Sunday, February 21, 2010

Everything is going to kill you.

We all know that eating too much sugar is bad for you, and most of us know that the insidious ingredient high-fructose corn syrup is really bad for you.  But I just learned HFCS can be really, really bad for you.

Apparently the process of manufacturing HFCS requires caustic soda, which is sometimes made using mercury, and a recent study found traces of mercury in about 1/3 of HFCS-containing products.  So not only is processed food making us fat, it may also be harming our brains, hearts, kidneys, lungs, and immune systems.

So could processed food be contributing to the recent increase in autism diagnoses?  Discuss.  I hope that the activists who were instrumental in getting drug manufacturers to remove thimerisol/mercury from vaccines will be as invested in lobbying to rid our food supply of this toxic garbage.


  1. My dad passed this article on to me, to try to ease our fears. Thanks, Dad.

  2. I think, of all the countless theories going around out there, processed foods and a drastic increase in phthalates make the most sense to me. Not that I'm an expert in any way, but I just have a funny feeling there is an environmental cause behind many, if not most, ASD cases. Use cast iron cookware, people!

  3. Have you seen the recent commercials by the corn industry telling americans that high-fructose corn syrup is just as safe as sugar. Har har - why on earth would corn industry spend that kind of money, unless....

  4. you do wonder iff we ate alot of proccessed food during our pregnancies if thta contributed to anything
    who knows
    i agreee
    everythin is going to kill us anymore
    we just are so out of the old ways of life i think it is killing us but its so hard to go back in time and do some more natural things

  5. Sure, our bodies certainly have not evolved to deal with all the crap in processed food. But even if you manage to avoid the BPA in canned food, you'll still pick it up on the backs of sales receipts. And then you can contaminate your organic food with plastic food storage containers. So hard to avoid...


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