It’s that time of year again that I’ve come to dread: Halloween. It’s not so much that I mind the ghoulish decorations or creepy costumes. It’s mostly the colorful wrapped confections that put me on edge. All month long, for 31 exhausting days, I’m bombarded by two normally very sweet little boys whose sole mission…

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If you are like me, the only reason you might recognize this lengthy word is because of Food Babe, the online food sleuth, who popularized it last year by calling it the “yoga mat” chemical. Subway was the main target, being called out for having this compound in their breads. While they took most of…

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This month we are continuing with the thickener theme and examining another common additive, guar gum. Guar Gum. It’s always seemed harmless to me, a simple gum used to thicken many familiar foods like yogurts, dressings, ice creams, pie fillings, etc. I really never gave much though to its presence, surprisingly, assuming it was a…

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I’m starting a new series of blog posts focusing on food additives entitled “Food Additive Watch.” As much as I tout a whole foods diet, let’s face it, people buy processed products on the grocery store shelves. I do it. You do it. So when we do, how do we make sure it’s a safe…

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