Fish Consumption: FDA Issues Surprising Draft Guidance for Women & Kids

Fish Consumption: FDA Issues Surprising Draft Guidance for Women & Kids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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9 Foods to Avoid When Pregnant

9 Foods to Avoid When Pregnant

So you’re going to be a mom! Congratulations If you’re reading this blog, you probably are interested in optimal food for you and baby. It’s important to nourish your unborn with the best possible nutrients, and also to avoid foods … Continue reading

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Does High Fructose Corn Syrup cause Diabetes/Cancer/Purple Pimples?

Does High Fructose Corn Syrup cause Diabetes/Cancer/Purple Pimples?

High Fructose Corn Syrup must be the most vilified food ingredient of the current millennium. A cheap alternative to sugar, HFCS has found its way into soft drinks, candy, bread, sauces, and thousands of other products over the past 30 … Continue reading

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European Proposal – Label Fish For Mercury

European Proposal – Label Fish For Mercury

Image via Wikipedia Fish are healthy for you right? High in omega-3, plenty of protein, not to mention absolutely delicious when prepared right. Unfortunately, not all is rosy in the octopus’s garden in the sea. Due to industrial contamination of … 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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