During World War II, cigarettes were included in American Soldier’s C-rations… Today, milk is included in American Children’s school lunches…
According to Forbes:
…Demand for milk has been in a free fall for decades. U.S. milk consumption has dropped 36% since the 1970s…
All the milk mustaches in advertising history can’t disguise the fact that milk is no longer the drink of choice—not for teens and 20-somethings, or people with busy lifestyles, or aging baby boomers, or the elderly. With per-capita U.S. milk consumption down 36% between 1970 and 2011, an industry trade group spokesman recently admitted something everybody already knew: The dairy business is in trouble…
More and more people are realizing that drinking milk is far from a healthy practice. The industry is seeing it in their numbers, and taking measures to stop this trend.
The Verge reports:
The US milk industry is dropping its iconic “Got Milk?” tagline, as part of a rebranding effort to promote milk’s health benefits. As Advertising Age reports, the longtime slogan will be replaced with “Milk Life”…
For how much longer can they keep it up?
Just as tobacco sales fell, and its advertising started to be regulated and even banned in many countries, I feel dairy health claims and advertising will soon need to be reconsider and controlled.
Their claim on milk being the best source of calcium has been weakened by evidence, and the public is not buying it anymore, so now they want to talk about protein:
…MilkPEP’s new message will focus on nutrition — and on protein, specifically — in an effort to boost declining sales…
Changing the message to disguise facts. Using their influence to sell to the masses without telling them the whole story.
Unfortunately we still have a long way to go before the dairy industry, one of the biggest and most powerful in our economy will be confronted and demanded to expose the truth about their products. So it is up to us as individuals to do our own research, understand the facts, and make informed decisions about our health and that of our children.
What does “Milk Life” mean? What does it represent in terms of our health, and in terms of the health of our planet? What is that glass of milk at breakfast doing for your child’s health?
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Introducing Natural Tatiana, my brand new website!
My dear alkaline friends, I have very exciting news to share with you today. If you have read some of my previous posts, or watched some of my shows, you know how passionate I am about healthy eating and healthy living. This really is a life mission to me; inspiring people to live healthier lives, to prevent disease, and to be kind to themselves, to others and to our planet.
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Thanks for your trust and friendship! I hope I can continue to provide you with tools, tips, recipes and ideas for being and staying healthy, energetic, young and happy.
Personally, I love watching health documentaries, and have found them to be a great way to share information with people in a way that they will actually enjoy and listen. More and more health documentaries are coming out talking about the relationship between our food and our health, about the benefits of eating a more vegetarian or vegan diet, and the importance of paying attention to our lifestyle and nutrition.
Our society is blindfolded with marketing and mass media. These fils are a good way to educate ourselves and be able to develop our own criteria and position toward food, medicine, illness and lifestyle.
So, by popular demand, here is a list (in no particular order) of some of our most recommended health documentaries. If there is one you’ve liked and don’t see in this list, please take a minute to write it down on the comment section at the end of the article. This list will be an evolving effort, and we want to keep it as current as possible, please help us out.
- Forks Over Knives – http://www.forksoverknives.com/
- Hungry for Change - http://www.hungryforchange.tv/
- Food Matters - http://www.foodmatters.tv/
- Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead - http://www.fatsickandnearlydead.com/
- Food Inc. - http://www.takepart.com/foodinc
- Fresh - http://www.freshthemovie.com/
- Vegucated - http://www.getvegucated.com/
- Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 days - http://www.rawfor30days.com/themovie.html
- The Gerson Miracle - http://gersonmedia.com/TheGersonMiracleMovie.html
- Crazy Sexy Cancer - http://kriscarr.com/products/crazy-sexy-cancer/
- Burzynski - http://www.burzynskimovie.com/
- Tapped - http://www.tappedthemovie.com/
- Sugar: The Bitter Truth -
- The World According to Monsanto - http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-world-according-to-monsanto/
- Diet For a New America - http://vimeo.com/18573911
- Average Joe on the Raw - http://www.ontherawfilm.com/
- Ingredients - http://www.ingredientsfilm.com/
- Bag it - http://www.bagitmovie.com/
- King Corn - http://www.kingcorn.net/
- Flow - http://www.flowthefilm.com/
- A World Without Cancer -
- Pink Ribbons, Inc. - http://www.nfb.ca/film/pink_ribbons_inc/clip/pink_ribbons_inc_clip
- The Marketing Madness - http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/marketing-of-madness-are-we-all-insane/
- Farmageddon - http://farmageddonmovie.com/
- Doctored – http://www.doctoredthemovie.com/
- Super Size Me -
- What The Bleep Do We Know? - http://www.whatthebleep.com/
- Genetic Roulette - http://geneticroulettemovie.com/
- Louise Hay’s You Can Heal Your Life: The Movie - http://www.youcanhealyourlifemovie.com/
- Happy - http://www.thehappymovie.com/
- May I be Frank - http://mayibefrankmovie.com/
We talk about vegan, vegetarian, and healthier lifestyle. But unfortunately, we are still a minority, and we hardly ever see information related to it in the media. Now Justin Timberlake made a fantastic splash on Saturday Night Live. Everybody has been talking about it, and searching “Justin Timberlake Vegan” over the internet.
He is so much fun and has such great talent!! It was very refreshing to see him sing and dance about Veggies. Hopefully his sphere of influence will inspire many to eat better, and Veg Out!
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A heart attack is not funny, and a junk food restaurant that promotes it is certainly not funny at all!! Honestly, have we all gone crazy, what is the world coming to? Heart attack is the number one killer in the world, taking over 7.2 million lives each year according to the World Health Organization. We are talking about a disease that is preventable through good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. But instead of promoting its prevention, places like this one are doing the opposite.
So in my opinion, it is an absolute lack of social responsibility to promote the very things that have been considered cause of this atrocious disease, and make it into a trend. This article that was published yesterday talks about the dead of one of the strongest advocates of the Heart Attack Grill, and it ends with a quote from the owner of this despicable restaurant Jon Basso who says: “(Alleman’s death) isn’t going to stop us from what we’re doing. People have got to live their lives,” Can you please define live their lives?!!
Heart Attack Grill’s ‘spokesman’ dies of heart attack
Published February 12, 2013
New York Post
Feb. 15, 2012: Pedestrians pass by the Heart Attack Grill on Fremont Street in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
The unofficial spokesman for the infamous Las Vegas restaurant Heart Attack Grill has, you guessed it, died of a heart attack.
John Alleman, 52, was waiting for a bus in front of the restaurant last week when he suffered cardiac arrest and was removed from life support Monday afternoon, the restaurant’s owner Jon Basso told the Las Vegas Sun.
The Heart Attack Grill’s slogan is “Taste Worth Dying For” and it is known for its medical theme and high-caloric menu, which features items like the record-breaking 9,982-calorie, 3-pound Quadruple Bypass Burger.
The restaurant features waitresses dressed as sexy nurses and has a “diet program” where they “prescribe great-tasting, high-calorie meals, including the Double Bypass Burger, Flatliner Fries, Full Sugar Coke, Butterfat Shake and no-filter cigarettes!”
Alleman was prescribed such foods so often that he was featured on official clothing from the Heart Attack Grill, where he was depicted as “Patient John” even though he was never on the restaurant’s payroll.
Despite his unofficial status, Alleman would stand outside the restaurant hawking burgers when he wasn’t working as a security guard at an abandoned high-rise construction site.
In 2011, a man had a heart attack in the restaurant prompting customers to laugh and take pictures of what they thought was a publicity stunt.
And then in April 2012, a woman in her 40s collapsed eating a double bypass burger, smoking cigarettes and having a margarita.
“(Alleman’s death) isn’t going to stop us from what we’re doing. People have got to live their lives,” Basso said.
For those of us that have been talking about alkalizing for a while, the first thing that comes to mind when we think of alkaline foods is kale. Kale is the king of alkaline foods, it is rich in calcium, iron, fiber, amino acids, and omega 3s and 6s, and it offers an amazing array of health benefits. But kale is not alone in its fight toward alkalinity. I found an article by Organic Authority that talks about 11 green leafy vegetables that I would like to call Kale’s Justice League. Here they are:
Rich in vitamins A, K and C, as well as minerals, fiber and protein, chard is full of healthy nutrients. It’s often found in Mediterranean dishes and cooks up similar to spinach, losing more of its volume than kale. Try sautéing it with a hint of ginger and soy sauce for a spicy side.
Bitter and spicy, arugula is a wonderful winter green perfect for salads and sandwiches. You can even lightly stir fry it. Arugula is a great source of vitamins A, K and folate. It’s high in potassium, calcium and even contains healthful omega fatty acids. Pair it with something sweet like a ripe summer tomato or crisp pear in a salad.
Bright and peppery, watercress has a delightful bite similar to arugula. It’s been touted as a healthy superfood—even believed to have anti-cancer properties. Use it in salads, sandwiches or atop a (vegan) Vietnamese bowl of Pho.
Besides kale and collards, mustard is the best option for reducing cholesterol by eliminating bile from the digestive tract. Mustard is also full of potent anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties and flavor! Like its namesake seed, mustard greens have a kick. Young leaves work well in salads, while mature leaves can be steamed or sautéed as other greens.
And you thought it was just a weed. Truth is, dandelion is one of nature’s most dynamic healers. It can cleanse the blood, heal the liver, dissolve kidney stones, purify skin and help you maintain your ideal body weight! Add them to your favorite green smoothie recipe, sauté them up or use like lettuce in a salad or sandwich.
A mix between arugula and mustard, mizuna’s flavor is piquant, bright and earthy. You’ve likely had it in a salad green mix, but it’s worthy of eating on its own. Try it with sliced cucumbers, a pinch of salt and lots of lemon.
7. Bok choy
Also called Chinese cabbage, bok choy is much lighter than cabbage. It’s watery and sweet and very flavorful as well as a great source of vitamins A and C. Use it as you would cabbage—raw or cooked. It’s excellent in stews and Asian-inspired stir-fries. Also try it in a shepherd’s pie.
Also called broccoli rabe, this is a tremendous addition to your diet. Full of calcium and iron, as well as vitamins A and C, it’s also full of incredible flavor and texture. It really needs little else—saute in a bit of olive oil (add garlic if you like) and a bit of salt and pepper. A dash of lemon. Pairs perfectly with anything Italian and al dente.
9. Lamb’s quarters
Lamb’s quarters is still a food you can find growing wild in this country. It’s easy to grow yourself, too. You can find it sold in specialty markets (or ask your farmers market vendors). Sometimes it’s sold as mache. A very rich source of vitamins A, C, K and folate, it’s also high in calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium. Eat them raw in a salad or lightly sautéed with olive oil.
Also called spinach mustard, it looks a little like baby bok choy. Rich in calcium, potassium, and vitamin C, it’s a healthy addition to your salads or sautéed greens. With a little bit of a kick, it’s less bitter than mustard or mizuna, but still quite flavorful.
A cabbage relative, collards are a staple in Southern cuisine. Like its cousin cabbage, the mighty collard is rich in soluble fiber and anticancer properties including diindolylmethane and sulforaphane. Its hardy flavor and texture makes it a perfect stand in for kale. Use it as a raw tortilla wrap, or stuff it like cabbage leaves.
Which of these have you tried? If you have a favorite recipe using one or more of these veggies, please share it with us!!
Our weekly show has become a great channel to connect with people and share information in a laid back, fun way. The name of the show today was “Why no milk”. Because of my book, “No Milk Please”, we focused part of the show to talking about why is it that we recommend you to stay away from milk and dairy products. As every week, we did talk about several other aspects of healthy eating and living. Hope you enjoy the show!
Learn about Milk’s big shadow, and say No Milk Please!
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Streamed live on Jan 25, 2013
Tatiana Barrera, author of No Milk Please, and No a La Leche hosts her weekly show on Google+. Find out about her guests and the discussions that went on at the show.
Our guests today:
Craig Shipp, with the Hangout10 Network, http://hangout10.com
and Michelle Kerr
The hangout shows are one more way in which we want to come to you, and make important information accessible and easy to understand and embrace. Please connect with us, send us your feedback and comments, and share this posts with those you care about.
In our Eat Alkaline Foods Show of today we talked about Alkaline Lifestyle and how it goes beyond what you eat. We also talked a little about “No Milk, Please“, about microwave cooking, and a lot more! We had an interesting pannel of guests sharing their questions and tips about an alkaline lifestyle. Mark Wilson even improvised a little jingle for our book, which was a lot of fun. Hope you enjoy the video!!
To be part of our next show, please circle Eat Alkaline Foods on Google+, and send us a message saying that you are interested in participating, we will happy to save you a spot! Another way to participate is by watching the show live on youtube. Our show airs every Friday at noon Eastern time, and you can watch it here: youtube.com/eatalkalinefoods. If you want to interact with us during the show, you can tweet your questions or comments to us @EatAlkalineFood, and we will reply to you on the show.