January 7, 2013

How to Eat Cleaner – Day 8 of 31 – Genetically Modified Foods Are They Dangerous? The Debate Goes On

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How to Eat Cleaner – Day 8 of 31 – Genetically Modified Foods Are They Dangerous? The Debate Goes On

Hello everyone. I’m so excited that you decided to join me in our 31 days to cleaner or healthier eating. Each one of these videos will have 1 simple concept for you to chew on. It’s your choice what you do with it. Try it for a day, a week, a month or implement for your entire life. My hope is it helps you open your mind to learning more about fueling your body more healthily.

Part of cleaning up what we eat is getting educated and alot of these videos focus on awareness. .

GMO stands for genetically modified foods. It means we have mixed genes from 1 organism with another. Sounds like a page out of Jurassic Park. Monsanto is the main company creating these super crops to be resistant against the weed killer they manufacture. The hope is also the crops are resistant to disease, etc. so basically heartier.

Most of our food has GMO foods in it. 85% of soy, wheat, sugar beets, corn, and there are more. What is the filler for most packaged food? Soy, wheat, corn.

Are GMOs safe? This is a hotly debated topic. But when most people are asked, they say 2 things: they want food labelled if they contain GMOs and they would avoid them. Interesting. Fact,  Monsanto does not feel GMOs need to be tested for safety. That certainly would not be good businesses… If their studies back up what other scientists are finding. There are adverse effects.

It’s also interesting to note that when you buy supplements, the FDA feels its important that there is a note that it has not been tested by the FDA. Why not GMO foods? Something to chew on.

Think about the last 10-20 years. What are some of the most common medical conditions that keep coming up. Weird allergies: soy, wheat (gluten) and a load of metabolic conditions: hypothyroidism being one of them.

Our food effects our genes, our biochemistry, our metabolism. How is it possible that GMO foods don’t have an effect? Educate yourself. What are you putting in your bodies?

There have been independent studies that GMO foods are bad for us. For more info on that search the web. 🙂 see Genetic Roulette. Also you can get a shopping guide at http://www.nongmoshoppingguide.com

Thanks for your time. This is Coach Lana and I would love for you to join me at http://facebook.com/coachlana so we can connect.


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