Vitamin D deficiency is a common health complaint for many people, even when they live in a sun-drenched country such as Australia. Vitamin D deficiency has become such a problem that doctors are now recommending an annual test and supplementation may be warranted for some people year round.Continue reading Sunshine good for health
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.Continue reading Real foods don’t need to tell lies on pack
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 […]Continue reading Honey – can it be faked?
Label reading is an important skill to develop when seeking a chemical-free lifestyle and it pays to understand what information on a label can and cannot tell you. Recently an email has been widely distributed that suggests that by noting the first couple of digits in a barcode, you can figure out where a product […]Continue reading Barcodes and country of origin
Normal, natural healthy food is meant to go off. This is one sign that the food has not been tampered with by manufacturers, or otherwise denatured.Continue reading Good food is meant to perish
In a class action headed up by a consumer in the USA this week, this question has been asked of a major food manufacturer. Many food producers have taken advantage of our desire to be healthier and started to label their food as ‘all natural’ or free of this or that.Continue reading How can a product containing GM oil and GM corn be labelled ‚Äòall natural’?
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.Continue reading Ingredients aren’t the only chemicals in foods
Food manufactures may use food processing techniques which add chemicals to foods that are not listed on the label. A recent innovation in food packaging is ‘modified atmosphere packaging’ or MAP.Continue reading Food processing techniques can add unlisted chemicals to food
Lactose intolerance symptoms in adults can range from bloating and gas to gripping stomach pains, nausea and diarrhea. Lactose is a sugar molecule that the gut breaks down and absorbs as glucose and galactose. It is the body’s inability to break down the lactose that brings about the discomfort.Continue reading Lactose intolerance symptoms in adults
The food additive 621 MSG is most obviously found listed on a label as 620-622. However MSG is contained in may other ingredients food where it is not listed so conveniently. To avoid MSG in all its disguises be on the lookout for:Continue reading MSG has many different names