The Proof Is In The Pudding: My Two-Week Food Mood Log Results

A couple of weeks ago, my extraordinary experience with some agave nectar prompted me to think about how foods affect our physical and mental well being – both kids and adults.  In Food Mood: Do Adults Need Behavior Charts Too? I sort of issued a challenge for myself and anyone else who is interested:  To […]

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Traditions That Make Your Kid Blue – Avoiding Food Coloring All Year

There are so many occasions that beckon us to bond and celebrate with colorful food.  Food and fellowship have been connected since the first time a Neanderthal shared his bison hocks with his cute neighbor two caves down.  Thankfully, these days we have lots of healthy options to help us avoid mammoth saddlebags, feral freakouts, […]

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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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Colorful Language: How To Identify Petroleum Colors in Food

We have been playing with our child’s diet, cutting out unnatural food coloring (made from petroleum), to see if it affects her behavior.  It’s not the sugar that’s causing the problems, at least not for her (I noticed dyes in her sugar-free pudding, no wonder she was still acting like a different kid after eating […]

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Caramel Coloring Sounds Sweet, But It’s Not – It’s A Carcinogenic Food Additive

Goodbye, my beloved Coke Zero. *sigh* At one time, I’m ashamed to admit, I was drinking up to six of those bad boys a day.  I soon heard that the artificial sweeteners weren’t helping me lose weight because they supposedly cause you to crave more carbs.  Okay, I can deal with that.  But when I […]

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