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Physiological Responses to Emotions

Many people recognize that their physical complaints have an emotional component to them. Everyone has emotions and they affect us on all levels. How could it be otherwise? If you don’t know what I am talking about, what is blushing? It is a physiological response to emotion. What is having butterflies in your stomach before giving a speech? It is a physiological response to your emotions. If you have been traumatized as a child, it is likely you are run by unknown forces, unknown emotions. That was my experience.   I am creating a web-based program to support people who lost a parent as a child. See my video below, and share it with those in your life who might be interested. Remember, Good Health is Priceless….and that includes emotional health!

 

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Don’t Let Them Off The Hook!

Last week I talked about Campbell’s removing GMO’s.  I’m sure people are high-fiving over the win!  Or is it a win?  Sometimes we will be suckered by a nice gesture when in fact the other ingredients in their goods might be hazardous to your health.  If you actually write letters to food makers, make sure you look at all of the ingredients.  They might, for good publicity, take GMO’s out of a product, but does it have MSG?  Or the equally bad aspartame?  And what about the food colorings that are known to be involved with ADHD?  Frankly, for me, I prefer food from the farmer to the table.  Don’t do any processing to the food before I have it in my kitchen.  I call this “clean food.”  It is clean because if anything is added to the food, I will add it and know exactly what it is.  That is important to me.  Let’s eat real food!!  It beats processed food not only in taste, but in health benefits too!

 

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Campbell’s Soup is Labeling GMO’s

Campbell Soup has agreed to labeling GMO’s in their products and will not raise prices to do so.  Thank you Campbell Soup!!   Let’s start a “thank you note campaign” for them because the big complaint has been  that labeling would make their products more expensive.  They make the products and label them as to GMO’s to sell in Europe so the companies already have the labeling.  My  vision is that this will will start a movement that instead of by law, the companies themselves will decide to gift the populace with the knowledge of what we are eating!!  Hopefully Campbell’s will get good press for this which will cause a domino effect!  Everyone likes good press, right?  Thank you Campbell’s!

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Importance of Oil

Notice what kind of oil your chips are cooked in, even those from the health food store!  It may take a multitude of letters to the manufacturers to get them to change.  The vegetable oils, safflower and canola and soybean, became popular when I was young along with margarine.  I remember my Grandpa saying, “we won’t eat any of that margarine in this house.”  And we didn’t.  Margarine is only one bond away from being a plastic!  So choose your oils wisely!  They were completely wrong when they said fat is bad for you.  Old programming is hard to change, but oils are good for you, just not vegetable oils.  Eat avocados, pecans, walnuts, pistachios, olive oil and coconut oil.  And if you are trying to lose weight, please don’t avoid oil as it helps balance blood sugar.  Now, go eat an avocado for dinner!!