Tag: food safety

Real foods don’t need to tell lies on pack

Posted on 13 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Just as it is preferable to eat real, rather than processed foods, it is also best practice to have real vitamins, rather than processed or synthetic ones.

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Honey – can it be faked?

Posted on 9 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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 … Continue reading

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Quick label checks

Posted on 30 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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When you are pressed for time, reading labels and trying to decipher the ingredients in any one product may seem a time-consuming task. There is a quick ‘rule of thumb’ that is worth remembering when you assess a products suitability … Continue reading

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Ingredients aren’t the only chemicals in foods

Posted on 11 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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 … Continue reading

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‘Scorecard’ reveals the truth about toxic loads

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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. … Continue reading

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Aspartame is no substitute for sugar

Aspartame is a food additive, a chemical concoction marketed to us as supportive of our mission for health when in actuality it is potentially the most health debilitating additive there is.

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Simple ways to reduce the chemical load

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Reducing the chemical load for you and your family doesn’t need to be difficult. There is one simple, easy to follow guideline that you can adopt immediately that will significantly effect health and wellbeing in the short and long term. … Continue reading

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Genetically modified ingredients may trigger asthma

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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 … Continue reading

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Do food additives contribute to obesity?

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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 … Continue reading

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BHA preservative linked to asthma

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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 … Continue reading

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