So do you think fresh fruits and vegetables are good for your health? Maybe not. There are many food additives that are actually harmful and can cause insomnia, irritability, anxiety and many other problems. Some of them are used for fresh fruits and vegetables. But that’s not all. There is a range of food additives that have been isolated that can cause insomnia, anxiety, irritability, depression, lucidity, irritability, and more.
Australians Sue Dengate and Dr Howard Dengate have been researching food additives and food technology for many years. The information and statistics below are from their DVD “Enough of Children’s Behavior”.
Let’s first look at Sue Dengate’s term “food intolerance” as it is not the same as a food allergy. Some symptoms are the same as an allergic reaction, but they may include other symptoms such as irritable bowel symptoms. Many food intolerances react late (2 – 3 days), some are cumulative, and many are difficult to isolate and identify. Most people don’t know they have a food intolerance!
Not scientifically proven tested for food intolerances. The reactions sometimes take weeks to subside. That’s why we need expert help on this topic.
In the 1950s, 20% of our food was controlled by supermarkets, now that figure is around 80%. Knowing what you’re eating and how it affects your health, mood, sleep, skin, behavior, headaches, bowel movements, and more is becoming increasingly important.
Migraines have tripled since the 1970s, and more than 20 percent of households now have at least one migraine sufferer.
The prevalence of eczema has increased 2-3 times since the 1970s. 1 in 3 Australians is affected at some point in their life.
IBS is now thought to affect about 20% of the population in developed countries and almost zero in countries with traditional diets.
Asthma has risen from about 10% in the 1970s to about 30% today. Asthma is the leading cause of absenteeism. Most patients will react to one of these two food additives. 20% of patients were affected by salicylates. Most people can be helped by avoiding food additives. Even asthma medications themselves contain additives that can adversely affect patients!
Since the 1990s, the use of antidepressants has increased dramatically, including for young children, with 3,000 prescriptions for infants under 12 months in the US alone! Major depressive disorder has increased tenfold since 1945.
Autism rates in the United States are thought to have increased tenfold since the 1970s.
Just because a food additive is called “natural” doesn’t mean it’s safe!
So if you have trouble sleeping, waking up in the middle of the night, waking up too early, feeling anxious, overly tired, depressed, stressed, etc., avoid some examples of nasty food additives:
o Common bread preservatives (or mold inhibitors)282. Calcium propionate (282) Symptoms (from eating large amounts of bread) may include difficulty falling asleep, nocturnal walking, night terrors, unexplained tiredness, depression, irritability, growing pains, bedwetting, nasal congestion, and restlessness;
o Consciousness, depression, restlessness, irritability (320 BHA Bulated Hydroxyanisole Antioxidant – banned in Japan, may not be listed in products with less than 5% vegetable oil);
o Salicylates. There is a fact sheet on salicylates that includes information related to tinnitus, reversible hearing loss, vertigo, symptoms of Meniere’s disease, insomnia, behavior changes in children. What’s particularly interesting here is the information that “good old fruits and vegetables” aren’t always great. Learn how low salicylate fruits and vegetables compare to low salicylate. High salicylic acid fruits and vegetables, and how to control your intake;
o Toddler’s Awakening (102 Lemon Yellow Shading and 110 Sunset Yellow Shading);
o 621 Monosodium glutamate flavor enhancer MSG.restlessness, wakefulness, and restlessness; and
o 951 Aspartame Artificial Sweetener – Banned by US pilots. Mood changes (anxiety, agitation, irritability, depression), insomnia, fatigue.
It’s also very unfortunate that some nasty food additives don’t have to be declared on product labels – so you’ll need to investigate further to find out which breads don’t contain food additives linked to depression, etc. Also about hairsprays and air fresheners information, this is a must read.
Sue developed the Failsafe Diet to help people eliminate nasty food substances from their systems.
So if you find this article worrying, we’ve provided something of value. It’s your responsibility to research further to make sure you, your kids and loved ones aren’t sapping their vitality with careless purchases. If you haven’t done so already, start reading labels. What’s more, if you do have a sleep disorder (or any other medical issue) you need to look further – because your food may contain an additive that doesn’t even need to be legally declared to be included on the label . .