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11/4/11 9:19 P

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Eggs can just have salmonella in them... most of the time it doesn't matter as long as you cook the eggs, but I tasted my cookie dough batter with the raw egg in it (dumb mistake on my part)

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11/4/11 5:29 P

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What happened that they went Salmonella Did you have them in contact with meat? I've been very lucky I have never had it at any time in my life.

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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11/4/11 5:02 P

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Keep in mind a big problem, especially with Salmonella can be secondary infections... it's what happened to me... I got Salmonella from some raw eggs (I made cookie dough and couldn't resist trying some of the dough... stupid mistake on my part). Left me sick with cramps and ickiness for 2 days straight... and before I could fully recover, my daughter passed me the flu... boom, what normally would have been just an annoying bout with the flu turned into bronchitis which then went bacterial.... plus I still am fighting the virus (it's why I've had such setbacks and have been off my diet for almost a month now). I'm still not fully better and have a lingering lung infection.... all because I made cookies!

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11/4/11 3:52 P

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Millions of Americans get food poisoning every year and you may be surprised by some of the causes.

Here are 10 commonly contaminated foods.

Spinach and Other Leafy Greens

You may remember the 2006 outbreak of foodborne illness from bagged spinach that was contaminated with the E. coli bacteria. Leafy greens account for almost 30 percent of all foodborne illnesses in foods regulated by the FDA. "The problem with leafy greens is that we eat them raw, so they really need to be washed before eating. But contamination can occur in the home as well as on the farm. Make sure you don't wash meats and greens in the same sink or cut them on the same counter. And watch out for meat dripping down into your refrigerator's vegetable bin," warns Blake.

Eggs and Salmonella

Next on the list of risky foods are eggs, which have been linked to 352 outbreaks of foodborne illness. Food contamination in eggs is almost always due to the bacteria salmonella. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that for every reported case of salmonella, 38 cases go unreported. You might be wondering how those bacteria get inside an egg. The most prevalent type of salmonella infects the ovaries of hens that lay the eggs. "The best way to protect yourself is to cook your eggs so they are not soft or runny," says Blake.

Toxins in Tuna

Tuna is No. 3 on the list with 268 reported outbreaks of illness. The big problem with tuna is not mercury, but a naturally occurring toxin called scombrotoxin. This toxin can build up in tuna flesh if it is not kept cold enough after the fish has been caught and, unfortunately, you can't get rid of it even by cooking. Symptoms include headache, nausea, and palpitations

Raw Oysters

Coming in at No. 4 with 132 outbreaks are oysters. "Oysters are another risky food because people want to eat them raw," notes Blake. Most oyster outbreaks are traced to restaurants. Two microbes, known as norovirus and vibrio, cause most of the foodborne illnesses from oysters. The vibrio organism is the more dangerous. It is closely related to the bacterium that causes cholera, an acute intestinal infection. Oysters can be contaminated from the water they grown in or by improper handling.

The Common Potato

You would think this American staple would be safe because almost no one eats raw potatoes. The food safety issue here, linked to 108 outbreaks, usually involves potato salad. Salmonella is the main problem again. More than 40 percent of potato outbreaks can be traced back to restaurants and delis where cross contamination has occurred. Salmonella usually causes mild cramps and diarrhea, but in severe cases can cause kidney failure.

Soft Cheese During Pregnancy

Cheese is at No. 6 on the list with 83 outbreaks. Pasteurization makes cheese safer, but many cheeses are not pasteurized. Recently consumers in California were warned about the danger of bacterial food contamination in some Latin American cheeses made with unpasteurized milk. Pregnant women may be in danger from soft cheeses like feta, Brie, and Camembert because they are more likely to be infected with the organism listeria. The CDC says that pregnant women are 20 times more likely than others to be infected by listeria and recommends that they avoid soft cheeses. Although listeria infection may be mild in most people, it can cause a miscarriage in a pregnant woman.

A Scoop of Salmonella?

Associated with 75 outbreaks, ice cream is No. 7 on the list. Salmonella and staphylococcus bacteria can cause food contamination in ice cream. In 1994, an ice cream-linked outbreak of salmonella sickened thousands of people across 41 states. Soft ice cream, like soft cheeses, may contain listeria and could be hazardous for pregnant women. "Ice cream food contamination may be more common in homemade ice cream due to raw eggs," warns Blake.

Tomatoes and Salmonella

In both 2005 and 2006, tomato contamination with salmonella was big news as hundreds of people became sick across the country. Salmonella can enter a tomato through the soil by way of the plant's root system. Tomatoes can also be contaminated by bacteria or norovirus through cracks in the skin during handling or preparation in a restaurant. Once the tomato has been infected, the only way to avoid foodborne illness is by cooking it.

Raw Bean and Seed Sprouts

Sprouts are increasingly popular in salad bars and in the American diet in general. This food, which is the germinating form of seeds and beans, grows best in a warm and moist environment. Unfortunately, E. coli and salmonella thrive in the same environment. There have been 31 outbreaks of foodborne illness due to sprouts. The FDA has been urged to place warning labels on raw sprouts.

Cyclospora in Your Berries

Cyclospora is a type of parasite that you get when the eggs of the parasite cause food contamination. Raspberries from South America have caused outbreaks. Hepatitis A, a virus that affects the liver, has also been a berry food safety problem. In 1997, 2.6 million pounds of strawberries were recalled because of hepatitis A virus contamination. Berries, linked with 25 food contamination outbreaks since 1990, round out the list of top 10 risky foods.

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


 current weight: 232.0 
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