In The Words of Dr. Phil, "What the hell were you thinking?"
Last Updated: June 30, 2016
In a follow-up to three of my last four posts, I found this information and thought that we should all be aware of it.Aspartame is back in Diet Pepsi! It’s one of the oddest exclamations to come out of the food and beverage industry in a while. Yes, a little over a year after the soda giant announced that it was reformulating Diet Pepsi to get rid of aspartame, the company is bringing the controversial sweetener back.In April 2015, PepsiCo Vice President Seth Kaufman said, “Aspartam
Im special because my family says i am!
Last Updated: June 23, 2016
I received this little essay today from my youngest grandson, Corbin, whose 10 years of age. I thought it was wonderful and, obviously, so did his teacher. I’m not going to edit it or spell check either.“I am special because my family says I am! I don’t know how they feel that way but they do. My dad says I make his day when I smile at himin the morning. He tells me that I have a special place in his heart that no one else can fit into. Its there just for me and I would be mis
An Addendum to My Previous Post
Last Updated: June 22, 2016
Here are the many names these artificial sweeteners go under.ACESULFAME POTASSIUM ACK, Ace K, Equal Spoonful (also +aspartame), Sweet One, SunettASPARTAME APM, AminoSweet (but not in US), Aspartyl-phenylalanine-1-methyl ester , Canderel (not in US), Equal Classic, NatraTaste Blue, NutraSweetASPARTAME-ACESULFAME SALT TwinSweet (Europe only)CYCLAMATENot in US as per FDA, Calcium cyclamate, Cologran = cyclamate and saccharin; not in US, SucarylERYTHRITOL Sugar alcohol, Zerose, ZSweetGLYCEROL
Aspartame Has A New Name And Youre Most Likely Buying It!
Last Updated: June 21, 2016
The highly controversial product, Aspartame, has been regarded by some as one of the most dangerous ingredients used in our food supply – while “official” sources continue to maintain its safety and continue not to mention the “negative” studies.Aspartame has, in fact, been linked to seizures and a host of other major health issues including fatal cardiovascular events in women. Recent studies (we’ve found them!) have shown that not only does artificial sweet
Fathers' Day and My Heritage
Last Updated: June 19, 2016
In my family, we venerate our elders and founders. I am the fifth generation of our family to live in British Columbia, Canada and there are three more behind me. Our family here was founded when the first black pioneers came from the USA in 1850, and settled in what is now Victoria, Saanich and on Saltspring Island, BC. My great-great-great-great Grandfather, Charles Alexander moved here with his family from Missouri that year, having been invited along with other 'families of colour' by the t