Archive for April 9, 2010

THE RUN FOR WATER

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The Dow Live Earth Run for Water – to take place April 18, 2010 – will consist of a series of 6 km run/walks (the average distance many women and children walk every day to secure water) taking place over the course of 24 hours in countries around the world, featuring concerts and water education activities aimed at igniting a tipping point to help solve the water crisis. Pete Wentz, Alexandra Cousteau, The Roots, John Legend, Estelle, Collective Soul, Sam Moore, Angelique Kidjo will lend their names and their time in support of this important cause.

Click here to find an event near you!

No Sweet Surprise in my book

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Has anyone see a commercial or visited this site: sweetsurprise.com? It’s all about high fructose corn syrup and how it has not been proven to be any more linked to obesity rates than sugar and both are similarly metabolized by the body.

Ok, first off – i love how the Corn Refiners Association is behind this PR. The commercial doesn’t say it’s good for you – in fact it says you should use it in moderation. High Fructose Corn Syrup is in so many of the foods we eat that it is hard to even do that.  They mention that many of the recent findings lack scientific evidence and that they find that high fructose corn syrup does not contribute to obesity any differently than sugar.  Does that mean it’s good for you though?

Did you know that High Fructose Corn Syrup according to this site has many benefits for the manufacturers of the food??

High fructose corn syrup is used in foods and beverages because of the many benefits it offers. In addition to providing sweetness at a level equivalent to sugar,(1) High fructose corn syrup enhances fruit and spice flavors in foods such as yogurt and spaghetti sauces, gives chewy breakfast bars their soft texture and also protects freshness. High fructose corn syrup keeps products fresh by maintaining consistent moisture

On the other side of the fence, which I am on, does not give me any doubt as to High Fructose Corn Syrup being One of the contributing factors in the rising obesity rates –

the double danger of High Fructose Corn Syrup

These experiments should give us pause when we consider the great increase in the use of high fructose corn syrup during the past 30 years, particularly in soft drinks, fruit juices and other beverages aimed at growing children, children increasingly likely to be copper deficient as modern parents no longer serve liver to their families. (Liver is by far the best source of copper in human diets.)

“The bodies of the children I see today are mush,” observed a concerned chiropractor recently. The culprit is the modern diet, high in fructose and low in copper-containing foods, resulting in inadequate formation of elastin and collagen–the sinews that hold the body together.

I do not need to be a scientist or a member of the Corn Association to see the correlation between high sugar food and obesity rates. It’s common sense — you decide for yourself.

I am losing patience…

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So i am going to be honest here — being so incapacitated is getting me depressed. I know it’s only been 3 days but when you are someone who is used to being so active — not being able to move around has a lot of power to affect you mood. I am going to snap out of it and bounce back of course — my commitment is stronger than any injury.

1. I am going to see a chiropractor today. One that specializes in sports and athletes. I have been told by many fellow active friends that it will help. What do I have to lose?
2. I am going to try today to not take any meds. Just Advil. I don’t like how my body feels when I take them.
3. I learned how differently people measure pain –

At Urgent care, they asked me to rate my pain on a scale of 1-10. I said 7. Scott looked at me and said I would rate it an 8 or 9. So I said to him — I have given birth and that would be a 10 to me.  I said what is pain to you, is like child’s play to me! It’s all perspective…

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