How to Avoid Food Additives, Dyes, and Chemicals
This week on the Harmony With Food Radio Show, we talked about the impact of glyphosate, how you can avoid it, and an important water bottle recall from the FDA that you need to know about.
Glyphosate in Food
Studies show that the widespread use of glyphosate, a broad-spectrum herbicide, has resulted in significant human exposure. Even if you think you eat healthy, you may have been exposed to weed killers like glyphosate.
Glyphosate may cause toxicity through modulation of the gut microbiome. The alterations that glyphosate makes to the gut is associated with leaky gut, or intestinal permeability, and inflammation.
How can you reduce your glyphosate exposure?
If you want to avoid glyphosate, pesticides, herbicides, and other harmful substances, you have two options.
Foods that are USDA Certified Organic do not use synthetic herbicides, chemical additives, preservatives, colorings, and more. For a full list of chemicals that aren't allowed in organic farming, click here.
Grow Your Own Food
While organic is a great alternative to conventionally-farmed food, the best way to avoid harmful chemicals is to take matters into your own hands and grow your own food!
I recently purchased a JuicePlus+ Tower Garden to grow my own food and I absolutely love it. I do not have a green thumb, but this is easy to use and put together. This week I had so much lettuce in my fridge that I was eating more salad and greens than I even normally do. Yiy can grow greens, herbs, flowers, and fruit. Right now, I'm growing romaine, spinach, and endive.
You can buy your own Tower Garden HERE for as low as $56/month.
Real Water Linked to Liver Failure
Real Water is sold as premium ionized drinking water. The label touts E-2 electron-energized technology that is infused with negative ions and offers healthy detoxifying properties. When something sounds too good to be true, we need to be careful and do our due diligence.
Real Water is now being investigated by the FDA for being linked with liver failure. The company is accused of poisoning its customers, causing acute liver failure and other serious health problems in adults, children, and pets. The FDA started investigating 5 cases of non-viral hepatitis resulting in acute liver failure in five infants and found that the common denominator was that they all drank Real Water.
Customers have since filed several lawsuits making similar claims, including 3 California Women. The FDA has ordered a recall on Real Water and ordered it be removed from shelves.
Alkaline water is trendy right now, and there is junk science out there saying that we don't want any acidity, but we actually do need acidity. Acidity is what kills pathogens, breaks down our food, and keeps us healthy. For more on the important role stomach acid plays in our bodies, listen to this episode of the Harmony With Food Radio Show.
Work With Me
With so many chemicals in our environment, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and feel like there’s nothing you can do. As a functional nutritionist, that’s what I’m here to help with. We can do testing and find out what is affecting you most. I can teach you what to eat, what to avoid, and help you re-balance your gut and start feeling better. There are two ways to work with me:
Your Diet Do Over is perfect for you if you are looking to lose weight, improve your energy and overall health, and ditch dieting for good.
If you'd like to dig a little deeper, I recommend working with me through the Biounique Boutique. Did you know that your gut microbiome, food intolerances, and micronutrient levels can all affect your ability to lose weight? Through cutting-edge microarray technology, we can do testing to figure out exactly what you need to do to overcome weight loss resistance and start feeling better today.
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