Friday, November 21, 2014

Don't be a Turkey over Turkey or Chicken


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Food Tip: Don't be a Turkey over Turkey or Chicken

Dear Reader & Friends,
Alas! Gone are the days when chickens or turkeys came in two forms, frozen or fresh. Today we can select from a broad range of organic, kosher, antibiotic-free and more. Does it really make a difference? Yes!

So know this: Chickens or turkeys considered "Hormone-free" or "No Hormones Added" are labeled to get you to think that you are buying "organic" birds or a higher quality of meat.This is not so.  According to law, chickens and turkeys are not permitted to be treated with hormones. On the other hand, "Antibiotic Free" is a legitimate claim a company can make. Antibiotic-free is a healthier choice for your digestive and immune system. 

As for chickens or turkeys to be considered organic, they must be fed only organic (non-GMO) feed.
Fresh, Frozen, Organic, Natural ? 

Guide to Thanksgiving Labeling

Self-basting: These supermarket chickens or turkeys are injected with salt solutions or brine to keep them moist and seasoned. Salt-sensitive people with high blood pressure may want to be mindful of eating self-basting chicken or turkey. 
Pastured or pasture raised: These are considered the best quality chickens or turkeys. So keep an eye out for the label "pastured" or "pasture raised," as these chickens or turkeys are allowed to forage freely for their natural diet.  

Free range birds: These are less free than implied and usually have much less access to outdoor activity. Last, but not least, if the focus is on whether poultry is organic, it must be fed non-GMO corn and/or soy to qualify.   

HeritageThese are probably the hottest category of turkeys among food lovers. These birds are prized for their rich flavor and beautiful plumage. They're the turkey breeds recognized by the American Poultry Association in its 1974 Standard of Perfection.    


Places to shop for Turkey and Chicken in
Ventura, Los Angeles and Elsewhere 

Ventura Meat Company in Ventura: Pasture-raised, heritage, organic and original Diestel, limited supplies. For questions, ask for Michael, (805) 648-6942, The Ventura Meat Company. 
  
Marconda's Meats and Puritan Poultry in Los Angeles: Free-range, no antibiotics, and organic Willie Bird. For questions, ask for Lou, (323) 938-5131, Marconda's Meats & Puritan Poultry.  

Whole Foods: Heritage and free-range Mary's, and Organic and Natural Diestel as well as kosher and brined, Whole Food Market.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Dr. Kathleen Fuller Pulls Away from Fast Food Hooks

Dr. Kathleen Fuller pulls free from fast foods.


D  Dr. Kathleen Fuller Pulls aAway from Fast Foods Hooks.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

How to Lighten Up Thanksgiving Foods

By Stepfanie Romine 

Roasted turkey may be the star of the show, but it doesn't have to be a heavyweight. Turkey tends to be a lean meat—moderate in calories and low in fat. One 3-oz serving of light or white meat typically contains 140 calories and 3 grams of fat. Dark meat is more caloric (160 calories and 7 grams of fat) but it also contains twice as much iron—about 15% of your daily recommended intake. Get healthy turkey recipes here, or use these tips to slim it down even more:
  • Remove the skin before serving. Save 15-20 calories and 2-3 grams of fat per serving.
  • Baste your bird with low-sodium chicken broth or white wine instead of butter to cut calories and fat.
  • Let the turkey rest for 30 minutes before you carve it. If you immediately carve the turkey, the juices will run out, drying out the meat. A moister bird means less need for fatter, greasy gravy.
Stuffing is as much a Thanksgiving tradition as the turkey itself. One 1/2-cup serving typically contains 180 calories and 9 grams of fat. You'll find plenty of healthy stuffing ideas here. Boost the nutrition and cut calories with these ideas:
  • Swap low-sodium chicken broth for most of the butter in your stuffing. Save at least 50 calories per serving and cut the fat in half.
  • Add more vegetables to your stuffing. Onions, water chestnuts, carrots and celery are all tasty (and low-calorie) additions to the bread in your stuffing. So are mushrooms!
  • Bake stuffing in muffin tins for instant portion control.
  • Use whole-wheat or multigrain bread instead of the traditional white bread. These high-fiber whole grains will help fill you up faster
  • Green bean casserole is a high-fat side dish that's often loaded with sodium, too. One1/2-cup serving typically contains 120 calories, 8 grams of fat and 550 milligrams of sodium.These green bean casserole recipes cut the fat and calories in half! Here are more ways to make it healthier:
    • Use low-sodium or reduced-fat varieties of cream of mushroom (or cream of celery) soup. Per can of condensed soup, you'll save 120 calories and 16 grams of fat by going with reduced-fat version. Choose low-sodium, and you'll cut nearly 1,000 milligrams of sodium (per can) from your recipe.
    • Use water, skim milk or low-sodium chicken broth instead milk to dilute the soup.
    • Use reduced-sodium canned green beans, or thoroughly drain and rinse green beans to wash off extra salt.
    Mashed potatoes boast about 220 calories and 8 grams of fat per 1-cup serving. But they often contain butter, cream, whole milk and lots of salt. These spuds weigh in at fewer than 100 calories a serving! Try these lower-calorie flavor additions as well:
    • Heat skim milk (not whole milk or cream) with some herbs and add just enough to thin the potatoes.
    • Use low-fat or fat-free varieties of sour cream, cream cheese or yogurt for added creaminess. (My momadds roasted garlic and low-fat cream cheese. It's delicious!)
    Gravy is, well, the gravy of the Thanksgiving meal! It blankets mashed potatoes with its silky deliciousness, and helps hide overcooked or dried-out turkey. Unfortunately, gravy is often little more than grease and fat, at 100 calories and 4 grams of fat for a 1/4-cup serving. It needn't do as much damage if you use these tips:
    • Significantly cut calories by skimming the fat from your pan juices. (An inexpensive kitchen tool known as a "fat separator" or "gravy separator" can make that job easier.) Skimming the fat can reduce your gravy to a low 25 calories (and less than 1 gram of fat) per serving.
    • Short on time? Carefully lay a paper towel on the top of the juices to blot the fat, or add some ice cubes to the pan juices, which will help the fat congeal faster. If you have plenty of time, put the juices in the refrigerator, then scoop off the coagulated fat when it has cooled.
    • The key to tasty gravy is using all the drippings from the roasting pan (with the fat skimmed off). This gives the gravy plenty of flavor without added fat or calories. Forgo added butter, which really bumps up the calories and fat.
    • Cranberry sauce, often from a can, is full of sugar, corn syrup and other sweeteners. A 1/4-cup serving contains about 110calories. Homemade cranberry sauce(click here for recipes with fewer than 50 calories) usually has more nutritional value, less sugar, and just 20 calories per quarter cup.

      Pie makes a nice finish to a Thanksgiving meal. When cut into 8 slices, one slice of traditional apple pie (with a lattice crust on top) contains 400 calories and 21 grams of fat. Pumpkin pie has 13 fat grams per slice, but fewer calories: 240 to be exact. Desserts are extras and portion control is essential. Try these pumpkin pies with fewer than 100 calories per serving. Follow these tips to indulge in a decadent slice of pie without regretting it later:
      • Ditch the top crust. Besides saving time, you'll also shave 112 calories and 7.5 grams of fat off each slice of apple pie.
      • Ditch the bottom crust. You'll save 112 calories and 7.5 calories per slice. Check out these crust-free pie recipes.
      • Use egg whites or egg substitute instead of whole eggs in your pies. Most recipes will be unaffected. You'll save 30-40 calories and 4 grams of fat per egg.
      • Slightly reduce the sugar (keep at least half the sugar that the recipe calls for) in your fruit pies. Save 440 calories for every 1/2 cup of sugar you eliminate.
      • Cut the pie into smaller slices for automatic portion control and fewer calories per slice.
      Remember that Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks, be grateful, and enjoy the company of loved ones. You don't have to go overboard to celebrate this special holiday. By using just a few of these many tips and recipes, you'll be able to take part in the tradition without feeling guilty.
    • My Best to You, Dr. Kathleen Fuller

Monday, November 17, 2014

Thanksgiving & Healthy Portions

Review the portion guide below before the big day. Note that these are standard-sized portions,

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Lazy to Road Runner

Couch Potato to Road Runner!

Guest Blogger -I 've always been big. I developed diabetes and high blood pressure when I was 20, but things are looking up. 'm running now and I'm noticing changes every time I run whether it be endurance, a feeling, or a physical thing. It is truly exciting! 
Around 2 months ago I couldn't even run for 1 minute straight. But, this morning I ran for 30 minutes without stopping. It was cold when I started my run at about 33 degrees and I already did a run yesterday, but I figured my body could handle this. 

 WONDERFUL QUOTE


I wanted nothing to stop me. So it didn't! 

At the beginning, I was 90% sure I was going to give up. Something in my head thought that I would quit because it was either too painful or just plain laziness. Well, that other 10% was a lot stronger. 

I kept a positive mind and kept my head in the game. I gave no excuses to enable my body to stay inactive. Plus, I'm sure the hot man jogging helped (sorry honey). Especially this morning. He looked stone cold determined in his Under Armour and shorts (yikes..that's too cold me for me!) 

Anyway, I'm proud of myself and I'm going to keep it up.

My Best to You, Dr. Kathleen Fuller 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Toxins in Your Home?





Remove Toxins from Your Home & Practice Mindfulness for a Happy Holiday Season
The holidays are a time of feasting, and managing healthy weight is hard enough without adding 
“obesogens” to the mix. Toxins of all kinds are considered obesogens because they encourage 
the body to hold on to fat, preventing you from trimming your waistline.

The reason? Toxins are fat-soluble and get stored in your body fat and are not released when they canendanger your brain and other delicate tissueswhere toxins create havoc. Reduce your toxic 
load, increase your fiber and water intake, add a few detoxifers, and your body will be able to 
shed obesogens more readily.
First, Ditch Cancer-Causing Chemicals Living in Your Kitchen
Forget waiting for spring, now’s the time to purge! Every year, the Environmental Working 
Group (EWG) creates a list of the best and worst cleaning products on the market. We’ve 
put together a list of the top cleaning products to kick from your kitchen, and the stand-up 
suppliers to buy instead.
 
#1: COUNTERTOP CLEANERS
Countertop cleaners often contain silicon compounds, preservatives, and surfactants that 
have been linked to developmental and reproductive damage, respiratory issues, and 
allergic reactions.
  • The worst offenders: Simple Green Stone Polish, Simple Green Stone Wipes, and 
  • Hope’s Premium Home Care Counter Top Polish.
  • What to buy: Earth Friendly Products Countertop Cleaner and Zum Clean Granite 
  • & Countertop Cleaner.
   
#2: PLASTIC CONTAINERS
Plastics often contain chemical additives like bisphenol-A (BPA) and phthalates, which 
have been linked to reproductive issues, brain damage, cancer, and changes in behavior.
  • The worst offenders: Avoid plastics marked with 3 or PVC. PVC, polyvinyl 
  • chloride, is commonly mixed with phthalates to make plastics more flexible 
  • and though these chemicals were banned in 2009, they may be present in 
  • plastics made before that year. Avoid polycarbonate containers marked 
  • with a 7 or PC, which may contain BPA. Do not microwave plastics, even 
  • if they claim to be microwave safe, as heat makes it easier for chemicals 
  • to break down and seep into your food.
  • What to buy: Store your food in glass containers like mason jars or Pyrex 
  • containers. Alternatively, plastics marked with a 1, 2, 4, or 5 do not 
  • contain BPA.
 
#3: COOKWARE
Non-stick cookware is coated with a synthetic polymer known by its trademark name, 
Teflon. Teflon contains perfluorooctanoic acid, a perfluorinated chemical (PFC), 
which has been linked to developmental problems, hormone disruption, negative 
effects on the metabolism, and an increased risk of cancer. Within two to five 
minutes, toxic fumes can be released from cookware coated in Teflon and cause 
flu-like symptoms in humans.
  • The worst offenders: Non-stick Teflon cookware.
  • What to buy: Cast iron cookware, enamel cookware, and stainless steel 
  • cookware are all completely safe and distribute heat evenly.

Click here to continue reading and uncover the best and worst 
oven cleaners 
and degreasers out there.
Then, Install Water Filters in Home – Yep, Your Showers Too!
Water, as we all know, is absolutely vital to flushing toxins out of the body.
 Unfortunately, tap water is often ridden with unwanted pollutants, including 
minerals and chemicals that can harm and actually pollute your body. Some 
studies report up to 80 “regulated” contaminants that are found in tap water.
 At the top of this list are fluoride, chlorine, and arsenic.
 
Protect Your Skin from Water-Borne Pollutants
And it’s not just your drinking water that should be filtered; cooking and bathing 
water contaminants make their way into your body too. Your skin is the largest d
etoxifying organ in your body, but it also absorbs whatever it comes into contact 
with, so highly-chlorinated or fluoridated water can kick iodine stores out of 
balance (these chemicals compete with iodine in vital tissues in the thyroid, 
breast, and prostate) and cause a lot more problems than just dry skin.
 
Choose the Right Filter
All filters are not created equal! Click here to view Consumer Report’s water 
filter buying guide, which includes ratings on different brands.
Now the Reward: Pick a Mindfulness Practice!
Mindfulness practices do way more than help you boot stress, they have been
proven to decrease over-active inflammatory genes, lower the risk of 
cardiovascular and Alzheimer’s disease, bolster creativity and compassion and more.
 
Mindfulness for Weight Loss
Is weight loss where you want to focus your attention? Mindful eating is g
rounded foremost in observation (of the textures, smells, colors, shapes, 
and flavors of your food) and turning off distractions (like the television, 
eating while driving, or multi-tasking). By slowing down and chewing food 
fully, you allow the body to begin digesting while you are eating. The 
result? Hormonal signals between the brain and belly fire off, alerting y
ou to fullness before you over-eat.
 
To start eating mindfully, try these tips:
  • Make breakfast your biggest meal.
  • Take small bites and chew completely.
  • Eat with your non-dominant hand or use chopsticks to slow 
  • you down.
  • Put music on and settle into a spot with a view and take 
  • 20 minutes to eat a meal.
  • Before snacking, do a quick body scan and slowly sense 
  • whether or not you’re actually hungry (you may be thirsty 
  • instead!).
Want to uncover how you can use mindfulness to ease chronic pain, 
cope with cancer, calm anxiety and depression, quell job-related 
stress, become more compassionate, and more? Click here for 
detailed strategies for reaching your goals with the help of 
mindfulness.
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