Category Archives: Health

Personal care products, foods, medicines, cleaning supplies… how everything we’re surrounded by effects our health.

Baking with Molasses

There’s one thing that I quite often mention when bringing up food: that I am not very good at sticking to a recipe. I tend to add to, subtract from, and change amounts of almost 99.999999999999….% of the time. My … Continue reading

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Yucky, Yucky Dish Soap

When I posted about my kitchen sink, I was in love with my Method Clementine dish soap. Now, I’m so far removed from that love that I believe I could say I hate it. About a month ago, I began … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions

I hate them. But I need them. My resolutions tend to be made with such zeal, then collapse on a crazy day. And after one day is missed, it’s so tempting to take a week off. And a month. Shame … Continue reading

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On the Road Again

I didn’t die.  I’m not in a coma, and I didn’t lose my fingers in a tragic bowling accident.  I just haven’t gotten around to blogging. I picked up a Precor 9.10 treadmill from the early 80s yesterday.  I’ve been … Continue reading

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Whole Foods and Your Health, Part 7: Saccharin

I. Biblical Aspect II. Physical Perspective        A. Additives              1. MSG              2. Preservatives                  a. BHA and BHT               … Continue reading

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Cancer in Lab Rats linked to Cancer in Humans?

This post is a side note to Whole Foods and Your Health, Part 7: Saccharin, in which I mentioned saccharine being declared “safe” in 2000. The National Cancer Institute states: Results from subsequent carcinogenicity studies (studies that examine whether a substance can … Continue reading

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Why the Breakfast Most Americans Will Eat Today Is a Corporate Scam

Ah, an article that goes perfectly with my just-posted Whole Foods and Your Health, Part 6: Sugar. Why the Breakfast Most Americans Will Eat Today Is a Corporate Scam Wake up and smell the McCafé: Cold cereal, donuts and orange … Continue reading

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Whole Foods and Your Health, Part 6: Sugar

I. Biblical Aspect II. Physical Perspective        A. Additives              1. MSG              2. Preservatives                  a. BHA and BHT               … Continue reading

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Smoothie!

Calories 876.2   Total Fat 51.5 g   Saturated Fat 13.0 g   Polyunsaturated Fat 4.0 g   Monounsaturated Fat 7.5 g   Cholesterol 511.7 mg   Sodium 554.5 mg   Potassium 904.7 mg   Total Carbohydrate 73.7 g   Dietary Fiber 10.6 g   Sugars 41.0 g   Protein 36.8 g   Vitamin A 118.4 %   Vitamin B-12 20.8 %   Vitamin B-6 47.2 %   Vitamin … Continue reading

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Runs, Diets, and Gadgets

I’d better post something now or it won’t happen for a while since my parents are coming into town for the weekend.  We’re all such party animals that I know I won’t have a chance to write. Okay, so we’re … Continue reading

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