Did you know insufficient protein can cause serious health problems? Kwashiorkor is a condition, children with a protein deficiency could develop. The symptoms include a protruding belly, thin hair, overall weight loss, and discolored skin and hair. Left untreated, it can lead to stunted growth, mental impairments, and death.Read More
Did you know the older, larger, and more mature a bean grows, the more protein it has? Mature roasted soybeans have the most protein, with 39.6 grams of protein per 100-gram serving.
How does Animal protein compare to plant-based protein?
Hundreds of scientific studies reveal there is quite a difference as to how the body responds to animal protein versus plant based protein. Read More
Did you know the act of eating protein doesn’t build muscle? Simply eating protein will not build or grow muscles. However, it will provide the nourishment muscles need to strengthen and grow as a result of exercise. Muscles are toned and improved by exercise if the protein nutrients are present in the body. Eating a full plate of chicken every day will not automatically cause muscles to grow on their own.
I’m sure by now in this day and age, you have heard about the importance of protein. Did you know not all proteins are equal as far as health benefits and disease risks? For the next few blogs, I’d like to discuss protein and make you aware of some significant issues that can affect your health.
What you don’t know can harm you.
How many times have doctors and the medical industry been wrong and made mistakes? Wrong enough times to be the #3 reason people die each year in the United States. Only heart disease and cancer kill more people. Accidental death from hospital stays and medication side effects killed 146,571 people in a 2016 according to a report from the CDC. Stroke killed 140,323, Alzheimer’s disease 110,561, diabetes 79,535, influenza and pneumonia 57,062, kidney disease 49,959, and intentional self-harm (suicide) killed 44,193 people. Sepsis is ranked the 11th major cause of death, liver disease #12, Parkinson’s #13, and assault #14.
Look closely at what this reports. Its not until reason #14, where one person deliberately choosing to assault another, results in death. Every other reason is related to health, and the 3rd top reason is a result of being in the hospital or needing medications.
What this tells me: Stay healthy – Stop going to doctors for health “management” – and if I do get sick, use natural therapies – avoid the hospital and medications at all cost. Now of course in the event of a car accident or lost limb, yes of course I’ll go the hospital. But for everyday care and eduction, NO!
Do you feel tired or lazy? …often? What if I told you, being lazy isn’t your fault?
How would it alter your outlook on your future? Would you feel hope once again? Would you like to become un-lazy and experience increased energy? It is not completely your fault if you feel tired or lazy. You are being targeted.
If I told you there was a sinister plot to keep you un-motivated and unhealthy, would you believe me? Now that sounds just too far fetched; like a science fiction movie, right?
What if I showed you the evidence; how much of the food we eat, beverages we drink, and household products we use, have slowly entered our body and brain; and have caused great harm.
How often do you experience consumer confusion from nutrition and health reports?
Have you ever noticed how conflicting these reports can be? One cites eggs are a healthy source of nutrition, while another claims eggs are unhealthy due to their high cholesterol content. Who are you to believe?
Have you ever noticed how often doctors disagree with one another concerning healthy eating? One states dairy is a healthy source of protein, while another claims dairy is unhealthy and increases the risk of developing cancer. How can two, so-called “health experts” differ in their opinions?
Even scientists disagree on their conclusions based upon results and data from the same scientific studies.
As consumers who are we to trust? How do we recognize trustworthy sources? How do we eliminate consumer confusion?
How I maintain motivation to keep active. Why I strive for health. At 17 years of age, I started an exercise program because, as most women will admit, I wasn’t happy with the way I looked. It was the discovery of cellulite on my thighs, that began my journey to improve. Did I ever get off track or get side tracked? Yes, or course. I am not super-woman. 40 years later, I’m still on that journey. Have I achieved my goal? Yes, many times. However it’s important to note, my goal keeps changing. It must. As we age our knowledge & experiences dictate change. Nothing is constant, not even our planet.
As science discovers new realities about nutrition and health it becomes difficult to keep up with that information. It is even more difficult to understand and utilize the information in a simple manner consistent with my current day to day habits that make up my life. Everything seems so complex today. And it is.
Cancer will kill 5.5 million women each year by the year 2030. How do we stop this trend?
In the last two decades, our fight against cancer has been promising with advancements in science and technology that enable us to improve both prevention and treatment efforts. However, we still have a long way to go. In a recent report, one group is particularly vulnerable to the effects of cancer, women. A review from the American Cancer Society, in collaboration with Merck, the global pharmaceutical company, reports 5.5 million women will die from cancers that can be prevented, by the year 2030.
This study also indicates there is a possibility of these numbers growing due to an increase in the number of aged populations all over the world. Cancer is a range of diseases that involves abnormal cellular growth (tumor). These abnormal cells then have the potential to invade and/or spread to other parts of the body. However, it should be noted that not all tumors are cancerous.
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August 30, 2018
We are pleased to announce the release of our newest Destination Wellness educational video entitled, "Protein - Part 9". Part 9 continues the discussion of animal and plant-based protein, looks at the cost of delivery of protein, and the future of animal protein food production.