How Protein Bars Cause Stomach Aches And Bloating

Have you put 2 and 2 together yet? If you eat a protein bar, do you get a stomach ache?  The other day, my daughter-in-law figured this out the hard way. She has a very good diet and she works out regularly, but her stomach kept bothering her, and she was very puzzled …. until she figured out what […]

Have You Ever Heard Of An Accidental Incidence?

Have you ever been to a holiday party at your office, school, or at your neighbor’s house where everyone brings a potluck dish or a special holiday dessert? Holiday parties are fun – it’s always great to see good friends and family, and how lucky we all are to have a buffet of food during celebrations, from salads […]

Why Vaccines Were Safe – Back In The Day

Through social media, I have observed that most people do not like posts about vaccines. This puzzles me because health and wellness is connected to vaccines. Soooo, do me a favor and keep reading. Humor me. Back in the day, vaccines were a game changer. They were new discoveries that advanced societies. They were composed of […]

Avoid Flavored Waters – Keep It Real

Many people admit that they just don’t like the taste of plain water and have a hard time drinking enough water every day. They admit that the flavored waters just taste better. Plus, advertisements recommend flavored water over plain water because the bottled “flavored waters” taste much better and they try to convince you that flavored water is just as healthy. […]

Don’t Be Sold A Can Of Diet Propaganda

I have to admit that I fussed with edit after edit before posting my reply to this insane article on upworthy.com because my emotions were running high, and I was all over the map. How much more disappointment can we take reading the continuous propaganda about the supposed safety of aspartame? Not to mention deep sadness at the lack of integrity in the […]

My Latest Podcast On Diet Sweeteners

  Here is the link to a recent podcast interview with The Makeover Mentor, Danna Demetre. This podcast is longer than usual, but I think it is well worth your time. Listen while you are driving home in traffic or while you’re doing chores, and maybe the time will fly. Danna and I discussed the dangers of […]

Does Xylitol Affect ADD/ADHD?

Xylitol seems to be a “favored choice” among the sugar alcohols – especially for food manufacturers. But, is it a good choice for high-energy kids? Xylitol is a simple carb extracted from birch tree pulp. The wood sugar “xylose” was first hydrogenated to produce xylitol in 1891 by the German chemist Emil Fischer. Xylitol has been […]

Hypoglycemia Affects Your Health More Than You Think

You may have felt the effects of low blood sugar when you’ve gotten really hungry, skipped a meal, or exercised hard without eating enough. This happens to nearly everyone from time to time. Do you get hungry every morning around 10:00 AM? Do you slow down around 2:00 in the afternoon? Do you get snarky […]

Xylitol And The Sugar Alcohols Are If-y Trigger Foods

I am asked a lot if the sugar alcohols are safe sweeteners. Well, I am not a fan of sugar alcohols when they have been extracted from their natural sources. With that said, I favor them over aspartame, Splenda, acesulfame-k, or any of the man-made, chemical, fake sugars proven to cause harm to human health. […]