Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Truvia and the big business of highly processed foods

Wow, whenever I get on one of these tangents of researching health, food, or such subjects, I can spend hours finding and reading lots of scary info.
Truvia is a processed derivative of the natural sweetener Stevia. Why process a natural sweetener like Stevia? To obtain a patent and make money. Red flag enough to be concerned but I find references to Cargill, the maker of Truvia, using GMO-modified corn for one of the ingredients in Truvia. Here is an eye-opening article about Cargill.
Here are some articles looking at the problems with high fructose corn syrup.
Here is an article explaining more about GMO (genetically modified organisms) food.
I'm not saying that I base my life on what I read on the Internet but when that information points to a simpler life, more in harmony with God's creation then I will tend to agree.
May I suggest, read, educate yourself, look for locally grown, minimally processed foods.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The hype on vaccines

Here is another article on how vaccines are hyped up on their safety and effectiveness but really dangerous and ineffective.

Do you know the source of your meat?

Is your meat really what it claims to be and is it safe?
NY Times article

Here are my links for grass-fed meats from local producers. I encourage you to search for producers that are close to you or some from my list will ship to you.