The Whole Package
If you’re participating in the new class in the member’s area you already know that the focus of the class is “The Whole Package” Jan and Kyra are looking at the entire Total Health makeover Plan in light of a vegan lifestyle. We’re sharing an excerpt of Day 1 here. In this section they are talking about the effects of chemicals.
This is just a small part of yesterday’s post which included information and how-to videos on the whole food of the day, also a vegan challenge a new recipe forum, and lively discussion.
It’s not too late to join in and become a part of this class. http://www.marilu.com/becomemember.php
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The first step in Marilu Henner’s Total Health Makeover (the green book) is “Eliminate Dangerous Chemicals, Additives, and Preservatives.” This is SO vegan! When Marilu wrote the Green Book, the average consumer was eating 140-150 pounds of food additives a year – ugh. We hate to imagine what it is now. You’ve heard “if you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it” and this is really true. Become a label reader, or better yet, buy food that you can see all the ingredients without a label, like kale, apples, carrots, you get the idea. Organic is best – not a guarantee, but certainly closer to chemical-free than produce that was grown with chemical fertilizers and sprayed with major pest control chemicals. Learn what some of the things on labels actually mean. If you have a smart phone, try looking up a few things while you are in the grocery store. You might lose your appetite — remember the red dye used at high profile fast food joints that is made with South American beetles? Avoid BHA, BHT, MSG, Nitrates, Nitrites, any artificial flavor or color, rBGH (aka Bovine Growth Hormone – do you really want to eat that?) and artificial sweeteners. (Read Chapter 4 in the green book for details.) Our best advice is stay away from all meat, processed foods, white stuff like rice, flour, sugar (because it has been bleached!), household chemicals, cleaning products, unnatural surfaces (vinyl, laminates, carpet), and always drink filtered water! Resign from the “Chemistry Set” and join the “Clean Team!”