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by 233 · February 11, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Someone bought me bocconcini and the ingredients are "pasteurized milk, microbial enzyme, bacterial culture. Packaged in water with potassium sorbate" I know pasteurized milk and milk is bad yadda yadda, but can I make it somewhat better by... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · February 11, 2013 at 11:00 PM

When it doubt, look it up on Wikipedia... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potassium_sorbate Preservative. Relatively non-toxic. Also found in natural foods. I wouldn't sweat it. (more)

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by 147 · December 13, 2012 at 9:26 PM

I know there are so many different types of preservatives (sodium benzoate, citric acid, potassium chloride, insert other science-lab-sounding-name here). Are there any I should specifically be avoiding/consuming only in very small quantities? Are... (more)

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daz 0 · December 13, 2012 at 9:26 PM

hi elle, I find this link very handy for a complete list of additives on a single page, http://fedup.com.au/information/information/complete-lists-of-additives-6 It includes warnings of Avoid or Caution next to any additive of concern. I have... (more)

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by 5071 · February 12, 2013 at 5:41 AM

No idea bout SB, but I'm 100% sure I react negatively to Sodium Metabisulfite. I purchased some coconut milk with it by accident, consumed it and experienced what felt like the 2nd worst nausea I ever felt. I just felt like I was smacked with the... (more)

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ves 0 · February 12, 2013 at 5:41 AM

Sodium metabisulfite gives me asthma. I discovered it one night checking labels when I had a bad attack during a meal. It turned out they were present both the can of tomatoes and the "Real Lemon" lemon juice that I added in preparing the soup. (more)

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by 3277 · June 20, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Are there preservatives in pasta and/or rice noodles which prevent the product from going bad? Think about it: rice or wheat is harvested. Sometimes dried in a very disgusting... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · June 20, 2012 at 2:50 PM

When the moisture is removed, it isn't a hospitable environment for the bacteria. Get them wet and they'll go bad.

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by 9983 · April 19, 2011 at 11:27 PM

I am not generally a fan of Dr Oz. But my wife watches all the time and recorded a 12 min piece on Alzheimer's. Dr Oz had a medical researcher from Rhode Island Hospital Dr. Suzanne de la Monte and current surgeon general of the US as... (more)

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kim_4 0 · April 19, 2011 at 11:27 PM

The 2005 article is reporting on Suzanne M. de la Monte's findings way back then. See a sample below. So, they are just now reporting something on the Dr. Oz show that did come out 6 years ago. 30 November, 2005 18:42 GMT Could Alzheimer's be... (more)

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by 1192 · January 09, 2013 at 11:23 PM

I love ham. LOVE it. The question is: Where does Ham fall into the Paleo spectrum? Obviously cured meat is a benefit to society as a whole, and I would personally have zero problems with artisanal high end hams. Right now I treat most ham as... (more)

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gone2croatan 0 · January 28, 2011 at 4:33 PM

I apply the same standards to it as I do to "regular" meat, but I don't have too many issues with salt. If you have a good source or can make it at home, it's a great way to diversify your diet, especially if you choose some of the offal cuts,... (more)

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by 22684 · December 18, 2011 at 9:25 AM

Specifically, what ingredients, additives or process changes glorious meat into carcinogenic junk food? Nitrates/Nitrites are in contention(veggies have them too) but please chime in on them too, I'm not convinced of their safety... (more)

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Jason_5 0 · September 10, 2010 at 11:12 PM

I agree with the above answers, there are so many fillers and additives. One thing that always boggled me was how come when I cook do piece of deli Ham it always shrunk to half the size. Burning off all the water solution pumped in is one reason.... (more)