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Should Your Child Be Eating Foods Containing GMOs?

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by Ron Streeter

Many people still believe that GMOs have not been proven to be harmful
to humans.

I will do my best in this article to give you the latest studies, and
let you decide for yourself.

Here’s why children are at the highest risk from the potential toxicity of GMO foods:

Kids are more vulnerable to allergies
Kids are more vulnerable to digestive/allergy issues with milk
Kids are vulnerable to antibiotic resistant diseases
The fast-developing systems of kids are more susceptable

GMO Study

Because children’s bodies go through rapid growth development, scientists utilyzed young rats in an independent GMO study.

After just 10 days the rats displayed highly noticeable organ system damage, including:

- damaged digestive function and immune systems
- tinier brains, testicles and livers
- atrophing in the liver,
- and potential pre-cancerous intecell growth

Besides breakfast cereals, snacks, pizza, and much more, GMOs are hidden in many food products that you assumed were perfectly healthy for your children.

They include:

Vitamins

…and are hidden in many common ingredients,
in many, or most, commercially processed foods,
such as:
Amino Acids, Aspartame, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Ascorbate,
Vitamin C, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Flavorings (“natural” and “artificial”),
High Fructose Corn Syrup, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Lactic Acid,
Maltodextrins, Molasses, Monosodium Glutamate, Sucrose,
Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP), Xanthan Gum, Vitamins, Yeast Products

Further sources of information:

10 Studies Demonstrating the Toxicity of GMOs

You may have heard that there are studies demonstrating GMOs are safe. You should know that two major ones have been retracted.

Very informative, 5 minute video on “The Alarming Truths About GMOs”

A graphic showing the so called “health” foods that either contain GMOs, or are owned by corporations that fund campaigns to resist GMO labeling.

Whatever your conclusions you’ve drawn from the above information: if there’s any doubt at all remaining about possible long-term toxicity in these foods, why would we feed them to our children? It’s one thing to gamble with our own health, but the developing bodies of children, who are more susceptible to food and other environmental toxins, is another matter.

Donated Cars: The Top 10

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In case you don’t know this, that less than perfect car sitting around in your garage (or yard) for ages, can be donated to help very worthy causes. Donating your old car to a nonprofit organizaton will not only give you some free space you’ll make better use of, it will also assist a worthy organization like American Children’s Cancer Association (ACCA), financially support families with kids with cancer receive the safest, most effective treatments.

OK — now you know there’s a use for that ol’ jalopy, other than being an eye sore, or just getting in the way… but is it good enough
for anybody to use? Does it need to be in working order? Ideally of course, the vehicle should run. But generally, car donation charities will accept it, running or not.

Here are some general pointers on what ACCA will be looking for from a donated car:

1. Best case scenario: a car that at least starts
2. If it doesn’t start, it may still be able to be used/sold for parts or metal.
3. Absolute requirement: The car must have a title. If you don’t have it, ACCA may be able to help you obtain it.
4. Car cannot have lien holders; the car must be owned by the donator, outright.
5. We take all kinds of vehicles; cars, trucks Vans, RVs, SUVs, motocycles, even boats and planes.
6. ACCA will take care of towing your car to us — free.

Besides freeing yourself of a 2 ton chunk of metal, and the great feeling you’ll have knowing you’re helping kids with cancer,
ACCA also offers great thank you gifts. You’ll also receive a tax benefit. Please see website for details.
For New Jersey car donations, click here. For New York Car Donations, click hereFor all other states, click here.

Here are the 10 most donated cars (as of 2013):

Buick Regal
Chrysler Town & Country
Honda Accord
Nissan Maxima
Ford F150
Toyota Camry
Volkswagen Jetta
Volkswagen Passat
Dodge Caravan
BMW 3 series

For additional information,please check out this page.

How To Feed Your Child, Healthy Organic Food — On A Budget!

by Ron Streeter

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It IS Possible to Feed Your Children the BEST Foods, on a Budget!

Imagine how great it would be if you never ingested, inhaled or slathered anything toxic in or on your body? No pollution, fluoride, trans-fats, artificial dyes, gmo foods, etc. etc.? Never smoked, excessively drank, or did anything else that insulted your body? Consider for a moment how wonderful it would be if your body was clean and toxin-free?

Whether your children are currently healthy, or struggling with an illness, it’s never too late to begin making certain everything they consume, have applied or wear, are as pure and natural as possible… so they can enjoy much of the above toxin-free kind of life.

The earlier you start your child on a diet of natural, organic, non-processed, non-sugary foods, the sooner they will adapt to them. If they are already hooked on Fruit Loops and the like, you can gradually wean them off such artificial “foods”, and slowly introduce far superior, nutrient-rich foods.

This will not only keep them healthy (by strengthening their immune systems, etc.) it will also assist their bodies in the healing of any health challenges.

Great Sources of Information on Healthy Food for Your Kids

If you are not aware of all the great natural produce and other life-enhancing foods available to you, please see these websites for a great introduction:

http://www.feedingminds.org/fmfh/nutritionlessons/introduction/

and

http://nccam.nih.gov/health/antioxidants/introduction.htm

Also: Feed Your Toddler (and young kids) Some Super-Foods! 

In case you’re not aware: it is being increasingly understood that fluoridated water is NOT good for children — or you! Please see the following for more information:

Why Fluoride is Harmful to Your Child’s Developing Brain

If you are not yet convinced of how critically important it is that you and your children eat pure, unadulterated foods (or want to learn more), please see either / both of the following important, highly informative videos:

“Food, Inc.”
(it costs 99 cents to view full documentary).

If you have Amazon prime, you can see it free, here.
To see similar information for free, click here.

and:

“The World According To Monsanto” 
Monsanto is a multi-national corporation that is destroying our food supply with highly toxic pesticides, genetic modification of food plants, and their insidious patenting of seeds.

Affording Good Food

There are many among us today who are struggling with a corrupted economy, and may feel
that buying healthy, organic food too expensive.

Here are some tips:

Not all healthy food HAS to be organic. Some plants (such as broccoli) have a natural
plant covering on them, that protects its florets and stems from pesticides.

In addition to broccoli, here are some other great fruits and vegetables you don’t have to buy as organic:

onions
avocados
sweet corn (non-gmo)
pineapples
mango
sweet peas
asparagus
kiwi fruit
cabbage
eggplant
cantaloupe
watermelon
grapefruit
sweet potatoes
sweet onions

For more information on the above, PLUS the foods you MUST buy as organic, please click here.

To find the best prices for organic foods, please check around in your community for
regional markets, and ask the purveyors if there produce is organic (they will usually have signs that
already say “Organic”). There are also usually farm co-op buying groups, that you can buy
organic produce for less. For information on farms in your area that offer the above, please click here: http://www.localharvest.org/

And finally, if you give your children milk: please consider whole pasteurized goat milk, as opposed to cow’s milk. It generaly is digested much better. There is also nut and other alternative “milks” (such as almond, rice and coconut) that your children may like. But please consider only buying the non- sweetened varieties, and if necessary for taste, adding Stevia as a natural, safe sweetener, to them.

Best of success with your pursuit of a safe, natural and very healthy lifestyle, from the American Children’s Cancer Association! Through the funds we receive from Car Donation NY and Ca Donation NJ (and all other states), we help kids with cancer (and their families) determine the best treatment options, and pay for them.

Car Donation NY: Top 5 Things You Need to Know

by Ron Streeter

Click Here to Make Your Car Donation NY Today!

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Infographic for Car Donation NY, Car Donation NJ

American Children’s Cancer Association (ACCA) recently began accepting car donations
in New York City and New York state (as well as New jersey, and all other states).

If you live in NY, and would like to donate your car NY, truck, plane or any other vehicle (or real estate or cash) we suggest you take advantage of this opportunity!

Here’s why you’ll want to donate your car NY (or any other state) to ACCA:

1. Proceeds from your car donation NY will go towards helping families with
children with cancer, in the following ways:

a. We help these families find the safest, most effective alternative
cancer treatments for their child.

b. Once the best treatment options are found, we help the families pay for them.

2. Besides feeling great that you’ve helped kids with cancer,
you’ll also receive a $200 VISA Gift Card* for your donation
(we offer the most generous thank you gifts among car donation charities).

3. For a limited time, besides the above gift card, you’ll also receive
a voucher for a free 3 day, 2 night vacation (multiple locations to choose from).

4. You’ll receive fast, free towing for your donated vehicle!

5.When you make your car donation NY, you’ll receive tax benefits.

Yes, there are other car donation charities in NY and NYC, but none that offer
the combination of helpful services to children with cancer, and the generous
thank you gifts and other benefits (listed above) that ACCA offers.

So if you’d like to Donate Your Car NY or Donate Your Car NYC to ACCA,
please do so today! Or call one of friendly customer service representatives at
1-800-Give2Kids (1-800-448-3254), and they will be happy to take your car donation NY
information.

American Children’s Cancer Association (Give2Kids) has been accepting car donations for
over 15 years, and is an approved, 501(c)(3) charity.

See our new video, Donate Your Car NYC | Car Donation NYC , below!:

See our latest press release,
“American Children’s Cancer Association Now Accepting Your Car Donation in New York”

*Please see these requirements to receive the $200 VISA Gift Card.