Archive for November, 2011

Don’t eat chicken wings – Ladies especially! URBAN LEGENDs

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2011 by ecofrenfood

Description: Email rumor
Circulating since: May 2004
Status: False

Email text contributed by Isabelle E., May 26, 2004:

Don’t eat chicken wings – Ladies especially!

This is a true story! I am very concerned about the health of the people out there especially the women!

A friend of mine recently had a growth in her womb and she underwent an operation to remove the cyst. The cyst removed was filled with a dark coloured blood.

She thought that she would be recovered after the surgery but she was terribly wrong. A relapse occurred just a few months later. Distressed, she rushed down to her gynecologist for a consultation. During her consultation, her doctor asked her a question that puzzled her. He ask if she was a frequent consumer of chicken wings and she replied yes wondering as to how, he knew of her eating habits.

You see, the truth is in this modern day and age, chickens are injected with steroids to accelerate their growth so that the needs of this society can be met. This need is none other then the need for food. Chickens that are injected with steroids are usually given the shot at the neck or the wings. Therefore, it is in this places that the highest concentration of steroids exist.

These steroids have terrifying effects on the body as it accelerates growth. It has an even more dangerous effect in the presence of female hormones, this leads to women being more prone to the growth of a cyst in the womb.

Therefore, I advise the people out there to watch their diets and to lower their frequency of consuming chicken wings! People who receive this email, please forward it to your friends and loved ones. I am sure no one wants to see him or her suffer!

People Eating Insects and Bugs

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2011 by ecofrenfood

People Eating Insects and Bugs – Wild Food School / FORAGING Times

Fruit juice as bad for your liver as alcohol?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2011 by ecofrenfood

Fruit juice as bad for your liver as alcohol?
Posted on Sun, 5 Jul 09

Too many sweet foods such as soda and sweetened fruit juice may be as damaging to your liver as alcohol. A group have reported in The Journal of Nutrition that people who consume more dietary sources of sugars, such as soft drink and sweetened foods, have a high risk of fatty liver disease the same liver disease that may affect regular drinkers and alcoholics [1].

It has been suggested that the reason sugar harms your liver is that it feeds “bad bacteria” in our digestive system causing an overgrowth. These “bad bacteria” then produce toxins that enter the blood stream and damage the liver [2].

Fatty liver disease is common in the general population and often goes undiagnosed. Fatty liver can progress to cirrhosis and is associated with liver cancer. Maintaining a healthy body weight, going for a regular diabetes check and avoiding added sugars in processed foods such as soft drinks, fruit juices, baked goods, cereals and sweets and limiting alcohol consumption are important steps towards reducing the risk of fatty liver.


1. Thuy S et al. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in humans is associated with increased plasma endotoxin and plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 concentrations and with fructose intake. J Nutr. 2008 Aug;138(8):1452-5.

2. Bergheim L et al. Antibiotics protect against fructose-induced hepatic lipid accumulation in mice: role of endotoxin. J Hepatol. 2008 Jun;48(6):983-92.

Eat Right 4 For Your Type

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 14, 2011 by ecofrenfood

“Eat Right 4 For Your Type” – Blood Type Diet

The concept to “Eat Right For Your Type” – or “Blood Type Diet” – is based on research conducted by
Peter D’Adamo, ND,62 who claims that people fare better (including with weight management), when tailoring
their diet to their specific blood types. He advises:

Type A
should basically stick to fruits and vegetables (high carbs / low fat).
They have thicker blood than other blood types, a sensitive immune system,
and should not consume dairy products, animal fats and meats. They are at
a heightened risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.

Type B
should consume a balanced diet (fruits and vegetables, grains, fish, dairy, meat,
but avoid chicken). They have the best chance of bypassing or overcoming
everyday types of diseases, including heart disease and cancer.

Type AB
should consume a mostly vegetarian diet, and only on rare occasions some
fish, meat (no chicken), and dairy.

Type O
should basically stick to a high protein diet (including red meat), low carbs, and
enriched with fruits and vegetables. They should limit the intake of wheat germ,
whole wheat products, corn, and avoid dairy products and most nuts.
Type O types are commonly affected with hypothyroidism, high stomach acid
(leading to ulcers), and thinner blood with greater resistance to blood clotting.

Peter D’Adamo proposes that lectins cause agglutination (clotting) of blood cells in someone with the wrong
blood type, which in turn may create serious liver or kidney problems as visible under a microscope. (Lectins
are sugar-containing proteins found on the surface of some foods, which may cause various molecules and
some types of cells to stick together).

He further theorizes that elevated urine indican levels – prevalent in many gastrointestinal diseases such as
celiac disease, diverticulitis, pancreatic insufficiency, inflammatory bowel diseases and others – can also be
attributed to specific blood types affecting the interactions of foods with intestinal bacteria, and creating
polyamine abnormalities. In addition, different blood types – according to Peter D’Adamo – affect the body’s
secretory performance in respect to digestive juices, whereby a Type O for instance is capable of producing
higher than average stomach acid levels, which could lead to a greater incidence of gastric ulcers.