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Food Safety

The One Natural Treatment That Prevents Vegan Travelers From Traveler’s Diarrhea

Aug 19 2017 - 7:35am
Travelers Diarrhea, Health, Stomach bug

There is nothing worse that getting a stomach bug on vacation and wasting days of your leisure time dealing Traveler's Diarrhea. Whether you pick up a stomach bug while traveling or get travelers diarrhea after returning home here's how to end the symptoms of traveler's diarrhea naturally and safely.

New Study Reveals Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Increased Obesity, Diabetes

Jul 17 2017 - 12:52pm
Artificial Sweetener linked to obesity

Could the non-caloric sweetener you use to replace the sugar in your coffee each morning actually be making you fatter? According to a new study from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, the answer may be yes.

Artificial Sweetener linked to Obesity

11 Teens Hospitalized After Consuming THC-Laced Gummy Bears

Jul 8 2017 - 9:37pm
THC-laced gummy bears

In the early hours of Friday, July 7, 2017, police responded to a call to rescue eleven teens from Fishers, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis. These teens--5 girls and six boys—had taken a very small dose of an edible marijuana product. In fact, each of these children had ingested only ½ of one THC-laced gummy bear. When police arrived, the teens were complaining of rapid heart rate, leg pain, blurry vision, and hallucinations. Nine of the teens were 18-years-old, and two were 19-years-old.

Changing attitudes present new problems.

How a Misread Recipe Helped Newlywed Create Little Slices of Absolute Culinary Joy

Jun 29 2017 - 11:23pm
Basket of cucumbers

I wanted to share with my readers a story that makes me laugh to this day about how a misread recipe helped a newlywed create little slices of absolute culinary joy.

Years ago, shortly after getting married I got really gung ho about gardening and being domestic.

Top 10 Ways to Use Vinegar for Cleaning Purposes

Jun 26 2017 - 2:33pm
Vinegar for cleaning

When it comes to natural, green cleaning, it’s hard to beat plain old white vinegar. Because it is technically a FOOD and not a CLEANER, vinegar is safe for use around kids, pets, and food prep areas. It’s also extremely affordable, costing only about 5¢ per ounce. Due to a pH of 2.0 and the acetic acid content, vinegar is an inhospitable environment for many microorganisms, so it is the perfect cleaner for your home! Vinegar is proven to be an effective disinfectant against E. coli, staphylococcus aureus, salmonella, and influenza, and also a very effective natural deodorizer.

The most commonly used vinegar in green cleaning is distilled white vinegar, which is readily available in gallon size containers at your grocery store.

Should French Fries Be Called 'Death Fries' - A New Study on Fried Potatoes

Jun 14 2017 - 3:42am
Fried Potatoes

I have been calling French fries or fried potatoes ‘death fries’ for years since I gave up carbs in 1977. Other carbs like sugar and rice were simply labeled ‘white death’. The negative connotation made it easier to avoid something I ate several times a week when I was growing up and knew weren’t the best choice. Now, a new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) may have proven me right.

Potatoes are a staple around the world.

Cooking Food In This Heavy Metal Proves To Be Disastrous To Your Health

May 7 2017 - 5:59pm
Heavy Metal Toxicity Aluminum Cooking

We have gotten into an international bad habit of cooking our food in aluminum foil, which is one of the most commonly used items in the kitchen. Aluminum foil is popularly used for wrapping sandwiches and covering leftovers too. But is safe to cook and wrap our foods in this heavy metal?

How Heavy Metals Affect The Body

Enteritis can be prevented with aggressive natural measures

Apr 23 2017 - 8:08am
Pathogens in the intestine

Enteritis is a condition wherein there is inflammation of the small intestine. Bacterial or viral infections via ingestion cause this condition and can be prevented with natural interventions.

Enteritis, or inflammation of the small intestine, is a very uncomfortable condition which can be very costly in terms of lost productivity.

Here is how you avoid and treat Typhoid fever

Mar 31 2017 - 10:06pm
Salmonella Typhi can be treated naturally

The World Health Organization estimates that there are 21 million people affected by typhoid fever every year. This disease is contracted by ingesting a bacteria called Salmonella Typhi, through contaminated water or food. Though Typhoid fever can be deadly, there are 2 approaches to avoid contracting the bacteria and 3 home remedies that will help you treat Typhoid fever.

Here are the 2 approaches that will help you avoid contracting typhoid fever

Halloween Candy Can Kill, Say Scientists

Nov 1 2016 - 4:53am
Too much candy eaten all at once can kill

Halloween is over at last, but not what’s in those bags of candy your child brought home last night. While parents may be tempted to allow a child to overindulge thinking that the worst that can happen is a sore tummy that might teach him or her a lesson, scientists say that eating too much Halloween candy all at once can actually kill a child.

According to a recent ABC News report, parents need to know that eating too much candy after trick-or-treating this Halloween can result in not only an excessive amount of added calories,

Pepper-Eating Health Warning. What's Too Hot?

Oct 22 2016 - 8:26am
Ghost peppers can kill, say physicians.

While pepper-eating contests are part of the fun of a pepper fest, they can do more than just give you a really bad case of heartburn. Here’s how one man nearly died after eating a pepper with a score of more than 1,000,000 units on the Scoville scale.

According to a recent CBS News story, a 47-year-old man found himself near death’s door after a ghost pepper-eating contest that burned a 1-inch hole in his esophagus.

Food Safety Tips for Blackouts

Oct 12 2016 - 9:27am
Tricks for keeping food cool after the power goes off

Do you know what temperature your fridge should be maintained to keep food safe? How about your freezer? And, what if there’s a power outage? Find out with these food safety tips for keeping your food cool during a blackout.

The latest hurricane threat is over, but it’s just a matter of time before another one hits or some other act of nature knocks down a power line and causes a power outage in your home.

Two Dangerous Things You're Doing With Your Food

Sep 16 2016 - 9:14pm

Here are two unsuspecting ways your food can get contaminated and cause your body harm. You've probably done both at least once, and may still be doing them everyday! Heard of the five-second rule? As a kid you probably swore by it. But scientists are finally handing down an official verdict on its efficacy. They also found that sharing spoons can increase your risk for cavities!

The Truth About the “Five-second Rule”

Lawyer Lists Top Foods to Always Avoid

Jan 29 2016 - 12:49am
Doctors agree with lawyer on risky foods to avoid

Would you take health advice from a personal injury lawyer? You just might if he specializes in food poisoning lawsuits and is recognized by healthcare providers as a food poisoning expert whom they agree is correct regarding his list of top foods to avoid.

According to a recent CBS News report, Bill Marler—an attorney who specializes in food poisoning lawsuits—recently published an article in Food Poisoning Journal the six foods in

Will You Make These Food Mistakes This Holiday Season?

Nov 9 2015 - 9:10pm
Common holiday food mistakes in the kitchen

Would you lick a raw turkey? Maybe not intentionally or even during a double-dog dare, but Today show co-host Matt Lauer essentially did exactly that in this video. Find out what other holiday food mistakes you could be making this Thanksgiving season.

According to a recent episode of Today, co-host Matt Lauer made one of the biggest cooking blunders a person can make in the kitchen—touching raw meat and then putting his fingers in his m

Celiac disease alert: General Mills recalls gluten-free Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios

Oct 8 2015 - 9:22pm
Boxe of Cheerios Recalled by General Mills

General Mills has recalled gluten-free Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios because wheat was included in the packages but not listed in the ingredients. The company recommends that consumers with celiac disease, wheat allergies and gluten sensitivities avoid the recalled cereal. General Mills states that one facility, located in California, was affected by wheat contamination. The company has recalled 1.8 million boxes of its cereal.

The Lodi facility in California had wheat contamination that affected the oats used in certain lots of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios.

Fungus in yogurt represents a possible threat to consumers

Jul 11 2014 - 8:45pm
Yogurt and milk

Contamination of food can cause very serious illnesses. Food poisoning can hit the very young and the very old particularly hard but has the capacity to cause a great deal of disability or to even be life threatening for anyone. Yogurt has surfaced as being a risk factor for fungal infection which represents a serious risk to the consumer.

Great Christmas Gifts for Your Gluten Free Family and Friends

Dec 20 2013 - 8:18am
Gluten-free Christmas Gifts

After you have tossed all offending foods from your pantry, the next hardest thing about living gluten free is preventing cross-contamination, especially when you live in a household of both gluten-eating and gluten-free people. One tip from celiac disease experts – you really must have on hand certain kitchen items that are dedicated to gluten-free foods.

Nothing done to curb health threat of antibiotics in your meat

Oct 27 2013 - 1:05am
Red Meat

It really isn't any wonder that smart consumers are adopting a vegetarian diet. Our meat is laden with antibiotics. According to a new report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Sustainable Living, the result of industrial farming practices pose a public health threat that the government and meat industry seem to be ignoring.