Soul’s Physical Health Journey Part 7 of 13: Dairy – scary!

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Are you aware of what the federal, state and local laws mandate concerning U.S. diary cows?  Did you want to know?  I thought I did until I started googling around on this issue.  Our Center For Disease Control has more than a dozen frightening (to me at least) reports on what farmers MUST inject into diary cows in order to stay in compliance with a host of laws. While I appreciate the essence of such rules and regulations (to maintain a safe, healthy source of diary), the actual outcome is far from honoring our health and wellness.

20090518pmInoculations aside, we further complicate our diary intake by infusing all kinds of (what is claimed to be beneficial) additives to dairy products.  A common addition to most dairy products a wide range of liquid dyes to ensure that product just looks right!  Next, don’t forget to read your ingredient list on any dairy product to discover what (again, claimed to be beneficial) supplements are added to the mix.  While it’s nice to think manufacturers are watching out for your health by adding some supplements, is the grade of supplements used something our bodies can use or do our bodies treat these supplements as toxins.

Overall, when it comes to retiring unhealthy weight, the less toxins one consumes, the better the chances are you’ll drop those unhealthy pounds much more effortlessly.  (I know my excess weight dropped more quickly when I stopped buying off-the-shelf dairy products.) Given all the (what is claimed to be) beneficial aspects of ‘drinking a glass a day’ one MUST wonder, is it REALLY wise to drink all that fortified milk?  Based on our exponentially expanding obese children, do we need to question that catchy add slogan. “Milk! Does it do a body good.”


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Soul’s Physical Health Journey Part 6 of 13: Water – who knew?

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Over the course of four decades, I shudder to think how many pounds of sugar I drank!  According to a University of Nebraska study, I drank at LEAST 65 pounds of sugar a year for at least 20 years. How?  I know I drank at least one can of soda, daily, for decades.  What’s even MORE frightening is the word LEAST!  Do you know how much sugar is in alcohol! (If you do, I don’t want to know!)  So, simple math informs me that while I thought I was quenching my thirst, I consumed a minimum of 1300 pounds of sugar (20 years X 65 pounds).

waterHow much sugar do you drink in a day (let alone EAT in a day)?

Here’s a few points to ponder regarding the art of body hydration.

1) Only water (better yet, purified water) hydrates us.  Anything else BUT plain old water uses water as we digest whatever it is as drank.  Kindly note:  do NOT use bottled water.  Click here to learn about how our bottle water addiction is killing our planet.

2) Teas, coffees, sodas, alcohol, natural juices, you name it – while initially might feel like a thirst quencher, it isn’t.

3) Tap water in most cities is NOT the best source of water for your health, especially digestive health.  More and more studies report how municipal filtering systems are not equipped to filter out a plethora of pharmaceutical contaminants. Click this link to learn more about many other issues concerning tap water.

4) Purified water is the BEST way to help our bodies rid itself of toxins. How toxic are you?  If you don’t drink at least one eight-ounce glass of water an hour for most waking hours, it’s likely you’d benefit from a professionally recommended, all-nature detox program like mine.

I retired over 100 pounds in less than a year with the help of a refillable water bottle at my side – always! Please do your body (and our planet) a HUGE favor.  Get and use a refillable water bottle every day.  Your body thanks you!  Your planet thanks you!


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