Thursday, September 24, 2009


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it's a work in progress so please be patient :D

Monday, February 02, 2009

Peanut recall - updated list

President Obama wants to be sure his kids have safe peanut butter to eat. He does not want to worry. Neither do most of us. The last administration chose to not staff the FDA food inspectors choosing to reduce that number.

That's why it is so nice to have a caring parent in the White House - one who sees his own children as reflective of all nations' children - deserving and needing untainted food.

Here is the FDA update list - just for teh peanut recall - it's very long!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Salmonella and Peanut Butter

Salmonella has been reported in 43 states. Here is a CDC update.

As of 9pm EDT, Thursday, January 15, 2009, 453 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported from 43 states. The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Alabama (1), Arizona (9), Arkansas (4), California (60), Colorado (10), Connecticut (8), Georgia (6), Hawaii (1), Idaho (10), Illinois (5), Indiana (3), Iowa (1), Kansas (2), Kentucky (3), Maine (4), Maryland (7), Massachusetts (40), Michigan (25), Minnesota (33), Missouri (8), Mississippi (1), Nebraska (1), New Hampshire (11), New Jersey (18), New York (18), Nevada (5), North Carolina (4), North Dakota (10), Ohio (57), Oklahoma (2), Oregon (5), Pennsylvania (13), Rhode Island (4), South Dakota (2), Tennessee (8), Texas (6), Utah (4), Vermont (4), Virginia (20), Washington (13), West Virginia (2), Wisconsin (3), and Wyoming (2). Among the 437 persons with dates available, illnesses began between September 08 and December 31, 2008. Patients range in age from <1 to 98 years; 47% are female. Among persons with available information, 23% reported being hospitalized. Infection may have contributed to five deaths.

It's so wide-spread make sure you read the advice to consumers and let's make sure that the new administration places a high priority on protecting our food! the last one did not...because money and appeasing stockholders were more important than the people consuming the products.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Obesity: Latest Bad Statistics

This information is from 2005-2006. It takes a while to gather and analyze info so we can probably safely assume it's worse now in 2009!
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of obese American adults outweighs the number of those who are merely overweight, according to the latest statistics from the federal government.

Numbers posted by the National Center for Health Statistics show that more than 34 percent of Americans are obese, compared to 32.7 percent who are overweight. It said just under 6 percent are "extremely" obese.

"More than one-third of adults, or over 72 million people, were obese in 2005-2006, the NCHS said in its report.
In May, the CDC reported that 32 percent of U.S. children fit the definition of being overweight, 16 percent were obese and 11 percent were extremely obese.
Complete article

Please, for your own health sake, and that of your loved ones, if you are overweight or something about it NOW!

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Friday, January 09, 2009

Salmonella and Peanut Butter

UPDATE: King Nut Companies issued a total recall of peanut butter that it distributes Saturday amid fears of a salmonella outbreak that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said has infected 399 people in 42 states.

More food news - the bad news stuff ! Hope this year food is better protected!

Peanut butter is once again being implicated as the source of a major samlonella outbreak in the US (Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter were the implicated sources in the previous outbreak).

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) today issued a product advisory after MDA’s preliminary laboratory testing indicated the presence of Salmonella bacteria in a 5-pound container of King Nut brand creamy peanut butter.

Read more here and here

I can't wait til we have someone in charge of food who cares about people and not profits!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Healthier Parent

Healthier children live with healthier parents. If you lose fat, manage your weight and eat low glycemic foods - your children will have a super example.

Watch the silly video and then go to: to see the special offer for USA residents. Look for weight management products as well as products for children.

Get 2009 off to a healthy start!!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Obesity and Thyroid Damage

Saw this article the other day and it's scary...
Obese children may be damaging their thyroids, creating a vicious cycle of metabolism and overweight, Italian researchers reported on Wednesday.

Obesity may cause inflammation that damages the thyroid, which secretes hormones to regulate metabolism and other important functions, Dr. Giorgio Radetti of the Regional Hospital of Bolzano in Italy and colleagues said.

They evaluated 186 overweight and obese children for about three years, testing thyroid hormone levels and thyroid antibodies and imaging the thyroid gland using ultrasound.

"Our study shows that alterations in thyroid function and structure are common in obese children and we may have uncovered the link," Radetti said in a statement.

Why scary? I developed a thyroid problem when in my 40's and ultimately had to have my thyroid nuked. Before that solution I would go from hyper to hypothyroid at different times so I know first hand what both sets of symptoms do to you and your body! and it's scary.

I take a synthetic thyroid hormone daily and even with that there are occasional problems. At my age, I am tuned into my body and can wait it out to see if it's temporary or if I need to get tested and get a different dosage. Not sure I could have done that as a young child.

Mine was not set off by obesity but something else...but I do know that managing my weight has been an on again off again issue for me until now. Why now? I take a whey product that works - and I have lost inches of fat - that belly at that is so dangerous for us. [disclaimer - I also market the product.]

Please parents - if you or your children are obese do something about it...Obesity is life threatening and related to nothing good.

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