Pass the Sugar... I mean Ketchup I have a friend who has a condition with a name too complicated for me to ever be able to remember it. In fact the name is so long that he refers to it as "my condition" and I refer to it as "your condition" and on occasion we substitute the word "situation." The condition is such that if he eats too much sugar in one hit and his blood sugar … [Read more...] about Weekly Tips – Sugar Calcium Ketchup Nutrition and Hot Flashes!
Family Heirlooms Have Changed! I spotted this article recently and though it was worth taking a look at and discussing. The term heirloom is currently being applied to what seems to be an increasing number of things in the area of foods. Probably the most common use is when it is applied to fruits and vegetables. What it really means is that the product has come from seed … [Read more...] about Weekly Tips – Heartburn Relief, Good and Bad Fiber, Injury Care and Heirlooms
Are We There Yet? Over on Food Politics this week Marion Nestle asks the question as to whether the food movement is beginning to win the battle regarding getting the major food manufacturers to get their acts together and stop using things in food that are either unhealthy, unnecessary or both. She cites recent moves by McDonalds promising to source chickens that haven't … [Read more...] about Weekly Tips – Bad Food, Bad Additives and Sugar Alcohol
More on Gluten A recurring theme of late has been the discussion regarding gluten. As is often the case in the area of healthy eating there has been a great deal of discussion based on an enormous amount of opinions based on a small repository of actual facts. In cases such as these it can be of great benefit to really step back from the whole subject and take stock of what … [Read more...] about Weekly Tips – Dangerous Ingredients, Probiotic Happiness and Radiation in Fish
The Importance of Fiber I guess by now most people who have at least a passing interest in their health are aware of the substantial benefits of taking in sufficient amounts of dietary fiber in their daily food. However it has only been in the recent past that researchers have turned their attention form documenting the positive aspects of this to digging a little deeper to … [Read more...] about Weekly Tips – Sugar Politics, Better Sleep and Fiber