November / December 2018 Newsletter
One of the world’s most common herbicides, glyphosate, the main chemical in “Roundup," is present in just about everything. I have written about it often, but I am still determined to give you information that will get you to make better choices. For example, do you believe that cotton is sterile or feminine hygiene products are clean? They aren’t. Would you say that the processed, “gas station” food, is toxic? You're correct. Not only is this herbicide, glyphosate, on all our crops like cotton, but it is present at varying levels in almost every single processed food product you can think of. Even supposedly natural products are often found to be contaminated with it. A farmer with the intent to grow organically could innocently obtain a property, not realizing it had already been contaminated with glyphosate. The minerals and vitamins naturally present in our soil have been depleted long ago. This has lead to what some people believe is a catastrophic, collective potassium deficiency-- a vital electrolyte necessary for healthy brain and muscle function.
List of Foods that Have Tested Positive for Monsanto’s Carcinogenic Glyphosate:
(2013) : Maize grain; Soybeans; Soybean fodder; Cotton seed; Sorghum; Barley straw and fodder; Grass hay; Lentils; Sweetcorn; Sugar beets and many more!
BREAKFAST CEREALS: (2016) Kellog’s Special K & Frosted Flakes; General Mills: Honey Nut & Original Cheerios, Wheaties,Trix; Annie's Gluten Free Bunny Cookies Cocoa & Vanilla; Cheez-It: Original & Whole Grain; Kashi: Soft Bake Cookies, Oatmeal, Dark Chocolate & Organic Promise; Nabisco: Ritz & Triscuit Crackers, All Oreo Products; Frito-Lay: Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips; Lay’s Kettle Cooked Original; Doritos: Cool Ranch; Fritos: Original 100% Whole Grain; Pepperidge Farm: Goldfish Products; Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies; Oatmeal Cookies Gluten Free; 365 Organic Golden Round Crackers; Back to Nature: Crispy Cheddar Crackers and many more! BREAKFAST CEREALS: (2018) Quaker: Simply Granola Oats, Honey, Raisins & Almonds, Dinosaur Eggs, Brown Sugar, Instant Oatmeal, Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola bar, Steel Cut Oats & Old Fashioned Oats; Back to Nature: Banana Walnut Granola Clusters & Classic Granola; KIND: Vanilla, Blueberry Clusters with Flax Seeds, Oats & Honey with Toasted Coconut; Instant Oats; Granola; Nature’s Path: Organic Honey Almond granola & Organic Old Fashioned Organic Oats; Giant: Instant Oatmeal; Simple Truth: Organic Instant Oatmeal & Original; Great Value: Original Instant Oatmeal; Umpqua Oats: Maple Peca; Kashi: Heart to Heart Organic Honey Toasted cereal; Gen. Mills: Cheerios, Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal, Lucky Charms; Barbara’s: Multigrain Spoonfuls Original; Kellogg’s: Cracklin’ Oat Bran Cereal & Nutrigrain Soft Baked Breakfast Bars, Strawberry; Cascadian Farm: Organic Harvest Berry Granola bar; Nature Valley: Crunchy Granola Bars, Oats ‘n Honey & Granola Protein Oats ‘n Honey; Bob’s Red Mill: Steel Cut Oats & Organic Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (4 samples tested); Whole Oats; and many more! ORANGE JUICE BRANDS: (2017) Minute Maid; Tropicana; Kirkland; Stater Bros.; Signature Farms
MISCELLANEOUS: Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream; Women’s Feminine Hygiene Products; Most Vaccines; Human Urine samples
This is just a sampling to get across to you how important it is to make a different choice. If you buy these products and products like them, you are giving your blessing and support for companies to undermine your health and even affect the extent of your life.
Food is medicine, plain and simple. If our food is sick (filled with chemicals, additives, artificial ingredients, and/or carcinogens), then collectively we as a country are going to be sick, as well. I have mentioned this before but,
one of the most insidious food additives are "Added FLAVORS." You’ll see them on the label like “Natural Flavors”... “Artificial Flavors”... etc. The processed food industry adds flavors to almost EVERYTHING.
I bet if you go to your kitchen cabinet right now and pick up the first food package you see, you’ll find the word “flavor” somewhere on the ingredient list. Am I right? When a food is pumped full of preservatives, and then shipped across the country to sit on a shelf for months, it loses flavor. That’s why there is a multi-billion dollar flavor industry dedicated to creating chemicals that make all that processed food taste like… well… real food.
Not only do these flavors make fake food taste real, they also give it a special kick that keeps you coming back for more. The natural and artificial chemicals that flavor everything are contributing to what David Kessler (former head of the FDA) calls a “food carnival” in your mouth. It becomes an inability to stop eating, because the flavors they have synthesized trick your mind into wanting more and more (also known as excitotoxins). Why do Americans eat more calories than any other industrialized nation? It’s not because we have more money or are more hungry. It’s because our food supply is chemically produced and enhanced with these “flavors” and they are EVERYWHERE and we are being TARGETED.
The agenda is to get you addicted, so that you crave more and more, searching continuously for gratification – which in turn, fills Big Food Company's pockets. You’d like to think that “natural apple flavor” is a juice extracted from an apple and inserted into the food source. Nope. That "natural apple flavor” is a preserved and stabilized additive with many more agents added to help it mix well into a product. This is why flavors can contain upwards of 100 ingredients like propylene glycol, polysorbate 80, BHT, BHA… all considered “incidental additives” not required to be labeled by the FDA. The FDA doesn’t require companies to tell you what is in the flavors they use. It’s a complete mystery ingredient. The fox is guarding the hen house. You see, a governmental or independent agency does not approve or oversee the safety of the food flavors. Instead, a flavor industry trade group, the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA), has assembled their own “independent” panel of scientists who review and approve new flavors as Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS). The fact that this panel is assembled and paid for by a flavor company trade group is concerning to say the least, don’t you think?
There are some stark differences between artificial flavors, natural flavors, natural strawberry flavors, organic raspberry flavors, natural essences, organic extracts, etc… It can get very confusing. And while these are all largely the same, some of the flavors added to food are better or worse than others.
Some chemicals used to make flavors, like Diacetyl (which is used to make buttery flavor), are highly dangerous for those that work around them… but we are supposed to eat them and be okay? Consumers want to know what’s in these flavors and what research has been done proving their safety, but we have gotten no answers.
1. Artificial Flavors-flat out PASS on foods stating this!
2. Artificial X--same thing
3. Natural Flavors: take at your own risk. Pretty much the same as Artificial with emulsifiers, preservatives, solvents and so forth, claiming they are using real plants and fruits, (which are actually the smallest ingredient).
4. Organic Natural Flavor-is required to prohibit radiation, GMO, synthetics, preservatives and sewage sludge. However, purchase products that actually state Non GMO, on their label, whenever possible.
5. Natural Flavors --in a "USDA Certified Organic," or "Made with Organics," product. These flavors will not be organic and there may be additives, but shouldn't contain solvents, GMO, and/or preservatives.
We've got an overeating problem in America. If you look at portion sizes over the years, they've gotten much bigger. And so have we...
Now, we usually consider overeating a problem for our waistlines and our hearts, but, as it turns out, overeating might be just as bad for your head.
According to research, overeating may be linked to developing memory loss as we age. And the root? Inflammation. New studies in mice showed a diet lower in calories helped prevent brain inflammation. Calories in was the ticket and not calories burned. You can't jog away a pizza. At least, not when it comes to your head. Memory impairment is related to inflammation in the brain, which is caused by, it seems, too much food. Another study showed that cutting down on calories cuts down on a particular acid in the body. This acid blocks brain chemicals needed for faster learning and brain activity. Less of this acid means more of the brain chemicals that boost learning. Other studies have shown that lower calorie diets can extend a lifespan by years. Our mood is affected by neurotransmitters (chemical messengers in the brain), and food has a great ability to replenish or deplete those neurotransmitters.Some foods we can view as medicine as they help to build and balance the brain and positively affect our brain’s neurotransmitters in a lasting way. Eating 70% Raw cacao is good for the brain and is the best form of chocolate. Omega-3s such as flaxseed, walnuts, chia seeds, Organic lean chicken and turkey breast, Raw Brazil nuts, Curcumin, Avocado, Organic strawberries, blueberries, and spinach are brain foods. Mixed raw nuts and seeds, pasture-raised free range eggs and grass-fed beef is also recommended.
I enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, but you need to make sure you don't eat like it's the holidays too often. It's only logical. Think about the way you feel after a huge meal-- sleepy, lethargic, and groggy; not the best state for learning and brain activity, right? Now, you don't have to go hungry to stay fit and sharp. There are plenty of nutrient-dense, satisfying, and lower calorie foods, especially fruits and veggies. How much food do you really need in a day? Don't eat fake food like lo-cal this and lo-cal that. Eat quality, healthy, real food calories! And, of course, stay hydrated. Hydration is a biggie. You're often thirsty when you think you're hungry. Proper hydration will also cut down on mindless eating. Try it, you will find you can do very well with less food. Staying sharp is key to feeling alive. No cookie or processed food is worth that tradeoff.
Wait 'til you start using our new Energizing Life Force Gel !!! We have found so many uses for it over the last few months of testing. We are soooooo excited to introduce it to you. Personally, I just had to have some stitches in my face. My left eye and cheek bruised severely and lots of swelling and itching with the stitches. Instead of using Vaseline recommended by the doctor, (why would I use something that is made from petroleum???) I reached for the Life Force Gel. In 4 days, my eye was open and clear, the bruising and swelling was gone, along with the itching. And I am a happy girl. My mother had severe skin issues which were completely healed with the Gel in a matter of weeks. One really aggressive area was addressed with our other new product (announced below for December that is the sister to this product). Instead of her problem resisting for months, the product below took care of it in days!!! The Energizing Life Force Gel has amazing testimonies. It can be used for energy, balance, sleep, anxiety, age spots, wrinkles, pain, burns, pulled muscles, very sensitive or reactive skin, neuropathy, skin issues, stress, joints, and nerve pain. I also use it in the morning when I feel groggy just waking up. I put the Gel on my forehead, temples, shoulders and neck and I immediately feel alert and "on-line." The effect is gentle and pleasing as it gets me ready for the day. So how does it work? This product, of course, falls in line with our Technology, in that it is infused with frequency and sound-infused information. It has a high vibration that is calming, uplifting and comforting. In our testimonies, we have several doctors sharing their experiences with their patients, for both the Gel and the sister product to follow. This product retails for $59.95, but as an Introductory Offer, we would like to offer you a 20% discount of $47.95. It is a 5 ounce jar which should last you about a month. I could tell you many other things it does, but I prefer you discovering them on your own!
WE LOVE TO PRESENT SATEEN FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON!!
It makes a wonderful gift for either a man or woman and is really a gift of love. Sateen is such a great dependable product for the skin and keeps us looking young and healthy. We all use Sateen on our face to absorb deep into the epidermus, softening and nourishing our skin. But, now we add a thin layer of the Energizing Life Force Gel on top of the Sateen! What this does is seal the Sateen in! And the Gel creates a glow to the skin as it dries quickly leaving a smooth and translucent sheen. We really enjoy the feed back we get from our products, knowing we are offering products that fulfill their promise. We all have to be selective these days and choose what serves us best. We would like to think that after 30 years (65% of you have been with us since we first opened our doors), we are all walking, talking examples of good health, vitality, looking and feeling years younger than our ages! Our whole beauty regime can be replaced with one product-- Sateen. And, for men, rid yourself of toxic, drying, after-shave products with Sateen offering softer, more attractive skin by far! Sateen can be used for healing as well as a lubricant. BUY 2 GET 1 FREE Retails $34.95
We all know how important enzymes are today. And with the holidays upon us, if you aren't stocked up on your enzymes, your body will challenge you over the next 2 months with all that additional holiday food. Make sure you keep things working in your gut by taking advantage of our Enzyme specials. Digestive Enzymes are perfect for those who just want to get help breaking down the food in the stomach (cardiac) and moving out toxins. In November, we are offering BUY 2 GET 1 FREE Retails: $79.95
We are introducing the sister product to the Energizing Gel above. This is our NEW Kaolin Clay Powder. We have carried a Powder in the past, which we enjoyed, but this new formula has far more attributes that enhance your well-being in many truly amazing ways. It is infused with techhnology that can increase and strengthen your field which, in turn, fortifies your body, making you less susceptible to a weakened immune system. The Powder is used both internally and externally. It may help with energy, stamina, immunity, concentration, rashes, insect bites, skin issues like eczema or aggressive chronic rashes, wounds, spider or animal bites, ringworm and shingles, better sleep. It can be added to the bath tub to soothe the body of aches, pains or skin issues. It can be used as an energetic, detoxifying, facemask, leaving your skin soft and clear. Use for a foot bath to detox your body gently. It can be used as a tooth whitener. As with the Gel above, it can be used on animals. It can calm them, be taken internally, help their skin and coats, packed into a wound, & used in their bedding. When you take it internally, you only need about 1/2 tsp. a day.
Testimonies: "My wife was given some of the Energizing Gel from her doctor. However, I was skeptical and referred to it as Hokey Pokey. At the time I had 2 herniated discs in my back. My doctor and surgeon went over the different procedures I could do. About 3 weeks later my back went out and I was on my knees in excruciating pain. My wife heard me and asked, "Would you like to try my Hokey Pokey Gel now?” I told her I would try anything at that point. She applied it to my lower back. I’m not kidding here, but in 15 seconds I was back on my feet, and in 3 minutes I was so elated I was dancing a jig." R Buchner.
"In twenty years of practice I have never seen anything come close to what I have seen with the Clay Powder and Energizing Gel.... These products work dramatically and quickly, even with some very severe and chronic problems." D Mantel M.D.
Retails at $59.95. As an Introductory Offer, we would like to offer you a 20% discount of $47.95. It is a 5 ounce jar which should last you about a month. We really feel the Gel and Clay will be two of your favorite Forever Products.
We know how important Liyfzymes have become to you all and we have wanted to offer them to you this month as our special. We wish we could be more generous. However, based on retail of $95.00, BUY 2 and GET the 3rd one for $50.00-- is still a savings of $45.00! This is such an important product and is incredible for anyone who has ANY health issues, as it is our Therapeutic Enzyme. With 16 different enzymes perfectly blended, the body responds with gratitude and the results are outstanding. This enzyme product not only breaks down the food in your stomach, but it helps to clean the blood, correct problem areas, help with elimination, and relieve acid reflux.
Don't forget to ask us in December what else we came up with for additional specials this month!!