Six Spices That Reduce the Risk of Cancer

By using the following spices in your diet, research has shown that it is possible to significantly reduce the likelihood of developing cancer.

  • Cumin:
    • Popular digestive aid and powerful antioxidant
    • Contains Thymoquinone, which helps to reduce the spread of cells that cause colon cancer
    • Chew the seeds for the best benefit
  • Oregano:
    • Commonly found in Italian dishes and pizza sauce
    • Has anti-microbial properties
    • Only one teaspoon has the potential to stop the growth of malignant prostate cancer cells
  • Saffron:
    • Contains an acid, Crocetin, that helps slow cancer progression
    • Shown to reduce the size of cancerous tumors by 50%
    • Expensive, but still beneficial in small doses
  • Cinnamon:
    • Known to reduce tumor growth
    • Used as a flavoring in breads, desserts, side dishes and entrees
    • Only ½ teaspoon needed every day for benefits
  • Fennel:
    • Contains many antioxidants and plant nutrients
    • Anethole, a compound that helps resist the invasive and adhesive qualities of cancer cells
  • Ginger:
    • Helps to reduce cholesterol and increase metabolism
    • Can kill the cells which cause cancer
    • Easily added to salads, fish, and vegetables
    • Eat with parsley to help make the odor more bearable


Dr. Sofiya. 6 Spices That Reduce the Risk of Cancer. Natural News. June 20, 2014.

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High Cholesterol Levels Managed with these Five Foods

Cholesterol is a waxy substance derived from food.  Low-density lipoproteins, LDLs, are considered “bad” cholesterol, because they can turn into plaque, a substance that sticks to vessel walls, blocking blood flow and making vessels less flexible.  High-density lipoproteins, HDLs, are considered “good”, helping to metabolize vitamins and minerals and remove LDL from the bloodstream.

Increased cholesterol levels put you at risk for stroke, heart disease and other serious Pentz Family Chiropractic Good Cholesterolhealth issues.  Typically with high cholesterol, statin drugs are prescribed; though recent studies are showing that long-term use poses serious risks.

There are alternatives for controlling cholesterol that don’t include medicine.  Regular exercise and dietary changes can help reduce cholesterol significantly.

  • Beans: helps in lowering LDL cholesterol. A recent study in Canada showed that just one ¾ cup serving of beans, chickpeas, or lentils per day can cut LDL levels by as much as 5 percent.  Beans are full of fiber which helps remove LDL from the blood.  Fiber also helps with digestion and can reduce the risk of colon cancer.
  • Oatmeal: contains LDL-lowering soluble fiber. The fiber helps reduce the amount of “bad” cholesterol that can be absorbed into the blood.  1 ½ cups of oatmeal yields 6 grams of fiber.  5 to 10 grams of fiber is recommended per day to reduce LDLs.  You can pump up the fiber by chopping up an apple or banana for an additional 4 to 5 grams of fiber.
  • Tea: 3 cups of green or black tea, hot or iced, each day gives you the max LDL-lowering benefits. It also provides a significant source of antioxidants called polyphenols that can help ward off certain cancers.  Tea also boosts levels of “good” HDL!
  • Extra-virgin Olive Oil: Most fats we eat contain high levels of LDL cholesterol, but. olive oil actually helps battle the bad cholesterol. You only need 2 tablespoons each day to be beneficial. Be sure to purchase EVOO in a dark glass bottle or can with the words “cold-pressed” on the label.
  • Fish: Salmon, mackerel, sardines, or tuna contain heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which also help to reduce blood pressure.  2 servings of fish a week is recommended for heart health.  If you are not a fish fan, fish oil or ground flaxseed are another decent source of omega-3s.
    Geib, Aurora. High cholesterol levels easily managed with these five nutritious foods. Wednesday, May 28, 2014.

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How to Boost Immunity and Not Fear the Flu!

Pentz Family Chiropractic Summerville SC Life Center Chiropractor No to Flu_nWhy do we fear the ‘flu season’ every year? Is there really a virus that comes out of hibernation every winter to prey on the unsuspecting? Unlikely. Though year after year the instances of viral and bacterial infections rises through the colder months.

As Americans, especially, 85% of our population could be classified as ‘less than healthy’, in reference to immunity to foreign invaders. Immunity suppressants can manifest as stress, lack of exercise, nutrition in the form of prepackaged meals, environmental pollution including the water we drink, etc. Immune system invaders are everywhere.

An American lifestyle is a fast-paced, high-pressure system that creates increased demands on our time – making us age faster and keeping us chronically inflamed. Excessive use of antibiotics as medicine and in our foods, pesticides, herbicides, preservatives, chronic mental stress, all challenge the anti-inflammatory organs and functions of the body, thus once again, depressing our immune system.

What are we to do? What we should do to keep ourselves healthy!

  • Get plenty of sleep to recharge and repair the body
  • Eat your veggies – Supporting the gut means supporting the immune system
  • Incorporate foods for their function
    • Yogurt (probiotic, acidophilus and bifidobacter preferred)
    • Oats (rich in beta glucans)
    • Garlic (contains allican)
    • Seeds, nuts and their oils (has minerals such as zinc and selenium)
    • Whole grains (wealth of B vitamins)
    • Colored fruits and vegetables (rich in beta carotene, vitamins A, C, and E)
    • Fresh wild fish (supplies essential fatty acids, Vitamin D and coenzyme Q-10)
    • Herbs and spices (echinacea, elderberry, ginseng, astraglus, bayberry, hawthorn, licorice root, red clover, tumeric, ginger, golden seal, black cumin seed, etc.)
  • Drink plenty of water so that your fluid systems can run at optimum effectiveness
  • Practice good hygiene
  • Reduce exposure to toxic chemicals and drugs
  • Adequate exercise and elimination of chronic stress will improve your immune status significantly!
  • Get your spine adjusted! – Removing pressure from the spinal nerves by aligning the vertebrae allows the nervous system to function optimally. Research over 3 years showed Chiropractic patients to have a 200% greater immune competence than people who had not received Chiropractic care.

Create Health and Create Resistance!

Berg, J. and Baker, K. (2014) ‘Autoimmunity and the Gut’; Fulop, J. (2014) ‘Disease, Health and the Human Microbiome’. NDNR;

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Best and Worst Halloween Candies!

We believe knowledge is power, especially when it comes to what our families and communities are consuming!  We do our best to educate our patients on healthy choices even when it comes to what Halloween candies they are handing out! 🙂

Top 10 Worst Halloween Candy 

  1. Candy Corn: Brach’s Confections brand

WARNING: Contains Titanium Dioxide, a metal used as a pigment also in cosmetics and vitamins.  Originally a glass-like structured man-made product that is completely insoluble.  Its consumption has shown to disturb normal immune function.  So…it’s like eating ground up glass…

  1. Nerds: Willy Wonka Candy Factory brand

WARNING: Contains Carmine, a food coloring additive also found in pharmaceuticals.  Carmine is derived from female cochineal beetles.  There is overwhelming research that this additive causes severe allergic reactions including long-term asthma and anaphylactic shock, which has led to its BAN in some countries such as France and Sweden.Pentz Family Chiropractic Summerville candy

  1. Butterfinger: Nestle brand

WARNING: Contains TBHQ (Tertiary Butylhydroquinone), an artificial anti-oxidant that keeps food tasting “fresh”.  Where else can you find TBHQ?  Yes, it’s in lighter fluid.

  1. Twizzlers: Hershey brand

WARNING: Contains food coloring Red 3 that has various additives as all food colorings do, including aluminum.  Evidence shows consumption to cause tumors and has been linked to Alzheimer’s as studies have found aluminum deposits in the brains of its victims.  Red 3 in particular was recommended to be BANNED during the Reagan administration.

  1. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups: Hershey brand

WARNING: Contains Soy lecithin.  Soy is one of the most genetically engineered organisms on the planet, and has shown toxicity in animals.

  1. M&M’s: Mars brand

WARNING: Contains PGPR (PALSGAARD 4150), a yellow viscous liquid derived from castor oil and used as a substitute for cocoa butter.  Research does not know what long-term affects PGPR has on a person.  I prefer REAL cocoa butter to castor oil, wouldn’t you?

  1. Lifesavers: Wrigley brand

WARNING: Contains High Fructose Corn Syrup, which we have all heard to avoid, but why?  HFCS is not absorbed the same way cane sugar is absorbed, thus proven to literally punch holes in the intestinal lining, allowing “leaking” out.  This can lead to increased appetite and weight gain not to mention diabetes, cancer, dementia, etc.  Not to mention, HFCS can even contain mercury!

  1. Tootsie Rolls: Tootsie Roll Industries brand

WARNING: Contains partially hydrogenated soybean oil.  This is a completely man made substance which causes cellular crisis within the body, leading to: cancer, because the product interferes with the enzymes your body uses to fight against cancer; decreased immune function, because the body has an immune reaction against the product; and even reproductive problems because again, the chemical interferes with the enzymes used to produce sex hormones.

  1. Skittles: Wrigley brand

WARNING: Contains Hydrogenated palm kernel oil.  This oil has been linked to Alzheimer’s, colon cancer and infertility.  This product is completely banned in restaurants across the nation… but still on our grocery shelves.

  1. Snickers: Mars brand

WARNING: Contains modified cornstarch.  The modified part meaning different chemicals are used in its creation including: hydrochloric acid (corrosive used to remove rust), sodium hydroxide (chemical used in making detergents and drain cleaners) and potassium hydroxide (used to make alkaline batteries).

Replace those candies with these!!

Top 10 Healthier Halloween Candies

  1. Sour Worms: Surf Sweets brand

Why We Like It: These sour gummy worms are made with organic sweeteners, no corn syrup or GMOs.  This product is also gluten and casein free.

Where to Find It: Natural Candy,

  1. Mango Jackie Lantern Gummies: Indie Candy brand

Why We Like It: Allergy-Friendly gourmet candies that are gluten, dairy and soy free. They are even created in an allergy-friendly facility.

Where to Find It:

  1. Bug Bites: Endangered Species Organic Chocolate Brand

Why We Like It: Bite size organic chocolate treats perfect for trick-or-treating.  The cocoa used is sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms!

Where to Find It: Whole Foods,

  1. Fruit Snacks: Funky Monkey brand

Why We Like It: These freeze-dried fruit snacks are Organic/Non-GMO, no sugar added and have a HUGE variety of flavors.

Where to Find It: Whole Foods, Target,

  1. Organic Lollipops: Yummy Earth brand

Why We Like It: Chemical-free organic Lollipops that use natural food such as sugar beets, purple carrots, pomegranate extract, organic pumpkins and black currants instead of petrochemical fake food dyes. (Dr. Craig likes peach the best!)

Where to Find It: Whole Foods, Earth Fare, other health food stores

  1. Organic Hard Candies: Go Naturally Brand

Why We Like It: Gluten free hard candy free of fake food dyes and comes in a wide range of flavors.

Where to Find It: Whole Foods and fresh food markets

  1. Zbars: Clif brand

Why We Like It: Organic snacks without high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oil, fake preservatives or artificial flavors.

Where to Find It: Grocery and convenience stores

  1. Chocolate Bars: Endangered Species Organic Chocolate Brand

Why We Like It: Chocolate bars that are GMO-free, gluten-free, all chocolate is 70% cocoa or higher and cocoa is always the first ingredient always cocoa, not sugar. (See above Halloween themed Bug Bites)

Where to Find It: Locally, Vitamin Shoppe and Whole Foods.

  1. Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups: Justin’s Brand

Why We Like It: Peanut butter cups made of entirely organic ingredients.  Highly recommended from our patients!

Where to Find It: Publix and other local food chains

  1. Unreal Candies/Candy bars: Unreal Brand

Why We Like It: 100% made in North America, completely GMO-free/corn-free; all the candies you love with wholesome ingredients: candy coated chocolate peanuts (peanut M&M’s), peanut butter cups (Reese’s), chocolate caramel nougat bar (Milk Way), etc.

Where to Find It: Local food or convenience stores,

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Increased Anxiety Associated with Sitting Down?

According to research published in the June 2015 journal BMC Public Health, lower energy activities that involve sitting down are associated with and increased risk of anxiety.  Many studies have shown that sedentary behavior is associated with physical health problems like obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis.  But there has been little research regarding the link between sedentary behavior and mental health.

We are seeing an increase in anxiety symptoms in our modern society, which seems to parallel the increase in sedentary behavior.  Thus, we were interested to see whether these two factors were in fact linked” said Megan Teychenne, the lead researcher at Deakin University’s Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research. In Australia.  (Side note: Australia has a higher rate of obesity than the U.Pentz Family Chiropractic Summerville SC Sedentary-LifestyleS.) “Also, since research has shown positive associations between sedentary behavior and depressive symptoms, this was another foundation for further investigating the link between sedentary behavior and anxiety symptoms.”

Researchers looked at the results of nine different studies.  These studies analyzed television viewing/computer use, sitting while on transport and work-related sitting.  Two studies included children and the rest included adults.

Results of the studies:

  • Five of the nine studies found that an increase in sedentary behavior was associated with an increased risk of anxiety.
  • Four studies found that total sitting time was associated with increased risk of anxiety.
  • 36% of high school aged students that had more than two hours of screen time were more likely to experience anxiety compared to those who had less than two hours.

The research team suggests that the link between sitting and anxiety could be due to disturbances in sleep patterns, social withdrawal and/or poor metabolic health.  “It is important that we understand the behavioral factors that may be linked to anxiety- in order to be able to develop evidence-based strategies in preventing/managing this illness”, Teychenne said.

Sources: BMC Public Health – June 2015 and Natural Practitioner – August 2015

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A Recipe for Longevity: 33 of the Healthiest Foods on Earth!

“Is it possible to live to 125 or even 150?  It’s certainly a possibility!” says Chairman and CEO of Dole Food Company, Mr. David Murdock.  In 2009 Mr. Murdock joined Oprah Winfrey to discuss his secret to enjoying a successfully healthy lifestyle.

“No pills, not even aspirin ever entered my mouth – everything I need comes from my fish and 30-40 different kinds of fruit and vegetables every week.”  Even at age 86 (he is now still going strong at 92) he continues with this lifestyle and includes 50-60 minutes of cardio and strength training every day.

“By eating many fruits and vegetables in place of fast food or junk food, people could avoid obesity.  Obesity accelerates aging and risk of cancer even faster than smoking, according to scientific research!” This list below contains most of Mr. Murdock’s daily intake.

The Healthiest Food List

  • Apple
    • Boosts immune systemPentz Family Chiropractic Summerville Chiropractor Food be thy medicine
    • Fights lung and prostate cancer
    • Lowers Alzheimer’s risk
  • Artichoke
    • Helps blood clotting
    • Antioxidant superfood
    • Lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol
  • Arugula
    • Lowers birth defect risk
    • Reduces fracture risk
    • Protects eye health
  • Asparagus
    • Nourishes good gut bacteria
    • Protects against birth defects
    • Promotes heart health
  • Avocado
    • Limits liver damage
    • Reduces oral cancer risk
    • Lowers cholesterol levels
  • Banana
    • Increase fat burning
    • Lowers cancer risk (colorectal, kidney, leukemia)
    • Reduces asthma symptoms in children
  • Blackberries
    • Builds bone density
    • Suppresses appetite
    • Enhances fat burning
  • Blueberries
    • Restores antioxidant levels
    • Reverses age-related brain decline
    • Prevents urinary tract infections
  • BroccoliReduces diabetic damage
    • Lowers risk of cancer (prostate, bladder, colon,
      pancreatic, gastric, breast)
    • Protects the brain from injury
  • Cantaloupe
    • Bolsters immunity
    • Protects skin against sunburn
    • Reduces inflammation
  • Carrot
    • Antioxidants defend DNA
    • Fights cataracts
    • Protects against cancer
  • Cauliflower
    • Stimulates detoxification
    • Suppresses breast cancer cell growth
    • Defends against prostate cancer
  • Cherries
    • Alleviates arthritic pain and gout
    • Lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol
    • Reduces inflammation
  • Cranberries
    • Alleviates prostate pain
    • Fights cancer cells (lung, colon, leukemia)
    • Prevents urinary tract infections
  • Green Cabbage
    • Promotes healthy blood clotting
    • Reduces cancer risk (prostate, colon, breast, ovarian)
    • Activates the body’s natural detoxification systems
  • Kale
    • Counters harmful estrogens that feed cancer
    • Protects eyes against sun damage and cataracts
    • Increases bone density
  • Kiwi
    • Combats wrinkles
    • Lowers blood clot risk and reduces blood lipids
    • Counters constipation
  • Mango
    • Supports immunity
    • Lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol
    • Regulates homocysteine to protect arteries
  • Mushrooms
    • Promotes natural detoxification
    • Reduces risk of cancer (colon, prostate)
    • Lowers blood pressure
  • Oranges
    • Reduces LDL (bad) cholesterol
    • Lowers risk of cancer (mouth, throat, breast, stomach, leukemia)
    • Appetite suppressant
  • Papaya
    • Enzymes aid digestion
    • Reduces risk of lung cancer
    • Enhances fat burning
  • Pineapple
    • Speeds post-surgery
    • Promotes joint health
    • Reduces asthma inflammation
  • Plums/Prunes
    • Counters constipation
    • Antioxidants defend against DNA damage
    • Protects against post-menopausal bone loss
  • Pomegranate
    • Enhances sunscreen protection
    • Lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol
    • Fights prostate cancer
  • Pumpkin
    • Protects joints against arthritis
    • Lowers cancer risk (lung and prostate)
    • Reduces inflammation
  • Raspberries
    • Inhibits cancer growth (oral, breast, colon, prostate)
    • Antioxidant DNA defense
    • Lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol levels
  • Red Bell Pepper
    • Reduces risk of cancer (lung, prostate, ovarian, cervical)
    • Protects against sunburn
    • Promotes heart health
  • Spinach
    • Helps maintain mental sharpness
    • Reduces the risk of cancers (liver, ovarian, colon, prostate)
    • Nutrient dense
  • Strawberries
    • Protects against Alzheimer’s disease
    • Reduces LDL (bad) cholesterol levels
    • Suppresses growth of cancer (colon, prostate, oral)
  • Sweet Potato
    • Reduces stroke risk
    • Lowers cancer risk
    • Protects against blindness
  • Tomato
    • Reduces inflammation
    • Lowers risk of cancer (esophageal, stomach, colorectal, lung, pancreatic)
    • Reduces risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Watermelon
    • Supports male fertility
    • Reduces cancer risk (prostate, ovarian, cervical, oral, pharyngeal)
    • Protects skin against sunburn

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10 Signs of Nutritional Deficiencies in Children

  1. Depression/Anxiety

Depression and anxiety begins in the brain but can be brought on by nutritional deficiencies. Proteins are made up of amino acids. These amino acids can be found in plant and animal foods.
Amino acids are important because the brain uses them to create neurotransmitters such as serotonin, endorphins, catecholemines and GABA. These neurotransmitters keep us feeling happy and calm instead of depressed and anxious.
A diet complete with high quality protein can help to correct this nutritional balance. You can count protein intake or eat whole meat cuts that include fat and even make broth out of the bones. In severe cases supplementation with specific amino acids may be needed to help support the body.

  1. Hyperactivity

Hyperactivity is related to how the brain processes information and how the body can remain calm at the same time. Children with hyperactivity typically have poor bacterial flora and digestion. This makes it hard for the body to absorb nutrients. It is recommended to avoid processed foods and foods made with food colorings. It is also suggested to enhance natural broths to aid in digestion and to follow a good gut healing protocol that includes a natural probiotic.

  1. Delayed speech

Delayed Speech can be related to a deficiency in B12. Children should not be given a B12 supplement until tested for the specific deficiency, but increased intake of foods rich in B12 are a great alternative. These foods include organ meats, beef, chicken, fish, shellfish, pork, dairy and eggs.paleo diet

  1. Dry Skin/Hair

Dry skin and hair can be related to a deficiency in fat soluble vitamins such as Vitamin A, D, E and K2. This can be accomplished but supplementing with fermented cod liver oil at half a teaspoon per day. 

  1. Crowding of teeth

The relationship between crowded teeth and nutritional deficiencies is well-recorded. Dr. Weston Price’s research on this subject found that those children who ate modern, processed foods or whose mother ate poorly during pregnancy, had children who developed poor dental structure and spacing. Those children who ate a traditional diet full of rich fats, complete animal proteins and properly prepared carbohydrates across the board developed even spacing of teeth and even had enough room for wisdom teeth.

  1. Cavities

Cavities are often thought to be a result of too much sugar or candy in the diet. Though this doesn’t help, cavities are found in children deficient in proper mineral and fat soluble vitamins. Purchasing grass-fed meats and dairy versus corn-fed and avoiding highly processed grains is a start.

  1. Frequent colds and flus

A good diet is a great way to prevent sickness. Eating real food and not avoiding germs can build a child’s immune system. Chiropractic adjustments are also a great way to keep the immune system working at one hundred percent, naturally.

  1. Cranky or sporadic emotions

It has been researched that fats (mainly Omega 3s found in wild salmon, sardines, herring, anchovies and mackerel) are vital for good mood stabilization. Good saturated fats from butter and coconut oil help keep these fats in our brain.

Hormones are also a player. Unbalanced hormones can cause us to feel irritable and moody. Carrots help to absorb extra estrogen in the body!

  1. Poor cranial structure or “flat-head” syndrome

Research around the world has found that the development of the cranial bones (just like the development of the palate or teeth crowding) greatly improves when the mother ate a diet high in good fats (including rich saturated fats from animal products), whole proteins from seafood/animal meat and properly prepared grains. Vegetables and fruits were also included in these diets depending on the available season. Those who avoided processed food (including seed and vegetable oils, canned and packaged food) were immune to this problem.

  1. Obesity

When we eat foods that are not nutrient dense, our bodies are hungry. They become starved for good nutrition and that is why we do not feel satisfied. Our bodies are meant to feel satisfied with a balance of all real foods. When we stray away from these foods and start to eat processed food or restrict any macronutrient like fat, carbohydrates or protein that is when we become malnourished.


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Foods BANNED in Other Countries, But Not America!

Try avoiding these foods over the holidays and always!  After this research, I may become vegan.

  1. Milk Linked to Infertility; Ironic?Pentz Family Chiropractic Summerville rBGH
  • Cattle are fed rBGH and rBST, synthetic hormones, to get more meat out of the cow
  • Found in: American milk and dairy products
  • Banned in: European Union, Japan, Australia, China, New Zealand and Canada
  • Health Hazards: Infertility, weakened muscle growth and many cancers (and it is harmful to the cows!)
  1. Arsenic-LacePentz Family Chiropractic Summerville Chickend Chicken      
  • Fed to chickens to make their meat appear pinker and fresher
  • Found in: Poultry
  • Banned in: European Union
  • Health Hazards: Arsenic is POISON. If you eat enough it will kill you.
  1. Flame-Resistant BeveragesPentz Family Chiropractic Summerville brominated veg oil
  • Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO) makes food coloring stick to liquid; Bromine is a toxic chemical used in flame retardant
  • Found in: Sports drinks, energy drinks and citrus-flavored drinks
  • Banned in: Over 100 countries
  • Health Hazards: Thyroid issues, schizophrenia, autoimmune disease, birth defects, organ damage and  hearing loss

4.  Petroleum-Based Food Coloring

  • Food without color is less appealing, so fake dyes are used; made from petroleum (also used to make gasoline, diesel fuel, asphalt and tar!!)Pentz Family Chiropractic Summerville Artificial Food Dye
  • Found in: Many foods, cake mixes, sports drinks, cheese, candy and macaroni and cheese
  • Banned in: Norway, Finland, Austria, France, and the United Kingdom
  • Health Hazards: Brain cancer, nerve deterioration, and hyperactivity in children
  1. Toxic Bread
  • Potassium Bromate (Bromated flour) is used to reduce baking time
  • Found in: Rolls, wraps, flat bread, bread crumbs and bagel chips
  • Banned in: Europe, Canada, Brazil and China
  • Health Hazards: Kidney and nervous system disorders, cancer and gastrointestinal discomfort

Pentz Family Chiropractic Summerville azodicarbminide

  1. Yoga Mat Sandwich
  • Azodicarbonamide is used to bleach flour; also used to bleach foamed plastic (soles of sneakers and yoga mats)
  • Found in: Bread, frozen dinners, boxed pasta and packaged baked goods
  • Banned in: Australia, U. K. and Singapore (you can get 15 years in jail for using this chemical in food here)
  • Health Hazards: Induces asthma
  1. Medicated MeatPentz Family Chiropractic Summerville ractopamine
  • Ractopamine is a drug used to make animals more muscular; similar chemicals are used in asthma medication
  • Found in: Pork and beef
  • Banned in: European Union, Russia and China
  • Health Hazards: Weight gain, increased heart rate, insomnia, headaches, and tremors
  1. Cancerous Preservatives
  • ButylPentz Family Chiropractic Summerville BHAated Hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) are chemicals used to stop food from spoiling
  • Found in: Cereal, chewing gum, butter, dehydrated potatoes, etc.
  • Banned in: United Kingdom, Japan and many European countries
  • Health Hazards: Known to cancer and tumors in rats
  1. Carrageenan: Can’t Say it? Don’t Eat it!Pentz Family Chiropractic Summerville carageenan
  • Carrageenan is used as an emulsifier and thickener; can be especially dangerous to young children
  • Found in: Processed dairy goods (baby formula, ice cream, yogurt, even organic brands!)
  • Banned in: Infant formulas in the European Union
  • Health Hazards: Causes gastrointestinal problems and cancer
  1. Run-to-the-Bathroom Chips
  • Olestra was created as a substitute for cooking oil. This chemical robs the body’s ability to absorb vitaminPentz Family Chiropractic SummervilleFat free Chipss.
  • Found in: Fat-free potato chips, corn chips and French fries
  • Banned in: UK and Canada
  • Health Hazards: Oily anal leakage and vitamin depletion
Reference: Higher Perspective. 16 Foods So Bad For You They’re BANNED in Some Countries, But Not America. July 7, 2014.

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