Tag: FDA

What Does “Fresh” Really Mean?

I was walking through the produce section of the grocery store the other day and a lady looked at me and asked where the locally grown produce was located. I replied with “I usually look for the areas of organic vs. conventionally grown”. Her question got me thinking because the locally grown conventional produce could actually have just as much…

FDA Sets Limit for Arsenic in Apple Juice

I love it when I have good news to report, especially when it involves new regulations that help keep us safer and healthier. The FDA recently set a new standard for arsenic in apple juice as a result of public outcry that began two years ago when Dr. Oz revealed that over 25 percent of apple-juice samples tested had arsenic…

Hidden Chemicals

A recent report published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) has uncovered the truth about hidden chemicals in everyday personal care and cleaning products, even those products claimed to be “natural.” An array of chemicals has been found in our homes and in our bodies yet little is known about the safety of these chemicals or even where they…

Hidden Chemicals

A recent report published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) has uncovered the truth about hidden chemicals in everyday personal care and cleaning products, even those products claimed to be “natural.” An array of chemicals has been found in our homes and in our bodies yet little is known about the safety of these chemicals or even where they…

FDA Trying to Take Away IV Vitamin C—Let’s Take Action!

  I was recently informed that the FDA is targeting intravenous (IV) vitamin C by notifying small pharmacies that they will no longer be allowed to manufacture or distribute injectable vitamin C. IV vitamin C is only available to physicians, and must be administered by a physician. It has been used successfully, and safely, for many years. So why the…

A Little Staph Infection With Your Steak?

  In a recent study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, meat and poultry samples were tested for the presence of Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria associated with a wide range of human diseases, including MRSA infection, the most dangerous drug-resistant Staph infection. In the study, almost half the meat and poultry samples were found to be contaminated with S.…

Don’t be Fooled by the Term “Corn Sugar”

This week’s “Renew You” Challenge is about reading food labels. The Corn Refiners Association has petitioned the FDA requesting to use the name “corn sugar” instead of high fructose corn sugar (HFCS). Really? Corn sugar does sound healthier than high fructose corn sugar, and that’s the point. Unfortunately, changing the name of this harmful ingredient would probably result in some…

More Bad Press for BPA

Well folks, it looks like BPA is back in the news, and the news is not good. In one of the first studies of its kind, scientists from the University of Michigan and the Harvard School of Public Health looked at how exposure to the chemical Bisphenol A affected the sperm count and quality in otherwise healthy male adults, and…

Think All Drugs are Safe? Think Again.

Did you ever stop to think that all those bottles in your medicine cabinet might not be as safe as you thought? Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it’s true. Just because your doctor prescribed it or you found it on the shelf at the pharmacy doesn’t mean it comes with a “100% safe” guarantee.…