Flu Shot or Juice Shot?

I picked my son up from school early the other day so we could go to the movies. It was a rare treat (for me) because he hates to miss any amount of school. While I was waiting for him to come to the office and wondering if he was really my kid since he would rather go to 7thperiod than see Oz the Great and Powerful in 3D, I noticed the inordinate amount of zombie-like kids waiting to be picked up by their parents. I could only assume they weren’t off to a secret movie date or even an orthodontist appointment. They looked like Typhoid Mary had sneezed on them. Continue reading “Flu Shot or Juice Shot?”

Grocery Cart of Death

Think about the kind of old man or old lady you want to be. If you want to schlep around an oxygen tank on your scooter, fill up the traditional Grim Reaper grocery cart and get ready to thrill your kids with long discussions about your meds. Otherwise, join me on this journey in rediscovering food as health and joy. Continue reading “Grocery Cart of Death”

But My Kids are Picky Eaters

The most common genetically modified organisms (GMO) offenders are: corn, soy, canola oil, sugar and cottonseed oil. There are others but start with these. Avoid these or use USDA certified organic.

If your kids are old enough, discuss why you are making some changes in the foods you are eating. If they are young, you can make changes without them even knowing. Continue reading “But My Kids are Picky Eaters”

How Do I know GMOs are Unsafe?

As my husband has said to me, “Show me the evidence that GMOs are unsafe.”

Here you go. Warning, you’ll be damn mad you watched this the next time you go to your favorite Mexican restaurant and reach for a tortilla chip. You’ll never look at it with such drooling adoration again. Curse you, Monsanto. I loved chips and queso. I live in Texas for crying out loud and nothing goes better with a Margarita!

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What’s the Problem with GMOs?

So What’s the Problem with GMOs? They have never been proven safe. Not only that, the only long term study ever conducted, showed that rats fed GMO crops developed tumors at an alarming rate.

I know what you might be thinking, “I eat healthy. I doubt I’m eating GMOs.” WRONG. You are eating them, trust me. If you eat tortilla chips, potato chips, corn or anything with corn – that includes high fructose corn syrup or corn syrup, anything with sugar, canola oil, cottonseed oil, protein bars, cereal, or cereal bars, bread, mayonnaise, salad dressing, ketchup, Asian food, Mexican food, any kind of soy burger, vegetarian meat substitute or tofu, eggs, luncheon meat, or any meat, chicken, or pork (because animals eat GMO crops and then it is passed on to us) or let’s just say anything in a box or bag that is NOT USDA Certified Organic, you are eating GMOs. Continue reading “What’s the Problem with GMOs?”