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Good Bye Gluten, Hello Arsenic

By: | Comments Off on Good Bye Gluten, Hello Arsenic | On: September 17, 2015 | Category : Caveat Emptor, Diet, Dieting, General Information

Gluten-Free Diet Cover

Gluten-Free has become the darling of the processed food industry. Sales for 2014 are expected to exceed $7 billion dollars in the United States. Over 60 percent of Americans believe they will feel better and reduce their risks of mental and physical diseases by eating a gluten-free diet. The irony... more

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Top 10 Sources Of Sodium In The United States

By: | Comments Off on Top 10 Sources Of Sodium In The United States | On: September 17, 2015 | Category : Caveat Emptor, Diet, Dieting, Foods To Avoid, General Information, Sodium

U.S. and some foreign food manufacturers provide American consumers with thousands of high sodium foods. One restaurant meal can provide two or more days worth of sodium. There is no shortage of sodium in the American diet. Most people love salt. Salt is 40 percent sodium. There are other sources... more

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Gluten-Free Diet Scam – New Book

By: | Comments Off on Gluten-Free Diet Scam – New Book | On: July 12, 2015 | Category : Caveat Emptor, Diet, Dieting, Health Alert, Marketing

Gluten-Free Diet Cover

Wake up American! The wool is once again being pulled over your eyes again by one of the biggest diet scams of the 21st century—the gluten-free diet. Oven 60 percent of Americans have fallen for this scam hook, line, and sinker just like fad low carb and low fat diets.... more

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Chocolate Flavanols Folly

By: | Comments Off on Chocolate Flavanols Folly | On: June 18, 2015 | Category : Caveat Emptor, Diet, Dieting, Health Benefits

Homemade Chocolate Candies

One ounce of chocolate a day keeps the doctor away. Or so Dr. Oz and other celebrity nutrition and diet experts want you to believe. It sounds so simple and so tempting; if you like chocolate. But, does it really mean you should add one ounce (28 g) of chocolate to... more

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13 Food Facts

By: | Comments Off on 13 Food Facts | On: May 28, 2015 | Category : Caveat Emptor, Diet, Dieting

Sometimes it is difficult separating food facts from food myths. Vested interests profit by consumer ignorance. Here are 13 food facts with no strings attached. 1. Farm Raised Fish Can Be Environmentally Friendly People are eating more seafood to reduce calories or up their omega-3 fat intake. For years this placed... more

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Ancient Grains

By: | Comments Off on Ancient Grains | On: May 4, 2015 | Category : Caveat Emptor, Diet, Dieting, General Information, Health Benefits, Marketing

White Quinoa

More and more products are made and marketed with ancient grains. It’s used on products made with quinoa, amaranth, spelt and other grains grown and harvested for thousands of years. Advocates of ancient grains fail to tell you is that wheat, corn, and rice have also been harvested for thousands... more

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Organic Tortilla Chips

By: | Comments Off on Organic Tortilla Chips | On: April 28, 2015 | Category : Caveat Emptor, Diet, Dieting, General Information, Health Benefits, Marketing, Organic Junk Foods

Organic Tortilla Chips

It was only a matter of time when the demand for organic products was high enough to beginning marketing and sell what amounts to organic junk foods. During the low fat diet craze of the 1980s, manufactures couldn’t flood supermarket shelves fast enough with “low fat”, processed foods; cookies, cakes, ice... more

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Bacon Wrapped Pizza

By: | Comments Off on Bacon Wrapped Pizza | On: April 27, 2015 | Category : Caveat Emptor, Diet, Dieting, Fat Foods

Italian foods have been given a bad wrap lately. No Pun intended. On the one hand, a Mediterranean style diet is promoted as a healthy alternative to the standard American diet. On the other hand, American’s are told to avoid pizza and pasta since both are made from refined white... more

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Another Month, Another Miracle Diet Plan

By: | Comments Off on Another Month, Another Miracle Diet Plan | On: April 26, 2015 | Category : Caveat Emptor, Diet, Dieting, General Information

Woman Standing on Bathroom Scale

March in the United States brings March Madness college basketball playoffs and Public television pledge drives to raise money supporting local Public television stations. In addition to music from the 50’s and 60’s, several brain and heart health programs, and musical groups touring the United States made famous on PBS, there was another... more

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Facts and Fantasies About Chia Seeds

By: | Comments Off on Facts and Fantasies About Chia Seeds | On: April 24, 2015 | Category : Caveat Emptor, Diet, General Information, Health Benefits, Marketing

Bowl of chia seeds

Want to lose weight, boost your energy level, and be a stud or goddess in bed? Add miracle chia seeds to your daily diet. That was a recent claim by  a “nutrition expert.” Just add a tablespoon of chia seeds to your smoothie or oatmeal and you can expect miracles. Chia... more

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