Tuesday, February 28, 2012


This is an update for my Eating Healthy on a Budget posting at the beginning of this year.  I eliminated all processed foods, and added meat back into my diet.  The reason I added meat back into my diet was to see if it would give me more energy after being a vegetarian for many years.  By saying I eliminated processed foods means I eliminated snacks, cold cereals, frozen foods such as pizza, french toast, waffles, egg rolls, vegetarian burgers, and tortillas, and soy products such as soy milk, ground meat, soy burgers, and sandwich meats. One of the reasons I added meat was for the protein after eliminating the processed soy products which I don't think are any healthier than other processed foods.  The test was to see if I would save money and feel better on a less processed diet.  So here are the results.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Coffee and Lower Depression

There is a new study that links lower depression rates with drinking coffee.  That's great since I drink a cup of coffee almost every morning.  There are other ways to alleviate depression besides drinking coffee and prescription drugs.  See my post called 5 Natural Ways to Alleviate Depression for some more suggestions.  

Coffee drinking is also linked

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Genetically Modified Salmon Labeling

Is this salmon genetically modified?  No way to tell without labeling.

Thanks to Monsanto, the FDA is on the brink of approving genetically engineered salmon for human consumption. This would be the first genetically engineered animal on supermarket shelves in the United States.