" For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land. " Song of Solomon

June 1, 2010

From Dr. Mercola's Newletter

The following is copied from a recent newsletter I receive from Dr. Mercola.  If you are not familiar with Dr. Mecola,  he was recently on Dr. Oz's television program for his work promoting the  importance of vitamin D back in the day when no one else was giving it any consideration.

Be sure to note at the end the difference between "organic" versus "with organic ingredients" on food labels.  You may think your food is 'safe' when it's really not any safer than conventional foods that cost much less.

Here's the excerpt:

"The Cornucopia Institute reports that most non-organic veggie burgers currently on the market are made with the chemical hexane -- a neurotoxin.

Makers of many soy-based burgers submerge the soybeans in hexane to separate the oil from the protein and reduce the amount of fat in the product.

If a non-organic burger contains soy protein isolate, soy protein concentrate, or texturized vegetable protein, it was likely made using hexane.

Veggie burgers made with hexane include:

        * Amy's Kitchen
        * Boca Burger, conventional
        * Franklin Farms
        * Garden Burger
        * It’s All Good Lightlife
        * Morningstar Farms
        * President’s Choice
        * Taste Above
        * Trader Joe's
        * Yves Veggie Cuisine

Alternet notes that:

    “Products labeled ‘organic’ aren't allowed to contain any hexane-derived ingredients, but that rule doesn't apply to foods that are labeled ‘made with organic ingredients.’”

  Alternet April 13, 2010
  The Cornucopia Institute May 18, 2009 "
"....there have been many times when I have shed bitter tears, when if I had understood the situation better, I would have celebrated my good luck instead."


I am not a doctor and all information, suggestions, etc are my personal opinion only.