FDA Public Enemy # Two

If you have been reading my info letters in the past you may remember the one entitled: Monsanto public enemy number one. Monsanto is the main company responsible for seriously polluting our planet, our foods and seeds with disease causing pesticides, chemical additives and genetically modified organisms.

I don’t want you wondering who I think is public enemy number one. Although maybe I should, so you would have to go to my web site and search through my old blog posts where most of my info letters hang out?
This would be a good use of your time, lots of good information you can use to improve your health and vitality.

Our wonderful Food and Drug Administration is suppose to put the public’s health safety first when it comes to deciding what foods and drugs should be allowed to be sold, Unfortunately, way to often this is not the case. Lobbyist for big drug and food manufacturing companies
are able to persuade the FDA, by hook or crook, to allow
so many dangerous drugs, unnatural foods and food additives to be sold to the trusting public. These health threatening drugs and altered foods are a primary cause for America being the fattest country in the world and one of the most unhealthy.

The following is reprinted with permission from Agoura Financial LLC. My thanks to them for their extensive research on this subject.

Five of the most toxin poisons that the FDA allows big food manufacturer to add to American foods.

How did this happen?
How did the supermarket become such a dangerous place? Big Food’s major accomplice in the theft of Americans’ health has always been Big Government. And no government agency has more thoroughly thrown in its lot with corporate agriculture than the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Yes, the same agency that approved the myriad health—stealing pharmaceuticals that are relentlessly hawked each night on television has also looked the other way as thousands of nightmarish chemical creations have been added to the foods many Americans eat daily.

Here are five poisons that the FDA has decided are perfectly safe for your and your family’s meals:

FDA Approved Poison #1: Monosodium Glutamate (MSG):

Purified, crystalline MSG has been around since 1909. Originally patented and marketed by a Japanese company, it is added to Asian dishes because it stimulates a particular taste receptor, the one responsible for the so—called “fifth taste” (in addition to sweet, sour, salty, and bitter). The official name for the receptor and taste is umami, a Japanese word meaning “meaty” or “savory”

Dr. Russell Blaylock, a neurosurgeon, highlighted MSG in his book Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills. He explains that MSG is a classic excitotoxin, which means it stimulates cells to the point of damage or death. Brain cells are particularly vunerable. Dr. Blaylock shows how MSG causes brain damage and may ultimately lead to learning disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinsons disease. Lou Gehrig’s disease and more.

FDA Approved Poison # 2 : Aspartame

Aspartame is an artificial sweetener, brand names are Equal and Nutra Sweet, that also appear to be an excitoxin. Research suggests it may cause nerve damage. Even if it was safe, which it is not, artificial sweeteners have never been demonstrated to do what they are supposed to do, which is help people limit caloric intake and lose weight. The reason is that the sweet taste signal alerts the brain to expect highly caloric food, which when it doesn’t come hunger ramps up and people tend to eat more calories to compensate.

FDA Approved Poison #3:Hydrogenated Oils

Hydrogenated Oils are added to food to increase shelf life, and are also found in crackers, cookies, salad dressings, and bread. The oils are made by bubbling hydrogen gas into vats of liquid Vegetable oil —as the hydrogen binds to the oils free carbon atoms, it solidifies.

But this process creates trans fats, which have been shown to contribute to
increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

The good news is that recent legislation has severely curtailed the use of trans fats in foods. its actually becoming difficult to find a food label in America that contains a listing for hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oil.

But heres a special note of caution. In her new book, The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter; Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet, science writer Nina Teicholz reveals an unexpected downside of the trans fat ban: Deep—fried food may now be even less healthy!

The reason? While trans fats are unhealthy, they are also relatively stable when heated. Conversely, polyunsaturated, nonhydrogenated soybean oil is incredibly unstable, quickly degrading and oxidizing when heated. That means old deep-fat fryer grease — like the stuff boiling away at your local Burger Hut — is now possibly even more inflammatory than it was when the fat was filled with melted Crisco!

Deep fat fryers should use beef tallow, as they did back in the 1960s — it’s by far the best, healthiest choice, But until sanity returns to the world of cooking oils, tallow is banned as “artery—clogging,” though there is no evidence it has ever clogged an artery

Solution: Avoid hydrogenated oils and foods deep—fried in their replacement, nonhydrogenated soybean oil.

FDA Approved Poison #4: Sodium Nitrate

Sodium Nitrate is found in processed meats such as bacon, ham, corned beef, hot dogs, and much more.

University of Hawaii research indicates that consuming processed meats increases the risk of pancreatic cancer. An analysis of the eating habits of nearly 200,000 men and women for seven years revealed that those who consumed the most processed meats had a 67% increased risk of pancreatic cancer over those who consumed little or no meat products.

The possible culprit? Sodium nitrate. However, there is conflicting research here, and some researchers argue that the link between this preservative and cancers of any kind has never been shown definitively

Solution: Have some bacon now and then — the saturated fat is good for you —but generally, stick to unprocessed meats.

FDA Approved Poison #5: High Fructose Corn Syrup

High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is one of the major drivers of the obesity epidemic.

It’s a surprisingly recent invention, dating back to japan in the late 1960s. It entered the American food system in the early 1970s, and is now found in processed foods ranging from salad dressings and ketchup to jams, jellies, ice cream, and many others.

Now, it’s everywhere. Americans today take in an average of 55 pounds per year, an estimated one—sixth of daily calories!

There are two horrors here. First, HFCS is incredibly cheap to make, which has given American food processors the option of inserting it into literally thousands of foods, some of which are not typically sweetened such as canned soup. This has had the effect of making people crave the sweet taste, which makes virtually any unsweetened foods seem bitter and unpalatable.

Second, some evidence suggests that frutose, unlike glucose, doesn’t trigger the process by which the body tells us its full. This is why its possible to drink can after can of high calorie, insulin spiking HFCS sweetened soft drinks and never feel the slightest decrease in hunger.

Solution: Don’t consume anything that has HFCS as an ingredient. In addition foods that do contain HFCS are usually the cheapest junk foods available

Conclusion

The real question is, if the FDA can’t stop all dangerous additives and
modified unnatural foods to be sold without verified scientific proof,
why aren’t they letting the public know about the potentials health dangers of these substances. They should be educating the pubic on the benefits of eating organic whole foods and supporting those food growers and companies that care about their customers health not just about their bottom line.

The FDA is supposed to represent and protect the people not big business.

The solution is to grow whatever real food you can, buy organic food whenever possible and boycott GM and known junk foods and those who sell them.

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