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Emulsifiers – Another Reason to Avoid Packaged Food

Almost all processed foods in the supermarkets contain additives called “emulsifiers”.  They are added to many foods such as non-dairy milks, baked goods, ice cream, salad dressings and even hamburger patties. Some common names of emulsifiers include carrageenan, lecithin, polysorbate 80, xanthan gum and other “gums”.  Emulsifiers are used to extend the shelf life of packaged food, improve texture and to keep ingredients (oils and fats) from separating. Emulsifiers Damage the Gut Your gut is […]

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Do You Have Syndrome X?

Never have heard of Syndrome X before?  Most people haven’t heard of this very common condition.  Also known as Metabolic Syndrome, Syndrome X refers to a group of conditions that indicates a pre-diabetic state, as well as a possibility of heart disease and stroke in the future. Syndrome X occurs when a person’s body stops using sugar properly, becoming insulin resistant. Indicators that you may have this include weight gain (especially around the middle), feeling tired, […]

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