Mercury fillings are banned in several countries but more than 100 million Americans have the silver fillings. Swedan, Norway, & Denmark are some of the countries that mercury fillings are banned. The FDA maintains they are safe for adults and children ages six and above. The American Dental Association agrees. Mercury is said to affect your brain, kidney, & memory among other things.
Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or poultry. Vegans, in addition to being vegetarian, do not use other animal products and by-products such as eggs, dairy products, honey, leather, fur, silk, wool, cosmetics, and soaps derived from animal products.
Soft drinks have also been linked to pancreatic cancer, obesity, and long-term liver disease. Similarly, research suggests that our food and drinking patterns are linked. Not surprising, since children who reach for sodas, also tend to reach for chips, or something that is high in calories. Children who drink water don’t often have that same craving. If you are looking for an alternative drink try water, juice minus the corn syrup, non dairy milk, or even juicing your fruit and veggies.
These are the items that you should try to buy organic (or from local farmers markets, or grow in your own garden) whenever possible:
The Dirty Dozen Plus:
- sweet bell peppers
- imported nectaries
- domestic blueberries
- green beans
- kale, collards, and leafy greens
These are some item you don’t have to buy organic…..”Of the ‘Clean Fifteen’ vegetables, no single sample had more than 5 different chemicals, and no single fruit sample from the ‘Clean Fifteen’ had more than 5 types of pesticides detected.”
The Clean 15:
- sweet corn
- sweet Peas
- domestic cantaloupe
- sweet potatoes
Scientists from Leatherhead Food Research examined more than 4,000 health claims used by supermarkets and food companies. They then narrowed the list down to just 222 foods, based on scientific fact. The menu spotlights, among others, cholesterol-balancing omega-3s (from fish and other good-for-you foods) and folates, which can be found in multigrain breads.
The healthiest meal ever includes salmon terrine, mixed-leaf salad with extra-virgin olive oil dressing, chicken casserole with lentils and mixed vegetables, and a high-fiber multigrain roll.
For dessert, the most nutritious option is yogurt-based blancmange topped with walnuts and a sugar-free caramel sauce. This dessert is good for your digestion, blood-glucose control, and teeth.
If you’re into snacking throughout the day, two of the healthiest snacks are walnuts and sugar-free spearmint chewing gum with xylitol.
Can celery be the cure for high blood pressure? Take four sticks of celery a day and call me in the morning….. Well celery alone isn’t going to cure hypertension but eating four sticks of celery a day can lower your blood pressure. Celery produces phytochemicals called phthalides. Phthalide relaxes muscle tissues in the artery walls which increases blood flow and reduces blood pressure.