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Against The Grain

There are two boxes of cereal that regularly occupy space in my cupboards. Kellogs Frosted Mini-Wheats®, and Cheerios®. Like so many other people, cereal is a part of my family’s daily consumptions. For years now, we have bought these two brands for two main reasons: their nutritional value and their taste.

Last July, I blogged […]

Attack of the Tuna from Mercury!!

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions when it comes to food, diets, and general nutrition. It gets to a point where nutrition sometimes (erroneously, in my opinion) falls under the category of so-called CAM. I’ve seen bills from naturopaths, homeopaths and yes, even chiropractors that charge their client for some sort of nutritional […]


I went grocery shopping the other night. I was in the breakfast cereal isle to get a box of Cheerios® (my daughter’s favorite) and right next to them were the boxes of Kellogg’s® Frosted Mini-Wheats®. On the front of the mini-wheats box, taking up the entire top third of the packaging, it read:

“Clinically shown […]

Fiber Menace? (Part II)

Last week I wrote about Konstantin Monastyrsky, author of the book “Fiber Menace” and the eponymous website, www.fibermenace.com. I said that my skeptical alarms were going off because Monastyrsky was crying out against mainstream science, accusing scientists of participating in a massive conspiracy to cover up the truth about the “fiber […]

Fiber Menace? (part I)

Okay, it’s 6:00 pm and I have to get this post out – and I had a wisdom tooth extracted a few hours ago, and these pain killers are a one-way ticket to la-la land… but here goes.