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  • Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Label
    Mothers, tell your children. Schools will not.
    Mothers, tell your children to read the labels of the food they like to buy.One short and sweet example: read the label of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.If you go on the Hershey’s website, “nutritional information” is provided...
  • Altering estrogen levels and recent research on food colors.
    Altering estrogen levels and recent research on food colors
    A clinical study published April 11, 2011 suggests estrogen levels and breast health can be altered. The published journal article involving pre-menopausal and post-menopausal women shows how a specific combination of nutritional ingredients may...
  • Diaper change
    Baby wipes preservative tied to allergic rashes
    A common preservative in baby wet wipes has been found to be the cause of allergic skin reactions in some children, according to a case report published in the Jan. 13 online Pediatrics.Researcher Mary Chang, MD, an associate professor of...
  • La Favorita Tortitllas
    Favorite tortillas no longer vegan
    A favorite, local food product is no-longer vegan. La Favorita flour Tortillas, made just south of Brighton in the town of Henderson, CO. The tortillas that have been the have long been known for being all natural have always been a mainstay on...
  • Twinkies
    Twinkies make their return, via the deep freeze
    They’re ba-a-a-ck! Hostess Twinkies, the legendary lunch box filler, is about to hit your grocer’s shelves again, due to public demand. This time, however, the preservative-laced cakes will have an even longer shelf life than before...
  • 15 junk food choices for your kid’s school lunch
    15 junk food choices for your kid’s school lunch
    When I was a kid growing up in West LA, my mom packed a lunch consisting of a home-made sandwich wrapped in wax paper, some fresh fruit, perhaps some cookies or crackers wrapped in wax paper, and a thermos of milk. Although, according to the folks...
  • 14 year old burger
    14-year-old burger: McDonald's burger looks just grilled after 14 years
    A man who held on to a McDonald's hamburger for 14 years, claims that the meat patty is remarkably unchanged, even after the pickle had totally disintegrated. Wow, what does that say about the preservatives that are used in meat? According to...
  • "All-natural" is all hype
    "All-natural" is all hype
    From hormone-free milk to all-natural cigarettes, the “go green“ craze has certainly grabbed America by its nuts (rest assured, they‘re most likely organic). Unaltered food and pesticide-free vegetation are definitely healthier,...
  • Bacon and sausage linked to pancreatic cancer
    Bacon and sausage linked to pancreatic cancer
    According to a new study, eating two slices of bacon or one sausage a day can increase the risk of a pancreatic cancer by 19%. For individuals consuming 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of processed meat, the risk increases to 38% and to 57% for those...
  • Boxed Foods
    What is in your pantry?
    If you are like most Americans, living a busy life does not leave much room in your schedule to eat healthy. We often place too much importance on taking care of time consuming tasks that we must do daily like going to work, picking the kids up...
  • Lemons and limes
    Ingredients 101-What is citric acid?
    With all of the emphasis being placed on eating healthier, reading the labels of the food products you buy is a smart decision. Unfortunately, it isn't always easy to understand the words you find there. The use of abbreviations such as MSG or...
  • Pioneer Soapmaking
    The Difference Between Natural and Synthetic Soaps
    Anyone who has ever used natual soaps and then gone back to using supermarket brands understands the advantages of using natural products. The naturalsoaps rinse off thoroughly, leaving the skin feeling clean and gently scented while the synthetic...
  • Food colorings
    Do food additives cause hyperactivity in children?
    Artificial food colorings and other additives have been under suspicion of causing hyperactivity in children, particularly ADHD children for some years. But the evidence has been difficult to interpret. In fact, in 1983, the National Institutes of...
  • Parabens in cosmetics
    The paraben factor
    For several years now, like most of the world, women of Orange County have become more savvy to the growing concerns and said effects of cosmetic preservatives ie: Parabens. But who has taken a deeper thought of, what if your favorite lipstick or...
  • The most persuasive argument against eating fast food you are likely to see
    The most persuasive argument against eating fast food you are likely to see
    A picture, it is said, is worth a thousand words. By that calculus the slideshow at the left is worth 11,000 words, though in truth no amount of verbiage quite does it justice.The photos were shot by professional photographer Sally Davies. All,...