I received an article today from a health website I subscribe to ( http://www.naturalnews.com/ ) and wanted to pass this valuable information along to you. I have edited Number 2 at the Post “You Are A Temple Of God: Helpful Health Hints” to include this article from http://www.naturalnews.com/046237_pesticides_GMOs_food_toxins.html :
Over 400 pesticides are licensed for use on America’s foods, and every year over 2.5 billion pounds are dumped on croplands, forests, lawns, and fields. In a single meal, a person could easily consume residues of a dozen different neurotoxic or carcinogenic chemicals.
Yet, the Office of Pesticide Programs at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not include the potential for multiple exposures to the same pesticide when calculating permitted residual levels of a given compound. EPA scientists have found that, at any time, if these residues were totaled, they would exceed 500 percent of the daily-allowed intake.
Furthermore, these chemicals have not been tested for human safety, and the EPA does not have a scientifically acceptable method for determining the risk for multiple exposures.
Bovine growth hormone (BGH) is a genetically engineered, synthetic version of a hormone naturally produced by cows. Its purpose is to increase a cow’s milk production by as much as 25 percent. It is estimated that BGH is injected into 30 percent of all milk-producing cows.
The FDA’s approval of BGH was in large part due to a Monsanto Corporation (the manufacturer of BGH) study of rats that had been fed milk laced with BGH. Originally, the FDA reported no traces of BGH were found in the rat’s blood, but it was later found officials from FDA never read the entire report and it was found that 20-30 percent of rats did have traces of BGH in their bloodstream and some developed thyroid cysts.
It’s become difficult to avoid BGH because the FDA does not require labeling of BGH laced products. In fact, Monsanto helped sponsor federal legislation (which passed) that prevents milk producers from labeling their products as being free of BGH, even when they are.
Approximately 2000 food additives – artificial colors and flavors, stabilizing agents, texturizers, sweeteners, and antimicrobials are permitted in America’s food supply. Studies show that some additives may be carcinogenic, such as various food dyes, including Yellow Dye No. 5, which is found in breakfast cereals, soft drinks, ice cream, candy, bakery products, and pasta.
Additives to avoid include aspartame, bromated vegetable oil, BHA and BHT, MSG, nitrites, saccharin, sulfites, and various food dyes.
The proliferation of genetically modified organisms is another example of the devastating effects agribusiness has had on our food supply. These foods break down the fundamental genetic barriers and permanently alter the genetic code of the plant by combining them with the genes of dissimilar and unrelated species.
Scores of companies are now using gene-splicing technology to produce never before seen genetic combinations. According to a survey of field tested crops conducted by the Union of Concerned Scientists, 93 percent of genetic changes are performed to make food productions and processing easier and more profitable, and only 7 percent are done to improve nutrients or taste.
If you have food sensitivities, your next serving of corn, soybeans or tomatoes may be a kind of Trojan horse, bringing unsuspected allergens and toxins into your body. It’s even more alarming to know that there has been almost no safety testing and since the altered substances are not listed on food labels, there is no way of knowing which foods contain them.
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Here is an article concerning the extreme danger of GMOs:
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Your best bet is to consume as much ‘organic’ food as is possible and available. It may cost a little more, but as the old saying goes: “pay the farmer or pay the doctor”.
Certain organic and real ‘natural’ foods as well as certain food supplements are said to help eliminate the above mentioned toxins from our bodies. You might want to do a Google search on this subject.
And, of course, you should check first with your health practitioner to see if you are suitable to try or use any suggestions or recommendations made in any Post here.
Hope to see you later.
NOTE: Any information quoted here is either from other websites or other sources at my disposal, including my own experiences. You should double check and verify any information you intend to use personally as data from websites can be in error as can that from my sources at home.
That said, I make ever effort to verify the information from the different websites and sources I use at home before presenting it here.