Home Essentials

Many household cleaners contain toxins that are hazardous to you and your pets. In her book “The Naturally Clean Home” Karyn Siegel-Maier states, “According to a five-year EPA study, the air in an average American home has chemical contamination levels 70 times greater than outdoor air. The EPA maintains that half of all illnesses occurring […]

Is All Milk The Same? (Nope!)

The milk in the dairy aisle may look alike but appearances can be deceiving. From the nutritional value to the impact on the environment and the welfare of the dairy animals, there are many variations. […]

Natural Sweeteners

Before recommending natural sweeteners I would like to share these excerpts from “Replacing Refined Sugars with Natural Sugars One Step At a Time” by Lori Lipinski. You can read the entire article on the Weston A Price Foundation web site:

“The average American now consumes 175 pounds of sugar per year! That’s 46 teaspoons a […]

Just Say No To Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial Sweeteners

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved five artificial sweeteners as of August 2006: aspartame, saccharin, acesulfame-K, neotame, and sucralose.

Following are excerpts from the July-August 2006 FDA Consumer magazine:


Brand names include NutraSweet and Equal.

“The FDA first approved aspartame in 1981 as a tabletop sweetener, and for use in […]

Packed Food Health Claims

Terms like “heart healthy,” “good source of whole grain,” “may reduce the risk of heart disease” are intended to grab your attention and make you feel good about tossing the package into your shopping cart. But a closer look at the ingredients tells a different story. […]


Americans, young and old, are facing a myriad of problems including obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and depression. […]