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Holiday Foods And EWG's Dirty Dozen List

Holiday Foods And EWG's Dirty Dozen List

The EWG’s Dirty Dozen list is a great help for holiday food shopping.

…this list is my goto reminder of what foods should be bought organic as well as what foods are ok to do as conventional…

Holiday Eating And Weight Gain

Holiday Eating And Weight Gain

Start the weight loss program now, not 20 lbs from now...

...At Thanksgiving, start the day with a local turkey-trot, or at least as a family go out for a walk (before and after). Thanksgiving should not be just about the food, no, but also being thankful for our health and family...

Gluten Free

Gluten Free

Even if you don't have Celiac disease, there are sometimes benefits to going gluten free.

The bigger question is do I feel better because the gluten is gone or because I am eating less bread and cheese (dairy is another thing I have had to pull out)?...

Back To School Immune System Prep

Back To School Immune System Prep

There is more to do than just clothes and supply shopping for back to school preparation.

...But I would ask that, as a family, you also work on your back to school health preparations. It is not uncommon that kids will get sick the first few weeks of school as they are getting freshly exposed to their classmates germs again...

Food Recalls

Food Recalls

Food recalls, contamination at home, and what you can do about it.

...So it comes down to the question I posed earlier: how do we safely get food on our table? I don’t know the answer there, but there are things that we can do to help lower our risks of illness from foods...

 

New Dirty Dozen List From The EWG

New Dirty Dozen List From The EWG

The yearly update to the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists is out.

...When buying food it would be great if we all could afford organic all of the time, but that is just not always possible...

BPA & BPS, The Same Thing?

BPA & BPS, The Same Thing?

It turns out that some BPA substitutes, in this case BPS, are similar in how they harm the body.

...They then exposed them to different concentrations of BPS over a 14 day period. As a control other preadipocytes were exposed to dexamethasone as it has a known rate of fat cell formation. What was seen is that even the smallest amount of BPS increased the accumulation of lipids...

Thanksgiving. Plan Ahead.

Thanksgiving. Plan Ahead.

Planning ahead can make the holiday times much easier if not actually more enjoyable for you, and everyone around you.

...if you have special dietary needs then bring your own food; even eat before the event if you must. Asking the host if the food is gluten, dairy, or yeast free gets annoying for them, and often they are not even sure...

Meat And Cancer? What About Processed Food?

Meat And Cancer? What About Processed Food?

The preliminary verdict is in: Meat can contribute to cancer. But lets not forget about processed foods in the process.

...The essential amino acids are histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine threonine, tryptophan, and valine. For meat eaters, these essential amino acids are found within meat, but vegetarians need to make sure that they make complete protein meals to get these amino acids...

Antibiotic Treated Meat In Restaurants

Antibiotic Treated Meat In Restaurants

More restaurants use antibiotics in their meats than you realize.

...The scary thing is all but 5, yes I typed 5, restaurants received a failing grade. The two best restaurants, according to this paper, were Panera and Chipotle. Chick-fil-A, McDonald’s, and Dunkin Donut where the other three restaurants that passed with a B, C, and another C respectively...