Posted 11 August 2014 - 10:09 AM
The real evils:
The Grocery Manufacturers Association GMA (Canadian equivalent Food and Consumer Products of Canada FCPC)
Big bullying, lobbying, marketing group consisting of all the makers of the cheap grain, sugar and chemical based processed foods that fill the supermarkets: Kraft, General Mills, Kellogs, Nestle, Conagra. The makers of the food that is making us all sick. They come up with the gimmicks and marketing terms to fool you into thinking their products are wholesome and natural. They lobby the government to keep grains, meat and dairy the base of the food pyramid and over half the new nutrition plate. They fund fights like those to prevent GMO labeling and ketchup a vegetable in school lunches. They file the lawsuits against the states trying to improve labeling and food content.
Many 'healthfood' and big name 'organic' brands are owned by these companies. Don't be fooled into paying more money for bad food. Big organic isn't the same as what's produced by small local farmers & gardeners.
As a related example of the dangers of big food: Remember the Mexican swine flu epidemic that started at a Mexican pig farm? Well it wasn't a Mexican pig farm. It was an American corporation owned CAFO factory farm in Mexico where they could get a way with even worse practices than they use in the United States. and pay workers lower wages, of course..
Farmland and Fed Up: Two Documentaries, Two Reactions From Big Food
Edited by alternativista, 11 August 2014 - 10:19 AM.
Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.
[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.
Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.
Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!
For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*
When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!