Thursday, September 18, 2014

Weird microbeads in toothpaste may be ruining your teeth and gums

Ugh, this hygienist kept finding terrible weird stuff in people's mouths and teeth:

Trish Walraven has seen lots of things as a dental hygienist, but until a few years ago, she had never seen anything like this.
“We thought it was a cleaning product or something that people were chewing,” Walraven said.
toothpasteThey were little blue dots trapped in the tiny spaces between people’s teeth and gums.
“Some weeks I’ll see five or six patients,” Walraven told KNXV.
Walvaren started asking around and other hygienists were seeing the blue dots, too.
It took awhile, but they finally figured out what it was — polyethylene.
read more here

Okay, so it's time to resurrect a very old post,  about my easy, extremely cheap "toothpaste" regimen that also WHITENS, i.e., baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Still no cavities and my teeth look nice and white even with my coffee and red wine habit... click here.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Barbara's Cereals are now non-GMO; Annie's "Naturals" pro-GMO

I do love Barbara's jalapeno cheese doodles things but don't buy them because they may have GMOs.
However, I was happy to hear that the company is trying to switch to all non-GMO. They have started with their cereals. Check it out here;

On the other hand, Annie's "Naturals," which is so cutesy with the bunnies, is selling out to General Mills, which, according to RealFarmacy

General Mills was one of the most generous donators toward the campaign to prevent GMO labeling initiative prop 37 in California. They put $1,135,300 (as of 2012) into anti-GMO-labeling propaganda in Califonia alone.”

Read more here. Vote with your consumer dollars!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Eat Weeds!

Weeds are survivors, which makes them extra tasty. This weekend I made huevos con verdolagas, a delicious Mexican omelet that uses purslane, which I bet you have in your garden. Do you know purslane has a ton of omega-3s and vitamin A? My eggs turned out great, green, with the juicy and slight citrus flavor of purslane.

Read more about the surprising health benefits of purslane here:

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Isabelle Allende on how to live passionately no matter your age

Yesterday was 9-11. Also on 9-11, a U.S. -backed coup toppled Chile's DEMOCRATICALLY elected government. Henry Kissinger was one of the people behind it. President Salvador Allende was her father's first cousin. You can read more about US involvement in the coup here.