This is not medical advice I am posting this for educational and informational purposes.
This website tracks the toxicity of food additives.
Many of the chemicals they use in foods in the U.S. you would serve prison time if you used them in other nations.
Most know now days how toxic GMOs are and how toxic the foods are that contain farm chemicals. I may briefly cover farm chemicals but I am mostly going to cover things that are less known. I have a new rule. If I cannot pronounce or spell the ingredients in something I do not buy it for the simple reason when I look those words up the ingredient usually ends up being toxic to our bodies. So lets take a look at some of these ingredients. If you are interested in learning about the toxic effects of GMOs find my post the harm they do is vast and would make this too long if I included those in this post. The reason so many are sick now days is because we have the synergistic effects of the fake medicine and the toxic effects of our food. This is overwhelming the bodies ability to detox and heal. The end result is chronic illness.
There are many toxins used in our food.
There are websites with list of ingredients. I will post links to those and then will post links on more information on the individual substances. Fast food is one of the worst offenders when it comes to toxins in food. Many of these ingredients are found in combination with each other in processed foods. So most likely are working synergistically with each other to have a negative impact on our health.
Next comes bread it is loaded with toxins.
What azodicarbonamide? This is an ingredient used to make products made from rubber. It can cause food sensitivities, asthma, and have effects on hormone function. It is used in bread making.It is difficult to find research on it’s ill health effects of those working with it have been well documented. Sad they can put things in our food without requiring it to be tested for safety and health effects.
When products are cooked that contain azoicarbonamide a biproduct is produced called semicarbazide. Which is found in foods especially bread products and products that contain rubber seals. It inhibits MAO and has been found to cause hypertension. Now if you search I guarentee they will put a twist on this and find health benefits of semicarbazide. Then they will promote that even though the health benefits would only be for a small number of people and many others would be harmed by the effects.
Azodicarbonamide suppresses the immune system.
Azodicarbonamide causes cancer
It may effect the growth and health of a child .
Sodium sorbate has been banned in Europe because of it’s genotoxic effects.
Mutagenic effects of sodium benzoate and other estrogen mimic chemicals found in our foods has been well studied and known for some time. Things like BPA and BHT are the most common but there are newer ones with even more potent estrogenic effects.
carrageenen in our food has been found to cause inflammation. I looked at studies of plants that contained it and it does not have inflammatory effects when consuming the whole plant. The problem arises when they start to isolate the chemicals from plants and use them in concentrated forms. Even then I would be cautious eating it if you are prone to inflammation or have immune issues. From what I could gather for the most part it is safe.
Emulsifiers used in foods disrupt our gut microbiota which can lead to colitis.
Polysorbate 80 gut inflammation and can cause metabolic syndrome which can lead to chronic illness.
toxic effects of butter flavorant used in popcorn. It is known to cause a condition called popcorn lung. Though takes very high levels , I don’t like the idea of developing children breathing things like this in. It has also been found to cause brain damage.
Many may remember how olestra failed. It caused anal seepage after being consumed. It also was found to cause weight gain but tv promoted it as the next big thing to save mankind from obesity. All the news channels would say scientist said. They have used that phrase so much to promote products for companies when they report supposed news that it sickens me to hear it now.
Aspartame in my opinion is one of the worst it has been link to mental disorders and has been shown to cause obesity. It may cause glucose intolerance.
Almost all artificial sweeteners have been found to have negative impacts on our health. Splenda is no exception.
tert-Butylhydroquinone caused an imbalance in T cells which causes allergies. The bad part is often times it is combined with BHA which has been shown to cause cancer.
Potassium bromate may be a carcinogen.
Sodium bisulfite in food would only be a problem if you had sulfation issues or had high sulfite levels. I did a post on it called sulfation. In those who have things like gut dysbiosis would have high sulfite levels. There are studies showing negative health effects but I am skeptic, it would have to be consumed in high amounts.
I am not going to cover magnesium stearate. It having negative health effects is a myth and I do not know where it came from. Our bodies need magnesium and stearate.
Fluoride is found in drinking water, toothpaste and mouthwash and is very toxic.
Not going to say much about xylitol. Most studies I have read have had good results. Some may get stomach cramps from it.
Butylated hydroxytulene has been shown to cause an allergic reaction.
Titanium Dioxide toxicity depends on the amount and form.
Most of these food additives are not bad but if you have diarrhea you may want to avoid them.
Most know the carcinogenic effects of consuming plastic. Bottled water sometimes contains particles of plastic.
Most know how toxic aluminum is to the body. It is found to be high in the brains of those with mental illness and alhzheimers. It is also found in our food and can get into our foods from cooking with aluminum pains.
Things found in food that disrupt hormones.
List of additives and their effects.
Babies are much more sensitive so we really have to watch what we use with them.
Antibiotics have been found to cause cancer by killing beneficial gut bacteria and causing inflammation. Meat can often times contain antibiotics.
I wasn’t going to list list potassium sorbate but was thinking. Certain metabolic issues can cause a person to react badly to anything with potassium. If you react to things with potassium it means you have a health issue that needs corrected. Health issues effecting potassium can lead to interstitial cystitis and heart problems.
Here is a long list of additives and what they do.
A list of some of the most harmful additives.
How to prevent the negative health effects and information on how to protect children from the toxins.
Transfats are the worst of all of them. It has been linked to obesity, arteriosclerosis, even cancer.
The interesting thing with sugar is if it was in it’s raw form the studies I looked at did not show negative effects. But when it was in it’s processed form I noticed studies indicated that it increased cancer and heart disease risk. Seems to me this is like the pharmaceuticals that are made from purified chemicals from plants. The food industry actually funded studies to show it was not bad for your health and as usual the government only relied on their research and not independent research . We need to ask ourselves. Why does the government only look at corporate sponsored research. Another thing we need to ask ourselves is when this corporate sponsored research gets proven to be incorrect why does it not get retracted like the independent research does when it is incorrect. Why the double standards. It shows that even those that publish the research are corrupt and only have corporate interest at heart.
There are so many myth propigated not only by the food industry but also by the pharmaceutical industry and those in power will fall pray to their false scare tactics. These people are supposed to be highly educated. Really???? How can they not see chronic illness has taken a dramatic increase since they have listened to the fear mongering tactics of the food industry and big pharmacy. Should the fact that chronic illness has taken a dramatic climb opened their eyes to the truth? I know we aren’t supposed to speculate but makes me wonder if they do not have their hands in the corporate pockets.
Even though independent research clearly shows why obesity and chronic illness is growing those in positions of power remain blind. Can they lack the intelligence to see what the truth is or is their greed for power and money blinding them?
The sugar industry new and withheld the truth. The government knows these things and usually has access to their research when others do not. So why did they permit them to lie about the dangers of sugar?
Even though fat protects the heart and body the sugar industry paid scientist to falsify reports and blame fat for the heart disease and chronic illness. This has resulted in a dramatic climb in heart disease, diabetes and many other illnesses caused by heart disease. The true culprit is sugar. Not the sugar in fruit or the sugar in vegetables which the body needs but raw sugar like processed sugar and processed fructose. I have read research on the fructose in fruit and they actually do have the opposite effects of processed and purified fructose. Our bodies were not meant to get nutrients in this purified manor. In order to discredit true researchers big corporations hold independent researchers to a different standard then the do themselves. If those standards are applied to their research almost all of it would have to be retracted yet those standards are not applied to big corporations and their fake studies do not get retracted no matter how many errors are found. Why???
Why am I attacking sugar so bad. I got chronically ill, I can eat honey, I can eat , maple syrup , I can eat molasses or jaggery. But if I eat sugar I get very very ill. Something was not right so I had to look into it.
Noq another thing to note is where the food is grown. If it is grown near factories there is a chance the food contains heavy metals. There are many nations that are lax on their pollution laws but things from those farms can still be labeled organic if they do not use herbicides or pesticides and are not GMO. Granted if the gut is intact only 5% of the toxins make it into the blood stream but it is difficult to get non GMO foods and to avoid vaccinations in which both cause leaky gut and vaccinations are becoming mandatory in many areas. So avoiding toxins like sugar and the above mentioned is very important now days if we do not want to get chronically ill.
I could list hundreds of toxins in our drinking water including our ground water. This is just one of them.