There is just SO MUCH CANDY. And I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but candy is truly an enemy of our children’s health.
It’s even more unfortunate that it falls at a time when immune systems are already under attack. Seasons are changing, allergies abound, we’re receiving fewer hours of sunlight, and it’s the beginning of cold and flu season. Here are some tips for how we get through it at our house. Read the rest of this entry »
Consumption of food dyes has doubled since just 1990. While you can now find food dyes in almost any packaged “food” product you buy at the supermarket, where are the bulk of them found? Of course, in food marketed to children. This despite the growing body of evidence that food dyes are a cocktail of dangers, from causing thyroid issues and behavioral problems to being neurotoxins. And the (brightly colored) icing on the cake is that these dyes are entirely unnecessary; they are for visual appeal only.
Over the past few days, the FDA held hearings to determine whether or not they should act on these dangerous and unnecessary additives. Read the rest of this entry »