Nutrition and Food Facts

In this column, I will share some interesting findings on a variety of foods that we typically consume. This will be updated as new information becomes available. Just go to the menu on the home page and drag the cursor over “Food Facts” and click on the topic of your choice. Enjoy!

10 Toxins to Avoid to Make a Body Healthier

In today’s modern industrialized ”food age,” there are many food ingredients to be wary of.  A hundred years ago, the following artificial additions to our food supply did not exist.  Even since World War II the big agribusiness’s have  adulterated our food with little or no testing about the adverse health effects of many of the chemicals that are added to processed foods.

The United Sates is suffering from an epidemic of both obesity and diabetes.  These “diseases” have causes and many of them can be found in the artificial junk that is added to our food to increase shelf life and to make products cheaper.  Read more.

Eggs

Who doesn’t enjoy chicken eggs in one form or another. Over the decades, eggs have gone from being good for the body, to being demonized and back full circle again to being a healthful food. The real facts about eggs are not easily obvious, and here, I will attempt to shed more light on this subject.  Read More. 

Risks of Artificial Sweeteners

If you were told to ingest a biologically alien synthetic chemical whose presence on this planet did not predate 1976, and whose structure is only a few atoms away from the deadly pesticide DDT, and you knew that not only were there no long term human safety studies performed on it, but that it had been already proven in tests to have following adverse health effects…Read more.

The China Study – book review

Written by T. Colin Campbell, Benbella books- 2005

The China Study describes a monumental survey of diet and death rates from a variety of diseases in both, China, the developing world and the western world, and explores its significance and implications for nutrition and health.

In looking at the typical America, we find that we are spending far more, per capita on health care than any other society in the world, and yet Americans fall prey to numerous diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart failure at a rate greater than societies that spend far less. Nearly half of all Americans have health problems that requires them to take a prescription medicine every week. Why is the western world and especially America so disease prone if it spends more for healthcare than any other society? Could it be that diet and nutrition have a far greater role than is currently being admitted by the medical establishment?  Read more.


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