Category Archives: fast food

“FDA Bans Hydrogenated Trans Fats”

Updated: 14 Nov 2018, Marc Woodard In order to understand how unhealthy Trans Fats are it is necessary to first define and relate to them and how this unhealthy fat got into our food in the first place. And why the FDA agrees it’s not fit for human consumption. Hydrogenated Trans fats were invented in the 1890s. What took the FDA so long to put a ban on the hydrogenation of vegetable oils?And even with a ban does this keep Trans Fats out of our diet? (more…)

Addicted to Foods that Make Us Sick

The oysters, gumbo shrimp and appetizers seem healthy enough. But its the soup stock, frying technique, dips and sauces one should be suspect as overly fattening and chucked full of food chemicals. Updated: 23 October 2017 When is the last time you ordered your favorite restaurant meal, big gulp – diet drink, breakfast sandwich, burger or pizza, etc. Then felt like you wanted more and doubled down in one sitting. Then repeated the same food (more…)

Manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hike where ever in comfort. Even in an inactive Hawaiian volcano Updated: Nov 22, 2015 Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) may cause much discomfort in the large intestine. But it is not considered a serious health risk. It also does not cause more serious diseases such as intestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease or cancer. IBS can also irritate, aggravate and inflame hemorrhoids which is a separate medical condition. What causes IBS? No one knows for sure. (more…)

Aspartame the Silent Killer

Last Updated:  Feb 22, 2015 Many years back, I posted Dr. H. J. Roberts, Aspartame and Shocking Health Risks, featured in MirrorAthlete’s March 08 newsletter. I’ve now updated this important topic to a group of new subscribers and consumers. Which include Victoria Inness-Brown’s famous experiment that exposed the truth about Monsanto the manufacture of Aspartame and its harmful effects on human health. Aspartame a substitute sweetener is alive and well and its addictive qualities are now hidden within approximately another (more…)

Our Food is Making Us Fat and Causing Disease

As I walk down the aisles of supermarkets today, I note the ever increasing beautifully packaged products. I’m also aware the consumer has greater choice in canned, bottled and packaged products. Then I reflect to when I was a kid going through the grocery stores of the times. I instantly recall the processed food selections were few in comparison. And the canned foods I enjoyed during my youth compared to the similar products today has (more…)

Just Admit It, You’re Fat

For Each Day That Passes a New Beginning is Possible Many of you will go through your day and not give a second thought to the calories you consume, and for others this is all you think about.  And as the days pass, so do the weeks, months and eventually years as pounds are gained.  At some point you’ll have to “just admit it and say, I’m fat.”  But not without first going through denial (more…)

Cholesterol Dietary Guidelines

Walk, See, Exercise… A Great Way to Live Life to the Fullest     Many of today’s adults and children are not only overweight, but outright obese.  During my days as a kid the only obese people I recalled seeing around were adults between the ages of 30 and above.  In contrast, you see obesity and hear about high blood cholesterol as a problem for many more people today.  And much of our ill-health problems are (more…)

Why Should You be Concerned about Triglycerides?

Q.   What are Triglycerides, should I be concerned?   I received my blood test last week and my triglyceride count was 184.  I was told this is average for my age.  I also had another friend of mine tell me this is high.  I’m not sure I understand what this means to my health.  Can you help provide a little insight? A.    In a world where everyone is pinched for time; meal preparations within most family (more…)