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Improving Mother's Milk

Posted on 08/12/2008

   Just got back from taking Wanda and Jane to the airport.  What a great time we had on their visit.  Friends for life!  Now it’s time to catch up on a few important items.
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   First, did you see the story in the New York Times on the necessity of expectant and new mothers to eat healthy and avoid negative impact ingredients and foods?  If you didn’t, let me summarize: it’s ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.

   Pregnant women and nursing mothers harm their children if they eat unhealthily.  The list of what to avoid reads like—well, to be exactly and precisely honest—like a list of ingredients and foods that are banned from Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating.  

   Mothers!  Do the right thing for your children.  Mother’s milk is part of the mother’s body.  Please.  Use the good stuff!  Your child deserves it.  So—as a matter of plain fact—do you.
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   As a mother and grandmother, I’d like to suggest that a great present for an expectant and/or new mom is a week or more of Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating.  Our meals are the natural and right way to feed mother and child.
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   Unhealthy eating includes the intake of trans-fat oils.  At Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating, we have zero trans-fat.  That’s good for everyone, including adults, teenagers, and children.

   Did you know that a two percent increase in trans-fat can equate to a 25 percent increase in the likelihood of developing coronary artery disease?

   True, that.  Trans-fat is created when manufacturers force hydrogen into liquid oil at high temperatures. What is the result of such an unnatural act?

   An inexpensive fat is created that prolongs the shelf life and appearance of packaged foods and helps make cooked food crisp and flavorful.
  
   Looks good.  Tastes good.  Is very bad for you and your family.  Trans-fat in the body decreases high-density lipoproteins (good cholesterol) and increases low-density lipoproteins (bad cholesterol).

   Why people are willing to make money this way is beyond me.  We’re certainly not.  Everyone needs to be responsible when health is on the line.

   It’s a bad trade.  I think trans-fat should be outlawed.  Good news!  California just passed a law that trans-fats must be removed from restaurant products beginning in 2010 and from all retail baked goods by 2011.  Why not?

   Or anyone concerned with avoiding this killer ingredient could begin eating Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating right now.
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   Congratulations to Kathy Russell, who works in our front office.  She’s the Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating employee of the month.  I’m always glad to see Kathy, whose attitude is a pleasant joy.  We have many fine employees, several of whom were in contention for this month’s award, but Kathy Russell deserved the win and she’s the one.

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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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