Hello my friends,
I’m a bit of a stickler for healthy living and eating (the latter especially being my favourite pastime) and therefore I want to share my concerns about what I think is damaging us in the long run. My daughter and I went to sample the organic cafe menu at a castle half an hour up the road. They have their own cattle mooing away behind the garden wall. It turned out that it’s still difficult to find something gluten- and dairy-free even there, but the surroundings made up for all of that, it was sweet, as in pleasing to the senses, pity that motorway runs right past it…that was less sweet.
Talking of sweet, you can have too much of a sweet thing as you will find out if you read on …
Especially for my wonderful friend Heather from Scotland (thanks for your message, my dear), here are some excerpts from an article on my favourite website, called Natural News, the alternative to the mainstream news channels, which are all in the pocket of big business.
Mayor Bloomberg’s soda ban will cause New Yorkers to poison themselves with more aspartame
September 14, 2012 , by Mike Adams
“(NaturalNews) Ah, the hilarity of the nanny state knows no bounds, it seems. Especially not in New York City, where Mayor Bloomberg oversaw a large-sized soda ban that just became law. The really hilarious part of the law? It does not apply to aspartame-laced “diet sodas” which, by any honest measure, are far more toxic to your health than regular sodas made with HFCS. (HFCS=high fructose corn syrup). HFCS may cause diabetes and obesity, but aspartame causes neurological damage and early-onset Alzheimer’s. But that’s just what New York needs, it seems: A wave of crabby soda-drinking senior citizens who are half blind and can’t remember where their apartment building is located. (Or has that already happened?)That the New York city health board actually thinks diet soda is healthier than regular soda is a sad, sad commentary on the state of nutritional ignorance in NYC. So under this nanny state plan, citizens will be pushed to consume more neurotoxic aspartame — gee, what a brilliant plan! Why not ban vitamins, too, and just force everybody to take a daily chemotherapy pill and call it a “public health initiative?”
nanny state = a government that makes decisions for people that they might otherwise make for themselves, esp those relating to private and personal behaviour.
obesity = being morbidly (deadly) overweight (too heavy)
crabby = bad-tempered, grumpy, being in a bad mood
soda = soft drink, non-alcoholic, usually carbonated beverage, fizzy drink, pop (like cola etc.)
ban = prohibition, something that is forbidden
laced = added, mixed with
rampant = widespread, epidemic
toxic = poisonous
GMO =genetically modified organism
MSG = monosodium glutamate, a taste enhancer (improves the taste of food)
If you want to hear about the dangers of aspartame in drinks, sweets etc, you can listen to a radio show about it on:
And here’s some research done by the UCLA on how sweeteners make you daft- not in the sense of ‘frolicsome’ as the Scots seem to use it, well that’s what my dictionary says anyway, I actually like frolicsome, we don’t do enough frolicing if you ask me- but think more along the lines of turning into a simpleton 😉
Eating more omega-3 fatty acids can offset damage, researchers say
No sweet is worth that, is it now? I can let you in on another secret, if you are craving something sweet, you might enjoy the Chinese naturally sweet tasting tea, Jiaogulan. It is healthy as well, good against high blood pressure. It is also called immortality tea because the people in the region where it’s grown drink it every day and grow amazingly old while looking young. Available over the internet, find out more here for instance: http://www.immortalitea.com/faqs%20jiaogulan.htm