NON-GMO FOODS.... and your Brain Health!

 organic vegetablesShopping for groceries has become more complicated for Americans these days with ever increasing choices & huge price disparity.  It is not enough that we buy eggs that are organic (which means free of pesticides, antibiotics & added hormones) - we ought to also ensure they are cage-free or free-range. Prices range from $0.99 to more than $5 a dozen! Healthy chickens produce healthy eggs, which result in healthy humans.  This goes with vegetables, beans, rice, meats, and pretty much anything we plan to ingest.

 Recently, I went to Trader Joe's to buy soy milk.  Being the diligent consumer that I was, I picked up a carton of Organic Soy Milk.  Whipping it up to make a latte, I noticed that it didn't taste quite like the soy milk I grew up with as a child in Asia (where soy is found in just about everything we ate and drank).  It then occurred to me, in my haste, that I had forgotten to look for a non-GMO (non-genetically modified) certified soy milk. The next trip, I picked up West Soy's organic soy milk at a 30% price premium over the other plain organic option. This was certified non-GMO.  What a difference that made! It tasted like soy again!

 Did you know that:

GMO foods are actually illegal or significantly restricted in over 30 countries, including Japan, Australia, France and Germany yet flow freely in the U.S.?

  • Over 80% of soy produced in America are genetically modified
  • About 80% of processed foods contain GMOs?
  • Yet another recent study* found GMOs to be deadly toxic to liver, kidneys and testes of rats (over 50% of baby rats died within 3 weeks!)?
  • Studies that show GMO non-toxicity were done at low dose (less than 30%) and fewer days (e.g. 10 days) which are inaccurate considering our consumption levels of GMO foods?

 GMO*Egyptian scientist Hussein Kaoud, from Cairo University’s Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene, in his 2011 3-month study observed “... alteration of different organs, shrinkage of kidneys, change in the liver and spleen, appearance of malignant parts in the tissues, kidney failure and hemorrhages in the intestine. The brain functions were touched as well, and the rats’ learning and memory abilities were seriously altered.”

Wondering why you're suffering from mental fog? Memory loss? Always tired? Joint aches and pains that won't go away? Anxiety? High cholesterol? Recurrent sickness?  Could it be that you're not getting the nutrients your body needs and are, in fact, damaging your vital organs such the liver, kidneys, brain at the same time?

Next time you go shopping, look for the 7's of healthy foods:

  1. Organic
  2. Anti-biotic free
  3. Hormone free
  4. Range free (for meats)... In La Jolla, go to
  5. Wild (vs farm raised fish)
  6. non-GMO
  7. non-Chinese produce

The quality of your life depends on it!  Besides the challenges at the Dr Chang Health office of helping patients live their most productive lives, I enjoy traveling the world to discover products of uncompromising quality that can improve our lives. I've found the highest quality avocado oil right in our backyard at Valley Center, essential oils in the Tuscan countryside of Italy, shea butter soaps from the south of France, wholesome organic, non-GMO whole foods from Tennessee and the perfect snack bar from across the I-5 freeway in San Diego!   I emphasize the importance of food quality in our practice because it seems that every other person I know has sleep apnea (and on a CPAP machine), allergies, Vitamin D deficiency, low energy, dangerously low bone density, insomnia, and the list goes on.  Last summer, I've had a record breaking number of patients being rear-ended, more than I've had in 10 years!  People's brains are on overload.  These epidemics need to be managed.

 To help sperfect food bartart you off, we are offering our patients & customers organic Perfect Food Bars at reduced price - it's a great way to start eating healthier.



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