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READ THE LABEL [CHAPTER 8] Artificial Dyes

Oh boy. The more we go through these chapters, the more it scares me how much we trust big business to supply us with “choices.” Are we really given choices? Or is it more of the same stuff just in different wrappers and different price points? It’s only the educated consumer that really knows how to choose properly and demands
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READ THE LABEL [CHAPTER 7] Aluminum

Aluminum is the third most naturally abundant element in the environment, found in food, water, pharmaceutical as well as a wide range of consumer products. Aluminum is commonly found in products such as: Antiperspirants Toothpaste Dental implants Nasal sprays Processed cheeses Salt Baking soda Pickles Bleached flour Prepared doughs Case mixes Non-dairy creamers Vanilla powders Donuts and waffles Milk formulas
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READ THE LABEL [CHAPTER 6] Sodium Laurel Sulfate (SLS)

I decided to start with this ingredient because I recently met a lady who’s blood work showed she was allergic to this ingredient. The information presented is based on lots of research hours, and I’m breaking it down so it’s easy to digest. Hope you pay attention! What is sodium laurel/ethyl/laureth sulfate (SLS)  and ammonium laurel sulfate (ALS)?  It’s artificial
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READ THE LABEL [CHAPTER 5] What does “natural” mean?

As you’ve probably guessed, “natural” means all kinds of things. Everyone seems to have their own definition. Here are a few I found just to put your mind at ease. (Yes, I’m being sarcastic.) United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) [As it applies to meat and poultry only.] “Those products carrying the “natural” claim must not contain any artificial flavoring,
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