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Prebiotics Set the Stage for Probiotics: What they are and How to Get Them In Your Food

Probiotics are discussed all of the time.  You know the importance of taking probiotics (good bacteria) to strengthen your gut.  So then, what is a prebiotic?  Let’s straighten this out.

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Make Your Own Bone Broth for Savings & Health

Make Your Own Bone Broth

Homemade bone broth is the “backbone” of nearly every traditional diet around the world.  <see what I did there?> “Snout to Tail” eating means that everything was used, and not only were people not squeamish, most of the improper bits that bother you (and yes, me at times) were the delicacies of the day.

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GRAS: How the FDA Approves Food Additives Without a Formal Process

GRAS: Generally Recognized As Safe

How the FDA Approves Food Additives without a Formal Process

 

Hula Hoop

 

 

The year was 1958.

 Sputnik 1 & Sputnik II crash and burn.

 The hula hoop was invented.

 Bobby Fischer won the U.S. Chess Championship.

 Elvis Presley joined the Army.

 Pizza Hut was founded.

 Instant noodles hit the market for the first time.


And this is the magic year the FDA picked to declare all food commonly served to be “generally recognized as safe” unless tested and proven to be otherwise.

If people were eating it in 1958 and are still eating it now, well…there you go.   Of course, they did not wear seatbelts, thought cigarettes were the coolest ever, and going out with wet hair could cause a cold.

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