Thursday, December 10, 2009

Safety first in Foodies 101

Does the safety of the food you need to survive concern you ?

It should . . .

There is a very wrong practise being exercised by major food and cosmetic industries across the United States. The adding of hazardous fully-disclosed carcinogenic material specifically Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, and more importantly the 'lake artificial dyes'. This is definitely a habit our manufacturers need to cease doing. The harmful, brain-damaging effects of most of the 'lake' agents such as FD&C (standing for Federal Food and Drug Commission) yellow 5, 6, and Reds #4, 34 and 40 are real issues that are not being dealt with accordingly. The data on what SLS or SLES containing products do to further destroy the cognitive resources, is neurologically frightening. Why do you suppose there is such a myriad of cognitive disorders based on evidence of lower intelligent quotients and increased hyperactivity levels in individuals and children who appear otherwise, normal ?

I am citing this in a copy/paste fashion to further elaborate my thoughts on and seek yours . . .

"Both Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and its close relative Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) are commonly used in many soaps, shampoos, detergents, toothpastes and other products that we expect to "foam up". Both chemicals are very effective foaming agents, chemically known as surfactants."(1)

" . . ."there are over 150 different names by which it is known. Now why confuse the average consumer, mom or dad ? In fact, SLES is commonly contaminated with dioxane, a known carcinogen"(2)

So why are we allowing this to be added again ?

This particular problem, adding of a surfectant like SLS or SLES is causing scalp damage for me. This is what makes this particular blogpost more personal. I want parents of small infants and children, who are seeking safer products for their newborns and toddlers delicate little bodies and minds, to be "WELL INFORMED". I discovered that even 'no more tears' Johnson Shampoo for babies was creating some itchy spots on my scalp that were reinforcing the need to scratch. When scratched, it blleds. When left alone awhile, it dries and adheres to the hairshaft suffocating any real nurturing a natural product can offer. The sodium laureth sulfate used to make the shampoos lather well does work well for that job; however the residue I build up using these shampoos, is not being removed by the cleansing and debriding a shampoo is meant for and my scalp health suffers.

I now come at a difficult crossroads because many of the products we eat and use for beauty and cleansing do contain dangerous chemicals and artificial flavor and color dyes as well as SLS or SLES and finding more than one or two that do not will be a challenge. I am on a new quest before I feature products that contain hazardous un-safe agents in our foods or cosmetics, let me do more research on those that are truly 'SAFETY FIRST in FOODIES 101.

I shall return . . . the Enlightenment Advisor, miss erica hidvegi

taken from<1)(2)InfoCentre