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Friday, June 10, 2011

Obama Administration promote wellness

June is the nation’s first-ever Prevention and Wellness Month thanks to the Obama administration.

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently shared the following comment on preventive health care: “There's nothing more important than health. It's what allows us to do our jobs, spend time with friends, and watch our children grow old." I've always said that it is easier to keep our bodies from breaking than it is to fix once broken. Prevention, Prevention, Prevention!!



We know that children learn what they live and healthy children are better students.If you need some help getting the little ones excited about healthy eating visit  http://www.superhealthykids.com

You can enjoy a health sizzling summer if you Eat light, don't eat late and hydrate. 

Eat light: This is a great time of year for smoothies and salads galore. There many recipes that are light but packed with lots of nutritious energy.(Easy smoothie: Blend together 3 handfuls of spinach, 2 pears, 1 apple, 3 cups of alkaline water, 2 tablespoon flax seed.)
Don't eat late: Follow the Eat Right-Sunlight Theory(TM), which simply instructs us to follow the sun. As the sun's energy level decreases with sunset, the rate of the human metabolic process slows down. Excessive calories consumed after sunset most likely will be stored as fat.
Hydrate: We can go days without food but not water and warm weather increases our bodies water requirement. Remember your bones are 13% water and every system in your body uses water! Skip the bottle water and reach for alkaline water. your cells will love you for it. To learn more about KAGEN Alkaline water visit http://www.7kangenwaters.com 

Yours in health,
Dr. V

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Processed foods and GMOs

Did you know that 75% of processed foods contain genetically modified organisms? How is that possible, you ask? Most processed food contain some form soy, corn or canola oil which top the list of GMO crops. Going vegetarian is a great way to minimize this concern because currently most fruit, vegetables, grains and beans are not genetically modified (except some potatoes, squash and papaya).
More on avoiding GMOs >>>>
http://www.savvyvegetarian.com/blog/advice/how-to-avoid-gmos-in-your-food

Would you be surprised to know that the GMOs that have been introduced into our food supply since the mid-1990s are found in 60-70% of the foods in the US? There are many reports indicate that GM foods have never been adequately tested and have never been shown to be safe for human consumption. Check out this article which explains why GMOs are extremely dangerous- http://www.savvyvegetarian.com/articles/campaign-healthier-eating.php

This is the best time of year for plant based eating! Farmers Market, here we come ;~)

Yours in health,
Dr. Velonda