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Is Organic Produce Worth the Money?

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Is Organic Produce Worth the Money?

Although organic food production has been around since the 1940s, I first heard of organics about 30 years ago.  At that time there was one “health food” store in Orlando where I lived and no “local movement” yet, so most of their produce was shipped in from California, which at the time was the epicenter of organic farming. This health food store only sold organic produce, but because of shipping issues and lack of turnover, their produce often ...

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Meet our blogger Sheila!

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I have worked all of my adult life in technical fields, starting in the military and continuing until today. I’m a jack-of-all-trades, master of none type. I know enough about electronics, mechanics, and optics to be successful in my field. I’m not an engineer, but I think like one; I’m curious how things work, I question the status quo, I need evidence to believe something is true, and I don’t trust information that doesn’t make sense ...

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The Truth about Artificial Sweeteners

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The Truth about Artificial Sweeteners

If you give an infant a taste of something sweet, they will smile. We have an innate desire for foods that are sweet. For our ancestors up to a couple hundred years ago, this inherent love of sweet foods was a brilliant survival tool, but for people in the modern world it is a minefield.

The calories in table sugar and its overall effect on the body have made it pariah. There has to be a better ...

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