Tag Archives: artificial ingredients

When Mayo is not Mayo

Apparently, we all think that when you say mayo, you mean mayonnaise. So the product beneath the label containing the shorthand name for the egg-based condiment, therefore, must contain eggs, or it can’t be called mayo. Calling it mayo if … Continue reading

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Healthy is the Claim

There is almost no more reliable indicator of the overall nutritional value of a food as whether the box or bag it is in contains a bold-text label to some healthy ingredient or lack of a harmful one. If a … Continue reading

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When is a Ban not a Ban?

I used to be the kind of person that assumed that products for sale in the grocery store were safe to eat. That didn’t change until recently. After I went on the 21 Day Sugar Detox last spring I began … Continue reading

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Allergy Symptoms?

This morning a friend was complaining that after eating his dinner last night he got a histamine reaction. His nose and sinuses all plugged up quickly. The dish, “Sweet and Spicy Orange Zest Chicken–Healthy Choice” contained lima beans. He rarely … Continue reading

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Avian Flu Not Cured By Antibiotics

Feeding chickens antibiotics can’t protect them from deadly flu, but it can make our foods even more artificial. Continue reading

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Feasting On Asphalt

It’s possible to eat healthy on the road. Just don’t do it like the NY Times recommends. Continue reading

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So Little Time

So many stories, so little time to discuss every issue that they raise. First issue is MY¬†relationship and THE relationship between alcohol and sugar. The first time I read the Atkin’s diet book, back around 2003, I noticed that while … Continue reading

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Multiple Themes

This morning I read on Nina Teicholz’s book website, “TheBigFat Surprise.com”,¬†a complete blow-by-blow takedown of the advice that Doctor Dean Ornish put forth in his New York Times op-ed from about a month ago. At that time I had written … Continue reading

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Selling Convenience

More than half of the problem with the foods we eat in the US stem from the market’s attempts to make everything convenient for us. Convenience is a way to add value to foods, value meaning profit in this case. … Continue reading

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Save Yourself

I often hear people say that the reason they eat processed foods is that it’s all they can afford to eat. Ninety eight cents for a box of Kraft Mac and Cheese sounds like a good deal, hard to beat … Continue reading

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