Soy – Good or Bad for My Health?

Soy – Good or Bad for My Health?

Edamame, Soy sauce, tofu, tempeh, cereal, bread, oils, etc… the descendants of the green soybean are found in thousands of supermarket items. For a relatively bitter, beany legume that until the 17th century was unkown in the western world, soy … Continue reading

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What Parents Have Learned from the Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak

What Parents Have Learned from the Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak

In one sentence: Err on the side of caution – don’t buy a product with peanuts for the time being. If it hasn’t been recalled yet, it may be tomorrow. As parents and slightly paranoid consumers, when someone tells us … Continue reading

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The Obamas Personal Chef – Focused on Healthy Food

The Obamas Personal Chef – Focused on Healthy Food

Sam Kaas, a chef who worked for the Obama family in Chicago, had joined the White House culinary team. This young gentleman, 28 years old, is not only a talented chef, he also happens to have a particular interest in … Continue reading

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Even More Upsetting: Factory Knowingly Shipped Contaminated Peanut Butter

Even More Upsetting: Factory Knowingly Shipped Contaminated Peanut Butter

More updates on the salmonella / peanut butter outbreak. According to USA Today: The government Tuesday accused the peanut butter manufacturer tied to a nationwide salmonella outbreak of shipping products in 2007 and 2008 after internal tests found bacterial contamination, … Continue reading

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Mercury Found In High Fructose Corn Syrup

Mercury Found In High Fructose Corn Syrup

Just when the Corn Refiners Association thought things were getting better for high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), it appears that mercury has found its way into the leading non-diet sweetener. From the Washington Post: Almost half of tested samples of … Continue reading

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Upsetting – The Salmonella Peanut Butter Plant is a Repeat Offender

Upsetting – The Salmonella Peanut Butter Plant is a Repeat Offender

The current salmonella / peanut butter crisis has caused 500 illnesses and 7 deaths, with more product recalls every day (see updated list at the bottom of this post). The New York Times reports that the processing facility in Georgia … Continue reading

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UK Government: Let’s Scare Kids and Parents into Eating Healthy

UK Government: Let’s Scare Kids and Parents into Eating Healthy

An interesting approach to the obesity epidemic in the UK. The Daily Mail reports on a Government healthy lifestyle drive launched earlier this month, where¬† ‘before and after’ snapshots show the devastating impact of obesity on a 10 year old … Continue reading

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16 Ways to Improve Nutrition Labels

16 Ways to Improve Nutrition Labels

It’s been almost 20 years since the nutrition label as we know it was introduced. The intent was to empower consumers to make more informed (read: healthy) purchasing decisions. Unfortunately, the labels have not helped, as America continues to grow, … Continue reading

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3 Comments on the Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak

3 Comments on the Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak

Is the FDA doing enough? Is the government, and more specifically the FDA, doing its best to protect us from poisoned food? With the resources at hand, maybe. But perhaps it’s not enough. Here’s why, based on the handling of … Continue reading

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Magazine Junk Food Ads Abound

Magazine Junk Food Ads Abound

From across the Atlantic, an interesting study conducted in the UK found an overabundance of junk food adverts in magazines, even those providing health advise and suggestions. From Medical News Today: Newcastle University researchers collected and compared data on the … Continue reading

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