Healthy Eating On Vacation

We have a short version of the Healthy Diet Podcast this week because we will be on vacation. Don’t miss it though, we talk about making good healthy diet choices while vacationing.

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Show notes:

  • The importance of taking a vacation and getting away from it all.
  • We fell off the wagon, or jumped out of the car, on our 1996 vacation to Maine because we didn’t have a nutritional plan.
  • We’ve made a plan for this vacation. Talk about what you are going to eat when you are taking a break. Panera has great salads. You don’t have to eat the standard fixins in a sandwich or salad, ask for it to be custom made minus the mayo and cheese.
  • Take a day after your vacation to rest, get organized and go food shopping. If you’re going on a short trip, stock the fridge and pantry before you leave.

Next week: Exercise

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Vitamins And A Healthy Diet

Vitamins and supplements are the subject of this week’s show. Do we really need to take vitamins to be healthy? Find out more.

Show notes:

  • Supplements and vitamins are confusing. What should you buy, what ingredients, what dosages, why do you need them? Do you need vitamins in the first place?
  • Three kinds of vitamins available: Natural, crystalline, synthetic. Natural vitamins state the food from which the supplement is derived.
  • Bioavailability – Can your body utilize the vitamins and nutrients in your supplements? Rocks have lots of minerals but the ingredients are not bioavailable, not even to my old dog Ginger.
  • High concentration nutrients are not available in nature as they are in vitamins.
  • Vitamins are best utilized when taken in their natural forms like natural foods. Isolated vitamins taken out of foods without their synergistic components aren’t that effective.
  • Infinity 2 Supplements Comparison paper.
  • Eating a raw food diet is much better than trying to get your nutrients from vitamins supplements.

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Healthy Living And Exercise With Jack Lalanne

This week we actually confirm that Jack Lalanne is still alive. It’s true, and he’s still going 100 mph.

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Show notes:

  • Jack Lalanne is the original fitness and healthy diet guru. Was big in the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s. He’s 91 and still going strong.
  • Jack was talking about good nutrition back in the 1930’s when no one else was.
  • Jack Lalanne was addicted to sugar and heard Paul Bragg (Bragg’s Aminos) speak on good nutrition at the age of 15. This completely changed his life.
  • Jack has not missed a daily workout or had a sugary dessert since the 1930’s.
  • The fitness revolution didn’t get off to a good start. Jack’s exercise programs were thought to be harmful.
  • Jack Lalanne developed a lot of the exercise equipment used in gyms today. He invented the leg extension machine and cable machines.
  • He doesn’t believe we should be praying to God for our health and then eat poorly. He believes diseases are largely preventable by what we eat.

Next week: Exercise and/or Supplements

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Healthy Diets At ACAS In Appleton Wisconsin

This week’s Healthy Diet Podcast is about the healthy diet and mindset implemented at Appleton Central Alternative Charter School in Appleton Wisconsin.

Show notes:

  • The sad state of our children’s health. The Fat epidemic is reaching children 37% of children are obese, 500% increase in Rx drugs for ADHD since 1991.
  • Central Alternative Charter School improved the diets and physical activity of their students. Natural Ovens helped implement the program.
  • ACAS made a commitment to nutrition, removed all processed foods from their school, no sodas, candy, no junk food is allowed in the school. Healthy food choices are the norm. Healthy choices are also marketed to students.
  • Unfortunately, addictive junk food is served in most public schools today.
  • The fast food and sift drink industry has a foothold in our schools and schools are trading students health for a few dollars.
  • There are major positive changes for the students in the Central Alternative Charter School.
  • What implications does this have for our public schools in general?
  • Our complements to Natural Ovens and Appleton Central Alternative Charter School!

Next week: Jack Lalanne.

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Healthy Diets, Fast Food And Super Size Me

On this week’s show we talk about the documentary Super Size Me, the state of the fast food industry and what it’s doing to our health in this nation.

Show notes:

  • What is Super Size? – Morgan Spurlock ate only McDonald’s food for 30 days 3 meals a day to show what this kind of diet will do to you.
  • Spurlock set strict guidelines to emulate the typical lifestyle of Americans. Also, was under the care of 3 physicians.
  • The diet made drastic changes in his health in just a short time. He was becoming addicted to fast food.
  • His Doctors were shocked at the changes in his health. Spurlock gained 25 lbs, 65 point increase in cholesterol, elevated uric acid levels.
  • Took 8 months to get back to his former weight and health.
  • The increased food portion sizes at fast food restaurants.
  • The changes in the fast food industry to accommodate $11 billion worth of sales.
  • Possible decrease in life expectancy.

Next week: Changing a lunch program does wonders in Appleton Wisconson.

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