Is Shrimp Safe to Eat

Is Shrimp Safe to Eat…or Ethical? The Awful Truth Behind Cheap Shrimp

Are you a fan of shrimp? I was. Then I learned how shrimp farming ruins the environment and often enslaves foreign workers in a horrific inescapable hell, I thought shrimp was safe to eat relatively ethical alternative to meat. But I was wrong. Read more about Is Shrimp Safe to Eat…or Ethical? The Awful Truth Behind Cheap Shrimp

bread cause cancer

Does Your Bread Cause Cancer?? If It Has THIS ingredient, then YES.

There’s an ingredient in many bread, cracker and flour products called potassium bromate, and it has been so closely linked to cancer that the European Union, Canada, Brazil, China and Nigeria (among other countries) banned it YEARS ago. India banned it just last week in June of 2016. It is estimated that 84% of bread products either contain it directly or contain traces of it due to cross-contamination. But the United States still allows its use in baked goods and flours. Why is it so dangerous? And how can you avoid it? And why might an ancient grain called Einkorn be a great alternative? Read more about Does Your Bread Cause Cancer?? If It Has THIS ingredient, then YES.

Is Crystal Light Bad for You

Is Crystal Light Bad for You?

So lately, some clients in my acupuncture practice have been asking me if Crystal Light is bad for them and if it contains toxins.They didn’t actually directly me ask me this –it actually came up in a more roundabout way, with the client not even thinking that drinking Crystal Light could be bad at all. In fact, more than a few people have told me  that they would ‘never drink soda’ but instead choose Crystal Light, because it’s “healthier”. Hmmmmm.

To be honest, I never had really given Crystal Light much thought–i mean, chemical flavor powder, amiright? But it’s surprisingly popular among dieters and diabetics because it has negligible calories and low sugar, and from what I understand, Western medical doctors seem to recommend Crystal Light as an alternative to soda. Maybe those of you who already know the outcome of this post (take a WILD guess!) could share it with a friend or family member who drinks Crystal Light–who knows, maybe they will ‘see the light’ LOL. So let’s see what’s wrong with Crystal Light, exactly. Read more about Is Crystal Light Bad for You?

List of Fake Olive Oil Brands

List of Fake Olive Oil Brands…

Ugh, this is so depressing. I was doing some research yesterday as I wanted to place an Amazon order for olive oil and couldn’t decide which one to buy…lo and behold,  I found a list of fake olive oil brands. And after further research found that, yes, it’s real and not some weird viral hoax. I wasn’t even really thinking this was a thing–I mean, extra-virgin should mean extra-virgin…right? Read more about List of Fake Olive Oil Brands…

Why is Trisodium Phosphate Cleaner Additive (TSP) in Food?

Trisodium phosphate cleaner (TSP) in food? Say it isn’t so!! A few months ago we were having dishwasher problems–it just wasn’t cleaning particularly well. A friend suggested trying running Trisodium Phosphate through it a couple of times. She warned me that Trisodium Phosphate was “really strong” and that I should make sure there was plenty of ventilation and to not let it touch my skin. Oooookay. Did not sound particularly safe!! So when I read a Facebook post that there is Trisodium Phosphate in many processed foods, I thought “well, that can’t be right!” But yep, it turned out to be true. Read more about Why is Trisodium Phosphate Cleaner Additive (TSP) in Food?