Tuesday, February 03, 2009

High-Fructose Corn Syrup Contains Mercury

The Washington Post reported on 1/28/09 that most High-Fructose Corn Syrup contains mercury. The article stated that caustic soda used to produce HFCS contains mercury and so it is then leached into the HFCS. The article said that on average people consume 12 teaspoons of HFCS per day, with young people who drink soda consuming even more. The article suggested that there are sources of HFCS available that do not contain mercury and that those sources would be good to use. The link appears below.

Start reading your ingredients labels!

In today's world it is absolutely crucial to detox. This means eating the right foods, taking detox supplements, and ridding oneself of heavy metals and other poisons via chelation therapy or the newer detox foot baths.

Dr. Felicia Drury Klement, in her book The Acid Alkaline Balance Diet, says "Detoxification is even more important to longevity than good nutrition." She then goes on to describe an experiment in which the heart cells of a chicken were kept alive in a solution for 28 years. Once this solution was allowed to go bad the cells finally died even though nutrients were still added. You could be eating the best diet in the world but if you're not able to properly detoxify you'll find yourself in trouble one day. Some people have a genetic weakness in this area and all of us are exposed to more environmental and food toxins than we can handle.

The Integrative Health Center offers heavy metal testing and nutritional programs to rid the body of these and other poisons.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/26/AR2009012601831.html?nav=most_emailed

2 comments:

Sandy said...

What a shocking discovery. No wonder the youth of today are so badly behaved. I am in complete agreement about detox being necessary. Having recovered from chronic fatigue with intensive detox I still detox regularly to maintain my health.

StarGateRich said...

HFCS is already bad enough for health and now with added mercury I can't imagine the health risk it pose by causing more toxins accumulates in our body.
The relevant health authorities should take necessary steps to ensure or at least minimize heavy metals being inadvertently introduced during food processing.
A very well informed and good article indeed.