Tag: bad food additives

Why wash produce?

Posted on 25 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Whether you are buying conventional produce or organic, it is important to thoroughly wash all fruit and vegetables before you prepare or consume.

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Cooking at home helps manage chemical exposure

Posted on 23 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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There is no doubt that cooking at home gives you the best possible control over chemicals and additives in your diet. But occasionally it’s fun to go out to eat and, when we do, we are a little at the … Continue reading

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Yes to spices, no to artificial flavours

Posted on 10 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Next time you open a sachet of powdered flavouring to add to noodles, stop and think what else you could use from your pantry. The sachet most likely contains at least one form of MSG and a range of other … Continue reading

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Detox with a chemical-free pantry

Posted on 9 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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A new year is, for many people, a time to develop new and healthier habits in life. One common resolution is to do a detox, especially after the indulgences of the festive season, and whole industries experience a boom time … Continue reading

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Food additive dangers explained – Natural Therapy pages talks to Bill Statham, author of The Chemical Maze

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Food additive dangers are explained in a pocket guidebook and iPhone application that lists a comprehensive range of additives, their common ailments and health concerns.

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Avoiding mercury in pregnancy

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Avoiding mercury during pregnancy is in the best interests of mother and baby. For the fetus, mercury exposure (which can be ingested or absorbed via the mothers skin) can result in brain and nervous system damage and also impacts on … Continue reading

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Allergies to Nitrates (251) in meat products

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Nitrates (251) can produce allergic symptoms within minutes of ingestion in people with chemical sensitivities. Symptoms include gastrointestinal ailments, skin irritations such as hives, swelling and redness, fatigue and headache, congestion and asthma complications.

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Lactose intolerance symptoms in adults

Lactose intolerance symptoms in adults can range from bloating and gas to gripping stomach pains, nausea and diarrhea. Lactose is a sugar molecule that the gut breaks down and absorbs as glucose and galactose. It is the body’s inability to … Continue reading

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MSG has many different names

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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The food additive 621 MSG is most obviously found listed on a label as 620-622. However MSG is contained in may other ingredients food where it is not listed so conveniently. To avoid MSG in all its disguises be on … Continue reading

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Food irradiation – is it OK?

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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In Australia there are no laws requiring manufacturers to indicate when food has been irradiated. In the US, all irradiated foods must be labelled.

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