Health: Are You Being Processed to Death?

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Processed foods use man-made ingredients to prolong a product’s shelf life.  Unfortunately they may have the opposite effect on our lives! In this edition of A Closer Look: “Are You Being Processed to Death?” CBN Reporter Lorie Johnson gives you the facts on identifying processed foods and why we need to avoid them.


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I missed skinny wednesday when I turned it on and it was a little too late and caught the last bit on Diet cokes and did not hear it and I love Diet cokes I have been drinking them since 16 yrs ago.So is it bad for you?I drink alot of water to make up for it.Alma

Alma Hernandez Aug 6, 2010 at 12:22 am Flag as inappropriate

Sorry, forgot to ask also about a list, I'm new to this site.

Emmie Aug 3, 2010 at 4:47 pm Flag as inappropriate

I have Crohn's Disease and I'm prone to getting bleeding ulcers. Though it has been awhile since my last one, I have to watch what I eat. I went from beeing able to eat whatever I want (mostly I ate healthy with little to no fatty foods), to having to be on a special diet. The information given in posting is helpful on what kind of fats not to eat.

Emmie Aug 3, 2010 at 4:46 pm Flag as inappropriate

What list - I also cannot find a list of names for processed foods....Kristy said int he show that a list was available on this website. Where is it?

petnanny Jun 21, 2010 at 10:31 am Flag as inappropriate

I have just looked at this resource - I realy think it can be a much better designed - I do not have time to read through the whole document when I buy something. What about list them in one column and a short explanantion / danger of the item listed in the next column. Don't just copy the show, make it practical to use in the shop.

Wolfgang Jun 17, 2010 at 2:46 pm Flag as inappropriate

Thanks Eric and Jamie. I'm with Volson62 in that I didn't find the information either! I copied your response and I'll take THAT to the market. :)

kelly Jun 17, 2010 at 10:04 am Flag as inappropriate

My husband has Type 2 diabetes, This program was a real eye opener. It helped us to get a clear understanding of what is happening when we buy groceries. It is all so hidden one can never know. We would like to thank you for such informative programs which are hard to find on TV these days. All we get is commercials full of SUGAR!

julieales Jun 16, 2010 at 10:01 pm Flag as inappropriate

This program was extremely informative for me and an eye opener... I will be more careful of the things I eat and what I feed my son, for our bodies is the temple of the Holy Spirit and what we feed it will ultimately determine us having good health as oppose to dealing with unnecessary doctor or hospital visits an early age. Thank you again for this wonderful and quite informative program.

Blessings,
Elijani

Elijani Jun 16, 2010 at 4:25 pm Flag as inappropriate

My husband & I recently started eating FOOD as Fuel vs. Filler. I have wanted to get healthy for years.. never could 'get started'... Once he was diagnosed with HeptC last fall, we found that his addiction to sugar (actually processed foods of all kinds) was hard on his liver & I KNEW right then it was GOD HELPING US make the break from the FILLER to FUEL thinking.... We stopped all processed Filler type meals (at restaurants and from the grocery) and we only eat meat, veggies, whole grains and fruits (he calls it twigs and leaves) :)
I have lost 36 pounds now. 30 of which came off in 2 months with NO EXCERCISE AT ALL. I am going to begin a rehab setting strength training program this month to help build muscle so I can continue to lose 30 more. I used to CRAVE food. My husband did too. And The Lord spoke to my heart and said, "Food was created to satisfy you HUNGER not your CRAVINGS!" That really helped me get control of my concept of food and feeding my body. we now eat fruit or nuts for snacks. we drink ONLY water and IF we want french fries... I cut up a potato, soak it in hot water for a few minutes to remove some of the starch, pat them dry and I fry them in a pan.... 2 ingredients NO PRESERVITIES and NO FILLERS.... no problem.
Our bodies know how to digest and disperse FOOD and NUTRION... these chemicals are enemies to our systems. (including fake sweeteners of all kinds)
I heard a woman say to me once.... "How does Meat Tenderizer know when to stop?" hmmm. Same Idea Here.
Final note: My husband went from eating NO detectable Nutrition to speak of, to NO VIRUS DETECTED IN HIS BODY after 4 weeks of eating real FOOD (processed only by God) and taking chemo. He was able to pull off the 24 week treatment after only 16 weeks and GOD gets all the Praise for Loving us TOOOO much to allow us to continue to live and eat that way. it was killing us & we were enslaved to it.
This was a great segment on The 700 Club today... there are MANY MANY articles and stories talking about this very topic. I'm SO glad God got our attention in this very personal way and we are already TOTALLY on board with this... I really dont' think that hearing this segment or the MANY others on this topic that are out there these days would have gotten us where we are today.... If you haven't been diagnosed with anything (yet) and you feel The Lord asking you to get healthy or to lose weight or to treat yourself better... KNOW THIS: FOOD tastes Great! Textures, Colors, Flavors... God gave us a variety... It is us who get in the ruts in our eating habits.... Let this be your hand up... Start with eating something REAL each day and eating LESS of the processed stuff. We truly don't CRAVE food anymore. I Love to eat and enjoy every bite and I also really enjoy that my husband goes with me to the grocery store now! (he never even looks at the Little Debbie's isle and he doesn't stand at the check out begging for a candy bar either)....he enjoys picking out his snacks now... in the fresh fruit section. God loves you too much to let you continued to be deceived thinking that food comes out of a box!
AMEN! Hallelujah!!

Suzie Jun 16, 2010 at 4:11 pm Flag as inappropriate

Thank you for all the good information, it's good to know all this, alot of people don't know about this kind of info.

Mary Jun 16, 2010 at 12:47 pm Flag as inappropriate

Thanks for the valuable information. Annbe

peggy Jun 16, 2010 at 11:06 am Flag as inappropriate

The different names for "MSG" are "hydrolized protein, yeast extract, soy protein isolate, spices, natural flavoring, citric acid, anything that is 'hydrolized,' and anything that is 'autolyzed'." These cause high insulin secretion in your body.

The different names for "high fructose corn syrup" are "dextrose, glucose, lactose, maltose." These turn into fat (causing "fatty liver") and do not trigger the body's satisfaction gauge.

Skesa Jun 16, 2010 at 10:59 am Flag as inappropriate

Hi Amber,
I just read your comment and wanted to tell you about a must read book that I'm just finishing reading. It's called The China Study, by T. Colin Campbell. It's a lot of info, but this info is too valuable to anyone who has cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc. It's all about the correlation between what's on the end of our forks and our health. I had to wait quite a long time to get it from our library since it's so popular, but it was well worth the wait. You may just want to buy it. God bless you in your quest for health.

Eric & Jaime Jun 16, 2010 at 10:55 am Flag as inappropriate

What card? On this sheet I can only find a narrative taken from the show. Unfortunately, it doesn't list the different names for MSG that the episode detailed.

Valerie Jun 16, 2010 at 10:15 am Flag as inappropriate

I agree with susan I am going to do the same until i am comfortable with the card, I am trying to reverse my type two diabetes by eating healthy

Amber Jun 16, 2010 at 9:57 am Flag as inappropriate

I plan to create and carry laminated card to grocery storewith a list of all the items I dont want in my foods

Susan Jun 16, 2010 at 9:32 am Flag as inappropriate