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Five Toxic Chemicals You Ingest Daily

Five Toxic Chemicals You Ingest Daily

MSG 1/5 

    MSG (Monosodium Glutamate): is a sodium salt of glutamic acid. 

    If your farts smell poisonous you’re probably having a reaction to MSG. Stomach bloating after meals? Usually MSG. If it’s bottled, bagged, frozen, canned or powdered, more than likely, it contains MSG.  Not just found in Chinese food … your favorite fast food chains use MSG regularly. 


    SIDE EFFECTS: hyperactivity in children, lethargy, asthma, food allergies, bloating, obesity, epilepsy, migraine headaches, see more

    FOUND IN: Potato chips, broths & stocks, sausage, cold cuts, parmesan, Caesar salad dressing, ranch dressing, whey protein, soy sauce, most powdered packets, granola bars, fruit snacks, candy bars, gum, and much more.  

    CODE NAMES: natural flavors, natural flavorings, hydrolyzed yeastautolyzed yeast, hydrolyzed protein, hydrolyzed soy protein, soy extract, hydrolyzed vegetable proteins, textured protein, soy sauce, protein isolate, modified corn starch, yeast extract, modified food starch, Ve-tsin, E621.


      COAL TAR DYES: Dye originally made from coal-tar oil. Today it is synthesized from petroleum.

      Every wonder why your child can’t sit still? Try reading the ingredients in your kid’s shampoo?  Recent scientific studies link Coal Tar Dyes to a wide variety of health problems including ADD, ADHD, asthma attacks and cancer.  Coal Tar Dyes have been banned in many countries and California’s Proposition 65 requires the Cancer Warning on any products containing Coal Tar Dyes. What else do you need?

      METHOD OF POISONING: Absorbtion (skin), ingestion, inhalation, injectiondermal (a dab will do).

      SIDE EFFECTS: thyroid tumors, brain tumors, adrenal gland tumors, cancer, asthma attacks, ADD, ADHD, fatigue, lack of concentration, nervousness, increased risk for Hodgkin’s disease, hyperactivity, hives, nasal congestion, bronchoconstriction, see more…

      FOUND IN:  toothpaste, shampoo, hair dye, chewing gum, bubble bath, soap, cough syrup, fish, meats, energy drinks, ice cream, medications, cookies, green peas, vegetables, jellies, sauces, cherries, canned fruit, custard mix, instant puddings, flavored chips, kool-aid, marzipan, jam, jelly, marmalade, mustard, horseradish, yogurt, noodles, pickles, pickled products, fruit squash, fruit cordial, chips, tim tams, donut mixes, hard candies, lipstick, and much more…

      CODE NAME(S): D&C Blue 1Blue 2, Green 3, Green 5, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, FD&C Yellow 5, FD&C Yellow 6, Citrus Red 2, D&C Red 33, (D&C Red #37, Red 3, Red 40, Annatto, Asorubine, Carmoisine.

      - In the USA, the following seven artificial colorings are permitted in food (the most - common in bold) as of 2007 :

      FD&C Blue No. 1 – Brilliant Blue FCFE133 (blue shade)

      FD&C Blue No. 2 – IndigotineE132 (indigo shade)

      FD&C Green No. 3 – Fast Green FCFE143 (turquoise shade)

      FD&C Red No. 40 – Allura Red ACE129 (red shade)

      FD&C Red No. 3 – ErythrosineE127 (pink shade, of used in glacé cherries)

      FD&C Yellow No. 5 – TartrazineE102 (yellow shade)

      FD&C Yellow No. 6 – Sunset Yellow FCFE110 (orange shade)

      ASPARTAME 3/5

        Aspartame: Genetically Modified, synthetic sugar substitute. Artificial sweetener.  

        "Aspartame is, by far, the most dangerous substance on the market that is added to foods.“  ~ Dr. Joseph Mercola

        Be wary of all things SUGAR-FREE.  Reported to increase craving for carbohydrates and despite repeated scientific reports of Aspartame contributing to obesity, dizziness, headaches and seizures it can still be found in over 1,200 food products. 

        METHOD OF POISONING:  Ingestion, absorption (skin)

        SIDE EFFECTS: brain tumors, weight gain, seizures, impaired visionneural cell damage, migraines, dizziness, rashes, depression, fatigue, tachycardia, insomnia, heart palpitations, anxiety attacks, tinnitus, vertigo, memory loss, joint pain, see more… 

        FOUND IN: table top sweeteners, diet drinks, sugar free drinks, cereal, chewing gum, sugar free candy,shaving gel, cooking sauce, breath mints, carbonated soft drinks,flavored syrups, flavored water, ice cream, fruit spreadsgelatin, ice cream, instant cocoa mix, fat free yogurt, sugar free ketchup, jams, see more…

        CODE NAME(S): sugar free, no sugar added, NutraSweet, Equal Spoonful, Benevia, NatraTaste.

        “1974 The FDA approves the artificial sweetener aspartame after its manufacturer, G.D. Searle & Company, submits study results showing its safety. A year later an FDA task force will find evidence that some of the data submitted buy Searle had been falsified to hide results showing animals fed aspartame had developed seizures and brain tumors, but no recall or ban will be enacted.” (SOURCE: “The Hundred-Year Lie: How to Protect Yourself from the Chemicals That Are Destroying Your Health” by Randall Fitzgerald,)

        TRICLOSAN 4/5

          Triclosan - is a potent wide spectrum antibacterial and antifungal agent.

          Found in antibacterial hand soap, toothpaste, etc. Instead of killing bacteria it can make it stronger and more resilient. Most germs are caused by virus and not bacteria so antifungal bacteria’s offer no real protection. As Triclosan accumulates in your body it can become an endocrine disruptor, which can interfere with thyroid hormone function and estrogen.

          METHOD OF POISONING: Absorption (skin), ingestion,

          SIDE EFFECTS: kills human cells, promote  disease-causing bacteria, decreased fertility, disorder in the endocrine system, allergies, skin irritation, weakening of immune system, mouth ulcers.

          WARNING: Can be contaminated with dioxin (toxic chemicals associated with cancer of the stomach, sinus lining, liver, and lymph system). When combined with chlorine in tap water it forms chloroform, which the United States Environmental Protection Agency classifies as a probable human carcinogen

          FOUND IN: toothpaste, antimicrobial soaps, acne creams, some conventional tampons, toys, bedding, clothing, U.S. streams, see more.

          CODENAME(S): CH 3635, Irgasan Ch 3635, Irgasan DP 300, and Ster-Zac, 2,4,4’-Trichloro-2’-hydroxyphenyl

          The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Union and the Environmental Protection Agency classify Triclosan as a probable human carcinogen.

          HFCS 5/5

            High Fructose Corn Syrup: Sweetener derived from corn through enzymatic processing to convert glucose into fructose. A cheaper alternative to natural sugar.

            Ever wonder why bread is free in most restaurants yet you have to pay for water? It’s because bread contains HFCS which cuts off the brains communication to leptin (a hormone critical for appetite regulation). As a result, we overeat. 

            The consumption of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in the U.S. has increased 10,673 percent between 1970 and 2005.” (SOURCE: USDA Dietary Assessment of Major Trends in U.S. Food Consumption Report)

            METHOD OF POISONING: Ingestion

            SIDE EFFECTS: Weight gain and obesity, diabetes, tooth decay, LDL cholesterol & triglycerides increase, heart attack, heart disease, anemia, compromised immunity, fatigue, mood swings, withdrawals.

            FOUND IN: soda, bread, candy, soft drinks, lunch meats, fast foods, cookies, frozen foods,  yogurt, salad dressing, ice cream, breakfast cereal, trail mix, cake mix, fruit juices (even orange juice), chocolate milk, sports drinks, energy drinks, bread, ketchup, mustard, Dijon mustard, barbecue sauce, chocolate, crackers, canned fruit, canned vegetables, granola bars, peanut butter, jelly, jam, syrup, pesto, soy sauce, teriyaki, see more.

            CODE NAME(S): HFCS, glucose-fructose syrup, glucose, fructose.