Health News
Millenialls Losing Interest in Golden Arches PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael McCaffrey   
Tuesday, April 02, 2013

mcdsimage

 

According to Advertising Age, a recent internal memo popped up stating that McDonalds has failed to reach the top 10 restaurant chains for "millennials” or 19-to 30-year-olds.

Millenialls are looking for healthier alternatives and more sustainable solutions. They place a great deal of value on things like social responsibility, local, sustainability, organic, grass-fed and hormone-free offerings when they dine out. Yes, McDonalds added salads to their menu some time ago. However, the fact that its Caesar Salad possesses more fattening than their burgers doesn’t help their cause.

Dan Schawabel, managing partner of Millennial Branding, a consulting firm shared with TakePart “"I think back to Fast Food Nation, which was very popular among millennials. They're looking for sustainability. They want their food to be better grown, and when you see McDonald's putting [artificial flavors] in their food, those things aren't helping build trust."

So, according to Ad Age, they are about to embark on a major food change- the new McWrap, and as Ad Age reports:

Referred to in the memo as a "Subway buster," the McWrap "affords us the platform for customization and variety that our millennial customer is expecting of us." The McWrap comes grilled or crispy in three varieties—sweet chili chicken, chicken and bacon, and chicken and ranch—and will range from 360 to 600 calories, depending in part on the type of chicken.

Said the memo: "Our customers are consistently telling us, particularly millennials, they expect variety, more choices, customization and their ability to be able to personalize their food experience."

The last time I have been in a McDonalds it was to pee. In fact, that’s pretty well it’s status in our household as the “Great American Pee-House” as we travel across the country. I say “hooray” for the millennials, and look forward to seeing more from this group in the future.

 
Obama Signs Monsanto Protection Act PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael McCaffrey   
Tuesday, April 02, 2013

 

aolimage

President Barack Obama signed a spending bill into law last week, (HR 933), that allowed the federal government to continue through the end of the year – and, unfortunately, it includes a rider that has been called the “Monsanto Protection Act.”  

The Monsanto Protection Act keeps federal courts from being allowed to halt the sale or planting of genetically modified (or genetically engineered) seeds, no matter what health issues prove to be a result of GMO’s in the future.

The Farmer Assurance Provision, Section 735 of the bill, includes language that has many citizens outraged.  A Republican of Missouri, Sen. Roy Blunt, worked with Monsanto on this provision, ignoring the thousands of people who made their distain heard.  Obama, too, needs to be held responsible for ignoring the protestors outside the White House- the organic farmers, consumer advocates, and everyday heroes whom many supported Obama to get re-elected.

Food Democracy Now collected more than 250,000 signatures on a petition calling for the president to veto the CR, argue that not enough studies have been conducted into the possible health risks of GMO and GE seeds. Eliminating judicial power to halt the selling or planting of them essentially cuts off their course to ensuring consumer safety should health risks emerge. But to no avail, the Monsanto Protection Act is in affect for 6 months. Some have said that is all they need, because they can replant versions of the original seed year after year now without legal ramifications.

For those that supported Obama are very disappointed because Obama made a campaign promise in 2007 to have GMO’s be labeled (hasn’t happened) and to have a transparent government where this type of activity doesn’t happen.

Click here or the image above for an AOL video about this decision.

What Now?
This is all pretty distressing information. What does one do now? We buy organic. We buy local hopefully from a farmer you get to know at the Farmers Market in your town. You are very aware of what is a known GMO and what is not. Below is a handy chart for you:

gmoimage2.jpg 

 

 

 
Vermont Getting Close to Mandatory Labeling of GMO’s PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael McCaffrey   
Monday, March 04, 2013

 

 

The State of Vermont is getting closer to becoming the first state to put mandatory labels on genetically modified food products.gmoimage

On Friday March 1, 2013, the House Agriculture Committee, after a great deal of testimony, passed H.112, or the “GMO labeling bill,” by an 8-3 vote.

The bill requires food producers to put labels on raw agricultural and processed, packaged food products that are genetically engineered. The bill will go to the House Judiciary Committee for review, then to the floor for a vote.

Rep. Will Stevens, I-Shoreham, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, said “It’s a consumer bill. It lets people have information that they wouldn’t otherwise have access to.”

Here’s the link to a local article from The Addison County Independent in Vermont.
 
FDA Considers Allowing Aspartame in Milk Without Label PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dee McCaffrey, CDC   
Monday, March 04, 2013

 

 

milkimage

The story of milk keeps getting worse.

Appalling as it may sound, the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) have filed a petition with the FDA asking the FDA to alter the definition of "milk" to secretly include chemical sweeteners such as aspartame and sucralose.

Even worse, these additives would not need to be listed on the label. They will simply be under the definition of "milk," so that when a company lists "milk" on the label, it automatically includes the possibility of aspartame or sucralose.

Can you believe it? Is this just appalling? Don't just get pissed off - submit your own comment to the FDA about this decision.

Processed-Free America has submitted a comment to the FDA, but here's the link to submit your own comment. Deadline to submit a comment is May 21, 2013.

For more information, here's the link to the Natural News Article about this situation.

 

 
Study Shows Diet As Powerful As Drugs PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael McCaffrey   
Monday, March 04, 2013

 

 

guycuttinggreens2

For the first time ever, a study has shown that diet can have as powerful an effect on your health compared to drugs in preventing cardiovascular disease.

The study, published last week in The New England Journal of Medicine, is making waves in the cardiovascular medicine. Experts are calling for more rigorous studies of popular diets recommended by cardiologists.

The study involved 7447 people in Spain, half randomly assigned to follow the Mediterranean diet while the remainder was to follow a low-fat diet. The study ended early (less than 5 years) with 30% fewer heart attacks, strokes, and death from heart disease compared to the low-fat diets.

For more info on this diet, you can go to the study here as well as a New York Times article here.
 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

Page 8 of 27

LOST 65 POUNDS & ARTHRITIS

I Rave About This Plan ColleenPolitiAFTERsmall

I was referred to Dee for treatment of my arthritis by a doctor whose arthritis was helped from following Dee's Plan.Read More

LOWERED BLOOD PRESSURE

Have More Energy Now Ted Alber

Now I have more energy than I have had in years. I am 63 years old and still have the energy to work 16-18 hours per day.Read More

LOST 100 POUNDS, FEEL GREAT!

Recommend Dee's Plan Daily! Willow_After_Final.PNG
 
I lost 48 pounds in about 4 months and 100 pounds within a year and a half.  Thank you, Dee!Read More

SOS COOKBOOK NOW AVAILABLE!

Online Shop
  • "Healthy Food, Healthy Planet."

    Marie-France H.,
    Palmetto, FL

  • "How dare our government allow the makers of our food supply to poison us."

    Catherine W.,
    Cumberland, WI

  • "Thank you for taking a real stand on health!"

    Whitney H.,
    Fort Worth, TX

  • "It is time the government stopped selling out "we the people" to businesses."

    Pamela I.,
    Cropwell, AL

  • "Keep up the good work."

    Geanine H.,
    Sacramento, CA

  • "I am so ready to sign this petition."

    Jean D.,
    Toms River, NJ

  • "Humanity's inalienable right to the natural, unadulterated foods given by the Creator is more important than the greed of food, drug and chemical corporations."

    Chavah A.,
    Taos, NM

  • "TOO MANY UNNATURAL SUBSTANCES = TOO MANY CANCERS!!...Unless a change is made to the laws, food manufacturers will continue to poison us with WHATEVER IT TAKES TO MAKE AS MUCH MONEY AS THEY CAN!! Time to stop the insanity."

    Karen G.,
    Henrietta, NY

  • "I find it a travesty that in what used to be one of the richest countries in the world we have such a poorly regulated food supply."

    Julie S.,
    Birch Run, MI

  • "Best of luck with this important petition!"

    Scott E.,
    Cheshire, CT

  • "Thanks for keeping us informed! We need a watch dog over our food supply!"

    Cindy M.,
    Raleigh, NC

  • "Every single person should take the time to prepare healthy, nutritious meals for their families every day! ... Drag those kids and your spouse into the kitchen and create together!!"

    Ellen F.H.,
    Colton, OR

  • "Obesity is an epidemic in this country. Let's mandate healthy eating and stop poisoning our citizens."

    Tim W.,
    Ventura, CA

  • "This processed food is the killer for all human beings."

    Hadassah E.,
    Florida City, FL

  • "Have been on the no preservatives diet for 3 months now and have lost 10 pounds! I feel great!"

    Sallie G.,
    Conway, SC

  • "I have a chronic illness so it is very important to me that our food does not have toxins in it."

    Susie H.,
    Monroe, WI

  • "I am just now learning (about) all the stuff that is being put in our food. I am so shocked."

    Verna W.,
    Las Vegas, NV

  • "The U.K. & other countries get it right because they care. It's a disgrace that the U.S. doesn't use safe ingredients."

    Janice E.,
    Glendale, AZ

  • "As someone who struggles with weight, I would like to be proactive, not only in my own life, but also in the lives of others, which is why I decided to be a part of this petition. Thank you for informing me."

    Tekoa S.,
    Fullerton, CA

  • "What a positive change it has made in my life!"

    Judy E.,
    Sun City, AZ

  • "Everyone has a right to clean, clear, un-adulterated foods. It is not a privilege but a RIGHT!!"

    Ramana and Neil K.,
    Plano, TX

  • "Awareness is the beginning of change...thank you for your diligence in keeping us informed!"

    Elizabeth D.,
    Ft Worth, TX

  • "Let us as individuals take charge of our own health by making our food supply safe."

    Deborah Y.,
    Phoenix, AZ

  • "Thank you for your devotion to this issue."

    Silvia S.,
    Riverside, CA

  • "I think the government has to start to have the health and welfare of the people at heart. Putting chemicals and dangerous preservatives in our food is not in anyone's best interest."

    Diane W.,
    West Lawn, PA

  • "It is criminal and outrageous what's being done to our food here in America....It is your job to protect us, and STOP this greed-driven abuse NOW! Take a stand for the health of your citizens and their families, or remove yourself from office.

    Douglas G.
    Goleta, CA

  • "Processed food has made me sick ... I feel better since I don't eat it anymore."

    Mary Ann B.,
    Oak View, CA

  • "We must take action to protect our health."

    Delores W.,
    Kansas City, MO

  • "Being a nutritionist with a PHD, it is my goal to assist as many individuals as possible to live a healthy lifestyle. As more and more issues with health arise, it is evident that the foods we are consuming has toxic effects on us."

    Brenda B.,
    Mesa, AZ

Videos

Processed-Free Support Groups!

Watch Video

Dee on The Doctors!

Watch Video

Dee on The Science of Skinny

Watch Video

Dee on Dr. Steve Show NYC PIX11

Watch Video

Science of Skinny Video Part 1: Dee's Story

Watch Video

6 Important Foods for Weight Loss

Watch Video

Dee on Better TV

Watch Video

Food Additives to Avoid

Watch Video

Slimming Mexican Cuisine

Watch Video

Dee on Austin NBC

Watch Video

A 2012 Intention

Watch Video

Colleen's Success Story

Watch Video

Another Success Story

Watch Video

Buying Organic On Budget

Watch Video

Sesame Tahini Logs

Watch Video

Dee's Favorite Breakfast

Watch Video

Make a Healthy Thanksgiving Feast

Watch Video

Sweet Halloween Treat

Watch Video

Healthy Eating for Kids

Watch Video

Food Label Reading

Watch Video

Healthy Treat for Kids

Watch Video

Healthy Greek Turkey Burgers

Watch Video

Healthy French Toast

Watch Video

Dee on CBS

Watch Video

Yummy Stir Fried Rice

Watch Video

Dee's First TV Appearance

Watch Video

Processed-Free Chocolate Treats

Watch Video

Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup

Watch Video

Dee on Plan-D

Watch Video

About Plan-D Online Course

Watch Video

JOIN DEE ON...

 facebook twitter youtube

 

Copyright © 2009-2015 Processed-Free America. All Rights Reserved.

Web Support by CEDC