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Peggy Korody North San Diego Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

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Food recalls

I would like to share some recent food recalls. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports 121 people have become ill from eating imported mangoes, Click Here to read more.  I love mangoes, but do not want to get sick, nor would I want anyone else to get sick. Here’s some info for a fresh […]

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How safe is your supp?

The FDA has found violations in almost half of all supplement facilities it has inspected so far! “Underscoring the importance of the issue, some customers have suffered serious health problems linked to companies’ poor manufacturing practices. In 2008 more than 200 people — including a 4-year-old — were poisoned by selenium after taking liquid multivitamin […]

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Internet Marketers of Acai Berry Weight-Loss Pills & “Colon Cleansers” to pay $1.5 M

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that an operation that marketed acai berry supplements, “colon cleansers,” and other products using allegedly fraudulent free trial offers and phony endorsements from Oprah Winfrey and Rachael Ray will pay $1.5 million as part of a settlement. The money will be made available for consumer refunds. This is just an […]

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HALLOWEEN CANDY!

Halloween is coming! And so is all the candy….what is a parent to do? Do you fret about your child getting a “sugar” high? Actually, studies have shown that kids don’t get hyper from sugar, believe it if you wish! Are you worried about those beautiful teeth? Why not pick through the candy and toss […]

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Healthy Eating

Recently I was sent this question:  “Hi there i have been eating lots of  fruit and salads and vegetables Can i cut out bread what can i eat instead? I am trying to cut out meat also I bicycle a lot can you give me a good diet today i had tea and vegetables and brown […]

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Salads are nice, but burgers are what really sell

In today’s SDUT (Oct 4th) I read the above titled article.  Once again I was disappointed.  What is not mentioned in this article is that people are not buying the “healthy” items on the menu, especially at fast food restaurants, because they are the most expensive items.  In our economy, many people need to stretch […]

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Food Safety!?

I recently attended the annual ADA (American Dietetic Association) Food and Nutrition Conference Expo in San Diego where I had the opportunity to speak with a lot of food manufacturers regarding many issues.  One such issue was food safety, and many said even if the bagged veggies/greens say PRE-WASHED and/or READY TO EAT  – RINSE them […]

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Salmon Wild Caught vs. Farmed

At my last cooking class I was asked “how can you tell if the salmon you buy is truly wild caught”?  The next evening on the evening news was a story about this very subject.  It’s all about the color.  Wild caught has a deep red color, farmed may have the deep red color but […]

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Multigrain products: is this a good source of whole grains?

You may be seeing “multigrain” on products from crackers to bread at the grocery, but does that make it a good choice if you are trying to add to your daily fiber count?  Unfortunately, most of the time “no”.  Multigrain simply means more than one grain, not that the grains are whole.  If you want […]

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GMO Foods – Do we really need them?

Recently I blogged about GMO soybeans and had good news.  Today I had the opportunity to view the video below and after hearing Dr. Don Huber speak I realize that although the edamame we eat may be safe, the feed our livestock is eating is not. “On January 17, internationally recognized plant pathologist Dr. Don […]

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