Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Children_corn_isaac We're Fruc'ted.

Some of you may be familiar (insert eye roll here) with my conversations about mercury and vaccines and the neurological suicide that is injecting a known neurotoxin willingly into your (or your child's body.) I thank you for bearing with me.

Pop into you pantry, your fridge, your freezer. Take a look at the labels on the foods in your home. How many contain High Fructose Corn Syrup? Have a barf bag at the read when you click into the Washington Post article. Can you say, "GO BACK TO SUGAR!" Sugar is not the enemy. But the corn lobby kicks it's ass.

Study finds high fructose corn syrup contains mercury. Read the Washington Post article HERE. Note the sentence below, "Mercury is toxic in all it's forms." Except vaccines, we've been assured by AAP, CDC and O-F-F-I-T.

"Mercury is toxic in all its forms. Given how much high-fructose corn syrup is consumed by children, it could be a significant additional source of mercury never before considered. We are calling for immediate changes by industry and the [U.S. Food and Drug Administration] to help stop this avoidable mercury contamination of the food supply," said the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy's Dr. David Wallinga, a co-author of both studies.

(Dr. Wallinga is a graduate of The U. of Minnesota medical school and holds a Masters from Princeton University (alma mater of our own Mark Blaxill.)

11 comments:

Meredith Nelson said...

I am totally sick about this one Kim. I have some of those products in my house right now! We do eat mostly oragnic, but the occasional Hunts Ketchup does get thrown into the shopping cart. How much do were seriously have to worry about!??!!

K Fuller said...

I have the feeling that there are only a handful of people running the world. Pharmaceutical companies, with their never ending drugs, Agriculture companies with HiFructose Corn syrup and trans fats, Oil Companies, and marketing companies. I am tired of feeling like a puppet! I want to be a puppet with some power, like Chucky.

Laura said...

Disgusting. I took corn out of Hutton's diet a couple of years ago, then added back "real" corn so he can eat tacos once in a while - not any of this HFCS crap. It's amazing how much stuff it's in, though our local health food store stopped selling products with HFCS late last year. PCC rocks for that reason, and I love being able to have one less thing to worry about when trying to find food. It's hard enough finding the GFCF and soy free stuff.

Amanda said...

The world should be run by autism mums. We seem to be the only ones with any common sense when it comes to nutrition and toxins. It isn't rocket science for God's sake, I mean, who's bright idea was it to put Mercury anywhere near a food process anyway? Are they still in the same job? Oh most likely with a govt bail out for their troubles!

daharja said...

We've got the family moving onto a whole foods, gluten-free vegetarian diet that eliminates most sugars and processed foods (except honey). We're even quitting so-called health food lines of cereals (e.g. cluten-free corn flakes and rice puffs and so on).

The difference I'm seeing in my son (who has autism) is INCREDIBLE. He has gone from not being able to talk in coherent sentences six months ago to being able to talk fluently, understand pointing, counting, starting to READ (he turned 4 in November) and telling jokes that make sense.

Although we saw some differences when we went GFCF, it was the switch to a whole foods diet (we've always been vegetarian) that has made the big difference. Our kids are literally shovelling in fruit and veggies, beans and nuts. And we're all so healthy and fit, and getting fitter.

We're not buying organic - we can't afford it - but we are finding that our food bills have dropped overall. Although it is more expensive to buy lots of fruit than to buy lots of pasta and grains, this is offset by us not buying meat and dairy, which are expensive. Our most expensive single food item is eggs, because we buy free range.

The reason I'm commenting on this is that I think the reason my son is making such dramatic progress is because eating lower on the food chain is clearing him of all the toxic S**T in processed foods.

We're hoping to buy a home of our own soon (we're renting as we just moved cities) and start growing a lot of our own food, so we can give him a fully organic, local, just-picked diet as much as possible.

So yes, the story of HFCS doesn't surprise me. Mass produced foods are making us sick. And for people like our autistic children with compromised health anyway, this is just another nail in their coffins. We need to get them off this junk and on to healthy, REAL food.

Just my 2c. But I'm writing a blog about what we're doing at http://dragonsdietdiary.blogspot.com you need to be invited (it's private) but if anyone is interested, email me or post on one of my other blogs and I'll add you :-)

Michelle O'Neil said...

Hershey's syrup for Seth's supplements. To help with his neurological symptoms. Tics & stuff.

Fruc'ted is right.

Whole Foods only from here on out. I've had it.

Leeann said...

Unfruc'ting believable. Where else is it "hiding?" Damn those peanut M&M's. We all need to be popping DMSA at least once a day.

Kim Stagliano said...

Leeann, I think FDA just banned DMSA. I do.

Kim Stagliano said...

Michelle, I melt 5 chocolate chips (T Joe's have no milk) and a few drops of DariFree to make a syrup to hide supps. Try it!

Amy said...

Ohh good idea about the chocolate to hide supplements. I have a really hard time getting my toddler to take vitamins and I've been told that Omega 3's might help his eczema.

Laura said...

Michelle - I found AhLaska chocolate syrup at our local health food store (probably at Whole Foods, too). It has cane juice or something like that. I poured out the rest of my giant bottle of Hershey's syrup this morning, and even though it's probably just in my mind, I swear my mocha tasted better with the AhLaska sauce.