October 20, 2016
If you’ve been thinking “outside the bun” lately, you may also want to be eating “outside the taco shell,” because what’s lurking inside that “crunchwrap supreme” and the “volcano taco” is only about 35 percent actual meat, and the rest is well … grade F “stuff.”
In order to counter rumors that Taco Bell was using grade “E” meat (which doesn’t exist by the way), the fast food monster has launched an advertising campaign to span the mass media saying they are quickly becoming the “healthiest fast food chain,” but the facts all beg to differ, despite the consultation made by a corporate dietician and product developer. No, you’re not at Chipotle, so don’t get excited. You’re still at a junk food, junk science chain with a new “shell” for the structure, and a whitewashed menu, still served up in a Doritos taco shell, hard or soft, that warrants a little further research as far as “healthy” is concerned.
T-bell pulling ‘artificial ingredients’ and lowering sodium, but retaining antibiotic-laden meat, soy lecithin, maltodextrin and modified corn starch
According to a lawsuit filed by an Alabama-based law firm, Taco Bell is using a meat mixture that contains “binders and extenders” that do not meet even the minimum USDA requirements to be labeled as “beef.” Taco Bell’s meat mixture is only one-third meat; the rest is just fillers, and genetically modified fillers at that. What’s the use of bragging about less sodium and less artificial ingredients when the pink slime is spiced up and loaded with corn starch, fluoridated water, glyphosate-ridden wheat oats and superbug-creating antibiotics?
Plus, cage-free eggs aren’t all they’re “cracked up” to be. The term cage-free often means the chickens are still locked up in CAFOs (confined animal feeding operations), with just a few minutes allowed to roam around (usually still inside a barn or warehouse), and the abused animals are still fed genetically modified feed and live in horrific conditions. Why else would they need to be jacked up with antibiotics all day? It’s to stave off infections, E. Coli, salmonella and virus-breeding superbugs.
Illusion of healthy choices through new low-calorie ‘Fresco’ and high-protein ‘Cantina’ menu on website and mobile app
The Taco Bell team is hard at work using fancy words to convince everyone their grade “F” meat and some spiced-up GM corn starch is chock full of vitamins and minerals. The social media reaction? LOL and LMAO.
Want GMO vegetarian? T-bell’s got it! Want GMO vegan-friendly junk food? T-bell’s on it! With a touch of a button, you can customize your Frankenfood to fit your preventable disease needs. Still, Taco Bell knows exactly what they’re doing. They even admit that they’re not making a “huge deal” out of touting their new health offerings, because “it’s not authentic and it’s not real,” according to Taco Bell spokesman Alec Boyle.
You can “customize” junk science all day, but it will never make you healthy; it’s just more of the same with a new name, some stucco and some paint. What good is a salad if the vegetables were watered with fluoridated water and sprayed with chemical pesticides? What good is salad dressing if it’s loaded with canola and soy? Are you tapping into the genetically modified “food beast” and thinking you’re doing your body good? Here’s the news, and it’s not good: Nobody is taking over the fast food industry except diabetics and obese Americans.
Taco Bell meat classified as grade ‘F’ … What happened to grades C and D?
There are four main pros and four main cons to all fast food. On the good side, it’s hot, cheap, fast and prepared for you. On the bad side, it causes obesity, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. Are you falling for the price and convenience ploys? There’s a major price to pay, and you’ll be getting a failing “grade” for choosing the wrong places to dine.
Who’s the fool falling for more fast food tricks? You? While Chick-fil-A and McDonald’s are trying to reduce their use of antibiotic-laden meat to try to impress folks and convince them that less drugged-up chickens and cows are a better choice, Taco Bell hasn’t bothered to even address the problem. Antibiotic superbugs are a huge problem for the medical world in general, and 70 percent of those drugs are used on CAFO farm animals to prevent bacterial infections.
Taco Bell is nothing like Chipotle, although they’re trying hard through deceptive marketing practices to convince you that they might be. Even McDonald’s and Dunkin Donuts (think sausage, egg and cheese biscuit) got a “C” grade for their meat. Who else got an “F” for their meat besides Taco Bell? Wait for it … wait for it … KFC, Olive Garden, Sonic and Papa John’s.
So now, tell us again, what’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner?
August 15, 2016
Before delving into these highly controversial subjects, it is paramount to review the proper definitions of each, as they inherently relate to the relevant understanding of how each applies to today’s “science,” politics, the environment, and of course, human health and safety.
First, a weapon of mass destruction, or “WMD,” is a chemical, nuclear, radiological or biological weapon that has the ability to kill and bring significant harm to a large number of humans, not to mention massive damage to human-made structures and the biosphere.
Pesticides are the only toxic substances released intentionally into our environment (on a regular basis) to kill living things. The term pesticide is an umbrella term that includes substances used to kill weeds (herbicides), insects (insecticides), fungus (fungicides) and rodents (rodenticides), among other agricultural “pests.”
Chemtrails are part of an ongoing mass aerial dispersal of biological waste and pesticides that initially look like normal contrails, but are easy to detect because they do not dissipate quickly since they are not formed from normal water-based condensation. Chemtrails are also much thicker than contrails, and often extend across the sky in patterns of Xs and tick-tack-toe-looking grids.
Vaccines are experimental injections of disease-causing agents intended to conjure an unnatural, hyper-immune reaction in humans in order to ameliorate the effects of future infections by “wild” pathogens. Yet, the effectiveness of inoculation theory and practice has never been proven successful; in fact, “deadened” or “weakened” forms of microbes and viruses often spring back to life inside the injected humans, spreading or “shedding” the very infectious disease the immunization is supposed to prevent. Even if the injected victim does not become immediately ill from the dormant virus, known carcinogenic agents and genetically modified organisms are now prominent in all vaccines, including flu shots, and can cause severe health detriment in the short- and long-term.
These agents, or “adjuvants,” often include mercury (listed as thimerosal), monosodium glutamate (MSG), formaldehyde (embalming fluid) and aluminum (known to cause Alzheimer’s disease). No vaccine has ever been proven safe for humans, despite “paid for” research published by the manufacturers. Current immunizations are proven to contribute to the spread of over 25 known infectious diseases, including polio and measles.
Biological and chemical weapons utilized for population control in America and developing countries
No other country in the world is more interested in the cessation of population expansion than the USA, especially when it comes to eugenics – the racial profiling and proliferation of non-whites, as the globalists and elite super-rich pretend to help minorities and the under-privileged with “food” and “medicine.”
In fact, U.S. law allows the testing of chemicals and biological agents on the civilian population. There is no conformed consent here, and there are no democratic voting procedures in place to protect human health, animal health or environmental welfare. Plus, many self-proclaimed philanthropists, like Bill Gates and George Soros, fund depopulation agendas by funding, promoting, and distributing GM (genetically modified) foods (cancer-causing, pesticide-laden food) and toxic vaccinations to unsuspecting populations.
Under the guise of help, entire populations of “undesirables” are being systematically wiped out by the very food and medicine they believe are helping them. Vaccines like DTAP and HPV are sterilizing many female teenagers. In fact, Kenya Catholic Doctors Association is charging UNICEF and WHO for sterilizing millions of girls at the beginning of their child-bearing age, under the guise of the “anti-tetanus” vaccination program that’s sponsored by the Kenyan government itself. Scientific evidence from independent laboratories revealed at least half a dozen samples of the tetanus vaccine tested from various locations around Kenya confirmed their worst fears, as they tested positive for the HCG antigen used in anti-fertility vaccines!
Zika virus HOAX: Spreading of ‘Naled’ actually causes the birth defects mass media claims are caused by Zika
Right now, over a 10-square-mile area of Miami-Dade County, EPA- and CDC-approved mass chemical warfare on humans is in effect, with the excuse tied to the Zika virus hoax. The highly toxic insecticide “Naled” (pun may be intended) contains dibrom, known to cause birth defects in humans, even in low concentrations. So, in effect, a weapon of mass destruction is being used in the name of fighting mosquitoes, and the U.S. population is so dumbed-down from fluoridated water and pharmaceuticals, that they believe the government actually cares about them and is trying to help.
July 28, 2016
As reported by The Telegraph, eating curry at least once a week may help you to prevent dementia, according to new research published in the Journal of Nutrition. The study by Australian scientists shows that a weekly hit of spicy food will keep your mind sharper for longer.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., and more than 5 million Americans are currently living with the debilitating disease. Even more terrifying is the fact that one in every three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or a similar form of dementia.
There is no known cure for the progressive disease, but scientists have found that there are various superfoods and natural remedies that can help slow down or prevent the development of the condition. The health benefits of turmeric are numerous, and it is thought that this spice alone is powerful enough to replace your entire medicine cabinet. The main component in the spice – curcumin – is thought to fight liver damage, cirrhosis, Parkinson’s, various types of cancer and now, dementia.
Curcumin is believed by scientists to block rogue proteins called beta amyloid, which clump together and destroy neurons, as reported by The Telegraph. The scientists at Edith Cowan University in Perth studied 96 participants aged between 40 and 90 over a period of 12 months. Some of the participants were given a daily placebo, while others were given curcumin pills.
The scientists then tested various verbal and memory skills, and found that those taking the placebo suffered a decline in mental function after only six months, while those taking curcumin saw no decline.
According to The Telegraph, there is already evidence revealing a lower prevalence of dementia and better cognitive function in cultures where curry is a staple part of diets. Curcumin therapy has also been trialed in animals.
Dr. Laura Phipps of Alzheimer’s Research UK is reserving judgment. She said: “Some studies have produced limited evidence very high doses of curcumin – much higher than might be normally found in foods like curry – could have some impact on memory and thinking skills, but large-scale clinical trials will be required before researchers can fully assess any potential benefits.”
Foods to avoid to prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
Foods high in aluminum: This additive is used in almost everything, including cheese, cake mixes and milk formulas. Aluminum is toxic to brain tissue, and has been linked to the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
Aluminum is a known neurotoxin, and according to Professor Christopher Exley of Keele University, aluminum-containing products are likely fueling the rise in Alzheimer’s disease.1 In an article published in the journal Frontiers in Neurology,2 he writes:
“We are all accumulating a known neurotoxin in our brain from our conception to our death. The presence of aluminium in the human brain should be a red flag alerting us all to the potential dangers of the aluminium age.
How do we know that Alzheimer’s disease is not the manifestation of chronic aluminium toxicity in humans?”
People with aluminum toxicity display many of the same symptoms as those with dementia, Parkinson’s, ADHD, autism, and other neurological diseases, and mounting evidence suggests aluminum may play a significant role in the development of those (and other) diseases.
By taking steps to protect yourself, you can minimize your exposure while maximizing your body’s ability to rid itself of this toxic metal, which will move you toward a long and healthy life well into your senior years.
Other toxins to beware of include fluoride and glyphosate. All of these are toxic in their own right, but research suggests they may be even more hazardous in combination.
You May Be Exposed to More Aluminum Than You Think
Aluminum can be found in a wide range of consumer products, including:
Foods such as baking powder, self rising flour, salt, baby formula, coffee creamers, baked goods, and processed foods, coloring, and caking agents
Drugs, such as antacids, analgesics, anti-diarrheals, and others; additives such as magnesium stearate
Vaccines—Hepatitis A and B, Hib, DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis), pneumococcal vaccine, Gardasil (HPV), and others
Cosmetics and personal care products such as antiperspirants, deodorants (including salt crystals, made of alum), lotions, sunscreens, and shampoos
Aluminum products, including foil, cans, juice pouches, tins, and water bottles
According to CDC,5 the average adult in the US consumes about seven to nine mg of aluminum per day in food, and a lesser amount from air and water.
Approximately one percent of the aluminum you ingest orally gets absorbed into your body—the rest is moved out by your digestive tract, providing it’s functioning well. The remaining aluminum can be deposited not only in brain tissue, but also in your nerves, bone, liver, heart, spleen, and muscle.
While one percent may sound like a tiny amount, your overall toxic load will depend on the total amount of toxins you’re exposed to over time. Your diet and digestive health will also play a role in how much your body is actually able to eliminate.
Occupational Exposure to Aluminum Raises Your Risk for Alzheimer’s
One recently published case study3 found high levels of aluminum in the brain of a man who was exposed to aluminum at work for eight years. He later died from Alzheimer’s disease.
According to the authors, it’s the first case showing a direct link between Alzheimer’s disease and elevated brain aluminum following occupational exposure.4
An earlier study5 suggested that aluminum from food and drinking water may be contributing to rising Alzheimer’s rates, noting that:
“In recent years, interest in the potential role of metals in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has grown considerably.
In particular, aluminum (Al) neurotoxicity was suggested after its discovery in the senile plaques and neurofibrillary tangles that represent the principal neuropathological hallmarks of AD.
Al is omnipresent in everyday life and can enter the human body from several sources, most notably from drinking water and food consumption… [O]ther elements present in drinking water, such as fluoride, copper, zinc, or iron could also have an effect on cognitive impairment or modify any Al neurotoxicity.”
Indeed, dozens of studies have shown that fluoride causes brain damage and lowers IQ. Fluoride emitted by aluminum plants has also been implicated in animal disease.6
Farmers in Iceland, for example, claim their animals are being sickened by environmental fluoride contamination—some to the point of having to be euthanized. Others report higher rates of tooth damage and infertility among their livestock.
Another related study7 linked occupational exposure to aluminum to the development of pulmonary fibrosis, a condition in which scarring on your lungs make it difficult to breathe. In this case, the exposure occurred during sanding of Corian material.
All in all, it seems reasonable to conclude that the combination of aluminum, fluoride, and/or a number of other toxins can promote Alzheimer’s disease in addition to a number of other health problems.
Pesticides Can Also Wreak Havoc with Brain Function
Pesticides, for example, have also been shown to have an adverse effect on neurological function and brain health.8 In one study, farmers exposed to organochlorine insecticides had a 90 percent increased risk of depression compared to those who didn’t use them.
Exposure to fumigants increased risk of depression by 80 percent. People exposed to pesticides are also more likely to have Parkinson’s disease.
Clearly, when it comes to toxins, unless the chemical is acutely toxic, the real harm occurs when your body becomes chronically overloaded with them, and most people today are exposed to thousands and perhaps tens of thousands of different chemicals on a regular basis.
Farmers are not the only ones at risk for adverse effects from pesticide exposure. Glyphosate can be found in most processed foods in the Western diet courtesy of GE sugar beets, corn, and soy, and research shows glyphosate enhances the damaging effects of other chemical residues and toxins.
While nearly one billion pounds of glyphosate is doused on both conventional and GE crops worldwide each year, genetically engineered (GE) crops receive the heaviest amounts. Meats from animals raised in confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) may also contain higher amounts of glyphosate residues, as GE soy is a staple of conventional livestock feed.
It’s quite crucial to understand that glyphosate contamination is systemic, meaning it is integrated into every cell of the plant, from root to tip. It’s not just an issue of topical contamination, as with many other agricultural chemicals sprayed on crops.
Normally, you need to thoroughly wash your produce to remove topical pesticide residues, but you simply cannot remove glyphosate from your produce. And neither can food and animal feed manufacturers who use GE ingredients in their products. This is part and parcel of what makes GE foods so harmful to your health.
Synergistic Poisoning from Aluminum and Glyphosate Implicated in Autism
Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a senior research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has been instrumental in educating people about the hazards of glyphosate. In the video below, she explains how aluminum and glyphosate act together as synergistic poisons that promote autism. Based on the current trend, Dr. Seneff predicts that by 2025, half of all children born will be diagnosed with autism. Clearly, we must identify leading environmental factors contributing to this frightening trend. Lack of vitamin D caused by inadequate sun exposure is one factor. Nutritional deficiencies caused by poor diet are another.
Environmental toxins must not be overlooked however, and some toxins—glyphosate and aluminum included—are far more hazardous and ubiquitous than others, and are therefore likely to contribute to a greater degree. As Dr. Seneff explains, glyphosate’s mechanism of harm renders it particularly problematic. Indeed, according to Dr. Seneff, glyphosate is possibly “the most important factor in the development of multiple chronic diseases and conditions that have become prevalent in Westernized societies,” including but not limited to:
Gastrointestinal diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, chronic diarrhea, colitis, and Crohn’s disease
By now, it is fairly common knowledge that pesticide exposure is associated with a disturbing number of life-changing illnesses. Yet, for some reason, pesticides continue to be used on a widespread basis, with people around the world feeling the effects of these harmful toxins. The wide reach and influence of agricultural firms like Monsanto is responsible for many of the health problems faced by people around the world today.
The advocacy group, Beyond Pesticides, has created a Pesticide-Induced Disease (PID) database that provides vital information about the many dangers of these chemicals. The list is depressingly long, and its warnings are particularly important for children. Here is a look at nine of the diseases with the strongest links to pesticide exposure.
1. Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia
This progressive brain-destroying disease reportedly affects up to 5.3 million Americans. The numbers have been rising recently in keeping with the rise in our nation’s pesticide use, and this appears to be more than a coincidence. Studies have found that people exposed to pesticides have not only a greater incidence of Alzheimer’s and dementia, but also increased dysfunction in psychomotor, behavioral and cognitive skills. The link is particularly strong when it comes to insecticides.
Many cancers have been linked to pesticides, including brain, bone, liver, pancreas, bladder and prostate cancers, as well as leukemia. Cancers of the lymph system, such as Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, are particularly well-documented. These are the seventh most commonly diagnosed cancers in adults, and the third most common in children. In fact, children who live in agricultural areas have higher risks of several of these illnesses.
3. Birth defects
Birth defects in humans and animals alike have been noted with increasing frequency as pesticide use rises, particularly in agricultural areas. For example, gastroschisis, a birth defect in which a baby’s intestines and other organs develop outside the abdomen, occurs much more frequently in babies with mothers who live within 25 kilometers of sites where the pesticide atrazine was used. In fact, atrazine has been linked to nine different birth defects.
4. Endocrine disruption
In this condition, chemicals from pesticides as well as plastics, household cleaners and other chemicals make their way into the body and disrupt its hormonal balance, leading to disease, developmental problems and reproductive issues. The endocrine system, which includes the thyroid, and adrenal and pituitary glands, is vital for growth and development, and anything that disrupts it can have major repercussions on one’s overall health. Pesticides and other chemicals change the concentration of the body’s natural hormones and interfere with metabolism, hormonal synthesis, transport and excretion. Male hormones are particularly vulnerable, reports Scientific American.
5. Reproductive issues
Exposure to pesticides can affect the reproductive systems of men and women alike. In one study, men who had high levels of three different common pesticides in their urine were actually ten times more likely to have low sperm quality. Meanwhile, rats who experienced even very low exposure to pesticides developed reproductive problems. Several pesticides and fungicides are also known to impair the synthesis of testosterone.
6. Asthma and allergies
The rate of asthma has been climbing dramatically in keeping with the rise of pesticide use. It is estimated that around 16 million Americans suffer from asthma, which is not only chronic but can also be life-threatening. Pesticide use has also been linked to food allergies. An Agricultural Health Study of more than 25,000 farm women found a link between seven different insecticides and atopic asthma.
While an unhealthy lifestyle certainly plays a role in type 2 diabetes, the widespread exposure to pesticides containing organophosphate can induce obesity and spur diabetic reactions. In one of several studies into the connection, a North Carolina State University study found elevated levels of diabetes among women who were exposed to five different classes of pesticides.
8. Parkinson’s Disease
This common neurodegenerative disease affects more than a million Americans, whose brain nerve cells become so damaged that they are unable to control the movement of their muscles. Pesticide exposure has been identified as a leading cause of this, with one study finding that the frequent use of household pesticides boosted a person’s odds of Parkinson’s by 47 percent. Even more alarmingly, those who frequently used organophosphate pesticides had a 71 percent higher likelihood of developing the neurodegenerative disease.
9. Developmental and learning disorders
Because organs continue to develop throughout childhood, children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of pesticides, and one place this can be quite evident is in the brain. Even low levels of pesticide exposure have been found to affect intelligence and behavior. Children who live in areas subjected to aerial spraying of pesticides for mosquitoes are 25 percent more likely to experience developmental disorders and autism.
The problems caused by pesticides are so bad that the French town of Saint-Jean has banned their use within 160 feet (50 meters) of homes. The town’s deputy mayor, who also happens to be a doctor, summed it up: “Research shows that people living near areas where pesticides are used are more affected by some diseases: endocrinal hormone disruption, diabetes and obesity, hormone-dependent cancers, cancer of the blood, male and female fertility problems and birth defects.”
If only every town – especially those with or close to farming communities – could get on board and protect the health of its citizens in such a strong and fearless way.
We’re just starting to learn more and more about concussions and their long-term affects on our health. Mark Underwood discusses recent studies that indicate an much higher risk in Alzheimer’s disease in people that had one or more concussions at a younger age. What do you think, do these lead to Alzheimer’s later on in life?
March 7, 2016
In a new white paper entitled Human Health and Pesticides: Glyphosate and 2,4-D, the Midwest Pesticide Action Center warns of a ubiquitous source of exposure to toxic chemicals: so-called “Weed and Feed” mixes, or combinations of herbicides and fertilizers that are spread across everything from lawns and gardens, to parks, ball fields and playgrounds.
89 Million pounds of Weed and Feed products are used in the United States each year, solely by the non-agricultural sector. The white paper summarizes the research to date on the negative health consequences of the two most common herbicides in those mixes: glyphosate (Roundup) and 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D).
Insidious, wide-reaching damage
The report utilizes the term “pesticide” as “an umbrella term that includes insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, and rodenticides.” Placing the health risks of glyphosate and 2,4-D into context, the report says, “Most pesticides contain chemicals that can be harmful to humans, and exposure to these chemicals can cause illnesses (ranging from mild irritation to severe poisoning, seizures and death).”
Specifically, the paper notes, glyphosate and 2,4-D have both been linked to cancer and to disorders of the reproductive, nervous, endocrine (hormonal) and respiratory systems. They are both known to be especially dangerous to children. Like all biocides, these chemicals can cause both short- and long-term health problems, and the risks only increase with prolonged contact.
The report specifically highlights the growing concern over the ability of toxic chemicals to introduce epigenetic changes: changes in gene expression (without changing DNA) that can be passed on to future generations. Research has linked certain pesticides to epigenetic changes, but this research has not yet been done on glyphosate or 2,4-D specifically. However, both herbicides have been shown to cause genetic damage. 2,4-D causes both chromosomal damage and changes in gene expression.
A 2013 study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found that consuming glyphosate just at the levels found on food as residue, caused enough damage to the immune system and gut to damage the microbiome and encourage the development of every disease associated with the Western diet, including obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility and Alzheimer’s disease. This “insidious” effect occurs slowly and steadily over time, the researchers found, due to glyphosate blocking key detoxification enzymes on a cellular level.
One of the simplest choices you can make in support of your health is to eat real food. Real food refers to vegetables, meats and wild-caught seafood, nuts, seeds, eggs, fruits and raw grass-fed dairy; foods that are in their whole, primarily unaltered form.
Such foods will not only reward you with rich concentrations of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants, but they’re also beneficial for what they do not contain — food additives.
If you eat processed foods, you’re consuming a chemical cocktail with each bite. Even seemingly simple foods like bread, processed cheese, salad dressing or pasta sauce are typically loaded with preservatives, emulsifiers, flavorings, colorings and other “enhancers.”
9 Top Food Additives to Avoid
Since the 1950s, the number of food additives allowed in U.S. food has grown from about 800 to more than 10,000. We’re not talking only about simple natural ingredients like vinegar and table salt anymore, but countless chemical concoctions that are putting Americans’ health at risk.
What little risk assessment done on such chemicals is typically done on individual chemicals in isolation, but mounting research suggests that when you consume multiple additives in combination, the health effects may be more serious than previously imagined.
One assessment by the National Food Institute at the Technical University of Denmark found that even small amounts of chemicals can amplify each other’s adverse effects when combined.1
Really, the only way to avoid this chemical cocktail is to avoid processed foods. But at the very least, you’ll want to read food labels carefully and avoid those that follow.
Because high-fructose corn syrup contains free-form monosaccharides of fructose and glucose, it cannot be considered biologically equivalent to sucrose (sugar), which has a glycosidic bond that links the fructose and glucose together, and which slows its breakdown in your body.
Fructose is primarily metabolized by your liver, because your liver is the only organ that has the transporter for it.
And just like alcohol, fructose is metabolized directly into fat — it just gets stored in your fat cells, which leads to mitochondrial malfunction, obesity and obesity-related diseases.
The more fructose or HFCS a food contains, and the more total fructose you consume, the worse it is for your health.
For example, female mice fed a diet that contained 25 percent of calories from corn syrup had nearly twice the death rate and 26 percent fewer offspring compared to those fed a diet in which 25 percent of calories came from table sugar.2
As a standard recommendation, I advise keeping your TOTAL fructose consumption below 25 grams per day, which is very difficult to do if you eat processed foods.
For most people it would also be wise to limit your fructose from fruit to 15 grams or less, as you’re virtually guaranteed to consume “hidden” sources of fructose if you drink beverages other than water and eat processed food.
Fifteen grams of fructose is not much — it represents two bananas, one-third cup of raisins, or two Medjool dates. The average 12-ounce can of soda contains 40 grams of sugar, at least half of which is fructose, so one can of soda alone would exceed your daily allotment.
Aspartame has been found to have the most pronounced effect, but the same applies for other artificial sweeteners, such as acesulfame potassium, sucralose and saccharin. Yet, weight gain is only the beginning of why artificial sweeteners should generally be avoided.
Aspartame, for instance, is a sweet-tasting neurotoxin. As a result of its unnatural structure, your body processes the amino acids found in aspartame very differently from a steak or a piece of fish.
The amino acids in aspartame literally attack your cells, even crossing the blood-brain barrier to attack your brain cells, creating a toxic cellular overstimulation, called excitotoxicity, similar to monosodium glutamate (MSG).
Further, inflammatory bowel disease may be caused or exacerbated by the regular consumption of the popular artificial sweetener Splenda (sucralose), as it inactivates digestive enzymes and alters gut barrier function.3
Previous research also found that sucralose can destroy up to 50 percent of your beneficial gut flora.4 While you certainly don’t want to overdo it on sugar, there’s little doubt in my mind that artificial sweeteners can be even worse for your health than sugar and even fructose.
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
This flavor enhancer is most often associated with Chinese food, but it’s actually in countless processed food products ranging from frozen dinners and salad dressing to snack chips and meats.
MSG is an excitotoxin, which means it overexcites your cells to the point of damage or death, causing brain dysfunction and damage to varying degrees — and potentially even triggering or worsening learning disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease and more.
Part of the problem is that free glutamic acid (MSG is approximately 78 percent free glutamic acid) is the same neurotransmitter that your brain, nervous system, eyes, pancreas and other organs use to initiate certain processes in your body.
Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to claim that consuming MSG in food does not cause these ill effects, many other experts say otherwise.
Synthetic Trans Fats
Synthetic trans fats, found in margarine, vegetable shortening, and partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, are known to promote inflammation, which is a hallmark of most chronic and/or serious diseases.
These synthetic fats have been linked to stroke, cancer, diabetes, decreased immune function, reproductive problems, heart disease and more.
Fortunately, in June 2015 the FDA announced partially hydrogenated oils (a primary source of trans fat) will no longer be allowed in food due to their health risks, unless authorized by the agency.
According to the FDA, this change may help prevent around 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 heart disease deaths each year.
The new regulation won’t take effect until 2018. In the interim, food companies have to either reformulate their products to remove partially hydrogenated oils or file a limited use petition with the FDA to continue using them.
Fifteen million pounds of artificial food dyes are added into U.S. foods every year — and that amount only factors in eight different varieties.3 As of July 2010, most foods in the European Union (EU) that contain artificial food dyes were labeled with warning labels stating the food “may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children.”
The British government also asked that food manufacturers remove most artificial colors from foods back in 2009 due to health concerns. Nine of the food dyes currently approved for use in the U.S. are linked to health issues ranging from cancer and hyperactivity to allergy-like reactions — and these results were from studies conducted by the chemical industry itself.5
For instance, Red # 40, which is the most widely used dye, may accelerate the appearance of immune system tumors in mice, while also triggering hyperactivity in children. Blue # 2, used in candies, beverages, pet foods and more, was linked to brain tumors.
And Yellow 5, used in baked goods, candies, cereal and more, may not only be contaminated with several cancer-causing chemicals, but it’s also linked to hyperactivity, hypersensitivity and other behavioral effects in children. Even the innocuous-sounding caramel color, which is widely used in brown soft drinks, may cause cancer due to 4-methylimidazole (4-MeI), a chemical byproduct formed when certain types of caramel coloring are manufactured.
Some U.S. companies are moving ahead of regulatory agencies to get these controversial additives out of their products. Mars, Inc., for instance, announced in February 2016 that it will be removing synthetic food dyes from its entire line of food products, including M&Ms candies.6
Below follow a diverse set of studies that detail some of the dangers in vaccinations.
The information was found at LearnTheRisk.org
Although most of the links as of this date are currently working, a handful of links below do not work. The links that do not work have strikethroughs running through them. In many cases, was able to find another link that provides the same information, and that particular link is shown below the one that didn’t work. This is so any person gathering data is still able to find said information and sift through it as needed.
If the title of the study has a strikethrough through it, then the information is not provided any longer. The link/data is still shown in order to show the educated reader that there was at one point data in said link, but it has been erased/moved for whatever reason. Hope that helps.
Studies on the Dangers of Vaccine Ingredients:
Adverse events following immunization with vaccines containing adjuvants. Immunol Res, 2013
Review of the United States universal varicella vaccination program: Herpes zoster incidence rates, costeffectiveness, and vaccine efficacy based primarily on the Antelope Valley Varicella Active Surveillance Project data.Vaccine, 2013
Nonfebrile Seizures after Mumps, Measles, Rubella, and Varicella Zoster Virus Combination Vaccination with Detection of Measles Virus RNA in Serum, Throat, and Urine.Clinical and Vaccine Immuniology, 2013
Waning of Maternal Antibodies Against Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella in Communities With Contrasting Vaccination Coverage.Oxford Journals Medicine & Health The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2013
Unexpectedly Limited Durability of Immunity Following Acellular Pertussis Vaccination in PreAdolescents in a North American Outbreak.Oxford Journals Medicine & Health Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2012
Comparison of the Safety, Vaccine Virus Shedding, and Immunogenicity of Influenza Virus Vaccine, Trivalent, Types A and B, Live ColdAdapted, Administered to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infected and NonHIVInfected. Adults Oxford Journals Medicine & Health The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2000
Study: What is regressive autism and why does it occur? Is it the consequence of multi systemic dysfunction affecting the elimination of heavy metals and the ability to regulate neural temperature? North American Journal of Medical Science, 2009