Here's a quick list of just a few highly common food additives and their known related health risks which are considered, by our government, to be perfectly safe. Safe enough even for your children.
1.) BHT - Added to most breakfast cereals, potato chips, chewing gum, baked goods and other high fat content foods to preserve the fat from going rancid. BHT is a substance used in commercial cleaning products which is linked to cancer and tumors.
2.) MSG - Mono sodium Glutamate is added to all kinds of foods such as processed meats, canned vegetables and soups to enhance flavor. MSG is so common in Chinese food that there has actually been a commonly understood slang term "Chinese food syndrome" which denotes the sickness people sometimes feel after eating at Chinese restaurants. The last time my family ate out at one of our local Chinese restaurants my wife, who is from Russia where they don't use such chemicals as MSG, was so sick that she was bed-ridden until the next afternoon. Her symptoms were consistent with those commonly reported from MSG: Vomiting, headache, nausea, weakness, sweating and heart palpitations. Incidentally, since the health risks of MSG have been so heavily scrutinized over the years, the additive has taken on many other names (over a dozen) in an effort to disguise its presence in your food. Please research this.
3. ) Growth hormones injected into our livestock which, conveniently, allow the animals to grow much bigger much faster so that they become more profitable, but have been proven to cause a wide array of health problems. Did you know that the average woman's shoe size in the U.S. just a few decades ago was size 7. Today...size 10. There are studies that have linked this bizarre phenomenon to the massive abundance of growth hormones in our food supply.
4.) Aspartame - Found in most everything we consume that is "sugar free", "diet" or "low calorie" including diet soft drinks, chewing gum, Kool-Aid, Crystal Light, and many children's medications. Aspartame breaks down at room temperature to form methanol, formaldehyde and formic acid. Recent testing has revealed the extreme health risks related to ingestion of Aspartame.
But the FDA says it's okay, and so it goes into our nations food and medicine supply with the blind consumption of most of the population. After all, the government wouldn't allow anything bad to happen to us, would it?
Just look at the major health problems so abundant in our country, which are not nearly as prevalent in most other countries that still eat food the hard way - natural and untreated. Diseases such as many forms of cancer, diabetes, obesity, endometriosis and an absolute epidemic of allergies just to name a few. If you think this is just more paranoid nonsense, please...DO THE RESEARCH! The proof is there, it's just not promoted on television or by the government.
Is it a coincidence that we now turn desperately to our Federal Government to take responsibility for our health care? There's a very simple tactic used by those who sell drugs which has pretty consistent results. Let your potential customer try the drugs, then, sell the customer what he needs. Simple. So if the government wants us dependent and compliant, they simply need to create a problem and then offer the solution.
Not to mention the results of alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs, the related diseases and deaths of which number in the multi-millions every year.
It's all about control. Population control. Tax control. Media control. Military control. Wealth control.
And who pays for it all? After all, modern life is mighty busy. Busy paying bills, talking on our mobile phones and texting, posting on Facebook and Myspace, watching television, working 60-80 hour weeks to pay down that mortgage and pay off both cars. Too busy to grow our own fruit and vegetables. Too busy to make our own meals at home. Too busy to read to our children. Thank goodness for the McDrive-thru. Thank goodness for the Rockstar and Monster and Red Bull that help us through our busy day!
Obviously this recipe for health is not working. Perhaps its time we question the powers that have our best interest at heart.