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Let's preserve rational thinking when it comes to preservatives

20 Mar 2017

Open a box of old crackers or potato chips and a smell emerges. It isn’t pleasant. The same goes for that bottle of oil that’s been sitting in the cupboard for months. It’s the smell of rancid fat....

The Fat Conundrum

20 Mar 2017

Butter or margarine? Olive oil or canola oil? Low fat diets or high fat diets? You would think that after literally thousands of studies we would have some straight forward answers about the effect...

Avocados and Health

20 Mar 2017

It isn’t a pretty fruit. Its skin looks like something that should be on the back of an alligator. It sometimes is actually called the “alligator pear.” And it has been shunned by some people...

Hot Diggety Dog

20 Mar 2017

I have a confession to make. I like hot dogs. I couldn't eat 62, like Matt Stonie the winner of the Nathan's hot dog eating contest on July 4, 2015. But I could pack away one. Maybe two. In these...

Why isn't calcium added to skim milk?

20 Mar 2017

As consumers we like choices. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that companies provide us with a variety of different milks to choose from. We have the option to purchase whole milk, 2% milk, 1%...

The end of the trans fat debates?

20 Mar 2017

The bloggers are abuzz about a paper in the Annals of Internal Medicine that after reviewing 72 major studies found no relationship between saturated fat intake and heart disease. The reaction was...

What ingredient in Ivory Soap makes it float?

20 Mar 2017

First, a little history is in order. Soap making is one of the oldest of all chemical processes. There is even a reference to soap in the Bible in Jeremiah 2:22. "For though thou wash thee with...

A Diet to Lower Cholesterol

20 Mar 2017

Ask someone what is the best way to reduce the risk of heart disease and chances are they’ll say “reduce your cholesterol.” That message has been ingrained in our psyche. So it isn’t surprising...

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