Healthy Atheists

Without good health our lives are not well lived. Lets discuss all topics that will enable us to live healthier & happier lives...

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Videos and Films For Healthy Atheists

Local Harvet
The best organic food is what's grown closest to you. Use our website to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.

Check out this informative website HERE:

The Worlds Healthiest Foods
The George Mateljan Foundation for the World's Healthiest Foods was established by George Mateljan to discover, develop and share scientifically proven information about the benefits of healthy eating, and to provide the personalized support individuals need to make eating The World's Healthiest Foods enjoyable, easy, quick and affordable.
Tons of great food tips, recipes, interesting articles. Subscribe to their weekly newsletter.

Find Safe, Healthy & Green Products: GoodGuide’s PhDs in chemistry, nutrition, economics, and engineering rate products based on dozens of criteria. The health, environment, and social scores are on a ten-point scale and combine to give you the GoodGuide rating.

Discussion Forum

Diabetic vegan diet

Started by Hope. Last reply by Robert E Parker Oct 8, 2012. 50 Replies

   There is no specific vegetarian diet for vegans and vegetarians.. So, I'm just collecting some information here about vegan & vegetarian foods and type 2 diabetes..  I can and I hope I'm…Continue

Tags: nutrition, diet

Calorie Calculator - Daily Calorie Needs

Started by Hope. Last reply by Hope Feb 18, 2011. 1 Reply

 Calorie Calculator I find this topic very interesting to share with you in Healthy Atheists.It's about calculating calories that we need..…Continue

Tags: Needs, Calorie, Daily

Couch Potatoes Beware: Too Much Time Spent Watching TV or Computer Screen Is Harmful to Heart Health

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Hope Feb 18, 2011. 5 Replies

  ScienceDaily (Jan. 11, 2011) — Spending too much leisure time in front of a TV or computer screen appears to dramatically increase the risk for heart disease and premature death from any cause,…Continue

Health Hard-Liners To GOP: Most Americans Are 'Over-Insured'

Started by Sydni Moser Feb 18, 2011. 0 Replies

by Julie RovnerFebruary 16, 2011NPR Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey's FreedomWorks group says vouchers should replace the current…Continue

A Psychoanalyst Calls For Eating With 'Culinary Mindfulness'

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Don Jan 30, 2011. 3 Replies

 by Eliza BarclayJaunuary 26, 2011NPR    Fresh produce piled high at a farmers' market.We've heard it before: most Americans have a pretty big problem with food. We…Continue

Overeating, Like Drug Use, Rewards And Alters Brain

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by GOPI KANTA GHOSH Dec 27, 2010. 2 Replies

by Jon HamiltonDecember 1, 2010NPRLISTEN to This (4 min.) Story…Continue

100 Million People Impoverished by Medical Bills Annually

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by GOPI KANTA GHOSH Dec 27, 2010. 1 Reply

posted by: Ann PietrangeloNovember 24, 2010Care2 The United States isn’t the only country struggling under the weight of health care costs. Governments around the world -- even those where health…Continue

How Dangerous Is Being Fat? New Data On The Meaning Of Body Mass Index

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by T A A Dec 25, 2010. 15 Replies

by Richard KnoxDecember 1, 2010NPRIf your body mass index is between 20 and 24.9, you're golden.You won't live forever, but your chances of living longer than those with other BMI values are…Continue

A Stale Food Fight

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by T A A Dec 22, 2010. 3 Replies

By MICHAEL POLLAN and ERIC SCHLOSSER Published: November 28, 2010NEW YORK TIMESTHE best opportunity in a generation to improve the safety of the American food supply will come as early as Monday…Continue

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Comment by Sydni Moser on September 22, 2010 at 7:36am
@Adriana - What a success story! Wow, that doesn't take a 'little' inspirations, that takes pure determination. Wish I had a quarter of the oomph that he had....
Comment by GOPI KANTA GHOSH on September 22, 2010 at 7:28am
What about cholesterol?
Comment by Sydni Moser on September 22, 2010 at 7:22am

Another Coup For Caffeine
- and one more reason to love your French press. Drinking coffee may reduce your risk of diabetes by preventing the development of high blood-sugar levels and increasing sensitivity to insulin, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Comment by Sydni Moser on September 21, 2010 at 12:25pm
Morgue Ad Targets McDonald's

On a slab at the morgue, the deceased man’s hand still clutches his partially eaten fast food burger as a woman weeps.

It is a startling image, one meant to get your attention. The video makes its point in a mere 39 seconds. Fast food is going to kill you. But it doesn’t stop there. The famous golden arches, along with the words, “I was lovin’ it,” makes it clear that Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is taking aim at fast food giant McDonald’s.

The only spoken words in the ad are, “High cholesterol. High blood pressure. Heart attacks. Tonight, make it vegetarian.”
Comment by Sydni Moser on August 31, 2010 at 3:35pm
Is your doctor's religion relevant?
August 26, 2010

The religious beliefs of doctors strongly influence the decisions they make when people are close to death, according to research published in the Journal of Medical Ethics.

Professor of medical sociology Clive Seale and cross bench peer Baroness Finlay debate whether patients should take an interest in their doctor's religious beliefs.

LISTEN to this (5.5 min.) Discussion HERE:
Comment by GOPI KANTA GHOSH on July 29, 2010 at 9:41am
Great information Sydni...thanks
Comment by Sydni Moser on July 27, 2010 at 5:50pm
Washing Raw Chicken Actually Increases Food Poisoning Risk

By axfollmer
July 27, 2010

Washing raw chicken before cooking it, a common practice in much of the world, may actually increase your risk of spreading harmful bacteria around your kitchen, according to a new study from Britain.

British health authorities estimate that as much as 65 percent of store-bought chicken meat is contaminated with campylobacter, the most commonly-identified cause of food-borne illness in the U.K.

Cooking chicken meat properly kills the nasty bacteria that can lead to stomach illness and diarrhea. But the new study from the U.K. showed that washing chicken meat could spread the campylobacter across a 3-foot radius in the kitchen, potentially contaminating other work surfaces and foods.

A spokeswoman for the British health authorities had this warning for consumers:

''Washing raw poultry is a common kitchen mistake, and it simply isn't necessary. Tap water won't get rid of the germs that cause food poisoning but they will be killed by thorough cooking. By washing your raw bird, you're actually more likely to spread the germs around the kitchen than get rid of them.''

British authorities are looking for ways to wash bacteria off chicken meat before it reaches stores, but no method has been approved yet by European regulators.
Comment by Kevin Hamlin on July 24, 2010 at 9:26pm
Yeah, Sydni. It's only 3mm so it's small enough to pass on it's own. My dad had a 9mm one once, and they had to go up there and stick a stent in his ureter. He was peeing blood clots for 2 weeks. That's pretty much why I started running, and dieting. :)
Comment by Sydni Moser on July 19, 2010 at 5:07pm
Are they waiting for it to pass on it's own? Has to be absolute agony. I'd demand sufficient pain meds to better cope. So sorry you are having this trouble Kevin.
Comment by Kevin Hamlin on July 19, 2010 at 12:53pm
Thanks for asking, Sydni. They gave me morphine to help take the edge off the pain, but today it is back with a vengeance =/

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