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Stearates In Vitamins/Supplements – How Healthy Are Your Vitamins?

Check your supplements or vitamins for Magnesium Stearate,  Calcium Stearate or Stearate Acid and read the following article.

For any vitamin, look instead for the herb alternative.  Example, instead of Vitamin C, take Amla Berry, Acerola, etc.  Question where your Vitamin C came from, how was it processed?  Note the word “processed”.

Machines produce those pretty tablets or capsules at high speed the and  Stearates added enable these tablets/capsules to speed through the machines without gumming.

This process using Stearates to give your body supplement end up giving you toxicity and decreased absorption.

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http://www.drrons.com/why-no-additives-in-dr-rons-supplements.htm

Beware of Additives in Supplements

Stearates – Hydrogenated Fats Used in the Production of Most Supplements– Decrease Absorption and May Be Toxic
and Immunosuppressive

by Ron Schmid, ND, ©2003

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Magnesium stearate, stearic acid and calcium stearate, made by hydrogenating cottonseed or palm oil, are used throughout the supplements industry as lubricants. They are added to the raw materials in supplements so that production machinery will run at maximum speeds. These fatty substances coat every particle of the nutrients, so the particles will flow rapidly. This ensures that production schedules will meet profit targets.

Cottonseed oil has the highest content of pesticide residues of all commercial oils; cotton crops are heavily sprayed. In the hydrogenation process, the oil is subjected to high heat and pressure in the presence of a metal catalyst for several hours, creating a hydrogenated saturated fat. Hydrogenated vegetable fats contain altered molecules derived from fatty acids that may be toxic. The metal catalyst used in the hydrogenation process may also contaminate the stearates produced (see Erasmus, Fats and Oils).

While toxicity is one problem, decreased absorption is another. In a study published in the journal Pharmaceutical Technology, the percent dissolution for capsules after 20 minutes in solution went from 90% without stearates to 25% with stearates. This delays the absorption of nutrients. Individuals with impaired digestion may have particular difficulty absorbing nutrients coated with stearates.

Another problem with stearates: concentrated doses of stearic acid suppress the action of T-cells, a key component of the immune system. The article “Molecular basis for the immunosuppressive action of stearic acid on T cells” appeared in the journal Immumology in 1990.

  • Companies that manufacture and transport magnesium stearate must file a Material Safety Data Sheet with the Environmental Protection Agency because concentrated magnesium stearate is classified as a hazardous substance.
  • Its uses are listed as “ammunition, dusting powder, paint and varnish drier, binder, and emulsifier.” The section “Human Health Data” states that “Inhalation may irritate the respiratory tract” and “Acute ingestion may cause gastroenteritis.”
  • Under the heading “Regulatory Information,” the paper states, “This product is hazardous under the criteria of the Federal OSHA Hazard Communication Standard.” This information may be viewed at the web site www.hummelcroton.com/msds/mgstear_m.html
  • Supplements manufacturers pass off magnesium stearate as a benign form of magnesium. Magnesium stearate is the magnesium salt of stearic acid, which is also used in supplements for the same purposes. The argument is made that small amounts of these substances do no harm. But do you really want them in your supplements every day? Remember, the sole purpose of using these substances is to make the machines go faster. Supplements can be made without them-it just takes more time, care, and attention to detail.

How Much Hydrogenated Lubricant Oils Are You Getting With Your Supplements?
Up to 5% of the average 1000 mg capsule or tablet is magnesium stearate. That’s 50 milligrams. Suppose you take 8 capsules or tablets a day. That’s 250 a month – or 12,500 mg of this hydrogenated oil, nearly half an ounce. That works out to about 6 ounces of hydrogenated oils a year, from just 8 pills a day. Many people take more supplements, and ingest pounds of this toxic oil we try to avoid in our diets – while directly inhibiting the utilization of the nutrients they’re supplementing!

100% Additive-Free Supplements.
Remember, the sole purpose of using these oils is to make the machines go faster. Supplements can be made without them – it just takes more time, care and attention to detail. Our exclusive process yields absolutely pure supplements – no lubricants, binders, flowing agents, fillers, dyes or additives of any kind – only the pure nutrients.”

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NOTOCHEMO’S CONCLUSION:  Read every label before you purchase.  I have checked “name” brands and they contain some kind of stearate.  How disgusting!  What are you feeding your family?

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October 8, 2009 Posted by | Healthy Alert, Toxic Toxic Toxic | Leave a comment

Disgusting Pictures – China Chickens – Be Warned

I came across this a few years ago and saw it again.  Here is the link  – I could not bring the pictures over here.

Be warned – very disgusting pictures.

Photoshop?

I don’t think so.  Heard about this from Singaporeans where the govt took Made In China soy products off the shelves when factories in China were exposed for using human hair to make soy sauce.

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http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=14220

August 28, 2009 Posted by | Toxic Toxic Toxic | Leave a comment

Soy Sauce Made In China Made From Hair?

I heard about this from friends in SEA but never got hold of any article so far until I received this.

Maybe it’s a hoax but I have lost faith in Made In China stuff – saw an expose on their dirty chickens being marinated in lots of sauces and sold to the public!

There’s always Japanese soy which I trust a whole lot more.  Plus, take a look at a favorite soy of raw food lovers – Nama Shoyu.

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http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/weblog/comments/4292/

Hair-Made Soy Sauce: An Update

Status: Gross news

Back in January 2004 I posted a short entry about a factory in China that had been caught making soy sauce out of human hair. I also mentioned the incident in Hippo Eats Dwarf (p.76). Now more gruesome details have emerged, published in the Internet Journal of Toxicology (link via Boing Boing).

In late 2003, there was an alternatively produced soy sauce named “Hongshuai Soy Sauce” in China. The soy sauce was marketed as “blended using latest bioengineering technology” by a food seasoning manufacturer, suggesting that the soy sauce was not generated in a traditional way using soy and wheat. The Hongshuai Soy Sauce was sold at a relatively low price in Mainland China and became very popular among the public. The people found its taste to be similar to other brands. Because of its low price, many catering services in schools and colleges decided to use this new product.

An investigation led by TV journalists then revealed why the soy sauce was so cheap. It was being manufactured from an amino acid powder (or syrup) bought from a manufacturer in Hubei province.

When asking how the amino acid syrup (or powder) was generated, the manufacturer replied that the powder was generated from human hair. Because the human hair was gathered from salon, barbershop and hospitals around the country, it was unhygienic and mixed with condom, used hospital cottons, used menstrual cycle pad, used syringe, etc. After filtered by the workers, the hair would then cut small for being processed into amino acid syrup. The technicians admitted that they would not consume the human-hair soy sauce because the dirty and unhygienic hair was used to make amino acid syrup. A quality monitoring staff also revealed that though the hair may not be toxic itself, it definitely consisted of bacteria and other micro-organisms.

Lovely. But what the article doesn’t mention, but which I believe to be true, is that soy sauce isn’t the only food product made out of this cheap hair-made amino acid powder. The stuff is also sold in large quantities to the bakery industry which uses it as a source of L-cysteine to make dough softer and more elastic. Think about that next time you’re chewing on a bagel.

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NOTOCHEMO’S CONCLUSION:  I don’t buy China herbs anymore.  I’m sticking to Braggs Amino Acids.

August 28, 2009 Posted by | Toxic Toxic Toxic | Leave a comment

Realemon 100% Lemon – Did You Read The Ingredients – 100% Preservatives

I almost bought this once upon a time – saw the 100% lemon juice – until I read the ingredients.

Sodium benzoate

Sodium metabisulfite

Sodium Sulfite

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Realemon RealemonWord


INGREDIENTS:
Lemon juice from concentrate (water, concentrated lemon juice), sodium benzoate, sodium metabisulfite and sodium sulfite (preservatives), lemon oil.

Contains concentrate from the United States & Argentina.

Contains 100% lemon juice.
The Juice of 10 Quality Lemons.

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NOTOCHEMO’S CONCLUSION: Fresh lemons, and organic, when possible.  If I get non-organic, I soak them in a bowl of vinegar and water, and scrub lightly with a brush.

August 28, 2009 Posted by | Toxic Toxic Toxic | Leave a comment

What Are You Feeding Your Lips? Lead Lipsticks Or Safe Shimmers?

What do you feed your lips?

I used Maybelline, Estee Lauder, Clinique, and a whole range of lipsticks in the past – usually going more with the color I liked more than anything else.

Now, I use only Burt’s Bees shimmer lip glosses.  So, they don’t stick like glue and they last only so long for a small tube.

Look at the list below that lists lead in lipsticks.

Above the list, is part of the extract from the article saying to hang on to these lipsticks because they contain only such a miniscule amount of lead.

For me, having to mind the pollutants in the air, fluoride in city water, parasites walking through a park or from having a dog, and the extra efforts to buy Non-GMO or Non-GE products, I want simple and sure, I’m sticking to Burt’s Bees shimmers.

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http://safecosmetics.org/article.php?id=223

Lipstick

Lead-free Lipstick Is Possible

The good news is that lipstick doesn’t need to contain lead: 39 percent of lipsticks tested by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics were lead-free – including a $1.99 tube of Wet & Wild. Obviously, it is possible to make lead-free red lipstick.

So why aren’t all companies doing so?

Because they don’t have to. It’s legal for lipstick and other cosmetic products sold in the United States to contain unlimited amounts of lead. While some companies are taking care to use raw materials that are not contaminated with lead and to purchase lead-free pigments, other companies are not taking these precautions.

  • If you own these lipsticks, hang on to them—in 2007, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics deemed them suitable; each lipstick contains less than 0.02 parts per million (ppm) of lead:
  • Lipsticks with non-detectable levels of lead (less  than  0.02  parts  per  million)
    Avon: Ultra Color Rich Cherry Jubilee
    Body Shop: Lip Colour Garnet
    Body Shop: Lip Colour Garnet
    Clinique: Long  Last  Lipstick  Merlot
    Dior: Replenishing  Lipcolor  Red  Premiere
    Estee Lauder: Maraschino
    MAC: Matte Lipstick Viva  Glam  1
    Revlon: Superlustrous Love That  Red
    Revlon: Superlustrous Bed of Roses
    Revlon: Colorstay Lipcolor Red Velvet
    Tarte: Inside Out Vitamin Lipstick
    Wet N Wild: Mega Colors Cherry Blossom
    Wet N Wild: Mega Colors Cherry Blossom
  • These lipsticks had higher detectable levels of lead—from 0.03 ppm to 0.65 ppm. If you own any of these, consider swapping them for a $10 Lavera coupon so you can get a new, natural lipstick:
  • Lipsticks  with  detectable  levels  of  lead  but  less  than  0.1  ppm  lead  (the FDA-recommended  limit  for  candy)
    MAC Matte Lipstick Viva Glam
    Revlon Love That Red
    Cover Girl Queen Collection Ruby Remix
    Clinique Long Last Paprika
    Dior Replenishing Lipcolor Red Premiere
    Body Shop Garnet
    Wet N Wild Cherry Frost
    Clinique Angel Red
    Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer Merlot

    • Lipsticks with lead levels higher than 0.1  ppm
      Maybelline Moisture Extreme Scarlet Simmer
      Cover Girl Incredifull Lipcolor Maximum Red
      Peacekeeper Paint Me Compassionate
      Maybelline Moisture Extreme Midnight Red
      Maybelline Moisture Extreme Cocoa Plum
      Dior Addict Positive Red
      Cover Girl Continuous Color Cherry Brandy
      L’Oreal Colour Riche True Red
      Cover Girl Incredifull Lipcolor Maximum Red
      L’Oreal Colour Riche Classic Wine
      L’Oreal Colour Riche True Red
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NOTOCHEMO’S CONCLUSION: My health is not worth the miniscule amounts of toxins from this product, that product – these miniscules add up.

August 28, 2009 Posted by | Toxic Toxic Toxic | Leave a comment

Feeding Your Skin – Could That Be The Cause? What’s In Your Cosmetics Skincare?

Make-up, skincare, big brand names, or whatever,  a great deal of these are filled with chemicals, imagine applying these chemicals into your skin.

Once upon a time, I used cosmetics without thinking.  In fact, I liked the “branded” names to feel good and thought I’ll pay extra for the better items.

I was interested in “healthy” skincare after I moved to the US, and saw the various options available here.

Even then, I did not seriously consider the impact of applying “chemical” cosmetics to my skin.

Now, I use an Aubrey Organics cleanser to clean and coconut oil to moisturize.

For makeup, I use mineral powder (after the coconut oil is absorbed into the skin), Suncoat eyeliner and Burt’s Bees shimmer lip gloss.

For winter skin, I have applied a ghee and honey mixture over my face and wash and cleanse as usual – it really works – my skin is soft and does not dry and pull as easily.

The list below is quite comprehensive.

See the first ingredient – parabens – you will see on “no parabens” or “paraben-free” on cosmetics/skincare but if you read the other ingredients, you may still spot other chemicals.

That last ingredient is used to make sodium benzoate (used to preserve food – I have another post on sodium benzoate).

http://www.mercolahealthyskin.com/skincare-offer.aspx

Ingredient

Use

Dangers

Parabens Heavily used preservatives in the cosmetic industry; used in an estimated 13,200 cosmetic and skin care products. Studies implicate their connection with cancer because their hormone-disrupting qualities mimic estrogen and could disrupt your body’s endocrine system.
Mineral Oil, Paraffin, and Petrolatum These petroleum products coat the skin like plastic – clogging pores and creating a build-up of toxins. They can slow cellular development,creating earlier signs of aging. They’re implicated as a suspected cause of cancer. Plus, they can disrupt hormonal activity. When you think about black oil pumped from deep underground, ask yourself why you’d want to put that kind of stuff on your skin…
Sodium laurel or lauryl sulfate (SLS), also known as sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) Found in over 90% of personal care products!They break down your skin’s moisture barrier, potentially leading to dry skin with premature aging. And because they easily penetrate your skin, they can allow other chemicals easy access. SLS combined with other chemicals may become a “nitrosamine” – a potent carcinogen.
Acrylamide Found in many facial creams. Linked to mammary tumors.
Propylene glycol Common cosmetic moisturizer and carrier for fragrance oils. May cause dermatitis and skin irritation. May inhibit skin cell growth. Linked to kidney and liver problems.
Phenol carbolic acid Found in many lotions and skin creams. Can cause circulatory collapse, paralysis, convulsions, coma, and even death from respiratory failure.
Dioxane Hidden in ingredients such as PEG, polysorbates, laureth, ethoxylated alcohols. Very common in personal care products. These chemicals are often contaminated with high concentrations of highly volatile 1,4-dioxane that’s easily absorbed through the skin. Its carcinogenicity was first reported in 1965, and later confirmed in studies including one from the National Cancer Institute in 1978. Nasal passages are considered extremely vulnerable, making it, in my opinion, a really bad idea to use these things on your face.
Toluene May be very poisonous! Made from petroleum and coal tar… found in most synthetic fragrances. Chronic exposure linked to anemia, lowered blood cell count, liver or kidney damage…May affect a developing fetus.

Brad Reed is a writer living in Boston. His work has previously appeared in the American Prospect Online, and he blogs frequently at Sadly, No

August 28, 2009 Posted by | Toxic Toxic Toxic | Leave a comment

What Is In Your Ham and Cheese Sandwich?

I’ve had people tell me – the amount is so small that over a lifetime, it shouldn’t affect a person’s health, or “I’ve been eating this stuff forever, I’m fine” – if I were them, I might feel the same.

But hubby’s anticancer journey has given me new choices.

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http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/question233.htm

“What is sodium nitrate? It seems like lots of meats contain it. Is it in any way harmful?

Sodium nitrate (NaNO3) and its close relative sodium nitrite (NaNO2) arepreservatives that you find in lots of processed meats. Stuff like salami, hot dogs, pepperoni, bologna, ham, bacon and SPAM all normally contain sodium nitrate as one of the ingredients. Fresh meats generally do not contain any added chemicals, so the question is, “Why is sodium nitrate added to all of these processed meats?”

There are two reasons for adding these chemicals to processed meats:

  • They preserve the color of the meat (meaning that it looks pink like SPAM rather than gray like cooked hamburger). You have probably noticed that nearly all meats that contain sodium nitrate or sodium nitrite remain pink or red even though they are cooked during processing.
  • These chemicals inhibit botulism to some degree.

The jury is out on how harmful these substances are. Sodium nitrite reacts with stomach acid and other chemicals in the stomach to produce nitrosamines, which have been shown to cause cancer in animals when consumed in large quantities. However, there’s not much sodium nitrate/nitrite in meats, and we consume sodium nitrate/nitrite from other foods as well, so it is not clear that they are harmful in the quantities we get from meats. Some people recommend that small children and pregnant women avoid these chemicals altogether just to be safe. Since neither canned chicken nor tuna have any redness to protect, they generally do not contain nitrate.”

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NOTOCHEMO’S CONCLUSION: Toxic is toxic in any amount.  Depending on each person, small or large quantity of sodium nitrate is relative, but\ I wouldn’t risk eating foods with sodium nitrate, how would I know what my level of immunity is at any given time?  I enjoy the occasional hotdog and I would choose one that is free of sodium nitrate.  Too bad it took hubby to fight cancer for me to be more aware of healthy choices.

August 28, 2009 Posted by | Toxic Toxic Toxic | Leave a comment

Most Heinous Fast Food – Cheeseburger Fries – Oreo Pizza


I have never heard of some of these.

I’ve had KFC a long time ago, really enjoyed the flavor but I choose not to eat it.  Would I never again?  Don’t know, learned the hard way, never say never.  But I definitely more conscious choices now.

Look at the list below – cheeseburger fries – meat and cheese COMPOUND molded into a stick and fried.

Not just pizza, but oreo cookies on pizza!

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http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_18959.cfm

“The Fast Food Industry’s 7 Most Heinous Concoctions

Although the organic movement has certainly started to influence how Americans think about their food, it is still no match for the American fast food industry, which continuously finds creative new ways of piling sugar, salt and fat on a plate and charging customers $4.99 for the privilege of eating it.

In recent years, in fact, some of America’s favorite chains have gone above and beyond the call of duty and concocted thoroughly repellent dishes that make the Double Quarter Pounder look like a celery stick. These companies have offered Americans these revolting meals despite the fact that roughly one-third of the country is now obese, a deplorable state of affairs that accounting firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers estimates costs the U.S. health-care system $200 billion a year in wasted spending.

In this article, we’ll name and shame the very worst offenders, whether they’re 1,400-calorie hamburgers or 550-calorie cups of coffee. So let’s get things rolling with …

No. 7 — The Krispy Kreme Doughnut Sundae

Two years ago, the brain trust at Krispy Kreme decided to answer the age-old question of how to make ice cream sundaes even less healthy. The solution, it turns out, is to remove bananas, strawberries or anything that looks remotely like it might contain nutrients, and replace it with a doughnut.

When the sundae — known affectionately as the Kool Kreme — premiered in Tacoma, Wash., customers had the choice of adding several toppings, including bits of Snickers, Butterfinger, Heath and Junior Mints. They could add some fruit as well, of course, but what’s the point? If you regularly eat a doughnut sundae, no level of Vitamin C will save you.

No. 6 — Starbucks’s Mocha Coconut Frappuccino Blended Coffee With Whipped Cream

At first glance, the Starbucks Mocha Coconut Frappuccino Blended Coffee with whipped cream doesn’t seem to belong on this list. After all, its 550 calories and 22 grams of fat pale in comparison to some of the burgers and pizzas we’ll encounter a little bit later. But then you remember that the Frappuccino is supposed to be a breakfast drink. As in, something you drink the first thing in the morning while you eat your cereal. And then you understand that if you’re willing to consume one-fourth of your daily caloric intake before you even arrive to work, there’s nothing to stop you from wolfing down a 1,200-carlorie KFC Double Down (see Item No. 2) for lunch and dinner.

No. 5 — Cheeseburger Fries

These treats were apparently made for people who love eating cheeseburgers and fries but who don’t want to go through the hassle of mashing them together into a fine paste. Cheeseburger fries gained national attention when the New York Times reported that they had become a mini-sensation in the Midwest. The fries, said the Times, were “made of a meat-and-cheese compound” that was “breaded, then deep fried and served with ketchup or barbecue sauce.” The caloric intake for these beasts was 75 calories per fry, meaning that eating 10 of them would account for more than a third of your daily intake.

No. 4 — The KFC Famous Bowl

KFC has a long and proud history of making Americans morbidly obese, but the company reached a new high in 2007 when it unleashed its Famous Bowl upon the world. The Bowl is really a variation on a classic American method of cooking that involves taking a bunch of unhealthy goo from different sources and then slopping them all into a bowl. In this particular example, KFC threw together mashed potatoes, corn, fried chicken, gravy and cheese to create a720-calorie horror that contains 1 1/2 times your daily fat allowance. The thought of joylessly plowing through the Bowl’s starchy potatoes, greasy gravy and processed cheese sounds about as soulless and monotonous as working in a puppy-slaughtering factory.

No. 3 — Hardee’s Monster Thickburger

Simply put, the Monster Thickburger is a fat, sloppy middle finger aimed at nutritionists everywhere. Clocking in at an artery-blowing 1,420 calories and 107 grams of fat, the Thickburger premiered in 2004, when McDonald’s and Burger King were starting to sell out and offer their customers salads. In defending his decision to sell such a gaping monstrosity, Hardee’s CEO Andrew Puzder played George W. Bush to McDonald’s and Burger King’s John Kerry, essentially calling them out as wimps who didn’t have the balls to dramatically shorten their customers’ life expectancy with just one meal. Specifically, he said the Thickburger was “not a burger for tree-huggers” but rather “for guys who want a really big, delicious, juicy decadent burger.” Yes, gents, nothing will show the ladies how manly you are quite like a belly made entirely of butter.

No. 2 — The KFC Double Down

Apparently determined to take the Atkins Diet to its most insane and illogical conclusion, KFC has released a new sandwich that succeeds in eliminating carbohydrate-packed bread by replacing it with two slabs of fried chicken. And oh yeah, in between the chicken they lay down heaping gobs of bacon and Swiss and pepper pack cheese. The KFC Double Down is really the ideological heir to the Thickburger, as it was seemingly designed for the sole purpose of pissing off nutrition advocates.

You can imagine future commercials where a rugged Ford-truck-style announcer comes on and says, “The next time some fruity bureaucrat tells you to exercise, look him in the eye and say, ‘Hell no! I’m doublin’ down with the KFC Double Down!’ ” The Double Down is slightly wimpier than the Thickburger as it only contains an estimated 1,200 calories. However, it more than makes up for this because it also contains something called “The Colonel’s Sauce,” which probably contains at the very least 2 percent all-natural radioactive waste.

No. 1 — Domino’s Oreo Cookie Pizza

DominoOreoPizza

Sure, everybody loves pizza. But what do you do when traditional pizza has lost its magic? How do you retain your love for it when all the fatty toppings — pepperoni, buffalo chicken, Alfredo sauce and so forth — just aren’t satisfying you the way they used to? If you’re Domino’s, you take one of the world’s least-healthy cookies and couple it with large doses of frosting to cover an entire pizza crust. Were Dr. Jack Kevorkian still practicing his trade, he’d surely use consumption of the Oreo pizza as his preferred method of assisted suicide. Truly, the only way this sucker could be any worse would be to put it in blender with a bucket of cheeseburger fries and then pour the resulting mixture into a bowl and then cover it with processed cheese.

Which, come to think of it, hasn’t been tried yet. Anyone want to drive me to the patent office?

Brad Reed is a writer living in Boston. His work has previously appeared in the American Prospect Online, and he blogs frequently at Sadly, No

August 28, 2009 Posted by | Toxic Toxic Toxic | Leave a comment

Why You Should Not Cook with Olive Oil? Acrylamide.

I never would have known about acrylamide in olive oil until hubby began his anticancer journey.

Now, I cook only with coconut oil as it can tolerate high heat without turning toxic.

Cold oils we use include flaxseed, olive, and now we are researching red palm oil too.

Ty Bollinger’s book is excellent as an overall understanding to treating cancer alternatively.  His book is one of our first and it really opened our eyes.

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From Ty Bollinger’s Book, “Cancer – Step Outside The Box”

Page 222.

When buying olive oil you will want to obtain a high quality extra virgin olive oil.  The oil that comes from the first “pressing” of the olive is cold pressed (“i.e. extracted without using heat or chemicals) is awarded “extra virgin” status. This is the best oil because it is handled less, thus it is closer to this natural state and contains higher levels of antioxidants, vitamin E, and phenols. How, while I recommend that you include olive oil as a healthy part of your diet, you should not cook with olive oil, as heat can damage the fatty acids and create toxins called acrylamides.  If you are going to cook with oil, use coconut oil, since it does not undergo toxic chemical changes when heated.”

Page 220.

“Coconut oil is the healthiest oil you can consume. Period.  One of the most impressive features of coconut oil is that it is extremely rich in lauric acid (about 50% by volume).  The only other abundant source of lauric acid found in nature is in human breast milk. A great deal of research has established the fact that lauric acid is used by humans to destroy viruses, and various pathogenic bacteria and microbes such as yeasts, fungus, bacteria, parasites, and molds.

“We’ve all heard the rhetoric about saturated fat being unhealthy, but this is complete nonsense.  The saturated fat in coconut oil is actually health promoting. How did that rumor get started?  Well, it was based on some flawed studies performed almost 50 years ago.  The studies used hydrogenated coconut oil, and the myth was perpetuated by the vegetable oil indstry (aided by the FDA) back in the 1980s. Are you shocked?  I’m not…”

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NOTOCHEMO’S CONCLUSION:  I am sure there are more oils to research.

August 27, 2009 Posted by | Toxic Toxic Toxic | Leave a comment

Disgusting Water – You Will Think Twice About Bottled Water

Note, at the link, there is a video trailer that you can watch.

I watched the trailer.  Definitely something any family cannot miss.

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http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_18949.cfm

Tapped , a new documentary about the bottled water industry from director Stephanie Soechtig and the producers of Who Killed the Electric Car? is a pretty damning look at how consumers have been tricked into spending too much money on water packaged in plastic and quite often not as clean as what’s available from the faucet.

Not only is it a clear waste of resources (only 20 percent of plastic water bottles used in the United States are recycled, and far too many of the rest probably end up in the Pacific Garbage Patch), it’s an incredible waste of money for consumers, who pay more than the price of gasoline for water that’s marketed as “pure,” but in reality is largely unregulated, full of harmful toxins like BPA, and far less safe for drinking than free tap water. (In fact, 40 percent of the time, bottled water is nothing but municipal tap water, freed from the government oversight that keeps it safe.)

The film’s website lists where you can see it in the theater. So far, it will be screened in a smattering of cities on the East and West costs. There’s also a Facebook page for the film.

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NOTOCHEMO’S CONCLUSION:  I don’t know – water ionizer, filter for the faucet, lemon juice added to water – eiher expensive, or I don’t really know any more – something as simple as water, as free as water, is now such a commercial agenda.

August 27, 2009 Posted by | Toxic Toxic Toxic | Leave a comment