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Is carrageenan bad for you? Carrageenan is toxic and poisonous. Flat out. I'll prove it below.
What happened to people? Look at the news lately with places like Flint, Michigan. Everybody knew the water wasn't being treated properly and they ALL swept it under the rug, not caring if it killed people or made them severely sick or babies have disorders and birth defects. So what? It didn't affect their paycheck and no one would find out about it until way later, so why not try to get away with it now? It's just pure evil. We all should see something and say something when it comes to products or chemicals that may hurt our fellow man in any way, even if it means spending more money or going out of our way to make a change.
Well, carrageenan is one of those things that they just keep trying to hide or ignore, regardless of the consequences down the road. "Doesn't affect me or my paycheck, so yeah, keep the public slugging down the carrageenan". Crapper! It's evil incarnate.
Why do they want carrageenan? What's it good for? - You will see carrageenan listed as one of the ingredients of many of your favorite things: Yogurt, ice cream, baby formula, soy milk and on and on. It's the food industries favorite thickener. It's tasteless, odorless and very cheap (and very toxic especially in it's degraded form - poligeenan).
Carrageenan is a common food additive that is derived from specific types of red seaweeds, which are then processed with alkali. When processed with acids, it becomes it's evil twin, poligeenan. Poligeenan isn't allowed in foods, but what happens in your stomach when carrageenan is mixed with food and stomach acids? Does it become poligeenan (a known carcinogen - cancer causing agent) by default? Scientists think it might. See: Is Carrageenan Natural?
Why don't they just stop using it? - Are you kidding? And give up so much profit just because a couple of studies say it's "bad" for people and it ups the rate of cancer? Hah hah hah! Next you'll want us to give up our limousines saying that they are causing "air pollution" or even stop selling cigarettes because they cause "lung cancer"! (That's my impression of corporate Fat Cats. Thank you.)
I've got websites and studies to back up what I'm saying, so it's not just me going off. It's substantiated by the following:
4/2015 - Cornucopia.org reports on an update (starts on the 4rth paragraph), that carrageenan is particularly concerning because of its known gastrointestinal inflammatory properties, including higher rates of colon cancer, in laboratory animals. See their March 2013 article, "How a Natural Food Additive is Making us Sick".
From the Journal of Diabetes Research - Conclusion: Carrageenan in the Western diet may contribute to the development of diabetes and the effects of high fat consumption.
Article: Uptake in Carrageenan During the Dark Ages - Recently, several scientists have raised concerns in the dose of degraded carrageenan called poligeenan could lead to increased health issues.
Article: Exposure to Common Food Additive Carrageenan Alone Leads to Fasting Hyperglycemia and in Combination with High-Fat Diet Exacerbates Glucose Intolerance and Hyperlipidemia without Effect on Weight. What does that scientific jargon mean to me? It means carrageenan was the cause of abnormal glucose tolerance and insulin resistance (cause of some diabetes).
Check in your fridge and food cabinets for this poison and make you and your family healthier and happier.
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