8 Foods We Eat In The U.S. That Are Banned In Other Countries

This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “food poisoning.” Original list found in Dr. Jayson Calton and certified nutritionist Mira Calton’s new book, Rich Food, Poor Food. posted on June 19, 2013 at 5:30pm EDT

1. Artificial food dye: Makes your food pretty and inhibits nerve-cell development.

Artificial food dye: Makes your food pretty and inhibits nerve-cell development.

Found in: Practically everything we eat: cake mixes, sports drinks, cheese, candy, and even MACARONI AND CHEESE.

Why it’s dangerous: Artificial dyes are made from chemicals derived from PETROLEUM, which is also used to make gasoline, diesel fuel, asphalt, and TAR! Artificial dyes have been linked to brain cancer, nerve-cell deterioration, and hyperactivity, just to name a few.

Where it’s banned: Norway, Finland, Austria, France, and the United Kingdom. (more…)

The Pickle Challenge – Try To Find A Grocery Brand of Pickles Without The Following Toxic Ingredients

Eating pickles is a favorite past time and popular snack or side dish, especially in the summer. They even have significant health benefits if properly prepared, fermented and naturally preserved. However, the biggest names in pickles available at major grocery retailers use artificial sweeteners, dangerous preservatives and even dyes which turn this ancient delicacy into a toxic brew of chemicals. So we have one challenge for you…find us a brand of pickles at a major grocery retailer that does not contain the following chemicals.


We’ll post a follow-up with a list of the most healthiest brands and also the major brands to avoid.

Here’s a list of ingredients that are popular in many brands of pickles. They have no place in a jar of pickles, yet you’ll find these chemicals on almost every major brand. If any of these ingredients are listed in a jar of pickles in your fridge, throw it out and seek a healthier alternative:

WE’RE LOOK FOR PICKLED PRODUCTS WITHOUT THE FOLLOWING TOXIC INGREDIENTS

– Polysorbate 80
– High Fructose Corn Syrup
– Alum
– Potassium Sorbate
– Potassium Benzoate
– Sodium Benzoate
– Sodium Phosphate
– Natural Flavors
– Yellow #5
– Tartrazine
– Turmeric Oleoresin (more…)

The Reality of Chemical Terrorism In Our Food

Flickr - Nutrition - USDAgovMarco Torres, Prevent Disease
Waking Times

Is it really that hard for most people to believe that we are being assaulted on a daily basis by chemical terrorism? Genetically modified foods, artificial flavours, colors, preservatives, emulsifiers, and sweeteners all made with toxic chemicals, all of which are proven toxic to human health. We are being bombarded on a daily basis by an astronomical level of toxicity, all controlled by these chemical terrorists on behalf of the food industry. Worse is we let them.

How many more toxins will we permit in our food supply before we stand united and simply say “we’ve had enough?” How long will it take until we assertively proclaim that we will not allow any more chemicals or toxins in our foods? (more…)

Avoid 100 Dangerous Food Additives Causing ADHD, Asthma and Cancer

Food industry additives and colors are one major cause of ADHD, asthma and cancer creating a toxic environment for our children’s health. Even medicines for babies and young children frequently contain these additives banned from foods and drinks and targeted at children under three years of age.

Artificial flavors and colors means it is derived from a chemical made in a laboratory and has no nutritional value. Every single artificial flavor and color in the food industry has some kind of detrimental health effect. These include neurotoxicity, organ, developmental, reproductive toxicity, allergies and cancer.

Two recent British studies found that several food dyes, as well as the common preservative sodium benzoate have an adverse effect on some children’s behavior. Researchers said the increase in ADHD diagnoses could be partly to blame on the preservative.

“It can affect their focus, their concentration. They become more easily distractible, become more impulsive. I think we’re looking at a whole population of kids with skewed immune systems,” said Dr. Kenneth Bock, who wrote a book that supports the theory that food additives could lead to hyperactivity in children. (more…)

Fertility Destroying Chemical Added To Tap, Milk, Salt

Fertility Destroying Chemical Added To Tap, Milk, Salt

Fluoride is promoted above good nutrition as a ‘therapeutic’ chemical necessary to prevent cavities, but it lowers IQ, calcifies the pineal gland and harms fertility, among a wide range of other adverse health effects.

There is no question remaining that fluoride lowers IQ, at least as far as high-quality epidemiological research published in peer-reviewed journals has shown.

Take the conclusion of this systematic review of the literature published in the journal Biological and Trace Elements Research in 2008, which looked at whether fluoride exposure has increased the risk of low intelligence quotient (IQ) in China over the past 20 years:

[C]hildren who live in a fluorosis area [high fluoride exposure] have five times higher odds of developing low IQ than those who live in a nonfluorosis area or a slight fluorosis area.

[See our IQ and Fluoride research page for seven first-hand study abstracts on this connection] (more…)

Manufacturers Replace BPA with Still Highly Toxic BPS

 

Sayer Ji
Activist Post

As we reported on back in June of last year in an exposé titled, Consumer Alert: BPA-Free Goods Still Contain Toxin Bisphenol, the petrochemical bisphenol A (BPA), an ubiquitous ingredient in thousands of consumer products and which has been linked to a wide range of serious adverse health effects,[i] has been removed by many ostensibly scrupulous manufacturers in favor of another equally toxic analog in the same chemical class, known as bisphenol S (BPS). This has enabled manufacturers of products as varied as thermal printer receipts to sippy cups to advertise their products as “BPA-free,” while still exposing consumers to potentially harmful, and less regulated chemicals.

BPS is actually not only within the same range of toxicity of BPA, but is slower to degrade, and therefore will be more likely to remain a persistent toxin and environmental pollutant.[ii] It has already been found to be present in the urine of 81% of those tested from the United States and seven Asian countries.[iii]

Now, new concern is being raised by a study published this month in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives showing that BPS has estrogenic activity comparable to estradiol, the most potent and, therefore, concerning human estrogen, and is even capable of enhancing estradiol-mediated cell signaling activity. These actions indicate it has great potential to disrupt normal endocrine processes.
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Swimming in mercury

Sorry, seafood lovers — but it looks like a change of menu is in order.

Some of the most delicious fish on the planet — fish millions of people enjoy each day — are loaded with so much mercury that you’re putting your life on the line with every bite.

In a study that’s making waves around the world, 84 percent of fish tested had so much mercury that eating just one serving a month would exceed federal “safe” limits. (And for the record, there’s no such thing as a “safe” limit when it comes to mercury, because any exposure at all is dangerous.) (more…)

McDonalds Fast Food: Toxic Ingredients Include Putty and Cosmetic Petrochemicals

Every mouthful of McDonalds meal contains a handful of chemicals that raise ‘bad’ cholesterol levels, increase diabetes risk, lower immunity, and damage DNA. In fact fast food contains so many harmful ingredients that I wouldn’t even feed it to a pet because it would be cruel.

When you go to the fast-food drive-through, you are:

  • paying to harm your own health;
  • your children’s health;
  • reducing your quality of life because the toxicity of eating synthetic chemicals will trigger illness;
  • put more money into the hands of the medical insurance companies.

Still lovin’ it? (more…)

The food industry is waging war on your cells with these 10 toxic ingredients

Preservatives and synthetic food agents found in foods inhibit oxygen and delay the development of fungus and mold, creating a longer shelf-life for products. But after being consumed, these toxins deprive human cells of oxygen and rob them of nutrients, thus leading to cell mutation and the perfect breeding ground for cancer.

Just like humans, cells need oxygen to survive and thrive. “Fungus fighting” preservatives and man-made food agents choke out your body’s nutrients at the DNA level by depriving mitochondrial cells of oxygen, sometimes completely shutting them down. And if the body does not have enough essential nutrients, it becomes more susceptible to disease.

Longer shelf life, shorter human life (more…)

Is ‘The New Normal’ Total Control?

Is 'The New Normal' Total Control?

It appears that food, air, water, power, pets, and your physiology, etc., are targets for control. Think about it. We have already unknowingly eaten GM food, been victims of toxic environmental disasters, un-leashed depleted uranium upon the earth, yet we sit on the sidelines watching total control unfold.

Today we have diseases that did not exist in the past, with odd symptoms.  Clever people name them something and they become a new normal ‘abnormal’. For example, fibromyalgia, was not a popular diagnosis in the 60’s, yet today, it is more common, than not. We see ‘run away’ morbid obesity, and people who become helpless pharmaceutical repositories obediently following their prescribed chemical path. Each in hopes to actualize their dreams of being healthy and happy again. (more…)