Fast Food Giants Deserving of Pats on the Back? Or is this marketing tactics to misguide the public?
Just in case you are wondering about the claims from the Fast Food Giants. Where do we stand? Until, they stop using factory farms and get rid of toxic hazards, then we can not support any of these companies. Although we do commend the efforts made to make progress, the health hazards that still lurk in these places leaves little room to get excited about. As noted in the article in which we support, the 'proposed' changes have yet to be seen. There is good reason the fast food giants adhere to some of the request, because it looks good for them. If they can keep the toxic poisons in the foods and add a sprinkle of some good around, then that suits them just fine. Therefore, we continue to vote with our dollar to continue to suffocate the big industry. We simply can not give kudos to a co-existing atmosphere. Some of you may be thinking that our views are harsh and unattainable and we have no empathy for companies trying to better them selves. Ask yourselves, what poison do you want to eat? When you compromise, you simply compromise your health and the health of the planet.
Take a look at PepsiCo’s decision to replace aspartame in Diet Pepsi with sucralose (Splenda). This may appear to be a good step, however, have you read the Fuel for the Body's chapter, The Sweetest Deception, to see how companies will convince you that their carcinogenic product is safe for you. If you have not read the truth about splenda, I encourage you to do so. Please do not be deceived by these companies pretending to clean up their act.
We choose the NON Compromising aspects. We choose life!
You can read this interesting article by Andy Bellatti
Although all these fast food giants are making steps in seemingly right directions, it is up to you if you want to slather your 'all natural' beef burger to 'taco beef' with artificial ingredients such as HFCS, Neotame, Splenda, Artificial flavors, hydrogenated soybean oil and many other hazards. As these are the remaining ingredients left in the buns, cheeses, condiments, etc. We understand that it takes little steps to get to the final destination. However, we have been wreaking their onslaught of madness for long enough now and at the high cost of our health and the health of the planet. It is about time to have the no compromise approach to put an end to all the smoke and mirrors.
Furthermore, the chain Taco Bell has no plans to remove antibiotics from it's meat like products. Not to mention they only have 36% beef in any of their addictive foods they serve. Here is what Liz Matthews, Taco Bell’s Chief Food Innovation Officer has to say. She steered clear of arguing about the health impact of the new ingredient standards. “There are things that are good and things that are bad, and that’s not for us to debate,” she said. “We’re just here to listen to our customers and they want less in their food and they want simpler ingredients and that’s what we’re doing.” Now, I am not sure about you, but I clearly see the IDGAS (I Don't Give A $#%!) attitude this officer has. You can read more on this article here:>>> BuzzFeed News
Photo below compliments of AltHealth Works, please click on picture for their side of an opinion as well.
Plain and simple, what do you really want to eat? Are you at all concerned about what hazards you consume or feed your family? Of course this stuff will not kill you immediately or make you deathly ill immediately. However, we see time and again the long term effects of illnesses, diseases and obesity that this fast food world has created. It just does not make sense to consume ingredients that are not a real food. This is all your decision, you are the ultimate decision maker of what you put in your body.
I could go on and on about all the other fast food chains out there, but I will spare you the repetitive read. Do your research and decide if you want to live a life of longevity or illnesses. Remember though, to always LIVE HAPPY. BE PURE!
What is all the rave about celliant? Is it as healthy as they claim?
"The active minerals in Celliant are ground into particles that are less than a single micron—100 times thinner than a human hair. Millions of these minerals are extruded into a resin that is loaded directly into the core of our fibers." (taken from celliant.com) Friends, this is simply the NANO Technology. NANO Technology
Nanotechnology ("nanotech") is the manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scale. The earliest, widespread description of nanotechnology referred to the particular technological goal of precisely manipulating atoms and molecules for fabrication of macroscale products, also now referred to as molecular nanotechnology. A more generalized description of nanotechnology was subsequently established by the National Nanotechnology Initiative, which defines nanotechnology as the manipulation of matter with at least one dimension sized from 1 to 100 nanometers. This definition reflects the fact that quantum mechanical effects are important at this quantum-realm scale, and so the definition shifted from a particular technological goal to a research category inclusive of all types of research and technologies that deal with the special properties of matter that occur below the given size threshold. It is therefore common to see the plural form "nanotechnologies" as well as "nanoscale technologies" to refer to the broad range of research and applications whose common trait is size. Because of the variety of potential applications (including industrial and military), governments have invested billions of dollars in nanotechnology research. Until 2012, through its National Nanotechnology Initiative, the USA has invested 3.7 billion dollars, the European Union has invested 1.2 billion and Japan 750 million dollars.
Nanotechnology as defined by size is naturally very broad, including fields of science as diverse as surface science, organic chemistry, molecular biology, semiconductor physics, microfabrication, etc. The associated research and applications are equally diverse, ranging from extensions of conventional device physics to completely new approaches based upon molecular self-assembly, from developing new materials with dimensions on the nanoscale to direct control of matter on the atomic scale.
Scientists currently debate the future implications of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology may be able to create many new materials and devices with a vast range of applications, such as in medicine, electronics, biomaterials energy production, and consumer products. On the other hand, nanotechnology raises many of the same issues as any new technology, including concerns about the toxicity and environmental impact of nanomaterials, and their potential effects on global economics, as well as speculation about various doomsday scenarios. These concerns have led to a debate among advocacy groups and governments on whether special regulation of nanotechnology is warranted. (all definitions are taken from Wikipedia.com)
There has been a lot of buzz in the health world about this 'revolutionary' mineral called celliant. The health claims are that it captures your body heat and recycles it through out your body. Hmm, that sounds kind of robotish to me. It also claims that it helps relieve join pain, arthritis and other ailments. It also has claims to have a more restful night's sleep. Everything that the celliant advocates claim appears to work for the moment. Of course anything different you do for or to your body, you will be able to see and tell a difference right away. The same goes for Rx drugs. They seem to work wonders at first, but then the long term effects wreak havoc on ones health.
I will have to admit, I was at first intrigued by this new mineral to include in clothes and bedding.
"THE HUMAN BODY, WHILE A MARVEL OF NATURE, IS IN TRUTH AN INEFFICIENT MACHINE." (taken from celliant.com)
I'm sorry, but to say that our bodies are "Inefficient Machines" just makes my skin crawl. Did our creator make a mistake with our bodies? I think not. This is a souped up doctor, and big corporate language to make one think we need outside help to make our bodies function. Does this make sense to you? Me either.
Celliant is a brand-name synthetic polymer bi-component fiber made from polyethylene terephthalate with optically active particles embedded into the core. Created by Hologenix, LLC, fabrics containing Celliant have been shown to increase oxygenation in body tissue and demonstrated to reduce minor aches and pains. Initially marketed as Holofiber, Hologenix changed the name to Celliant to avoid confusion about the nature of the core of its fiber. Celliant has been shown to interact with electromagnetic emissions (e.g.infrared light) produced by the human body to achieve the increased oxygenation.
Because of oxygenation's performance benefits, Celliant is being used in products by athletic apparel manufacturers like Saucony and Reebok. Celliant is currently being used in bedding, home therapy, medical bandages, and veterinary products. (taken from Wikipedia.com)
In summary, there are just too many variables and unanswered questions as to the safety of the nanotechnology that continues to be used. Not to mention the fact that polyester and the polyethylene terephthalate particles are embedded into the core. To make polyester, it takes 4 ingredients: oil, coal, water and air. The energy it takes to compose all of this has not been sufficiently evaluated to determine it's effects on the environment. Furthermore, the use of this man made and unnatural fibre has already been linked to chronic illness and disease. In my opinion, adding nanotechnology, simply increases these chronic risk. So please do not be whisked away by the big corporate propaganda to convince the world that this 'revolutionary' technology is a miracle healing agent.
Be safe and always LIVE HAPPY. BE PURE!
To Be Assured Of the Safety of Textiles
There is good news in the industry for textiles! A way to know what materials you are wearing or sleeping on. An organization founded by Patricia Davis has emerged over the past year. Her organization is called CATA-Consumers Against Toxic Apparel. This organization focuses on all the textile industry and assures you of clean and toxic-free clothing, bedding and anything in the material industry. This company adheres to the strict guidelines and standards of the Pure Integrity Verified Seal of Approval. You can find out more about this great organization in the link of the picture below.