Sunday, March 29, 2009

Jillian from 'The Biggest Loser' endorses Kangen Water


I was happy to see that Jillian, from the popular show, 'The Biggest Loser', recommends Kangen Water for better health and a fitter body.

Kangen Water does hydrate to the cellular level so for people who work out, there is a better recovery time, less muscle cramps and better hydration.

Check it out here for the rest of the story ->

Have a healthy day!!

Deborah Mumm, The Allergy Queen --- The Wetter Water

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Earth Hour--Sat. Mar. 28 - Do it!

Hour of darkness March 28 will be 8:30 - 9:30pm Central Time

If you are interested in Earth Hour, visit
On March 28 at 8:30 p.m., if you shut off all unnecessary electrical items for one hour, you are participating in Earth Hour.
Shut off your lights, TV, computers, etc., for one hour.
It began in Sydney Australia in 2006. The entire city goes dark for one hour.
It has since spread, with encouragement, around the world.
The Web site will tell you how many cities, and where, have come onboard to officially participate.
It is affiliated with the World Wildlife Fund.
It is just one way we can all show our support for helping our Earth. It will send a strong message to young I hope you consider doing this.
We are going to light some candles and play cards with our family. It should be fun!
Spread the word...thanks!

Deborah Mumm, The Allergy Queen....
Healthy Environments

Friday, March 27, 2009

The Dangers of Plastics

The Dangers of Plastic

This information is being circulated at Walter Reed
Army Medical Center .

*No plastic containers in the microwave.

*No water bottles in the freezer.

*No plastic wrap in the microwave.

A dioxin chemical causes cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic.

Recently,Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital was on a TV program to explain this health hazard.

He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us.

He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers...

This especially applies to foods that contain fat.

He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastic releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body...

Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food.. You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else.

Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc.

He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food
restaurants moved away from the foam containers to
paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons...

Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran wrap, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave.

As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead. cautious when using plastic bottles or containers with food or water. Your best solution is to use glass or metal.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Which Country in the World has the Healthiest Diet?

We are all pretty sure that Americans probably don't have the healthiest diet of good foods. But compared to extremely poor countries, like in Africa, where just finding food to eat is amazing in itself, America may have more chances to eat better.

What do you think?

Which country in the world has the healthiest diet?

This is a nice little video showing the basic diets of countries around the world. How does America stack up?

Healthy Diet in World

What are you buying from the store that is actually ruining your health?

Deborah Mumm, The Allergy Queen
Healthy Environments

Friday, March 06, 2009

10 Super Health Foods

10 Easy to Find Super Health Foods

These ten health foods are some of the healthiest that fit within these three criteria....
* Are a good source of fiber, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.
* Are high in phytonutrients and antioxidants, like Vitamins A and E and beta carotene.
* May help reduce the risk of heart disease and other health conditions.

These 10 Super foods are all easy to find too! They are listed here in alphabetical order.

1) Apples ~ Apples are a wonderful souce of soluble fiber that can help lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels. They are are a great source of Vitamin C... an antioxidant that protects your body's cells from damage.

2) Almonds ~ Almonds are packed with nutrients - fiber, riboflavin, magnesium, iron and calcium. Almonds have more calcium than any other nut. They are also good for your heart. They have monounsaturated fat which is a healthier type of fat that helps to lower blood cholesterol levels.

3) Blueberries ~ Blueberries are a rich source of plant compounds. Blueberries may help prevent urinary tract infections. They also help improve short-term memory and promote healthy aging.

4) Broccoli ~ Broccoli is a great source of Vitamins A and C. It is also a good source of calcium, potassium, folate and fiber.

5) Red Beans ~ Red beans, like small red beans and dark red kidney beans, are good sources of iron, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and thiamin. They are a great low fat source of protein and fiber. Red beans may help prevent chronic diseases like heart diesease and cancer.

6) Salmon ~ Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids - a type of fat that makes your blood less likely to form clots that can cause heart attacks. Omega-3's also protect against irregular heartbeats that may cause sudden cardiac death, lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of a stroke.

7) Spinach ~ Spinach is high in Vitamins A and C and folate. It's a good source of riboflavin, vitamin B-6, calcium, iron and magnesium. It may also keep your hair and skin healthy.

8) Sweet Potatoes ~ Sweet Potatoes are high in the antioxidant beta carotene. These help slow the aging process and reduce the risk of some cancers. Sweet potatoes are a good source of fiber, Vitamins B-6, C and E, folate and potassium. Like all vegetables they are fat-free (until you add the butter) and low in calories.

9) Vegetable Juice ~ Vegetable juice has most of the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients found in the original vegetables and is an easy way to include vegetables in your diet. Tomato juice and vegetable juice includes tomatoes, which are a good source of lycopene, an antioxidant which may reduce the risk of heart attack and cancers. Some vegetable juices are high in sodium so read the label for the low-sodium variety.

10) Wheat Germ ~ At the center of the wheat grain is the wheat germ. It is a highly concentrated source of nutrients and also contains protein, fiber and some fat. It is easy to sprinkle in foods, cereals and mixes. It's good in pancakes.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

What's Wrong with Veggies & Fruits at the Store?

Here is a great article explaining why the fruits and veggies we eat now don't have the nutrition they had years ago. We need to supplement with QUALITY whole-foods-- which ones?


The February issue of the Journal of HortScience published a report on the sad state of American fruits and veggies. As it turns out, our current bounty of fruits and veggies is poor in quality and taste—at least according to Donald R. Davis, a former research associate with the Biochemical Institute at the University of Texas, Austin. Davis claims the average vegetable found in today's supermarket is anywhere from 5% to 40% lower in minerals (including magnesium, iron, calcium and zinc) than those harvested just 50 years ago.

Davis reported that although it was difficult to examine “before” and “after” nutrient profiles, we clearly have less nutrition coming from our fruits and vegetables today.

Case #1: Don’t be fooled by the size of that apple! Today's vegetables might be larger, but if you think that means they contain more nutrients, you'd be wrong,” stated Davis. Jumbo-sized produce contains more "dry matter" than anything else, which dilutes mineral concentrations.

Case #2: Plants have experienced a genetic dilution effect. Selective breeding to increase crop yield has led to declines in protein, amino acids, and as many as six minerals in one study of commercial broccoli. There is no assurance that dozens of other nutrients and thousands of phytochemicals will all increase in proportion to yield.

Case #3: With more chemical fertilizers and pesticides being used on modern crops, plants are being harvested faster than ever before and that means the produce has less time to absorb nutrients either from synthesis or the soil.

Davis finds it ironic that as billions of people around the world are suffering from malnutrition, efforts to increase food production have actually produced food that is nutritionally bankrupt.

This study is just another reason that I support the use of Juice Plus+, a whole foods supplement made from raw fruits and veggies. It’s been carefully tested for herbicides and pesticides and is backed up by plenty of research to show it gets into our bloodstream and works. Doesn’t it make sense, then, to enhance our intake with concentrated whole foods nutrition?

Kim Dalzell, PhD, RD, LD

Deborah Mumm, The Allergy Queen....