Lord you give good instruction and truth to our eyes. You give us favor through Jesus death for our sins and resurrection unto life. Ffffffggghgffffdd
Lord, I love this idea you’ve given me and ask you to bless it. Will you bless those reading now to know you and your glorious power now, to know the power of your suffering and the power of your resurrection. How amazing are you Lord? Your glory fills all the earth. Fill our mouths with your praises. Please help me succinctly say this.
So, dear reader, we have talked about what not to eat in the Mother Load post with over eight hundred products with potential lesion- causing ingredients. I’d categorize those in the red zone, like stay away from those products and only give them to your family if you are into murder. Which I totally don’t condone! Then there is the green zone with the what I want to eat post that The Lord helped make a reality, grass fed beef, real milk, non-GMO, organic, local foods. But what about when you are out and need to make a smart choice?
Let me start by saying that I am not receiving any kick backs for endorsements. I am a fellow pain sufferer and these are the things I found to be safe up to this point. But these things are mostly in the yellow zone, not organic, GMO free, or local, etc. Let’s look at different scenarios.
Your friend wants to eat at a restaurant. What do you eat? This one stinks. You are stuck with raw vegetables no sauces and possibly some plain meat unless you can deftly pull up an ingredients list online and figure out something quickly.
You want to take the children to Chik Fil A. Okay, you have choices. Oatmeal for breakfast with the toppings included. Pretty amazing right? The grilled chicken is almost totally safe besides not being organic and like stuff serious people know about chickens. The waffle potato chips by the register don’t have the plastic in the oil but the oil used isn’t expeller pressed-I have to give in on regular oils eating at gatherings, probably not the greatest choice. Fruits and salads are alright. The cole slaw has one ingredient I won’t eat. If they took out that it would be ideal. Remember they do sell red zone items here so stay away from those.
You are traveling. The best way to lose an hour and eat healthy is to stop in at a grocery store. Car eating has never been so fun. Try to get to the richest nicest part of town and locate the spiffiest grocery store.This is nice because you are getting into a new grocery store where you don’t know where anything is, but you are rewarded with different new items to try. Look for your old standbys- AppleGate, Newman’s Own, Simple Truth Brand at Kroger, Amy’s in the frozen section and health area. Here I would like to say, do not shop based on price, shop based on ingredients. This is a major cultural shift in thinking that must happen if you want to stay healthy. You save a ton of money by just not buying a ton of junk. One can of Amy’s soup fills me up more than two of Progresso or Campbell’s and doesn’t taste half so nasty. I can also suggest a book series here called Eat This Not That. You still have to use your lysolecithin knowledge to avoid it but there is plenty of good advice in those books that is still current.
The “you have to try it” food pusher. This could be anyone from your boss, your mom, your spouse, to your mother in law. They really want to feed you something so toxically delicious that you cannot resist. So, here I pray. Sometimes I just eat whatever bite of cheesy and sometimes I just resist. I’ve found that if I give a polite answer about how the food isn’t on my okay list to eat, then the compassion is about used up and I have an angry loved one on my hands. Oops. Sometimes it works to say, I just really don’t like to eat cheese. I have to be careful because I really do love cheese or what they offer and just have to not lie somehow. Prayer usually works and God gives you an answer. It’s when they offer a child in the family some Spaghetti Os or something that I have to say no. It’s not the person’s fault who offers. They trust that approved ingredients are actually okay. You and I know differently. Please don’t try to convince your loved one at that particular time though- offensive. Any tactful suggestions here?
There is one very distressing area that I cannot find an okay alternative. Chewing gum. It’s chock full of lecithin and chemical sweeteners. Please will someone create an old school gum without junk? So that’s my plea. I imagine chicle has health benefits. It got squeezed out of gum some time ago.
Next, chocolate has been saved by Enjoy Life chips and Hershey’s cocoa. I think Enjoy Life could go far if they recreate all the old standby candy bars with healthy and real ingredients and / or create sumptuous bites of yumminess. I’d like an Erehwon graham cracker coated in chocolate and topped with a health food store marshmallow. Have you ever eaten one of those? Those marshmallows with the pink and blue kids on it are amazing. Oh, that’s why people fell in love with marshmallows- because they taste incredible! I feel the same way about real milk. Have you ever had milk from the cow? I had some this time last year and it was like a beautiful explosion of amazingness. How in the world were we convinced to drink something different? I do know. They scared the peediddle out of people in the fifties telling them they could die from milk unless they heated it. Then they shut down all the local dairies and left us with whole milk in a red jug with added vitamin D which causes inflammation. That’s like driving a Hummer when you could drive a Cadillac. Somebody made some money there- it sounds like the Walmart of dairies.
I want to revisit the Simple Truth brand at Kroger. It’s a whole line of decent food at a low price which can be eaten pretty safely. I have two ingredient list concerns, lecithin and cultures. The noodles and dry goods are not enriched and the “processed foods” have real ingredients. The vegetables and fruits are organic and look fresh and good. If you need to lose weight, this is the way to go. Look at a room full of people. The skinny ones are health nuts. Ask them. An easy way to go full in with health food is the Simple Truth line. Also, Kroger will order anything you ask for. They have yeast that has no monosorbitan stearate, is that right? I always get that one confused. Thanks lesions for taking my spelling power.
I come from a long line of spellers. Before Google I went to my mother. Who’s smaaaaart and a beauty which I add because I am about to tell you how nerdy we actually are because this is how I discovered my grandmother’s somehow one of the smartest women ever, and most beautiful and kind unlike me. My Gran’s amazing!!! I digress. Our cousins came to visit and brought an idea to open the dictionary and chose a word and everyone had to come up with a definition whether they knew it or not. This game was fun – except Gran knew the definitions! Not much competition but an eye opener. After that, I pretty much did whatever she said. I advise you to honor your elders-and repent and apologize when you don’t-they have been through a lot. In Spanish elders are called “ancianos” which helps me remember they spent many years in this world to get to now.
So this leads me to my last point, I think. Shouldn’t nursing homes offer real foods and the healthiest non toxic choices? Simply by serving what these people ate as young people should help reverse the dementia and give them some lucidity. I’ve heard some places ar e doing this. Couldn’t one family’s insistence and supplemental income to the cafeteria make a huge difference in the health of the residents? Can you see their faces when they eat a fresh from the hog sausage homemade with butter and milk and not enriched flour biscuit with a big cup of lightly pasteurized milk? (Its illegal in most places to sell raw milk. Plus that would scare them.) They’ll think they’ve died and gone to heaven. Have you noticed that one spouse ” goes down” when the other dies? One major life change that occurs is that the living spouse stops cooking because cooking for one is not satisfying. Then what do they eat? Look at the mother load list for frozen entrees. Get that junk out of their freezers. You can order real food online to be delivered through the mail. Chefs are onto this and have created whole systems to get real food into our hands. If you are sick and wealthy, you can order these. Seriously, why wouldn’t you? You should get better quickly. If I charged for my advice this would be some serious personal knowledge. Seize the day. Eat real food today and tomorrow and forever. I am serious about our elders coming back from dementia. God made our bodies powerful and food to strengthen his amazing creation. Pray about it. See if you can talk to Mom one more time. If you have the money, or their money, then start today.
You know, I don’t even deal with cancer on my blog. I don’t look at products that cause cancer and my blog’s full of lesion- causing things. I have the utmost respect for those who are fighting the cancer onslaught with truth about diet playing a decisive factor frequently. There are many good blogs on real food and healing from cancer. This food’s so toxic. We have to take care of the little ones and the “ancianos” and ourselves.
Longest. Blog. Post. Ever.
Lord thank you for time to write. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the many people you give wisdom to create healthy meals for us. I want to praise you Jesus for people at Newman’s Own and their fore site and care to provide us with healthy normal food. Thank you God for those at Amy’s brand that creates cheese less pizza and good world foods. Please grow their business and health acumen. Thank you for the person in charge of Simple Truth line at Kroger. Please bless them with knowledge how to side step the many pitfalls when creating healthy products. Please help them to support local growers and farmers and make wise decisions in many areas. Please bless those under this person to successfully implement these plans. I praise you for these people. i pray for the salvation of their souls. Jesus. Please help others to follow suit and to open a broader, more healthy food source. I pray especially for poorer areas that have terrible toxic foods on the grocery shelves. That is not right. The children, the schools, the nursing homes- please clean them out and fix the food problems. Open people’s eyes. We have hope because you are in this world. Use us. We are the sheep of your pasture. Change Monsanto, change Green Giant, change Chef Boy R D. Send your Holy Spirit and heal our land. We need you. we repent of our pride. We don’t want to be prideful but to trust in you and your mighty power. Thank you that you give me the ability to think and write. How blessed I am. Thank you Jesus for dying for me on the cross. Thank you Jesus for suffering and rising from death to give me new life. How blessed I am. You chose me despite who I am. I am blessed by you. Thank you Jesus.
Jesus please glorify your name. You died upon the cross to save the lost. Thank you for rising again to an indestructible life. You are amazing.
Lecithin can become a toxin when exposed to oxygen. So, added lecithin to food is just a bad idea. Say you open a bag oaf chocolate chips, use half the bag, fold over the top and come back to use the rest in a couple of weeks. What happened to the lecithin in the chips? Did it oxidize? Did it lose a leg and become lysolecithin? Lysolecithin causes lesions. What if you ate half the bag of chips. How much lysolecithin did you ingest?
Naturally occurring lecithin usually has a check and balance. Think about milk. Wen the milk is exposed to oxygen for a while, what happens? It curdles and it smells- which both cue you that you should not drink the milk. The lecithin in the milk has oxidized and made the milk toxic or poisonous.
Hopefully, manufacturers will stop adding lecithin to every thing with flour or chocolate or baked. Lecithin is really bad news.
Finally, I have a question. Why are one of the few places studying the effects of lysolecithin in food the people at Havard? To exactly what end are they studying it? Is it to see how well lysolecithin makes breads rise or how super creamy cheese can get or what? If their intentions at this closely aligned university with politics and major corporations have honorable intentions, then I’d really love to talk to them. Please leave a post here. I cannot imagine they actually find this topic passionately interesting like I do- perhaps it is an interest though instead of just a job.
I know one day we will understand all things. Until then I just lay this in Jesus hands and pray he will free a few of your for your disease by showing you what is making you sick.
Jesus be glorified kin all we do and say. Please heal ou
r land our bodies and our people. May you be exalted forever as the coming king who purchased our salvation on the cross and rose victoriously over the grave.
Dearest Lord Jesus, I worship you and praise you for showing us your truth as revealed in your holy word. Please will you open eyes so that your will will be done on earth as it is in heaven? Thank you for saving my soul. Thank you for saving us from destroying ourselves in the fire of eternal hell. Thank you for taking my hell for me. I deserve hell, but you graciously took it for me on the cross. I am glad God that you gave me eternal life and made me coheir with Jesus Christ of his heavenly riches. You are amazing. You rose from the dead and defeated death, hell, and the grave. Amazing love, how can it be that you my God would die in my place? Thank you, Jesus. You are the living savior – beautiful, merciful, and kind. I worship you.
Will you help me unravel this without being confusing and say things easily and be easily understood?
Here is the revelation that came to me about Matthew 19:9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.” This is talking about BLAME. “Whosoever shall put away his wife…and shall marry another committeth adultery”- the husband is to be blamed for his adultery because he married another woman. “Whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery” – the guy who marries a divorced woman also becomes an adulterer. BLAME. Whose fault is it that these men are adulterers? It’s their own fault. Now, here’s where the revelation blows the Protestant church out of the water – “except it be for fornication.” This has confounded the entire church to the extreme detriment of its flock – the people entrusted to its care. The Catholic church held to the “no divorce for any reason” approach without having a clear explanation of Matthew 19. Kudos to the Catholics.
Okay, the Lord reminded me! Have you ever noticed when a man commits adultery against his wife that he totally throws her under the bus? Listen to him. “She never does this or that,” he whines, “She wasn’t any good at whatever and she’s just crazy.” He’s implying with every dripping word that she made it where he had no option but to cheat because of the crazy, etc., etc. that she is. He believes the adultery is HER FAULT! But God here in Matthew says, “No way! It’s your fault, man.” Now here comes in the part about “except it be for fornication;” if she commits adultery, it’s not HIS fault but hers that she commited adultery and it seems to imply to it’s not HER fault if he is the one who commits adultery. The phrasing looks a little open, but that’s up to a scholar to see. It’s almost like “except it be for fornication” is stating the obvious, yet it’s easy to see how one could be confused about it maybe giving an out for divorce; you have to wrap your mind about it another way and it only came for me through much prayer. Please pray for me. Writing this has caused some major spiritual warfare. What would the deceiver like more than to see all these marriages broken just because someone sleeps with someone else? We are dealing with humans here; someone’s going to be adulterous at some point in a marriage. You have to stick it out. When you said, “I do,” you said it forever. I pray you can accept this word and obey God and not man.
I think of the passionate and continual example of Scripture. The Lord God always brings his people back and washes them and gives us a new heart. Hosea went and got his prostitute wife off of the slave auction block and brought her home – that’s the Lord’s way with us! Isn’t he amazing? Why would he do it? For his own glory because he is slow to anger and abounding in love. He is abounding in love! Lord will you give your people this abounding love for spouses so we can be a light in this dark, dark world.
Lord please keep pushing back the dark. Will you open eyes and restore homes and glory for your majesty and love for us as your people? We are the church that you shed your blood for. We are an adulterous people always straying from you and worshiping things we’ve made. We need you desperately. Please restore the church. You bought us off the block and brought us home to you again. Will you steady our heart and keep it faithful to you who bought us with his own blood and rose over death and sin? Thank you Jesus!
Lord, thank you for all you’ve given us. Will you bless us and keep up cheerful and joyful in you. Please remind us you died for our sins – hallelujah! and rose from the dead securing our place in heaven forever. Thank you Jesus Christ Lord Almighty!
When speaking we use social niceties that don’t exactly reflect what we think or feel such as the expression “How are you? I’m fine.” So, if you have neurodegeneration, then you don’t feel fine, but you say “Fine.” This is what’s happening when you tell someone you have a chronic condition and they say, “But you look great!” They are trying to say something encouraging and want to give you a compliment. Your heartfelt response should be, “Thank you. You really encouraged me.” Many people have chosen to take offense at the social nicety “But you look great.” This is more stress on an already stressed system and seriously is nothing to get worked up about. It’s a lot better than them telling you something rude (and truthful?). Enjoy your life; you only have one go at this thing.
It’s the last day of MS awareness month. My two cents are that MS is NOT incurable and the cause IS known which are two fallacies perpetrated by the medical establishment. Ask yourself why the FDA cares what’s happening with MS and the chronic venous insufficiancy people (CCSV)? Why are known toxins in our products and foods? Regardless why this crap is poisoning us, it is poisoning us and has scienticfically traceable roots. It’s not brain surgery; it’s as simple as 2-1=1.
The chemistry is lecithin has two legs. Anything that cuts off one of the legs makes a toxin that creates lesions called lysolecithin. Start my blog at Death by Food and read on to find the many ways lecithin looses a leg and becomes lysolecithin.
Here’s to your healing as you find what’s causing your lesions!
Lord, will you bless and keep these chronic pain sufferers? Please hold them in your hand and lead people to healing physically but especially spiritually in Christ Jesus. Jesus you rose from the dead to give us new life and to pay an infinitely costly price – hell. You took our hell that we can escape it through belief in your resurrection. Thank you for raising from the dead and giving us this free gift! We love you
Bible gateway’s verse of the day today is, “then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
So if there’s “soy lecithin” or “soybean oil” or “soybean shortening” in an ingredient list and also “enzyme(s)” then could the enzyme hydrolyze the lecithin? What about any food that has lecithin in it and the ingredients also list enzymes? We know with cheese and everything if the hydrolysis happens as it’s processed then it’s called “modified,” but what if the two ingredients are just put into the mixture and they interact separately to form the same hydrolyzed lecithin – lysolecithin/ lysoPC? Just asking. I think the permissible enzymes under the “enzymes” list in a government GRAS site need to be compared with my list of dirty enzymes in that post way back there somewhere with “aspergillus niger.” Have to look that up sometime. I just avoid foods with “enzyme” listed as an ingredient anyway. I cannot afford to eat dirty food that’s going to put me in bed paralyzed for the rest of my life.
I have thought about this a good bit and I think “lecithin” is the big bad boy in the food industry – whether it’s soy or sunflower or whatever. Why does chocolate need an emulsifier? I never use emulsifier soy lecithin when baking. Why does every baked good in the health food section have soy lecithin? The hatchet has dropped. Soy lecithin probably is the cause of most sclerosis and pain problems today. I am mad about lecithin being added to many foods that clearly do not need it. I give a shout out to Enjoy Life chocolate chips that do not put it in there. After I ate those and cooked with them, I really began to question why in the world lecithin is added to almost all other chocolate. Those chips are perfect and do not add lecithin. Anyway, mixing enzymes and lecithin is just plain asking for it. Trash your Hostess Twinkies.
Jesus is amazing. He is the reason we are here – to worship him. We praise you Jesus for creating us and giving us real food to eat. Thank you Jesus. Thank you that you are the real bread from heaven who is broken for us who believe that you died on the cross and rose from the dead. We worship you. Hallelujah!
Lord will you guide me as to what to say? Will you help me put these thoughts down easily? Thank you for being a risen Savior who loves me and chose me out of this world to live eternally with you. I love you, Lord.
So, you are trying to decide whether to one replaced or both at one time. You know you’ll have a recovery time or probably a little more than the doctor says and then you’ll be good as new with your artificial implants. Have you considered waiting about the same amount of time as it would take to recover to make a few diet changes and see if your cartilage comes back? It can happen. This is how you do it.
Right now, send someone to your salt and have them read the ingredients. Does it say silicate – free-flowing agent? If so, tell them to throw the salt in the trash. Next, start looking at all your labels on food and get rid of anything with sili- anything in it, including spices and frozen foods. Get into your medicine cabinet, and look at your over-the-counter meds, and replace those with a pill that doesn’t have silicates in them – usually the gel kind does not have silicates. Next resolve not to eat fried foods. Why? You guessed it – the anti-foaming additive to the oil is derived from silica. Don’t eat salted foods there because of the silicates. The whole world is open to you to eat except silica – that’s sand. Why is sand in your food anyway? Really.
Ancient people who had rheumatoid arthritis lived in sandy environments – look at the Polynesian people. Their cartilage was stripped down by the sand in their food. That’s just my thought.
Now you need to go into your bathroom and check your shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, and toothpaste for silica or long words ending in -methicone. What’d you find? Your toothpaste is probably 90% silica and dimethicone is most likely one of the top ingredients in your deodorant. Now how about the big one. Find the lotion you put on your knees. Any dimethicone in the lotion?
Well, it couldn’t be that you may say. Perhaps you could get your knee or hip pictures taken, eliminate silica for 12 weeks, and go back and have them take another picture and see if I am right. What if I am right and your cartilage comes back and you don’t need surgery? How painless is that?
To find out more information about silica and steps to take read my post here.
God’s blessings be yours in abundance. May you know the risen Christ and the fellowship of his suffering and the grace to be found in his sacrificial death and resurrection for you.