KTH Flashback: Harder Than Doing Your Taxes? Hardly!

Originally posted May 30, 2012 There are some stunning statistics in the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s latest Food & Health Survey, released last week. Here’s one mind-blower: Nine out of ten Americans describe their health as good or better, a significant increase from previous years. The majority (60%) report that their health is […]

After Prop. 37…

Prop. 37’s defeat was a disappointment to those of us who value the right to know and who care about the quality of our food, our health and the environment. It remains up to us to do our homework, ask questions and stay informed so we can make good choices while shopping. One of the […]

Tomorrow, the Right to Know Vote

Tomorrow, at last, we Californians vote on GMO labeling. Like most holistic and biological practitioners, we support Prop. 37 and the right to know whether a food has been genetically modified or not. After all, it’s kin to the informed consent we value in our practice. You provide information that people can evaluate based on […]

Harder Than Doing Your Taxes? Hardly!

There are some stunning statistics in the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s latest Food & Health Survey, released last week. Here’s one mind-blower: Nine out of ten Americans describe their health as good or better, a significant increase from previous years. The majority (60%) report that their health is either excellent or very good, […]

30 Health & Wellness Articles Worth Your Time

Want to damage your teeth? Here’s how! On the other hand, opening beer bottles with his teeth was not the cause of George Washington’s famous dental woes. (His dentures weren’t made out of wood either.) More about the bad old days of dentistry. Yes, teeth are made for tearing and chewing food. But what to […]

Making the Good Look Bad (& the Worse Look Better)

Fruit juice is tasty stuff – but did you know that many juices contain more sugar than soda? Really and truly. For instance, 12 ounces of Coke contain 40 grams of sugar; 12 ounces of apple juice, 42 grams. Grape juice is even higher: 60 grams of sugar. This is why nutritionists say to get […]

Stat!: Your Tax Dollars at Work – Subsidizing Junk Food

Federal subsidies to makers of corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, corn starch and soy oils from 1995 to 2010: $16.9 billion Number of Twinkies that money would buy each American tax-payer: 19 per year   Federal subsidies to apple growers through the same period: $262 million Number of apples that money would buy each […]

Competitive Eating? The AMA’s Against It

This Monday, men and women will gather as usual in Coney Island to see who can stuff the most hot dogs down their gullet in 10 minutes – the annual Independence Day ritual officially known as Nathan’s International Hot Dog Eating Contest. While the annual event has been held for nearly a century, it’s only […]