Millions of people drink diet soda every day, believing that soda with an artificial sugar substitute is a healthier option than old-fashioned soda with sugar.
But like many chemicals in our environment, the synthetic chemicals that make soda sweet are having other effects on our bodies, and may be responsible for a host of medical problems ranging from allergic reactions to cancer.
On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug talk with aspartame expert and author of “Sweet Poison“, Dr. Janet Star Hull, whose personal experience with aspartame poisoning has made her an outspoken advocate for extreme caution when it comes to artificial sweeteners.
Over the past decade it has become increasingly clear that giant international corporations may soon be the legal owners of our entire worldwide food system, with the ability to confiscate crops, force farmers off their land and control what we eat and how much we pay for it.
On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug discuss the emergence of genetically-modified food with Kathleen Furey, Education and Media Director of GMO Free NY
The movement that began with Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal Community has mushroomed into a global movement to protect public health from environmental toxins. On this edition of Green Street, we’re joined by biochemist, anthropologist and author Kate Davies.
Kate’s new book, The Rise of the U.S. Environmental Health Movement, chronicles the growing concern over chemicals in our air, water and food, and the efforts being undertaken by doctors, nurses, parents and non-profit organizations to address these concerns.
New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg created yet another food controversy by proposing to ban the sale of sugary sweet drinks over 16 ounces.
Of course, health professionals have known for years that soda not only contributes to the epidemic of obesity, but undermines good health in many other ways as well.
On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug welcome health expert, teacher, author and school food crusader, Dr. Susan Rubin. A holistic health practitioner, Dr. Rubin is also an unapologetic critic of today’s food industry, and her views on soda and other scourges of the American diet may have you cleaning out the food pantry!
Bisphenol-A, or “BPA” has been called “one of the most potent toxic chemicals known to man.” Warnings about exposure to the chemical bisphenol-A, or BPA, have made headlines recently, and several states (and countries) have banned some consumer products containing the chemical. Now scientists have found disturbingly high levels of BPA in cash register receipts. Join us as we
On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug welcome Dr. Laura Vandenberg of Tufts University who explains the origins of BPA, its potential health effects and and how you can protect yourself and your family from exposures.
The China Study (also known as the “China-Oxford-Cornell Diet and and Health Project”) has been hailed by the New York Times as the “most comprehensive large study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease.“
On this edition of Green Street we meet the study’s primary author, and discuss the implications of the data collected from the largest population on earth.