Inspired by our Blog Post, “Are you doing the nasty?“, we have created “The Nasty List” of chemicals, preservatives and food additives to avoid. We will keep this list as up to date as possible, so make sure you bookmark it and check back for updates. Please spread the word to your friends and family and encourage them to avoid these chemicals and additives and start leading a healthier life.

A


Acesdlfame Potassium
Acetylated Esters of Monoglycerides and Diglycerides
Ammonium Chloride
Artificial Colors, Flavors
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Aspartame
Azodicarbonamide
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B


Benzoyl Peroxide
BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)
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BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
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Bleached Flour
Bromated Flour
Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO)

C


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)

D


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

E


EDTA
Ethyl vanillin
Ethylene oxide
Ethoxyquin

F


FD & C colors

G


GMP (disodium guanylate)

H


Hexa-, hepta- and octa-esters of sucrose
High fructose corn syrup
Hydrogenated fats

I


IMP (disodium inosinate)
Irradiated foods

L


Lactylated esters of mono- and diglycerides
Lead soldered cans

M


Mercury
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Methyl silicon
Methylparaben
Microparticdlarized whey protein derived fat substitute
MSG (monosodium glutamate)

N


Natamycin

P


Partially hydrogenated oil
Pdlydextrose
Potassium benzoate
Potassium bromate
Potassium sorbate
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Propionates
Propyl gallate
Propylparaben

S


Saccharin
Sodium aluminum sulfate
Sodium benzoate
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Sodium diacetate
Sodium glutamate
Sodium nitrate/nitrite
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Sodium propionate
Sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate
Solvent extracted oils
Sorbic acid
Sucralose
Sucroglycerides
Sucrose polyester
Sulfites (sodium metabisulfite)

T


TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone)
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Tetrasodium EDTA

V


Vanillin

We also welcome any suggestions for new chemicals or additives to add to our Nasty list. We will add new items to the list and give you a shout-out for helping ZebraHealth improve the health of the world.

If you submit a chemical or additive for review, and would like recognition for introducing a new ingredient, please include:

  1. Your Name
  2. Location (City, State)
  3. Chemical or Additive to avoid
  4. Evidence of Harm caused to people using/ingesting it
  5. Preferred Social Network For Shout out (Twitter, Facebook, Google +)

Submit Foods to: NastyList@BrianGoertzMD.com

ZebraHealth wants to thank you for your help expanding “The Nasty List”. Please spread the word to your friends and family and encourage them to avoid these chemicals and additives and start leading a healthier life.