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by 915 · 14 minutes ago

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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Native_Sky 0 · August 31, 2013 at 3:33 AM

it's worth it!! I have been Sensitive to SLS in shampoos, soaps, and toothpaste my entire life! No more Canker sores, a flaky scalp and sores from deodorants! Nowadays there are so many more products to choose from! There's also some natural... (more)

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by 715 · 27 minutes ago

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 1:24 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 · about 1 hour ago

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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Ashley_4 0 · May 02, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Matt, I think the poster was looking for info on the ingredients she doesn't know. The medical names for common substances can be tricky to unveil. If she is Celiac, I can fully relate to this mistrust she has with our labeling system.

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by 20353 · about 1 hour ago

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

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Shawn_2 0 · February 08, 2012 at 7:59 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 5768 · about 1 hour ago

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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Matt_11 0 · January 30, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Citric acid the predominant acid in lemon or other citrus juice. Sodium bicarbonate is baking soda. I wouldn't avoid the hashbrowns for these two additives.

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by 11254 · about 1 hour ago

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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Firestorm 0 · January 12, 2012 at 5:46 PM

I think the closest you're going to get is White willow bark tea.

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by 123 · about 1 hour ago

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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coprophagous 0 · January 07, 2012 at 6:29 PM

life is short, why eat somthing you dont like, stop eating liver. i will eat it for you. super market pate is loaded with stuff i dont eat now. i made pate for the fist time last night. it was good hot and today it is good cold.i wish i had some... (more)

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by 4873 · about 1 hour ago

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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Kewpie 0 · December 05, 2011 at 3:37 AM

It's possible--especially in spice blends. However, there are companies you can buy from that are very upfront about their ingredients (and gluten) status. Penzeys is a good choice.

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by 2825 · about 1 hour ago

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 3:01 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 · about 1 hour ago

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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Prop_Widow 0 · June 29, 2011 at 8:18 PM

I've been using raw cream in my coffee and tea (and scrambled eggs) since I found a little farm near me last month. A little googling and I found quite a list of places that carry it near Brooklyn. http://www.realmilk.com/where4.html#ny (more)

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by 18412 · about 1 hour ago

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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Thumper 0 · April 07, 2011 at 6:13 PM

I find myself muttering away at the grocery store all the time "why would you put that in here?...what the...oh come on...etc.etc" Thank goodness for me I have a toddler in the cart with me so I don't look so nutty talking to myself. It's a... (more)

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by 8858 · about 1 hour ago

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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Paul_1 0 · January 20, 2011 at 1:27 AM

Hey Wjones, I got something for you. There's a brand that's been showing up a lot in Chicago, and they recently overhauled their product line. It's Kalona SuperNatural, and their cream (I've got some in front of me right now) is organic,... (more)

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by 3631 · October 23, 2014 at 3:11 AM

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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paleohacks 0 · April 16, 2011 at 8:20 PM

carrageenan is not only used as a thickener but also as a taste enhancer like MSG. It contains tons of free glutamic acid in unnatural amounts after factory processing. It is found in MANY packaged foods. "The most common problem for... (more)

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