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November 20th, 2006 
09:02 am(no subject)
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The next installment regarding changed to Canada's Food Guide : Please Eat White Bread is now up.


It asks why Health Canada is promoting foods that have been proven to have adverse affects on health when even big buisiness is promoting healthier options.

Excerpt:

Using the Nurses Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, perhaps the two most important epidemiological studies in history, Dr. Walter Willett and his colleagues have shown that diets higher in whole grains reduce the risk of both diabetes and heart disease by 30% while also reducing the risk of stroke by 20%.

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more recent study revealed that diets highest in whole grains carried with them HALF the risk of developing metabolic syndrome (a constellation of high blood pressure, insulin resistance and high cholesterol).

Conversely, in those same studies, diets highest in white bread, white rice, french fries and cooked potatoes were all associated with increased risk of diabetes and in the study looking at metabolic syndrome, diets highest in refined carbohydrates carried with them DOUBLE the risk of its development.

Why then does Health Canada want us to eat so much of the white stuff?



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11:27 am - Recipe to try:
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Ethipoian Inspired Red Lentil Soup

[edit] Tried this and it's pretty great but makes a HUGE amount so I would reccommend only making half


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11:32 am(no subject)
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Copied from Feministe


Dear Judith Regan,

I see that you’ve decided to publish O.J. Simpson’s account of how he killed (or, excuse me, how he theoretically would kill) his ex-wife Nicole Brown. I’m asking that, instead of profitting from the book’s sales, you donate all the proceeds to a domestic violence organization and use his confession to help other women like yourself and Nicole Brown. I’m contacting Barnes & Noble and Borders to ask them to do the same.

I hope other people will do the same. Write letters to Judith Regan here.

Idea via Rox. Spread the word.



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