12 Things Everybody Ought To Know About Artificial Food Coloring – DFD Guest Post at happyhippierose

I am delighted to work with Rose, blogger at happyhippierose!  She is not your average gal – She is like twenty amazing people rolled into one!  Her socks alone make my day.  I’ve enjoyed reading about her life of crafting, surviving cancer, sacrifice, partying, nursing, loving, and volunteering.  You must read about her evolution in […]

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Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Artificial Food Coloring – DFD Guest Post at SortaCrunchy

What a week!  I’ve met SO many folks who have first-hand experience with food coloring sensitivity, after doing a guest post entitled “Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Artificial Food Coloring” on a friend’s site.  I owe a huge debt of gratitude to my friend Megan, blogger at Sorta Crunchy, writer for Simple Kids, and parenting book […]

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Shopping Spies: StoreBot Wants YOU!

This is StoreBot. (Get it? Store…bot…store-bought…yeah).  Try to ignore the fact that he has “soup” written across his…chassis. He needs your help finding weird, hilarious, and ridiculous food labels!  Anytime you go grocery shopping, take a pic of something that catches your eye – such as misleading marketing, bad ingredients, questionable claims, or just funny […]

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Life On The Other Side Of The Rainbow: How Food Coloring Elimination Changed Our Child’s Behavior

As a follow-up to my inaugural post Why I’m Over This Rainbow, I want to share how our family life has changed since we ditched the synthetic food coloring.  Since our food coloring elimination in late July 2011, our child’s behavior has changed in several very noticeable ways.  She’s doing a little better in school, […]

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My Rainbow Connection – My Own Reactions To Food Coloring

Some of my best memories include candy or treats – I remember “producing” my own musical in the kindergarten playground, and then rewarding myself at pick-up time with some Pop-Rocks in the rumble seat of our Pontiac station wagon (if you’re younger than twenty, that last sentence may not make much sense).  My formative years […]

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Artificially Rose-Colored Glasses: Why Does The U.S. Still Use Petroleum Food Dyes?

FD&C (“food, drug, and cosmetic”) dyes, or food colors, were originally made from coal tar, and are now made from petroleum.  Carcinogens like benzene (found in crude oil runoff) are strictly limited in our gasoline in the US, but we still use petroleum dyes contaminated with benzene in our FOOD.  Blue dye in your food […]

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