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Diamonds and Obesity

Posted on 01/29/2009

Busy, busy times.  I want to caution against overconfidence because we most likely still have a long, long way to go, but I think we’re beginning to make progress with insurance companies.  By that I mean, some of the decision-makers are coming to understand the benefits of Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating. 

Again, it’s premature to claim a breakthrough, and this is a most difficult challenge, but conversations in recent meetings with medical and insurance personnel make me think the ice is beginning to thaw.  And that’s good, because our approach is the real deal.  We are helping many.  We can help more.  I’ll keep you posted.
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A reader asked why I am so against high fructose corn syrup, suggesting that it wasn’t as bad as I made out, so why don’t we include it in our meals.

When we at Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating are planning our meals, we follow the guidelines of nutritional experts, such as the American Diabetic Association, the American Heart Association, and several other nationally respected organizations that share our interest in protecting the health of Americans.

Every one of these groups, along with internists, cardiologists, and diabetologists do not recommend the consumption of high fructose corn syrup for the simple reason that it is associated with increased weight gain and increased risk for the development of Type II diabetes.

Many of Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating customers are Type II diabetics, and we are dedicated to helping them.  Decades of testimonials prove to us that we are very successful in doing so.   

And, of course, there is the recent research indicating the presence of mercury in high fructose corn syrup.  All in all, we will not be using high fructose corn syrup in our meals and we think that you should demand the same from anyone who sells you food or meals.

Hope that helps, dear reader, or lobbyist for the high fructose corn syrup industry, or both, as the case may be.
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To put your mind at ease: although Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating was not required to recall the peanut butter products we use, an abundance of caution prompted us to stop using peanut butter in our meals, until we receive official notice the outbreak is resolved.  We made this decision to protect our customers and increase their comfort level.  
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Hey, everyone.  February is Heart Month, and Feb. 14 is the ultimate heart holiday, Valentine’s Day.  How about giving the gift of good health to someone you love.  I’m talking about providing a week of Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating meals for someone about whom you care.

In my opinion, such a gift reflects a deeper love than does the more mindless giving of chocolate or diamonds.  Diamonds may be forever, but obese people tend to die early, so the act of giving Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating says, “I want us to eat healthy and be healthy, because then we will spend many more healthy and active years together.” 

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Seattle Sutton, BSN, RN

She made healthy eating her mission in life long before anyone else did, in hopes of helping her own obese father. A registered nurse by training and entrepreneur at heart, she lives, eats and breathes everything about healthy eating and helping to improve people’s eating habits and overall health. She enjoys never having to bother with grocery shopping, cooking and counting calories. Her favorite SSHE meal, although it’s hard to pick just one, is the Potato Gnocchi with Basil Pesto Sauce.

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