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Organic Milk?

Posted By rgrl on May 20, 2008 at 5:09PM

We have been buying organic milk at our house for a few years now. I got so used to buying it that I stopped paying attention to how much it costs. Today, however, I was at Target and needed to get some milk for my son. They seem to be the only place that sells organic milk by the gallon, so I get it there sometimes. When I checked the price for a gallon it was $5.99. :jawdrop: A regular gallon of milk is about $3. :? I have noticed too that a lot of milk companies state that they use no hormones on their cows and some say no antibiotics. SO what is the difference then? To be credited with the label 'organic,' four criteria must be met by the milk farmers.

— Cows milked under the "organic" umbrella can't have been treated with bovine growth hormone

— They can't have been given antibiotics while in a herd. (If a cow gets sick enough to warrant such treatment, it is separated from the group)

— The cows' food — be it good old grass or feed — cannot have been treated with pesticides or grown from genetically modified seeds

— Cows in organic farming have to have "access to pasture"

So some non organic milk meets the first two criteria. Now my quest is to try and find out whether buying organic milk is really worth it. A lot of articles I read online say there isn't much of a difference and in fact organic milk does not offer any more benefits than non organic.
What do you think? Have you heard anything about this? Do you think people sometimes buy organic because it is a trend right now?

Interesting articles : http://www.swissinfo.org/eng/index.html?siteSect=107&sid=6174425&cKey=11...

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Posted By GOTCHA on Apr 26, 2008 at 8:51PM

You are a pathetic woman. All of your lies and all that you have done to injure others, is finally beginning to catch up to you. Your mask is falling, and you are realizing that there are many times now that you can't control your thoughts or your emotions. Many people are laughing behind your back. They are calling you the very same disgusting names that you have called others that you felt were not giving you the constant attention that you so desperately need. You have very serious mental problems, and you try to escape your insane thoughts, but you are unable to do so, because the massive amount of random thoughts that you harbor does not even allow you to sleep. You've made the mistake of sharing your evil actions with others that you thought would never betray you. You were wrong! You have been betrayed, and soon everyone will know about all that which you have single handedly orchestrated for the benefit of only yourself. You have only the emotional maturity of a fairly bright 6 year old. Your emotions are limited. you have no conscience, and it is very difficult for you to even understand boundaries, let alone abide by them. You do understand fear. Now is the time to fear that all are about to view and will anxiously await the moment that you will have pay for the havoc that you have caused in so many innocent lives. I bet that you thought that you were covering all of your bases when you devised plans to hurt others. You should have given that a great deal more thought. the world is full of pathological liars like yourself. they all believe all of their lies, and they all believe that they are too smart to ever get caught. In time, most of them are not only caught, but also forced to pay for the damage that they have done with all of those lies. You understand shame. You are about to crawl away alone carrying that shame along with you, because the very people that you have encouraged to plead your case, will be the same people that will see you for the vile creature that you really are. It's a funny thing about a liar, somehow along the way, they tend to forget which lies they told to which people. Most importantly though, the liar always thinks that his secrets are always safe. Not this time my dear. Enjoy your evening!

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Peanut Butter Bumpers

Posted By rgrl on Mar 18, 2008 at 10:38AM

I got these as a snack for my son, and I can't stop eating them. Both last night and today I had a few, then a few more, and a few more.... Now, I'm not even hungry for lunch. This is not good! But the one good thing is that they are 100% natural, made with corn flour and unsulphured molasses and natural peanut butter. So at least I can feel good about that. :feedme:

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Do you know your Omega 3's?

Posted By rgrl on Jan 21, 2008 at 7:13PM

This is something I have only heard mentioned in the past few years. Before that I was like "Omega what"??? Many doctors recommend taking a supplement of Omega 3 fatty acids. The benefits are varied, but the ones that interest me the most were that I heard they can help with acne and recenltly was told they help nerve function which helps with depression, anxiety and probably other common female issues. I found this cool info if you have the time to check it out, it tells you foods that contain these fatty acids and interesting to remember that it is more effective to get them from food than supplement pills. So, eat your walnuts and salmon!

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I apologise...

Posted By rgrl on Dec 28, 2007 at 10:30AM

So sorry that I have been such a slacker with this group. Right after I started it I found out I was pregnant and right away the food aversions began. :sick: I had nausea and vomiting for months, and the last thing on my mind was healthy eating. I had to survive on whatever I could eat, mac and cheese, apples, bread and cream cheese, sorbet... Luckily the doctors assured me that despite my unhealthy diet the baby was getting all it needs from my body (I couldn't take vitamins either). Well, now that that is over, I will try to add more posts, but as you can imagine, I am pretty busy with my 16 month old son, Logan, and taking care of our household and myself every once in a while ;) I flirted with the idea of canceling the group, but I hate to quit so early, and maybe there is some potential here. So if any of you have ideas, please let me know, or if anyone wants to post anything, please do so, it's everyone's group not just mine. Thanks friends, and a happy, healthy New Year!

Exotic Fruit of the... week?

Posted By rgrl on Oct 27, 2007 at 3:43PM

Monstera: AVAILABLE: June through September.
Monstera deliciosa has the flavor of banana, mango and pineapple. A rare treat indeed. This extremely unusual fruit is up to a foot long, green and sort of cucumber-shaped covered with a mosaic of hexagonal 'tiles'. It is eaten as it ripens or used in sweet blender drinks. The plant of the monstera may be familiar to you. It is the common split-leaf philodendron.
STORAGE: Ripen at room temperature until the 'tiles' come loose with a fork. Underneath is the delicious fruit. It will ripen rapidly but unevenly.
DISPLAY: Display with other sub-tropical or specialty fruits.
NUTRITION: Low in calories, high in potassium and Vitamin C.

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The Great Pumpkin

Posted By rgrl on Oct 27, 2007 at 3:10PM

Just in time for Halloween ;) I decided to find out what's so great about pumpkins? I don't know about you, but I haven't met a pumpkin I didn't like: pie, cookies, soup etc.
Pumpkin meat is very high in carotenoids. They're what give pumpkins their orange color—but that's the least of their benefits. Carotenoids are really good at neutralizing free radicals, nasty molecules that can attack cell membranes and leave the cells vulnerable to damage.

Pumpkins are also high in lutein and zeaxanthin, which scavenge free radicals in the lens of the eye. Therefore, they may help prevent the formation of cataracts and reduce the risk of macular degeneration, a serious eye problem than usually results in blindness.

Besides carotenoids, lutein, and zeaxanthin, which are all antioxidants, pumpkins have a lot of common nutrients, like iron, zinc, and fiber. Iron, of course, is needed by red blood cells. Zinc deficiency may be related to osteoporosis of the hip and spine in older men. And fiber is important for bowel health.

Source: www.associatedcontent.com

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Whats Triggering Your Migraine?

Posted By jennjennnbubba on Oct 25, 2007 at 12:01PM

I found this interesting and thought some of you owuld as well. Courtesy of yahoo.com

There are a lot of prescription painkillers that relieve migraine headaches. But neurologist David Buchholz of Johns Hopkins University takes his headache patients off the drugs.

"I tell people to use the power they have in their own hands to control their headaches," says Buchholz.

Many headache doctors advise their patients to avoid certain foods and beverages. Caffeine, MSG and chocolate are usually at the top of the list. But Buchholz' list includes many more food products.

Donna Sees first made an appointment to see Buchholz three years ago. At the time, she was suffering with daily headaches. Many of them left her holed-up in her dark bedroom.

"I was in bed. I couldn't stand the light or noise. I couldn't stand to be out in the sun," says Sees. "My head was ready to blow up."

Sees' headaches began when she was 20 years old, and became more severe during her 30s. She used a drug called Imitrex to treat them. But with frequent use, it became less effective and even brought on rebound headaches between doses.

"I was well aware the way I was being treated was not going to help me. I'd given up," she says.

Sees read about Buchholz's strategy in his book, Heal Your Headache. During her first appointment, he gave her his food list. She had heard some of the advice before. For instance, she knew about the link between MSG in Chinese food. She'd also heard about sulfites in red wine. But Buchholz urged her to take a broader view.

"Suppose there are 100 things that trigger headaches. And somebody tells you to avoid two or three of them, but you eat the other 97. You're still going to get a headache," says Sees.

Sees adopted Buchholz's entire diet plan. On a recent trip to a grocery store in Lutherville, Md., Sees and Buchholz pointed out all the migraine triggers.

"The Ramen noodles. They're a total MSG bomb," says Buchholz. "Here we have all these veggie burgers, which would taste like wet straw if they didn't load them up with MSG."

Food labels rarely name monosodium glutamate (MSG). It shows up under aliases such as maltodextrin or hydrolyzed vegetable protein. Buchholz recommends avoiding all soy.

"When you process the protein in soy, you liberalize MSG," Buchholz says, "so you're basically manufacturing MSG when you make a product like tofu or miso or protein bars."

These foods normally don't cause headaches immediately. The effects can be delayed up to 72 hours. This can make it difficult for people to identify triggers on their own.

Sees has also learned to avoid all fresh produce that contains tyramine. It's a natural food-chemical linked to headaches. Buchholz recommends replacing onions with shallots and leeks.

Tyramine is found in a lot of healthy foods, including bananas, citrus, nuts and cheeses. Aged cheeses contain the most.

"At the young end, there are cheeses such as cottage or American cheese or cream cheese, which don't have much tyramine. As opposed to the other end of the spectrum, there's blue cheese or cheddar, which are loaded with tyramine," says Buchholz.

Avoiding these foods won't eliminate all headaches. There are many other triggers that people can't control. For instance, the weather. Storms, airplane rides and high altitude bring a drop in barometric pressure, which is considered a migraine trigger. Stress and hormones are major culprits as well. People become more vulnerable to headaches when a lot of these triggers stack up.

"Once your trigger level builds up above your own personal preset threshold, a headache-generating mechanism is set into motion. The end product is painful blood-vessel swelling," says Buchholz.

The Buchholz diet plan helps Donna Sees control her headaches. But the results weren't immediate, she says.

"After a few months of doing the diet, I went from having a headache every day down to three days a week," she says. "Then it was two days. I continued to clear my body of these triggers and continued to eat right, and I got better and better."

Sees still gets an occasional headache, but she says they're mild. Two Advil pills will take away the pain. She also has been able to add a little citrus and cheese back into her diet.

But some foods should remain permanently out of the diet, says Buchholz.

"Caffeine is a trigger that utterly fools people," he says. "In the short-run, it may seem as if it's warding off a headache. But in the long-run, caffeine causes rebound headaches."

Some of Buchholz's patients are able to tolerate certain types of alcohol, but he recommends avoiding dark alcohols.

"There's a spectrum of alcoholic beverages. Triggers on the low end are vodka. On the high end would be red wine," says Buchholz.

"It's all dose-related. So, if you keep consumption down and drink water, you can probably get away with it to some degree."

The diet plan is based largely on Buchholz' own observations with patients. He has refined the list through a process of trial and error spread over two decades with a few thousand patients. His theories haven't been proven by controlled studies.

Some headache specialists think he's made too much of the dietary triggers. But Buchholz is convinced that about half his patients benefit from diet alone.

He puts the other half on preventive medications. These aren't painkillers, but prescriptions such as blood-pressure drugs that seem to stop some patients' headaches from escalating.

Coffee, caviar and raisins may trigger a migraine, but white chocolate and vodka won't. See a complete list of what foods are suspected of making your head hurt.

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Ughhh, I hate adult acne!

Posted By rgrl on Oct 19, 2007 at 8:05AM

It seems no matter what I do as far as skin care, I still get annoying pimples! I found some useful diet info to help with not breaking out as much... I guess I should give this a shot. But my problem is I love cheese... can't live without it! Here's what I found, hope it helps some of you too. :-)
Here are other nutrition tips to fight acne:

A diet that is high in fiber can keep the colon clean and can reduce toxicity.

Vegetables and fruits are essential to any healthy diet.

Zinc-rich foods like soybeans, pumpkin seeds and certain nuts are beneficial to the skin.

Drinking lots of water (1.5 liters daily, at least) leads to healthy skin. Drinking lots of alcohol, coffee, soft drinks and sugar-rich drinks leads to unhealthy skin.

Too much iodine (fish and table salt) can make acne worse. The same can be said for eating too many dairy products such as eggs, cheese, milk and the like.

Source: http://ezinearticles.com

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