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by Caroline on Feb 27th 2014

Over 40 years ago I begin to change my diet when I felt tired all the time. I was teaching first grade at the time and was tired most of the time at the ripe od age of 25!  I  went to two alternative Doctors in Houston,  TX. Mind you forty Years ago the only...

by Caroline on Dec 28th 2013

Do antibiotics that US farm animals receive get into our meat and ultimately affect the end user? This is a question that many researchers have asked. Our family is usually careful about purchasing meats that are organic but occasionally I find myself purchasing...

by Caroline on Dec 10th 2013

When I go to the grocery store it seems like more and more shelf space is taken up by gluten free products and even the term “Gluten Free” is used as a marketing ploy  and placed on non gluten products such as almond milk. Have you ever wondered why...

by Caroline on Jul 17th 2013

Saturdays is our normal trek to the local Farmer’s Market. We like to buy local if possible because we get fresher produce and we like to support the smaller local farmers in the area.  Here, you’ll find an array of local foods which often cost less...

by Caroline on Jul 4th 2013

Happy 4th of July! I hope you have a great time  with family and friends today. If you’re like millions of Americans, you’ll go  to a parade and then settle down to grill some burgers. If so, you might want  to reconsider. And you certainly...

by Caroline on Jun 30th 2013

Not sure if you have become a foodie when it comes to Olive oil. I know that I have become a bit of a snob as far as olive oil. I use to use the cheap Costco olive oil which is probably a blend of olive and other oils. However, there was a report that floored me. Most...

by Caroline on Jun 24th 2013

The Center for Food Safety has a Non-GMO shopping Guide Which supermarket foods are genetically engineered? This is probably the most urgent question the public has about these novel foods. Opinion polls show that up to 90 percent of the American public wants GMO...

by Caroline on Jun 21st 2013

The USDA organic label is supposed to protect the consumer against GMOs and avoidable chemical exposures, but the sobering fact is that USDA-certified infant formula manufacturers are not only being allowed to use a pesticide in their formulas, but are advertising...

by Caroline on May 30th 2013

Many know the benefits of using Olive Oil but many are duped by manufacturers of Olive Oil who claim that their products are pure. Have you ever gone to Costco and thought you had a bargin when you bought their “pure” olive oil? I know I have. When...

by Caroline on May 29th 2013

Over 6,000 pounds of food per year, on 1/10 acre located just 15 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. The Dervaes family grows over 400 species of plants, 4,300 pounds of vegetable food, 900 chicken and 1,000 duck eggs, 25 lbs of honey, plus seasonal fruits throughout...

by Caroline on May 13th 2013

Rat Meat Sold as Lamb If you have some extra rodents such as rats laying around you could probably sell them to some of the low rung meat manufacturers in China. In our large multi-cultural city I do occasionally visit Asian Markets with much of the food coming...

by Caroline on Apr 6th 2013

Going to the store to buy eggs can be confusing and misleading. Don’t believe everything you read on an egg carton. Some claims means something and other claims mean absolutely nothing. For example if you are buying eggs that haven’t been certified...

by Caroline on Sep 30th 2012

Organic Advocates argue that the study Stanford released on organic foods earlier this month was misleading. When Stanford researchers released a study of organic food earlier this month, the headline was the finding of no significant difference in nutritional...

by Caroline on Sep 2nd 2012

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know Americans eat way too much sugar. But what can you use instead of regular sugar. It’s confusing with all the various sweeteners on the market from atifical to natural. If you are like many natural enthusiast...

by Caroline on May 9th 2012

This video does a great job of explaining why people who drink diet sodas gain weight. Am I inferring that you should drink sodas with high fructose corn syrup? Absolutely not! High Fructose corn syrup is in everything and is another evil for another blog post. This...

by Caroline on May 9th 2012

What do you and your family eat each week? You may be shocked to see the significant variation even between relatively ‘similar’ nations when it comes to diet. While many families within the United States and Mexico include fast food and soda into the core...

by Caroline on Apr 29th 2012

The shelf tag to the left was fastened to an empty store shelf where the Kashi cereal once was.  The tag explains to customers why the Green Grocer natural and organic food store in Portsmouth, R.I., no  longer carries Kashi cereals. / The Green Grocer. Controversy...

by Caroline on Dec 12th 2011

Let’s face it, if you want your child to have a healthy breakfast you may not want to head down the cereal isle at your local grocery store. I wouldn’t even call it a breakfast…most cereals are are just a sugar fix not a nutritious breakfast to...

by Caroline on Nov 14th 2011

I honestly don’t get it when people tell me it cost more money to shop healthy. Really? How much does it cost to buy junk food that has absolutely no nutrtional value and offers you poor health? How much will that cost you. So how does a person play the game...

by Caroline on Oct 31st 2011

Have you ever experienced any digestive disorder before? It is not uncommon. There are a growing number of people  that have experienced problems with digestion. Have you ever walked into a groery store and now a new section of gluten free products have appeared? In...

by Caroline on Sep 3rd 2011

Have you looked at the ingredients of your favorite blue berry pancake or muffin mix. If you read the label carefully you may not even be eating real blueberries. Remember…….RED # 40   &  BLUE # 1 We know that real blueberries are full of antioxidants...

by Caroline on Jun 24th 2011

An interesting article appeared in the New York Times on June 2, 2011 entitled The High Cost of Cheap Meat. The article explained how much antibiotics is a large part of many farming operations. Did you know that 80% of all antibiotics sold in the USA are sold...

by Caroline on Jun 9th 2011

Oil Rich fish, such as salmon, trout, mackerel, herring and sardines are an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential to a healthy diet. Our body cannot manufacture these oils so it is very important to get them in our diet. Ongoing studies by...