Risky Synthetic Additives Increasing in U.S. Food: Study

According to the results of a new study, 60% of foods U.S. consumers purchase contain synthetic or industrialized coloring/dyes, artificial flavoring agents, emulsifiers, preservatives or artificial sweeteners. 

Holiday Warning: Food Additives can Disrupt Your Gut Microbiome

Digestive problems during the holidays can be triggered by the food additives common in commercially-prepared cookies, pastries, and commercially processed meats, gravies, toppings and sauces.  These food additives can alter the gut microbiota by interacting directly with the microorganisms in the digestive system, disrupting the microbiome’s balance and triggering digestive problems, food sensitivity and allergic reactions.

Chemical Additives in Processed Food Cross the Placenta, Damage Babies’ Immune System, say scientists

A new warning from scientists about food additives: Billions of nanoparticle food additives can reach infants, even crossing the placenta during pregnancy. These chemical food additives can change the baby’s gut microbiome and damage gut cells. This phenomenon, researchers believe, likely raises allergy and immune disorder risk.

FDA Revisits Safety of BPA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally decided to take another look at the safety of allowing food manufacturers to inject BPA (bisphenol-A) into consumers food containers. The chemical leaches from the containers like cans and plastic bottles into our food. That much scientists have known for a very long time.  And BPA is an endocrine disruptor linked with myriad of very serious health outcomes–that too we have known for a long time. Additionally, it takes very little BPA inside food containers to raise the risk of serious health problems.