Category Archives: Wellness

Chobani Yogurt, Dr. Goertz Approved!

Chobani Yogurt’s founder Hamdi Ulukaya said, “People have great taste they just need great options.” Chobani Yogurt is made from all natural ingredients and no preservatives. They prove that good yogurt can be made with love and not chemicals.

I am a fan of good food. I am a fan of Chobani Yogurt!
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Like Sriracha sauce? Think again!

Sriracha sauce is a tasty hot sauce which originated in Thailand. It was introduced to the United States in the early 1980’s and has increased in popularity over the years. It is now being added to everything from soup to, yes, nuts. Even Subway has latched onto its popularity and now has a Sriracha Chicken melt.
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Just say no to bread on Drugs!

Dave’s Killer Bread
I have been blogging a lot lately about all the unhealthy things added to our food. It gets a little depressing. I want to share something about food that is honest and wholesome: “Dave’s Killer Bread”. Dave after being released from prison used his skill to develop great tasting, organic, drug free bread. The tagline is, “Just say no to bread on Drugs”. Here is their list of good, healthy, wholesome ingredients.
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Is my diet soda making me fat?

Many diet sodas, including diet 7-Up, diet Coke, diet Pepsi, as well as many other non-diet sodas and generic brands, have the preservative Sodium Benzoate in them. It is used in foods because of its ability to extend the shelf life of the product. It is also used in many salad dressings, sauces, Catsups, and pickles. Some people can taste Sodium Benzoate and for those who can taste it, it leaves an unpleasant flavor in their mouth. There are a lot of websites that say Sodium Benzoate occurs naturally in some foods; that information is incorrect. It is benzoic acid that occurs naturally in some foods. The benzoic acid that occurs naturally in food is not harmful. But when benzoic acid is combined with sodium hydroxide, the harmful, unpleasant tasting, Sodium Benzoate is created.
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Are you doing the nasty?

The Nasty List: A list of food additives and altered foods to avoid.
Are you doing the nasty? I developed The Nasty List, a list of food additives and altered foods to avoid, as a result of repeated requests from many of my patients. Please share this blog with your friends and family so that they can benefit from this knowledge and begin to make healthy choices as well.
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What is in Chocolate Bars?

What is in Chocolate Bars? Chocolate has some great health benefits like reducing blood pressure but lurking in some chocolate is a preservative, TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone), a nasty synthetic (man-made) antioxidant not to be confused with the good naturally occurring antioxidants like vitamins C and E. TBHQ is used to stabilize oils and fats and help prevent them from going bad in our food. It is also used as a corrosion inhibitor in biodiesel! Sadly, this synthetically produced chemical is also found in some of our favorite chocolate bars and many other processed foods.
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What is in Yogurt?

What is in Yogurt? Potassium Sorbate maybe??

Milk and dairy products are a good source of protein, carbohydrates and fat. Proteins and fat are required for our bodies to survive. Excess fats (fatty acids) and proteins can be converted into carbohydrates to provide us with energy. The body requires fatty acids to build brain and nerve cells and without fat our brain function suffers. We also need protein in order to feed the protein in our body. Our proteins are made up of amino acids. There are a total of 20 amino acids, 12 of which our body can produce but 8 that we need from other sources in our diets. Those amino acids are called the “essential amino acids” because we need them. They are essential so we may live and thrive.
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The Truth about Eggs and Cholesterol

Eggs are good for you… most of you! Learn the Truth about Eggs and Cholesterol!

Yes, eggs are good for you. It’s Easter and it is time to get over the guilt associated with consuming eggs. Current research shows the benefits of eggs, however when an authoritative organization like the American Heart Association perpetuates misinformation it makes it difficult for us to get to the truth.
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