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  • All About Food: Here are the real meanings behind the nutrition labels

    All About Food: Here are the real meanings behind the nutrition labels
    Commercial food labeling has often perplexed me. I really don't know what terms like reduced sodium, natural and lower in calories really mean.
  • Seal Beach company works to market detector of chemical used in plastics

    Seal Beach company works to market detector of chemical used in plastics
    A Seal Beach maker of health products believes it has found a dependable test for a potentially dangerous chemical additive used to harden plastics. Truthound LLC's invention, called the BPA Scout, which has been in development for more than two years,...

    Fitness Files: 3D printers could take transplants to new level

    "Read this." My husband handed me the May 2015 Smithsonian. Matthew Shaer's article, "The Body Shop," expands on the use of the 3D printer in medicine and describes other strategies for organ replacement. The May 1 Fitness Files featured Dr. Jaime...

    All About Food: The manufacturing of our food is not pretty

    I came across an article the other day that included a warning that the various kinds of veggie burgers contain the substance hexane, which is a volatile solvent and an EPA-registered air pollutant and neurotoxin. Since I do like my veggie burgers, I...

    All About Food: Sugar is sweet, and so is moderation

    All About Food: Sugar is sweet, and so is moderation
    Did you know that the amount of total added sugar (not the sugar found in fruits, vegetables or dairy products) that we consume has risen from 6.3 pounds per person per year in 1822 to more than 100 pounds today? An 18.2% rise occurred between 1980...