Saturday, September 28, 2013

The only good sandwich is no sandwich.

Even bread has High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). I try to avoid it because I heard it makes you feel hungry. It also causes other more severe health effects. There are only a few selections of bread at the grocery store made with sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup.

I don't know if that's better or worse. Is the sugar made with real cane sugar, or sugar beets? Sugar beets are now also GMO and contain Sucrose, but I can't be certain that foods that say they contain sugar can really contain sucrose from GMO Sugar Beets and still be labeled as containing sugar. It's probably just as well to avoid anything processed that contains any kind of sugar at all, even sugar itself.

I also don't use real cheese anymore. I must be lactose intolerant because real cheese gives me constipation, but American cheese does not seem to have that affect and it's also the cheapest. I wonder if the combination of high fructose corn syrup in the bread along with real cheese is a major culprit in the cause of intestinal distress?

American cheese still contains Milk which is now loaded with chemicals.

Wait a minute. Lactose is actually another sugar! So I'm absorbing Fructose and Lactose. One slice of American cheese has 1 gram of sugar, and a slice of HFCS bread has 2 grams, so a basic cheese sandwich has 5 grams of sugar, and it's probably entirely GMO. The bread labeled as containing sugar and not HFCS may still be GMO sugar beet based sugar instead of real cane sugar.

I really like the convenience of being able to grab up something and eat it without getting my hands sticky and wet, but maybe if I eliminated bread and cheese entirely, I would be forced to set aside a place, time, dishes and utensils that would need washing later, and endure the patience required to deal with all of it.

In the end I would spend less on food and probably lose weight from the lack of convenience alone, and have better health.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Unusual Market Movement

Rare Earths
Medallian Resources (MILLOF), Avalon Rare Metals, Inc (AVL) and NIOCORP Developments (NIOBF) today are climbing up together for the first time during the several months I've been watching those stocks.

NioCorp acquired some human capital from Molycorp just prior to the stock jumping a whopping 18% to $0.19. There's a metal deposit in Nebraska waiting for development. The ore is waiting for price and trade policy adjustments.

Yesterday afternoon, Mining Weekly reported that China may be looking to buy some U.S. Metals. Avalon Rare Earths (AVL) jumped into Dollar territory for the first time since May and over the last few days seems to be leveling off there.

I took these and other stocks into my portfolio around the time of the last recession. There are always risks so never invest in anything you can't afford to lose.