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The FDA — which, as part of Department of Health and Human Services, answers to the White House — already has the authority to require food manufacturers to label GE (or GMO) foods.
Do you ever consider what chewing gum is made of? My research of topics such as GMOs, pesticides, the flu shot, have caused a chain reaction of study… What are the big companies are trying to feed us? Be it food, or lies.. This week, I look into chewing gum. It might change the way you look at your favorite breath freshener. I’d want to know if something wasn’t right. Is chewing gum really good for your dental health, and does it whiten teeth, like dentists and the FDA claim?
Gum originated from tree sap. Arab sugar traders were the first to mix sugar with acacia, know as gum Arabic. A natural gum made of hardened sap taken from two species of the Acacia tree. That doesn’t sound that so terrible, except for the sugar it sounds natural. Things changed when gum started being produced commercially. Along came the toxic ingredients, such as plastic, synthetic rubber, chemical sweeteners, carcinogens… the list goes on. The natural formulas changed around 1859, when a dried latex material (chicle), from the Sapodilla tree, was introduced. “Chicle gum” was patented in 1871. Now this is where it went wrong… 1885. Gum was “improved” with corn syrup and a peppermint flavor. From there, all kinds of questionable additives have entered the formulas.
Here is a list of major offenders:
Aspartame. Not only is it a known carcinogen, along with being a neurotoxin, it converts to formaldehyde when inside the body. Wait, there is more! Chewing gum with aspartame is worse than injecting it intravenously! Directly absorbed through the walls of the mouth, it goes directly to the brain. Not only is aspartame in gum, it is in almost every diet soda, energy drinks, candy…
Phenylalanine. This is sometimes added to aspartame. Effects being, mental retardation, brain seizures, sleep disorders, and anxiety. I am still wondering why these first two, are not banned.
Saccharin. Another known carcinogen. In 1971 it was linked to bladder cancer, which lead to a warning label. Strangely, in 2000, the United States government decided that the link to cancer was less of a concern to humans than rats, and the warning was repealed. Saccharin should still be avoided, regardless of the current legislation.
HFCS (high fructose corn syrup), (crystalline fructose in drinks such a flavored waters): Prominent in highly processed foods, HFCS was introduced into the American food supply because it is cheap to produce. It is widely used in the commercial food industry. Look at your labels, it is in almost everything you buy from a grocery store. From bread, to cereal, fruit juices, catsup, horseradish, ice cream, yogurt, baked goods, even meat. Really? meat? wow. HFCS does not metabolize in the human body, it actually disables the body’s ability to recognize when it is full. It, instead, increases appetite. Stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol levels, obesity..
BHT (Butylated hydroxytoluene): The Department of Health and Human Services has labeled BHT as a carcinogen, yet the FDA allows it in our food supply! A preservative, also found in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, rubber, petroleum fluid, jet fuel, and two embalming fluids!! And they want us to chew on THIS, all day long?!
Knowing all of this, would you still believe the American Dental Association, when they endorse all kinds of commercial gums, like Trident? Trident, Wrigley’s Double Mint, Orbit, Bubble Yum, all have nasty ingredients like:
Artificial colors and flavors, GMO sugars, toxic preservatives, carcinogenic sugars, soy lecithin, and many more very scary things to ingest, chew, absorb.
Let alone, that habitual chewing and grinding can destroy the teeth. Many people believe that chewing strengthens the teeth and jaw, this is not the case. Also, chewing gum causes the body to produce digestive juices (hydrochloric acid). Tricking your body into overly producing these, can cause digestive problems. The acids are meant to break down actual food, not the internal organs such as the stomach, and intestines. Ouch!
People still believe that if they don’t swallow their gum, the harm is lessened. Chewing on gum, for prolonged amounts of time, allows the ingredients to be absorbed by the walls of the mouth, and into our system. At least when swallowed, the digestion process filters before passing through to the membranes. Although, I do not recommend swallowing gum either.
Do you still want to chew gum? I know a lot of you chew to freshen your breath. Being very easy to pop in a minty piece of gum, before meeting someone.
Fennel is the option. Fennel is a digestive, used to prevent gas, heartburn, bloating, upset stomach, freshen breath, improve eyesight, relieve hypertension, help coughs, and bronchitis. Doesn’t that sound like a much better option to chew on? All you need is 1/2 teaspoon to freshen and clean your breath. And remember you don’t have to spit the seeds out, because it is real food!
I feel as if I should give a “healthier” gum option, because I know that many of you, even knowing the risks, will still chew on occasion. I sometimes buy PÜR Gum. Made in Switzerland, they state that their gum is, “infused with antioxidants, PÜR is naturally coloured and flavored, vegan friendly, free of genetically modified organisms (GMO) and gluten-free.” This is the only gum I have come across, that doesn’t scare me.
As it turns out, chewing gum can be one of the most health threatening “foods” sold. If you must continue to chew, look into a better form of what you see at the conventional market. Go to a health food store, and read labels. If you see any of the above listed ingredients, stay far away from it. We shouldn’t chew on plastic. Until next time…. take care, my fellow humans.
Written By: TNAM Health Writer Helena van Zandbergen
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Considering Vaccinating Against The Flu
By TNAM Contributor Helena van Zandbergen
When I was online, the other day, I noticed a friend’s Facebook status update, stating that the Flu vaccine was made available, for free, at his workplace. I immediately commented, “No! Don’t do it!!!”. I was too late, by the time I said that, he had already been shot up. In the past, I had always thought of the vaccine as something I never needed. I had heard a bit about what it is supposedly comprised of, and believed that it was a pharmaceutical scheme. After this online exchange happened, I decided that this would be the topic of my first article for TNAM. I was curious to find out the real facts, about this very publicized vaccine, and why there is such a massive push by the CDC, doctors, even the media, to get the shot. This is what I found…
Thousands of articles have been published, stating that the vaccines are causing infections and immunological problems, along with LOWERING the body’s ability to fight off these diseases. The complete opposite effect of what the CDC, doctors, and the mainstream media tells the American public. The CDC’s own studies have found the vaccine to only be 16-63% effective. The same percentage as those who do not get the vaccine. Seriously?
The CDC states; “Chemicals commonly used in the production of vaccines include a suspending fluid (sterile water, saline, or fluids containing protein); preservatives and stabilizers (for example, albumin, phenols, and glycine); and adjuvants or enhancers that help improve the vaccine’s effectiveness. Vaccines also may contain very small amounts of the culture material used to grow the virus or bacteria used in the vaccine, such as chicken egg protein.”
This information, along with lists of ingredients such as, Aluminum gels or salts of Aluminum, antibiotics, Formaldehyde, Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), 2-Phenoxy-Ethanol, Thimerosal (a Mercury containing preservative), along with a long list of other questionable additives, are all listed right on the CDC’s website. These additives, that are potentially toxic, are substances that you do not want injected in to you, or your child’s body. Just the side effects of heavy metal build-up (mercury toxicity): anxiety/nervousness, often with difficulty in breathing, restfulness, fearfulness, emotional instability, memory loss, inability to concentrate, and many more side effects, are more enough of a warning for me to never want this shot in to my body. These “common” side effects, lead me in the direction of concluding that these types of vaccines are the cause of the plethora of problems that children are acquiring.
In Australia, the seasonal flu vaccines were banned after 23 children experienced convulsions and were hospitalized following their vaccination. Studies in Sweden and Finland, found that a swine flu vaccine increased the chance of Narcolepsy. These countries have banned those vaccines, along with quite a few European countries: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland. Now, what do these countries know that we don’t? Nothing. we all have the same information, but the CDC and our government is concerned that if bans and investigations in to vaccine safety are conducted, and publicly known, that it will keep people from vaccinating. Really?! So the media promotes it as safe…. yeah.
In a CNN article, called, “Flu shot myths addressed”, they claim, “The flu vaccine is “an essential element of prenatal care” and is recommended for all pregnant women, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Pregnant women are among the groups at increased risk for flu complications like pneumonia, infections and dehydration.” But, according to VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System), the H1N1 vaccine is 60% more likely to cause a miscarriage.
All of this conflicting information can be completely overwhelming. I uncovered tons of risks, toxic ingredients, reasons why the United States still claims it is safe, the reasons why many other countries ban it, the list goes on. Personally, I research almost everything before putting it in to, or on my body. The fact that most Americans blindly trust organizations, such as the CDC, is beyond me. There are many better ways to protect yourself from illnesses. Getting back to the natural remedies, makes the most sense., and guess what??? It is much cheaper, and probably won’t poison you….
Here is a list of things you can do to avoid the flu, along with many other illnesses:
1. Wash your hands
2. Drink Water/stay hydrated
4. Organic, plant-based diet
5. Vitamin C and Vitamin D
7. Elderberry syrup
9. Essential oils
Take your health in to your own hands, and take care my fellow humans.
> For more information on the information I found, check out these links:
Will California Vote To Label GMO Food? Pamm Larry Of LabelGMOs.Org Joins Brian Engelman On “Agree To Disagree”.
By David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding
Decades ago, around the time of Steven Tyler’s last haircut, a completely wrong-headed idea started being passed around America’s dinner tables: Eating fat makes you fat.
Wrong. Eating fat won’t make you fat, any more than eating money will make you rich. Calories make you fat, and most “low-fat” or “fat-free” foods actually…Read More
(Note from Brian: I found this article linked on Coast To Coast AM. The story is a fascinating read, and I highly recommend that you check it out. I have studied psychology, and have known various versions of psychopaths in my life.)
From Broadmoor to boardroom, they’re everywhere, says Jon Ronson, in an exclusive extract from His New Book
It was visiting hour at Broadmoor psychiatric hospital and patients began drifting in to sit with their loved ones at tables and chairs that had been fixed to the ground. They were mostly overweight, wearing loose, comfortable T-shirts and elasticated sweatpants. There probably wasn’t much to do in Broadmoor but eat. I wondered if any of them were famous. Broadmoor was where they sent Ian Brady, the Moors murderer, and Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper.
A man in his late 20s walked towards me. His arm was outstretched. He wasn’t wearing sweatpants. He was wearing a pinstripe jacket and trousers. He looked like a young businessman trying to make his way in the world, someone who wanted to show everyone that he was very, very sane. We shook hands.
“I’m Tony,” he said. He sat down.
“So I hear you faked your way in here,” I said.
“That’s exactly right,” Tony said.
By: Jon Ronson