When Eliminating Sugar Is Not Enough – Tina’s Synthetic Food Coloring Story

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I am stay at home mom to my 3-year-old son, Logan.  We live in Tampa, Florida and enjoy swimming, trips to the park, and spending my husband’s days off lost in the magic of Disney. The prologue to our story begins with growing up in a fast paced urban city.  It’s no NYC, but with […]

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DIY Dye-Free Easter: Eggs, Natural Food Coloring, and Pesticide-Free Peeps

Peep Eye! by [Foxy]moron

This Spring kicks off our family’s second Easter celebration sans “PAAS” egg dyes (“Petroleum Augmented Allurement System”, as I call it).  I wanted to open this post with a skippy sounding “Happy Spring!” but I just could not bring myself to do it, as I’m currently in pollen hell.  (Yes, I just typed that word […]

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Wishing For A Naturally Green St. Paddy’s day? You’re In Luck!

Toxic St. Paddys Day. Photo Credit: Dmitry Sumin

Here we are just weeks after Valentine’s Day and winter holidays, and food coloring is yet again filling store “seasonal” aisles the world over.  If it’s not an opportunity to be Irish for a day, then it’s Easter.  Any excuse to eat candy, really (just ask Eddie Izzard).  It is with a heavy heart, a […]

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Our Second Valentine’s Day Without Red 40 Petroleum Dye

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Party on…and on…and on… Happy dye-free Valentine’s Day!  I’m taking a peek out of my hidey hole of overwhelm to chime in on “Red 40 Day”, as I lovingly call it.  Things have been rough for us since the accident, but I can’t let this holiday go by without at least a touch of commentary.  […]

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Monday Mashup! December 3, 2012

Monday Mashup

It’s December already?!  Noooooooo, surely not.  It’s early days yet, and I’m already stressed to my limit.  Probably from lack of sleep and stress from recent events.   Bah Freaking Humbug. I won’t even google that to see if I spelled it right. As if we parents weren’t stretched thin enough all year, here comes […]

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Winners And Losers Of Food Coloring: November 2012

Jemaine and Bret check labels. Photo Credit:  lesliemiperry

This list of food additive news and notables appears here on the third Thursday of each month.  I also include news about other synthetic additives because many kids and adults who react to petroleum food coloring also react to other petroleum based synthetics. This month I’m offering up twice as many losers as winners, and […]

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