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Honey – can it be faked?

Honey is one of those products that nature offers us that is full of healthy attributes and medicinal properties, just the way it is. Made by bees not man, its hard to imagine why ‘we’ would tamper with the perfection of nature and compromise the health benefits of pure, natural, unfiltered honey that comes directly from bees to our tables without any real need for processing. Read More…

Ingredients aren’t the only chemicals in foods

Reading ingredient labels to hunt down and avoid harmful chemicals is important if you wish to eat well and be well. It is a skill that gets easier over time and actually makes your shopping experience much simpler as it immediately eliminates many brands and items from your shopping list. Read More…

‘Scorecard’ reveals the truth about toxic loads

Have you notices that some entries in The Chemical Maze list potential effects with the term ‘Scorecard’ after them (see formaldehyde for an example)? Scorecard spotlights the top polluters in the US and ranks states and countries by pollutant releases. You can visit their website and access a range of information such as: Read More…

Genetically modified ingredients may trigger asthma

Health concerns about the use of genetically modified ingredients in the foods we eat are on the rise.

For many people, the lack of hard data to say GM is ‘safe’ is enough to be cautious ‚Äì history has already provided many case studies of ingredients considered safe, that in the longer term were deemed harmful and removed from the market. Read More…

Do food additives contribute to obesity?

Whilst research is yet to establish a causal link between obesity and food additives, common sense tells us that there is a link between the two.

Most of the calorie-dense, high fat foods that contribute to obesity in individuals are also high in chemical additives, preservatives and artificial everything else. Read More…

BHA preservative linked to asthma

Asthma sufferers should look for BHA on ingredients labels. Butylate Hydroxyanisole (BHA) is a preservative that is used to keep food from changing colour, changing flavour, or becoming rancid.

Butylated Hydroxyanisole (E320) is contained in meats, butter, chewing gums, nuts and dry mixes, snack foods, baked goods and sweets – many products that typically live in a household pantry. It is derived from petroleum and has been banned in many countries. Read More…

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