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Fruits and Vegetables are Now Weenies!

Posted Sep 25 2009 10:48pm

THBFruits and Vegetables are Now Weenies!

In 1936, a group of doctors sounded an alarm to the US Senate. It was a dire warning that the mineral content of the soil was eroding. Vegetables were losing their power and people were at risk.  Congress did nothing and today we’re feeling the effects.

Just look at the loss of vitamins and minerals in fruits and vegetables today compared to 1975.

  • Apples: vitamin A is down 41%
  • Sweet peppers: vitamin C is down 31%
  • Watercress: iron is down 88%
  • Broccoli:  calcium and vitamin A are down 50%
  • Cauliflower: vitamin C is down 45%; vitamin B1 is down 48%; and vitamin B2 is down 47%
  • Collards greens: vitamin A is down 45%; potassium is down 60%; and magnesium is down 85%

These are the USDA’s own numbers.  The vitamin and mineral content of our fruits and vegetables has dramatically plummeted — in just 34 years!

Notice that minerals like iron and magnesium have dropped by more than 80 percent. That’s from commercial farming and powerful fertilizers that practically sterilize the soil — leaving it with little to no mineral content.

If the soil doesn’t have minerals, there’s no way for vegetables to absorb them.  And that leads to the big question… 

THBHow Can We Get the Vitamins and Minerals We Need?

One great way to get an abundance of nutrients is from spirulina, a “green food” with the nutritional power of 1,000 pounds of assorted vegetables! It’s the oldest food on earth, arriving on this planet over 3.5 billion years ago. 

Spirulina is a kind of blue-green algae. After 30 years of clinical study, researchers agree it’s the world’s richest source of vitamins, minerals, iron, protein and a host of other energizing and detoxifying nutrients.

It’s so powerful in fact, that scientists at NASA consider it the perfect food for astronauts when they travel into space.

So don’t rely on commercially grown fruits and vegetables alone.  Start taking a green food supplement with spirulina to ensure you’re getting all the nutrients your body needs.

PERFECT BLOOD SUGAR!

Without tasteless,“cardboard” food…
Without endless hours of exhausting exercise…
Without a second thought!

Researchers have finally uncovered the real secret to maintaining healthy blood sugar levels…

And it’s not a strict, flavorless diet OR an expensive membership to a fancy gym!

Believe it or not, the secret to ultimate blood sugar balance is a substance you’ve already got stockpiled inside your body. And by shoring up your reserves even more, you could…

  • Forget about exiling yourself to the land of the "sugar free"
  • Eat what you want, when you want (without going crazy of course)
  • Stop feeling guilty about how hard it is to follow your doctor’s long list of "do’s" and "don’ts"

Imagine NEVER having to give your blood sugar a second thought!

Get ready to turn that daydream into a reality — because you’re about to discover the blood sugar secret no one’s talking about…

THB The Good Guys in Your Gut

Most of us think of bacteria as something to be avoided —germs that cause nasty infections from colds to food poisoning.  While it’s true that there are some bacteria that can make us sick, we couldn’t survive without the “good” bacteria that’s found in our intestines. 

They finish digesting our food, neutralize toxins, produce vitamins and make the fatty acids that are a source of fuel for intestinal cells.  Without enough of these good-guy bacteria, your gut lining will break down and die.  This sets you up for Celiac disease and autoimmune disorders.

So how do you keep your intestinal bacteria healthy to do the many jobs that keep you in tip top shape?

Start by taking a good quality probiotic supplement — especially if you frequently take antibiotics.  Probiotics restore healthy bacteria in the gut.  They also help control yeast overgrowth and even support immune cells. 

Good quality supplements guarantee their effectiveness until the expiration date.  Look for a dairy-free type.  You may be lactose intolerant and not even know it.  It’s also important to take one with “human strains.” These can withstand your stomach acid and make it to your intestines to do the most good.

THB Wanted: More Energy and Sex

Some people go through life missing a lot — especially if they are always tired and have a low sex drive.  What they don’t know is that the first place they should look to correct the problem is usually the last place they think of — the thyroid gland.  Along with a lot of other things, your thyroid hormones drive energy production in every cell of your body — and even turn on your sex hormone receptors.  

That’s why it’s so important to make sure your thyroid is producing enough of the hormones you need to stay energized and healthy.  Unfortunately, when you go in for testing, most doctors will only test for your TSH and T4 hormone levels.  And if they come back in the normal range, you’ll be told you’re fine.  But that’s not always true.  Not by a long shot. 

Here’s what you need to know.  There are other thyroid hormones that should be checked too — like Free T4, Free T3 and your Thyroid Antibodies.  If any of these are out of whack, your fatigue and low libido problem won’t go away.  That’s why you need to insist on having all your thyroid hormones checked. 

If you do find out that your thyroid hormones are low, remember that dietary changes and supplements may be all you need to get these critical hormones back in the normal range.  If your regular doctor can’t advise you on how to reset your thyroid naturally, then talk to a naturopath or nutritionist who can.

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