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Category: Books

5 Dirty Secrets of the Food Industry

In his book,  Fat Profits (Howling Hound Press, 2012), Bruce Bradley discusses unappetizing secrets of the food industry that they would rather you not know about. Here are five dirty little secrets of food manufacturers: 1. Cruel, inhumane, and unsanitary conditions for factory-farmed livestock. 2. Toxic artificial sweeteners that cause brain cell damage when combined with common […]

Words of Wisdom from Michael Pollan

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” ― Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto “Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.” ― Michael Pollan “You are what what you eat eats.” ― Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto “What an extraordinary achievement for a civilization: to have […]

Be a Smart Label Reader at the Grocery Store

Naturally Savvy published a new e-book: Label Lessons, Your Guide to a Healthy Shopping Cart. Filled with a ton of interesting information, it teaches you how to properly read product labels, and is their gift to you. I really like the way this e-book is laid out with the familiar product on one page, like […]

Eating Clean In a Dirty World by Jennafer Ashley, DTR

I downloaded a helpful book on Kindle today: Eating Clean in A Dirty World: An easy to follow guide to cleaning up your diet for life by Jennafer Ashley, DTR. I was pleased to see it offers a solid overview for avoiding chemicals, GMOs, and other pollutants in our food supply. In the book, Jennafer […]

Fragrance Pollution

We are carpooling with a kid whose clothes smell so strongly of Tide detergent that I can smell him the moment he walks through a door twenty feet away. When we are all loaded in the car together, the aroma is so overwhelming I can taste it, and my daughter and I each sneeze several […]