The greener the vegetables, the better for your body. Broccoli is a great snack you can eat raw, or steamed. It lowers cholesterol, gets rid of toxins and is packed with vitamin D, vitamin A and vitamin K. If you’re busy, you’re better off packing raw broccoli florets in a bag, and eating them on the go.

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Myths of the Food Pyramid

Do You Want the Government or Big Business Choosing What You Eat?


Government Pyramid

Big Biz Pyramid

Or would you like to make healthy choices?

Mazzeo Pyramid

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Enriched refined grains – white bread, bagels, pasta, pretzels, chips, cakes, pastries, cereals, white and pre-cooked rice, and all cereals. Read all labels – enriched means refined, the only people getting enriched are the food manufacturers. Avoid supermarket breads. Avoid puffed foods. NO CEREALS. Take note that all white flour is bleached with the same bleach used for your laundry – yum.

Sugar in all forms – candies, cookies, cakes, ice cream, table sugar etc. Read food labels for not so obvious sources of sugar: sucrose, fructose, beet juice, corn syrup, caramel, honey, natural cane juice. Anything ending in “ose” is a sugar. Sugar is one of the main culprits in heart disease. Sugar displaces potassium which leads to heart problems. This was first written about in the 1950’s by Dr. Royal Lee, but no one bothered to listen. You can’t make money telling the masses not to eat sugar. Big Pharma would lose out really big if everyone got healthy.

High-Fructose corn syrup – a synthetic sugar derived from corn starch. This type of sugar converts straight to triglycerides and abdominal fat. Found in all types of food because it is cheaper than sugar.

SODA – made with High Fructose Corn Syrup and loaded with phosphoric acid, try pouring that on your Ferrari.

Artificial sweeteners – Sweet n’ Low, and Nutrasweet [aspartame]. All diet products, sodas, sugar-free products. Artificial sweeteners actually increase sugar and carbohydrate cravings and inhibit fat loss. They are stored in fat cells and promote weight gain. Nutra-Sweet accelerates the rate of retinopathy and therefore is one of the worst things for diabetics to consume. Splenda [Sucralose], don’t be fooled again. Splenda shrinks the thymus gland, a KEY component of the Immune system. Splenda causes weight gain because it contains 3 molecules of chlorine, which inhibit absorption of iodine in the thyroid gland. Not so natural after all, now is it?

Franken fats [hydrogenated, partially hydrogenated/Trans fats] – margarine, Benachol, I can’t believe it’s not butter and all fake butter substitutes, Crisco, butter cream etc. Read ingredients. These fats are plastic-like, and have an endless shelf life [long shelf life=short life]. Thus are used in all baked products and prepackaged food items: cookies, cakes, TV dinners, hot chocolate, crackers, soups, breads, salad dressings, etc.

Vegetables oils – processed at high temperature, using solvents such as hexane, derived from gasoline: corn, safflower, sunflower, canola, peanut, and [cottonseed oil which is not really oil, but a fiber, loaded with pesticides]. Because they are rancid they are treated with deodorizers. Fast food-industry uses and reuses these toxic oils to fry your French fries so you end up with more oxidative damage. Vegetable oils: increase cancer, heart disease, promote immune system dysfunction, depress learning abilities, cause digestive disorder, liver, reproductive organs, and lung damage, impair growth and increase uric acid levels.

Low fat and fat free products – Skim milk and 1 and 2 % milks all contain powder milk, which creates oxidized cholesterol leading to arterial damage. These processed “foods” all contain slime [known as mucopolysaccharides in industry terms], which you, the consumer, will never know about.

Mass-produced fruit juices – i.e. orange, apple juice etc. These juices are derived from rotten fruits that cannot be sold and mixed with industrial water. We were NEVER designed to drink our fruits, but to eat them. Drinking juices is the equivalent of eating 5-8 fruits at a time, putting a great stress on the pancreas and ultimately leading to diabetes.

MSG – Monosodium glutamate – it is everywhere under many different names. Processed “foods” would taste like cardboard without this flavor “enhancer”. MSG has been linked to weight gain, poor vision and it fries your brain cells. In studies on non-obese mice, MSG produced fat mice. It is addictive and makes you want to eat more and more of that fake “food”.

GMO [genetically modified organisms] foods – 99.9 percent of all the corn and soy produced in this country is genetically modified. So you can rest assured that you are getting your daily dose of GMO foods. These “franken foods” are bound to negatively alter life on planet earth for ALL species. Let’s thank Monsanto for that.

SOY AND SOY PRODUCTS – Soy depresses immune function and thyroid function. It binds thyroid hormones and thyroid medication. Avoid all soy if you are on thyroid medications. Soy contains trypsin inhibitors that can lead to pancreatic disease. High levels of manganese accumulate in the brain and kidneys causing disease. Giving soy formula to babies is the equivalent of giving them five [5] birth control pills. Babies need whole milk to thrive and survive not a low fat diet! [This country produces so much soy that they need to do something with it. Don’t be fooled, most studies are funded by Archer Daniel Midland, the biggest producers of soy].

Fake eggs [egg beaters] – known as plastic eggs, that cause death in experimental animals. Made from vegetable oils, the very oils that cause the diseases we are trying to avoid.

Cheese products – i.e. prepackaged American “cheese” or “cheese” that comes out of a can. These are not made from dairy; they are cheese products which contain at least 60% vegetable oils, the very oils that cause all diseases.

Pasteurized milk – a dead food. 1 glass of regular milk contains over 100 pesticides residues. Not to mention the [rBGH] recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone injected in these poor animals to mass produce milk.

Processed meats – cold cuts which are not really meats and are loaded with MSG. These “foods” contain nitrates and nitrites which convert into nitrosamines which are carcinogens.

Turkey, chicken burgers – This “fake” meat is a mixture of skin, bones, water and other animal by-products. [My patient in the meat industry gave me this scoop ]. Don’t be fooled by the low fat content. Low fat = poor health. [It’s the type of fat you eat, not how much you eat- Greenland Eskimos consume 80% of their calories from fat, and they have NO heart disease, so much for the “fat causes heart disease lie”].

Battery raised eggs, poultry and meats – In addition to the horrible inhumane treatment of these poor animals, you need to be concerned about the massive amounts of antibiotics injected in these animals that end up on your plate. The hormones to fatten them up which end up in your body, and the pesticides which end up in your fat tissues creating havoc on your biochemistry.

Bottom Line:

If you want to live a long life, eat foods with a short-shelf life

What ever “they” tell you to eat, do the opposite

When you see a heart on a food label, don’t waste your money. That company paid the fraudulent Heart Association a fortune to have their “heart healthy” label on their products. There is NOTHING healthy about corn flakes or any of the “fake foods” they promote. Save your money to buy real health promoting foods

Vote with your pocket book. If you are really interested in your health, consume real foods, support the small farmers and not the food conglomerates who will never stop finding ways to poison us.


Keep grain intake to a minimum. Most people eat too many grains which contribute to weight gain and eventually diabetes. If you are not overweight or diabetic, experiment with non-wheat alternatives such as brown rice bread/pasta, spelt bread, quinoa pasta, amaranth, millet, and kamut. Chances are you never heard of these grains, but they exist and are better for you.

For grain allergies, avoid all grains including wheat and especially corn. Purchase gluten-free bread, or yeast free bread. Avoid all yeast products including anything that reads hydrolyzed yeast, carageenan etc. Try spelt, amaranth, quinoa, teff, brown rice and other non-wheat grains.

If you need to use sweeteners, use Stevia which is safe for diabetics and will not cause sugar spikes. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol which is one of the better ones on the market. Can be used in baking and tastes like sugar. If weight and diabetes is not an issue, sparingly use raw honey, raw brown sugar, formaldehyde free maple syrup, and Succanat to name a few. A word to the wise: supermarket brown sugar is white sugar colored with molasses and with an extra price premium.

Drink plenty of pure water – your body is 60-70% water [water, not coffee, not soda, not juice, but water (H2O)]. Water flushes out toxins, speeds up fat loss, assists in the assimilation of nutrients and, hydrates your body. Inadequate water intake causes brain shrinkage – that is a fact! For non-diabetics and if weight is not an issue, try concentrated pomegranate, blueberry, grape or cranberry juices from the health food store. Mix a small amount with water or seltzer and may be sweetened with Stevia.

Use only extra virgin olive oil, or cold-pressed walnut oil, sesame, flax etc. which can be purchased, at health food stores. Quality of fats/oils consumed can literally bring on disease, or promote health. Unrefined coconut oil [is a medium chain triglyceride, used extensively in burn units, and for preemie feedings as a source of energy] is excellent for cooking, frying and baking. It is one of the most stable fats, along with palm oil. It has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-parasitic properties. Coconut oil improves metabolism, thyroid health and it assists in weight loss.

Use organic butter only. Butter contains vitamin A, D, E, and butyric acid which has anti-bacterial properties. Diabetics need to get their vitamin A from animal products. Beta-Carotene is NOT vitamin A. GOD MADE BUTTER NOT MARGARINE.

If you are going to eat dairy, eat regular full fat products such as cheese, Stonyfield full fat yogurts and organic milk. For quality dairy check out for sources of real milk from cows that have been grass fed. Cows were meant to eat grass, not other cows. Also check out imported cheeses which are usually made from raw milk and are much healthier.

Apple Gate is a brand of cold cuts that is free of MSG, nitrites and nitrates. Can be found at Whole Foods markets where it is sliced fresh. Do not purchase the packaged version, it is processed. Otherwise, make them yourself.

How do you avoid GMO foods? A great start is to get rid of all the corn and soy in your diet. There are products that contain non-GMO corn. Eat organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible. Unfortunately GMO is going to be in most foods due to cross pollination of these Franken seeds.

Consume real organic and pastured eggs. Eggs are an excellent source of choline which converts into acetyl-choline, a neurotransmitter involved in memory, learning and cognition. If your memory is failing maybe it’s because you threw out all those egg yolks. Eggs contain lecithin which emulsifies cholesterol, and eggs DO NOT cause heart disease – that is a lie so you can eat their plastic eggs. Eggs are the best source of protein and in some cultures pregnant women are given up to 10 eggs per day to ensure healthy off springs.

Purchase meats and poultry that are free of hormones, antibiotics and pesticides in their feeds. The best source of meat is from grass-fed cows. Contact your local chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation at to find quality meat/poultry/dairy and eggs in your area.

Last but not least, don’t forget to eat plenty of vegetables on a daily basis. Vegetables are a daily event, and French Fries are not a vegetable. Get lots of greens, yellows, reds, and oranges on your plate. Organic is preferable.

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