Recognize, identify, and eliminate from your diet the most harmful ingredients, such as high fructose corn syrup, aluminum, carrageenan, and more, that you never knew you consumed every day!
These days, the food on our tables is a far cry from what our grandparents ate. While it may look and taste the same and is often marketed under familiar brand names, our food has slowly but surely morphed into something entirely different—and a lot less benign.
Ever wondered how bread manages to stay “fresh” on store shelves for so long? How do brightly colored cereals get those vibrant hues? Are artificial sweeteners really a healthy substitute for sugar? Whether you’re an experienced label reader or just starting to question what’s on your plate, A Consumer's Guide to Toxic Food Additives helps you cut through the fog of information overload. With current, updated research, A Consumer's Guide to Toxic Food Additives identifies thirteen of the most worrisome ingredients you might be eating and drinking every day. Learn about:
• The commonly used flavor enhancers you should avoid at all costs • Two synthetic sweeteners that are wreaking havoc on the health of Americans in ways ordinary sugar does not • Artificial colors and preservatives in your child’s diet and how they have been linked directly to ADHD • The “hidden” ingredients in most processed foods that were declared safe to consume without ever really being researched • The hazardous industrial waste product that’s in your food and beverages • The toxic metal found in processed foods that has been linked to Alzheimer’s • The invisible meat and seafood ingredient that’s more dangerous than “Pink Slime”
In a toxic world, educate yourself, change what you and your family eat, and avoid these poisons that are the known causes of our most prevalent health problems.
"In Badditives!, authors Linda Bonvie and Bill Bonvie shine stadium lights on harmful, deadly, and, in some cases, disgusting additives that should be avoided like the unhealthy plague they are. The Bonviespassionate and respected consumer advocates and journalistslay out a damning, impeccably researched indictment of a Baker’s Dozen of questionable and often toxic additions to the US food supply that should never have been approved in the first place. They not only detail a sordid story of fake science and dirty politics but also empower us with the knowledge of what’s actually in our food."
James Gormley, author of Health at GunpointThe FDA’s Silent War Against Health Freedom and vice-president and senior policy advisor of Citizens for Health
"With all the often confusing information published in recent years on the relationship between diet and disease, Linda and Bill Bonvie’s new book, Badditives! has singularly zeroed in on what researchers have identified as the chief culprits in the current epidemics of obesity, diabetes, fatty liver disease, and other major health problems. This is a must read for anyone who knows that they need to make changes in their diet, but isn't sure how to start."
Charlotte Libov, author of Cancer Survival Guide: How to Conquer It and Live a Good Life
"We are facing a growing health crisis the likes of which we’ve never seen before. The root cause of many of our health problems today can be traced directly back to our diet. And that’s what makes Linda and Bill Bonvie’s Badditives! such a valuable resource. I highly recommend this easy-to-read book to anyone who wants to know the real story behind many of today’s top dietary health hazards.Don’t just keep this book to yourself, but give a copy to everyone you care about. That’s how indispensable the information is!" Dr. Allan Magaziner, author of The All-Natural Cardio Cure and founder and director of Magaziner Center for Wellness
"Badditives! is a very good expose of the bad things used to ruin good food. Linda and Bill Bonvie describe many badditives that you have already heard of, like MSG and high fructose corn syrup, and some that you did not know existed, like meat glue. And kudos for including genetically modified food in the list, which our government has known from the beginning can cause numerous health problems. This book will inspire you to take the vow never to eat processed food again."
Sally Fallon Morell, president of The Weston A. Price Foundation
"An in-depth look at 'The 13 Most Harmful Food Additives' in the average American’s diet. . . . This is not your typical book reinforcing the negative effects of sugar. It’s so much more."