First things first. It is the beginning of a new year and the perfect time to take control of your health for the rest of your life. The food manufacturers are literally taking our good health away from us by their misleading advertisements. And have left us brainwashed into thinking it is good for us. We must be health advocates for our children and ourselves. Most importantly, READ labels. And we are not talking about the front labels that misleadingly say ALL NATURAL. You need to read the ingredients label thoroughly, before you buy. This, we cannot stress enough. The next part is how to decipher the meaning of the ingredients. Of course, anything with high fructose or corn syrup is a big NO-NO. Canola oil, which has been touted as “good for you”, is actually a GMO. And in Europe, some of the countries have legally banned all GMO’s. Corn oil, cottonseed oil, soybean oil, all of which seem benign-are not. And then of course, we like to go with the rule of thumb, if you can’t pronounce it, you probably shouldn’t have it. We have barely touched upon the “stay away from list”. So, please feel free to jump in and add to it.