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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.

Avoid Baby Oils and Lotions with Mineral Oil

Oct 13, 2010

Mineral oil has long been believed to make skin softer and healthier looking. It’s found in Baby Oil, Vaseline, numerous baby lotions and liquid baby soaps. In recent years, mineral oil has been shown to actually harm your skin and cause other health problems. Mineral oil is derived from liquid or gelatin petroleum, AKA petroleum…

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Carcinogens Found in Baby Care Products

Oct 12, 2010

A baby’s skin is tender; this is why parents use gentle care baby shampoo, baby wash, and baby lotions. These products make claims to be gentle enough for baby’s tender skin, and we, as loving, caring parents, believe it. After all, these products are recommended by doctors and other health professionals! Why wouldn’t we believe…

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Why You Should Avoid Soybean Oil

Oct 9, 2010

Many of the foods we eat today are deep fried; we eat a lot of french fries, fried chicken, even fried vegetables. Unfortunately, most of the oils we use to fry with are partially hydrogenated oils. Partially hydrogenated oils are bad because they lead to diabetes, cancer, heart disease and obesity. Most partially hydrogenated oils…

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Burgers Linked to Asthma in Children

Oct 8, 2010

A recent study published in the journal Thorax has linked eating burgers to a higher risk of asthma in children. The researchers studied 50,000 children from 20 different countries. Interestingly enough, the results varied based on how rich the country was. Parents of the participating children were asked to describe their children’s diets and if…

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HFCS by Any Other Name is Still HFCS

Oct 7, 2010

Once again, the food industry is claiming that consumers are too stupid to understand what ingredients on a label mean. This time, The Corn Refiners Association has petitioned the FDA; they are requesting permission to change the name from “High Fructose Corn Syrup”  to “corn sugar”. Seriously? What do they think changing the name will…

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School Lunch Improvements on the Horizon

Oct 5, 2010

School lunches have been the brunt of many a joke; pizza that tastes like cardboard, rubbery pasta…but with the introduction of processed foods, school meals went from comically disgusting to downright unhealthy. The Institute of Medicine investigated the nutritional value of the foods the government provides for our children to eat each day; the news…

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Natural Cleaning with Baking Soda

Oct 4, 2010

Remember all those little “Mr. Yuk” stickers that were plastered on household cleaning products when you were a child? We were trained to not touch anything with a bright green “Mr. Yuk” sticker on it. I think it’s even safer, and perhaps easier as well, to just not have those dangerous poisons in our homes…

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Pomegranate Juice: An Untested Drug?

Oct 1, 2010

In an interesting, ironic twist, the FDA and FTC are now going after a company who claims pomegranates are…*insert trumpet fanfare here*…healthy for you! Pom Wonderful, a Los Angeles, California based pomegranate growing company, is being targeted for marketing their pomegranate juice as a healthy, disease preventing fruit juice. Haven’t we always known that fruit…

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