Thumbs Down on Antioxidant Cherry 7 Up

  Yet another example of deceptive marketing!  7Up is heavily marketing its “Antioxidant Cherry 7Up” drinks in both regular and diet versions with prominent images of natural cherries on consumer ads and packaging labels. Unwitting consumers are taking a look at the drinks 7Up introduced last year and wondering what could be so bad about a soft drink that…

Get Educated about Genetically Modified Foods

We are on the verge of the first approval of a genetically modified animal for human consumption, a decision sparking controversy and speculation it could make a major turning point in the way food is produced.  The GMO (genetically modified organism) in question is salmon, one of the healthiest foods on earth and a food eaten by people worldwide. The…

Try a Little Ghee for Thee

Ghee is butter made better.  To make it, butter is clarified to a perfection that releases even more of its many health benefits.  Ghee is considered medicinal in Indian Ayurvedic medicine, which predates Chinese medicine and is gaining popularity in the western modern world. It’s expensive to buy ghee from a health food store, and…

How to Get and Stay Sick for Life

There are strategies, employed consciously or unconsciously, which lead to permanent and lasting illness and general malaise and malfunction throughout life. Those strategies and the common tools used with them to create disease are revealed in this article. If your goal is a lifetime of sickness and debilitation, read them closely.  It is important to know that the…

Trans Fats are a Deadly Ingredient

An editorial in the British Medical Journal is calling for trans fats to be “virtually eliminated in the UK by next year” claiming that reducing the proportion of trans fats consumed by a mere 1% could prevent 7000 deaths each year in England alone. But what are trans fats, why are they used, and why the fuss?…

Why We Must Fight GMOs

  If you shop in any of the traditional grocery stores, you are eating genetically modified food (GMO).  This is laboratory created food, not food the way it was designed by nature.  GMO is very different from food that comes from hybridized plants.  GMO is the result of mixing plant and animal genes. The jury is still…

“Bad” Foods that Can Actually Make You Healthy

Sugar, alcohol and fat are believed to be three of the biggest offenders that cause weight gain, disease and overall poor health. Yet recent research has demonstrated that a few of our favorite weaknesses may actually be beneficial when used in moderate amounts and with acute awareness of balance. Dark Chocolate: A Snickers bar may still be something to avoid,…

Japanese Vegetarian Cuisine

Even if you don’t like seafood, your local sushi restaurant features an array of medicinal plant-based foods that regularly accompany each meal. This article will highlight ten healthy vegetarian items commonly found in Japanese cuisine along with their key health properties. Part I – Seaweed Products * Dulse – Palmaria palmata (Palmariacea) A red seaweed,…

Peanut Butter Facts

  Peanut butter is liked by many for its rich creamy taste and powerful nutritional punch. Cooking with peanut butter is quick, easy, and inexpensive.  But peanut butter also has a dark side.  Here is information to help you decide whether peanut butter is for you and your family. The creation of peanut butter does not involve the amalgamation of peanuts and butter…