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John Got His Life Back and Lost 70 Pounds!

Posted: Wed, Dec 23, 2009
By: Danielle Heard, MS, HHC

Faced with a health crisis at the young age of 40, John realized that it was time to take control of his health. He had already experienced taking up to 11 medications at one time and knew that this was not the path that he wanted to continue. In just 6 months, John was able to turn his health situation around and lose over 50 pounds.

John has now lost over 70 pounds and said, "I am happier and healthier than I've ever been. I feel like the time has been set back about 13 years."

By helping John dissolve old patterns and thoughts about food and equipping him with new tools and healing food theories, John has been able to completely change his life.

In 2008, John visited the Artemis in the City company website and became interested in the wellness programs. He then contacted Danielle Heard to learn more about how they could work together since he lives in Denver, Colorado. A few months later in April 2009, John was ready to begin a 6 month wellness program.

At the time John began his program, he was experiencing many health issues which included high blood pressure, gout, fatigue, and depression. John also wanted to lose about 50 pounds.

During the 6 months that John and Danielle worked together,

December 2009 Newsletter

Posted: Mon, Dec 7, 2009
By: Danielle Heard, MS, HHC

Hello Friends!

I want to let you know that I have changed the format of my newsletter. I am now using the e-newsletter program Constant Contact.

Please click here to view my Artemis in the City December 2009 E-News! as a web page for a limited time. This issue includes featured recipes, a top 10 gifts wish list for Santa, special offers, and important issues for you to take action.

If you have been previously receiving my email newsletter or have been periodically receiving updates from me but did not receive my December 2009 E-News! in your email box, please check your spam folder. If for some reason you did not receive my newsletter, please let me know. I do not want to lose contact with you! Additionally, I am trying to gauge the effectiveness of delivery for this new e-newsletter system and need to know of any delivery problems.

Please be sure to add my newsletter email address to your contact address book so that you will be sure to receive my future E-News! The address is listed in the newsletter click here.

If you are currently not receiving my Artemis in the City E-News!, I hope that you will sign up today. It is absolutely FREE and will help keep you informed of my latest health articles, recipes and events. Click here to sign up!

 

Pollan Says Health Care Success Depends on Food Reform

Posted: Sat, Sep 12, 2009
By: Danielle Heard, MS, HHC

On September 10, 2009, Michael Pollan's response to President Obama's speech on national health care was printed in the New York Times. In the Op-Ed article "Big Food vs. Big Insurance," Pollan suggests that the American way of eating has become the elephant in the room in the debate over health care.

Pollan, who is a New York Times best selling author of books such as The Omnivore's Dilemma, and In Defense of Food, as well as a regular New York Times Op-Ed contributor, points out that 75% of health care costs are for chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and obesity that are linked to diet and are preventable.

"Our success in bringing health care costs under control ultimately depends on whether Washington can summon the political will to take on and reform a second, even more powerful industry: the food industry," writes Michael Pollan. "But so far, food system reform has not figured in the national conversation about health care."

Pollan further points out that the US government is now placing itself in the position to pay for health care costs that are caused by the very foods, such as high-fructose corn syrup, that it is subsidizing. Additionally,

Are You Pouring On the Pounds?

Posted: Wed, Sep 9, 2009
By: Danielle Heard, MS, HHC

"Are you pouring on the pounds?" In an effort to encourage New Yorkers to cut back on sugary beverages, the New York City Health Department is urging New Yorkers to think about the sugar-sweetened beverages they are drinking. The image used in the new public service campaign ad is a soda, sports drink or sweetened ice tea beverage that is turning to fat as it is being poured into glasses. The main message is, "Don't drink yourself fat." This campaign is another great effort by New York City to help improve the health of New Yorkers while sending a message to the world that it is a health conscious city. To read the recent August 31, 2009 press release click here.

Since 2002, New York City has consistently passed bills to improve the health of its city and is continuously working hard to show America what it takes to create a healthy city. In 2002, New York City became one of the first major cities to ban smoking in bars and in restaurants. Just four years later, with help from leaders in the field of nutrition such as Walter Willet, MD, PhD Chair, Department of Nutrition at Harvard University and the support and efforts by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and its students and alumni, as well as the help from many others, the use of trans fats in food was pushed to the forefront of New York City's health agenda. In December 2006, New York City's board of health voted to ban the use of trans fats by restaurants and bakeries with the full ban on trans fats going into effect by 2008.

New York City is known as the first city to ban trans fats, but the small community of Tiburon in Northern California, just outside of San Francisco,

Help End Factory Farming

Posted: Thu, Sep 3, 2009
By: Danielle Heard, MS, HHC

Last week while I was shopping at a book store, the cover of the latest August 31, 2009 edition of Time Magazine caught my eye. I couldn't help but notice it because there on the front cover is a large photo of a package of hamburger meat, one of the most dangerous products in our food system. In the middle of the package of hamburger meat is a warning label which reads, "WARNING: This hamburger may be hazardous to your health. Why the American food system is bad for our bodies, our economy and our environment - and what some visionaries are trying to do about it." The cover further implies through its title "The Real Cost of Cheap Food," that behind America's food system and corporate farming practices, there have been great costs at all levels, not only to the health of Americans but also to the health of our planet.

Seeing the subject of factory farming positioned on the cover of Time is a positive sign that people are now finally listening to these visionaries who have been out there on the front lines for years educating and warning the public of the consequences of industrialized farming practices that are not sustainable or honorable and that go against laws of nature. This article is further support for a small few who have been fighting a tough battle against very powerful industries, including our own government, in order to protect the health of people, our environment as well as the quality of life for livestock animals and to preserve the integrity of real food.

You might have thought that the quality of food would have been a priority and would have at least mattered to our policy makers in government,

Summer Update

Posted: Tue, Aug 18, 2009
By: Danielle Heard, MS, HHC

Happy August!

I hope you are surviving the hot summer weather. To help you keep cool, please check out my website recipe section that just launched in May 2009.

I have posted a few new healthy recipes such as Cucumber Ginger Lemonade, Glowing Goddess Green Juice and Healthy Spring Rolls with Almond Sauce. All are made with raw foods which are very cooling and detoxifying. Click here to go to the recipe login page.

This year has really gone by so fast and it is hard to believe that there are only four more months left in 2009. Time flies when you are having fun!

I have enjoyed meeting so many of you at the various Artemis in the City events and health fairs. It has been a magical summer teaching people about food and helping them heal. When you have time, click here to read some of my new client testimonials.

I have added a new toll-free number, 866-330-5421. No matter where a person lives within the United States, they can give me a call for free. Please let your

Aspirin Linked to Higher Survival Rates of Colon Cancer

Posted: Thu, Aug 13, 2009
By: Danielle Heard, MS, HHC

On August 11, 2009, journalist Roni Rabin reported in a New York Times article "Aspirin Seen Aiding Colorectal Cancer Patients" that research conducted by Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute shows that the regular use of aspirin is associated with a significant drop in death rate among patients who had been previously diagnosed with colorectal cancer. This research study is being published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) this week.

Aspirin is a known anti-fungal. This means that it kills parasites such as fungus in the body. There are a number of medical oncologists and researchers who say that their findings show that cancer is actually a fungus and they are curing it with anti-fungals such as sodium bicarbonate. I will be writing more about this in the future. People who have cancer, HIV or are organ transplant patients, who are taking immune system suppressing medications, are at very high risk for fungal growth in their bodies.

This research finding on the association of aspirin on colorectal cancer is not surprising. However, the regular use of aspirin can cause

Interview with Behavioral Scientist Amy Hale

Posted: Wed, Aug 5, 2009
By: Danielle Heard, MS, HHC

Danielle Heard, MS, HHC, founder of Artemis in the City was recently interviewed by fellow Columbia University Alumni, friend and behavioral scientist Dr. Amy Hale.

Dr. Hale is interested in individual and environmental health and wellness. She writes a blog tiled "Making The Easy Choice...Sustainably." In her blog, Dr. Hale focuses on issues such as healthy living, individual wellness, the environment and sustainability.

It was an honor to be interviewed by Dr. Hale. Please click here to read the interview, "You Are What You Eat: 'Live' Foods Give Life, Reverse Disease."

You can also follow Dr. Hale on Twitter, click here!

Three Decades to a Sick Nation

Posted: Mon, Jul 13, 2009
By: Danielle Heard, MS, HHC

Over the past 30 years, we have made changes to our nations' food supply that are greater than any other period in human history. We have moved our country away from traditional food and into a world of factory farmed and factory produced food that is not only harmful to our environment but is killing Americans.

Today, there is very little food in our grocery stores that is real food and that is healthy to eat. People now think that food comes in boxes with hundreds of different ingredients. When eaten, these foods slowly poison people until they develop heart disease, cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, auto-immune system diseases, and many other serious diseases including obesity. This poor quality food is creating enormous health care costs.

Across America is a sea of fast food and restaurant chains that are serving the same meals in a thousand locations. How can they do this? They accomplish this by creating cheap, prepackaged food that contains a toxic mixture of sugar, chemicals and preservatives. The food is nutrient-poor and the meat products are made from animals that have been raised inhumanely and not sustainably. The food is then cooked in harmful disease causing fats such as hydrogenated oil which is high heated and used over and over again.

Our government has allowed for this to happen to our society through legislation.

US Hospitals Serve Toxic Food to Patients

Posted: Sat, Jul 11, 2009
By: Danielle Heard, MS, HHC

This might look like a typical healthy breakfast to you (cereal, blueberry muffin, low-fat milk, orange juice, jelly and margarine), but to those of us who have studied nutrition from an alternative healing perspective, this is a nutrient-poor, highly refined and denatured breakfast that consists mainly of simple carbohydrates, refined sugar and bad fats. This breakfast is not healing or health supportive and is the type of toxic meal that can lead to many chronic diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, obesity and cancer.

This meal was served to my mother this morning while she was being treated as a hospital patient at Good Shepherd Medical Center. My mother, who is a diabetic and kidney dialysis patient, is trying to recover from a gall bladder attack. After serving my mother this high sugar breakfast, the hospital server then asked her if she would like pork or chicken salad for lunch. The hospital then planned to serve my mother a meal containing saturated fat. Saturated fat is a known cause of gall stones. A meal consisting of animal fat and other unhealthy fats could potentially cause another gall bladder attack. What is even more disturbing, is that the hospital staff could not identify the ingredients of the food. 

This food is unhealthy even for a well person to eat. It is also dangerous for people to eat food without knowing what ingredients have been added. This is especially so for people who are sick.

It is not surprising to see this type of food served in hospitals since it is supported by the United States Department of Agriculture and the American Dietetic Association.

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