Food Additives Exposed – What’s in Frozen Pizzas

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Ferrous Sulfate:

Is a waste product of steel after being washed with sulfuric acid. It was given to slaves in the 18th and 19th century to “cure” them of aliments. Many slaves died from this practice, its also used in Inks and Wool Dyes.

Ferrous Sulfate is used to treat iron-deficiency anemia, people after treatment felt nausea & epigrastric (Epigastric problems may cause tension with Asthma)

Mozzarella Cheese Subtitute:

Is made with (See hydrogenated oils) partially hydrogenated oils.

Sodium Aluminum Phosphate:

Autopsies on a large amount of people who have died of Alzheimer’s disease showed accumulations of up to four times the normal amount of aluminum in the nerve cells in the brain, especially in the hippo campus which plays a central role in memory. Also increased aluminum can cause low **reproduction development of the ovarian lesions.

Aluminum in the body can cause kidney damage this is because it can interfere with phosphate metabolism.

Things to look out for in Aluminum based products

Antacids (There is some without check the labels) Antidiarrheal Products (There is some without check labels)

Buffered Aspirin (Regular Aspirin does not have aluminum)

Containers (Aluminum coated waxed containers, used especially for orange and pineapple juices, causes juices inside to absorb aluminum. Beer and SOFT drinks that are stored in aluminum cans also absorb small quantities of aluminum. Bottled beverages are better.

Deodorants (Natural Deodorants do not add Aluminum) Douches (Natural Douches do not add aluminum you can also use vinegar and water)

Food Additives (Like The processed cheeses used on cheese burgers at fast food restaurants, which contain aluminum, which is added to make the cheese melt better. To self-rising dough and processed cheese food.)

Shampoos (Some add aluminum some don’t check labels to make sure)

Potassium Chloride:

The chemical compound potassium chloride (KCl) is a metal halide salt composed of potassium and chlorine. In its pure state it is odorless. It has a white or colorless vitreous crystal, with a crystal structure that cleaves easily in three directions. Potassium chloride crystals are face-centered cubic. Potassium chloride is also commonly known as “Muriate of Potash”.

Potash varies in color from pink or red to white depending on the mining and recovery process used. White potash, sometimes referred to as soluble potash, is usually higher in analysis and is used primarily for making liquid starter fertilizers. KCl is used in medicine, scientific applications, food processing and in judicial execution through lethal injection.

You can also find Potassium Chloride in waters as well, although Potassium Chloride is a used substance in the human body, consume it naturally!

From personal experience potassium chloride in my water caused irregular heart beat when I worked out, it also caused retained ear-pressure.

Sodium Benzoate:

Benzene in soft drinks (and food additives) has received some scrutiny because benzene is a carcinogen, or cancer-causing agent. Its levels are regulated in drinking water nationally and internationally, and in bottled water in the United

States, but only informally in soft drinks. Within recent years, some soft drinks have been found to contain high levels of benzene. Benzene contamination of soft drinks is a public health concern and has caused significant outcry among environmental and health advocates.

In combination with ascorbic acid (vitamin C, E300), sodium benzoate and potassium benzoate may form benzene, a known carcinogen. Heat, light and shelf life can affect the rate at which benzene is formed. Other factors that affect the formation of benzene are heat and light. Storing soft drinks in warm conditions speeds up the formation of benzene.

Sodium Phosphate:

Some foods contain phosphate but are not labeled as such (i.e. dehydrated onions). Other symptoms of phosphate intolerance may include severe and sudden diarrhea, vomiting, skin eruptions, bladder infection, bloating and abdominal cramping.

(common)

Phosphate additives have also been linked to ADD in children in Australia.

Retrieved from:

Wikipedia

Titanium Dioxide:

Used as a white food colouring it also acts as a pigment to provide whiteness and opacity to products such as paints, coatings, plastics, papers, inks, foods, medicines (i.e. pills and tablets) as well as most toothpastes.

Its also used in sunscreens & if you are not aware most cases of skin cancer are formed from the Sunscreen we use in combination of not being able to absorb energy from the Sun which is very important, recently I heard there is more suicides in the winter because there is a lack of sunlight and the energy is like a anti-depressant so to say keeps your psychically and mentally healthy, so if you ingest Titanium Dioxide it could settle in your skin and you be putting on a shield against your Sun energy (which I believe is a certain vitamin D).

Magnesium Oxide:

May cause irritation in eyes or respiratory tract May lead to muscle weakness, lethargy and confusion. This is in its real form why would you want to eat this?

Sodium Nitrite:

Recently, sodium nitrite has been found to be an effective means to increase blood flow by dilating blood vessels, acting as a vasodilator. While this chemical will prevent the growth of bacteria, it can be toxic for mammals. A principal concern is the formation of carcinogenic N-nitrosamines by the reaction of sodium nitrite with amino acids in the presence of heat in an acidic environment. Sodium nitrite has also been linked to triggering migraines.

Recent studies have found a link between high processed meat consumption and colon cancer, possibly due to preservatives such as sodium nitrite. On top of this I believe Sodium Nitrite acts as a catalyst (from the dilation is does to your veins) which aids in all these other nasty ingredients to hurry themselves through your body just like Cayenne pepper and other foods with sculville units in them (hotness).

BHA, BHT & TBHQ:

In high doses, it has some negative health effects on lab animals, such as precursors to stomach tumors and damage to DNA. A number of studies have shown that prolonged exposure to TBHQ may induce carcinogenicity. Other studies, however, have shown protective effects for TBHQ and other phenolic antioxidants.

BHA, BHT & TBHQ are petroleum based that’s why it keeps food preserved (it will preserve your body which is bad times).

Partially Hydrogenate Oils:

Trans fats are neither essential nor salubrious (useful) and, in fact, the consumption of trans fats increase one’s risk of coronary heart disease by raising levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol and lowering levels of “good” HDL cholesterol. 1 gram of trans fat a day has been linked to a 33% higher chance of catching the coronary heart disease. A 6 piece of chicken nuggets has 6 grams of trans fat, fries have 4 grams of trans fat.

Its common name is monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fat.

The human lipase enzyme is ineffective with the trans configuration, so trans fat remains in the blood stream for a much longer period of time and is more prone to arterial deposition and subsequent plaque formation. While the mechanisms through which trans fats contribute to coronary heart disease are fairly well understood, the mechanism for trans fat’s effect on diabetes is going to find that it increases symptoms.

Monocalcium Phosphate:

Calcium dihydrogen phosphate (also called mono-calcium orthophosphate) Ca(H2PO4)2 is a chemical compound. It is commonly found as the dihydrate, Ca(H2PO4)2·H2O, which releases a water molecule before it melts at 109 °C. It decomposes at 203 °C.

Phosphorus is an important nutrient and so is a common component of fertilizers Calcium dihydrogen phosphate is also used in the food industry as a leavening agent to cause baked goods to rise. Because it is acidic, when combined with an alkali ingredient – commonly sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) or potassium bicarbonate

– it reacts to produce carbon dioxide and a salt.

Xanthan Gum:

(Allergy Warning)

Some people are allergic to xanthan gum, with symptoms of intestinal gripes and diarrhea. Workers exposed to xanthan gum dust exhibit nose and throat irritation as well as work-related illness, with symptoms becoming more prevalent with increasing exposure.

Also, since xanthan gum is produced by a bacterium that is fed corn to grow, some people allergic to corn will also react to it.

MSG/Natural Flavors:

The 1987 Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization placed mono sodium glutamate in the safest category of food ingredients.

A 1991 report by the European Community’s (EC) Scientific Committee for Foods reaffirmed mono sodium glutamate safety and classified its “acceptable daily intake” as “not specified”, the most favorable designation for a food ingredient. In addition, the EC Committee said, “Infants, including premature, have been shown to metabolize glutamate as efficiently as adults and therefore do not display any special susceptibility to elevated oral intakes of glutamate.”

A 1992 report from the Council on Scientific Affairs of the American Medical Association stated that glutamate in any form has not been shown to be a “significant health hazard”.

A 1995 FDA-commissioned report acknowledged that “An unknown percentage of the population may react to mono sodium glutamate and develop mono sodium glutamate symptom complex, a condition characterized by one or more of the following symptoms:

Burning sensation in the back of the neck, forearms and chest Numbness in the back of the neck, radiating to the arms and back Tingling, warmth and weakness in the face, temples, upper back, neck and arms Facial pressure or tightness,Chest pain, Headache, Nausea, Rapid heartbeat, Broncho spasm (difficulty breathing), Drowsiness, Weakness Sweating.

A 2002 report from researchers at Hirosaki University in Japan found rats fed on diets very high in glutamate (up to 20%) suffered eye damage. Lead researcher Hiroshi Ohguro said the findings might explain why, in eastern Asia, there is a high rate of normal-tension glaucoma.

Monosodium glutamate has been shown to indirectly cause obesity in lab rats by down regulating hypothalamic appetite suppression and, thus, increasing the amount of food the lab rats consumed Because glutamate is absorbed very quickly in the gastrointestinal tract (unlike glutamic acid-containing proteins in foods), glutamate could spike blood plasma levels of glutamate.

Glutamic acid is in a class of chemicals known as excitotoxins, high levels of which have been shown in animal studies to cause damage to areas of the brain unprotected by the blood-brain barrier and that a variety of chronic diseases can arise out of this neurotoxicity.

The debate among scientists on the significance of these findings has been raging since the early 1970s, when Dr. John Olney found that high levels of glutamic acid caused damage to the brains of infant mice.

Updated Information 04/02/09:

Keep in mind that the MSG/excitotoxins also contribute to addictive behaviors (gambling, overeating, violence, mood swings, depression, etc.) since the excitotoxins stimulate other hormones in the brain. when they’re stimulated, your dopamine and other hormone levels go haywire.

changing your diet is all it takes to snap out of it. its amazing how simple it is, but so many are hooked on junk food and processed foods.

Sorbitan monostearate (also known as Span 60):

Is an ester of sorbitan (a sorbitol derivative) and stearic acid and is sometimes referred to as a synthetic wax. It is primarily used for emulsifying water and oils together. Sorbitan monostearate is used in manufacture of food and health care products, and is a nonionic surfactant with emulsifying, dispersing, and wetting properties.

It is also employed to create synthetic fibers, metal machining fluid, brighteners in the leather industry, as an emulsifier in coatings, in pesticides, and various applications for the plastic, food and cosmetics industries.

Ophir – Tiny Town in the Oquirrh Mountains of Utah That Refuses to Die

“Then thou shalt lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks”

Job 22:24

About 4 miles up a deep canyon on the west slope of the Oquirrh Mountains is a town that was too tough to die and that town is called Ophir. In this article I will give a brief history of the place and pay tribute to a town that really epitomizes the old west and spirit of a growing Nation. It all started back in 1863 when General Patrick Edward Connor granted leave for a large number of his soldiers at Fort Douglas to go and prospect in the mountains of Utah for gold.

Mr. Lineback, a soldier in Connor’s prospector army located the first claim about 300 feet up Graveyard Gulch from what would become the center of town. Soon afterwards many other claims were located by soldiers hearing the stories of claims as rich as those of King Solomon’s mines in the land of Ophir from the Old Testament. The soldiers were lured to the Oquirrh Mountains by the fact that the local Indians for years had been making lead bullets and crude ornaments out of gold and silver from ores they found in the mountains. Mr. Lineback with the help of a Mr. Moore, laid out the town of Ophir and continued working his claim and even though it never paid the dividend’s he had hoped for, he ended up operating a lucrative property near the mouth of the canyon where he had several orchards of fruit trees.

The population of Ophir began to swell with miners, prospectors, merchantmen, gamblers, women of ill repute, and outlaws swarming in from California, Nevada, and Colorado. Many claims were staked and numerous profitable mines were opened. The names of these mines were interesting in and of themselves, some of which were the Ophir Hill, Cliff Mine, Chloride Point, Buckhorn, Montana, Hidden Treasure, Miner’s Delight, Pocatello, Wild Delirium, and Velocipede.

The usual collection of buildings sprang up in the deep narrow canyon, stretched out in a ribbon. Ophir had several saloons, 2 general stores, 2 hotels, a post office, churches, jail, and all manner of other establishments one can imagine. One miner described the town when viewed from above as a fantastic collection of shacks, saloons, brothels, and dance halls. The leading business was the Ophir Mercantile which was said to carry a most complete line of general utilities. As increasing amounts of ore came forth from the mines, and enterprising individual named Mack Gisborn opened a toll road Stockton to Ophir and heavy, ore laden wagons rumbled back and forth along this road nearly all hours of the day and night. Some of the ore went to the Stockton Smelters and some of it went to Lake Point where it was put on barges and floated across the Great Salt Lake to Corrine and the Railroad.

In 1873 traveler and writer John Codman visited Ophir as part of his research for his book “Mormon Country – A summer with the Latter Day Saints”. As his stage wound up the steep canyon towards town Codman was surprised to find the following tucked away in the mountains of Utah. “As we approached town we saw a French Sign in the wilderness stating CafĂ© et Restaurant kept by a Monsieur Simon. He and his wife were fresh from Paris and were trying to keep up Parisian style in the mountains of Utah complete with white apron, menu, and white cap”.

Several very prominent men made their fortunes in Ophir and went on to become famous. One of these individuals was Marcus Daly. Daly was fired for some reason or another from the Emma Mine at Alta and drifted as miners did in those days from camp to camp until he landed in Ophir. The Walker brothers decided to take a chance on Daly and hired him as superintendent of their “Zella” claim. With money earned and saved from this rich mine Daly went on to Montana to open up a new prospect which would later be known as the “Anaconda Mine” and he would become wealthy beyond his wildest dreams. Daly was eventually elected to represent the people of Montana as a United States Senator.

Another individual who struck it big and quite possibly did more for Ophir than any other person was Mr. William A. Clark. Clark made his fortune from Ophir’s largest and oldest producer – The Ophir Hill mine, and was instrumental in bringing heavy machinery and state of the art mining technology to Ophir including intricate tram systems that would carry the ore from the mines high up in the hills down to where it could be processed and sent via wagon or train to far away smelters. Mr. Clark interestingly enough would also become a U.S. Senator for the State of Montana. Even more interesting than that is the fact that Marcus Daly and W.A. Clark both married the daughters of a Mr. Evans of Ophir.

While these two gentlemen made their fortune and fame in Ophir and then went on to bigger and better things, some prospectors, even when they struck it rich, could not stand to leave the place. The following tale comes from Codman’s book “A poor German named Hirsch discovered what would become the Kelly Consolidated claims. He worked himself weary, starving himself so that he could employ necessary assistance, and then selling his ore to develop still further with the proceeds. Finally he sold his property to Col. Kelly for a very high price which would enable him to live in luxury for all his remaining days. But now he insists that the little hut, half stone and half log, in which he has lived the life of a hermit for so many winters and summers, shall remain his property, for he cannot live anywhere else. Here then he will remain, prospecting for another mine. He has mining on the brain. He can think, nor talk of nothing else. Mines are the idols to which he is joined and he prefers to be let alone”.

Some of the hardest workers in the mines were not miners but mules. If you go to the Northwest Utah Heritage website you can read the interesting story of old “Jeff” of Ophir who was a hard working mule for sure. Another hard worker who loved the mines at Ophir was a horse named “Old Charlie”. Charlie’s story is told by Mary Helen Parsons in “History of Tooele County – Vol I”. Charlie used to haul ore cars out of the mine to the mill at the Ophir Hill mine. He worked at this job for many years with only the light of a candle placed in a gallon can to light his way. Even though it was dark in the mine Charlie knew all the stations along the drift. Charlie was very business like and he knew where to go to be loaded, how fast the cars should be going and he would use his hips as breaks if they started to get out of control. He slept in a barn very near the entrance of the mine every night.

When the company finally installed an electric pump to take the place of Charlie’s labor, the mine manager arranged for Charlie to live out his remaining days in a green pasture in the canyon bottom. The next day after Charlie was taken to the pasture however, when the miners arrived at work, Charlie was standing tall at the mine ready to go to work. He was then transported back down the canyon to the pasture. The following day he showed up again at the mine. This cycle repeated itself until finally one day Charlie died, many of the miners believe of a broken heart because he loved his work and loved the mine from which he was separated.

Miners and mules were not the only residents in Ophir however. Gamblers and card sharks a plenty there were too. One of the most notorious tales of the wild days of Ophir was that of a famous poker game where the stakes got really high. One evening a man named Frank Payton sat down to a game of Poker with a miner named Digger Mike. Digger started betting with a poke of gold dust. Payton raised him $250.00. A friendly game this was not. Digger saw it and raised Payton $500.00 in gold dust. This exchange continued until there was more than $12,000.00 in various denominations and collateral heaped in the middle of the table. Digger, being out of cash called for a showdown. By this time many people had gathered all around the table. Payton had been bluffing and laid down a pair of “4’s”. Digger had run an even bigger bluff though and angrily slapped down a pair of treys. Payton happily and lustfully scooped up the pot. Unfortunately for him however, Payton was found several days later in a ravine outside of town with his skull bashed in. He had been drygulched and all his money was gone. It is said that no culprit was ever arrested.

As Ophir continued to grow, it settled down a bit from the crazy days and men like W.A. Clark got serious about making improvements to their properties. His main dream was to have a rail spur built into Ophir so that he could haul more ore to be processed and make a better profit. Finally, primarily through his hard work and capital, the St. John and Ophir railroad was finished in 1912. In some areas its grade reached 7% and was very steep. In order to deal with this type of incline, two climax type locomotives were used to haul trains 2 times a day each way. This service lasted for 16 years when in 1928 the railroad ceased operations. In 1938 the tracks were taken up and an old combination car that was deemed unsafe to travel the rails, was left in place and it’s skeletal remains can still be seen today on the south side of the road as you enter town.

Throughout its lifespan Ophir’s mines produced nearly 50 million dollars in Silver, Lead, Zinc, and Gold. In those days the mountains were a wild place where journals talk of how the residents would hear the Mountain Lion’s scream at night as they ventured near the settlement looking for food. The large number of catamounts that lived in the area are the reason Lion Hill has its name.

After the railroad left town, Ophir dozed into a state of lazy rest for over 70 years with the weeds, and elements reclaiming old mining shacks, homes, and structures one at a time. In recent years however, Ophir has seen a revival, due in great part to the hard work and community service of several preservation minded individuals. Through generous donations from local citizens and Mr. Leo Ault in particular, a picturesque and quaint little historic village has revived the center of town, not far from where Mr. Lineback made his first claim.

If you go there on a Saturday before 3pm you can usually find friendly people there who are more than willing to walk you through the collection of historic structures that have accumulated there, including an original caboose from the St. John and Ophir Railroad which was donated by Mr. Ault. A walk through this old rail car is a fascinating step back in time.

On the occasion of my visit, a Mrs. Maxine Shields walked me through house #5 and explained how generations of her family had lived in it for years and years. She then told me a tale of how in 1910, her grandfather, Patsy Vario emigrated from Italy to America at age 7. It was a classic tale of a young boy who couldn’t speak a lick of English, hit the shore alone and the people he was supposed to meet never showed up. Somehow he made his way to Ophir and there have been generations of Varios in Tooele County ever since. This tale and many others were related as Maxine walked my family and I through many other old structures including the post office. Several other family names live on in the canyon from the earliest days of Ophir including the relatives of early camp pioneer George St. Clair who operated and worked in the Chloride Point mine on Lion Hill.

I also visited Minnie’s which is the only type of store or establishment in the town. It is owned and operated by the current Mayor Walt Schubert. He is a laid back old fellow who is obviously enjoying life up in Ophir and has put in many, many hours of work making Ophir the wonderful place that it is today. The town council still meets in the old city hall building which dominates the center of town. This structure which was built around 1908 is quaint and charming inside. The council members hold their meetings here every Tuesday as they have done for many, many years and there is an antique ballot box, and old wood stove in the corner. Across the street in the park you can see the old fire apparatus that used to be housed in this building.

One article is not nearly enough to describe the history of this place or the interesting things that one can still see in Ophir today. As always, do a little bit of research before you go up there and your visit will be much more meaningful. 90% of the Canyon is Private Property so be respectful of that fact and always request permission from land owners before you enter such places. I have found that the people there are friendly and willing to answer questions about their pretty little town.

To get there, take Utah Highway 36 south out of Tooele, through Stockton to the Junction with Utah Highway 73. Turn left on highway 73 and in about 5 miles you will come to a sign at the edge of a ravine which points the way east to Ophir. Turn left on this road and follow it for about 4 miles up to town. Along the way up the canyon, look for the old remains of a train trestle that can still be seen in the wash.

As you stand in the middle of town, gazing up at the towering limestone cliffs covered with pines, think about all the stories of Old Ophir. Visit the sites and take it all in, remembering the old adage, “take nothing but pictures – leave nothing but footprints.”

Webkinz Secret Code – Top 3 Code Scams To Avoid

Webkinz is growing in popularity everyday now. This is thanks in no small part to the Webkinz secret code that comes with each plush animal purchased from an authorized dealer. With this code, the pet owner can log into the Webkinz world online – a massive and constantly expanding virtual universe for Webkinz. Unfortunately, despite how easy and inexpensive it is to get a code the right way, there are still scammers out there trying to steal codes from unsuspecting people. Here are the top three code scams to beware of.

Code Scam #1: Purchasing Your Webkinz From Unauthorized Webkinz Dealers

If you don’t purchase your Webkinz pet from an authorized Ganz dealer, you are setting yourself up for dissapointment. If the seller is not an authorized agent, you have no way of knowing if the code that comes with your pet is a legitimate and working code, or if the dealer has already sold the code to someone else.

Code Scam #2: The “Get A Free Secret Item”

Once you have your Webkinz secret code and have logged into the Webkinz world, scam artists will often try to get you to reveal your password to them so they can steal your account. One of the most common ways they do this is to offer to give you free secret items. Then they ask you for your account details so they can add the secret items to your account.

Don’t fall for this. They just want your account password so they can log in and steal your account. They will then use your account themselves or resell it to someone else.

Code Scam #3: The Trader Scam

There are many online forums now where Webkinz fans can share information with each other. Often on these forums, people will say they have new or rare Webkinz to trade with you. Remember though, once you send your pet to someone else, there is no way to guarantee that they will send you one back in return. Many of these traders are actually scammers. They only take and never give back. Then they sell the codes they have stolen to other people.

Unless you are trading in person or know the person you are trading with, avoid this at all costs.

Types of Unit Trust Funds in Malaysia

The basic feature of unit trust investment is a form of collective investment that allows investors with similar investment objectives to pool their saving, and invested in a portfolio of securities managed by investment professional.

We can classify 5 mains categories of unit trust funds in Malaysia:

1)Equity fund: The major portions of equity fund portfolios are shares of listed companies. It’s available in the market with higher risk-higher return to those with lower risk-lower returns:

·Aggressive growth fund – generally invests in companies with higher capital growth, but with higher risk.

·Index fund- normally the return will closely resemble the performance of the stock market index, both in

terms of risk and return.

·Income fund – the fund will invest primarily in stocks that earn significant dividend income, rather than

companies that are expected to pay little or no dividends.

2)Fixed Income fund: Mainly invest in corporate bonds, government securities and liquid securities. Generally it will provide regular income with less emphasis on capital growth.

3)Property fund: Invest in real property. The fund returns are generated from rental income and capital appreciation. Most property units are listed on stock exchange, as the assets are highly illiquid.

4)Islamic fund: Investment in accordance with Syariah Laws. Main objective is to invest in a portfolio of halal stocks. Non-halal stock – companies produce or involved in activities, products or services and financial services, gambling, alcoholic, beverages and non-halal food products.

5)Balanced fund: invest in between Equity fund and fixed income investments.

By having good understanding of the above funds categories, we start to evaluate the funds to invest in, by considering our investment objectives and risk tolerance level.