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Food irradiation – is it OK?

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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In Australia there are no laws requiring manufacturers to indicate when food has been irradiated. In the US, all irradiated foods must be labelled.

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Formaldehyde a trigger for asthma in children and adults

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Formaldehyde is a harmful chemical that is found in most everyday homes. It is used in the production of fertiliser, paper, plywood and manufactured wood, as a preservative in some foods and in household products such as antiseptics, floor polishes … 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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Sulphur Dioxide (220) the key to bright orange dried apricots

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

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Natural flavours still subject to chemical process

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Do you know the difference between a natural flavour and an artificial flavour? Ironically, they are often both made in the same factory and are both the result of complex chemical processes. The ‘natural flavour’ certainly sounds healthier and more … Continue reading

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Are banana chips a healthy children’s snack food?

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

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Instant health claims not so dandy

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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It seems even the health food industry feels the pressure to offer consumers convenient, time saving alternatives. Today I went looking for dandelion root beverage, an excellent liver support and detoxification brew provided to us typically in a jar, but … Continue reading

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Farmed salmon is artificial colour salmon

Posted on 13 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Chemical dyes like synthetic colourants canthaxanthin and astaxanthin have been used to colour farm-bred salmon. Fish farmers select from 16 shades of pink on a ‘Colour Fan’ provided by fish food manufacturers ‚Äì the same way we would choose a … Continue reading

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Artificial ingredients in peanut butter a health concern

Posted on 13 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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 reading

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