Fish Consumption: FDA Issues Surprising Draft Guidance for Women & Kids

Fish Consumption: FDA Issues Surprising Draft Guidance for Women & Kids

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) have  issued a draft of updated recommendations on the consumption of fish for childbearing women and children. In 2004, the FDA’s recommendation was to limit the consumption of large … Continue reading

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The FDA’s Mercury Problem

The FDA’s Mercury Problem

In an interview last week, FDA secretary Margaret Hamburg stated that the FDA will soon update its recommendations for pregnant women with respect to fish consumption and mercury levels. What’s this all about? Large predator fish such as tuna and … Continue reading

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Coming Ban for some Omega-3 Fat Claims

Coming Ban for some Omega-3 Fat Claims

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS There is a big problem with determining nutritional requirements for omega-3 fats. Even though they are almost universally praised as promoting health and well being, it is not possible to define … Continue reading

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Arsenic and Rice. A Deadly Combination

Arsenic and Rice. A Deadly Combination

This is a guest blog post by Anna Hackman Arsenic in rice is back in the news again. The latest report is from  Consumer Reports’ study that revealed dangerous levels in both rice and products containing rice.  The Consumer Reports … Continue reading

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Tuna, Mercury and Kids. What to Do?

Tuna, Mercury and Kids. What to Do?

Many kids have a hard time with fish. They don’t like the taste, the smell, or the texture. But there is one exception – canned tuna. Most children enjoy tuna sandwiches and salads. But there is a problem. What you … Continue reading

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10 Tips to Better Understand Omega-3

10 Tips to Better Understand Omega-3

Omega-3 has been a hot buzzword in the food space for the better part of the last decade. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you that omega-3 is important for a healthy diet. But not all omega-3′s are created equal. Which … Continue reading

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How did Arsenic Get into Organic Baby Formula?

How did Arsenic Get into Organic Baby Formula?

A report published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences is calling for tight government standards on Arsenic levels in food. This, after tests have shown high levels of the dangerous toxin in ORGANIC BABY FOOD. This is doubly … Continue reading

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Product Review: Nature’s Path Love Crunch Premium Organic Granola

Product Review: Nature’s Path Love Crunch Premium Organic Granola

We were recently contacted by Nature’s Path, maker of organic cereals, granolas, and other goodies. The  Love Crunch Granola line has undergone a makeover and we were sent a sample for review. From the company: Like all Nature’s Path products, … Continue reading

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More BPA Concerns Surface

More BPA Concerns Surface

A worrying read on the Civil Eats blog – our exposure to BPA (Bisphenol-A) is much worse than we think: According to a new study, exposure to the gender-bending chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA) is worse than previously estimated. The study, which … Continue reading

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Are Omega-3 Enriched Foods Worth The Extra $$$?

Are Omega-3 Enriched Foods Worth The Extra $$$?

We all know omega-3 means healthy. Men need 1600mg per day, and women 1100mg. Most of us are not getting enough. Food industry to the rescue:  we’re seeing lots of foods boasting added omega-3. There is usually a premium price … Continue reading

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