I’m going to do an article on avoiding food
chemicals on some of the best tips you can follow to really avoid getting toxified by
chemicals in your food. Ten tips on avoiding food chemicals. You’re going to be surprised
how many times you’ve eaten a food containing a chemical probably in the last 48 hours.
You’ll be surprised. Even if you grow your own food, you could well be eating some kind
of other food alongside what you’re doing now that could contain some kind of chemical.
Lots of people out there eat chemicals. There are thousands of food items you’re going to
get from the supermarket that contain chemicals. When you eat out at restaurants, take away
places, or even at your auntie’s place or wherever, you’re going to be getting chemicals
into your body through food. Let’s go through this article. I’m going to read some out of
a section of my book. One. Eat fresh foods that are low in suspected
chemicals. Well, that makes sense, doesn’t it? Plan your meals well in advance and eat
fresh whenever you can. Remember that processing, reheating, transporting and storing foods
can change its chemical content and may provoke symptoms. If you want to have a trustworthy
diet, eat fresh. Just grow your own stuff and eat it if you can like me. I grow nearly
all my own vegetables now. I’ve plotted a good fruit orchard in, too,
and now I’ve got avocado trees, plum, peach, nectarine, apple, and all the citrus. It’s
wonderful growing your own food. Trust me. It is. If you’ve got a bit of room like me,
maybe a couple of chickens and a couple of beehives. And I also go out fishing, so I
catch fresh fish on a regular basis. The only thing that I like to get from the supermarket
is toilet paper and stuff like that because I don’t think I’ll be growing my own toilet
paper, but I will be trying to really maintain this kind of lifestyle and it’s fun. It’s
a spiritual thing. You have a connection with nature. You’re active. You’re outside. You’re
busy. Even if you grow a few lettuces or some spinach in a container, at least you’re doing
something to help nourish your own body in a positive way.
The more fresh you eat, the less likely you’re going to get suspect chemicals into your body.
Especially, if you catch fresh fish from a clean ocean like I do. If you raise your own
chickens on food that you feed those birds, if you’ve got really good quality soil like
I have and you follow good composting methods, you’re going to have very nice clean food.
I use no chemicals around the house. No sprays on the soil, on the plants. I’ve got an abundance
of insects in the garden, which is wonderful to see.
Two. Processed foods are not the best. The more processing the food has, the higher the
risk it will contain unwanted chemicals, additives, flavors, colors, and many different preservatives.
What are processed foods? Salami, bacon, spam, crap like that stuffed in tins. Stuff in plastic
packets. Foods from the delicatessen that you don’t really want to eat. Keep away from
the delicatessen. Those sorts of places where they sell highly processed foods. You don’t
really want to eat foods like this. The other thing I’ll tell you now is when you avoid
processed foods, your taste buds improve. You’ll find you won’t be using a lot of spices
and salt and pepper on your food anymore because the fresh foods contain fantastic flavor,
so you won’t need to put a lot of stuff on your food anymore.
Three. Fresh meats are always preferred over smoked or processed meat. Eat fresh meat as
soon as it’s purchased; otherwise freeze it as quickly as possible. I found out through
research that small amounts of red meat, raw, actually digest faster than raw lettuce. Would
you believe it? You’re probably going to think it’s a load of crap, but it’s not. Raw lettuce
contains silica in it, and some vegetables are like that. They’re harder for your body
to break down raw than raw meat actually is. I do eat small amounts of raw beef from time
to time. I love raw fish. Japanese Sashimi like raw salmon, raw tuna. I really like it.
It’s beautiful. Four. Consume produce promptly. Fresh fruits
and vegetables are best consumed within a few days of purchasing them. Or do like I
do. Grow them. Pick them. Process them and eat them. Pick them. Steam them. Eat them.
Pick them. Put them in salads. Eat them on that day. If you’ve got two bell peppers,
pepper number one is a day old, and pepper number two is three days old, well, it’s obvious
what you’re going to do. You’re going to eat the pepper that’s the oldest first and put
the fresh one aside. Five. Avoid monosodium glutamate, MSG, or
it’s number E621 is the chemical number. It’s an amino acid commonly found in Asian foods.
Monosodium glutamate is an additive commonly added to foods to enhance flavor. This chemical
is commonly found in Asian foods, especially Chinese food. Snacks, chips, cookies, Campbell’s
soups, lunchmeats, frozen dinners and many different seasonings. Studies have shown that
regular consumption of MSG may result in unwanted symptoms like depression, eye damage, disorientation,
headaches and obesity. If you eat out regularly, be sure to check with the chef to make sure
there is no added MSG. Six. Food dyes. Did you know that up to 90
percent of food dyes or colors are derived from petroleum? Studies show that food dyes
are linked to hyperactivity and disturbed behavior in children. There are searchable
databases online and you’ll be able to find out what synthetic dyes are used in your favorite
foods. Seven. Avoid non-stick pans like Teflon when
you cook food. This may seem like a convenient way of cooking, but most non-stick cookware
is made using PFOA, perfluorooctanoic acid, a toxic chemical linked to cancer and chronic
health issues. Choose stainless steel, cast iron or enamel pots and pans instead. Replace
your non-stick Teflon cookware with another healthier alternative. I use cast iron. I
love my big cast iron heavy pots. I also use stainless steel, but I would never use Teflon.
If you do continue to use non-stick cookware, be careful; don’t let it get over 450F. Throw
out the non-stick pans as soon as they show wear. Cast iron or stainless steel is preferable.
The best stainless is Grade 316 stainless steel, but you can get some really nice cookware
even at good prices, so it’s not expensive. Eight. Avoid artificial sweeteners. You probably
know this. Aspartame, E951, more popularly known as NutraSweet or Equal is found in foods
labeled as diet or sugar-free. Aspartame is now believed to be a neurotoxin and carcinogenic
and accounts for more reports of adverse reactions than all other food additives combined. This
sweet poison is known to affect intelligence, short-term memory, and may lead to a wide
variety of chronic diseases like brain shimmers, Parkinson’s disease, emotional disorders,
depression, and anxiety attacks, dizziness, nausea, confusion, migraine and seizures,
lymphoma, fatigue, fibromyalgia. It goes on and on.
I can tell you now, I had a patient see me about two weeks ago now, a 48-year-old lady,
who drove some distance to see me with her husband who had the headaches from hell. These
headaches were crippling her. In fact, she begged and pleaded for her doctor to do a
brain scan because she thought she had a tumor in her brain. The doctor wouldn’t do it and
basically just put her on painkillers. When I had a very careful look at her diet, I found
she was drinking three liters of diet coke per day. This lady also had bowel surgery
to remove a tumor in her bowel, but the headaches were crippling her. She was having no breakfast
or lunch. She was drinking coke all day and having a small amount of meat and vegetables
at dinner at night. She didn’t believe me until I showed her some YouTube videos on
diet coke. What it actually does and how it’s linked up with many different kinds of headaches,
and she was horrified. I think it’s helped her make a change.
You’ll find aspartame in breath mints. You’ll find it in things like Coke Zero, these sort
of diet drinks. Toothpaste, chewable vitamins. Do you believe it? Vitamins with aspartame.
What kind of idiot would make a product with aspartame in it and call if a dietary supplement?
It’s crazy. Iced tea, yogurt, table top sweeteners, cereals, diet foods, drink mixes, sugar-free
gum and desserts, diet coke, sugar-free soda, diet drinks, Coke Zero and Jell-O.
Nine. Avoid sodium nitrite and sodium nitrate. These are preservatives often with things
like bacon. These chemicals are used as preservatives, flavorings, and colorings. The USDA tried
to ban sodium nitrite in the 70s, but the food manufacturers won the battle and they
claimed that they had no other way of preserving meat products that were packaged. This chemical
is widely regarded as toxic. It is a fact that it is carcinogenic and once it enters
the bloodstream, can affect the liver and pancreas. You’ll find sodium nitrite and nitrate
in smoked and preserved meats, especially sausages, bacon, ham, luncheon meats, corned
beef, hot dogs and canned smoked fish. Avoid genetically modified foods. GMO foods.
This is the last one, number ten. Genetically modified organisms are animals or plants that
have had their DNA modified. In the US, the majority of canola, corn, and soybean crops
have been modified genetically. The unfortunate thing is that one or more of these food items
can now be found in most processed foods commercially available. The FDA has not completed sufficient
safety testing on these GMO items to ensure the public that they are 100 percent guaranteed
especially pregnant women and children. Some studies have shown that consuming GMO foods
increases your risk of allergy susceptibility, immune suppression, antibiotic resistance,
as well as cancer risk increases. Why the heck would you want to eat foods that are
genetically modified? If you can, you really want to just buy fruit
and vegetables from your farmer’s market that have been grown by people who really care
about what goes into someone’s body. Do you think companies like Monsanto give a toss
about what your health is going to be like when all they care about are shareholders’
profits? They couldn’t give a monkey’s about you or your health. All they care about is
how much money they can make. And remember when money comes into it, big money with big
corporations with big ideas, all the common sense goes down the toilet.
You need to put your health in your own hands. And the best way to do that when it comes
to living a long and healthy life is to control your own food source. If you can grow foods,
do grow foods. If you can’t, go to a farmer’s market. Find out about a person who grows
meat around you like poultry or beef. There is usually an organic person around the place
that is very, very sympathetic to your needs. Will grow food with minimal chemicals. It’s
a clever thing to do. These are key ways for you to build robust health, especially as
you get older. You’re avoiding a chemical put into your body. You’re stopping immune
suppression. You’re helping yourself prevent cancer. What a fantastic thing to do. This
means you’re going to live longer and enjoy your family life more. These are the things
that really matter; the things that matter to you as you get older. Money doesn’t mean
anything to people when they get to their “70s and 80s”. It’s all about enjoying their
remaining years with the people that they care about the most.
I hope you found this video of use today. Thank you for tuning in.