Food Additives Poisoning You

Food additives

are purposely added to food to change its color, preserve it, prevent rancidity, keep fats emulsified, and foods stable. Most of the chemicals are synthetic compounds, some with known negative health effects. But more importantly, we don’t really know what the long-term consequences of consuming such large amounts of additives are.

A typical American household spends about 90 percent of their food budget on processed foods, and are in doing so exposed to a plethora of artificial food additives, many of which can cause dire consequences to your health.

Some food additives are far worse than others.

Here’s a list of the top 10 food additives you need to avoid:

Artificial Sweeteners

Aspartame, more popularly known as Nutrasweet and Equal, is found in foods labeled “diet” or “sugar free”. Aspartame is a carcinogenic and accounts for more reports of adverse reactions than all other foods and food additives combined. It produces neurotoxic effects such as dizziness, headaches, mental confusion, migraines, and seizures. Avoid if you suffer from asthma, rhinitis (including hayfever), or urticaria (hives). Acesulfame-K, a relatively new artificial sweetener found in baking goods, gum and gelatin, has not been thoroughly tested and has been linked to kidney tumors.

Found in: diet or sugar free sodas, diet coke, coke zero, jello (and over gelatins), desserts, sugar free gum, drink mixes, baking goods, table top sweeteners, cereal, breath mints, pudding, kool-aid, ice tea, chewable vitamins, toothpaste.

High Fructose Corn Syrup

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a highly-refined artificial sweetener which has become the number one source of calories in America. It’s found in almost all processed foods. HFCS packs on the pounds faster than any other ingredient, increases your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels, and contributes to the development of diabetes and tissue damage, among other harmful effects.

Found in: most processed foods, breads, candy, flavored yogurts, salad dressings, canned vegetables, cereals

Food Additives That Are Killing Us:

Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

MSG is an amino acid used as a flavor enhancer in soups, salad dressings, chips, frozen entrees, and many restaurant foods. MSG is known as an excitotoxin, a substance which overexcites cells to the point of damage or death. Studies show that regular consumption of MSG may result in adverse side effects which include depression, disorientation, eye damage, fatigue, headaches, and obesity. MSG effects the neurological pathways of the brain and disengaged the “I’m full” function which explains the effects of weight gain

Found in: Chinese food ( Chinese Restaurant Syndrome ) many snacks, chips, cookies, seasonings, most Campbell Soup products, frozen dinners , lunch meats. (The worst part is that they use deceptive names to “hide” the fact that it’s MSG) See the “Code Names” they use HERE

Trans fat

Trans fat is used to enhance and extend the shelf life of food products and is among the most dangerous substances that you can consume. Numerous studies show that trans fat increases LDL cholesterol levels while decreasing HDL (“good”) cholesterol, increases the risk of heart attacks, heart disease and strokes, and contributes to increased inflammation, diabetes and other health problems. See Bad Oils HERE

Found in: margarine, chips and crackers, baked goods, fast foods

Common Food Dyes

Studies show that artificial colorings which are found in soda, fruit juices and salad dressings, may contribute to behavioral problems in children and lead to a significant reduction in IQ. Animal studies have linked other food colorings to cancer. Watch out for these ones:
Blue #1 and Blue #2

Banned in Norway, Finland and France. May cause chromosomal damage.

Found in: candy, cereal, soft drinks, sports drinks and pet foods
Red dye # 3 (also Red #40)

Banned in 1990 after 8 years of debate from use in many foods and cosmetics. This dye continues to be on the market until supplies run out! Has been proven to cause thyroid cancer and chromosomal damage in laboratory animals, may also interfere with brain-nerve transmission

Found in: fruit cocktail, maraschino cherries, cherry pie mix, ice cream, candy, bakery products and more!
Yellow #6 and Yellow Tartrazine

Banned in Norway and Sweden. Increases the number of kidney and adrenal gland tumors in laboratory animals, may cause chromosomal damage.

Found in: American cheese, macaroni and cheese, candy and carbonated beverages, lemonade and more!

Sodium Sulphite

Preservative used in wine-making and other processed foods. According to the FDA, approximately one in 100 people is sensitive to sulfites in food. The majority of these individuals are asthmatic, suggesting a link between asthma and sulfites. Individuals who are sulfite sensitive may experience headaches, breathing problems, and rashes. In severe cases, sulfites can actually cause death by closing down the airway altogether, leading to cardiac arrest.

Found in: Wine and dried fruit

Sodium nitrate/Sodium Nitrite

A common preservative usually added to processed meats like bacon, ham, hot dogs, and corned beef. Studies have linked sodium nitrate to various types of cancer.

Found in: cured meats such as bacon, ham and luncheon meat, hot dogs, anything smoked.

Food Additives In Almost Everything

BHA and BHT

Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydrozyttoluene (BHT) are preservatives found in cereals, chewing gum, potato chips, and vegetable oils. This common preservative keeps foods from changing color, changing flavor or becoming rancid. Effects the neurological system of the brain, alters behavior and has potential to cause cancer. BHA and BHT are oxidants which form cancer-causing reactive compounds in your body.

Found in: Potato chips, gum, cereal, frozen sausages, enriched rice, lard, shortening, candy, jello

Sulfur Dioxide

Sulfur additives are toxic and in the United States of America, the Federal Drugs Administration have prohibited their use on raw fruit and vegetables. Adverse reactions include: bronchial problems particularly in those prone to asthma, hypertension (low blood pressure), flushing tingling sensations or anaphylactic shock. It also destroys vitamins B1 and E. Not recommended for consumption by children. The International Labor Organization says to avoid E220 if you suffer from conjunctivitis, bronchitis, emphysema, bronchial asthma, or cardiovascular disease.

Found in: beers, soft drinks, dried fruit, juices, cordials, wine, vinegar, and potato products.

Potassium Bromate

An additive used to increase volume in some white flour, breads, and rolls, potassium bromate is known to cause cancer in animals. Even small amounts in bread can create problems for humans.

Found in: Breads.

What can you do to protect yourself?

Select organic fruit and vegetables whenever possible. Wash or peel non-organic produce.

Choose fruits and vegetables in season. This means that your exposure to the chemicals used to delay ripening, prolong shelf-life, preserve color and so on, will be limited.

Supplement your diet with antioxidant nutrients-vitamins A, C, and E, and the minerals zinc and selenium-since the detoxification of many pesticides involves these nutrients. Avoid as many food additives in your diet as poassible!

Cholesterol: The #1 Health Issue?

Cholesterol

was not the first thing I thought of…

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I have to be honest with you, I NEVER thought there were so many concerned with

Cholesterol

as being the most prevalent health issue.
But after the preliminary results of our poll are in, it ranks #1 over all these others.

We still need folks who haven’t voted yet to weigh in on their highest priority health concern they would like the “natural cure” for, before we wrap up our poll results.

If

Cholesterol

isn’t your main health concern issue, I’d like to know what it is.

I’m aware that we are being “bombarded” by the makers of Lipitor and other drug companies that say we must have “in addition to diet and exercise,” these other drugs to help attain safe levels, but that’s not really true.

The “RIGHT” diet and exercise WILL get your levels down to a safe area.

What is it that’s so bad?

It’s a waxy substance that’s found in the fats in your blood. (They’re called lipids.) Your body does need some to continue building healthy cells, but having high cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease and all the related problems.

When your CL is too high, you can develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels. When that happens, these deposits can restrict blood flow through your arteries.

Your heart can’t get as much oxygen rich blood as it needs and this increases the risk of a heart attack. When blood flow to your brain is decreased, it can cause a stroke.

High CL or what they call “hyper,” can be inherited, but even though that may be true, it’s still preventable and treatable. That’s no reason to give in to it.

A healthy diet and regular exercise can go a long way toward reducing high levels.

Let’s get the right balance in your LDL and HDL levels. Get A Dr. Clark Liver Cleanse HERE!

Here are the treatment steps you can take to get your cholesterol in the proper balance:

  • Do a liver cleanse
  • Exercise, exercise, exercise (It works)
  • Reduce spikes in your blood sugar level with a proper diet and eating smaller meals regularly.
  • Eat foods that lower it and avoid foods that increase cholesterol

Liver Cleanse
Doing a liver cleanse is an important part of a natural treatment plan. Your liver already creates 3 to 8 times the cholesterol that a normal diet contains.

Even if you cut your intake off completely, you’d still be getting 75% to 95% of the cholesterol you get today.

Doing a liver cleanse will make your liver more efficient at performing all its functions, including making cholesterol. Cleansing your liver is one of the best things you can do to regain your proper level balance.

By just doing one liver cleanse, you may be able to lower your LDL by 10 mg/dL (not to mention what you’ll be able to accomplish with all of the other steps).

An unhealthy diet can cause high cholesterol. A low-cholesterol diet can help improve those levels.

You can lower your bad cholesterol with natural treatment using:

B Vitamins
Carnitine
Chromium
Coenzyme Q10
Fiber and fiber supplements are thought to bind to cholesterol in the small intestine and prevent cholesterol absorption into the bloodstream.
Garlic
Grape Seed Extract
Pantothine
Red yeast rice
Royal Jelly
Soy
Vitamin C

All of the these foods, vitamins and minerals help reduce cholesterol.

By lowering your your LDL, a liver cleanse helps you achieve one of the goals in your treatment.

Diet… Exercise… and BEAT that risk to your good health!

Author: Steve Berchtold

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If you need to do a Liver Cleanse OR if you’ve NEVER done one before, I recommend you get the ingredients HERE and do one for healthy cholesterol levels.