So the question for today is this . . . Are we really being told the "truth" about what's in the products that we consume? I think NOT!!!!
Okay . . . I need you all to listen up . . . this is one of the most important things I will ever tell you . . . and yes . . . I'm going to get on my soapbox on this one!
So today we're going to talk about the processed food and supplements we put into our body. And obviously I can't mention any names. . . but most of the products we consume today, whether it be vitamins, minerals, probiotics, amino acids, enzymes, meal replacements like protein shakes, energy drink, over the counter drugs, prescription drugs, processed foods, snacks or drinks . . . have elements that are detrimental to our health. Yes . . . even the ones that say "all natural", "organic" or "pure".
You see . . . we as consumers are taught to "trust" what the label says. If it says "all natural", we believe it. If it says, "organic", we buy it, and if it says "pure" then that must be true and we trust it.
But is that really the "TRUTH"?
Okay . . . so the part that we're missing as consumers is this . . .
When a product says in the "Supplement Facts" or "Nutritional Facts" it contains all good elements, the one we're looking for . . . that part 99% of the time is the "truth".
BUT . . . the part that says "Other Ingredients" on that same label is the part that can kill us!
And unfortunately, the regulators of our products do not have to make sure they're looking out for our best interest.
The first "RED" flag we need to look for is this . . . as we spoke in previous Health Tips . . . if it contains "CANOLA" oil, throw it out. It's GMO and has small amounts of trans fatty acids among other detrimental elements.
Second "RED" flag . . . products that say . . . no sugar added or low sugar content for "no blood glucose (sugar) spikes" . . . they"re saying this due to what the label says on the "Supplement" or "Nutritional Facts" . . . which is most likely "true".
BUT . . . in that same product . . . look at the "other Ingredient" list. If it says cane sugar, dextrose, maltodextrin, fructose, glucose, lactose, sucrose, the list goes on and on. These are all "SUGAR" and they don't have to list them under the "supplement or nutrition" facts for the sugar content. So do they spike blood sugar? Absolutely, YES!. With 'Maltodextrin" being one of the worst! And it's in "everything"!
Third "RED" flag . . . listed in the "other ingredient" list is "Microcrystalline cellulose". It's used as an anti-caking agent so things don't stick together. BUT . . . what they don't tell us is that it's actually "WOOD PULP". Since when was it okay to ingest a "tree" every day?
Next "RED" flag . . . "Dicalcium phosphate". It's used as a tableting agent. And in processed food to eliminate odor. The U.S. National Library of Medicine talks about "radioactive" contents in "dicalcium phosphate" and the potential radiological risk to human populations. They state that this is particularly true for "dicalcium phosphate" (DCP), a food additive produced from either sulphuric acid or hydrochloric acid digestion of raw rock material. And when did it become okay to eat rocks that may have radioactivity?
And finally . . . "Silicon dioxide" is a quartz stone and is used as an anti-caking agent. The concern is the size of the particles used in supplements. "Powered silica" is said to be safe. But in 1997, the International Agency for research on Cancer classified "silicon dioxide" as a Group 1 "CARCINOGEN" for humans. Again . . . we are consuming "rocks" and this is a "cancer" causing agent.
WHAT IT WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?????
When did it become okay to lie about what we as consumer are eating, drinking and taking all in the name of "TRUST"????
These are just a few of the elements that we are consuming on a regular basis. It's no wonder why our digestive tract and intestines are all messed up. This is just one of the services I provide for my clients . . . finding the hidden dangers that are affecting our health and maybe even slowly killing us.
So read labels people!!!!!!
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