What yogurt should I be eating?

Sep 06

What yogurt should I really be eating?  Unfortunately, this isn’t an easy question to answer.  This post will cut through all of the confusion for you.  When you are asking this question there are things that you should want to avoid, I’ve compiled a list below.  If you’re like me and you want to know the research, it’s all there and detailed in previous posts that I refer to.  If you’re pressed for time (like most of us are) and simply want to get to the link of how each yogurt graded out, it’s provided toward the bottom. 1. High Fructose Corn Syrup.  You’ll want your family to steer clear of this one for all of the reasons outlined in my January 31st blog post entitled “Downfalls of High Fructose Corn Syrup”.  Link here 2. Aspartame.  All of the terrible side effects of this poisonous ingredient which is also found in most gum and nearly every diet soda can be found in my February 7th blog post entitled “Aspartame, how it was approved and what it does.”  Link here 3. Artificial Colors.  The downfalls of this ever present ingredient in our food supply can be found in my February 2nd blog post entitled “Six ingredients to stay away from”.  Link here 4. GMO Ingredients.  GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism.  Consuming these can compromise your immune system, break down your digestive process, damage your DNA and a host of other ramifications.  I cover this in more detail in my April 9th blog post entitled “Consequences of the Monsanto Act passing.”  Link here 5. Milk Protein Concentrate.  MPCs are created by putting milk through an filtration process that strips smaller molecules to create a dry product that is forty percent protein or more. This is much easier and cheaper to ship but lacks the nutrients of unprocessed dairy products. 6. GM Feed for Cows.  This is when the milk used in the making of the yogurt is from cows that are fed GM (Genetically Modified) feed .  Meat or milk from animals that are fed these transfers to us when we consume it. I had crossed off all of these criteria when it came to choosing our yogurt except for...

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Sep 01

It’s been a long time coming for me to get back to blogging on ways to keep you and your family healthy! With the summer behind us, it’s time to get back to sharing with everyone.  It’s been a challenging summer for us to say the least, which is why it’s been a while since posting.  For those of you who follow this blog, the main motivation for starting it was my wife’s breast cancer diagnosis last fall.  Well, our family was hit again this summer when my youngest son Kyle (14) was diagnosed with a brain tumor this summer.  It was crushing for us to say the least, and our lives will never be the same as a result.  He has recently started chemo, but has also started high school and is not only playing soccer for the freshman team, but was named team captain as well.  His attitude has been amazing, and it has positively impacted everyone that he comes in contact with who knows his story.  My wife Deb’s breast cancer recently took a turn for the worse when the cells migrated to her lymphatic ducts.  We had to switch gears (and oncologists) to start with a new plan of action to defeat her cancer and move forward.   Going through this experience has changed me completely, and my only focus now is to learn everything that I can about this dreaded disease to cure my family in the least invasive and most successful way possible, while sharing what I know with everyone that I can.  Along with our challenges, we have heard too many other families facing similar issues.  When I recently heard about a 17 year old girl having to face a double mastectomy, I was crushed.  It simply doesn’t have to be this way if we educate ourselves more about the causes. I have learned so much about cancer over the last year, and want everyone to know that we can turn the tide against the rise in cancer.  But if you or someone you know gets it, it doesn’t have to be a death sentence if you simply understand the causes, what to do (and not to do) if you do get...

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