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Why Water Creates Great Health
From my friend Toni

  1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.

  1. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.

  1. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%.

  1. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.

  1. Lack of water is the # 1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

  1. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

And now for the properties of COKE:

  1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons of coke in the truck to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.

  1. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be gone in two days.

  1. 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.

  1. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.

  1. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals:  Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.

  1. To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.

  1. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for sumptuous brown gravy.

  1. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains.

  1. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.

For Your Info:

  1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid.  Its PH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in osteoporosis.

  1. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the Hazardous material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.

  1. The distributors of coke have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years!

Now the question is, would you like a coke or a glass of water?

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Hazards Of Your Top 10 Most Popular Foods

You are bombarded by TV and advertising with millions of positive impressions about unhealthy foods every day. Your local grocery store is stocked full of more than 10's of thousand items you should NEVER EAT!

If you shopped the perimeter of the market (and you should be) in the fresh produce and in the wellness sections looking for natural grains, legumes, dairy and free range meats and avoided the isles containing processed and packaged foods, you would eat and be much healthier.

But we are a fast food nation. Look at what a health hazard North Americas favourite foods products present to their population?

1. Hamburgers

Considered a "high risk" food because of the poor health standards under which they are manufactured. The time consuming process for making processed meats creates high bacteria counts and putrefaction of the meat which need to be treated with chemicals. Putrefaction causes meat to turn green which is then dyed with red chemicals to appear fresh. Unless marked otherwise, hamburger will always contain red dyes.
Because burger parts all come from the animal, "pure beef" can be used on the label! Most hamburger contain the flavour enhancer, MSG (monosodium glutamate) which causes headaches and allergic reactions. MSG is a chemical used to fatten up laboratory animals and will ultimately make you fat when consumed.

The beef industry is the largest user of antibiotics in the world to offset the dangerous bacteria housed in its meats. This has resulted in the growing resistance to antibiotics. Ground beef is more likely to harbour life-threatening E-coli than any other food. Hamburgers are the single biggest food item that inflicts the most damage on the American diet "Billions served" billions spent on doctor visits and hospital bills.
The hormones fed to cattle can make you fat through meat consumption.

A Cheeseburger contains more than 100% of your TOTAL daily recommended fat intake! Burger condiments like pickle, lettuce, tomato, etc. are all treated with cancer causing chemical sulfites that are used to maintain a false freshness in the vegetables. Most burgers contain 1090 mg of sodium! (45% of daily recommended Daily Value) and can promote water retention.

2. Hot Dogs

Like hamburgers, hot dogs are considered a "high risk" food because of the poor health standards under which they are manufactured. The time consuming process for making processed meats creates high bacteria counts and putrefaction in the meat which need to be treated with chemicals. Putrefaction makes meat turn green which is then dyed with red chemicals to appear fresh.

Because hot dog parts all come from the animal, "pure beef" or "100% turkey" can be used on the label! All hot dogs contain the flavour enhancer, MSG (monosodium glutamate) which causes headaches and allergic reactions. MSG is a chemical used to fatten up laboratory animals and will ultimately make you fat when consumed.

Hot dogs have nitrites which are thought to cause stomach cancer, leukemia, brain tumours, and bladder cancer. Fillers and non-meat binders used to hold hot dog meat together can be anything from cereal, non-fat dry milk, or soy which adds more carbohydrates and processed ingredients) Synthetic collagen casings are used to form the hot dogs. Highly carcinogenic. Contains up to 40% of its content in undisclosed saturated fats.

3. French Fries

French fries are very toxic. In order to make French fries, they must be cooked at high temperatures which cause the chemical, acrylimide to be released. Acrylimides are a known cancer causing agent that also causes nerve damage.

Potatoes are grown in the ground and have a higher pesticide absorption level than almost any other food product. Fries are cooked in oxidized oil that is re-used for weeks at a time!

Potatoes have a very high glycemic index meaning it turns to sugar very quickly in the body. Eating a baked potato (or equivalent quantity of French fries) is the sugar equivalent of a large piece of chocolate cake!

(6 cookies = serving size)

Predominantly made up of 23 grams of straight-line sugar.

Chocolate is LAST ingredient listed which means chocolate is the least of the ingredients. 370 empty calories with almost no nutritional benefits, you could eat 2 whole chicken breasts for the same amount of calories! 6 cookies have 12 grams of fat, 2.5 grams of saturated fat and 40 carbs, more than 50% of your daily carbohydrate allowance in only 6 cookies.

Oreo cookies will set you up for craving more sugar within 3 hours or less. "Natural flavours" are manufactured chemicals to make Oreos taste like great chocolate cookies.

Highly processed foods have these flavour enhancers which are nothing more than carcinogenic chemicals with no natural flavours of their own. High sugar content.  Sugar depletes our immune system, creates lots of inflammation and free radicals in the body.

5. Pizza

Commercial pizzas are made exclusively of 5 genetically modified foods: Cheese "food" (Contains only 10% cheese - it cannot even be called real cheese) Enriched white flour which has been bleached of natural vitamins and minerals but has been "enriched" by adding back a minuscule amount of synthetic vitamins. Tomato sauce made from tomato-like substances that produce their own pesticides, IN YOU

Wheat in the pizza crust is genetically modified.  Contains cottonseed oil. Cotton is not a "food", therefore it can be sprayed with anything farmers want. The seed carries most of the poison of the cotton plant.

Pizza is baked at such a high temperature; the crust will form acrylimides which is a known cancer causing agent that can also cause nerve damage. Pepperoni & sausage toppings are "high risk" processed meats which add lots of nitrites, chemicals, preservatives, and saturated fats.

6. Soda

The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. On the Ph scale, it is very acidic and can dissolve a nail in about 4 days. High acid content in the body makes it very difficult to lose weight. Soda will leach the calcium out of your bones and promote osteoporosis.

There are 10-12 teaspoons of empty calorie sugar in one can of soda. Diet sodas with artificial sweeteners will promote sugar cravings because sweeteners are "sweeter" than sugar. Colorings used in sodas are cancer-causing.

Soda is called "liquid candy" because of the high sugar content. Like drinking a candy bar! High fructose corn syrup, a major ingredient: Is stored in the body as fat.

7. Chicken Tenders
(Usual serving size is 6)

Made from unusable chicken parts, rarely made from whole white meat. A typical 340 calorie serving is typically 50% fat. Heavily breaded for substance. Very high carbohydrate content.

Carcinogenic acrylimides are released in the high temperature frying. Can cause nerve damage and cancer. Contains the flavor enhancer, MSG (monosodium glutamate) which causes headaches and allergic reactions.
MSG is a chemical used to fatten up laboratory animals and will ultimately make you fat when consumed. Contains phosphates which make the body acidic, making it impossible to burn fat properly. You will store fat and not lose weight. Some chicken nuggets contain aluminum which is toxic to the brain and poisons the metabolism.

Deep fried in oxidized oil that is re-used for weeks at a time!

8. Ice cream

High in fat content. 1 serving (usually 4 ounces!) can provide as much as 50% of your recommended fat for the day. High in carbohydrates. 1 serving is almost 40% of your total recommended carb intake for the day.

High in sugar which promotes sugar cravings and causes skin to wrinkle. Full of hydrogenated and trans-fats which are unnatural and elevate cholesterol clog arteries create free radicals (which may cause cancer)

Hormones put into cows to increase milk production will slow your metabolism, and can cause breast and ovarian tumours, cysts and cancer.

9. Donuts

The average donut contains approximately 300 calories.

One donut provides more than 50% of your recommended daily carbohydrate intake
High in salt content which will promote water retention.
Donuts are deep fried in oxidized oil that is re-used for weeks at a time! Oils at high temperatures developed rancidity and free radicals which can poison and slow your metabolism, seriously threaten your health and has high sugar content which promotes sugar cravings and ages skin.

10. Potato Chips: The # 1 Snack Food

North Americans today consume more potato chips than any other people in the world. 

As a world food, potatoes are second in human consumption only to rice. It takes 4 pounds of potatoes to make 1 pound of potato chips.
Very calorie dense where a small 2 oz. bag has over 300 calories.
Potato chips are deep fried in oxidized oil that is re-used for weeks at a time! Deep fried at high temperatures which cause the chemical, acrylimide to be released. Acrylimides are a known cancer causing agent that also causes nerve damage.

When you eat 1 single serving bag of potato chips you may be eating up to 500 times more acrylamide than the maximum level allowed in drinking water. High in hidden saturated fats. High sodium/salt content promotes water retention.

Healthy chips? Like those containing olestra can be more dangerous to your health than regular chips.

Copyright ®2007 HEALTHY YOU All rights reserved.

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The Question of Dairy Products
From Sherry Brescia

I got a great question yesterday that's worth sharing: 


"I have recommended your eating plan to several people because I believe it works.  Today I did it again and I was asked why dairy products are discouraged on this plan and I didn't know how to answer. 

Would you please respond so that I can share it with my friend? 

Thank you.  Margaret"


SB:  Absolutely, Margaret.  There are so many health problems caused by dairy products, it's hard to know where to begin.  But I'll try.

Cow's milk (which includes skim, 1%, 2%, whole, chocolate milk, light cream, heavy cream and half and half) and all other dairy products (including cheese, ice cream, sour cream, cream cheese, custard and yogurt) are ALL acid forming foods. 

Note that this includes raw dairy products too---they might be more "pure" and haven't been subjected to the denaturing of pasteurization, but they still are acid-forming.

There are mountains of studies linking the consumption of dairy products to heart disease, cancer, arthritis, migraines, allergies, asthma and other respiratory conditions.

These are all classic examples of illnesses caused or worsened by acid.

Dairy products also coat your mucus membranes and result in thick, slow-moving mucus build-up. 

This is the primary reason why so many children constantly have, runny, stuffy noses and ear infections--their bodies can't deal with the mucus and end up all inflamed.

Unfortunately, mainstream medicine hasn't been educated in how foods affect the body (odd but true) most doctors, educated primarily in drug therapy, just prescribe antibiotics or create small holes in kids' ear drums and insert tubes (called a myringtomy) to drain the pus and mucus. 

So they ignore the cause and mask the symptoms, and your child suffers as a result.  Often with permanent hearing loss in later life.

Listen, if your kids have frequent colds, stuffy noses, sinus infections and ear infections, here's something that will actually help them--take them off of dairy and you'll see a HUGE difference.

Dairy products are also high in cholesterol and fat, and contain no fiber whatsoever. 

Now, the Diary Council wants to make sure huge profits continue to be made, so dairy is touted as a health food. 

Attractive, slim celebrities are paid bundles to paint fake milk moustaches on their upper lips and pose with the caption "Body by milk."

That sure is an interesting claim... 

Cow's milk, by nature is designed to take an animal (a cow) that weighs between 80-100 pounds at birth to a 550 pound calf within 6-10 months.

Cow's milk also has 300 times more casein than human milk. Casein is a thick, gooey substance that helps form huge bovine bones. 

But inside a human, it's nearly impossible to digest and creates a tremendous amount of acid in the stomach.

Now, one of the scare tactics used by the dairy industry is that dairy products are essential to make sure you have enough calcium. 

This is simply not true.  Patently false.  The truth is--and this is backed up by the medical records of millllions of arthritis sufferers--the more milk you drink, the less calcium you have in your bones.  Fact.

This is partly because the calcium in dairy products (or any other source such as supplements) is basically useless in an acidic body. Dairy takes calcium, it doesn't give it.

You see, when your body is overrun with acid, it leeches alkaline minerals, including calcium, from your bones and organs to neutralize the acid.   

So you don't get the benefit of the calcium from dairy or any calcium supplement either, because it's used up in the  fight against acid too.

There are literally hundreds of thousands of pages written on the dangers of dairy products.

The bottom line is this:  Dairy products are NOT good for you.  They are NOT a health food.  And they're NOT essential to get calcium.

They are the perfect food to eat if you want to be sick, overweight and diseased.

Now if you're having dairy withdrawal just from reading this, relax... 

Great Taste No Pain is here to help.

If you must have dairy...if you "can't live without it," the Great Taste No Pain manuals show you how to eat them to minimize their harmful effects.

GTNP also suggests delicious healthy alternatives to dairy that you'll truly love.

And if calcium is your priority, you're all set because the GTNP recipe book contains delicious recipes featuring alkaline, calcium-rich foods.  And with your body being more alkaline by eating the GTNP way, you'll actually be able to USE that calcium too.

Sherry Brescia is the author of Great Taste No Pain and host of the radio show "Let's Talk Health with Sherry Brescia" on

She has over 20 years experience in the medical research field, and cured herself from IBS in 1992 by changing her diet and eating the way she now teaches in her Great Taste No Pain system.

Sherry has made it her life's mission to help others with digestive challenges by educating them about the role of diet in overall health and the importance of an alkaline pH.  


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Soy Dangers Summarized
The Weston A. Price Foundation

High levels of phytic acid in soy reduce assimilation of calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc.  Phytic acid in soy is not neutralized by ordinary preparation methods such as soaking, sprouting and long, slow cooking. High phytate diets have caused growth problems in children.

Trypsin inhibitors in soy interfere with protein digestion and may cause pancreatic disorders. In test animals soy containing trypsin inhibitors caused stunted growth.

Soy phytoestrogens disrupt endocrine function and have the potential to cause infertility and to promote breast cancer in adult women.

Soy phytoestrogens are potent antithyroid agents that cause hypothyroidism and may cause thyroid cancer. In infants, consumption of soy formula has been linked to autoimmune thyroid disease.
Vitamin B12 analogs in soy are not absorbed and actually increase the body’s requirement for B12.
Soy foods increase the body’s requirement for vitamin D. Toxic synthetic vitamin D2 is added to soy milk.
Fragile proteins are over-denatured during high.

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Soy Infant Formula - Birth Control Pills For Babies
The Weston A. Price Foundation

Babies fed soy-based formula have 13,000 to 22,000 times more estrogen compounds in their blood than babies fed milk-based formula. Infants exclusively fed soy formula receive the estrogenic equivalent of at least five birth control pills per day.

Male infants undergo a “testosterone surge” during the first few months of life, when testosterone levels may be as high as those of an adult male.

During this period, baby boys are programmed to express male characteristics after puberty, not only in the development of their sexual organs and other masculine physical traits, but also in setting patterns in the brain characteristic of male behavior.

In animals, studies indicate that phytoestrogens in soy are powerful endocrine disrupters. Soy infant feeding - which floods the bloodstream with female hormones that inhibit testosterone - cannot be ignored as a possible cause of disrupted development patterns in boys, including learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder. Male children exposed to DES, a synthetic estrogen, had testes smaller than normal on maturation and infant marmoset monkeys fed soy isoflavones had a reduction in testosterone levels up to 70 percent compared to milk-fed controls.

Almost 15 percent of white girls and 50 percent of African-American girls show signs of puberty, such as breast development and pubic hair, before the age of eight. Some girls are showing sexual development before the age of three. Premature development of girls has been linked to the use of soy formula and exposure to environmental estrogen-mimickers such as PCBs and DDE.

Intake of phytoestrogens even at moderate levels during pregnancy can have adverse affects on the developing fetus and the timing of puberty later in life.

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Myths & Truths About Soy
The Weston A. Price Foundation

Myth: Use of soy as a food dates back many thousands of years.

Truth: Soy was first used as a food during the late Chou dynasty (1134-246 BC), only after the Chinese learned to ferment soy beans to make foods like tempeh, natto and tamari.

Myth: Asians consume large amounts of soy foods.

Truth: Average consumption of soy foods in Japan and China is 10 grams (about 2 teaspoons) per day. Asians consume soy foods in small amounts as a condiment, and not as a replacement for animal foods.

Myth: Modern soy foods confer the same health benefits as traditionally fermented soy foods.

Truth: Most modern soy foods are not fermented to neutralize toxins in soybeans, and are processed in a way that denatures proteins and increases levels of carcinogens.

Myth: Soy foods provide complete protein.

Truth: Like all legumes, soy beans are deficient in sulfur-containing amino acids methionine and cystine. In addition, modern processing denatures fragile lysine.

Myth: Fermented soy foods can provide vitamin B12 in vegetarian diets.

Truth: The compound that resembles vitamin B12 in soy cannot be used by the human body; in fact, soy foods cause the body to require more B12

Myth: Soy formula is safe for infants.

Truth: Soy foods contain trypsin inhibitors that inhibit protein digestion and affect pancreatic function. In test animals, diets high in trypsin inhibitors led to stunted growth and pancreatic disorders. Soy foods increase the body's requirement for vitamin D, needed for strong bones and normal growth. Phytic acid in soy foods results in reduced bioavailabilty of iron and zinc which are required for the health and development of the brain and nervous system. Soy also lacks cholesterol, likewise essential for the development of the brain and nervous system. Megadoses of phytoestrogens in soy formula have been implicated in the current trend toward increasingly premature sexual development in girls and delayed or retarded sexual development in boys.

Myth: Soy foods can prevent osteoporosis.

Truth: Soy foods can cause deficiencies in calcium and vitamin D, both needed for healthy bones. Calcium from bone broths and vitamin D from seafood, lard and organ meats prevent osteoporosis in Asian countries—not soy foods.

Myth: Modern soy foods protect against many types of cancer.

Truth: A British government report concluded that there is little evidence that soy foods protect against breast cancer or any other forms of cancer. In fact, soy foods may result in an increased risk of cancer.

Myth: Soy foods protect against heart disease.

Truth: In some people, consumption of soy foods will lower cholesterol, but there is no evidence that lowering cholesterol improves one's risk of having heart disease.

Myth: Soy estrogens (isoflavones) are good for you.

Truth: Soy isoflavones are phyto-endocrine disrupters. At dietary levels, they can prevent ovulation and stimulate the growth of cancer cells. Eating as little as 30 grams (about 4 tablespoons) of soy per day can result in hypothyroidism with symptoms of lethargy, constipation, weight gain and fatigue.

Myth: Soy foods are safe and beneficial for women to use in their postmenopausal years.

Truth: Soy foods can stimulate the growth of estrogen-dependent tumors and cause thyroid problems. Low thyroid function is associated with difficulties in menopause.

Myth: Phytoestrogens in soy foods can enhance mental ability.

Truth: A recent study found that women with the highest levels of estrogen in their blood had the lowest levels of cognitive function; In Japanese Americans tofu consumption in mid-life is associated with the occurrence of Alzheimer's disease in later life.

Myth: Soy isoflavones and soy protein isolate have GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) status.

Truth: Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) recently withdrew its application to the FDA for GRAS status for soy isoflavones following an outpouring of protest from the scientific community. The FDA never approved GRAS status for soy protein isolate because of concern regarding the presence of toxins and carcinogens in processed soy.

Myth: Soy foods are good for your sex life.

Truth: Numerous animal studies show that soy foods cause infertility in animals. Soy consumption enhances hair growth in middle-aged men, indicating lowered testosterone levels. Japanese housewives feed tofu to their husbands frequently when they want to reduce his virility.

Myth: Soy beans are good for the environment.

Truth: Most soy beans grown in the US are genetically engineered to allow farmers to use large amounts of herbicides.

Myth: Soy beans are good for developing nations.

Truth: In third world countries, soybeans replace traditional crops and transfer the value-added of processing from the local population to multinational corporations.

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