From the Desk of Dr. Kandilakis These days, well over half of the foods that we can buy in a typical supermarket are pre-packaged or prepared. They need either no or minimal preparation before being ready to eat. However, there is a dark side to this convenience. Most of the foods on our shelves also contain chemicals and additives that are known to harm either the human body or laboratory animals. If they harm animals, they can harm you too. Most of the ingredients that you should avoid fall into one of three areas:
Food additives, artificial sweeteners and artificial colors.
Here are some Dangerous Lesser Discussed Part 1: food additives…. Several examples:
Azodicarbonamide: Used in bagels and buns. Can cause asthma.
Potassium bromate: Added to breads to increase volume. Linked to cancer in humans.
Propyl gallate: Added to fat-containing products. Linked to cancer in humans
BHA/BHT: A fat preservative, used in foods to extend shelf life. Linked to cancerous tumor growth.
Propylene glycol: Better known as antifreeze. Thickens dairy products and salad dressing. Deemed ‘generally’ safe by FDA.
Not only are these chemicals toxic and potentially carcinogenic, THEY ARE STRONG FREE RADICALS that will destroy cell membranes as they pass through your body …..A Free Radical is a Molecule that usually has an extremely strong charge or pull and can destabilize your cellular membranes. This may also lead to LEAKY GUT (Little rips and tears in your intestinal lining). This lets everything into your capillaries causing an immune system that is very reactive and sometimes always “ON”. This leads to, Autoimmune conditions, allergies, poor digestive function, brain fog…Chronic inflammation…. Should I go on???? If you are experiencing ANY of these symptoms make an appointment for a correct evaluation and EFFECTIVE Treatment. Call our office today for your free consultation 847-236-1194. Dr. Kandilakis