Category Archives: Outrageous!

Why I’m so angry about factory food

Who wouldn’t be mad to discover the food you grew up eating was stripped of nutrition and full of chemicals?  Americans are getting shorter (a sign of poor nutrition and health) and living shorter lives than nearly all other first … Continue reading

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White flour, not whole wheat flour, the main ingredient of most artisan bakery breads

You’re probably avoiding that long aisle of plastic-wrapped bread, but if you think you’re getting something better when you buy expensive artisan bread, think again. Sure, artisan bread tastes better, but no better than industrial packaged brands nutrition-wise. Food writer … Continue reading

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Baked goods have food dyes, chemicals, and unhealthy ingredients

Commercial chips and crackers often have many unhealthy ingredients, chemicals, and dyes.  Here are a few (from Dyes: Blue 1, Blue 2 (Lake), Red 40 (lake), Yellow 5 (Lake), Yellow 6 (Lake) Unhealthy or cautionary ingredient: Enriched Flour, High … Continue reading

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Cost, Calories, & Nutrition in Crunch! Alice Crackers versus Commercial Crackers

Bottom line: home-made crackers cost about 8 cents per serving, store-bought 50 cents to a dollar per serving. home-made crackers are far healthier – fewer calories, more fiber, more protein, more vitamins, more minerals and less (trans) fat, sugar, and … Continue reading

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Why Don’t Vitamin Pills Work?

Eleanor Whitney offer this explanation in  “Understanding Nutrition”: Getting vitamins and minerals from food is best because they’re diluted and dispersed among substances that help your body absorb them.  When vitamins and minerals are concentrated in  pills, they interfere with … Continue reading

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Gluten-free is not healthier. 99% of people can eat gluten, and have for 10,000 years.

99% of people do NOT have celiac disease. “Just because a product says it’s gluten-free doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Gluten-free products have as many calories as those with gluten, because a gram of sorghum, corn or rice flour is metabolically … Continue reading

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Most Imported Extra Virgin Olive oil is Fake

Ninety eight percent of olive oil in America is imported, but only 30% of these so-called “extra virgin” oils actually are, and it’s an easy test to pass.  So if you want to be sure you’re getting real extra virgin … Continue reading

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Sugar, the bitter truth. Should it be regulated?

This is a summary of several interviews and talks by Dr. Robert Lustig, professor of pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, University of California, San Francisco. The good news is that it’s fine to get your sugar embedded in fiber … Continue reading

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Look Before You Eat – the history of Food Cheating

Bee Wilson. 2008. Swindled. From Poison Sweets to Counterfeit Coffee – The Dark History of the Food Cheats. If you’re looking for a way to lose weight, many of the hideous and frightening examples of food adulteration in this book … Continue reading

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Vitamin Pills Don’t Work

Below are some of the major studies done to test the efficacy of vitamin pills over many years, with hundreds of thousands of people. There were no positive effects of vitamin pills seen in any study.  And in some, there … Continue reading

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