I have to lay off the research every once in a while because I start to get that tight chest feeling. The feeling that overwhelms me and renders me faithless in the world of food. I have to step back and realize that this world is messed up and that I do have to live in it, just in a modified way. A way that is the best that I can which means that it will never be perfect and that somehow the miraculous body will still function in. I have stepped back a bit and have not been keeping up with my Dr. Mercola and Dr. Weil emails. My friend Terri informed me yesterday of the new alarming research that just came out. My jaw dropped. I started to check it out. Seriously disgusted. Please, read her blog , linked at the right under Terri Hirning.
In a nut shell....High Fructose Corn Syrup. It is one of my absolute NO's to have in the house. It is in almost everything commercial; syrup, ketchup, yogurt. But, that is old news. The new news is that out of the 55 products tested containing HFCS, at least a third showed traceable amounts of mercury! Mercury believed to come from the refining process of corn syrup. MERCURY! Do you even know how bad that is? Mercury surrounds the brain. It is very hard to get out of the body and it does so much damage. A good majority of children on the autism spectrum have loads of it in their body. It is in vaccines which give them such a bad rap. It is also in the flu vaccine, a big reason why I am so opposed to them. But, if it is in a huge amount of products that kids are consuming in huge quantities daily, snacking on like there is no tomorrow, we are seriously in trouble. The amount of children with ADD and ADHD and autism , not to mention all of the other issues is skyrocketing. If we truly understand what is in our food, we can understand why we are so messed up in this world. But, the world will just tell you to take a pill and cover it up.
Moms, I beg you. Read the article attached to Terri's blog. Please, please stop buying junk with high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oils and other preservatives and artificial flavorings that you can't even pronounce. We need to get back to the real food. The naked food. There are products out there. If you can't find them, make it yourself. Our job is to help our children. To keep them safe and allow them to be healthy and smart. You need to take food seriously. Clean out your pantry. Keep it naked. Keep it real. Nothing artificial. Nothing blue. It does matter. What will be next? There is already melamine in products coming from China, now mercury in our food here. That is only what we know. Think about what we don't. Seriously disgusted.