, krill, shrimp
Animal   RiboflavinOrange, milk, eggs, liver, vegetables
Mineral Titanium dioxideIron ore
Natural colors can be from Plant plant, Insect animals or Mineral mineral ore
Animal Food Colors. Astaxanthin, Canthaxanthin, ultramarine blue, synthetic iron oxide, dried algae meal, tagetes (aztec marigold) meal, corn endosperm oil.
Artificial Odors
Odor or FlavorOdor Ester
Bananaisoamyl acetate, penthyl ethanoate
Wintergreen methyl salicylate, methyl-2-hydroxybenzoic acid
Pineappleethyl butyrate, methyl butanoate
CherryIsobutyl acetate, benzyl butyrate
Strawberry Isobutyl acetate, Methyl cinnamate
RaspberryIsobutyl acetate
PeachLinalyl butyrate, benzyl acetate, ethyl butanoate
AppleEthyl isovalerate, methyl butyrate, penthyl pentanoate
OrangeNonyl caprylate, octyl acetate, octyl ethanoate
Pearn-propyl acetate
Honeyethyl phenylacetate
Grape Nonyl caprylate
Cinnamon Ethyl cinnamate
Lavender, Sage Linalyl acetate
FruityIsopropyl acetate, ethyl benzoate
RumPropyl isobutyrate, ethyl propionate
Fingernail polish removerethyl acetate
Flavor is a complicated set of interaction between the 9000 taste buds and the smell.

Cheating :
To increase profits, businesses will lie. On October 2005, it was reported that Walmart was selling farm raised salmon for the more expensive and healthy "wild salmon". One manufacturer deliberately used genetically modified corn in products meant for humans even though it was only approved for animals. This type of thinking is a problem because if we do not allow these products for human consumption, we are still allowing them to enter our food chain by feeding them to the animals we eat.

Vegetarian Recipes
My Spinach Bean Soup
4 cups red kidney beans **
1 tablespoon garlic salt
1 tablespoon cayenne or paprika
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion chopped
1 clove garlic
2 cups spinach
1 cup peas
1 cup carrot
** Lentil Spinach soup. 4 cups lentils, 1 cup shitake mushrooms
Soak beans overnight with seasoning. Cook for one hour until tender. Add onions, mushrooms and garlic. Turn off stove and add vegetables. Cover for 10 minutes.
Makes about 6 servings
Daily Values.
  • Servings. 1 cup (287 calories)
  • Water. 346 ml (21%)
  • Protein. 14.1g (28%)
  • Carbohydrates. 35.9 (12%)
  • Fat. 10.13 g (17%)
    » Polyunsaturated Fat. 1.43 g
    » Monounsaturated Fat. 6.63 g
  • Fiber. 12.77 g (55.5%)
  • Cholesterol. None
  • Minerals.
Ca(14%) P(19%) I(0) Fe(46%) Mg(35%) Zn(20%) Se(22%) Cu(43%) Mn(28%) K(28%) Na(7%)
  • Vitamins. Betacarotene (5760)
A(0) D(730%) E(30%) K(422%)
B1(36%) B2(28%) B3(12%) B5(26%) B6(24%) B7(10%) B9(41%) B12(0)
Curry Vegetable Tofu
1 block firm Tofu
4 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons curry
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 Onion, chopped
1 cup carrots
1 cup broccoli

You can also add mushrooms, snow peas and other vegetables
The recipe used the CaSO4 Tofu
Cut tofu in slices. Soak in spices. Brown tofu in olive oil. Add water and simmer.
Turn off heat.
Add vegetables. Cover 10 minutes.
Makes 4 servings.
Daily Values.
  • Servings. 1 cup (227 calories)
  • Water. 114 ml (6%)
  • Protein. 6.675 g (13%)
  • Carbohydrates. 14.95 g (5%)
  • Fat. 16.98 g (26%)
    » Polyunsaturated Fat. 3.04 g
    » Monounsaturated Fat. 10.74 g
  • Fiber. 5.56 g (22%)
  • Cholesterol. None
  • Minerals.
Ca(31%) P(18%) Fe(21%) Mg(15%) Zn(9%) Se(13%) Cu(14%) Mn(15%) K(15%) Na(9%)
  • Vitamins. Betacarotene (108%)
A(0) D(0%) E(%) K(105%) C(47%) B1(27%) B2(11%) B3(6%) B5(8%) B6(22%) B7(6%) B9(12%) B12(0)

Meatless Meat Balls
2 cups bread crumbs
2 cups cheddar cheese (grind)
1 cup pecans (finely grind)
1 cup walnuts (finely grind)
2 large onions (grind)
Garlic powder
6 teaspoons dried parsley
6 beaten eggs
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup stewed tomatoes or sauce

Combine all the above. Make into balls. Brown in frying pan; then place in casserole. Add diluted tomato sauce. Cover and bake approximately 45 minutes at 350ºF.
Makes about 80 meatballs.
Daily Values.
  • Servings. 4 Balls (174 calories)
  • Protein. 8.493 g (17%)
  • Water. 34 g
  • Carbohydrates. 9.69 g (3%)
  • Fat. 16.79 g (28%)
    » Polyunsaturated Fat. 4.13 g
    » Monounsaturated Fat. 7.38 g
  • Fiber. 1.917 g (8.3%)
  • Cholesterol. 75.5 g (32%)
  • Minerals.
Ca (12%) P (11%) Fe (7%) Mg (9%) Zn (11.5%) Se (15%) Cu (11.6%) Mn (13%) K (4%) Na (18.6%)
  • Vitamins. Betacarotene (18.2)
A(8%) D(14%) E(8%) K(4.5%) C(2%) B1(12%) B2(14%) B3(1%) B5(8.7%) B6(6.86%) B9(2.5%) B12(4.4%)
  Add nutritional yeast to give a salty taste, and increase the amount of vitamin B12 and the rest of the B vitamins
Pepper Pot Soup
2 cups dry lima beans (1 Lb)
10 cups water
10 oz (283 g) fresh spinach, chopped
10 oz (283 g) fresh kale, chopped
1 large, onion diced finely
6 cloves garlic
1 hot pepper (chili or scotch bonnet)
6 stalks scallion
4 TBSP Olive oil
4 TBSP fresh parsley
2 TBSP thyme
4 TBSP Old Bay Seasoning
2 TBSP Garlic salt
1 TBSP Salt
1 TBSP cayenne pepper
1 can coconut milk (16 oz)
1 cup corn
1 cup peas
1 cup sliced carrots
Soak beans overnight. Boil until soft then puree in blender. Add all dry seasonings and olive oil. Grind spinach, garlic, onion and scallion, kale in water until fine. Add to beans and boil. Add coconut milk and boil 10 minutes. Turn off stove. Add corn, peas and carrots.

Makes 12 servings (1.5 cups).
Daily Values.
  • Servings. 1.5 cups (280 calories)
  • Water. 455 ml (24%)
  • Protein. 12.75 g (25.5%)
  • Carbohydrates. 38.05 g (12.6 %)
  • Fat. 10.3 g (15.8%)
    » Polyunsaturated Fat. 1.12 g
    » Monounsaturated Fat. 3.7 g
  • Fiber. 12.65 g (50%)
  • Cholesterol. None
  • Minerals.
Ca(21%) P(27.7%) Fe(39.9%) Mg(34.5%) Zn(15%) Se(15%) Cu(%) Mn(%) K(%) Na(%)
  • Vitamins. Betacarotene (416%)
A(0) D(0%) E(17.4%) K(1581%) C(113%) B1(33.5%) B2(22%) B3(12.5%) B5(12%) B6(33%) B7(2.2%) B9(28%) B12(0)
Cream of Spinach and Broccoli
2 cups dry lima beans (1 Lb)
8 cups water
6 cups broccoli with stems
10 oz (283 g) Spinach, chopped
1 large onion diced
6 cloves garlic
1 hot pepper
2 stalks scallion
4 TBSP Olive oil
4 TBSP fresh parsley
2 TBSP thyme
4 TBSP Old Bay Seasoning
2 TBSP Garlic salt
1 TBSP Salt
1 TBSP cayenne pepper
1 can coconut milk (16 oz)
4 cups whole milk
1 cup corn
1 cup peas
1 cup sliced carrots
Soak beans overnight. Boil until soft then puree in blender. Add all dry seasonings and olive oil. Grind spinach, garlic, onion and scallion, broccoli with stalks in water until fine. Add to beans and boil. Add coconut milk and boil 10 minutes. Turn off stove. Add corn, peas and carrots.
Makes 12 servings (1.5 cups).
Daily Values.
  • Servings. 1.5 cups (320 calories)
  • Water. 443 ml (23%)
  • Protein. 14.82 g (30%)
  • Carbohydrates. 40.64 g (13%)
  • Fat. 12.8 g (20%)
    » Polyunsaturated Fat. 1.178 g
    » Monounsaturated Fat. 4.354 g
  • Fiber. 12.6 g (50%)
  • Cholesterol. 8.33 g
  • Minerals.
Ca(25%) P(40%) Fe(33%) Mg(33%) Zn(17%) Se(20%) Cu(29%) Mn(25%) K(38%) Na(80%)
  • Vitamins. Betacarotene (122%)
A(0) D(0%) E(%) K(%) C(113%) B1(35%) B2(35%) B3(12%) B5(25%) B6(36%) B7(8%) B9(38%) B12(15%)
Bean, Squash, Sweet Potato Soup
1 cup dry lima beans (½ Lb)
10 cups water
4 cups squash with skin (2 lbs)
1 large sweet potato, peeled
1 large onion diced
6 cloves garlic
1 hot pepper
2 stalks scallion, chopped
4 TBSP Olive oil
4 TBSP fresh parsley
2 TBSP Thyme
4 TBSP Old Bay Seasoning
2 TBSP Garlic salt
1 TBSP Salt
1 TBSP cayenne pepper
1 can coconut milk (16 oz)
1 cup corn
1 cup peas
1 cup sliced carrots
Laverna's original recipe
Soak beans overnight. Wash pumpkin and remove seeds and any bruised skin. Boil beans, potato and squash with skin until soft then puree half in blender. Add all dry seasonings and olive oil. Add garlic, onion and scallion. Add coconut milk and boil 10 minutes. Turn off stove. Add corn, peas and carrots.
Makes 12 servings (1.5 cups).
Daily Values.
  • Servings. 1.5 cups (225 calories)
  • Water. 365 ml (19%)
  • Protein. 7.06 g (14%)
  • Carbohydrates. 29.8 g (10%)
  • Fat. 9.85 g (15%)
    » Polyunsaturated Fat. .975 g
    » Monounsaturated Fat. 3.68 g
  • Fiber. 8.77 g (35%)
  • Cholesterol. None
  • Minerals.
Ca(9%) P(17%) Fe(23%) Mg(18%) Zn(8%) Se(10%) Mo(79%) Cu(20%) Mn(20%) K(27%) Na(65%)
  • Vitamins. Betacarotene (178%)
A(21) D(0%) E(8%) K(39%) C(42%) B1(22%) B2(14%) B3(9%) B5(12%) B6(27%) B7(5%) B9(13%) B12(0)

Potato Salad
6 medium potatoes
1 cup steamed green peas
1 cup steamed corn
½ cup carrots, chopped
½ onion, diced
¼ cup whole milk
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon garlic salt
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper


Boil potatoes with salt. Drain. Cut potato into cubes. Add vegetables, milk, oil and spices. Mix ingredients without mashing potato.
Makes 6 servings.
Daily Values.
  • Servings. 1 (383 calories)
  • Water. 209 ml
  • Protein. 8.1g (16%)
  • Carbohydrates. 50.24 (17%)
  • Fat. 17.77 g (30%)
    » Polyunsaturated Fat. 5.83 g
    » Monounsaturated Fat. 8.52 g
  • Fiber. 7.8 g (34%)
  • Cholesterol. 1.042 (34%)
  • Minerals. 10-20%
  • Vitamins.
Beta carotene(63%)
E(30%) K(50%) C(50%)
B6(50%) B vitamins (20-30%)
B9(15%) B12(3%)
Bread Pudding
1 loaf french bread (7 cups)
3-4 cups milk (1 quart)
3 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla
¼ teaspoon nutmeg or allspice
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup raisins
¼ cup walnuts


Cut or tear bread in cubes or small pieces. Boil milk with half of spices and vanilla. Soak bread in milk. Cool. Beat eggs with half of spices and vanilla. Mix eggs with bread.
Bake at 350ºF for 35-45 minutes. Makes 8 servings.
Daily Values.
  • Servings. 1 slice (362.6 calories)
  • Water. 140 g
  • Protein. 11.4 g (23%)
  • Carbohydrates. 59.3 g (20%)
  • Fat. 9.57 g (16%)
    » Polyunsaturated Fat. 2.176 g
    » Monounsaturated Fat. 2.834 g
  • Fiber. 2.699 g (12%)
  • Cholesterol. 92 g (38%)
  • Minerals. 10-25% Se(50%)
  • Vitamins. B Vitamins (10-15%)


Zucchini Bread
1.5 cups white flour
1.5 cups whole wheat flour
1½ teaspoons cinnamon
¾ teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 cup grated zucchini (2 zucchinis)
1 cup grated carrot (2 carrots)
1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
1 grated apple
3 eggs
1½ cups sugar
1 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup raisins
1 cup walnuts, chopped (8 oz)
Slice and grate zucchini and carrots. Drain. Beat eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla until foamy. Stir in zucchini, carrot and pineapple. Combine flour, spices and other dry ingredients. Add slowly to liquid. Add nuts and raisin. Bake at 350ºF for one hour in bread loaf pans.
Makes 2 loaves (16 slices)
Servings. 1 slice (386 calories)
Protein. 8.08g (16.17%)
Fiber. 4.64g (18.6%)
Carbohydrates. 40.732 (13.6%)
Cholesterol. 39.75mg (16%)
Fat. 23.35 (35.9%)
Minerals and Vitamins. 10-25%
  Add crushed almond and brazil nuts to increase vitamin E and selenium. Substitute apple sauce for some sugar.
Spinach Lasagna
8 oz whole wheat lasagna, boiled

2 cups water
6 cloves garlic, crushed
l large onion diced
1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
4 cups diced tomato
4 TBSP olive oil
2 TBSP garlic salt
½ TBSP salt
10 oz spinach, chopped
8 oz Ricotta
8 oz Cottage cheese
8 oz Parmesan
16 oz Mozzarella cheese
* 1 cup peppers (green, red, chili)
* ½ cup zucchini, jalapeno
* Optional. Diced fresh vegetables
Makes 24 servings.
Spinach Filling. Chop spinach and mix with ricotta and cottage cheese and half onion.
Tomato Sauce. Chop onions and garlic. Sautee in oil. Chop parsley. Dice tomatoes and add to onions with water and salt. Cook.
Layer. Cover the bottom of an 8x12 pan with strips of lasagna.
• Spinach and cheese.
• Ricotta cheese
• Tomato sauce and peppers.
• Parmesan cheese.
• Spinach and cheese. Peppers
• Tomato sauce.
• Add layers of lasagna on top.

Bake at 350ºF for 40-45 minutes.
Sprinkle mozarella cheese on top and leave in oven until it melts.
Cut into 4x6 rows in an 8x12 pan.
  • Calories. 268 (12%)
  • Protein. 9.96 g (20%)
  • Water. 131 g
  • Carbohydrates. 17.8 g (6%)
  • Fat. 18.8 g (29%)
    » Polyunsaturated Fat. 3.13 g
    » Monounsaturated Fat. 11.28 g
    » Saturated Fat. 3.52 g (17%)
  • Fiber. 5.76 g (23%)
  • Cholesterol. 6.39 g (2.6%)

  • Minerals.
Ca (41%) P (27%) Fe (24%) Mg (18%) Zn (12%) Se (19%) Cu (16%) Mn (18%) K (16%) Na (27%)

  • Vitamins. Betacarotene (110%)
A(2%) D(0%) E(28%) K(111%) C(50%) B1(21%) B2(11%) B3(8%) B5(9%) B6(24%) B9(12%) B12(5%)
Healthy
Snacks
Fruit and Nuts.
1 oz almonds
1 oz cashews
1 oz brazil nuts
1 cup raisins
1 cup figs

24 whole wheat crackers
Makes 4 servings
  • Calories. 440
  • Protein. 8.2 g (16%)
  • Water. 17.8 g
  • Carbohydrates. 73.6 g (24.5%)
  • Fat. 16.4 g (27%)
    » Polyunsaturated Fat. 4.67 g
    » Monounsaturated Fat. 7.54 g
    » Saturated Fat. 2.9 g (14.7%)
  • Fiber. 9.1 g (40%)
  • Cholesterol. 0
  • Minerals.
About 25% of (Fe, Mg, P, Cu)
  • Vitamins.
About 25% of vitamins, E, K
About 10% of B vitamins. Folate (3%)
Healthy
Snacks
Fruit Salad.
2 apples
1 cantaloupe
1 cup strawberries
1 cup grapes
1 cup raisins
1 cup blueberries *

Makes 4 servings
  • Calories. 206 *226
  • Protein. 2.232 g (4%) *2.5g
  • Water. 185 g *215g
  • Carbohydrates. 53.5 g (18%) *59g
  • Fat. 0.623 g (1%) *.74g
    » Polyunsaturated. 0.217g *.27g
    » Monounsaturated. 0.04g *.05g
    » Saturated . 0.117g (.5%) *.127g
  • Fiber. 5.25 g (23%) *6.1g
  • Cholesterol. 0
* (with blueberries)
  • Minerals.
About 10%
  • Vitamins.
About 10% B vitamins
C(79%) E(16%) K(17% *25%)
Healthy
Snacks
Vegetable Salad.
4 cups chopped lettuce
2 plum tomatoes sliced
1 cup raw spinach
½ cucumber, sliced
½ cup carrot, chopped
½ onion, sliced
1 oz brazil nuts, chopped
Makes 4 servings
  • Calories. 78
  • Protein. 2.3 g (5%)
  • Water. 143 g
  • Carbohydrates. 7.8 g (3%)
  • Fat. 4.94 g (8%)
    » Polyunsaturated Fat. 1.6 g
    » Monounsaturated Fat. 1.77 g
    » Saturated Fat. 1.25 g (6%)
  • Fiber. 2.5 g (11%)
  • Cholesterol. 0
  • Minerals.
10-15% Se(27%)

  • Vitamins.
A(100%) K(118%) C(20%) E(10%)
About 5% of B vitamins
Hiker's Snacks
Trail Mix.
1 cup M&M
1 oz almonds
1 oz cashew
1 oz brazil nuts
1 oz peanuts
1 cup raisins
24 whole wheat crackers
1 cup cheez-it, low salt
1 cup figs
½ cup craisins


Makes 4 servings
  • Calories. 865
  • Protein. 13.75 g (27.5%)
  • Water. 21.7 g
  • Carbohydrates. 134.04 g (45%)
  • Fat. 35.13 g (58.6%)
    » Polyunsaturated Fat. 8.12 g
    » Monounsaturated Fat. 11.35 g
    » Saturated Fat. 11.8 g
  • Fiber. 11.8 g (59%)
  • Cholesterol. 9.5 g (4%)

  • Minerals.
About 25% of (Ca, P, Fe, Cu, Mn)
Mg(50%) Se(288%)
  • Vitamins.
About 25% (B , E, K) C(3.5%)
A(2%) B7(4%) B9(8%) B12(14%)
No cook Hiker's Meal
Tortilla.
1 cup beans, crushed
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 TBSP nutritional yeast
1 whole wheat tortilla
Soak beans until soft.

Couscous.
1 cup spinach couscous
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon garlic salt
1 oz chopped brazil nuts
1 oz raisins
Soak couscous until soft.
No Cooking Grocery List.
  • Crackers, tortilla, taco.
  • Dried Fruit. Raisin, apple, fig
  • Nuts. Almond, walnut, brazil
  • Dehydrated Vegetables.
  • Chocolate Candy. (Fruit, nut)
  • Beans. Split pea, kidney
  • Grain.
    » Oats, grape nuts, couscous
    » Total™ cereal, Kashi™, granola
  • Dried Milk, soy powder.
Fresh Foods.
  • Grow bean sprouts (3-5 days)
Preserves.
  • Cheese food, bean paste
  • Guava paste, jam, jelly
Super
Foods
Low saturated fats. High in some nutrients
  • Protein. Soy, quinoa, lentil
  • Carbohydrates. Grains
  • Monounsaturated Fat. Soy, olive oil, avocado
  • Polyunsaturated Fat. Walnut, soy
    » Omega 3. Flax, chia seed
    » Omega 6. Walnut, soy, olive oil
  • Fiber. Beans, lentil
  • Low Cholesterol. Bean, grain, fruit
  • B Vitamins. Nutritional Yeast
    » Folate. Asparagus, spinach
  • Vitamin D. Mushroom
  • Vitamin E. Almond, spinach, olive oil
  • Vitamin K. Kale, spinach, olive oil
  • Beta carotene. Spinach, kale
  • Vitamin C. Yellow bell, guava, brussels sprout
  • Selenium. Brazil nuts
  • Potassium. Raisin, fig, date,avocado
  • Magnesium. Spinach, soy
  • Calcium. Spinach, soy, kale
  • Iron. Spinach, swiss chard, pumpkin seed
  • Zinc. Oats, Rye
  • Chromium. Broccoli
  • Phosphorous. Soy, lentil, brazil nut
  • Iodine. Kelp
  • Pectin. Apple, grapefruit
  • Best grain. Oats, rye, quinoa
  • Best nut. Almond, brazil nut
  • Best bean. Soy, lentil, kidney
  • Best vegetable. Spinach
  • Best fruit. Guava, red grapes, berries
  • Best food. Soy, spinach, oats, quinoa
I am not a nutritionist. The designation of best foods is my own opinion. This is also based on a vegetarian diet.

Sandwich 2 slices 7 grain bread
1 soy burger
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ cup lettuce
½ cup tomato
¼ cup onion
Fry onion and burger in oil
Calories (418). Protein (11g) Carbohydrates (46g) Fiber (8.4g)
Hot
Oatmeal
1 cup water
½ cup oats
¼ cup raisins
¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Makes one serving
Boil for one minute while stirring.
Calories (417). Protein (14.5g) Carbohydrates (81.9g) Fiber (10.6g)
Cold
Cereal
1 cup soy milk
1 cup Total™ cereal
½ apple
¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Makes one serving
No cooking required
Calories (316). Protein (14.9g) Carbohydrates (47.2g) Fiber (10.2g)

Sample
Menu
8 glasses of water
1 cup soy milk
1 cup Total cereal
1/2 cup raisins
1 oz brazil nuts
2 cups spinach bean soup
Low fat, carbohydrates and calories. 100% or more of all nutrients and essential fatty acids except B12 (50%)
  • Calories. 1333 (61%)
  • Protein. 49.7 g (100%)
  • Water. 2816 g
  • Carbohydrates. 184.8 g (61%)
  • Fat. 46 g (71%)
    » Polyunsaturated Fat. 10.7 g
    » Monounsaturated Fat. 21.2 g
    » Saturated Fat. 7.983 g (38%)
  • Fiber. 38 g (152%)
  • Cholesterol. 0 g (0%)
  • Minerals.
Ca (219%) P (129%) Fe (187%) Mg (123%) Zn (210%) Se (1011%) Cu (123%) Mn (83%) K (2509) Na (571)
  • Vitamins. Betacarotene (443%)
A(13%) D(127%) E(142%) K(654%) C(193%) B1(218%) B2(178%) B3(182%) B5(158%) B6(196%) B9(217%) B12(53%)


Unleavened Bread Recipe (Matzah)
It is bread made from grain and water dough without fermentation. All ingredients are watched after cutting and protected from heat and moisture prior to baking because it is believed that fermentation will begin within 18 minutes of such exposure.
A truly kosher unleavened bread that is used for the seder is made from whole wheat grain, fresh cold spring water (not bottled) prepared within 18 minuted, perforated and baked at very high temperatures 600-800F for 2 to 3 minutes.

Seder Unleavened Bread
Kosher
Matzah
Matzah
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup cool spring water

• Mix and knead.
• Roll out to 1/8 inch thick.
• Bake at 600 ºF, 2 minutes
Seder quality Matzah is made within 18 minutes and baked for 2-3 minutes at 600-800 ºF
Unleavened Bread With Oil
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup cool water
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

• Mix and knead for five minutes.
• Roll out until about 1/8 inch thick.
• Bake 350 ºF oven for 20 minutes.
Oil makes its soft and no oil makes it hard like crackers
Unleavened Bread With Salt
4 cups unbleached flour
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp olive oil (optional)

• Combine the flour and salt.
• Add enough water slowly.
• Knead dough 10 minutes.
• Bake at 500 ºF for 5 minutes
Oil and salt were added to the meal offering, but apparently the bread made for seder had neither.
  • Flour. Use kosher Shemurah flour, whole wheat flour or unbleached flour.
  • Shape. Roll dough out flat to 1/8 inch thick. Cut or mark in 1 to 1/2" squares.
  • Piercing. Pierce the dough with a fork in long rows.
Grape Juice. For your next seder or communion try making your grape juice individually by squeezing the grape into the glass. You will be representing what happened to Christ as our sins squeezed the blood out of Him in Gethsemane.
Holes In The Dough. As your prick the holes into the dough remember that it represents that our sins pierced Him.

Unleavened bread prepared in a rich manner or made with other ingredients are good enough for the seven day feast but not for the seder.
Rich Unleavened Bread (Milk)
3 oz cream cheese
7 Tbsp butter
2 cups + 2 Tbsp flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk

• Soften cream cheese and butter. Mix
• Mix in 1/2 flour with all the salt.
• Blend other flour, alternate with milk.
• Chill 1/2 hour or refrigerate overnight.
• Make loaf 2 1/2 x 5 x 1/4 inch thick
• Pierce top with a fork.
• Bake at 400 ºF for 15 minutes.

Rich Unleavened Bread
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup unbleached white flour
1/2 tsp soda
1 1/2 Tbsp oil
2 1/2 Tbsp honey
1 1/2 cup water

• Mix the dry ingredients.
• Mix in other ingredients
• Bake at 350 ºF for about 12 minutes.
Rich Unleavened Bread (Eggs)
3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp oil or butter
3 large eggs
1/2 cup water or milk

• Combine flour and salt.
• Beat eggs and oil. Add to flour.
• Add milk. Beat for 2-3 minutes.
• Roll out 3 dough 8 inch square
• Bake for 20 minutes at 450 ºF

Rich Unleavened Bread (Honey)
3/4 cup scalded milk
1 egg
1/4 cup honey
2-1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp salt

• Beat egg, milk, honey, butter.
• Add flour gradually and knead.
• Roll to 1/4" thick. Cut and prick
• Bake at 375 ºF, 15-20 minutes.
Rich Unleavened Bread (Milk)
1 cup flour
3 Tbsp sugar
1/3 tsp salt
1/3 cup shortening
2 - 2 1/2 Tbsp milk

• Sift the flour, sugar and salt.
• Cut in shortening.
• Add milk slowly to form dough.
• Roll dough to 1/4" thick.
• Bake at 375 ºF, 15-20 minutes.

Rich Unleavened Bread (Milk)
2 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 stick butter, melted
1/2 cup milk

• Combine flour and melted butter.
• Add milk and knead 30 minutes.
• Mark 1 inch strips. Prick with fork
• Bake at 350 ºF to very light brown

Basic Foods
Protein: Beans, oats, egg
Carbs: Pumpkin, roots, brown rice
Fat: Olive oil, nuts
Vitamins: Spinach, apple, tomato, carrot
Drink: Water

Nutrition for the Poor
In a January 2006 interview a health professional claimed that they do not know why poor people are fat or they are afraid to say what they believe on public television. They assume that we are lazy, buy unhealthy foods because we are either ignorant, make choices based on the best amount of food for the dollar, or because healthy foods are too expensive.
For me it was because fruit, cereal, nuts and sprouts were too expensive.

Healthcare for the Poor
I feel your pain. I cannot afford healthcare either. I dread going outside. I feel like wearing a medical bracelet that says "in case of injury, I do not authorize any health care". That is my health care plan. I cannot afford a single visit to the hospital. The best you can do is preventative medicine. This usually requires good nutrition and a healthy living environment. So you are already at a great disadvantage.
Some Food and Medicine Interaction
FoodMedicine
DairyCalcium blocks iron. antibiotics, tetracycline
Fruit JuiceAntibiotics, penicillin
Grapefruit Cholesterol, thyroid, heart, allergy, psychiatric, contraceptives, estrogen
Orange juiceAntacids with aluminium
Strawberry, raspberryReduces the absorbtion of iron and calcium
Spinach, rhubarb
TurnipThyroid
Alcohol Most drugs
Caffeine, grilled meatAsthma
Vitamin pillsOther drugs
GarlicDiabetes
FiberDigitalis, heart drugs, acetaminophen
HawthornDigoxin
Black licoriceDigoxin, blood pressure
Ginseng, gingerBlood pressure, coumadin
GoldensealBlood pressure, diabetes
Dark, leafy vegetablesVitamin K interferes with blood thinners, coumadin
FeverfewMigraine, imitrex
St John's WortAntidepressants
Alcohol and aged cheeseAntidepressants and MAO inhibiters
Food can interact with medicine in these ways.
Interference. Blocks the effect.
Overdose. Multiplies the effect.
Mimic. Copies the behavior.

If you have been sedentary and fat for a long time it will take a while before your metabolism kicks in.

I have also noticed that when I eat fruit and vegetables that I tend to not eat any more after I am finished with my portion. However, if I buy a box of snack foods, usually crackers, I will eat the whole thing. It appears that for some reason, high salt or fat or the flavors and additives in a food seems to act as a magnet or there is some preservative or chemical that turns off your awareness that you should stop. Or, it could be that with the high concentration of salt, fat or sugar that your body does cry out for "more". But it is more water to dilute the high concentrations. So it is not the case that you cannot stop eating. For me it is that I do not, because I do not realize that I am eating. So I do not buy snack foods and I have learned not to eat snack foods when I am busy doing something else. I eat ice instead.

Your Financial Health
Criminals prey on the poor, helpless and gullible. They target your need and your greed. Scams work through an unfair exchange of wealth. Most of yours for none of theirs. Their skill is in convincing you that you will get most of theirs for a little of yours.

The "Business" of Church
I used to wonder why the church is not run by organized criminals since it is a culture of free flowing money, blind trust and tax breaks. I concluded that a certain type of organized criminal does plant his roots in the church and then proceeds to milk the congregation of all its assets.

These crooks mostly belong to churches where the pastor is the one who determines all financial transactions. There is no accountability to a higher structure. Pastors receive all the money collected. Often family dynasties "own" these churches and it simply becomes a family business. Because they are not spiritual men and women, they eventually lower the importance of the law of God and appeal to self help concepts. The "prosperity ministries" are like this.

Celestial Stock Exchange: Investing in Blessings
Only a fool waits for pennies from heaven. The faithful should expect more. That is the message today. The least subtle ones insist that you must plant a "seed" before God will respond with a harvest. Many gullible poor people are so blinded that they see nothing wrong with a pastor who has ten luxury cars, a private jet, mansions and who uses the most expensive and luxurious accommodations. They are waiting for God to pour out this sort of blessing on them so they pour in more "seed money" to these crooks. You are trying to buy God's attention.
The most subtle ones become pastors of megachurches and television ministries. They have become the masters of psychological warfare. They just practise their craft on a specific market, the spiritual flock. If the pastor spends more time trying to get your money or trying to feed your ego, he or she is not doing the will of God. If the message is predominantly a message of wealth and success and is not balanced with a message of warning or repentance, then the pastor is a blind guide.

Your Valuables
If they are not after your money directly, then they are trying to get your valuable information.
Your Valuables How it is Used Promised Wealth
Money Untraceable cash, free money • More money
• Quick cash
• Valuable cargo
• Valuable property
• Gems, jewels
• Golden opportunity
• Wealth
Financial Information Used to charge products on your account and open new accounts that may be sent to a different address
Credit card number
Debit card number
Checking Account Number Used to create and write checks against your account. They can print higher numbers so that it takes over a month before the theft is noticed.
Check It has all your checking information and can be used to create and write checks. Also, the original amount can be washed off and rewritten for a higher amount on a check that has your signature.
Write all checks with ball point pens.
Personal Identification Government identification (driver's license, welfare, social security, national health cards) and financial identification are used to open credit in your name
Social Security Number
Telephone Used to charge calls to your account
Garbage Used to find financial and personal identification information.
Keys Rob your home or automobile. A valet parking attendant copied the house keys and went to the home.
Keep keys separate or give only the car keys to the attendant.
Special service
GPS and Garage Door Openers Rob your home. A stolen automobile can lead a car back to "Home" where the garage door opener will give access to your house.
Remove the GPS "Home" setting or set it to your local police station
Special service
Children Child prostitution or child pornography or child rape Education, fun
Your good name Your position of trust is used to lure others who will ignore the usual warning signs and basic questions. Your church, friends, family
You People are lured into forced prostitution or are photographed in intimate situations or private moments. The pictures are sold as pornography Job, marriage, fun

The scams work with you because you think that you have nothing of value or that you can get a large return for little or no investment. But you have something of value and thieves only need to work for a few hours or days with the information they get.
Before you go after that incredible blessing from God remember the following:

Christian Schemes
Scams are occurring in Christian churches and they work because the church has a built in set of values that makes them gullible and easy targets for unsound reasoning. Most Christian frauds are based on a few basic scams.

Then God said, See I have given you every plant yielding seed ... and every tree which had fruit yielding seed. It shall be food for you. Genesis 1: 29 Time: 300 minutes
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Read several articles and see a doctor before taking any advice.
http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/etext/000020.html - Food and Nutrition Information Center
Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page, http://www.ars.usda.gov/ba/bhnrc/ndl
http://www.ntwrks.com/~mikev/chart1.html - Nutrient, Calorie and Fat chart
http://www.thefruitpages.com/
Charting our Health. URL: http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~kel/LG2/
Antioxidants. URL: http://alternative-medicine-and-health.com/antioxidants/antioxidants-list.htm
Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of Selected Foods - 2007 URL: http://www.ars.usda.gov/nutrientdata
Phytochemicals. URL: http://www.tonytantillo.com/reference/phyto.html
Crimes of Persuasion. Schemes, Scams and Frauds. http://www.crimes-of-persuasion.com
Eight Principles of Health. By Ellen G. White. Ministry of Healing page 127. Medical Ministry pages 223-224. Counsel on Diets and Foods
Walk the Weight off. URL: http://www.weightlossresources.co.uk/exercise/plans/walking_fitness.htm
Burning Calories from Exercise. URL: http://www.coolnurse.com/calories_burned.htm
Healthy living for a busy family. Dr. George Grant.
Natural Household Cleaners. URL: http://www.frugalfun.com/cleansers.html
Household Hazardous waste. URL: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dshm/redrecy/hhw1.htm
http://www.saynotogmos.org/
DIET PILLS. URL: http://diet.ivillage.com/plans/ppills/0,,j4b7-2,00.html
Kosher and Kashrus. URL: http://www.jewfaq.org/kashrut.htm
Unleavened Bread. http://www.haydid.org
Fast Food Calories URL: http://www.shapefit.com/fastfood.html and www.calorieking.com/
Carbohydrates - Chemical Structure. Antonio Zamora. URL: http://www.scientificpsychic.com/fitness/carbohydrates.html