The toothpaste section of the supermarket seems to continue to expand, and one area where this is particularly obvious is in the area of children’s toothpaste. I recently compared two brands of children’s toothpaste to see how they differed in … Continue readingContinue reading Children’s toothpaste – what do you choose?
Food additive dangers explained – Natural Therapy pages talks to Bill Statham, author of The Chemical Maze
Food additive dangers are explained in a pocket guidebook and iPhone application that lists a comprehensive range of additives, their common ailments and health concerns.Continue reading Food additive dangers explained – Natural Therapy pages talks to Bill Statham, author of The Chemical Maze
Dried apricots can be a delicious and healthy snack for children but did you know that preservative 220, or sulphur dioxide, is used to maintain their bright orange colour in the drying process? Dried apricots, like many fruits when dried … Continue readingContinue reading Sulphur Dioxide (220) the key to bright orange dried apricots
Here is a quick and ready reckoner that provides an easy to understand classification system for the food additives used today. 100-199 Colours 200-299 Preservatives and Food Acids 300-399 Antioxidants, Mineral Salts and Food Acids 400-499 Emulsifiers, Humectants, Vegetable Gums … Continue readingContinue reading How are food additives classified
Allergies to red food colouring are not uncommon, but when the name of the colour shown on the label is ‘amaranth’ (E123) it is easy to think this might be one of the more acceptable food colouring alternatives. As a … Continue readingContinue reading Allergic to amaranth even though it sounds natural
Healthy snack foods are high on most parents’ list of ‘must-have-at-the-ready’ items. Fruit in its natural form is always preferable but when a child wants chips and only chips, I have found banana chips can satisfy kiddy cravings and provide … Continue readingContinue reading Are banana chips a healthy children’s snack food?
Preservative labelling is not always what it seems. At the supermarket recently, I reviewed several brands of lemonade to see if there was one that was a better choice for the punch recipe my family has had at celebrations since … Continue readingContinue reading Preservative labelling a ‘trick-of-trade’ for advertising
Peanut butter is a chemically enhanced, synthetic liquid slime. From the mould inhibitors used in the growing and storage process, to the rancid fats released in the roasting process, the nutritional value of peanut butter in a child’s diet is … Continue readingContinue reading Artificial ingredients in peanut butter a health concern
My two year old insists on calling toothpaste ‘poo paste’. The wisdom of the young never ceases to amaze me. Most commercial toothpastes are quite literally loaded with ‘crap ‚Äì ingredients that are harmful, especially for little ones who don’t … Continue readingContinue reading Flouride – a daily dose of toxin