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The Dirty Dozen for 2013

Each year the EWG (The Environmental Working Group) puts out their list of the “dirty dozen” and the “clean fifteen.”  The “dirty dozen” are the fruits and vegetables with the most pesticides.  The Environmental Working Group developed this list based on 89,000 tests for pesticide residue in 48 of the most popular produce. It is also based onContinue Reading

August is National Peach Month

I can’t believe it is already August.  The summer seems to be flying by and I am wondering what happened to July!  The thing I like so much about summer is all the fresh produce that is available locally.  August is national peach month so I set out to find a good peach.  I haveContinue Reading

Grilled Portabella Mushrooms and Zucchini and Squash

Summer is the time of year when outdoor grilling is at it’s peak.  Most people probably grill some type of meat, poultry or seafood, but don’t stop there.  Grilling vegetables is a great way to change the way you usually cook them.  Today, I am going to focus on two of my favorites, grilled portabellaContinue Reading

July is National Blueberry Month!

In 1999 the USDA declared July to be National Blueberry Month.  I always look forward to this time of the year when blueberries are more plentiful and tasteful.  There is a little farm not to far from me and I plan to go and pick some fresh off the bushes in a few days. BlueberriesContinue Reading

The Health Risks of Drinking Diet Soda

Fortunately, I never got in the habit of drinking sodas, but when I would occasionally drink one, I always drank a diet soda, thinking it was better for me.  However, studies now show that diet sodas may in fact be worse for you than full sugar sodas.  Drinking diet soda increases your risk of metabolicContinue Reading

The Dangers of Somer Herbal and Dietary Supplements

There are a lot of different views about taking supplements.  Some physicians recommend that a multi-vitamin be added to your daily diet.  Others say that if you are eating a healthy diet there is no need for vitamins.  Depending on the vitamin, especially multi-vitamins, you may not be getting what you think you are.  IContinue Reading

Why You Crave Processed Foods

A couple of weeks ago, I happened to be around to watch the Dr. Oz Show.  I think Dr. Oz has some great information and I was really fascinated with this show.  He had Michael Moss on who is the author of Salt Sugar Fat which has just recently been released.  Michael Moss is aContinue Reading

Keep The Artificial Sweeteners Out of Milk and Dairy Products!

I received the following article from the Feingold Organization yesterday.  I was dismayed, but not surprised since it seems everything we eat is either tampered or someone wants to tamper it.  Please take the time to read it and if you would like to keep our milk and dairy products free from artificial synthetic sweeteners,Continue Reading

Is Your Pure Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Fake?

Is your extra-virgin olive oil fake?  According to the book by Tom Mueller called  Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil, it probably is.  According to him,  70% of the extra virgin olive oil sold is adulterated.  The most common form of adulteration comes from mixing extra virgin olive oil with cheaper,Continue Reading

Why We Should Eat Broccoli

Broccoli is one of those vegetables that is so easy to purchase and has more benefits than just about anything but that I don’t seem to eat enough of.  I believe that if we could only eat one vegetable we should choose broccoli because of all the benefits.  Broccoli contains iron, potassium, folic acid, VitaminContinue Reading