Friday, March 30, 2012

It's almost time!!!

Are you as excited as I am???

The Health Activists Blog Writers Challenge starts on Sunday, April 1!

I've been working ahead of the game on my posts, since I honestly don't know if I will have the chance to do them the day before. A few of them are quite challenging... O.o  Um, what was I supposed to expect from a CHALLENGE?? LOL!

I hope that you enjoy reading my blog posts as much as I enjoyed writing them. Some will be long, some may be short, but in the end, I will do my best to stick to the daily topic and keep you entertained! ;o)

Get ready for a month of fun!!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Problems with Soy

I came across this post on Facebook this morning and I had to re-post (I blacked out the names from the responses to keep them anonymous). I will have to dig further into this and bring you more information:

"Against the backdrop of widespread praise...there is growing suspicion that soy - may pose some health hazards," writes Marian Burros, a leading food writer for the New York Times. More than any other writer, Ms Burros's endorsement of a low-fat, largely vegetarian diet has herded Americans into supermarket aisles featuring soy foods. Yet her January 26, 2000 article, "Doubts Cloud Rosy News on Soy", contains the following alarming statement: "Not one of the 18 scientists interviewed for this column was willing to say that taking isoflavones was risk free." Ms Burros did not enumerate the risks, nor did she mention that the recommended 25 daily grams of soy protein contain enough isoflavones to cause problems in sensitive individuals, but it was evident that the industry had recognised the need to cover itself.
Because the industry is extremely exposed...contingency lawyers will soon discover that the number of potential plaintiffs can be counted in the millions and the pockets are very, very deep. Juries will hear something like the following: "The industry has known for years that soy contains many toxins. At first they told the public that the toxins were removed by processing. When it became apparent that processing could not get rid of them, they claimed that these substances were beneficial. Your government granted a health claim to a substance that is poisonous, and the industry lied to the public to sell more soy."
The "industry" includes merchants, manufacturers, scientists, publicists, bureaucrats, former bond financiers, food writers, vitamin companies and retail stores. Farmers will probably escape because they were duped like the rest of us. But they need to find something else to grow before the soy bubble bursts and the market collapses: grass-fed livestock, designer vegetables...or hemp to make paper for thousands and thousands of legal briefs.

Its a big industry Soy is, but just like smoking was and still is, the business aspect will keep this potentially harmful ingredient in our food chain with its potential toxic and health damaging effects being spread throughout the populations with out our knowing. At least we cigarettes we could smell smoke and move out of the way. With soy we choke it down not knowing the vast amount of serious health damaging potential ingredients we are putting into perhaps every cell in our bodies. To use Soy in a meal replacement Weight Loss Shake is one of the most reprehensible acts I have ever seen in health care. Someone somewhere in the chain of making these products has got to know the potential harm they are inflicting on an innocent population!

One of the worst effects of Soy, in my opinion, is that is decreases telomerase, the enzyme that rebuilds telomere units to keep us younger. Shutting down telomerase should in all likelyhood accelerating aging. Not only does Soy have the potential to damage our health in so many ways, now the chance of our aging faster because of it is gasoline on the the bonfire of toxins it has the very real possibility of afflicting us with. Soy-Cigarettes-Asbestos I believe will soon be synonymous with the real potential health hazards of our generation.
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    • Treukh Freukh really? thats crazy man....atleast with cigars (in Canada anyways) most packs says its not a substitute for smoking ciggarettes, while soy is predominatley marketed as a meat substitue lol although I'm having my doubts about farmed meat also.... just heard Loblaws recalled all their meat products from July 2011-Feb 2012 TODAY because of ecoli....
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    • Kira Sandoval Ewww. not good. I can't drink whole milk, so I've been drinking exclusively soy- guess I need to find an alternative. I have to share this on my blog now... is this from an article?
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    • Peter Bigtymer I copy/pasted it from Pete Delmonico's status.
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    • Peter Bigtymer This person posted this on his wall
      Chrystal Docker: Luckily I had a friend that opened my eyes to this awhile back. We only drink raw cow's milk and other varieties such as almond, coconut and occasionally rice.

Friday, March 16, 2012

The Health Activist Writer's Month Challenge!

Hey everyone - I just wanted to tell you about a new activity I'll be doing this April. The Health Activist Writer's Month Challenge hosted by WEGO Health. I will be writing a post a day for all 30 days. I hope you'll join me in writing every day about health. It's going to be a lot of fun and I'd love to see what you have to say about each of the topics, too. All you have to do to join is sign up here: and you'll be able to start posting once April rolls around. Looking forward to writing with you!

This will mean that I will postpone finding a collaborator on this blog until May or June at the latest! :o)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Looking for writers! ;o)

I am looking for one or two guest writers to post articles on this blog. I think it is time to have a collaborative effort going on with this, as part of the new vibe I would like to infuse into this blog as I revive it!

My ideal collaborative partner would be someone that I can actually chat with on a regular basis, be someone that has experience in blogging, and someone that has the same level of passion for health and wellness as me.

If you are interested, please send me an email to with the subject line of Health and Wellness Blog Collaboration, and give me some information as to ideas you have that you would like to blog about, and why you think I should collaborate with you. Tell me about your short term and long term goals  in reference to blogging.

Please understand that this is NOT a paid opportunity. I am solely looking for someone that wants to help out. I would LOVE to get a website up and running sometime in the future, and am planning on adding a donation button as well to this blog to aid in that goal, as well as possibly monetizing with Adsense... but that is not for certain yet at this time.

Interested bloggers will have until March 31 to email me. I will go through emails and contact my top picks by mid-April with the hopes of picking at least one blogger to start as early as the end of April!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

New year, new attitude! :o)

After loosing my password to the account where I had this blog, I thought I had completely lost the blog forever.

Thankfully, I found a piece of paper that had my email address and password written on it in pencil! I was going through all the "junk" I had in boxes, trying to sort through and get rid of things.

Well, so many things have happened since my last post on here. I won't bore you will all the details, but if you really want to catch up with me, you can start by reading my new blog I started, when I thought I had lost this one... Start with this post, since it talks about my weight loss journey since my last post here!

I will slowly get this blog back on it's feet after such a long period of inactivity. I humbly apologize to everyone, but sometimes life just happens to get in the way.

My goals for 2012 is to  get back to the weight I was coming back from Mexico in October, which was 142. Sadly I am currently at 166. I am going to change my diet and try the Atkins, or at least a modified version of the Atkins diet. I'm not sure if I can honestly do without breads for even a few days, which is why I say a modified version... but I'm going to give it my best shot. Atkins only has you stay away from carbs such as whole grains, breads, pastas, and potatoes for at least the first phase of the diet.

Oh, and that reminds me: I did a post about the true meaning of the word diet:

I'll leave you to that for today. There is much I would like to update you on, but I have to take it one day at a time. :o)