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Non-Foods and Additives
There have been many new foods and other substances which have been added to the standard American diet.  While some are known by everyone to be unhealthy, some of these new additions have been touted as panaceas or health foods, but are they really what they're being advertised as?  Below are some good, informative links with the goal of educating people about the dangers of various foods and chemicals which have crept into our lives, more than you may even know (soy and canola in some form are in most processed foods such as frosting, butter, peanut butter and mayonnaise).

GrainsSoy      Sweeteners      Canola     Fluoride      Miscellaneous    Food Treatments/Preperation    Alternatives


Grains

The Late Role of Grains and Legumes in the Human Diet, and Biochemical Evidence of their Evolutionary Discordance

The China Study, Wheat, and Heart Disease; Oh My!

Hot Off the Press: A New “China Study” Links Wheat with Weight Gain

The Dark Side of Wheat - New Perspectives on Celiac Disease and Wheat Intolerance

The Whole Grain Scam

Why Grains Are Unhealthy

How to Keep Feces Out of Your Bloodstream (or Lose 10 Pounds in 14 Days)

A Hidden Danger with Nuts, Grains, Beans and Seeds

The Case Against Gluten: For Everyone

The Argument Against Cereal Grains

The argument against cereal grains

A case against ‘whole grains’

INTRODUCTION TO THE PALEOLITHIC DIET (scroll down to ANTINUTRIENTS- YOUR KEY TO BAD HEALTH)


Notes:

Grains contain:

phytates-binds to minerals, may reduce digestibility of protein
protease or enzyme inhibitors - prevents the enzyme protease, impairing protein digestion
alkylrescorcinols
alpha-amylase inhitors
molecular-mimicking proteins
wheat germ agglutinin (lectin)

Soy

The Weston A. Price Foundation: Soy Alert

Soy Alert--Tragedy and Hype, the Third International Soy Symposium

Soy Alert | Health Food or Danger?

Complaints About Soy

The Truth about Soy and the Soy Industry

Cinderella's Dark Side by Sally Fallon & Mary G. Enig, Ph.D.


Sweeteners

Neotame

Product Alert! The Dangers of Aspartame

Aspartame Pamphlet... free public domain handout on this bad news ...

Aspartame: A Bitter Sweetener (lots of good detailed info)

Stevia, the natural herbal sweetener.  I'm not sure what to think yet considering untrue claims are made all the time.  You should research it and come to your own conclusion.  Also see this site for a different take on stevia.

Splenda

Dr. Mercola on Splenda

The Secret Dangers of Splenda

Canola

Beware of Canola Oil by Jim Lynn-Editor EOO

The Great Con-ola

Canola Oil Report

Canola Oil Update

Fluoride

Scientific Facts on the Biological Effects of Fluorides

AFFIDAVIT OF DR. GERARD F. JUDD, Ph.D. IN SUPPORT OF HIS MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT

The Case for the Fluoridation of Drinking Water

A Chronology of Fluoridation by Val Valerian

Respected Medical Professionals and Scientists are warning that water fluoridation has dangerous long-term consequences to health.

Fluorides and Population Behavior Modification in Literature and Government

Fluoride was NEVER Approved by the FDA for safety or effectiveness

Fluoride: A 50 Year Old Blunder and Cover-up


Miscellaneous

The Late Role of Grains and Legumes in the Human Diet, and Biochemical Evidence of their Evolutionary Discordance

The Truth About Sugar Alcohols

Hydrogenated Oils Are Silent Killers

Food Treatments/Preparation

ALTERNATIVES

Sweeteners:

Stevia (herb extract)          Read this first.  It is claimed stevia is not safe as a sweetener and that only small, occasional amounts are not harmful.  If you want to use stevia you should research it and make your decision based on factual information.

More on stevia and other sweeteners

KiSweet (kiwi extract)

Erythritol (a sugar alcohol but not as bad as the others, has only .2 calories per gram) Buy erythritol

Inulin (not very sweet at all but would be a good bulk/texture ingredient for frostings and other things)

Oils (You should get them 100% Extra Virgin if you can)

Almond

Macadamia

Coconut

Olive

Food Treatments/Preparation



Irradiation

Nuclear Lunch: The Dangers and Unknowns of Food Irradiation
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