Saturday, January 31, 2009

WARNING: Ketchup - Yogurt - Soda & Other Foods You Eat May Contain Mercury


This isn't the first time I've told you that High Fructose Corn Syrup was bad for you. Nor is it the second. This is now the 3rd time I've written an exclusive blog post on HFCS and I think it's time to call this one "a health warning".

According to a MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2009 report by HealthDay News and reported in the Washington Post --- "Almost half of tested samples of commercial high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) contained mercury, which was also found in nearly a third of 55 popular brand-name food and beverage products where HFCS is the first- or second-highest labeled ingredient, according to two new U.S. studies".

So now I'm going to update my list of reasons why High Fructose Corn Syrup is bad for you and now add the toxic metal MERCURY to the list.

With all of the food items like Ketchup, yogurt, soda, Gatoraide, Poweraide, breads, candy and most commercially available foods that have been sweetened, it's the accumulation of HFCS that could be harmful, now because reports show it contains mercury.

Let me give you a couple other hardball quotes from the article:
On average, Americans consume about 12 teaspoons per day of HFCS, but teens and other high consumers can take in 80 percent more HFCS than average

Mercury is toxic in all its forms. Given how much high-fructose corn syrup is consumed by children, it could be a significant additional source of mercury never before considered
So consider this a health alert. Consider this a warning. Remove foods that contain HFCS from your diet in any and all amounts.
Click here to read the Washington Post's Article for yourself. Then, please forward this blog post to your friends so they can read it for themselves!

If for some reason that link doesn't work, copy and past this into your browser: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/26/AR2009012601831.html

If you are in high school or college right now, it is very likely that you've had some HFCS at every meal, 3 times per day for your entire life.

Feeling a bit concerned? Step-1, remove all foods containing HFCS, Step-2 click here to check out the mercury poisoned web site for a list of symptoms related to mercury toxicity. Step-3 go see your physician about a hair analysis and blood tests to check your levels of mercury. Step-4 Start a nutritional detox or purification program to clean your system out.

So, here we have another example of "mankind" trying to make things better than nature and screwing it up yet again.

Eat clean, eat foods that our ancestors did 50,000 years ago and you'll do well. If it wasn't part of our diet back then, it probably shouldn't be part of our diet not. Cut out additives, added sugar and ingredients with names that should be part of a chemistry experiment. And, no, your body shouldn't be part of their experiment.

Although I haven't eaten HFCS in about 2-3 years, I'm starting the Standard Process SP Purification Monday. Click on the link and read about it. It's good to do it yearly anyway.
I've provided a bunch of links in this blog post. Read them and do your own research. I'm sure you'll come to the same conclusion as I have.

Good luck. Post a comment if you have any questions.

'nuf said

DocT
ADDENDUM
Looks like everyone is picking up on this HFCS & Mercury Story.

Here are some links:

USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2009-01-27-corn-syrup_N.htm?csp=34


Fox News: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,484088,00.html


Environmental News Network: http://www.enn.com/health/article/39188

Green Biz: http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2009/01/30/bpa-lingers-mercury-common-foods

Medical Net: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=96029

WebMD: http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/news/20090127/mercury-in-high-fructose-corn-syrup?src=RSS_PUBLIC

Medical News Today: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/136879.php


And just to show I’m fair and read both sides, here’s the one opposing view (Followed by my opinion):
ChemRisk, Press Release: http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/090130/aqf035.html?.v=67 who says the study is flawed.

My Opinion:
That’s all well and good. They say the study is flawed and make their argument. So there’s now a good healthy controversy. Question: Now, do you want to put your children, your family at risk until they figure out if the artificial sweetener HFCS, that has replaced real sugar in most commercially available food products in the USA…is safe? Remember the opposition years ago saying smoking had no harmful effects? They also said studies were flawed.

So, you can choose to purchase foods that don’t contain HFCS and not even worry about the risk, the study being good or flawed or whatever. Or you can go ahead and play Russian Roulette with your family’s health. Read over the list of symptoms for mercury toxicity and put a check by the ones you have. Then tell me what’s flawed.

Opt on the side of nature.

‘nuff said.

DocT

Dr. Narson is a 2-term past president of the Florida Chiropractic Association’s Council on Sports Injuries, Physical Fitness & Rehabilitation and was honored as the recipient of the coveted Chiropractic Sports Physician of the Year Award in 1999-2000. He practices in Miami Beach, Florida at the Miami Beach Family & Sports Chiropractic Center; A Facility for Natural Sports Medicine.

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1 comment:

Dr.DevineSeattleChiropractor said...

Yet ANOTHER reason to shun HFCS! Classic symptoms of Mercury poisoning, according to the Environmental Protection Agency include: impairment of the peripheral vision, disturbances in sensations, such as "pins and needles" feelings, numbness, lack of coordination, movements, such as writing, impairment of speech, hearing, walking, muscle weakness, skin rashes, mood swings, anxiety, depression, memory loss and mental disturbances. If you have any of these symptoms, you could be suffering from mercury poisoning.