Aren’t I artificially sweet?

This tasty beverage causes BRAIN LESIONS.

The tastiest source for brain leisions.

Artificial sweeteners lead to real death.

You might have gathered by now that I’m not a fan of the added sugar in our processed foods, whether in fruit juice or whole wheat bread or sphaghetti sauce or whatever else.

Does that mean you should grab a bowl of splenda and a spoon?

Sucralose, aspartame, and saccharin are all cancer causing chemicals that should be avoided. The situation is like this: the corporate funded studies generally find no problems, while the privately funded studies generally find significant problems.  Who should you trust?  And who do you think the FDA sides with? Continue reading

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The Weekly Sharefest

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Sharing is caring.

I will be uploading a bunch of interesting links for the weekend related (sometimes loosely) to food and the food industry.  Send me YOUR links at foodkills@gmail.com.

Best video
From TED: a short lecture by Dr. Dean Ornish on fighting and preventing disease with diet and prevention, especially in regard to cardiovascular disease.

Most worrying health article Continue reading

Lies about “the bad” fat

Saturated fat wont give you heart disease

Saturated fat won't give you heart disease

Eating margarine instead of butter is stupid.

Saturated fat has been railed again and again, mainly for being linked to heart disease.  This fear of saturated fat–found in animal fats, butter and other dairy products, and coconut oil–has no solid research to back it up.  Let’s look at the history of saturated fat use, the garbage research that caused this myth, and the real fat facts. Continue reading

What’s the deal with bread?

Killing you?

Killing you?

Stop eating processed garbage carbs.

I hate to be the one to tell you if you this, but bread is not a health food.

Back in the day, say 150 years ago, bread used to always be a great, healthy, nutrient-dense food. There wasn’t white and wheat bread; there was just bread.  It was unprocessed and made from whole grains.  More on our unprocessed past from Mark Bittman.

Why is processing stupid? Continue reading

The weekly sharefest

Sharing is Caring

Sharing is caring.

I will be uploading a bunch of interesting links for the weekend related (sometimes loosely) to food and the food industry.  Send me YOUR links at foodkills@gmail.com.

Best video
Underground Wellness discusses adrenal fatigue, wherein your body is burnt out from working too hard, drinking too much coffee, and having too much stress.

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Where’s your money going?

This does NOT benefit consumers.

This does NOT benefit consumers.

I’d like to point out some scary trends in how our food budgets are being spent.  I encourage you to think about the question, “Who is profiting off me?”  There is no more direct measure of support than payment, and you might just be paying the people that are killing you. Continue reading

Making the case for Food Kills: examining the food industry

We are losing the battle for nutrition (Photo from the National Obesity Forum, UK)

Food corporations are screwing us.

We can’t achieve perfect health, and I’m really not recommending you become so scrupulous with your diet that your quality of life is diminished in any way.  People have immune and detoxification systems for a reason; we can handle a lot of the garbage that gets thrown our way.  People live long, fulfilling and often extremely health lives while eating tons of garbage they shouldn’t.

So why should you care? Continue reading