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Chlorella and Sugar – Two stories

I have a toddler, aged two-and-a-half and like many toddlers, he’s adventurous and loves both climbing and eating. So, one day not long ago, I found him with his hand in the sugar can (The sugar, organic and tan, is mainly for tea and some baking, for those of...

So, you need a refractometer

A refractometer (Brix meter) measures the sugar content (Brix) of a solution by detecting the degree of refraction of the light passing through that liquid. They are simple to use and have several important uses for good health. (In our house, if the refractometer is...

Why liposomal vitamin C?

Vitamin C is a funny thing. It’s absolutely essential for mammalian life, and most animal life. However, humans and guinea pigs don’t manufacture vitamin C, while all other species that need it, make it. So, to make up for that we have to eat it, or...

42 names of glutamate on ingredients labels

Many people are seeking to avoid free glutamate in their diets. That is a challenge, as there are many common ingredients that contain (or in some cases simply rename) glutamate, but it can be done. If this is your quest, take heart: it tends to lead toward a healthy...

Why your Vitamin D isn’t “working”

Picture a warehouse full of forklifts. They are zipping around, beeping and whirring, raising and lowering their forks to move boxes… …only there are no boxes. That’s what happens in your body if you have plenty of vitamins but inadequate minerals....

This baby couldn’t stop vomiting

I got a pretty anxious message from a mom-friend. She was calling about her first baby, a 5-month-old boy who was still nursing full-time. He had developed severe reflux after a stomach “bug” had made him sick for a few days. The sickness had cleared up,...