Did you know that many of the commonly consumed food products are  part of the main reasons for many of the ailments that we have today. listed here are some of the many toxins that are in our foods.


Please don't just take anything on face value. Do your own research. Goggle anything you are curious about and your spirit will guide you from there.





Children are most often the ones who have sensitivity to red #40, whether or not their parents have realized it or not. Reactions include temper tantrums, hyperactivity, aggressive behavior, uncontrollable crying and screaming, kicking, nervousness, dizziness, inability to concentrate and sit still among other findings. Physically you may get frequent headaches or migraines, upset stomach and feel ill after ingesting this additive. Often when Red #40 is eliminated from the child's diet a remarkable change is noticed immediately.

Red #40 is used in many food products including;

* Kool-aid

*orange and other flavored sodas


*Dorito chips

*Strawberry pop-tarts *any candy with red coloring to it including; *M & M's


many chewing gums, ect. Also many children's vitamins and pain relievers/cold medicine have Red #40 in the ingredients.

When Red #40 was first approved by the FDA as a food coloring additive there was some controversy as to whether or not it caused tumors and cancer.

Many times consumable products include both high amounts of sugar as well as

Red #40 so it can be hard to determine if the child's behavior or reaction is because of the sugar or because of the food dye. Both can cause similar results but it is clear tht Red #30 can be a culprit on it's own as similar results occur when sugar is not present. Children who have been diagnosed with AHAD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) generally have significant improvements of their behavior and ability to concentrate when artifical additives such as red food dye is removed from their diet. Red #40 can also affect adults, it is a common trigger for migraines. It can also cause an upset stomach and make you feel uncomfortable and jittery.


Reprinted from associatedcontent.com

 12 Dangerous Food Additives:

by www.SixWise.com

In the U.S., more than 3,000 substances can be added to foods for the purpose of preservation, coloring, texture, increasing flavor and more. While each of these substances is legal to use ( at least here in the States),  whether or not they are all something you want to be consuming is another story all together.


With any processed food you run the risk of coming across additives, and  reading through ingredient labels can be like trying to decode a puzzle.


Of course, eating largely fresh, whole foods is the best way to stay away from unsavory additives, but, assuming you do include some processed foods in your diet, the following additives are ones you surely want to stay away from. Look for them on ingredient labels and if one turns up, take a pass.



This preservative, used to prevent fats and oils from spoiling, might cause cancer. It's used in vegetable oil, meat products, potato sticks, chicken soup base and chewing gum, and is often used with BHA and BHT.



Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) are used similarly to propyl gallate-- to keep fats and oils from going rancid. Used commonly incerals, chewing gum, vegetable oil and potato chips (and also in some food packaging to preserve freshness), these additives have been found by some studies to cause CANCER in rats. If a brand you commonly buy uses these additives, look for a different variety, as nt all manufacturers use these preservatives.



This additive is used in breads and rolls to increase the volume and produce a fine crumb structure. Although most bromate breaks down into bromide, which is harmless, the bromate that does remain causes CANCER in animals. Bromate has been banned throughout the world, except for the United States and Japan. In California, a cancer warning would likely be required if it were used, which is why it is rarely used in that state.



MSG is used as a flavor enhancer in many packaged foods, including soups, salad dressings, sausages, hot dogs, canned tuna, potato chips, some chinese food and many more. According to Dr. Russelll Blaylock, an author and neurosurgeon, there is a link getween sudden cardiac death, particularly in athletes, and excitotoxic damage caused by food additives like MSG and artificial sweeteners.

Many consumers have also personally experienced the ill effects of MSG, which leave them with a headache, nausea or vomiting after eating MSG- containing foods.



This artificial sweetener is found in Equal and NutraSweet along with products that contain them (diet sodas and other low-cal and diet foods). This sweetener has been found to cause brain tumors in rats as far back as the 1970s, however a more recent study in 2005 found that even small doses increase the incidence of lympomas and leukemia in rats, along with brain tumors.

People who are sensitive to aspartame may also suffer from headaches, dizziness and hallucinations after consuming it.



Acesulfame-K is an artificial sweetener that's about 200 times sweeter than sugar. It's used in

*baked good

*chewing gum

*gelatin deserts

*soft drinks.

Two rat studies have found that this substance may cause cancer, and other studies to reliably prove this additive's safety have not been conducted. Acesulfame-K also breaks down into acetoacetamide, which has been found to affect the thyroid in rats, rabbits and dogs.



Olestra is a fat substitute used in crackers and potato chips, marketed under the brand name Olean. This synthetic fat is not absorbed by the body (instead it goes right through it), so it can cause diarrhea, loose stools, abdominal cramps and flatulence, along with other effects. Further, olestra reduces the body's ability to absorb beneficial fat-soluble nutrients, including lycopene, lutein and beta-carotene.



Sodium nitrie (or sodium nitrate) is used as a preservative, coloring and flavoring in bacon, ham, hot dogs, luncheon meats, corned beef, smoked fish and other processed meats. These additives can lead to the formation of cancer-causing chemicals called nitrosamines.

Some studies have found a link between consuming cured meats and nitrite and cancer in humans.

Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil

The process used to make hydrogenated vegetable oil (or partially hydrogenated vegetable oil) creates trans-fat, which promote heart disease and diabetes. The Institute of Medicine has advised that consumers should eat as little trans fat as possible. You should avoid anything with these ingredients on the label, which includes some margarine, vegetable shortening, crackers, cookies, baked goods, salad dressings, bread and more. It's used because it reduces cost and increases the shelf life and flavor stability of foods.

Blue 1 and Blue 2

Blue 1, used to color candy, beverages and baked goods, may cause cancer. Blue 2, found in pet food, candy and beverages, has caused brain tumors in mice.

Red 3

This food coloring is used in cherries (in fruit cocktails), baked goods and candy. It causes thyroid tumors in rats, and may cause them in humans as well.

Yellow 6

As the third most often used food coloring, yellow 6 is found in many products, including backed goods, candy, gelatin and sausages. It has been found to cause adrenal gland and kidney tumors, and contains small amounts of many carcinogens.

If you want to know more about the effects of food additives on your brain, check out a FREE 300+-page e-book "Nerotoxicity: Identifying and Controlling Poisoning of the Nervous System."

Some food additives are neurotoxic, which means they're capable of altering the normal activity of the nervous system -- and even killing neurons.

Symptoms include:

  • Limb weakness or numbness 
  • Loss of memory, vision, and intellect Headache
  • Cognitive and behavioral problems
  • Sexual dysfunction

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Yellow-5 has a couple of other names as well, Tartrazine is the proper name for it but there is also E102. Yellow 5 is a yellow azo dye that is used as a food coloring and has been bannned in Norway, Austria, and Germany for quite sometime. It is used in quite a few different products not just limited to food products.

Estimated 360,000 Americans that have allergies reactions to it? For starters it can be just as simple as a little bit of indigestion. More seriously it can cause clinical depression, anxiety, vision problems, feeling like your suffocating, migraines, it can also cause you to miss out on a lot of sleep. Some of these symptoms can be caused from just from very small amounts of exposure to Tartrazine and can last as long as 72 hours!! It is actually believed that there is a link between children who suffer from hyperactivity disorders and Tartrazine, which means that some seem to think that 'Tartrazine itself is what causes the hyperactivity, not problems with the children. Some drugs that are made to help children with hyperactivity disorders are made with Tartrazine, which means it could actually be worsening the problem!!


Reprinted from the Associatedcontent.com

The Neurotoxicity of Fluoride in Drinking Water


Floride Exposure during Pregnancy links to learning disabilities, Attention Deficit and Behavior Disorders


Sodium Fluoride is currently added to the majority of municipal water systems in the U.S. to prevent cavities in children. Its use has risen rapidly since the 1950's. SODIUM FLUORIDE IS ALSO REGISTERED WITH THE EPA AS A RAT POISON, although advocates say its use in low levels in water poses no adverse health concerns. There has been considerable research done on fluoride regarding cancer, birth defects, and risks to the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and urinary systems, however, very little has been done on its neurological effects.




Chinese investigations have shown levels of fluoride in drinking water at levels of 3-11 ppm affect the nervous system without first causing physical malformations. Another Chinese study found Attention Deficit Disorders in adult humans if sublingual drops containing  100 ppm of sodium fluoride were administered. Sources of fluoride exposure include processed beverages, toothpastes, mouth rinses, dietary supplements and food. This is an exposure level potentially relevant to humans because toothpastes contain 1000 to 1500 ppm fluoride and mouth rinses contain 230-900 ppm fluoride.


In the 1995 article appearing in the journal Neurotoxicology and Teratology, Dr. Phyllis J Mullenix states,

"Still unexlored, however, is the possibility that fluoride exposure is linked with subtle brain dysfunction. This is the first study to demonstrate that central nervous system output is vulnerable to fluoride, that the effects on behavior depend on the age at exposure and that fluoride accumulates in brain tissues. Of course behaviors per se do not extrapolate, but a generic behavioral pattern disruption as found in this rat study can be indicative of potential for motor dysfunction, IQ deficits and/or learning disabilities in humans. Substances that accumulate in brain tissue potentiate concerns about neurotoxic risk."


Reprinted from Preventive Psychiatry E-Newsletter #182  March 28, 2005

Chewing Gum

Did you know that chewing gum contains over 30 ingredients, which are not listed on the label?

FDA  does not require a list of ingredients. Many shipments of the chewing gum industry's gum bases have been seized because they have high dirt levels, which include rat manure and insects.  Chewing gum is 60% white sugar with two teaspoons of sugar per stick.

Chewing gum reduces the acid in the stomach and hampers digestion.  It raises the sugar content of saliva and causes a negative chain reaction in the gastrointestinal tract, as the stomach gets ready for food that never comes.  It is categorized as a food probably because most of it is accidentally swallowed.


Chewing gum is a type of gum made of chicle, a natural latex product, or synthetic rubber known as polyisobutylene. Most chewing gums are considered polymers.


Same ingredients used in commercial toothpaste and that has a toxic ingestion warning label, must seek medical attention immediately....


Ingredient                                                                                           Harmful Effect


BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole)                                      Cancer

BHT (Butylated Hydroxyl toluene)                                    Cancer

Plasticizers                                                                   Solvent (dissolves skin), digestive problem                  Aspartame                                                                   Nerve Damage, Cancer, Cysts, Tumor

Polysobutylene (lighter fluid)                                          Solvent, Skin irritant, Suffocation

Polyterpene (turpentine)                                                Respiratory failure (death), Skin irritant

Aluminum                                                                     Brain damage, Clogs glands

Propyl Gallate                                                                Skin irritant

Polyvinyl Acetate                                                            Damages lungs and kidney. Tumors

Coal Tar                                                                       Cancer, Degenerative diseases

Wood Tar                                                                     Cancer, Insanity

Petroleum Tar                                                               Cancer, Degenerative disease

Paraffin                                                                         Cancer, Degenerative disease

Approved non-food dirt                                                   Unknown

(Dead insects, rat manure, filth)

Unspecified ingredients (Over 20 not listed)                      Unknown

White sugar (Corn syrup, maltose dextrose, dextrin, ect)   Kidney failure, Diabetes, Blindness

Dyes                                                                              Cancer


This information has been obtain from "African Holistic Health" by Llaila O. Afrika. Many updates and changes have been made since the publication of this book so please research for more information....

Suggested Reading: Consumer Bulletin, August 1961; A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients by Ruth Winter (Food and Drug Administration says ingredients do not have to be listed on package).

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