8 health foods that are NOT actually healthy
The “throw-away” products are being sold to us.
Correlation does NOT prove causation.
Now more than 90% of soy products are HIGHLY processed as well as being genetically modified
Whey is actually garbage from the dairy industry. It’s extremely high in antibiotics, steroids, artificial hormones, pesticides, stress chemicals and was thrown-out for most of history. In an effort to make more profit the dairy industry figured “hey! Why not just repackage this shit and sell it as a “protein supplement”!
So it is!
8 health foods that are NOT healthy
If you hear or read nothing else on this page get this:
NEVER EVER consume aspartame. And It is NOW in almost ALL dairy. Scary but true.
TRY TO NEVER CONSUME THESE:
- dairy. especially skim milk and yogurt (causes mucus, acne, breast cancer, dementia, high-blood pressure, allergies, colon cancer, prostate cancer and diabetes)
- wheat flour (unless it’s actually 100% or sprouted)
- whey (garbage)
- processed soy-isolate foods (whole edamame is still ok)
- sugar alcohols (very high glycemic)
- diet products (diet drinks, milk, diet bars)
- brominated vegetable oil
For sweeteners just
get stevia or agave or coconut sugar or just use dates!
Cow milk’s large fat molecule is acid- and mucus-forming in humans; thus we are all “lactose intolerant” to one degree or another. Our grandparents, with their strong genetics, withstood it well. Unfortunately, our own children with three generations of weakened genetics, are not faring so well. 8 health foods that are NOT healthy.
Every time I see a child with green snot running from his nose, I wish I could in some socially acceptable way beg his mother to get her child off diary.
I have counseled willing mothers about this often and invariably the mothers came back and said that the mucous problems disappeared or decreased when they eliminated dairy products.
Related asthma and allergies dramatically subsided as well. (Eliminating sugar at the same time, as well, is a very intelligent idea. It, too, is highly acidic in the blood—and therefore is quite mucous-causing .)
Fact: Baby humans need human breast milk until their eyeteeth come in at about 18 months (at which time they begin producing digestive enzymes to break down table food). Only baby cows need cow milk.
Nothing replaces human breast milk for infants 0-18 months. The best alternative, if breastfeeding is impossible, is raw goat milk (and definitely not soy milk, which is highly processed, allergen causing and typically genetically modified).
Ideally we will get our calcium from leafy greens, since nutrition from dairy products is bioavailable to cows but not humans.
Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) is vegetable oil, derived from corn or soy and bonded with the element bromine. It’s added to beverages as an emulsifier, to prevent the flavorings from separating and floating to the surface.
According to Scientific American,7 the numerous bromine atoms in BVO weigh down the citrus flavoring so that it mixes with sugar water, or in the case of flame retardants, slows down chemical reactions that cause a fire (the effectiveness of which is debatable, by the way).
Brominated flame retardants have lately undergone intense scrutiny, because research has shown that they are building up in people’s bodies, including women’s breast milk, around the world.
Bromine Can Significantly
Damage Your Thyroid
Bromines are endocrine disruptors, and part of the halide family, a group of elements that also includes fluorine, chlorine, and iodine. Studies suggest that BVO can build up in human tissues, and animal studies have linked large doses to reproductive and behavioral issues. One characteristic of bromine that makes it detrimental to your health is that it competes for the same receptors your body uses to capture iodine. If you are exposed to a lot of bromine, your body will not hold on to iodine, which is needed by every tissue, including your thyroid gland.
Iodine is crucial for proper thyroid function. Without iodine, your thyroid gland would be completely unable to produce thyroid hormone. Thirteen million Americans are estimated to have hypothyroidism, but the actual number is probably higher. Some experts claim that 10 to 40 percent of Americans have suboptimal thyroid function.
If you are one of those with suboptimal thyroid, your thyroid gland itself may not be the problem. You may instead be suffering from iodine deficiency brought on by inadequate consumption of iodine-rich foods and/or excessive bromine exposure, which ends up blocking your iodine uptake. This problem appears in conventional blood tests as a glandular problem, but is actually a problem of nutrition and/or toxicity.
The Risks of Bromine Reaches
Well Beyond Your Thyroid
The buildup of bromine in your body can result in iodine deficiency and bromine toxicity12 that can manifest a variety of serious health problems over time, including the following:
- Increased cancer risk: Iodine deficiency can increase your risk for cancers of the thyroid gland, breast,13 ovary, and prostate as a result of “bromide dominance”14
- Infertility: One animal study found that rats receiving one percent BVO in their feed suffered impaired fertility, and at two percent, they became completely infertile15
- Psychological/psychiatric problems: Because bromine is a central nervous system depressant, it can produce acute paranoia, psychosis, and other types of mental illness. In an audio interview, physician Jorge Flechas reported that between 1920 and 1960, at least 20 percent of all hospital admissions for “acute paranoid schizophrenia” were a result of common bromine exposure16
- Skin rashes and lesions (bromoderma tuberosum): Severe acne, folliculitis, papules, pustules, and other skin eruptions17
- Miscellaneous other problems: Fatigue, anorexia, abdominal pain, metallic taste, and cardiac arrhythmias (triggered by iodine depletion)18
Scientific American19 cites two case studies that illustrate how bromine toxicity can threaten your health. In 1997, emergency room doctors at University of California, Davis, reported a patient with severe bromine intoxication from drinking two to four liters of orange soda every day. He developed headaches, fatigue, ataxia (loss of muscle coordination), and memory loss.20
Then in 2003, a 63-year-old Ohio man developed ulcers on his swollen hands after drinking eight liters of Red Ruby Squirt every day for several months. The man was diagnosed with bromoderma, a rare skin hypersensitivity to bromine exposure. The patient quit drinking the brominated soft drink and months later recovered.21
Government and Industry Claim BVO Is ‘Safe Enough’
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) permitted the use of BVO on an interim basis—meaning, temporary approval pending additional study—way back in 1970.22 This effectively means they did not feel there was enough evidence to support the designation of GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) without further scientific investigation. But four decades is not temporary! Yes, 44 years later, those studies have not been done and BVO is STILL on the “interim” list. Why? It boils down to one more example of how FDA favors policies that protect big industry at the expense of public health.
According to the FDA, changing the status of BVO would be costly and is “not a public health priority” at this time. Other food additives that are in similar FDA limbo include saccharin, mannitol, and acrylonitrile. You are swimming in a sea of chemicals that are essentially untested—well, you and your children ARE the test subjects…23
In 1977, FDA established what it considered to be a safe limit for BVO in beverages—15 parts per million. But some scientists say that limit is based on thin data that is several decades old and should be revised.24,25 Toxicity testing has changed significantly over the past few decades. It is now possible to observe neurodevelopmental, hormonal, and reproductive changes across multiple generations of laboratory animals, not possible decades ago.