Fast-Food Secrets Revealed

The appeal of fast food is unquestionable. In a country where many people are short on time and money, it is a quick and affordable way to feed a family. Unfortunately, the benefits end there. Without realizing it, you could be adding extra calories, dangerous chemicals and unwanted pathogens. Before you head to the drive-thru, learn how to keep your family safe from hidden fast-food dangers!


Antifreeze Chemicals

Many fast-food chains use a food additive called propylene glycol, which is also used in antifreeze. It adds moisture to food, keeping it frozen, in addition to enhancing flavor. For example, it's used to keep the lettuce on your sandwiches crispy and ice cream from melting.

Is Your Stomach Cramp Actually Diverticulitis?

It may not just be indigestion.

We've all been there — we get a cramp in our stomach, maybe with some nausea or constipation. It's easy to think it may just be indigestion. But what if it's something more serious like diverticulitis? That's a condition of inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches that can form in your digestive tract. Here's how to tell the difference between the pain and how to know when you should see a doctor.