FOOD, FACTS and FADS

Exploring the sense and nonsense of food and health


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Dieting Fatigue?

It appears that interest in weight loss is waning. People want to embrace a more positive approach to food, diets and dieting instead of obsessing about weight loss. They are becoming more involved in food and healthy lifestyles instead. This a plus for the concept of Health At Every Size approach.  Good news.

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How About Coconut Oil?


Coconut oil is appearing on the supermarket shelves after a long hiatus.  Its health claims range from curing Alzheimer’s disease to weight loss and antibacterial properties. Until we know more for sure about these claims, here’s some good advice on how  to use it in your diet. It is best to use organic, virgin oil rather than the refined brands.

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Words of Wisdom? Our Food System.

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For his TEDx talk, click on “What’s Wrong With Our Food System? in the following article. This amazing kid has been talking sense about our food systems since he was eleven years old. His approach is anti-GMO and pro-organic farming.  For more information on Slow Food USA, click HERE. Enjoy!

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The Claims of Coconut Oil?

coconut-oilDoes coconut oil confer any health benefits or is is just an old fad brought back for another go-around? The following article offers some sound advice. There are a lot of  conflicting facts about any beneficial effects on heart disease risk and conventional wisdom tends to be quite skeptical.

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Taco Bell Gets It!

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Let’s face it – fast food is here to stay. However, in order to change our food culture for the better, we need to include all of our food sources – the food industry and the restaurant industry.  That is a big order, but Taco Bell is seemingly leading the pack.  Kudos to them – you can still get your traditional Taco Bell food, but now there are more options if you’re looking for a more nutritious choice.  Give them a try? Hope the trend continues?

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