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Telling The Truth About Diet Sodas

Posted by on Sep 5, 2012 in Food Fight | 1 comment

A few years ago, when my daughters were in middle school, I chose to stop buying sugared and diet sodas to have at home.  I knew as a health care provider that diet sodas were an unlikely good choice for my family because they were loaded with chemicals to enhance the taste and appearance.  My girls and my husband didn’t really complain much about my decision at the time.  If they really wanted it, they could order sodas when we ate out.

Often we crave something sweet that will “pick us up” and diet sodas taste sweet and deliver the punch of caffeine to make us feel a little better for a short time after we drink them.  

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Healthy Food Buys

Posted by on Jun 7, 2012 in Food Fight, Nutrition | 0 comments

wild-caught salmon

Wild-caught Salmon

This week Costco has wild caught sockeye Copper River salmon fillets for $9.99 per pound.  Having grown up eating fresh caught salmon in Western Washington, I  recognize Copper River as some of the best wild caught salmon available for a short time every year.  The salmon is a deep red color naturally, high in omega 3 fats, exceptionally tender and grills easily on the BBQ.  These fillets run

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Organic Produce versus Agrichemical Produce

Posted by on May 24, 2012 in Food Fight | 4 comments

Last Saturday I dropped by our local farmers market in Calabasas for fresh produce.  I had missed shopping at the farmers market for the last few weeks and was pleasantly surprised to see a bigger presence of US certified organic farmers.  More importantly there were a couple hundred shoppers buying fresh organic produce, eggs and beef.  Even at our local Ralphs super market, the organic section in produce has grown from a tiny section of vegetables and fruits just a  few months ago to a triple tiered section that is about 25 feet long offering 46 different organic vegetables and fruits. 

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Introducing Food Fights

Posted by on May 24, 2012 in Food Fight | 0 comments

I am introducing a new column on my blog called Food Fights. Food Fights recognizes that there is a direct relationship between the food we choose to eat and our health.   Food Fights purpose is to educate readers about food so healthy choices can be made

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