I was making these mistakes for so many years, they are HUGE, but not anymore! Not only were they huge mistakes on my part, but they affected the health of everyone in my home, including my pets, YIKES! Here it is in a nutshell. We are buying and bringing into our home not only dangerous chemicals, but deadly ones as well. I’ll discuss my top 3 here:
PHTHALATES – This has been called the number 1 chemical enemy because it is everywhere. It is in cosmetics, body products, household cleaners, fragrances and food packaging and that isn’t a complete list folks. It is used as a binding agent in products as well as an agent to make plastics flexible. THE HARM: Phthalates have been linked to asthma, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, breast cancer, obesity and type II diabetes, low IQ, neurodevelopmental issues, behavioral issues, autism spectrum disorders, altered reproductive development and male fertility issues. Do you really want to bring this junk into the home, to your family, or your pets? If you’d like to know more you can click here
FOOD DYES – Food dye is often added to processed foods, condiments and drinks. Why do they do this? It’s to enhance the appearance, make the appearance more consistent, maintain or improve the appearance, to add color to colorless food, to avoid color loss, and basically just to make things pretty for the consumers eyes. Would you buy something that was ugly looking to eat or consume? Probably not. We are so used to pretty things, that is what we want to see. It’s all a part of consumer marketing, if it looks pretty it sells! Red dye #40 is one of the most popular and is found in candy baked goods and cosmetics. It is a petroleum based product and according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Red 40 and other AFCs can cause allergic reactions in some people. Research shows they can also cause hyperactivity in children and immune system tumors in mice. Red 40 contains p-Cresidine, which the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says is “reasonably anticipated” to be a human carcinogen. You can read more by clicking here. According to webmd, it was linked to hyperactivity in a test group of children. Click here if you want to read it
HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP aka HFCS – My number 1 reason I include this is not only the health problems it can cause even when used in moderation. Problems like heart disease, obesity, cancer, dementia, liver failure, tooth decay, and more. Think about how much that is costing your family for out of pocket expenses, not to mention the skyrocketing healthcare premiums. Feel free to click and read an article called 5 Reasons High Fructose Corn Syrup Will Kill You . The only good things being said about HFCS is the Corn Refiners Association and their supporters. HFCS is not natural, it is an industrial food product. It can contain contaminants like mercury. One reason to avoid products that contain HFCS is that they are a marker for poor-quality, nutritionally-depleted, processed industrial food full of empty calories and artificial ingredients. Start reading labels folks, it’s in most processed foods, you’d be surprised, even so called healthy items like Yogurt can contain artificial coloring and HFCS.
These are my personal top 3, there are a ton more dangerous products sitting on the store shelves, lurking in your favorite food. I was so confused, I didn’t have a clue where to start, I did a lot of research over the past 3 years and now I am offering this information to you for FREE! Yep, just the nuts and bolts you need to begin shopping smarter for you, your family, home and pets. It’s simple and it’s free. You’ll get tips, links to useful apps, more information about deadly chemicals that lurk on store shelves and what they do to your energy levels, hormones, and brain drain all in a FREE EMAIL Series. I’ll keep them short, I promise, just 2-3 minutes a day and you can start feeling better and more confident about your shopping experience. Learn how you can become a smarter more confident shopper by signing up below.