SMOKINCHOICES (and other musings)

September 25, 2018

Sickened by Food

Where have the Safety Rules gone?

There really was a time when we could rely on our government officials to do the job they were hired to do.  Those in charge of food safety – DID  insure our food was safe.  Using poisons in our food wasn’t allowed.  Modern times have changed much.  It is assumed we’re all bright enough to read labels and fully understand what those unpronounceable words mean.   I can’t!   Even so, I’ve been into this stuff maybe a tad longer than most of my readers and I find it really hard to ensure what I eat is what I think it is – edible.  And maybe, nutritious as well.  I still read labels.  If I don’t know what it’s telling me — I don’t buy it.  I’ve known about Carrageenan for some time;  assumed others knew about it too.  But many don’t have a clue.  Just the way it is these days. 

So many depend on the ‘little’ or small rewards we allow ourselves, just to be able to cope. . be happy, maintain a kind of balance in order to survive.  A lot of us still enjoy our ‘ice cream,’ yogurts or gelatos for that ‘life-is-good’ moment now and then. But even there, if we aren’t careful – en guard enuff to read those labels for culprits. . .how are we to know that we are being poisoned and robbed of our health with a  small dish of yogurt or gelato.  The following article I found on Dr Andrew Weil’s site (a truly intelligent, well-informed place to go for answers when you need them.)  Our bodies are wondrous, intelligent and truly can carry us thru to our old age if we just give them what they need – good food with no toxins or other poisons to screw things up, destroying immune systems which may be our greatest gift from our creator.    How would anybody even know with a name like Carrageenan. . such a pretty word?  I wouldn’t have, but was lucky, . . I accidentally read it some place years ago.  Now just sending it out for others  (The BOLD places are done by me . . not the doctor – – so don’t blame him)       Jan

Is Carrageenan Safe?

What can you tell me about carrageenan? I know that it is widely added to foods like ice cream and yogurt, but I’ve heard that it isn’t good for you and should be avoided. True? If so, why?

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