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Refined Carbohydrates (January 2007)

Why are refined carbohydrates bad for me? When carbohydrates are refined, nearly all of the vitamins, minerals and fibers are removed, leaving only calories. Certain products like flour and sugars are refined and then “enriched” meaning that only certain...

Hydrogenated Fats (December 2006)

Hydrogenated Fats can be identified by the words: “hydrogenated”, “partially hydrogenated”, “trans fatty acid” or “trans fats”. They very rarely exist in nature and are the hardest fats to break down. If you are trying to lose weight, these fats take twice as long to...

Fried Foods (November 2006)

Fried foods are a popular part of the American diet. Americans lead very fast paced lives and tend to sacrifice health for convenience and time. While these foods are simply irresistible for many, scientists consider them to be high-risk foods that can be detrimental...

Microwave Cooking: Dangerous (October 2006)

ANEMIA AND LOWERED IMMUNE SYSTEM Hans Hertel was the first scientist to conceive of and carry out a quality study on the effects of microwaved nutrients on the blood and physiology of human beings. His research showed that food cooked in a microwave oven suffers...

Avoiding Canned Foods and Drinks (September 2006)

Why should one avoid canned foods and drinks? These products contain excessive amounts of salt and sugar, and many of the canned foods are overcooked. Excess salt in the diet can lead to high blood pressure, which is a sign that the heart and blood vessels are being...

MSG: Monosodium Glutamate (August 2006)

What is MSG? Monosodium Glutamate, “MSG”, is a processed sodium salt of glutamic acid, one of the most common amino acids (protein building blocks) found in nature. As glutamate, it is present in virtually all foods. Glutamate is found naturally in foods such as...

Processed Meats (July 2006)

What are processed meats? Foods containing nitrites/nitrates or other preservatives and additives. Read your ingredient labels and look for “nitrite” or Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Erythorbate, and/or Sodium Nitrate. These ingredients are commonly found in pork products...

Artificial Sweeteners (June 2006)

What are artificial sweeteners? Artificial sweeteners are low calorie substances used to replace sugar and other caloric sweeteners. Some common artificial sweeteners include: Aspartame (Equal, Nutrasweet); Acesulfame K (Sunette, Sweet One); Saccharin; Sucralose...

Oil of Oregano (May 2006)

What is Oil of Oregano? As a member of the mint family, oregano has healing and anti-microbial properties. Even though you might sprinkle some oregano on your pizza, oregano was an ancient remedy used for seizures and narcotic poisonings.Oil of Oregano is a virtual...

Don’t Get Bugged This Summer (April 2006)

With the nicer weather comes camping trips with the family, hiking adventures, picnicking by the lake, and those pesky little mosquitoes that go buzzing by your head ruining the rest of the day. Mosquito bites are more than just a nuisance; a bite can be very serious...
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