On Natural Health News, A woman has recently died at the age of 30 with no apparent causes except that she was on a steady diet of 8 liters of Coca-cola a day. Also she was a 30-a-day smoker as well. Coca-cola is now being considered the cause of her death. She suffered from an extreme lack of potassium which coca-cola is known to strip from the body. Her liver was also extremely damaged from excessive soda intake. This all resulted to a heart-attack for this poor woman.
Her partner said she was so addicted she would keep a bottle next to her bed and drink it as soon as she woke up.
At the rate of 8 liters a day, that equals over 400 grams of sugar (really, high-fructose corn syrup, which is way worse) or just about one pound.
Also she drank the caffeine equivalent of 12 espressos. You can read the whole article here
The article linked here, is a scary example of how some government people are trying to stop people from getting healthy. This blogger is being warned of possible jail time because he writes about his experience while on the paleo-diet, the so-called caveman diet. The diet is pretty much everything except carbs. Fish, meat, nuts, veggies, fruits and natural oils. Nothing processed and minimal carbs. High in protein and healthy fats (like omega 3).
He actually reversed his diabetes with this diet.
Because of this, he is telling everyone who reads his blog that drugs are not necessary for treating diabetes. And is that a good reason for the government to go after him?
That’s why this is the perfect time to find some new grains to incorporate into your diet. The truth is, wheat today is a far different thing than it was in the past. With all the corporate modifications, the common wheat is being linked to gluten sensitivities in people because it is something that the human body is not familiar to so it is therefore rejecting it just like the body does for other foreign substances.
I encourage you to go to the Latin American markets and try some new grains that are not usually found in our western supermarkets. Also try the Indian grocers or the Middle Eastern stores as well. Try the Middle Eastern grain FreekehYou will be presently surprised by these different grains.
Here is a list of common and uncommon grains with some info about them. Also look at the Pseudocereals that are not technically grains but are nonetheless grain tasting and healthy. They have no gluten so they are a great substitute for wheat.
A startling look at the reduction of biodiversity today compared to less than a hundred years ago. The result of selective breeding for maximum yields and corporate influences on small American farmers to buy mass-produced seeds. The bottom line is to buy local and encourage your farmers to grown less common varieties. This also protects our food supply by reducing the effects if one species becomes infected by fungus or pests. The uninfected species will insure us with enough food in the event of that a species is wiped out. It will also prevent pests and fungus from growing out of control. You know the saying; don’t put all your eggs in the same basket definitely applies here.