Free Online Conference: Eating Psychology!

Nichole from Hopecentric just posted this on Facebook and I wanted to share it with you all!

Dr. Natasha Cambell-McBride (GAPS Diet), Sayer Ji, Mark Hyman…the list is huge and this event is BIG!  Sign up for FREE to listen to these and more through the online Eating Psychology Conference that starts in only a few days.  Eating Psychology http://buff.ly/19yTmaK

What is Xanthan Gum?

Girl Meets Nourishment recently tackled the popular ingredient and guess what she discovered?  It’s made from corn.  Imagine that.

I know you guys know this.  Most of the individuals subscribed to the blog react to Xanthan Gum…even though we’ve been told multiple times, by multiple companies: “no corn proteins” remains in the final product.  Our bodies obviously didn’t get the memo on the “protein” allergy food rule.

Check out the article.

Check out my previous article about Xanthan Gum.

From Kelly Dorfman, Clinical Nutritionist on Corn Intolerance

Yesterday, September 18th, Kelly Dorfman,a Clinical Nutritionist, posted this article on Huffington Post.  I wanted to share it with you all here.  The article is titled “Corn:  New Worries about and Old Favorite” and raises many of the points that I’ve pondered over the past 2 1/2 years.  What are your thoughts?

I am starting to worry about corn. It started a few years ago when I noticed allergic babies in my practice were beginning to react to the infant formulas designed for them. These specialty products are made from basic protein building blocks (amino acids) rather than pre-digested milk protein. Minimum digestive function is required to tolerate them. In addition, they lack the complex antigens that tend to set off immune reactions, so they were a dependable way to save the day (and baby).

Despite being completely unnatural, these formulas are a critically needed feeding alternative for sensitive babies. But several years ago, I started to notice a problem. At first, it was a case here and there, but soon a growing number of infants appeared who could not tolerate any commercial formula. One frantic mother sat in my office with a red, mottled baby who screeched through the entire hour appointment. When I asked how often she was distressed at this level, the exhausted mom replied, “23 hours a day.” Several specialists and numerous formulas yielded the same distressed response.

I suspected corn.

The safety of GM foods is still being debated elsewhere, though not in as much gory detail as it deserves. Clearly, a policy of playing with our food now and deciding if what we are doing is safe later is risky. Our collective history is littered with the dead bodies of those who paid the price for scientific arrogance or someone else’s economic self-interest. Consequently, accepting assurances that ingesting food with inserted bacterial DNA is no different than eating the unadulterated stuff, from the very people who stand to gain from selling said food, could be hazardous to your health. When people started reporting symptoms from eating adulterated corn, I listened and blamed the GM process.

As is often the case, one does not know what one does not know. A study published earlier this year about bee colony collapse suggests a new wrinkle in corn land. Since 2006, honeybees have been dying at an alarming rate. Farmers need bees for crop pollination and if they keep dying at the current rate, there could be serious food production problems. Dr. Chenshen Lu from the Harvard School of Public Health has studied the colony collapse phenomenon. His research concerns the high-fructose corn syrup used to sustain bees over the winter. Specifically, his test target is imidacloprid, one of the world’s most popular pesticides.

In my practice, the health effects are often subtle, making it extremely difficult to ascertain whether the problem is corn, pollutants, food adulterations, fabric softener, sunscreen additives or a high pollen count. … The problem is the loss of navigational control regarding food safety. Somehow we have completely lost our way.

Read more here.

The Truth About Flouride from Dr. Doris Rapp

You can read the entire blog post here.  Below is an excerpt from her blog post.

Fluoride-pushing doctors and dentists who try to contaminate your water supply with fluoride are promoting their deadly agenda with a clever lie… a lie you will see obediently repeated in every fluoride push. Here’s how it sounds:

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral in the water. Our city’s water is unfortunate enough to have a low level, so we are simply adjusting the fluoride in the water to its optimum levels to improve public health.

This lie is repeated almost verbatim, across every city that seeks to poison its citizens with fluoride. Why is it a lie? Here are the five false deceptions found embedded in the statement:

Deception #1) The fluoride ADDED to the water is not “naturally occurring fluoride.” It’s a chemical byproduct often purchased from chemical plants in China (see below).

Deception #2) The false idea that ingesting fluoride is somehow good for your teeth. At best, fluoride is a topical treatment which should be swished around your mouth and then spat out. And that’s only if it’s truly natural (mineral) fluoride, not the fluosilicic acid toxins being pushed as fluoride.

Deception #3) What cities call “fluoride” is actually a toxic cocktail of over 100 deadly industrial chemicals and heavy metals, many of which are purchased in bulk from China, where industrial processing plants are trying to get rid of their excess toxic waste by labeling it “sodium fluoride.”

Deception #4) There is no such thing as a “low” level of fluoride or an “optimum” level of fluoride in drinking water. Pure drinking water should contain NO fluoride whatsoever.

Deception #5) Fluoride is “safe” for human consumption. Oh really? Then why is sodium fluoride labeled by its industrial manufacturers with stern safety warnings about causing severe harm to humans?

Chinese fluoride manufacturers openly admit to the toxicity of the chemical

Read more here.

Drop the Money Bomb on Monsanto by Mommypotamus

Heather at Mommypotamus and others around the US are coming together to raise over $1 million dollars to make the case for GMO labeling to Californians.  If we’re successful Dr. Mercola, Nature’s Path, Lundberg Family Farms and Eden Foods will donate an additional $1 Million towards the effort.  Please take a moment to read Heather’s blog post for additional information and to donate to the Organic Consumers Fund.  We have until May 26th, 2012 to donate.