The purpose of this blog is to bring about awareness of the hidden dangers in the food we are consuming and the foods that we are feeding our families, and provide ways to protect our children from these dangers.
The public apparently caught on that partially hydrogenated oils were unhealthy; so now the FDA requires labeling for trans fat content, BUT only if it contains more than .49g per serving, AND only if it comes from triglycerides! Not too difficult to get around that rule, simply decrease the serving size, or disguise the trans…Read More
Have you ever wondered why America is so full of overweight people? Because all of our food is loaded with stuff that is making us fat. Other countries have identified HFCS and hydrogenated oils as the poisons that they are, and have banned their use in their foods. As a result, they aren’t having the…Read More
Over the weekend I had the chance to go to a couple of local farmers markets in my area. It was actually pretty interesting, and the produce available was delicious. The best part of all is that I got the chance to talk to the growers face to face. Small time farmers are a dying…Read More
When my youngest daughter was 6 or 7 months old, she got lead poisoning. I was so angry! My son had elevated levels of lead in his blood, but not enough to cause serious symptoms. It was from the paint in the house that we were renting at the time. We were so angry because…Read More
Remember eating Barnum’s Animal Crackers as a snack when you were a child? I used to love them! My Mom thought that since they didn’t have sugar in them, that they were a healthy snack. Carrying on this tradition, I have always thought that animal crackers were a healthy alternative (or at least healthier) to…Read More
Food prices have been rising for a while now, and sometimes it can be hard for my family to afford the food that we need. I know many of you have the same issues! Organic food is more expensive (saw a gallon of organic milk this morning for $5.99!!!), and many families feel that going…Read More
Between rBGH and IGF-1 in our milk, and pesticides on our produce, is there anything safe to give our kids? Luckily many farmers share the same concerns that we do, and produce foods that are grown the “old-fashioned” way. The Organic foods produced by these farmers are free of chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides (weed…Read More
With all of the health risks that are in our food, it’s obvious why many people are choosing to purchase organic foods. However, larger families and families with limited income are unable to because it costs so much!
Most consumers don’t understand why. If you ask your friends and family why organic food is so expensive, you may get answers like “because it’s so popular right now,” “there are only limited sources”, or even “because they are trying to rob us blind!”Read More