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Search your food labels for these dirty ingredients!

Artificial sweeteners are ubiquitous and include aspartame, stevia, sucralose, and acesulfame potassium all of which are 200 to 600 times sweeter than traditional sugar. While often considered useful in reducing sugar cravings, hesitate to consume artificial sweeteners as they have been shown to influence and increase appetite – particularly in children. As these additives do […]

Food Allergies: The Top Ten Offenders

Allergies to wheat (gluten), mustard and sulfites, are less common than the last 7 allergies we described (Part 1, Part 2), though wheat is still one of the top 8 allergens that affect 90% of allergic individuals worldwide. Regardless of being less prevalent, these allergens are still ubiquitous in many of the foods we eat […]

Food Allergies: The Top Ten Offenders

The following three allergens, shellfish, fish and soy, are part of the top 8 allergens that affect 90% of allergic individuals worldwide. Though allergies to these foods are slightly less common than cow’s milk, egg, peanut and tree nut allergies, they are still ever present in many of the foods we eat today. Not only […]

Food Allergies: The Top Ten Offenders

Many of us know of at least one friend or family member that has a severe food allergy. To the average person, these foods are harmless, but to an allergic individual the presence of such allergens can mean the difference between life and death. The reason behind these dangerous reactions is rooted in the immune […]

TellSpec Top 5: The metals in your food

Last week we introduced Top 5 Metals in Your Food. Here is another group of 5 metals for your curiosity. 6. Manganese is essential to human health and plays many roles, including aiding brain and nerve function, blood sugar regulation, and bone and connective tissue health. Manganese poisoning is uncommon outside of industries that deal […]

Tellspec Top 5: The metals in your food

Today’s Top 5 from TellSpec is shedding light on the topic of metals in your food. What they are, where they come from, and what effects they may have on your health. First, let’s clear up terms you may have heard: Heavy metals refers to elements (the things that make up all of life as […]

2016 June Updates

Dear Backers We are pleased to announce that we have resolved the factory calibration issue and that we have started to ship beta units to our all our beta testers once again. We also want to share with you some of awards we recently received: 1. At Seeds and Chips, an international event that took […]