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by 905 · August 31, 2013 at 03:49 AM

I'm lucky enough to live in a place that doesn't add Fluoride to my drinking water. I have heard a lot of bad things regarding fluoride & sls & for the past couple of years i have been using a fluoride & sls free toothpaste just to be... (more)

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daz 0 · August 31, 2013 at 03:00 AM

When i was looking for a cheap commercial toothpaste, i chose sls-free over fluoride-free... From memory i think i chose the sls-free option because i was prone to mouth ulcers (canker sores) & i read that sls was an irritant & could be a... (more)

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by 705 · February 24, 2013 at 01:24 PM

I went shopping at Trader Joes recently and saw they were selling coconut cream. Typically I buy the lite version but I figured I'd give this a shot. Unfortunately I forgot to read the ingredients before purchasing. 'coconut, xanthum gum, and... (more)

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thhq 0 · February 24, 2013 at 01:24 PM

CMC is made from dissolved wood pulp. The source woods for the cellulose are hardwood or softwood, with the lignin and short chain cellulose removed. The abstract of the linked thesis describes the process which converts the pulp to... (more)

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by 2048 · May 02, 2012 at 06:10 PM

I was curious about whether anyone had some information about which additives in vitamins (fillers, stabilizers, etc.) might be most harmful from a paleo perspective. Have you identified any additives that will cause a reaction in you? I know to... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · May 02, 2012 at 03:32 PM

Reality check. How many supplements are you downing daily that the tiny amount of X, Y or Z in them is going to significantly affect your health? The old addage is: The dose makes the poison. And why are you supplementing in the first place? (more)

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by 19504 · February 08, 2012 at 09:11 PM

What do you consider as the worst food additives and optionally why?

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Shawn_2 0 · February 08, 2012 at 07:59 PM

I have a few rules of thumb: avoid anything that doesn't sound like an ingredient I wouldn't conceivably have in my pantry. avoid anything ending in -ide, -ate, or -ite avoid anything with a number on it avoid anything with the words... (more)

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by 5624 · May 24, 2012 at 11:49 AM

I see these additives in many frozen products to maintain color and freshness. I usually avoid all additives but I recently purchased Whole Foods 365 shredded hash browns and love them. The only ingredients are potatoes, citric acid (maintain... (more)

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Sodium_bi_Carbonate_India 0 · May 24, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Di Sodium Carbonate,Detergents Raw Materials,Water Purification,Exporters Of Sodium Silicate,Glass Manufacturers In India,High Iron Liquid. Di Sodium Carbonate,Detergents Raw Materials,Water Purification,Exporters Of Sodium Silicate,Glass... (more)

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by 11251 · April 18, 2014 at 04:35 AM

I have the bad habit of reading labels, and stuff like titanium dioxide worries me. Is there an aspirin out there that is just plain aspirin?

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Dan_Wich 0 · April 18, 2014 at 04:35 AM

I'm late to this question, but I'm working on a list of aspirin products with the fewest questionable ingredients: http://www.toxinless.com/aspirin You can get a few brands (CVS, one of Wal-mart's generics, and Geri-care) that are nothing... (more)

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by 123 · January 07, 2012 at 07:12 PM

So, I am trying to develop a taste for liver. Liver experiment number one involved wasting a whole pack of organic bacon on a noxious, brown paste that smelled, and tasted, quite a lot like it had been regurgitated. I forced a bunch down while... (more)

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kate_m_ 0 · January 07, 2012 at 03:44 PM

I had the same problem last week- trying to grow a taste for liver but couldn't choke down the liver and onion stir fry that I made. But I was determined so I threw together some liver meatballs- almond meal, liver, and egg, parsley, garlic, dried... (more)

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by 4873 · May 23, 2013 at 06:33 PM

Ugg...I have a stomach ache. Usually this only happens when I've been exposed to gluten or MSG. The ONLY thing it could be is some curry spice that I put on my sweet potatoes. I'm starting to wonder if there are "anti clumping" additives in my... (more)

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rht 0 · December 06, 2011 at 01:54 AM

There's some discussion of this over at celiac.com. There's another forum that uses home test kits for gluten over at Glutenzap. Celiac.com does not allow discussion of Glutenzap, due to concerns about spam. So, check out the tips at... (more)

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by 2817 · June 02, 2013 at 06:20 PM

Obviously I'm wary about eating anything prepacked/preserved, but this was like two bucks and could come in handy during dire straits. Tyson Naturally Hickory Smoked Bacon - Ready to Serve! Fully Cooked! I know it's from an industrialized, sad,... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · July 29, 2011 at 03:01 PM

The only real problem with it is the somewhat high levels of linoleic acid in bacon, but that's true of all pork. Nitrates are not a problem - you would get more from a stalk of celery than a pack of bacon. The rest of the ingredients are not a... (more)

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by 297 · June 30, 2011 at 08:01 PM

I love a little heavy cream in my coffee, but recently it seems I just can't find the good stuff anywhere. I used to get it at a farmers' market, or the Ronnybrook cream at the local organics store. Now my farmer's no longer there, and the store... (more)

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miked_2 0 · June 30, 2011 at 08:01 PM

When my store has the regular pasteurized Organic Valley cream, I get that. If they only have the ultra pasteurized stuff then I spend the extra money and get the Kalona, which tastes way better anyway. The only problem with Kalona is that they... (more)

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by 3621 · April 25, 2013 at 01:01 PM

soo annoying that it's so often added it to heavy cream. grrr. i see it in coconut milk too. i know it's a thickener. i think it's plant-based, but that doesn't make me feel better. thoughts? deleterious effects? how about guar... (more)

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Beth_14 0 · April 25, 2013 at 06:23 AM

Based upon my recent research, carrageenan (the chemically processed form, NOT the actual natural component found in red seaweed) has been linked to colon cancer. In some studies of carrageenan with small rodents, colon cancer was the result 100%... (more)

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by 18236 · April 07, 2011 at 11:32 PM

How many times have you encountered it? You find something that looks like a winner, and then you see that ONE rogue ingredient that disqualifies it. It'll make a preacher curse! You find a 100% coconut milk, and then it says guar gum in the... (more)

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Kikilula 0 · April 07, 2011 at 06:39 PM

I've not done it myself, but maybe this link is of interest: http://paynowlivelater.blogspot.com/2010/08/dear-tropical-sun-why-is-there-crap-in.html (more)

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by 8848 · November 10, 2013 at 02:37 PM

I swear I bought some heavy cream at Trader Joe's that was totally free of additives. My most recent purchase there has carrageenan. Not sure how awful the stuff is (if at all) but I'd rather have 100% cream. Anyone know of any "clean" brands?... (more)

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kfaulkner65 0 · November 10, 2013 at 08:37 AM

Just a small note to those who are sensitive to sulfites then DO NOT eat carrageenan! I could not understand why I always have a problem with soft serve ice cream and frozen yogurt - now I know and so do you. (more)