Mar 182014
 March 18, 2014
Food Addiction, Allergies and Weight Problems

You would think that if you were allergic to a food, your body would reject that food, but the opposite is often quite true. People can crave foods that they are allergic to. The following is excerpted from an article written by Stephen Levine Ph.D. Just as a drug addict suffers withdrawal symptoms when the

Feb 122014
 February 12, 2014
50 Things You Can Recycle

You’ve heard of people recycling everything from printer paper to your old jeans, but you can recycle nearly everything in your life. If it can’t be reused, then it most likely can be recycled instead. Car batteries and tires? Yes, those can be recycled. Can you recycle your old roof shingles? Yes! How about your

Dec 022013
 December 2, 2013
 Granulated GMO Sugar: Pure Cane Sugar vs. Pure Sugar

My, oh my! The things we have to know to be healthy. It’s a shame and a pity that we have to be such detectives to avoid unhealthy food. BUT we’re doing our best to keep you informed. Here’s a wonderful article that explains the difference between type of sugars. The main thing to know

Nov 082013
 November 8, 2013
Sugar's Many Disguises

Let’s start with some basics. Wikipedia says junk food is “Food that has low nutritional value, typically produced in the form of packaged snacks needing little or no preparation. It is often high in fat, sugar, salt, and calories” …and I’ll add ‘chemicals’ to that list. The more highly processed items fall under the junk

Nov 052013
 November 5, 2013
No More Sugar Addiction

Oh how we love sugar!  Yet, in the book ‘Sugar Blues’, the author talks about Dr. William Coda Martin, who classified refined sugar as a poison in the 1950’s because it has been refined and depleted of its life forces, vitamins and minerals.  This book also states that eating sugar causes incomplete carbohydrate metabolism.  A

Oct 102013
 October 10, 2013
Surviving the Grocery Store

Ever decided to start a diet, gone to the grocery store and been lured by the call of all that great tasting junk food?  For many, the question is probably more like, when are you not tempted by junk food!Here are some tips on how to keep the grocery store from sabotaging your decision to

Sep 062013
 September 6, 2013
All About Nightshades

What Are Nightshades? Members of the family Solanaceae, common nightshades include white (but not sweet) potatoes, eggplant, tomatoes, and peppers, both the eye-watering chilies and the sweeter bell peppers. The list of edible nightshade plants also includes any spices made from peppers, like paprika, red pepper flakes, and cayenne pepper (although black pepper is a

Sep 062013
 September 6, 2013
The 25 Key Reasons You Want to Dramatically Reduce or Avoid Sugar in Your Diet

Sugar is an addictive substance for many people. However, over time, it is very destructive to people’s bodies. We all know it makes us fat, and many know that it’s bad for your teeth, but did you know that it is also bad for your bones, and can lead to heart problems, adrenal fatigue and

Aug 132013
 August 13, 2013
A Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives

Too bad food additives aren’t always as obvious as the ones in this photo. ADD and Anger problems? You may want to ferret out and eliminate blue dyes listed as FD & C Blue No. 1, Brilliant blue No. 1, Aluminum Lake and FD & C Blue No. 2 dyes. These dyes are used in