Butter is Good

Unless you have been living in a cave, you have probably heard that trans-fats are bad for you. Hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils like margarine and vegetable shortening are definitely “out.” The evidence is mounting that these chemically altered fats may contribute to health conditions ranging from heart disease to certain cancers to immune system […]

An Ounce of Prevention for Cold & Flu Season

As the days grow shorter and the air takes on a chill, we see more people in the store suffering from colds, flu, and what many people refer to as the “Juneau crud.” Now is the time when a little extra attention to prevention can pay big dividends by keeping you and your family healthy […]

Organic Diet Lowers Kids’ Pesticide Exposure

Anyone who has been around kids knows that they can be big consumers of vegetables, fruits and fruit juices, especially relative to their size. This has led researchers to wonder just how much of the residual pesticides in produce children are being exposed to. A study conducted several years ago on the effects of income […]

Low Fat Diet Questioned

Low fat diets took a blow to the gut a decade ago when a major study found that a low fat diet does not reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. The eight year study, funded by the US government, examined 50,000 postmenopausal women and found that those who ate low-fat diets were at […]

Frankenfoods: More Common Than You Think

While the mainstream media and most Americans have been sleeping, genetically engineered foods have become ubiquitous. Lab tests and industry disclosures indicate that 60-75% of all non-organic supermarket foods now “test positive” for the presence of genetically engineered (GE) ingredients. Unfortunately, since labeling is not required, it is difficult for the average person to know […]