Turmeric Contaminated with Lead

Is the desire for brightly colored #turmeric  dangerous?  Recent report shows companies in Bangladesh add lead chromate to make turmeric more yellow.

#Leadchromate is a chemical compound made up of lead & chromium. It is a yellow pigment & is also poisonous, acting as a #neurotoxin.

#ConsumerLabs compared products for the highest quality powdered options and found McCormick & Spice Hunter Organic to be the cleanest options. 

Turmeric has amazing #antiinflammatory and #anticancer properties.  When using the powder or root, be sure to combine with a fat, as the active components must be absorbed in the presence of fat.

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Julie Freeman
Adhesive in Acrylic Nails, Glucose Monitors Triggers Allergy

Adhesive in Acrylic Nails, Glucose Monitors Triggers Allergy

Medscape Medical News © 2019 

Cite this: Adhesive in Acrylic Nails, Glucose Monitors Triggers Allergy - Medscape - Oct 07, 2019.

This article brings me back to when I was 17 and my doc told me to paint my cracked and bleeding nails from fungus to cover up the hideous presentation! Years later, I was diagnosed with immune illness, cancer and significant candida.  Came into the world with allergies and ectopy (skin issues).  Well, as a young adult, I did use the fake nails and polish to hide my embarrassment, but it was not until putting the jigsaw puzzle of my health together, that I learned how toxic these chemicals can be. 

According to dermatologists the chemical is isobornyl acrylate, a component in the glue that is used in cosmetics and bandages.  One reason that it has taken so long to determine the cause and effect is that it may take years of exposure before the immune system has been overloaded, causing the skin to respond with a rash.

Beware, look at your skincare and beauty products.  Check out www.EWG.org.  Go natural beauty!

 

 

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Keto or No Keto

Hot topic, very trendy, BUT, for special populations & for a limited time.  The liver, heart & gallbladder are very much involved in processing, utilizing & degrading fats.  An overload can be dangerous resulting in fatty liver, coronary artery disease, gallbladder inflammation and potential removal. 

A #keto diet may lead to short-term weight loss but also increases #LDLcholesterol, according to a scientific statement from the National Lipid Association published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology. Research shows #weightloss with keto is similar to diets that allow more carbs.  For more information on #personalizeddiets based upon your genetics and lifestyle, contact me, www.juliefreeman.net

 

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Pasta Sauce The Easy Way

My family prefers the “no-chunk” pasta sauce, so I came up with a delicious and nutritious option that is simple!

Use 1 tsp dried basil, oregano&parsley, ¼ tsp garlic powder to 1# organic meat-in this case #Bison which has higher #omega3s than beef. 1-2 cans organic tomato sauce.

Purchase small bottles #driedorganicherbs-they lose potency, can begin to grow mold within a few months.  Store in cool, dark area.

Tomato sauce&cooked tomatoes are a great source of #lycopene, an #antioxidant with free radical scavenging properties.  For more-#www.juliefreeman.net/contact

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Fun Friday Food!

Fun Friday Foods

I love experimenting with new products that meet my rather strict standards – few ingredients, no yeast, ideally no gums.  If carb, must have 3 grams fiber and less than 6 grams sugar.

These Real Coconut Tortillas (available Whole Foods, Lazy Acres, online) not only meet the criteria, but are versatile as wraps or toasted like crispbread.  Dress them up with salt, sprinkle of herbs/spices and bake 350 til crisp-takes only a few minutes.

My cilantro salad is a great detox option – reach out for the rest of the goodies on top – non-dairy, good protein, clean and very delicious! www.juliefreeman.net

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Grass Fed vs Conventional Beef Confusion Mounts

Grass Fed vs Conventional Beef

Natural&Environmentally Friendly?  Meaningless terms.

#Grassfed animals are leaner, have more #healthyfats & #antioxidants – vit. E&beta-carotene.

Make informed decisions-PCO Certified 100% Grassfed; Animal Welfare Approved Grassfed!

Check Meatloaf Muffins from my book on Amazon, #FeelGreatLookGreatBalancedEatingforaBalancedLife

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More Benefits to Coffee – Yeah!

More Benefits to Coffee

Coffee may boost #metabolism & support brain energy, as well as potentially lower type 2 #diabetes risk.  A recent study has found that two cups of #coffee per day may reduce one’s risk of alcohol-related liver cirrhosis by up to 43 percent.” Go for organic!

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Oral Health and Alzheimer’s – Really?!

Oral Health & Alzheimers

What about the “ugly buglies” inhabiting your mouth as a route to developing AD?  1 #bacteria is Porphyromonas gingivalis. Prevent #oral disease with regular cleanings, flossing & the use of high-quality toothpastes and rinses. Love #Biocidin by Biobotanical.

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Happy Birthday Mom!

As I reflect on the gifts that my Mom gave me – those intangible gifts – love, wisdom, caring, knowledge of being a homemaker (years gone by of the Domestic Engineer!) and mother – I feel even more grateful as each day passes for I am now not only a Mom, but a grand-mother.

What are the take-aways here:

Creating a safe place for family, friends, clients and co-workers will foster happier and healthier environments

Active listening is key – be present, be available and hold an open space for others

Value feminine energy - nurturance, home-making (a greatly undervalued service – ever since Rosie the Riveter)

Happy Birthday Mom – and thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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