Brominated Vegetable Oil
I had never heard of brominated vegetable oil before but now I have and I do not know how our governments allow this crap into our food or I should say junk food.
If you are following the Paleo food chart then you will not have anything to worry about but if you drink soft drinks, citrus flavored drinks, baked goods and ice cream then you need to know what brominated vegetable oil can do to you.
Bromine is a substance that is extracted from sea water and is deadly to all life in either liquid or vapor form. Bromine are endocrine disruptors they are part of the halide family of elements, they also include fluorine, chlorine and iodine. The body needs to retain a certain amount of iodine and if you are exposed to a lot of bromine then the body cannot retain that appropriate amount of iodine.
Bromine is found in:
- Hair dyes
- Fire retardents
- citrus flavored soft drink
- Swimming pools
Over 100 countries around the world have band the use of bromine so I think that is a great sign saying brominated vegetable oil is bad for us.
HEART OF THE MATTER PART 1 - DIETARY VILLAINS
I was doing some research Saturday morning and came across this must see video on YouTube. It is from the Australian TV show called Catalyst, they have some fantastic stories on the latest scientific discoveries. This episode follows the road which has led us all to believe that saturated fat and cholesterol cause heart disease, and reveals why it’s being touted as the biggest myth in medical history.
After I watched this video it made me think how can I ever trust what the Australian National Heart Foundation has ever said about health and nutrition. Gary Taubes is an American science writer and during an interview on the show he said that between 1960 and 1975 there were about half a dozen research trials conducted. All trials refuted or failed to confirm the idea that you could live longer by either reducing the saturated fat in your diet or reducing the total fats in your diet.
The show talks about how there were two trials that cast $250 million dollars and involving hundreds of thousands of patients. Both trials failed to prove that lowing saturated fat could lower your risk of dying from a heart attack. Gary Taubes speeks about how the authorities responded to this was to claim that they must have done the study wrong.
The National Heart Foundation of Australia made a typical answer by defending these failures, saying that nutrition trials are just too complex.
"When you ask that question of 'Do dietary fats increase heart disease?', you're sort of trying to negate all the other risk factors that, in fact, actually also cause heart disease. So, to imagine creating a study that would prove that conclusively is virtually impossible."
Dr Maryanne Demasi asked Dr Robert Grenfell "So, if they can't prove it, on what basis have they decided that saturated fat is bad for us?"
Dr Robert Grenfell response was "Many analyses have, in fact, actually shown that, you know, we can say with convincing evidence that intake of saturated fats leads to an increase in blood cholesterol."
When I listened to his last statement in the interview I was thinking to myself how can he say that there is convincing evidence that saturated fats lead to an increase in blood cholesterol. When all studies around the world have come up without any conclusive proof that intake of saturated fats leads to an increase in blood cholesterol and heart attack.
I hope you enjoy the video I found it very interesting and opened my eyes even wider on this subject. I will post part 2 when it is available. It is going to be very interesting as well. Dr Maryanne Demasi will be investigating the drug industry that is creating drugs that are suppose to lower cholesterol and are making a fortune from their sales.
HEART OF THE MATTER PART 2 - Cholesterol Drug War
I hope you enjoy part 2 heart of the matter the cholesterol drug war. It is a very alarming thing that over 40 million people worldwide take drugs to lower their cholesterol. In this second episode Dr Maryanne Demasi puts the drug industry under the microscope. She looks into who are the people that really benefit from all these cholesterol lowering drugs. The companies that create these drugs make billions of dollars a year from them. This investigation will open your eyes to who really benefits from all this, well worth watching.