File something called ‘skin-on-skin’ away in the back of your mind, will you? One day, you may be glad you did….
So why am I writing about Aspartame again? Isn’t it a bit redundant? It would be if there were not still so many who do not know of its tragic effects, convinced by greedy big business advertising that it is safe!
Beware everyone, but also you pilots and pregnant mothers! You both have others on board.
“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” ~Soren Kierkegaard
I want to recommend Good Girl Moonshine.
For years, it’s been the trend to carry along a water bottle or favorite drink wherever you go. Healthy All-Day-Sipping is a good habit to establish and easy enough to do.
It doesn’t matter if I am out running errands, exercising, working at home or writing the blog — it does what it is supposed to do:
1.) I am less hungry at meals
2.) More satisfied between meals
3.) Gives staying power and alert mental focus in the afternoon when I’m usually sleepy
We all know that duration of sleep is critical for mental and physical well being, but it turns out that sleep position may be another helpful factor in the quest for optimal health.
Some experts advise that the best side to sleep on is the left side.
Now, a recent study published in The Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology suggests this is true. It is explained by Dr. John Doulliard to help us understand the reasons better….
The first time I remember having ‘Kool-Aid’ was at summer church camp during my young teens. I loved drinking it when I was so thirsty after my Jr. Life-Saving class. It was a novelty, staining our mouths and tongues red. My mom never bought this for us at home!
Later, as a young married wife, I helped serve Kool-Aid during our play group snack time, and all the Moms made comments on how wound up the children were. We thought it was sugar, but I don’t think we had made the connection between artificial food dyes and hyperactivity back in the 80s.
I used to think monosodium glutamate was just a Chinese restaurant additive, but the Truth In Labeling site opened my eyes with all the other ‘names’ it can go by in ingredient lists. It was certainly another piece of the puzzle in discovering why my children were reacting to certain foods.
What I didn’t know, is that there are more than 40 different food ingredients that contain the chemical in MSG (processed free glutamic acid) and cause reactions in reactive people (whether mildly or seriously).
I learned so much (which I still feel is valid and true today) including:
- What MSG really is
- Where is MSG hidden?
- Ingredient names used to hide MSG in food
- UK E-numbers used for MSG-containing ingredients
- There are pesticides and fertilizers that contain MSG (As of 2004, California had already approved crop spraying with MSG)