Thanks for the comment.
A few points.
>>I'm just a little confused as to why Jeff uses processed SUCCESS 'boil-in-bag' brown rice?
The instant brown rice is offered as an option. If you watch the DVD you would learn that I am teaching a principle here with some guidelines to follow. There are no hard and steadfast rules but ways to implement the guidelines based on what may be most important to the person at hand. So, the options vary and usually vary between convenience vs time vs cost. Cooking up large batches of whole grain brown rice is one of the options. Using quick cooking brown rice is an other.
>>>That's really no different than using Uncle Ben's or some other denatured boxed rice.
This is not true. The instant rice in the product I show is actually 100% Whole Grain Brown rice. It contains all the bran, germ and endosperm. The only thing that has been done to it is that the 100% whole grain brown rice has been steamed and then dried. Then, all that has to be done at home, is to quickly cook it and rehydrate/reconstitute it. All rolled oats are also pre-steamed, rolled and then dried for convenience. We are just rehydrating/reconstituting them at home.
>>>.I would like to know the reason for this choice as opposed to cooking brown rice the old fashioned way?
Again, it is an option to be considered which people can choose based on time vs convenience vs cost. I show all the spectrums and then you get to decide.
Remember, some of the biggest reasons people give in why they do not eat healthy is time, convenience, simplicity and know bow. This takes care of all of those objections and all they have to know how to do is boil water. :)
Thanks for all the excellent comments and discussions.
For those who have not seen the DVD, most all these issues that are being raised are covered in the DVD.
While the DVD and the program in it are designed to specifically address the major reasons why people do not eat and live healthy, it also addresses most of the other issues being raised.
Let's remember, there are some very simple reasons why most Americans are sick and dying prematurely. And, these are not whether they are eating organic apples or not. Or GMO free apples or not. Yes, these account for over 90% of the deaths from heart disease, diabetes, stroke and up to 70% of the deaths from cancer and put all together, can help eliminate about 70% of premature death.
And the real irony is that many studies and surveys over the last 10 years have shown that less than 5% of Americans follow the 5 basic criteria of a healthy lifestyle and only 0.5% follow the 4 basic criteria of a healthy diet. Yet, 57% of them, when asked, say they follow a healthy diet. Think about that. Do you really think their primary concern is BPA? In 20 years and over 20K patients, I have never had one suffering from the ravages of BPA, but many who are dying prematurely because they do not understand or follow the basic principles of healthy living and a healthy diet.
There is something called "triage" which is the prioritizing of ones efforts. Granted, we can all list several hundred things we should be worried about that may in one way or another, contribute to our ill health. Heck many people even think using technology and electrical appliances (like computers) is toxic.
So, do we try and fight them all at once, or just give up and so its no use? Or, as we do with everything else in our lives, do we prioritize our efforts to go against those that are having the biggest impact first. After all, if you are in a car accident and are taken to the emergency room and have a cut artery, a punctured lung, a fractured pelvis and a broken ankle, which should they take care of first? Granted, the sooner they get to any of them, the better the results but which do you want them to get to first? If they do not go for the cut artery first, they rest will not matter as you will soon be dead. A fractured pelvis or a broken ankle matters little to a dead person :)
American is drowning in the ocean of bad diets and lifestyle. We need to get them safely to shore, dry them out, get them up and going and then worry about any fine details. However, if we spend out time arguing about whether the life-vest we are going to give them is made from 100% organic recyclable material or not, they will die in the ocean of bad habits. As someone recently said during the health care debates, much of what people are arguing over is the equivalent of re-arranging the deck chair on the titanic. This is no different.
However, for those who find that issues like organics, GMO and BPA are important to them, it so happens we cover ALL of those issues in the DVD and give people options on how to avoid all of them if they so desire.
If you think there is any concerns, you can remove the rice from the bag and just cook it in water for 10 minutes and then drain.
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And you can personally ask Jeff Novick through the forum.
Most of people won't do it, since it's faster to boil it in a plastic bag, but I always cook it like JNovickRD described
I think his ways are extremely beneficial for people who are concerned about keeping their health in a good state all year long. We should always read the nutrition table.
CNN had a story about this.
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