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Pizza Is A Vegetable?

Yep, really.  Ever wonder where childhood obesity is on the government’s priority list?  Read this to find out how they decided to consider pizza a vegetable.

How Safe Are The Cleaners You Use?

Here is the most up to date information from EWG (Environmental Working Group) on many of the worst cleaners you may have in your household.

Want To Slow Down The Aging Process? Exercise!

We all know we have to move, don’t we?  Check out this article that talks about exercise, peak performance, slowing the aging process.

Are We Still Talking About All The Reasons Diet Soda Is Bad For You?

Now it’s a significantly higher incidence of heart disease and stroke – here is the article with the latest information.

Safe Levels of Arsenic in Apple Juice?

Dr. Oz was just talking about finding arsenic in apple juice.  I know, pretty scary!  The FDA refuted that claim, saying the amounts weren’t harmful.  Here is the article – you might want to take a look and decide for yourself what the safe level of arsenic is in the apple juice you drink or that you give to your kids.

Still using Aspartame?

Read this article and you might want to change your mind about eating/drinking anything that contains aspartame.

Ice Cream!

 

 

As you may have noticed, I haven’t been posting as much lately because my friend Sandy and I are hard at work writing our ice cream cookbook.  Yep – a tough job, but somebody has to do it!  All that taste-testing…..!!!  We are developing lots of healthy options, great for all of us who have allergy issues and/or just want a healthy substitute for the full sugar/fat/dairy version.  We’ll keep you posted on our progress, but in the meantime, we’d love to hear what everyone’s favorite flavor is.  Shoot me an email and we’ll work on transforming it to a healthier version so you can enjoy a guilt free treat!

EMF’s, Your Computer, and Your Health

I have recently had to start getting a lot smarter about the EMF’s – Electro Magnetic Frequencies – that now surround us via all of the technological gadgets to which we have all become addicted.  I found an interesting article (click here) that had some good information.  I honestly don’t know anything about the author or how reputable the information is, just thought I’d pass it along as food for thought.  If anyone else has any good information about EMF’s, I’d love to see it.  I think its a very important piece of the puzzle when it comes to our overall health.

Can Eating Gluten Free Improve Your Health?

I’m still amazed at how mainstream all this gluten-free information is becoming!  I think it’s great, because knowledge is power.  Check out this most recent article from CNN Health.

The Slippery Slope of Individual Rights

This article is a frightening example of how our rights, particularly regarding our health care, could be slipping away.  I have no knowledge of the particulars of this case, but the headline alone is scary enough.  In this case,  a woman was convicted of murdering her child because she didn’t continue chemotherapy treatments.  Obviously, making decisions for a child is a complex matter, but on an individual basis, don’t you want to be the one who decides what treatment you may or may not want?  Best to be informed, regardless.  Click here to read about the verdict.