Archive | July, 2010

Toxic Trio – Wheat Rye and Barley

28 Jul

Scientists have confirmed what was known for a long time, that the gluten in wheat, barley and rye triggers coeliac disease or disease of the gut.  It appears that there are more definitive test results that proves this to be so. 

    Dr. Gary Null, the nutritional scientist, has been encouraging people to cut wheat from their diet  because of its particular gluten. Although gluten does not affect some people those who suffer from painful gut especially after eating breads etc. might want to consider eliminating these products  to find the cause of your discomfort.  Check out the article below for more information

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Eat-well on a budget according to Oprah’s people.

26 Jul

Oprah’s people have given some good tips on how to eat well even if you’re on a budget. There are tips and tricks on getting the best value for your dollar and who does not want that these days?  Check out the link

Gourmet Cooking and Eating Well on a Budget – Oprah.com

Meat eating negatively affect weight control

24 Jul
This article goes against everything the Adkins diet proposes: read and be informed for yourself.

There’s olive oil and then there is the real olive oil

20 Jul

Check this out – how we are fooled everyday by unscrupulous manufacturers and advertisers

How brands fared in olive oil study by researchers

(AP) – 4 days ago

 http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jph1u_cTxbhZnvnIA2HLrDiQZNRgD9GVPBAG0

A study by researchers from the University of California, Davis, found many of the olive oils lining supermarket shelves in the United States are not the top-grade extra-virgin oils their labels proclaim. It analyzed samples from 19 randomly selected, widely distributed brands purchased from retailers in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento and Los Angeles.
  
The study found that 69 percent of imported oils and 10 percent of domestic oils sampled did not meet the international standards that define the pure, cold-pressed, olive oils that deserve the extra virgin title. Three samples of each imported oil and two samples of each domestic oil were tested.
Here’s a look at how the olive oil brands fared in the study:
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IMPORTED OLIVE OILS:
 
Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Two out of three samples failed.
 
Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Three of three samples failed.
 
Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Three of three samples failed.
 
Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Two of three samples failed.
 
Star Extra Virgin Olive Oil: One of three samples failed.
 
Carapelli Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Three of three samples failed.
 
Newman’s Own Organics Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Two of three samples failed.
 
Mezzetta Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Three of three samples failed.
 
Mazola Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Three of three samples failed.
 
Rachael Ray Extra Tasty Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Two of three samples failed.
 
Kirkland Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil: All samples passed.
 
Great Value 100 percent Extra Virgin Olive Oil: One of three samples failed.
 
Safeway Select Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Two of three samples failed.
 
365 Everyday Value 100 percent Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Two of three samples failed.
 
 
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DOMESTIC OLIVE OILS:
 
Corto Olive Extra Virgin Olive Oil: All samples passed.
 
California Olive Ranch Extra Virgin Olive Oil: All samples passed.
 
McEvoy Ranch Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil: All samples passed.
 
Bariani Olive Oil Extra Virgin Olive Oil: One of two samples failed.
 
Lucero (Ascolano) Extra Virgin Olive Oil: All samples passed.

Aspartame comes under scrutiny and it’s does not look good

9 Jul
If you want sweet why not have a little natural sugar instead of the little white dust concocted in a lab.  The natural stuff taken in moderation may do you less harm that  Aspartame. There is nothing natural about this sweetener and according to the scientists it is full of problems.  Get off this stuff, man.
 
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