Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy National Chocolate Cake Day!

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You bet I'll be celebrating!

Check out some recipes here.

Blessings in your Adventure,

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Urgent -- Please pray for Noah

His mom posted a basic outline of his history/condition here so that people understand better how to pray.

And please click the image above to see the latest on his condition. You can also sign up to receive his mom's blog updates by mail so that you know how to pray each day.

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Monday, January 9, 2012

No Blue, Green, Red and Yellow

Pigments for sale on market stall, Goa, India.Image via WikipediaWe really try to limit artificial colors, flavors, etc in our foods. Partly we do this because we've seen the difference these things make on behavior (mine, growing up, and my kids'). We also do this because I don't like the idea of eating something made from petroleum. Call me crazy.... We used to think that kids were "allergic" to the colors. Maybe not so?

More than 90% of food colorings now in use are synthetic. According to the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), “nine synthetic food dyes, mostly petroleum-derived, are U.S.-approved for use in foods under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act of 1938 (FD&C). [Down from roughly 80 at the turn of the 20th century.] (Pigments from natural sources are exempt from FDA certification.) Over the last three decades, repeated studies have concluded that modest doses of synthetic colors added to foods can provoke hyperactivity and other disturbed behavior in children. The effect—contrary to popular conception—is not allergic; it does not appear more commonly in allergy-prone or ‘atopic’ children.”
From Just Say No to Blue, Green, Red and Yellow | Healthy Child Healthy World

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