Scientists discovered that a common food emulsifier CMC (Cellulose Gum/carboxymethylcellulose) and some other emulsifiers, altered gut bacteria resulting in more severe disease in a range of chronic inflammatory conditions, including colitis, metabolic syndrome and colon cancer.
Category: Metabolic Problems
Gut Microbiome Affected by Toxic Chemicals in Products, Environment, Food
The microbes that inhabit our bodies are influenced by what we eat, drink, breathe and absorb through our skin, and most of us are chronically exposed to natural and human-made environmental contaminants. In this study, scientists reviewed the research linking dozens of chemicals present in our personal care products, home care products, general environment and our food to changes in the gut microbiome and associated health challenges.
Soybean Oil Linked to Obesity and Neurological Problems
New research findings have revealed a dirty secret in this widely used industrialized food additive: Soybean oil can not only lead to obesity and diabetes in some people (something that has been suspected for some time), but it also appears to have the potential to trigger neurological problems–which could potentially lead to conditions like autism, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, and depression.
Exposure to PBDE in the Womb Linked to Lifelong Metabolic Disorder
The effects of the common flame retardant PBDE (present in everything from baby pajamas to plastics and furniture) may be both serious and potentially lifelong for unborn children. A new scientific study has revealed that when mothers-to-be are exposed to the chemical during pregnancy their unborn children are also exposed (via the umbilical cord and later, breast milk) and that this perinatal exposure to PBDE is linked with a lifelong metabolic disorder affecting the liver of the unborn child throughout life making them vulnerable to insulin resistance and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Common Food Additive Propionate may be Harming Your Metabolism
A new study on the commonly used food additive, Propionate (frequently listed on food ingredients labels as ‘calcium propionate’) triggered an increased resistance to insulin in study participants; chronic insulin resistance is known to help contribute to type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders like obesity.
Increased weight gain linked with common chemicals
For more than a decade now we have been alerting readers about research findings linking common chemicals in our food/personal … More
Toxic Food Packaging Chemical BPA Still Present in US Canned Goods
The results of the recent laboratory testing of canned goods containing toxic food packaging chemical Bisphenol-A (better known as ‘BPA’) … More
Serious Digestive Problems Linked to Food Additive Titanium Dioxide
Do you or someone you care about suffer from unidentified tummy troubles? The culprit may be a food additive lurking … More
Another Study Links Commonly Used Additive in Processed Food to Bowel Cancer, Other Serious Illnesses
We are finally getting some replication study results in on the potential dangers of food additives like emulsifiers–especially … More
Big Food Candy-maker to Phase Out Nanoparticle Titantium Dioxide
Oh sure, nanoparticle ‘titanium dioxide’ has been categorized as GRAS (generally recognized as safe) by the FDA, but so what? … More