How Worried Should You Be About Pesticide on Your Fruit?

How Worried Should You Be About Pesticide on Your Fruit?

Everyone needs to eat more fruits and vegetables. They are tasty, full of fiber, rich in antioxidants, and should be a part of every meal. All good, right? Well, that depends on how seriously you take the threat of pesticide … Continue reading

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Reminder: Many Cereals are Sweeter than Dessert

Reminder: Many Cereals are Sweeter than Dessert

The Environmental Working Group, a non-profit advocacy group, has published a not-so-surprising study concerning the sugar content of children’s cereal. They reviewed 84 popular brands and checked out their sugar content. The most offensive product, Kellogg’s Honey Smacks, is 56% … Continue reading

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How Becoming a Mother Has Changed the Way I Eat

How Becoming a Mother Has Changed the Way I Eat

This is a guest blog post by Alice Callahan, PhD  I have a PhD in Nutrition. Yet, spending all those years in the classroom and the lab, investigating minute mechanisms of nutrient metabolism, didn’t do any favors for my own … Continue reading

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An Apple a Day…But the Pesticide Won’t Go Away

An Apple a Day…But the Pesticide Won’t Go Away

The old adage about keeping the doctor away does not take into account the potentially harmful effects of pesticide residue on apples and many other fruits and vegetables. The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non profit that uses the power … Continue reading

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Stinky Chemical in Kellogg’s Cereal Identified

Stinky Chemical in Kellogg’s Cereal Identified

A few weeks ago Kellogg’s recalled 4 of its best selling cereals due to a strange and unidentified smell coming from the packaging. Almost 30 million boxes were pulled off the shelves due to a strange odor that caused some … Continue reading

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