Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving week! It is going to be a great week to focus on all the things we are thankful for…and there are many! Today’s post is going to continue our discussion on something that I am not so thankful for….chemicals! Let’s face it, we are going to come into contact with them whether we want to or not…because they are all around us. I always get a little postal when someone tells me that they won’t take supplements because they aren’t regulated by the FDA. Well, you know what IS regulated by the FDA…the added chemicals in our food. One such chemical is called Brominated Vegetable Oil. It was originally used as a flame retardant and has found its way into soft drinks such as Mountain Dew, Powerade and Fresca. BVO is banned in the Europe, Japan and India as it has been linked to Neurological impairment, infertility, thyroid dysfunction and psychological dysfunction.
Listen…this is how important it is to read your labels. You think the FDA is protecting you from ingesting chemicals that are detrimental to you health…you are wrong…completely wrong.
Read your labels. If you do not recognize an ingredient to be a food source. Odds are, your body isn’t going to recognize it either. Eat clean. Live healthier. -Dr. Heather Elton
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Hi, I'm Dr. Heidi!
A mom of 3, pediatric chiropractor, natural remedy guru and wellness educator.