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The Sad Truth About Who Determines if Your Food is Safe

In November, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced their plans to all but eliminate trans fats from processed foods, citing a CDC statistic that the elimination of partially hydrogenat…

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How Many Poisons Will You Eat Today? [Infographic]

There are so many substances that can poison us, we invented a scary looking symbol to call them out. Each of us was taught to avoid the "skull and crossbones" from a young age. When we see this symbo…

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Are Hidden Chemicals Making You Overweight?

Are you having trouble losing unwanted extra weight even though you exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet and exercise?  Maybe the plastics in your life are adding inches to your waistline.  Resea…

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Does Caramel Color Cause Cancer?

Used as a coloring agent in products ranging from colas and beer to gravies and soy sauce, caramel coloring may be the world’s most widely consumed food coloring. It helps grocery stores sell more tha…

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Spotting Hidden Sugars & Artificial Sweeteners

Avoiding added sugars and artificial sweeteners requires some serious label-reading powers. That job gets even trickier when food manufacturers hide these additives behind deceptive names. So, how can…

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How to Avoid Phosphate Additives

In my videos Phosphate Additives in Meat Purge and Cola and Phosphate Additives in Chicken, I talked about the danger of phosphate and phosphate additives, and how phosphates are often added to chicke…

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Banned in Europe but Not the US: Phosphate Additives in Chicken

In my video Phosphate Additives in Meat Purge and Cola, I talked about the danger of phosphorus additives in food. However, when surveyed, most future medical professionals were insufficiently aware—i…

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Phosphate Additives in Meat Purge and Cola

In my video, Treating Kidney Failure Through Diet, I profiled research suggesting that the use of a plant-based diet for patients with kidney failure would be beneficial. An important function of our …

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Artificial Food Colors and ADHD

There are currently thousands of additives in our food supply. Some are good—like supplementing foods with vitamin B12, for example. Other additives involve weighing the risks and benefits. Take nitri…

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7 Dangerous Food Additives to Avoid

By Sara Novak, Planet Green A diet with too many processed foods can cause a world of trouble for us on a number of fronts. Processed foods lack nutrient density, meaning that many of the vitamin…

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