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How do I Read Food Labels?

June 6, 2016

 

First of all, if one follows the whole food concept of no boxes, packages, cans, or bottles then…

There, that takes care of food labels.

Okay, get started by looking at this article 10 Things That Have Changed On American Food Labels: Will This Help Heal Our Sick Nation?

Cans and some bottles are lined with BPA, which has definitely been shown to be toxic and associated with prostate and rectal cancer. Could some of this be the result of cleaning ourselves with toilet paper that also contains BPA? Most plastic containers are terrible. Glass is the best but not always convenient.

Then you look at the additives… the so-called preservatives and fortifiers.

The first poison is sugar. High fructose corn syrup reeks more havoc on our bodies than any other sweetener. The fact is that we need to avoid sugar. Obviously, there is natural sugar contained in fruits but this does not cause insulin spikes like high fructose corn syrup. High insulin is extremely detrimental to hormone and chemical balance.

Even if the label says no trans fat this can be hidden in small amounts in the other ingredients. If it says hydrogenated anywhere on the label there are trans fats. As far as preservatives, the FDA may say that the individual chemicals are not toxic in the small amounts found in the product. However, the collective effect of these toxins over 40-50-60 years…That is what I deal with now.

Food coloring is terrible. The word natural means nothing. And simple things such as sodium benzoate can prevent the conversion of vitamin D2 to the active D3 form in the skin despite sunlight exposure. That’s why we are all deficient in vitamin D unless it is supplemented. The current trend is to add vitamin K 2 at the same time you do the D3 supplement. I agree this appears to improve the effectiveness of vitamin D3.

Another brief comment about the “% daily value.” Well, if nutrients were removed during processing and added back to “fortify” the commercial product, then we may be dealing with synthetic vitamins. A long time ago, I presented the isomer concept.

Put your right hand up in front of your face. Then put up your left hand opposite your right and this represents the image of your right hand in a mirror. Now take the image out of the mirror and bring it around to your right hand. Hmmm… The two hands (chemical structure) are very similar but not identical. One is the isomer or mirror image of the other. If your right hand is natural vitamin C, the receptors in the body look for this particular chemical structure as far as vitamin C. A synthetic form made in the laboratory may be in the isomer form like the left hand. This can be completely useless because it can occupy receptor sites with no effect.

So those are my two bits worth. Read the article and if you want to pursue this further it is accompanied by good references. Also feel free to contact me. 

 

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