Monthly Archives: November 2017

Food and Health

Ingredients must of course be of the best quality: we do not use canned food, pre-packed food or frozen food, we only buy fresh food that we can prepare ourselves, and if possible organic or at least pesticide free.

This way we wont burden our liver, as the liver is the main organ for detox, and we know, our liver does already do a lot of overtime.

But the 2 best ingredients are creativity and experience, so we should experiment a lot:

if you are not an experienced or trained cook, start with simple things that cannot go wrong (pickling the traditional way is a good example, try the pumpkin pickles recipe on my web site, just delicious),

I often see cooking programs on TV and then change the ingredients that I do not like (meat, diary, eggs, sugar, MSG) with products that I like, and of course it will not always work the way I planned, but with every mistake I make, I learn a valuable lesson.

For the last 33 years, food is been my only medicine and when a doctor looks at my live blood analysis, he always agrees that I am much younger than my age; this means I eat following the order of the Universe and I am living The Great Life.

When I was young I had a weak constitution ( way too much sugar), I had epilepsy and was frequently ill, but I changed my life style at 22 and since then I an healthy and happy, I do not depend on doctors and drugs anymore, in other words, I am my own doctor and this gives me a fantastic feeling of freedom.

Addiction To Food And Your Health

When things like addiction to food and health are brought up, most people simply work with concepts like healthy eating habits and exercise, but often, it goes beyond that.

Food addiction is a serious issue that merits discussion in its own right. It is a problem that affects not only the person who has it, but also their friends and family.

Essentially, the problem of food addiction is one that combines a food craving with a food allergy. When a person has this condition, they are drawn to a certain food and when they are unable to have it, they experience symptoms that are not unlike withdrawal.

Food addiction can be indicated by a number of different things. One of the most notable symptoms of having a food addiction is having a constant craving for a certain type of food and no matter how often that food is consumed, always wanting more.

Whether the food is ice cream or potatoes, the food addiction results in a craving that turns out to be quite harmful. This disorder affects an estimated one-third of Americans, and is coming to be seen as the pervasive, damaging issue that it is.

While the cravings are the first sign that a food addiction may be present, there are several other hints that this disorder may be at work.

Symptoms of food addiction include migraines, arthritis, fatigue and various mental issues. Because nutrition so closely affects the workings of the brain, there are a host of problems, from mood swings to schizophrenia. Because food addiction can lead to uncontrolled binging on specific foods, it can also lead to obesity.

An untreated food addiction can have many different consequences, none of them positive.

Besides experiencing the health issues mentioned above, people who have a food addiction often feel guilty and ashamed about their condition. They feel as if they should have better control of themselves and that by succumbing to something that they think of as a whim, they are proving themselves weak.

Moreover, society has many stereotypes and misconceptions about the obese, stereotypes that those suffering from food addiction might buy into; they may feel sloppy, lazy and undedicated, unaware that there is a physical, chemical component to something that they dismiss as a psychological weakness.

Moreover, there are the effects that food addiction can have on the sufferer’s family. Because people who suffer from a food addiction that is coupled with a food allergy are often subject to things like mood swings and migraines, it can make living with them difficult.

During a withdrawal phase, the sufferer might be irrationally angry and temperamental with the people that they love.

Another thing to remember is that food addiction can have a genetic component. If you have a food addiction, there is a chance that you might pass it on to your children, either in terms of the cravings you experience or the behaviors that you fall into.

Addiction to food and health and everything that it entails is an important topic to think about; issues like these need to be dealt with as soon as you are aware of them!

Fast Food and Health Care Taxes

Did you know that 30% of all franchised outlets in 1977 were food franchises? That’s interesting that one-third of all franchises in the United States are food related, and a good many of them are fast food. Why fast food you ask? It’s simple, we live in a fast paced society with cars and roads, and people get hungry along the way and want to stop and get something to eat really quick, and then move on.

Not long ago, the state of New York wanted to pass a tax on all fast food, because of the health risks, and the increase of obesity factor that these QSRs (quick service restaurants) supposedly caused, which will inevitably drive up health care costs if everyone gets diabetes. The United States Congress liked this rule, and they are proposing regulations and taxation’s on fast food restaurants as well.

This will severely hurt the franchising industry, and there are more than 250,000 fast food restaurants in the United States. Each one of them probably hires between 20 and 25 people on average. Are you beginning to see the economic impact that such a rule could have? Now some say that if the government is going to provide healthcare for everyone they must control the diets of all the humans within their civilization otherwise they can’t afford the health care costs.

This is a real problem because on one hand the government is saying they’re going to provide healthcare, and they are going to tax all of us to pay for it. But since taxing all of us won’t pay for it all, they want to tax all the fast food restaurants. This will put people out of business, decrease the number of jobs, and fewer people will be able to pay the tax to provide healthcare.

Meanwhile, we are taking away the personal choice of what you eat, what you drink, and in the future I hope they will take away our right to what we think and what we say. That’s why I have posted this article today; rather than waiting till tomorrow. Please consider all this.

A Great Food Culture

Indian food is now one of the popular terms among the food lovers all over the world. It bears Indian cultural and historical heritage, religious beliefs, fragrance of numerous cooking ingredients.

In India, every region has its own cuisines that are different in taste, aroma as well as ingredients. So, she provides a potential opportunity to food lovers to test divers food items.

Already Indian cuisines gained much popularity in the West for its excellent combination of taste, health value and fresh ingredients. We know tropical region is rich in herb and spice diversity which has great food and medicinal values. Use of these herbs gives uniqueness to Asian foods especially Indian and Chinese foods.

Most of the Indian dishes are dominated by vegetables, whole grain, lentils as well as legume. Meat is also used as side dish. These ingredients contain micro-nutrients, vitamins and legume fiber.

Health values of Indian foods largely dependent on cooking methods. Deep fried curry provides more calories or energy than stir fried or baked one. For example, Panjabi food often involves frying the onions, garlic, ginger, spices etc, with pure butter, oil or clarified (ghee). So, these foods are rich in calories but lack in nutritional value.

Reheating and over-cooking are also responsible for the loss of nutrition of Indian dishes because vitamins and minerals leach out in this process. Indian desserts are rich in protein and iron as they are prepared with fruits, lentil, whole grains along with yogurt. High sugar and fat containing desserts are also available. However, by following some tips it is possible to make testy Indian curry with low fat and high nutritional value.

Regular intake of spices in Indian diets is helpful to protect cancer. According to scientific research, capsaicin present in spice is an important element for fighting against different types of cancer. Similarly, turmeric is beneficial for healthy skin and arthritis. Moreover, garlic also prevents heart diseases. Ginger has anti-coagulant power and cinnamon maintains low blood sugar. Presence of fibers in Indian dishes reduces the cholesterol level and improves heart conditions.