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70,000 food additives approved by the FDA - What you don't know will hurt you

6/26/2014 - There are over 70,000 food additives approved by the FDA, from artificial ingredients to genetically modified ones, and from "all natural" to GRAS -- generally recognized as safe. Cosmetics and personal care products are even worse, with virtually no regulations on chemicals, and your skin absorbs whatever...

'Safety assessments' on nearly all common food additives found to be manipulated by processed food industry: Study

8/20/2013 - New research published in the journal, JAMA Internal Medicine, has verified that the vast majority of the 10,000-or-so chemical additives currently allowed in food are backed only by industry-funded and supported safety assessments. And a large percentage of these have never even been submitted to the...

Three sources of food additives that may surprise you

10/2/2012 - It is commonly known that fast food, frozen pizzas and candy bars are filled with taste enhancers and other food additives. But did you know that food additives are also lurking in products that would seem at a glance to contain just one ingredient? Ironically, some of these items may even be things...

A Hundred Health Sapping Neurotoxins are Hidden in Packaged and Restaurant Food

5/11/2009 - What is it that stands between you and vibrant health? People who have spent a fortune on supplements, gotten plenty of exercise and bought high quality food still find themselves unable to answer this question. For many of them, the answer lies in neurotoxins hidden in even the most healthy sounding...

Remove Food Additives From Hyperactive Children's Diets, Experts Suggest

7/15/2008 - A properly supervised trial eliminating colours and preservatives from the diet of hyperactive children should be considered a part of the standard treatment, says an editorial in the British Medical Journal. Although a substantial body of evidence shows a link between attention deficit hyperactivity...

Halloween sugar, food additives and the commercialization of holidays

10/30/2007 - This year at the annual sugar-and-food-additives fest for children called "Halloween," I think parents should skip the middle step of handing out candy and just hand out Ritalin directly to the kids. I say this in jest, of course, since I am adamantly against the use of Ritalin in children, but let's...

Ground-Breaking Study Links Food Additives to Hyperactivity in Children

9/27/2007 - In a landmark study published in The Lancet, commonly used artificial food colorings and the preservative sodium benzoate have been strongly linked to hyperactivity in children, triggering renewed vigor in the decades-long campaign by activists to ban artificial food additives from food marketed to...

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, has a simple cause: poor nutrition and food additives

8/19/2004 - New research is appearing now that's showing the link between the consumption of food additives by children -- especially food colorings -- and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Well-informed parents have long realized that the consumption of food additives causes hyperactivity in their...

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