What’s In Our Food

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS: Increasing weight, hyperactivity and insomnia

Comments 0 July 13, 2016 Blog
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{ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS} great research out of the University of Sydney !!!  Just so you know – the study was done on fruit flies, but they were able to replicate the findings in mice.   They examined how artificial sweeteners (sucralose aka splenda) impact the brain’s response to food intake.  They found why using artificial sweeteners might lead people […]

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Food Additive: Colour Quinoline Yellow – E104

Comments 0 January 27, 2016 What's In Our Food

Quinoline Yellow (E104) is a food colour you might find in custard, lollies, snacks.  Avoid it if you have asthma or allergies.  Studies have shown it may also be linked to hyperactivity. If you want to learn more – check out: Additive Alert: Your Guide to Safer Shopping Click here to check out the book Community […]

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Food Additive: Disodium 5-guanylate – E627

Comments 0 January 20, 2016 What's In Our Food

Disodium 5-guanylate (E627) is a Flavour Enhancer that you will often find in foods like chips and stock powders. Asthmatics, aspirin-sensitive people and gout sufferers find it helpful to avoid.  It has also been noted by some to contribute to hyperactivity. If you want to learn more – check out: Additive Alert: Your Guide to Safer […]

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Food Additive: Antioxidant Octyl gallate – E311

Comments 0 January 13, 2016 What's In Our Food
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Octyl gallate (E311) is an antioxidant that can be found in dairy blends, edible fats and oils, reduced fat spread, margarine, dripping, and salad oil. It’s best avoided by asthmatics and aspirin-sensitive people.  It may cause gastric and skin irritation, If you want to learn more – check out: Additive Alert: Your Guide to Safer Shopping […]

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Food Additive: Sodium Benzoate – E211

Comments 0 January 6, 2016 What's In Our Food
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Sodium Benzoate (E211) is a preservative you might find in a range of products – from cordial, soft drink, to sauces, relish, baked goods, and lollies.  It may be associated with hyperactivity, nettle rash, allergic reactions and asthmatic attacks.   If you want to learn more – check out: Additive Alert: Your Guide to Safer Shopping […]

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Food Additive: Tartrazine – E102

Comments 0 December 30, 2015 What's In Our Food
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Tartrazine is a food colour you might find in a variety of foods – everything from soft drink to snack foods and bread.  This artificial food colour may be linked to hyperactivity, skin rashes, migraines, behavioural problems and asthmatic attacks. If you want to learn more – check out: Additive Alert: Your Guide to Safer […]

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Food Additives: Diet Products

Comments 0 December 23, 2015 What's In Our Food
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If you have diet products, take a moment to really look at what the ingredients are.  To make a product diet they need to take out fat, sugar and put in all sorts of ‘fake’ things in!! It’s much better to eat better quality real food and you don’t need to eat diet foods full of […]

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Organic Food and Your Health: Does it matter?

Comments 0 July 20, 2015 What's In Our Food

Have you ever wondered if eating organic food is really worth the expense? There is a lot of research you can google – it will often tell you there is no difference between the “nutritional” profile of the fruit and vegetables. For me that isn’t the reason why I eat organic (where I can).  For […]

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Food + Health + Kids

Comments 0 February 4, 2015 What's In Our Food
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{Melbourne + Sydney EVENTS} With one out of two children having some form of chronic illness in the US (and numbers for Australia  are eerily similar), working out “What’s for dinner?” is becoming much tricker. From Friday 19th March you can join the MADGE Talks Tour with 4 events in each city (Melbourne and Sydney) that bring together for […]

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EWG: Dirty Dozen Food Additives to Avoid

Comments 0 November 13, 2014 What's In Our Food
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The US based Environmental Working Group (EWG) released on 12 November 2014 a list of Dirty Dozen Food Additives to Avoid, so to help us both I’ve put this into an Australian Context! To put this into an AUSTRALIAN CONTEXT I’ve: reviewed the list put in the numbers noted what Additive Alert also recommends what else we need […]

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