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December 3, 2012

* Part 2 *

Proactive Education about Food Quality Could Save Your Life

Interview with Food Quality Activist Carol Grieve

Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, December 3, 2012
Sponsored by Nature's Tears® EyeMist® for Dry eye

Water and Health Researcher Sharon Kleyne has long advocated the importance of proactive self-education to help assure natural good health. A vital area requiring proactive self-education is food quality. When you reach for a bottle of olive oil in the store, for example, you should be aware that the product might be mislabeled and/or adulterated and that you might not obtain the full nutritional benefits of pure olive oil. Make this mistake every day for 50 years and it could lead to a disease that shortens your life.

That was the message of radio show host, food educator and food quality activist Carol Grieve'. Grieve' resides in Colorado Springs, CO. She talked about olive oil and many other food related topics during an interview by Sharon Kleyne on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water syndicated radio show on December 3, 2012. This is Part 2 of that interview. The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water is sponsored by Nature's Tears® EyeMist® for dry eye.

According to Carol Grieve, as food science advances and food production becomes increasingly dependent on technology to feed a growing world population, food quality inevitably suffers. Grieve and Sharon Kleyne agree that the solution for consumers (and we are all food consumers) is education. It could be a matter of life and death to know where your food comes from and how it is produced.

Sharon Kleyne asked Grieve if she grows her own food and Grieve replied that she has a large greenhouse. This is required because her home is located in the mountains at 8,600 feet and it often gets extremely cold.

The greenhouse discussion was followed by a lengthy exchange about the benefits, or lack thereof, of a number of common foods. According to Kleyne, fat and oil maybe harmful if overindulged but a little is necessary to help slow dehydration (water loss). However, most Americans eat so much fat and oil - and carbohydrates and sugars - that they may begin to detoxify if they cut back.

Grieve noted that oil for human consumption must be of good quality and that 85% of "Extra Virgin" olive oil sold in the United States is fraudulently labeled. The term "Extra Virgin" means the oil is a first pressing from fresh olives. Most olive oil in the Unites States is highly processed, contains artificial coloring and may contain canola or safflower oil. These are nowhere near comparable to true Extra Virgin olive oil, which is probably the healthiest food oil there is.

Sharon Kleyne also recommends coconut oil.

Grieve touched on the inhumane treatment of animals, especially "crated pork." This refers to the practice of raising pigs who spend their entire lives being force-fed in a square box with no room to move. The meat is tender but the animal is not healthy.

"Who dreams these things up?" Sharon wondered.

Sharon Kleyne talked about the need to drink sufficient water each day. She recommends at least eight glasses a day (64 ounces), as much as possible in the form of pure water and not juice, coffee, milk, beer or carbonated sugar drinks. At some point each day, Kleyne recommends a large glass of water drunk all at once.

Kleyne also recommends dark green leafy vegetables for vision and heart health, and in-season produce grown locally. Grieve agreed but she is also OK with frozen vegetables. They are not ideal but they are preferable to canned vegetables that have been boiled, usually have added sodium and may pick up unwanted chemicals during the canning process..

Neither Sharon Kleyne nor Carol Grieve recommends energy drinks such as Red Bull. These drinks contain large amounts of sugar and caffeine. In addition to stressing the heart, they are also dehydrating.

Grieve's website:

The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water is broadcast live on Mondays, 10 a.m., PST/PDT. The syndicated radio talk show is heard on Voice America/World Talk Radio, Green Talk Network and Apple iTunes. Go to for written summaries and on-demand podcast replays of al shows, including the October 1, 2012 interview with Bill Deane.

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