Foods And Additives To AVOID Like The Plague!!

Hi, there!

I received an article today from a health website I subscribe to  ( http://www.naturalnews.com/ ) and wanted to pass this valuable information along to you. I have edited Number 2 at the Post “You Are A Temple Of God: Helpful Health Hints” to include this article from http://www.naturalnews.com/046237_pesticides_GMOs_food_toxins.html :

Pesticides

Over 400 pesticides are licensed for use on America’s foods, and every year over 2.5 billion pounds are dumped on croplands, forests, lawns, and fields. In a single meal, a person could easily consume residues of a dozen different neurotoxic or carcinogenic chemicals.

Yet, the Office of Pesticide Programs at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not include the potential for multiple exposures to the same pesticide when calculating permitted residual levels of a given compound. EPA scientists have found that, at any time, if these residues were totaled, they would exceed 500 percent of the daily-allowed intake.

Furthermore, these chemicals have not been tested for human safety, and the EPA does not have a scientifically acceptable method for determining the risk for multiple exposures.

Growth hormones

Bovine growth hormone (BGH) is a genetically engineered, synthetic version of a hormone naturally produced by cows. Its purpose is to increase a cow’s milk production by as much as 25 percent. It is estimated that BGH is injected into 30 percent of all milk-producing cows.

The FDA’s approval of BGH was in large part due to a Monsanto Corporation (the manufacturer of BGH) study of rats that had been fed milk laced with BGH. Originally, the FDA reported no traces of BGH were found in the rat’s blood, but it was later found officials from FDA never read the entire report and it was found that 20-30 percent of rats did have traces of BGH in their bloodstream and some developed thyroid cysts.

It’s become difficult to avoid BGH because the FDA does not require labeling of BGH laced products. In fact, Monsanto helped sponsor federal legislation (which passed) that prevents milk producers from labeling their products as being free of BGH, even when they are.

Additives

Approximately 2000 food additives – artificial colors and flavors, stabilizing agents, texturizers, sweeteners, and antimicrobials are permitted in America’s food supply. Studies show that some additives may be carcinogenic, such as various food dyes, including Yellow Dye No. 5, which is found in breakfast cereals, soft drinks, ice cream, candy, bakery products, and pasta.

Additives to avoid include aspartame, bromated vegetable oil, BHA and BHT, MSG, nitrites, saccharin, sulfites, and various food dyes.

GMOs

The proliferation of genetically modified organisms is another example of the devastating effects agribusiness has had on our food supply. These foods break down the fundamental genetic barriers and permanently alter the genetic code of the plant by combining them with the genes of dissimilar and unrelated species.

Scores of companies are now using gene-splicing technology to produce never before seen genetic combinations. According to a survey of field tested crops conducted by the Union of Concerned Scientists, 93 percent of genetic changes are performed to make food productions and processing easier and more profitable, and only 7 percent are done to improve nutrients or taste.

If you have food sensitivities, your next serving of corn, soybeans or tomatoes may be a kind of Trojan horse, bringing unsuspected allergens and toxins into your body. It’s even more alarming to know that there has been almost no safety testing and since the altered substances are not listed on food labels, there is no way of knowing which foods contain them.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.healingthebody.ca/reasons-food-is-hurting-you/

End of article.

Here is an article concerning the extreme danger of GMOs:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/08/06/genetic-modification.aspx

End of article.

Your best bet is to consume as much ‘organic’ food as is possible and available. It may cost a little more, but as the old saying goes: “pay the farmer or pay the doctor”.

Certain  organic and real ‘natural’ foods as well as certain food supplements are said to help eliminate the above mentioned toxins from our bodies. You might want to do a Google search on this subject.

And, of course, you should check first with your health practitioner to see if you are suitable to try or use any suggestions or recommendations made in any Post here.

Hope to see you later.

Fred

NOTE: Any information quoted here is either from other websites or  other sources at my disposal, including my own experiences. You should double check and verify any information you intend to use personally as data from websites can be in error as can that from my sources at home.

That said, I make ever effort to verify the information from the different websites and sources I use at home before presenting it here.

 

Avoiding Municipal Drinking And Shower Water

Hi, there!

I recently edited Number 12 at the Post “You Are A Temple Of God: Helpful Health Hints” to show how dangerous chlorine in municipal drinking water can be. I had already shown how nasty fluoride can be in Number 11 with two accompanying articles.

Here is the excerpt that is presented in Number 12 and is taken from http://www.tahoewaterfilters.com/article_chlorine_dangers.php :

“Unfortunately, the long-term affects of even low levels of chlorine in water are downright dangerous. Chlorine in everyday drinking water produces carcinogenic traces. Thus, it shouldn’t be surprising that it has been linked to cancer of the colon, rectum, bladder, breast, esophagus, larynx and of Hodgkin’s Disease, not to mention heart disease as well. The increase in these conditions was recognized as far back as the 1920s. This shouldn’t surprise us. When you smell laundry bleach you don’t need to read the label to know it’s poisonous. Over time, even minute doses can be lethal.”

End of excerpt.

I have studied extensively the process of brewing municipal drinking water and you would be surprised as to how much toxic junk is in the finished product at some plants. Scary!! And by the time it reaches the home, it could have picked up other toxins in the water lines.

This is an excerpt from http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/benefits-of/water-foundation-healthy-body: “The human body is a water machine, designed to run primarily on water and minerals.” This is an excellent article to read in its entirety.

Here are a few examples of how some organs in our body contain water, and of course, these are estimates:

Body itself: 72%

Brain: 75-80%

Lungs: 73%

Heart: 73%

Obviously, the better the quality of water we have in our bodies, the better these organs and others will function.

I use high quality spring water and  make sure the jug it is in has either a “1” or a “2” in the triangle on the bottom of the container, This is to avoid BPAs.

Actually, there are many companies that will deliver water cooler type containers of spring water to your residence and even provide the apparatus to use it. I know of one such household and it works great. Just make sure you find out if the containers are BPA free.

There are some good water filters out there BUT the majority of them will NOT eliminate the fluoride, which is just as dangerous as chlorine. If you can afford one of the water purifying systems that also eliminates fluoride it would be an excellent and wise investment.

Unfortunately, even more serious dangers can lurk from taking a shower with water loaded with chlorine. Here is an excerpt from http://waterfilters.mercola.com/shower-filter.aspx :

  • “On average, you drink about 1-2 gallons of water per day… but you expose yourself to 25 gallons of water when you shower.
  • As concluded by the American Journal of Public Health… up to two-thirds of harmful chlorine exposure can be due to skin absorption and inhalation while showering.
  • The steam inhaled during a shower can contain up to 20 times the concentration of chlorine (and other synthetic chemicals) as tap water.
  • You can easily absorb as many toxins in 1 shower as you would drinking tap water for an entire week.
  • Studies show that after a 10-minute shower in chlorinated water, your blood levels of THMs (common disinfection byproduct – DBP) can potentially increase by as much as a staggering 700%.”

End of excerpt.

Fortunately, there quite a number of good shower head filters available at reasonable prices. If not purchased from the above website, you might try http://www.Amazon.com with filters starting at around $20 to about $70 and shipping is free with orders of $35 and over. Amazon also has an excellent selection of health food  and supplements….and, just about everything else you can imagine!!

Cheers….here’s to pure drinking and shower water!!

Take care.

Fred

NOTE: Any information quoted here is either from other websites or  other sources at my disposal, including my own experiences. You should double check and verify any information you intend to use personally as data from websites can be in error as can that from my sources at home.

That said, I make ever effort to verify the information from the different websites and sources I use at home before presenting it here.

Fruit Of The Spirit

Greetings!

Our greatest inheritance (‘treasure’….2 Corinthians 4:7) as believers while we are still on this earth is the Holy Spirit and His ‘fruit’ (Galatians 5:22). Let’s take a look at some of the aspects of these.

‘Fruit’ is used to describe the qualities listed in Galatians because they take time to develop, especially to their full potential. Our progress as Christians is described as a growing process in the New Testament.

When we were first called and were given the Holy Spirit in our hearts we obviously did not automatically receive a boatload full of ‘love’, ‘peace’, etc., especially of the quality that is of a superior, ‘Holy’ nature. This will take time and is the growing process already mentioned.. In 2 Thessalonians 1:3, Paul speaks of how their ‘faith’  “grows exceedingly” (Green’s “Literal Translation Of the HOLY BIBLE” and Rotherham’s)….even our faith has much room to grow.

Each individual believer’s share of her or his ‘fruit’ will depend on at least three endeavors, which is like a ‘nourishing’ of the ‘fruit’ as it grows (just as earthly fruit needs proper ‘nourishment’ as it grows): (1) prayer….BOTH formal and informal….please reference the Posts “Pray on the Potty” and “Practicing The Presence Of God”, (2) heartfelt Bible study (2 Timothy 3:16) and (3) to the degree there is ABSOLUTE SURRENDER to God and Christ Jesus (please reference the Post “Absolute Surrender”).

Number 3 is very important and the Post  “Bible Study Is Good…”If”…”But”…” discusses this. Being ‘lukewarm’ does not cut it with God and Jesus, as indicated in Revelation 3:16. An excellent article on ‘the lukewarm Christian’ can be found at http://chrismarlow.me/2008/06/are-you-a-lukewarm-christian/ .

Even though experiencing the FULL measure of the ‘fruit of the Spirit’ will take time, we can nevertheless enjoy lesser degrees of each quality of the ‘fruit’ as it ripens to ‘fullness’. This follows the example used by Paul in 1 Corinthians 13 telling how he was receiving knowledge by “installments” or in “part” until the ‘fullness’ has come. Likewise with the ‘fruit of the Spirit’, we can receive and enjoy in “part” of the ‘fruit’, in stages, until we finally partake of its ‘fullness’.

However, there are benefits from the Holy Spirit within us that are IMMEDIATE! We can INSTANTLY begin to utilize the power of the Spirit to change our lives for the better. We can INSTANTLY be comforted by the Spirit when the need arises. We can INSTANTLY be led by the Spirit in every aspect of lives. We can INSTANTLY rejoice in what we have received because of the sacrifice of Christ Jesus. And, the list goes on.

The ‘fruit of the Spirit’ is as different from its human equivalent as is the Holy Spirit from the human spirit. In other words, it will EXCEED it in QUALITY beyond measure! For instance, consider the ‘peace’ from the Spirit’s ‘fruit’. Philippians 4:7 says this ‘peace’ is “surpassing all understanding”! The ‘love’ of the Spirit’s ‘fruit’ will likewise far EXCEED the quality of human love. This is a HOLY ‘love’, a HOLY peace’, a HOLY ‘joy’, etc. because it is the product of the Holy Spirit.

Notice, as well, that the verse does not say ‘fruits’, but rather, “fruit”. To the degree that we possess one aspect of the “fruit” we will proportionally experience ALL  the other aspects of the “fruit”….they come as a ‘package deal’! For instance, we will not experience Holy “love” to a considerable degree but yet be lacking in Holy “patience”….they will both mature at the same rate.

How blessed we are to have the opportunity to enjoy this ‘fruit’ while we are waiting for the presence of our Lord and Savior and to be glorified with Him (Colossians 3:4).

All the best in Him.

Fred

God Supplies ALL Our Needs

Howdy!

2 Corinthians 9:8 reads” God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything….”

As well, Philippians 4:19 reads :

 “And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”

Notice it clearly says ‘ALL’ in both verses. Also notice it does NOT say all of our ‘desires’.

Also, keep in mind that, as Paul writes in Philippians 4:12 and 2 Corinthians 1127, there may be times when we are TEMPORARILY “hungering”, “thirsting” and in “want”, but God allows this for our own good, through His Divine wisdom, for whatever lesson He wants us to learn. I have never read in the Scriptures where a saint died  from hunger or thirst!

Not only that, but in Matthew 6:8 it is revealed that our Father knows what we need even before we ask Him.

Matthew 6:28-30 guarantees us to be clothed as we need and verse 31 goes on the say not even to worry about food or drink, either.

To receive all this , we must not be worrying about these ‘essentials’ of life and to consecrate ourselves CONTINUALLY to God and Christ Jesus. Oswald Chambers writes in MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST (please reference the Post by the same name) that “we cannot consecrate once and for all.” It must be done CONTINUALLY, this separating ourselves to Them and trusting Them to provide ALL we will ever need.

How blessed beyond comprehension are we to have a Father and Savior such as this. This is why Isaiah 41:10 and Philippians 4:6 can so truthfully advise us NOT TO WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING!!

Until later,

Fred