There's Corn in My Ketchup!

When I told the boys one of the ingredients in their beloved ketchup was corn they looked at me like I had three heads. Then I hit them with another whammy; ketchup is also made from tomatoes. Wow, were they shocked!...more

No Peace in Arizona...Tea

My son and I walked to the nearby grocery store this afternoon to pick a few items and chose to treat ourselves to a drink. Being on a very tight budget, we opted for ¢99 teas. My son chose Raspberry Arizona and I, being a bordeline Hippie, chose Cranberry Peace. Doing so, we made an interesting discovery....more

"Very sugary diet makes you stupid"

Just to clarify, I put the title in quotes because that was the actual title of the research on But it's pretty accurate. After all, IQ is just a measurment of cognitive skills (like memory, processing speed, attention, visual processing, etc.) and fructose slows down the brain and meory functions.The good news is, omega-3 fatty acids help cancel out the bad effects of the sugar. That's not to say you should have chocolate covered salmon; it's more about long-term consumption. ...more
Chocolate covered salmon... hmmmm. Good post :)more

Study: High Fructose Corn Syrup’s Role in Autism

A new study details the role of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in the growing autism epidemic. Published this week in the journal Clinical Epigenetics, the study was spearheaded by GAP client and FDA whistleblower Renee Dufault, who has been raising HFCS concerns for years....more

1 In 54

If you were paying attention this week you probably heard the new news on autism. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) has released updated statistics pertaining to the rates of instances of autism and autism spectrum disorder in the United States. What the CDC found was that one in 88 children in this country are diagnosed with autism. One in 54 will be boys....more

High Fructose Corn Syrup – not such a sweet alternative

Have you seen the ads reassuring us that High Fructose Corn Syrup is a good thing? I had noticed these ads being shown later last year and early this year, saying that High Fructose Corn Syrup is ‘just like sugar’ and ‘one less thing to worry about’.  And I thought to myself…hmnnnn…. This might make you think differently Came across a great link on that made me think differently.  Here’s ...more

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The Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup

There has been recent speculation about the health risks associated with the consumption of high fructose corn syrup. Before 1970, most of the sugar we ate was derived from sugar beets and cane sugar; however, since then sugar derived from corn (high fructose corn syrup) has become a popular sweetener due to the abundance in corn production around the country. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is cheap to produce, sweet, and easy to store - making it an ideal preservative in processed foods to increase their shelf life....more

High Fructose Corn Syrup and Its Connection to Diabetes

If you have pre-diabetes or diabetes, chances are that you’ve heard of the medical term insulin resistance syndrome ormetabolic syndrome. ...more

Poison In The Ketchup: This HFCS Scare Might Actually Make Me Start, You Know, Cooking From Scratch Or Something

So, I'm, like, THIS close to just packing it in to move to the backcountry to live off the grid and raise and grow my own food. If it weren't for the fact that 'off the grid' means 'no Internet connection,' I would probably be packing my bags already. Because, seriously, is everything that's sold in stores poisonous now? In case you haven't heard, there's mercury in a whole lot of food on the grocery shelves. There's mercury - possibly dangerous levels of mercury - in the high-fructose corn syrup that's in things like ketchup. And salad dressing. And yogurt. ...more


 Thanks so much for writing about it, Amy!


Yet Another Compelling Reason Why Our Children Should Not Drink Soda

I think by now most of us have heard at least one reason why soda is just not that good for any of us to drink, but especially our kids. The other day I was flipping through the November Issue of Family Circle in my doctor's office (where else do you get a chance to read it?) when I came across another disturbing reason why we should all stop buying soda. ...more

My son turned 18 in November and about 3 months ago he began experiencing an odd shortness of ...more