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23 Sep

Pink Slime Making a Come Back in Our Schools

Posted in Alternative Healthcare, Food Addiction, Health, Nutrition on 23.09.13

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IDKT (I Didn’t Know That)…

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What is your child eating?

… pink slime is making a comeback. It seems to be that time of year again and pink slime is coming back into the news. Last year Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota were the three states that were buying the controversial USDA approved ground beef better known as pink slime for use in their school lunch programs. This year, Politico reports that as of September 3rd, 2013, two million pounds of this yuck has been purchased by seven states. Read their article: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/pink-slime-school-lunches-96502_Page2.html

I’m so disappointed. Why would districts in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia, in addition to the three that were doing it last year, continue to put our children in further health danger by having them eat this disgusting meat-like substance? They say it cuts the cost of ground beef by approximately three percent, but is anyone asking the big questions like: What’s the cost to our children’s health? Are we being penny wise and pound foolish? I think we are.

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20 Sep

The Monsanto Protection Act is Back!

Posted in Environmental, GMOs, Political America, Take Action! on 20.09.13

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stop_mpa_againHello all my great health seekers out there. Here is the latest word on what’s happening in Monsanto Land. Please help me be A Voice For Change and take action. Our world food supply needs your help. Our children and grand children and future generations need your help to assure that our food is pure and healthy and stays that way. We have already lost a lot in terms of pureness and nutrition. Help me make sure we begin to turn around the damage that has been done and bring food back to the natural state it was meant to be grown in and grown into. The latest call to action and update follows:

Thank you Coach D, Donna Appel, A Voice For Change, support@avoiceforchange.com

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The Monsanto Protection Act is back and we need you now more than ever!

Last week the U.S. House of Representatives decided to introduce the same language for the Continuing Resolution spending bill (H.J.RES.59) that contained the Monsanto Protection Act that Congress passed last spring.

This past March, Monsanto succeeded in sneaking the controversial rider into a

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31 Aug

Holy Supermarket OVERLOAD!

Posted in Food Addiction on 31.08.13

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groceriesDid you know that in 1971, a typical supermarket carried just under 8,000 items. In 2009, there were more than 48,000!!!! Let’s get back to basics and get rid of the processed foods that are harmful, containing GMO ingredients, oodles of salt and sugar and threaten the over-all health of civilization as we know it today. Support your local farmer and organic food merchant. Vote against processed foods by not giving these corporate conglomerates your hard earned cash. Think you can’t afford to buy organic? Think again! What you save on medical expenses you can spend on good, clean, healthy eating and that includes organic foods.

Join Coach D today and become “A Voice For Change”.

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02 Jul

Knowledge is Power Series – 71 Senators voted against your right to know if the food you are purchasing is genetically modified.

Posted in GMOs, Knowledge is Power Series, Political America on 02.07.13

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71 Senators voted against your right to know if the food you are purchasing is genetically modified.



If you believe you have the right to know whether or not the food you are purchasing is genetically modified, then you need to get these Senators out of office. They have voted against our right to know. The Organic Consumers Association has reported that 90% of consumers want to know if the food they are purchasing is genetically modified. So this means that 71 Senators voted against 90% of the people that voted them into office. I thought we voted them into office to protect us and act on our behalf? What gives? What happened to our Tenth Amendment right, the right of individual states to protect the health, safety and welfare of its citizens and local businesses? The bill they voted against was the 2013 Farm Bill that would have guaranteed states the right to enact mandatory GMO labeling laws. Specifically it is known as The Sanders Amendment (S.AMDT.965).

Why would these Senators do this? All we want is “to know” what kind of food we are eating. It is like labeling organic vs non-organic. We have the right to know how our food is being produced. It is that simple. Could it be that Monsanto donated almost $6 million dollars to the agriculture lobby? Could it be that almost $1 million dollars of that money went to political candidates that include some of these 71 Senators listed below? Hummm here we go again, the fox is guarding the hen house; the wolves are wearing sheep’s clothing!
Let’s step up to the plate people. We 90% have a right to know. The Sanders amendment is simple. We aren’t asking for much. Let’s not forget that Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), the chair of the Agriculture Committee, received $739,926 in campaign contributions from Big Agriculture in 2012. Let’s also remember that Bill Gates who is an advocate of GMO foods, is also a Monsanto shareholder. As stated in the recent Organic Consumer Association article, “there is plenty of evidence refuting the claim that GMO crops can solve world hunger, improve nutrition or survive drought. The focus on efficiency over health and safety, when we’re talking about our food, should be enough to set off alarm bells. Claiming efficiency, whether it’s a valid claim or not, as a reason to trample states’ rights to make their own decisions regarding food and agriculture, should have us thinking “slippery slope.”. We just want to know. We have that right and should not be snowed over by self-serving politicians and greedy, power hungry corporations.
These are the 71 Senators in alphabetical order, that voted against GMO labeling.

Alexander (R-TN), Ayotte (R-NH), Baldwin (D-WI), Barrasso (R-WY), Baucus (D-MT), Blunt (R-MO), Boozman (R-AR), Brown (D-OH), Burr (R-NC), Carper (D-DE), Casey (D-PA), Chambliss (R-GA), Coats (R-IN), Coburn (R-OK), Cochran (R-MS), Collins (R-ME), Coons (D-DE), Corker (R-TN), Cornyn (R-TX), Cowan (D-MA), Crapo (R-ID), Cruz (R-TX), Donnelly (D-IN), Durbin (D-IL), Enzi (R-WY), Fischer (R-NE), Franken (D-MN), Gillibrand (D-NY), Graham (R-SC), Grassley (R-IA), Hagan (D-NC), Harkin (D-IA), Hatch (R-UT), Heitkamp (D-ND), Heller (R-NV), Hoeven (R-ND), Inhofe (R-OK), Isakson (R-GA), Johanns (R-NE), Johnson (D-SD), Johnson (R-WI), Kaine (D-VA), Kirk (R-IL), Klobuchar (D-MN), Landrieu (D-LA), Lee (R-UT), Levin (D-MI), McCain (R-AZ), McCaskill (D-MO), McConnell (R-KY), Menendez (D-NJ), Moran (R-KS), Nelson (D-FL), Paul (R-KY), Portman (R-OH), Pryor (D-AR), Risch (R-ID), Roberts (R-KS), Rubio (R-FL), Scott (R-SC), Sessions (R-AL), Shaheen (D-NH), Shelby (R-AL), Stabenow (D-MI), Thune (R-SD), Toomey (R-PA), Udall (D-CO), Vitter (R-LA), Warner (D-VA), Warren (D-MA), Wicker (R-MS)

The key to wellness is through education. Knowledge truly is power. Stay tuned for more in the upcoming weeks as I turn up the heat through the summer and give you lots to learn, digest and ponder.

Coach D signing off for now. Enjoy your day living in great health and wellness.


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28 Jun

Knowledge is Power Series – If GMO’d Foods Are So Good, Why Is Everyone Telling Us That It’s So Bad?

Posted in GMOs on 28.06.13

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If GMO’d Foods Are So Good, Why Is Everyone Telling Us That It’s So Bad?




I was just reading an article written by Haley Willard published on “The Daily Meal” website regarding Connecticut and the passing of the bill that would require food manufacturers to label all products that contain GMO’s. If I could get the rest of my readers to join me, I think we would have a big impact on other states following suite to what Connecticut is trying to do. Finally, the first state to step up to the plate: now that is progress on the food front.

But that first step-up does come with strings attached before the real task is accomplished. Apparently Governor Dannel P. Malloy won’t sign the bill into law unless there are provisions that are met. I hope that other states will stop talking and start doing what is so important to assure the good and welfare of our food supply. If the Governor of Connecticut can get four other states to pass similar regulations and one of those four states is Rhode Island or Massachusetts and the other three are located in the Northeast with populations of 20 million or greater, then this will be the beginning of the downfall of GMO’s. Yes, it is just the beginning and it will be a slow and steady climb but if we can just start by knowing what we are eating and not eating it if it is GMO’d, we do stand a chance of turning this greed and power induced mess around.

I am a big supporter of the right to know what I am eating and how it was produced and who was behind the production of it. If there is a big corporation behind it, I don’t want it. We aren’t just talking processed foods either folks. There are crops out there, take corn for instance, that are nearly crushed beyond repair due to genetic modification. I’m not sure we will ever be able to eat corn again. I think we are right on the edge and I’m not sure we can recover but I am hopeful. Wheat is another crop that big business is toying with and has been for a while. It isn’t as bad as corn, but it could well be on its way.

Write to your Senators and Congress People. Let them know how you feel. When I send around a petition, make sure you take action and sign it. There are about 20 other states including Vermont, New York and Maine that are considering similar laws. Together, we can take a stand and make a difference. Support your local farmers. Buy fresh foods and stay away from processed. It really is the best thing we can all do to help the little guy and take the corporate giants to their knees. But we must act. Doing nothing is an option that we can no longer live with, literally.

The key to wellness is through education. Knowledge truly is power. Stay tuned for more in the upcoming weeks as I turn up the heat through the summer and give you lots to learn, digest and ponder.

Coach D signing off for now. Enjoy your day living in great health and wellness.

 

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09 Mar

Mercury and the Brain

Posted in Detoxification, Disease, Environmental, Health, Mercury, New Medicine Foundation on 09.03.13

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fishNo this is not the latest title to an up and coming Spielberg or Disney movie that I assure you. If it were to be anything, it would be the title of the latest horror tale by Stephen King but it isn’t that either. Maybe a better descriptive title for this blog is Mercury and the Poisoned Brain. I say this based on two new reports that were recently published. It’s been found that the mercury present in fish these days is also found to have an adverse affect on human brain function. But you are not surprised are you? Frankly I’m not either.

I have been eating seafood when I go out to dinner. I figured it was the lesser of two evils in the protein category when dining out. Now I’m rethinking that choice as well. Pretty soon our food supply will be so tainted that it won’t matter what you eat. It will all be hazardous to our bodies.

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05 Mar

Feed a Cold, Not Your Local Pharmacy

Posted in Disease, Environmental, GMOs on 05.03.13

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Feed a cold, not your pharmacyHere are seven foods that assist the body to repair when it is faced with a cold. Stop feeding the machine that is killing us. Start supporting the machine that really cares, your local organic farmers. Organic is the way to go. What you spend on food today, you will save on medical bills and drugs tomorrow. Wake up America. We have the power to stop the devastation that we are drowning in. There is strength in numbers. If we ban together, we can take back our fields, dump the chemicals and stop big pharma and corporate America from holding us hostage. Let thy food be thy medicine. It rang true some 2,300 years ago when Hippocrates spoke these words. Nothing has changed other than

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03 Mar

Thinking of Getting a Flu Shot – Think Again

Posted in Alternative Healthcare on 03.03.13

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Ampule and syringe.

Here are six reasons that I won’t get flu shots along with a fascinating view of what happens when mercury is introduced to living brain neurons.

 

 

  1. There is no evidence that any influenza vaccine developed to date is effective in preventing or easing an attack of the flu. If you find one, please send it to me.
  2. The makers of flu shots know there is no evidence but they continue

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10 Feb

GMO – The Deceit Continues

Posted in GMOs on 10.02.13

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IDKT (I Didn’t Know That) …

 

secret…there was so much information out there about genetically modified foods that just isn’t hitting mainstream media, at least I don’t think it is hitting the media. I’m not hearing anything. Granted I don’t really turn on the television these days. I don’t read newspapers either. There is just too much negativity for me in the media. Besides, I would rather focus on finding the positives and moving forward toward reversing the challenges rather than dwell on what is wrong. Heck, we all know what’s wrong or do we? What we need is to know what’s right and then we need to move in that direction.

This is why I do what I do. I educate those that are sick and tired of being sick and tired. I focus on happiness, great health and wellness and help move people away from the status quo which just doesn’t work. I will now jump to the chase and give you

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01 Feb

When Food Manufactures Won’t Label GMO, Consumers Won’t Buy!

Posted in GMOs on 01.02.13

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Muir GlenDid you know that the popular Muir Glen Organic Label is owned by General Mills? Well now you know. And did you know that General Mills is lobbying against putting GMO status on its labels? And did you know that they lobbied to the tune of donating $1.2 million to stop the GMO labeling campaign in California in 2012? They do not want to have to tell you if the ingredients in their brands of food have GMO’s in them. I guess it is like opening up a can of worms. Profit wise it would send them on their butts at least for a while. Can you imagine Cheerios not having any GMO’s in them? Ah, you didn’t know that did you? And children are probably the biggest consumers of Cheerios, especially babies right? I remember it was

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