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Dangers of Food Additives, Plus Covid-19 Vaccine Update

Health Tip of the Week:  Dangers of Food Additives

As we, the food consumers, become more health conscious and make healthy food choices, we are starting to pay attention to processed ingredients.  We are choosing foods with less sugar, organic ingredients and healthier fats.  There is one aspect to processed food that does not receive a lot of attention.  Food additives.   Additives are used in food processing to slow spoilage, prevent fats and oils from going rancid, prevent fruits from turning brown, and fortify or enrich the food with synthetic vitamins and minerals to replace the natural ones that were lost during processing. They are also added to improve taste, texture, and appearance, as many processed foods would be as dull and bland as cardboard without some artificial help. Unfortunately, many of these additives have been linked to health concerns, while others have been granted “Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS) status without pre-market review or approval.  The two such additives are theobromine and artificial colors.  Theobromine is found in chocolate.  Theobromine has the same effect as caffeine.  Sadly, it is also the reason that chocolate is highly toxic to dogs.  The FDA is currently investigating the negative reproductive and developmental effects found in animals and how it may apply to humans.  That is good news, because food manufacturers have petitioned the FDA too add theobromine to bread, cereal, sports drinks and other foods.  Artificial colors are added to foods to make them more visually attractive.  Every year, food manufacturers pour 15 million pounds of artificial food dyes into US foods.  Nine of the food dyes currently approved for use in the US are linked to health issues ranging from cancer and hyperactivity to allergy-like reactions.  Red # 40, which is the most widely used dye, may accelerate the appearance of immune system tumors in mice, while also triggering hyperactivity in children.  Blue # 2, used in candies, beverages, pet foods and more, was linked to brain tumors. And Yellow 5, used in baked goods, candies, cereal, and more, may not only be contaminated with several cancer-causing chemicals, but it's also linked to hyperactivity, hypersensitivity, and other behavioral effects in children. Even the innocuous-sounding caramel color, which is widely used in brown soft drinks, may cause cancer due to 4-methylimidazole (4-MeI), a chemical byproduct formed when certain types of caramel coloring are manufactured.

Thought for the Week:  We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons. ~Alfred E. Newman

Chiropractic Thought of the Week:  Health comes from the inside out, not the outside in.  Instead of reaching for a pain pill to mask a symptom, correct what is causing the problem and the body will heal.  Even though patients go to the chiropractor with symptoms, the chiropractor’s goal is not treating the symptom. This is why chiropractors have always chosen not to have the right to prescribe medications. Chiropractors correct the cause of the problem by analyzing spinal structure and adjusting misalignments and fixations that cause subluxations.  Chiropractic works from the inside out!

Covid-19 Update:  Early on according to Dr. Fauci, “Asymptomatic people are not drivers of this viral transmission.”  New information states that only people who have discernible symptoms of a respiratory infection pose any health risk to others. To be an efficient source of infection, you need to have a high viral load.  A high viral load causes your immune system to fight back, which always induces symptoms.

Vaccine Update:  Initially, the vaccine manufacturers, CDC and Dr Fauci have all said that the vaccine’s main purpose is to prevent severe cases of covid-19 and hospitalization from the virus.  The vaccine had minimal to nil effect on the spread and transmission of the virus.  In a statement, last month the CDC has changed their stance, “The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in an April 2 science brief said that “a growing body of evidence” suggests fully vaccinated people are less likely to have asymptomatic COVID-19 and are unlikely to transmit the disease. “However, further investigation is ongoing,” the brief read.  The key sentence is further investigation is ongoing.  Plus, since asymptomatic people are not drivers of the virus, what makes sense about their statement?  Thankfully, A study underway at the University of Maryland, College Park and about 30 other colleges and universities — from Washington to Florida, Texas to Minnesota — seeks the definitive answer to the question, does the covid-19 vaccine prevent transmission and spread?  At this point, it is all just guessing.

Here is your informed consent information related to the Covid-19 vaccine:  Vaccine reactions according to CDC VAERS increased this week, from 157,277 to 192,774 adverse events.  Please note, as previously mentioned, only 17% of doctors have used the VAER system.  From CDC website:  Over 259 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the United States from December 14, 2020, through May 10, 2021. During this time, VAERS received 4,434 reports of death (0.0017%) among people who received a COVID-19 vaccine. CDC and FDA physicians review each case report of death as soon as notified and CDC requests medical records to further assess reports.  In addition, 17,190 serious adverse events have been reported, 11,538 requiring hospitalization.

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Dr J. Zimmerman, Chiropractor Dr. Zimmerman is a practicing chiropractor from Galloway, NJ with 30 years of chiropractic practice.

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