People! Educate yourselves and your loved ones. Please do not assume that if the product is approved by FDA it is safe. Almost every day you hear that food or drug that is FDA approved been banned. So my suggestion is ppllease do not by processed food like bleached flower or refined sugar or bread made with bleached flower.
“What Is Brominated Vegetable Oil? Bromine is a halogen and displaces iodine, which can depress thyroid function, as well as known side effects such as: depression, memory loss, hallucinations, violent tendencies, psychosis, seizures, cerebral atrophy, acute irritability, tremors, ataxia, confusion, loss of peripheral vision, slurred speech, stupor, tendon reflex changes, photophobia due to enlarged pupils, extensor plantar responses, fatigue, lethargy, loss of muscle coordination, and headache.” http://voices.yahoo.com/the-dangers-additive-brominated-vegetable-oil-1569091.html?cat=51
“It’s illegal to use the chemical as a food additive in the European Union, India, Nepal, Canada, Brazil and Japan. Other ingredients that are allowed in American food but not in other countries include certain artificial colors and additives to flour.”
“FDA’s mission is first and foremost to protect public health by ensuring that foods are safe and properly labeled,” the agency said in a statement, contending that science-based implementation of federal law has helped make the U.S. food supply “the safest in the world.” Really?!
The companies are not required to show the FDA their reasoning or even to notify the agency before using the ingredient. The agency can ask to see the research and investigate if health issues emerge later. Which means that FDA will approve the ingredient but may unapprove it is later on after people test it on themselves and the product makes people sick. Nice approach using people as Ginny pigs! Manufacturer claims that there is a very small amount added in drinks and food.
The problem is that it is not just one type drink of food item. BVO and many other additives added in many products we eat or drink. We don’t know how many. And this is the crucial point: we do not know what we consume. We do not know why is there an autism epidemic. We do not know why are there so many kids with allergies and asthma. We don’t know why there are increases in cancer. We do not have this knowledge yet,
So you need to educate yourself. No doctor or dietitian will help.
Here are some suggestions:
Drink water if you are thirsty. Not bottled water – filtered water.
If you cannot pronounce the ingredients – don’t eat it!
Eat your juices. Fiber in fruits and vegetables is important for your body.
Eat red meat once a week, fish once or twice, chicken once a week.
Use deodorants only on special occasions.
If you can shower every other day -not every day.
Learn how to cope with stress.
Enjoy family and friends.
And remember: doctors are not here to keep your healthy. Doctors are here to help you if something happened to you.
So stay healthy and don’t relay on doctors too much.