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From a very young age onward, everyone hears things like drink your milk and eat your vegetables . However, you never hear anyone saying, “Eat your meat” because no one needs encouragement to eat a nice juicy steak or big delicious hamburger. Americans love their beef. But are Americans eating the right type of beef for their health? If you have osteoarthritis, you’ll want to be sure to eat grass-fed beef. Before we get into the health benefits of beef that has not been fed corn, let’s take a little peek into the life of a cow.
A little calf is born all cute and fuzzy. At first, it starts getting its nutrients from mamma’s milk. Soon, it will begin to eat the grass or flake that Mr. Rancher provides. Once that baby grows into a 700 pound beast, it is shipped to the feed lots. At the feed lot with thousands of other cows, a cow gorges on corn feed. Here the cow puts on three pounds per day. When that cow hits the 1,200 pound mark, it is ready for sla...
I recently did a shared post on the effects of poor eating over the holidays. Historically many people, me included, choose to take the holidays off from making wise food choices. We all know that much of what we eat during the holiday season is detrimental to our health, but do we really understand the severity of the consequences of eating poorly for only a few days.
Recently, I completed my video series case study titled The Raschad Jones Project. In this project we documented what happens when Certified Personal Trainer, Raschad Jones agrees to eat junk food for 72 hours. The results were surprising, and something I want to share with you before you we go into the holidays. You can click on the link below to view this project:
To briefly summarize my findings, we saw the following occurrences:
1. Less than 24 hours into eating his poor diet ...
Welcome back to the hall of shame where we find everything from shoes to purses that can contribute to pain. Today our inductee is a historically popular item and arguably the world’s first drug: sugar. The apothecary’s of old used to keep a form of sugar on their shelves, sometimes in the form of honey or sometimes in the form of cane sugar. According to a royal French decree in 1353, apothecaries were not to use honey when sugar was prescribed. 1
Soon what was once a prescribed medicine quickly became a common household item available at every grocery store, restaurant and gas station. America’s drug of choice is available without a prescription. The average American consumes 152 pounds of sugar per year. That equates to six cups per week or 312 cups per year. Where does all this sugar come from? A can of soda has 39 grams of sugar that equates to 10 cubes of sugar. Starbuck’s Mint Mocha Frappuccino has 14 teaspoons of sugar. A cube here, teaspoon...
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