The Green Mama Blog

Posted: November 24, 2014
“Lite skit rensar magen.” Growing up in Sweden, I heard this old saying more than once. It roughly translates to “A little bit of dirt cleanses the stomach.” While I wouldn’t take this literally, researchers are finding more and more evidence for the theory that being exposed to certain microbes in the womb and early...Read More »Read More
Posted: November 10, 2014
One of the most important aspects of eating healthy or what makes food “real” is avoiding dangerous food additives. The 7 most dangerous food additives in my research are: artificial sweeteners, artificial food colouring, carrageenan, MSG, Trans fat, sodium nitrate/nitrite, and fructose. Here’s why artificial food additives can be so dangerous. There are more than...Read More »Read More
Posted: November 4, 2014
We are what we eat. What I ate when I was a young kid was what the government gave us–and that included such goodies as peanut butter with hydrogenated oils, milk that no one wanted to buy (now that’s the stuff with artificial growth hormones added), and this bouncy, bright-orange “cheese product.” Now, what I–and...Read More »Read More
Posted: October 21, 2014
The not so sweet side of sugar Sugar has become big news. “Death by Sugar” ran in MacLeans in May, and the producer, Laurie David, has a new documentary on the obesity epidemic called Fed Up, and people are beginning to listen to the likes of Dr. Robert H. Lustig, MD, a professor of Pediatrics...Read More »Read More
Posted: October 14, 2014
I love Halloween. Not the candy party, but the dressing up and knocking on your neighbour’s doors part. Halloween is likely just as ancient and pagan as it seems, with many experts placing its origins in the Celtic tradition of Samhain: a festival that celebrated the end of the Harvest and the coming of Winter...Read More »Read More