Did you guys catch me on The Dr. Oz Show yesterday? I was invited to speak about phthalates in macaroni and cheese. Whether or not you saw the segment, I thought you might want to hear my thoughts on the scary headlines. Real Quick: Here’s What Phthalates Even Are The chemical compounds know as phthalates (pronounced f-THAL- lates) are used to make plastics flexible and as lubricants in
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure page.When we polled our readers on which food they wanted us to review next, yogurt was the winner (olive oil was a close second, and we will be reviewing that in the fall).Finally, after more than a month of researching and testing yogurts, we can tell you who is Good, who is Bad, and who is Sneaky. We were surprised
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure page.To prepare this healthy mayonnaise shopping guide, I went to some local stores to check out the mayonnaise selection. I was amazed by the variety of mayo products—I found vegan mayo, Paleo mayo, light mayo, organic mayo, etc.The fact that mainstream brands like Hellmann’s are now offering organic "healthy"
This post originally appeared a guest blog for Dr. Alan Greene’s website.As a quasi-vegetarian, I eat a lot of dairy—dairy that I assumed was healthful, since it is always organic and often comes from grass-fed cows.Unfortunately, in addition to worrying about the nutritional value of the foods we eat, and whether they contain pesticides, and whether they’ve got trans fats or
Maia wrote the following blog post for Dr. Frank Lipman's site.You probably know that some plastic toys—like the now infamous rubber ducky—contain the hormone-disrupting, birth-defect-causing, probably-carcinogenic plasticizers known as phthalates. You may have even heard that this group of chemicals is also found in the fragrance of your favorite personal care products. Most of my clients
Because I was raised on a mostly vegetarian diet, I don't like red meat or pork, although I do eat some chicken and fish. When I'm cooking, many of our meals consist of vegetables, beans, and grains, but we also eat tons of dairy (and Daylon cooks a lot of meat, too). Since Daylon, Felix, and I are all basically thin (perhaps getting less so as some of us inch further and further into our