We Can’t Start The Food Revolution Without You!

The 7th Food Revolution Summit starts today!

If you want to know the latest research and time-tested secrets to increased focus, vitality, and longevity through healthy eating, even with a chronic illness, it’s not too late to sign up for free. Unlock the door to the Food Revolution Summit right now.

GMO foods In the 2018 Food Revolution Summit (broadcasting online as you read this) you’ll get a front row seat to 24 exclusive interviews with the world’s leading experts on food and nutrition.

Over the next nine days, you’ll learn:

  • The shocking truth about GMOs and pesticides, as well as what common foods might contain them.
  • Which foods can prevent (and even help you fight off) cancer, dementia, heart disease, and Type 2 diabetes.
  • The real truth about food and how you can make more informed choices for you and your family–not pseudo-science and industry scare tactics.
  • The connection between industrial agriculture and climate change, and what you can do now to make a difference.
  • And much, much more!

Each of these interviews, conducted by bestselling author (Diet For A New America) and food activist John Robbins, will be stimulating, mind-blowing, and inspiring — you can count on it!

Join me and more than almost half a million people attending the summit from the comfort of their homes. I look forward to sharing this life-changing experience with you!

In exchange for signing up, I receive a percentage of the price for talks if you purchase them for a reference. But purchasing is NOT required. Do what many others do, and watch each presentation when it is live and free.

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Food Revolution Summit starts tomorrow—will you be there?

As you know, I passionately believe there’s nothing more important to your health than the kind of food you eat. But are you sure your food is safe? Are you confused about what might be the most nutritious diet for you and your family?

Tomorrow, one of the most important health events in the world is taking place–the 2018 Food Revolution Summit. Have you signed up yet? (It doesn’t cost a cent!)

It’s crazy to me how so many diseases that were rare one hundred years ago are almost considered normal today. In the U.S., more than two-thirds of the population is now overweight or obese.

insulin injecting into stomach fat
If we don’t pay more attention to what we eat, half the country will be injecting insulin in a few years.

Heart disease and stroke kill more than 700,000 people every year. The National Institutes of Health reports that in the 1960s less than 2% of America’s kids had a chronic health condition. Today, it’s over 25%. And one in three American children is expected to get type 2 diabetes.

Watch this video for a message about cancer and food.

We have a food industry that acts like health doesn’t matter, and we have a medical industry that often acts as if food doesn’t matter.

Do you want the truth about food from some of the top medical, health, and environmental experts in the world? Attend the Food Revolution Summit from the comfort of your bed or recliner! You’ll get cutting-edge insights on health, energy, and disease prevention, and find out exactly what to eat—and what not to eat—if you want to add years to your life.

Two-million copy bestselling author John Robbins will interview 24 of the top food experts on the planet, including Joel Fuhrman, MD; Kris Carr; Michael Greger, MD; Vani Hari; Neal Barnard, MD; Dale Bredesen, MD; Mark Hyman, MD; and many more. And you can join, right now — it’s free! Check out the speakers and schedules right here.

I’m looking forward to this Summit because it will give me more information to use while keeping myself as healthy as I can be–even with a debilitating chronic illness like ME/CFS. 

Get the answers you need from experts you can trust. Secure your spot and free gifts now.

In exchange for signing up, I receive a percentage of the price for talks if you purchase them for a reference. But purchasing is NOT required. Do what many others do, and watch each presentation when it is live and free.

Will You Join Me In A Healthier Food Future?

Hi Fellow Spoonies,

The modern American diet is making billions of people sick and fat. I was, and still am, one of them.  Although I’m healthier and feel better than I have in years, and am even starting to lose weight, it’s been an uphill climb. At times I felt like Sisyphus from Greek mythology who was doomed to roll a boulder up a hill only to have it fall back down to the bottom as penance for angering the gods. 

obesity graphicToday we Americans have higher rates of obesity, cancer, autoimmune diseases, Alzheimer’s Disease, Type 2 diabetes, and assorted other chronic illness than any other population that’s ever lived on this planet. 

But instead of being trained in how to keep us healthy, doctors are taught how to treat symptoms with drugs and surgery. The truth is that less than a third of the medical schools in the United States require a single course in nutrition.

Meanwhile, our diets are getting worse and worse, and more people are getting sick and dying—needlessly! Even most of the people who think they’re eating all the “right foods” are dangerously misled by pseudo-scientific fads and industry-fueled propaganda.

Eat like your health depends on it 

Food is the foundation for becoming healthier. If you want to make the right choices for yourself and for your loved ones, here’s an event you DO NOT want to miss.

From April 28th-May 6th, John and Ocean Robbins are interviewing 24 of the world’s top medical and food experts. These are people you can trust, including Joel Fuhrman, MD; Chef Kris Carr; Michael Greger, MD; Chef Vani Hari; Neal Barnard, MD; Dale Bredesen, MD; Mark Hyman, MD; David Perlmutter, MD; and many more.

During this week-long event, you’ll get the latest insights on food and nutrition…the healthier foods that prevent or fight cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia, and put you solidly on the path to lasting wellness. You’ll discover which foods you need to eat, and which to avoid, on the path to better health and wellbeing.

If you are like me you know there isn’t time to wait for fewer pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, added sugars, additives, colorings, and processing in our food. Dr. Amen-food is poisonInternational food conglomerates make a pesticide-free, additive-free, artificial coloring-free, and lower or no sugar versions of the same products they continue to sell in the US.  It’s unconscionable that profit drives these companies to deliberately add ingredients to American foods that are not allowed in other Western countries. If we truly want to be as healthy as we can with chronic disease, now is the time for a food revolution.

The best part? You can join the online Summit from your bed, recliner or anywhere else on the planet — and it’s totally free!

You can’t count on getting the truth from big Food and big Pharma, and you’re probably not going to hear it from your own doctor either. I didn’t learn much about diet and nutrition as a nurse practitioner but it was still more than in a doctor’s education. It wasn’t until I was bedridden myself with myalgic encephalomyelitis that I began to look closely at what I was eating and make healthier choices.

It’s up to you to get informed. 

I watched last year’s summit and now I am excited to share this life-changing and life-saving event with my readers. Will you join me?

Sign up for the Food Revolution Summit and take health into your own hands.

There’s a great special bonus when you sign up for the Food Revolution–The Real Food Action Guide. Want to find out if you can eat to prevent disease and improve your health right now? Find out in this report!

Like me, the Robbinses believe good health is a right — not a privilege, which is why the Food Revolution Summit is free. I really hope you’ll join me! All you need to do is click the link to reserve your spot and get the truth from experts you can trust.

In exchange for signing up, I receive a percentage of the price for talks if you purchase them for a reference. But purchasing is NOT required. Do what many others do, and watch each presentation when it is live and free.

I’ll post more about this information-packed event soon, but you can register today and find out about the speakers and their specialties now. You really have nothing to lose by signing up.

sand dune

Serenity For Spoonies #12

This is the next installment of photos I find particularly intriguing and/or relaxing. If you don’t know what a spoonie is, here’s a short article that explains it.

winter road
Reminds me, just a bit, of driving through eastern Colorado. Photo credit to Ksenia Rudenko.

 

sand dune
Amazing what wind can do to a pile of sand. Credit to Ismael paramo.
inlet
Another inlet. This photo was taken by Joshua Fuller.

 

Suggestions?

 

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Serenity For Spoonies #11

This is the next installment of photos I find particularly intriguing and/or relaxing. If you don’t know what a spoonie is, here’s a short article that explains it.

mountains
Imagine yourself right here. Photo credit to Oliver Roos.

 

big cats grooming
That huge tongue reminds me of how our German Shepherd licks our cats. Photo credit to Michael Steinberg.

 

cave
Spooky, but wouldn’t it be fun to explore? Credit to Mikael Kristenson.

 

Any requests?

 

toxic stew

Part 2: Living In A Toxic Stew & Staying Healthy

toxic stewAmericans live in a constant state of toxicity that negatively impacts our already complicated chronic illness lives. We enter this toxic stew whenever we drink unfiltered tap water, eat non-organic, pesticide-heavy food, apply personal care products and makeup–even when handling those thermal receipts.

Our bodies don’t know what to do with the toxins, so they are warehoused in our fat.

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Many chemicals found in non-organic foods and personal care products mimic hormones. This is at the root of why it is so hard for millions of us to lose weight and makes it almost impossible if we also take prescription drugs that have weight gain as a common side effect.

This part of a multi-post series deals with eliminating as much pesticide residue as possible from our vegetables and fruits. Even organic foods may have pesticides used during the growing season. The difference is insecticides used on organic farms are found in nature and in many cases are less toxic than those used in conventional agricultural practices. (Pesticide includes herbicides used to kill weeds, fungicides to kill mold and insecticides to kill insects.)

Eat Organic Whenever Possible

Even though organics can have pesticide residue, we still should eat organic foods whenever possible. Ideally, grow your own food in pots or a garden.  Now that there are new cultivars of berries, they can be conveniently grown in a pot on the porch. Try to always eat the organic version of foods on the EWG’s (Environmental Working Group) Dirty Dozen list of the most heavily pesticide-sprayed foods.

An easy way I remember what to buy organic is knowing that the fruits and vegetables hubby and I like are all full of pesticides. Take a look at the EWG’s shopping guide.

It used to be thought that fruits that are peeled, like bananas, have minimal pesticide residue under the peel. Modern testing shows that is not true. Bananas, like many of our food crops, is grown in a monoculture where there are devastating infections and insect damage from the same crop in the same place year after year. The pesticides used today penetrate well into the fruit beneath that hard peel. Don’t fall for the stories about using banana peels to increase potassium in the garden. These peels are toxic!

How To Reduce Pesticides

recent study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found a better alternative–a baking soda solution–to scrubbing the outside of vegetables and fruits with plain or soapy water. Gala apples that soaked in baking soda at a ratio of 1 tsp for every 2 cups of (filtered) water for 10-15 minutes had significantly reduced pesticide residue on the surface. However, no wash will remove pesticides that have moved past the peel and into the fruit.

Here’s a quick way to wash leafy greens:

  • Fill a Salad Spinner with greens, then fill with cold water
  • Add a teaspoon of baking soda for every two cups of water and mix well
  • Soak your greens for about five minutes, swish, dump, then rinse, and spin dry
  • If you don’t have a salad spinner, you can add the greens, water, and baking soda to a bowl, let them soak, drain in a colander, rinse, then pat leaves dry with a clean lint-free kitchen towel or paper towels

To wash other vegetables:

  • Fill a large bowl with water
  • Then add a teaspoon of baking soda for every two cups of water
  • Add the veggies
  • Soak for a 10-15 minutes
  • Scrub with a Vegetable Brush 
  • And finally, rinse off the veggies

Smooth skin fruits get the same treatment

Smooth skinned fruits, such as apples, grapes, peaches, nectarines, and cherries, can be washed in a baking soda bath the same way as veggies.berries

Your instinct may be to soak berries in the same baking soda wash when you bring them home. However, doing this actually increases moisture and accelerates spoilage, microflora, and mold growth.  It’s best to rinse soft fruits like berries just before you eat or cook with them. 

Rinse berries under cold water in a mesh strainer, or colander, then gently patted dry with a clean kitchen towel or paper towels just before you intend to eat them. This means there is no practical way to remove even a quarter of the pesticide residue on berries before eating them. Always, always and, let me repeat, always buy organic berries for this reason. 

Blueberries are high in antioxidants which are tied to protective health benefits. In total, domestic blueberries in a 2012 joint EWG and CBS news report tested positive for 42 different pesticide residues, and 73 percent of the blueberries contained two or more pesticides.

Strawberries earned the fifth spot on the 2012 “Dirty Dozen” list because, on average, this traditional summer fruit contained three pesticide residues. A single strawberry sample contained 13 different types of pesticides five years ago, according to the group. In 2017, strawberries are Number One for pesticide residue. When farm workers have to wear a hazmat suit and breathing mask to apply pesticides to strawberries, there is something very wrong with our food supply!

These solutions–baking soda wash and buying organic–are not a guarantee of eliminating all chemicals to provide you with a pesticide-free snack. They are just a lot better than the alternatives.

Coming up next is a look at the health benefits of organic food.

What about you? Are you among the millions who believe companies that produce and sell our food have your health as their foremost concern?

Part 1 of Living In A Toxic Stew