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If You are 30 Years Old, You are Really 45 Years Old According to Your Body

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

This is really bad news for the 30 year old generation.  Because of eating habits, lack of exercise, lack of sleep and other unhealthy habits you will not live as long as your parents.  So if your parents die in their 80′s you will die in your 70′s.  The newest research is showing men in their 30′s to be much more overweight than previous generations.  Women in their 30′s are more likely to be obese more than their parents.  Your blood pressure is higher than your parents at 30.  The “metabolic health” of the 30′s generation has, for the first time in decades, degenerated.  This 30′s generation should be called the “Sugar Generation”.  Sugar is in everything that is ingested in this generation from the hamburger at the fast food restaurant to the latte from the coffee stand.  Lack of vegetables, fresh fruit and other healthy eating choices are one of the main reason this is happening.  Home cooking seems to be a thing of the past.  Even foods that are frozen come  with sugar in the ingredients.   Everything from fries, pasta,pizza and vegetables have some form of sugar or corn syrup in the ingredients.   People are not exercising enough to overcome the huge amount of carbohydrates consumed.  The body structure of 30 year old’s is changing.  For the first time in generations it is considered normal to have a beer belly in your 30′s instead of your 50′s.  For young women 30 and younger, many have their bellies are hanging over their jeans. Is it any wonder this is happening.  How long to you want to live?

” Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon”.    Doug Larson


Youtube and I cannot leave Recipes alone

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

I have my first Youtube video on gluten-free cooking.  You will be able to access it on .  The recipe and the cooking video is about cornbread.  It is an easy recipe and I think you will like the results.  However, sometimes I cannot stop myself from fiddling with a recipe.  On this recipe you will see that the recipe call for 1/4 teaspoon baking powder while on the video I say 3/4 teaspoon.  I was hoping that the cornbread would rise a little more with the change, but it did not.  So both amounts work and I will TRY to stop fiddling with my recipes.

Now I need suggestions on recipes that people would like to see done on Youtube.  Do you have a recipe that uses regular flour and you would like me to change to gluten-free flours?  A note on one flour item that I have not found an easy recipe change from regular flour to gluten-free flour.  That is” breads with crusts”.   A great deal of work needs to be done on gluten-free breads.  So far with the commercial products “Against the Grains” seems to be the best bread.  I am hoping for more and I am working on recipes, but none that I absolutely love,