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In the not so recent past organic food was only available in certain health stores across the United States. Recently, organic food has expanded to many major grocery store chains. More and more consumers are willing to pay extra money to get organic or natural products that are environmentally safe and also safe to consume. The people who choose to shop organic are interested...

In 2004, 5-Hour Energy became a huge hit in the United States. The supposed “energy shot” supplement provided those suffering from fatigue an energy boost to get through the rest of their day with ease. Today, FDA confirms 5-Hour Energy Shots have caused 13 deaths and 33 hospitalizations, but is this because the people using it used the energy supplement improperly?...

Energy drinks have become very popular over the past few years and it is understandable why. These drinks provide a busy person with the energy they need to get through a busy day. Unfortunately, these drinks are very unhealthy and are actually quite hazardous to your health. Not only do they contain very large doses of caffeine in them but they also contain other stimulants...

Antibiotics have been in use since the 1940’s and have greatly reduced the amount of illness and illness related deaths in the United States that have occurred since then. Antibiotics should be used with caution though because if overused they can cause antibiotic resistance which can put the population in some great danger when it comes to certain illnesses. It is really...

When you’re out having fun, having a good meal, or celebrating mixed drinks are a common occurrence. With the calories contained in hard spirits such as rum and vodka its not an uncommon idea to used diet sodas when mixing your drinks simply to cut calories. This is also a common occurrence in some pre-made mixed drinks and certain types of alcopop products that also...

~There are new cooking guidelines for pork products.  According to the USDA, the internal temperature of pork must be at least 145 degrees Fahrenheit.  The new temperature is 15 degrees lower than the old recommended temperature. The Dangers Of Eating Undercooked Pork If pork you undercook your pork, you will develop food prison from trichinosis.  Trichinosis occurs...

As time goes on more and more information surfaces that proves how dangerous a lot of food additives are. Food dyes just so happen to be one of these toxic additives. Currently the United States does not have any regulations or bans regarding these dyes but there are other places in the world like Europe who are controlling the use of these products. The European Union...

Pregnant women have been told for centuries about the potential harm from eating fish and seafood because of the mineral mercury. But now studies have concluded that the absence of seafood while pregnant might delay some of the developmental motor skills in some babies. Recently, researchers concluded that pregnant women whom consumed less than 12 ounces of seafood or...

Alcohol Levels Rising alcohol levels in wine and beer are creating more potent levels in bar drinks than many people realize, creating a situation where people are going beyond the legal limit, and even beyond personal limits established to maintain good health. The USDA guidelines state that moderate drinking means one glass per day for women and two for men. The guidelines...

Some consumer groups have been very vocal about their worry regarding how much arsenic is found in some brands of apple juice, which has prompted the Food and Drug Administration to propose putting a new limit on the levels of arsenic that can be found in the apple juices which get approved for public distribution. When many popular brands of apple juice were tested, it...

Have you ever been on an unusual diet? There’s an article, on WebMD, about a woman who went to her primary care doctor in Lansing, Michigan because she was worried that she had cancer.  She had this concern because she’d been suffering from bone pain in her legs, arms, hips, and lower back for the past five years. In addition to her being in pain for a prolonged amount...

When you think about arsenic you’d never believe that it’s found in everyday foods. Arsenic is commonly found in rice, which is a byproduct in other foods such as baby food, rice flour, breakfast cereals, and other common products. Rice flour is an especially popular ingredient in gluten free foods. However, in general, arsenic levels occurring naturally in foods are...

Plastics are used everywhere, from ABS plastic in cars to PVC plastics in our homes. Plastic is ubiquitous in our daily lives, including in the packaging that protects the very food we eat. With all these plastics in our lives, there is also an unfortunate side effect, that of the chemicals used to produce those plastics leeching into the world around us. That may or may...

Cooking is a hobby for some of us and a necessity.  But are you aware of some of the illnesses that can occur from the foods that you eat?  Being aware of these illnesses is half of the battle.  Avoiding the food conditions, that create these illnesses, is the other half of your solution.  There are a number of illnesses that we will discuss, and there are straight...

Multivitamins have long been considered to be beneficial additives to a healthy diet, but unfortunately the actual safety and effectiveness of multivitamin use has not been explored in-depth. Though a substantial portion of the world’s population uses multivitamins on a regular basis, studies indicate that multivitamins themselves may not have any actual health benefit...

In an era when Americans know more and more about the food they’re served in restaurants,  recent research shows that they don’t know too much after all about alcoholic beverages they order. Calories and fat of entrees and deserts from the kitchen are increasingly stated on the menu—many localities now require it—but there’s no guarantee about the alcohol content...