Monday, February 6, 2012

Water or Coke? Its a no brainer I know!!

This article has been circulating email boxes for a while now...you know one of those fact emails you send to your friends and loved ones, then pass it on to 10 people who you truly care about. 
But still it is food for thought......

Water or Coke? 
I could not believe this.....  Very interesting

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WATER 


#1.   75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. 
 
(Likely applies to half the world population)
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#2.     In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak
that it is mistaken for hunger.
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#3.    Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as 3%. 
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#4.   One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs 
   
for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of
Washington study.
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#5.     Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
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#6.    Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of 
    
 water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain
for up to 80% of sufferers.
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#7.    A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term 
     
memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on
the computer screen or on a printed page.
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#8..   Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of 
  
 colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast
cancer by 79%., and one is 50% less likely to develop
bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water
you should drink every day?
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COKE


#1.    In many states the highway patrol carries 
     
two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from
the highway after a car accident. 
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#2.     You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke
and it will be gone in two days. 
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#3.    To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the 
   toilet bowl
 and let the 'real thing' sit for one hour,
then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes
stains from vitreous china. 
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#4.    To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: 
     
Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds
Wrap aluminium foil dipped in Coca-Cola. 
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#5.    To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour 
    
a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble
away the corrosion. 
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#6.   To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola
to the rusted bolt for several minutes. 
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#7.    To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into 
 
the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminium foil, and bake.
Thirty minutes before ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix
with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy. 
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#8...   To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke 
 
into the load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run 
through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen
grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your
windshield. 
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FOR YOUR INFORMATION:

#1     the active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid.
It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric
acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major
contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis.

#2.   To carry Coca-Cola syrup! (the concentrate) the
commercial trucks must use a hazardous Material place
cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.

#3.    The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean
engines of the trucks for about 20 years!
   Now the question is, would you like a glass of water? 
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or Coke? 

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Friday, January 27, 2012

10 scary reasons to label GMOs:

Would you run the risk of eating toxins if it caused cancer, I doubt it! These 10 reasons will make you put your fork down. How are we to know what is in our food if its not labelled?

#1 Monsanto's Bt-toxin, in its Bt-producing GMO corn and cotton (used in food in the form of cottonseed oil), was found by Canadian doctors in the blood of 93% of pregnant women and 80% of the umbilical blood of their babies.

#2 The authors of the Canadian study conclude that the women and their babies were exposed to Monsanto's GMO Bt-toxin through a "normal" non-organic Canadian diet, including non-organic (so-called "natural" and "conventional") meat, egg, and dairy products from animals fed Bt corn.

#3 Monsanto's GMO "Bt" corn and cotton plants are engineered to produce a insecticide in every cell of the plant that kills insects by breaking open their stomachs.

#4 Mice fed Monsanto's Bt corn had elevated levels of immune system substances that are also higher in humans who suffer  from rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, cancer, allergies, Lou Gehrig's disease, autoimmune  disease, and colitis.

#5 Young mice in the same study had elevated T-cells, which are increased in people with asthma, and in children with food allergies, juvenile arthritis, and connective tissue diseases.

#6 Monsanto's GMO Bt-toxin has properties of known  allergens - it actually fails the World Health Organization's allergen screening tests.

#7 Monsanto's GMO Bt-toxin has been found to bind with the small intestines in mice and with intestinal tissue in rhesus monkeys.

#8 In addition to its GMO "Bt" crops which are  engineered to produce insecticide, Monsanto also produces GMO "RoundUp  Ready" crops, engineered with a bacterial DNA that allows it to survive  otherwise deadly doses of its herbicide RoundUp.

#9 In the only human feeding study ever published on GMOs, Monsanto's GMO "RoundUp Ready" soybeans were found to transfer Monsanto's "RoundUp Ready" DNA to the bacteria living inside human intestines.

#10 According to Jeffrey Smith of the Institute for  Responsible Technology, the transfer of Monsanto's GMO Bt DNA to human digestive bacteria could create a "living pesticide factory" that could be responsible for the "increase in gastrointestinal problems, autoimmune diseases, food allergies, and childhood learning disorders -  since 1996 when Bt crops came on the market."

Making a difference with one voice...

An email I recieved today from the Organic Consumers group. A wonderful organization that I support through advocacy and making some noise!! Sure this probably went out to hundreds of people on their list, but still I did my part and its making a difference! Bring labeling to GMO foods...I want to know what I'm eating!
You can help too...please make your own noise!
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Hi Julia!

Thank you for responding to my urgent alert asking for your help to win our right to know about genetically engineered food in Washington State! (Want to learn why we need GMO labels? Scroll down to read ten scary reasons.)

I was thrilled to read in the AP article, "Some Wash. wheat farmers throw support behind required labeling of genetically modified foods,"(published here in D.C. in the Washington Post and across the country in 152 different news outlets!) that the hearings were "packed!"

You all made national news! Not only in the AP, but also:

Food Safety News
: Calls for GMO Labeling Keep Cropping Up

There are also lots of great stories that ran locally around Washington State:

Seattle, WA
(KOMO 4 TV): Lawmakers take up issue of genetically-altered foods

Seattle, WA
(PubliCola): Bill Would Require Labeling of GMOs

Sequim, WA
: Sequim woman to testify in favor of genetically engineered food labeling

Spokane, WA
: Bill Proposed To Label Genetically Modified Food

The Senate bill to label GMOs, SB 6298, had a public hearing in the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Water & Rural Economic Development at 10:00 AM on Thursday, January 26, 2012. Click here to watch the hearing.

The House bill, HB 2637, had a public hearing in the House Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources at 8:00 AM on Friday, January 27, 2012. Click here to watch the hearing.

So far, of the 12,000 Organic Consumers Fund supporters in WA, 936 of you have written your state representatives, 555 have written your senators, 42 have called your reps, and 23 have called your senators.

There have been no votes yet! We need your help to get these bills passed! Plese take action:

    1.    Write your state reps to ask them to support the bills.
    2.    Write your state senators to ask them to support SB 6298.
    3.    Call your state reps to ask them to support HB 2637.
    4.    Call your state senators to ask them to support SB 6298.
    5.    Donate to the Organic Consumers Fund so we can reimburse the travel costs of supporters who couldn't otherwise have attended the hearings.
    6.    Learn more and get involved at GMOFreeWashington.com.

Getting tough questions from your reps about SB 6298/ HB 2637? Click here for the FAQ.

Learn More About the Health Dangers of GMOs

Thanks!

Alexis

Alexis Baden-Mayer

Organic Consumers Fund

alexis@organicconsumers.org

Friday, April 23, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

High Fructose Corn Syrup

Yes I am on a bit of a HFCS rant today! Got to love youtube for getting facts across. Especially if they are delivered by reputable persons!!

Alan Watt - Study Finds High-Fructose Corn Syrup Contains Mercury