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You Can Totally Trust What Food Advertisements are Telling You – April Fools!!

You Can Totally Trust What Food Advertisements are Telling You – April Fools!!

In honor of April Fools’ Day, I wanted to talk about something that is a complete joke. Only it’s not in the least bit funny. And that is that we are constantly being lied to by marketers who trick us into believing numerous popular name brand foods are a healthy choice, when in actuality they are loaded with things that are causing dis-eases.

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We are bombarded with buzzwords and phrases like gluten-free, organic, natural, reduced fat, whole grain and these words entice shoppers and get them to believe they are making healthier buying decisions for their families. But, we are way too quick to believe these advertising claims. Let’s not forget what the companies’ main objective is – it’s to make money. Period. They don’t care if we get diabetes or high blood pressure – or worse – they care about their bottom lines.

We need only look at the news lately to see there have been more and more lawsuits and protests regarding these deceptive marketing tactics to have our eyes opened to the fact that the information that is being pushed on us as “honest and accurate” is anything but.

This is brilliantly done…I’m saying nothing. You have to watch it to see what I mean!

Here are a few common marketing strategies you need to be aware of:

Ah, Those Healthy Whole Grains

This is, perhaps, one of the biggest manipulations going today, the claim that certain processed breads and cereals are made with healthy whole grains. So, a mother who is beyond busy sees the main label on the front of the bag or box and she thinks she’s making a healthy choice for her family, but that’s because she didn’t turn the bag or box over and read the actual ingredients.
The sad truth is, most of the breads on the market today that are advertised as having the “goodness of whole grains in every serving” are actually made with refined flour. In order for you to really be getting a bread or cereal that is made from whole grains they need to be the first (or hopefully only) ingredient on the list – otherwise, you’re not eating what you think you’re eating. And if we really want to get down to business, let’s quickly discuss the fact that whole grains can spike blood sugar just like refined sugars and flours, so are they really that healthy or are they merely the slightly lesser of two evils?

Fresh and All-Natural

The FDA really doesn’t have a stance on companies suing “fresh” and “all-natural” on their labeling as long as the product doesn’t contain synthetic ingredients, artificial flavors and added colors. That’s it. So practically any manufacturer can slap on one of these stickers, even though their product is highly-processed and anything but fresh or natural and get away with it. If you read labels carefully you’ll see that many products that claim to be fresh and natural actually contain high fructose corn syrup and GMOs. There’s nothing natural or healthy about that!
Hiding Harmful Ingredients

Remember when it was discovered that Subway’s bread contained a chemical called Azodicarbonamide which is used in the production of rubber and plastic products? This is a highly toxic chemical that is actually banned in other countries but not in the good ol’ U.S. of A. The chemical is used in numerous products that we eat but you’ll never know it because not all ingredients are necessarily listed. “Subway eat fresh?” Give me a break. And this is only one example. Our food is loaded with harmful chemicals that have been banned in other countries but these food manufacturers continue to get away with using them right here in this country. Do a search for Fireball Cinnamon Whisky and you’ll see that one of the ingredients is… are you sitting down… ANTIFREEZE! Disgusting.

What Can We Do?

It would be nice if we could trust companies and brands to be 100% honest and transparent but, sadly, we can’t. Consumers in this country have been misled for decades and it’s highly unlikely that will change anytime soon. What we all have to do is become more and more educated on the topic. Read those food labels and research companies and products before giving anyone our hard-earned money.

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You are not alone during this time. Sadly, there are many people who are facing loneliness, grief and depression during the holidays. 
While there is no magic wand or silver bullet that will make the pain go away, there are some things I have found that make coping a little bit easier:

- Don’t Deny Your Feelings 
- Say “NO” When You Need To 
- Identify Those Things You CAN Control 
- Ask for Help 
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Good morning, lovely you!

I cannot believe we are almost to the end of October! Before you know it, we’ll be stuffing our faces with stuffing and pie! And while many of us will be lucky enough to enjoy the holiday season with our friends and family, many people will be dealing with grief and sadness at the same time.

Its important to remember that each person has their own journey, and those paths dont always make time for holidays. Whether its cancer, a breakup, or just a bad situation, we should all try to spread hope and love and life wherever we go.

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But now we don’t have the same kinds of dangers in our environment. We have mortgage payments, tyrannical bosses, COVID-19, working from home stress and 24/7 media hype! These stressors stay in our environment, which leads to a lengthened chemical response in our body, and that leads to chronic inflammation.

But a prolonged response to stress also suppresses the very immune cells that are needed to fight off infection and illness.

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If you’re one of my readers that always says, “I know, I know, I should be better about supporting my immune system,” then consider me right now giving you a friendly kick in the pants to just DO IT already!

Much love and health to you!
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We can’t talk about boosting your immune system without talking about stress. Because the truth is, chronic stress is the number 1 enemy of your immune system.

I’ve discussed the “fight or flight” response our body has to stress in other blog posts. But to quickly summarize, when we find ourselves in harms’ way, our body has a chemical reaction that helps us either fight the danger or flee from the danger. This automatic response is what helped our ancestors survive attacks by sabre-tooth tigers and such.

But now we don’t have the same kinds of dangers in our environment. We have mortgage payments, tyrannical bosses, COVID-19, working from home stress and 24/7 media hype! These stressors stay in our environment, which leads to a lengthened chemical response in our body, and that leads to chronic inflammation.

But a prolonged response to stress also suppresses the very immune cells that are needed to fight off infection and illness.

I CANNOT STRESS how important it is to deal with the stress in your life in healthy ways. Meditation is a powerful way to deal with stress. Deep breathing exercises, physical exercise, and spending time in nature are also great ways to deal with stress. And if you find you need to speak to a mental health counselor, do it. Your health is on the line.

If you’re one of my readers that always says, “I know, I know, I should be better about supporting my immune system,” then consider me right now giving you a friendly kick in the pants to just DO IT already!

Much love and health to you!

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To get more polyphenols into your diet, be sure to add berries, dark chocolate, beans, nuts, red onions, spinach, black and green tea and red wine to your diet!
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Decades of research have now confirmed that polyphenols, powerful plant compounds, have very positive effects on the immune system. Without getting too science-y, the body’s mucosal layer is its first line of defense against invading pathogens. But this layer, over time, can become susceptible to structural abnormalities, which negatively impacts the immune system’s initial response. Polyphenols protect this mucosal layer, thereby helping your immune system to do its job!

To get more polyphenols into your diet, be sure to add berries, dark chocolate, beans, nuts, red onions, spinach, black and green tea and red wine to your diet!
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