Dearest readers, it's good to breathe new air now and again, and I must tell you that there is no air like mountain air.

My childhood friend and present day neighbor Sherwood Day, recently returned from a mountain top in the Pacific Northwest. With him he brought a glass bottle of mountain air. Yesterday, he appeared on my doorstep bearing the amber bottle. When I inquired, he explained at length, as is his tendency. By the end of his detailed account of purchasing the bottled air from a curbside vendor on his return trip to the Tacoma Econo Lodge, I felt as though I had climbed a mountain myself.
I knelt in my tiled foyer, and squeezed my eyes shut.
"I've seen this," Sherwood said stepping though the doorway.
I needed to block out the piercing sound of his voice, but he kept speaking, pleading with me to do something I couldn't make out.
Then, the bottle appeared in front of my face. His thumb pried the off-white cap from the glass nozzle, and then the coolness seeped into my nostrils.
I felt the touch of a crisp spring and smelled the faint odor of salmon and conifer. I imagined myself swinging a grappling hook toward an icy ledge and over a crevasse. When the staleness of my own breath cycled back through my respiratory pattern, I opened my eyes and stood erect.
Sherwood Day smiled, showing me his canine tooth, grayed from an unfortunate collision with a geodesic dome as a child. I was rejuvenated.

Bottled mountain air is likely the closest I will get to breathing the real thing.

For you though, I now offer the real thing you're here for...

Articles and video presentations surrounding the subject of fat reduction in the development of food and beverage products...

A study of men attending a U.S. fertility clinic found those with the fattiest diets produced significantly less sperm. Their sperm density was also lower.

According to a study by Pennington Biomedical Research Center, excess calories are the cause of fat gain, and fat gain does not always translate to weight gain.

The amount of trans fats in the blood of white adults in the U.S. dropped a "dramatic" 58% from 2000 to 2009, a government study shows.

There is insufficient evidence at this time to suggest that including the following nutrients would be useful in all types of FOP labeling: total fat, cholesterol, total carbohydrate, total or added sugars, protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals (other than sodium).

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Transcend Trans Fats: An Innovative Approach to Reducing Saturated Fats

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