Are you doing the nasty?

The Nasty List: A list of food additives and altered foods to avoid.
Are you doing the nasty? I developed The Nasty List, a list of food additives and altered foods to avoid, as a result of repeated requests from many of my patients. Please share this blog with your friends and family so that they can benefit from this knowledge and begin to make healthy choices as well.

The Nasty List contains man-made preservatives, artificial colors and foods which are chemically modified. They have been included on the list because they do not benefit our bodies in any way and our bodies are not able to digest them. Our bodies are meant to digest and process naturally occurring foods not synthetic chemicals or modified foods.

Our bodies are very complex. We are made up of trillions of cells, all of which play an important role in keeping us alive. Over the last 50 years, progress has been made to gain an understanding of the cellular processes in the human body however we have just scratched the surface with this research. Because we do not yet completely understand the inner workings of every aspect of the human body, especially at the cellular level, it makes sense that we should nourish ourselves with foods that we are able to digest and which benefit our body.

To help you avoid the items on the list whenever possible, keep this list with you and refer to it as you shop. I hope The Nasty List makes it easier for you make healthy choices.

  • acesulfame potassium
  • acetylated esters of monoglycerides and diglycerides
  • ammonium chloride
  • artificial colors, flavors
  • aspartame
  • azodicarbonamide
  • benzoyl peroxide
  • BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)
  • BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
  • bleached flour
  • bromated flour
  • brominated vegetable oil (BVO)
  • calcium bromate
  • calcium disodium EDTA
  • calcium peroxide
  • calcium propionate
  • calcium saccharin
  • calcium sorbate
  • calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate
  • Caprenin (caprocaprylobehenin)
  • carmine
  • certified colors
  • cyclamates
  • cysteine (l-cysteine)
  • DATEM (diacetyl tartaric and fatty acid esters of monoglcerides and diglycerides)
  • dimethylpolysiloxane
  • DSS (dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate)
  • disodium calcium EDTA
  • disodium dihydrogen EDTA
  • disodium guanylate
  • disodium inosinate
  • EDTA
  • ethyl vanillin
  • ethylene oxide
  • ethoxyquin
  • FD & C colors
  • GMP (disodium guanylate)
  • hexa-, hepta- and octa-esters of sucrose
  • high fructose corn syrup
  • hydrogenated fats
  • IMP (disodium inosinate)
  • irradiated foods
  • lactylated esters of mono- and diglycerides
  • lead soldered cans
  • methyl silicon
  • methylparaben
  • microparticularized whey protein derived fat substitute
  • MSG (monosodium glutamate)
  • natamycin
  • partially hydrogenated oil
  • polydextrose
  • potassium benzoate
  • potassium bromate
  • potassium sorbate
  • propionates
  • propyl gallate
  • propylparaben
  • saccharin
  • sodium aluminum sulfate
  • sodium benzoate
  • sodium diacetate
  • sodium glutamate
  • sodium nitrate/nitrite
  • sodium propionate
  • sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate
  • solvent extracted oils
  • sorbic acid
  • sucralose
  • sucroglycerides
  • sucrose polyester
  • sulfites (sodium metabisulfite)
  • TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone)
  • tetrasodium EDTA
  • vanillin

Number of cells in human body:
http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/03014460.2013.807878

Types of cells in human body:
http://sciencenetlinks.com/student-teacher-sheets/cells-your-body/

How many proteins in the human body:
http://www.innovateus.net/health/how-many-proteins-exist-human-body

Please pin this blog on your smart phone and refer to it when you are shopping for your groceries.

Whole Foods grocery chain of stores already has most of these items on their list and I applaud them. Trader Joe’s also is making great strides by including many common items like cereals that use Tocopherols instead of BHA and BHT.

In most grocery stores approximately 50% of the items sold will have some of these substances.

By avoiding these things on “The Nasty List” grocery stores will start to listen and improve their food offerings!

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