I often get asked questions like, “I’m allergic to sulfa drugs – do I need to avoid sulfur in supplements and/or food?” There is a lot of understandable confusion about the difference between sulfa drugs, sulfites, sulfates and sulfur. Many people are allergic to sulfa drugs and/or sulfites and thus assume that they have to avoid sulfates and sulfur, also. This article should help explain the difference between these four substances and clear some of the confusion. (more…)
Vitamin A doesn’t get a lot of press these days, at least not as much as the other fat soluble vitamins, such as Vitamin D, Vitamin E and Vitamin K. However, Vitamin A is vital for many bodily functions, and research is showing that it isn’t quite as easy to get adequate amounts through the diet as we once thought. (more…)
“A long time ago, in a supermarket not so far away…”
This is how “The Store Wars” begins; it is a parody that explains the differences between organic and conventionally raised produce that can be a great teaching/learning tool for kids, teenagers and those new to organic foods. (more…)
According to research published in Medical Tribune (July 23, 1992:30), breast-feeding mothers were able to reduce the chances that their babies will develop allergies by eating a low-allergen diet.
Many people have food allergies and sensitivities that cause them to have any number of reactions to certain foods and/or food ingredients. Food processing can sometimes make foods more or less allergenic. (more…)
Centuries ago, Lucretius said that “one man’s food may be another man’s poison”. Such is the case with food allergies. Individuals with food allergies and other types of food sensitivities react adversely to the ingestion of foods and food ingredients that most people can eat with no problems. (more…)