FOOD ADDITIVES
A Shopper's Guide To What's Safe & What's Not
Skull and Cross

Food Additives Book

Protect your health!

Make sure the foods you're eating and feeding your family are SAFE!

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FOOD ADDITIVES
A Shopper's Guide...
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"This little book should be in every food buyer's possession.  I highly recommend it. Anyone who takes the responsibility of buying food ... should have this book as a guide. It gives the bottom line of what many of the common chemicals that are used in the processing of our foods do to our bodies. You don't have to be a PhD to understand what's spelled out so well in this pocket size book, you only have to have the courage to follow its inherent message and be well on your way to being healthy again." 

- Razel



"This is a nice compact reference for all the times you are shopping and wonder what those mysterious ingredients are in your foods. The reference tells you which ones are safe and which ones will be harmful… An easy way to get educated while you shop or looking through your food pantry to make sure you consume what is safe."

- Lisa Jeanne, Walpole, MA



"I recommend everyone carry this with them in their purse or glove compartment for handy reference."
– the late Lendon H. Smith, M.D., Author of Feed Your Kids Right




"I'm a graduate student in Nutrition and have found your booklet most helpful compared to others that I've used."

- Brenda L. Johnson



"I loved your little book. Its contents are excellent.... I will use it myself as a reference."  

- Bruce West, D.C., Author of HEALTH ALERT newsletter




"I am very pleased with this book! At first it seemed like a lot of money for a pocket-sized-book, but it is worth every penny, even with the shipping cost added to the purchase. I am learning a lot, and it's so easy to follow, and so very helpful, plus it's easy to carry, just put it in your pocket. I have highlighted the safe additives for quick reference. I highly recommend this book to everyone!"

- Meh, A reader from Somerset, MA




"This book is fabulous and every one should not only read it but carry it with them when they shop."

- Chelsea Thompson




"This book provides a plethora of information on a variety of additives ... Very small and easy to flip through ... Try it ... By the way, I found my copy at Whole Foods."
- Merlot




"What the FDA says is safe, isn't necessarily what you want to eat. Just like the author says, anyone who eats needs to read this book. It's a pocket-sized reference guide. Pick it up!"
- Julia Lumier, Pasadena, CA




"Handy pocket guide. This is a good book ... to have with you on trips to the store." 
- J. Trout




"Buy this book now! Even though you know instinctively that many food additives are bad for you, you will be shocked when you actually read what these things can do to you. The rating system is very helpful to know which items are poorly tested and unsafe to eat, versus those that may only cause an allergic reaction. The book is small and I carry it with me every day."

- A reader from Sydney, Australia




"Excellent pocket sized source to avoid the nasties! This book is very convenient because in just fits in your back pocket. It serves as a guide for food additives found in almost all food. I liked the convenience of this book, as I was able to slip it into the back pocket and refer to it as I shopped."
- George Washington, San Mateo, CA




"Learn what's in the foods you eat while you shop for groceries. This handy guide goes right along with you." 
- Jacqueline Oscar,
TruthAboutCaffeine.com



Warning!

Secrets Food Manufacturers Don't Want You to Know


Food Additives book

Be Smart - Read labels right to save your life.

Choose Smart - Identify (quickly & easily) dangerous ingredients in your food.

Eat Smart - Avoid hidden MSG - a flavor enhancer that kills brain cells - in common foods you eat every day.


Buy Smart - Never again be fooled by deceptive food packaging.

Live Smart - Be an informed consumer - know the REAL facts about food additives that could destroy your health.




FOOD ADDITIVES: A Shopper's Guide To What's Safe & What's Not (2007 Revised Edition)
  • Tells you if the food you're buying contains dangerous ingredients.
  • Tells you what food manufacturers don't want you to know about their products.
  • Shows you how to find the truth behind deceptive food packaging.
  • Shows you how to confidently read labels so you know how healthful a food really is.
  • Tells you how to identify genetically modified produce in the grocery store.
  • Helps protect your family's health.



This is important because…
  • Food manufacturers can legally add cancer-causing substances to your food because of their powerful lobbies.
  • Almost all packaged foods—even so called "health foods"—have additives in them, and many of them are harmful or inadequately tested.
  • You can't depend on the FDA to make sure the food you buy in the grocery store is safe. It's up to you!


Excerpt
from FOOD ADDITIVES: A Shopper's Guide...

WHY YOU SHOULD USE THIS BOOK

This book will guide you when you’re shopping . Carry it in your pocket or purse so you can make informed choices about the foods you buy.

There are more than 3000 different chemicals purposefully added to our food.  Safety testing of these chemical additives is generally done by the company that wants to produce the chemicals or use them in the foods they produce.

 The Delaney Clause of the 1958 Food Additives Amendment states that any additives shown to cause cancer in humans or animals are not permitted in our food.  However, because of political pressure the FDA allows small amounts of cancer causing substances to be used in foods.

Even if all food additives used in our foods were safe individually, rarely does any food have only one additive in it.  Testing for additive safety has been done for single additives, not combinations.  Additives safe individually may be harmful in certain combinations.  Nobody knows the effects of the many different additives used in the thousands of different combinations, the results that will occur from eating numerous different products together, with different chemical additives, or the consequences of consuming these ingredients or products over time.

This book lists over 1000 of the most common food additives.  Each additive is preceded by a code representing its safety and the advisability of its use. The code indicates if the additive is Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) by the FDA, an evaluation of its safety and advisability of its use, independent of the FDA evaluation.  The codes are listed on page 7 under How To Use This Book.

The GRAS classification of safety by the FDA does not guarantee that the additive is safe.

The FDA evaluates additives based upon their ability to cause cancer and harmful reproductive effects, often ignoring other harmful outcomes. In addition, a number of formerly GRAS additives have been removed from the GRAS list after they were found to be harmful.  It is highly likely that some additives in common use now, and considered safe, will one day be banned.

 Not all GRAS additives are rated as safe because the research or lack of it does not support a safe rating. This is explained in more detail below in How The Safety Classifications Were Determined. Also, for more information, see the References at the end of the book.

Some of the additives are followed by a number or series of numbers.  These numbers represent a code for the uses of the additives.  The codes are listed on pages 8 - 10.

The additive listing may also include some of the adverse effects that may be associated with its consumption, and if the additive has not been adequately tested.




Use this book as your constant grocery shopping companion. You'll never again worry about the safety of the ingredients listed on the package. You'll know!




Food Additives book

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At last...a realistic, easy-to-follow food additives guide, so simple that most people including kids can use it to identify and eliminate unhealthy foods that contain dangerous food additives!


“Do You Want To Know What Food Manufacturers Don’t Want You To Know About The Ingredients They Put In Your Food?”


Greatest Goldmine of Food Additive Safety Information Ever Crammed into One Little Pocket-Size Book


Dear Grocery Shopper,


If you want to easily and confidently pick from grocery store shelves the most healthy and delicious food … then this is going to be the most power-packed letter you’ll ever read!

Here’s why: Untrained, uneducated, unknowledgeable grocery shopping is hazardous to your health …

Why?

Harmful additives in your food destroy your health.

Yes, these food additives, common in most packaged foods
  • can make you fat
  • give you cancer
  • cause you to get diabetes
  • give you heart disease
  • make you have high blood pressure
  • cause hormone imbalances to name just a few
If you want to know how to remove all risk, doubt and uncertainty when you shop for groceries, so you know for sure that the food you buy is healthy, then read on . . . “Both my parents died of cancer! Right then and there, I knew I didn’t want that to happen to me or anyone else – ever again. So I made a commitment that I was going to do everything in my power to make sure that I absolutely knew how to prevent cancer and keep myself and my patients healthy.”

This quote is from Dr. Christine H. Farlow, D.C., also known as “The Ingredients Investigator.” She is an amazing, devoted individual and health care professional who has dedicated her life to saving all of us from killing ourselves with dangerous foods.

She’s been eating healthy food since about 1975, after struggling with her own health issues. In 1984, after she became a doctor, she started teaching her patients, and anyone who would listen, about healthy eating. However, she became even more passionate about investigating and searching out the most important aspects of eating healthfully after her father was diagnosed with cancer in 1990. You see, her dad was a “health food nut.” It didn’t make sense that her father could get cancer. There had to be something more to it.

In 1991, she started teaching healthy eating classes in her office, to her patients, and members of the community. In each class, participants were asked to bring in packaged food items from home. All the different additives in those items were put on a list. Dr. Farlow then researched each additive before the next class and handed out the list of additives with safety information and any harmful effects.

With each class that she taught, different additives showed up. So, instead of repeating this process over and over again, she just decided to research the most common food additives and put them in a book for her patients and the members of her classes.

This is how Dr. Christine H. Farlow, D.C. came to write her powerful and extremely valuable little book FOOD ADDITIVES: A Shopper’s Guide To What’s Safe & What’s Not. What started out as a project for her patients and participants in her classes, with a mere 60 pages, has now evolved into the revised and expanded fifth edition, with 128 pages.

While it started as an idea on a small scale, it has grown into a mission to help people across the globe identify and eliminate harmful ingredients from their food. Why? Because it is absolutely necessary for the public to know that we are killing ourselves daily by the food we eat.  Eliminate packaged foods with dangerous food additives and . . .

STOP KILLING OURSELVES AND THOSE WE FEED!

You can benefit from this astonishing research, too.

You see, as of 2004, the latest statistics available, heart disease is  the number one cause of death in the U.S., responsible for over 654,000 deaths a year. Cancer is second, causing more than 550,000 deaths a year. According to the statistics, stroke is third, causing over 150,000 deaths a year. Diabetes causes nearly 73,000 deaths a year.

In a 2005 article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the Center for Disease Control estimates that 112,000 deaths a year are caused by obesity. Think about this… being just 20% over your ideal weight, you increase your risk of an early death. Let’s look at some real numbers here. If your ideal weight is 130 pounds, being just 26 pounds overweight can shorten your life! If your ideal weight is 180 pounds, 36 extra pounds can put you in an early grave.    
If this scares you, it should! But the good news is that ...

All these causes of death and many others are preventable …

Yes, Preventable. They are manmade diseases and can be eliminated with the proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.

In your great grandparents’ days, healthy eating was easy. Food was grown on nutrient rich soil without herbicides and pesticides. It was whole, natural and unprocessed. Meals, breads and desserts were cooked or baked in the home from scratch, not produced in a laboratory from chemicals not intended for human consumption.

Times have changed!


Today, most food comes in a box, bottle, bag or can. It’s had most of the nutrients processed out. A few synthetic chemical vitamins are added to make you think you’re getting some nutrition. Then it’s bleached, deodorized and preserved so it can sit on a grocery store shelf for three years and still taste fresh when you buy it. Frequently it contains a long list of chemical ingredients that you’d never find in your kitchen.

How are you supposed to know whether it’s healthy or not?

This is where knowing about food additive safety comes in. Food manufacturers are not going to tell you the truth about the additives they put in your food. Neither is the FDA. You have to get it from another reliable source you can trust.


FOOD ADDITIVES: A Shopper’s Guide To What’s Safe & What’s Not gives you the facts … the real truth. It is THE reliable source you can trust.

                

"A great pocket resource in understanding labeleze."
-Earl Mindell, R.Ph., Ph.D., Author of The Vitamin Bible

Why you need to know how to read labels

and understand the ingredients on the package...


It is legal for food manufacturers to add cancer-causing additives to the food they produce.
Even though the Delaney Clause of the 1958 Food Additives Amendment states that...
 
"No additive shall be deemed to be safe if it is found to induce cancer when ingested by man or laboratory animals or if it is found, after tests which are appropriate for the evaluation of the safety of food additives, to induce cancer in man or animals,”

cancer-causing ingredients can still be added because
  • Food additives in use prior to the Delaney Clause are classified as Generally Recognized As Safe or GRAS. They are not required to be tested to determine if they really are safe! These include additives like sodium nitrite and BHA. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) says that nitrites and nitrates probably cause cancer, and BHA possibly causes cancer. Nitrites are used in most processed meats because they prevent botulism. BHA is frequently used as a preservative in processed foods. 
  • In 1962, an amendment, the DES Proviso, was added to the Delaney Clause which 
“permitted the use of carcinogenic compounds as animal-feed additives and veterinary drugs as long as ‘no residue of the additive shall be found by methods approved by the Secretary by regulation in any edible portion of the animals after slaughter or in any food such as milk or eggs yielded by or derived from living animals.’ ” 

No residue is defined as meeting a negligible-risk standard. It does not require zero residue of cancer-causing substances.
  • Pesticides, which were originally included in the Delaney Clause, were removed in 1996 by the Food Quality Protection Act which 
“instead instituted a general ‘safe’ standard of a reasonable certainty of no harm to consumers.”

This very vague definition allows pesticides to be used that would not be permitted under the Delaney Clause.

"I loved your little book. Its contents are excellent.... I will use it myself as a reference."  
-Bruce West, D.C., Author of HEALTH ALERT newsletter

If you buy processed food, there is very high likelihood that there are cancer-causing ingredients in it.

Do you eat any of the following processed meats?
  • Bacon
  • Ham
  • Sausage
  • Hot dogs
  • Pepperoni
  • Salami
  • Pastrami
  • Bologna
  • Deli meats, like chicken, turkey, roast beef
Most processed meats, unless you buy organic and nitrite-free, contain nitrates or nitrites. As stated in the bullet above, these are chemicals that are classified as probable carcinogens by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). They probably cause cancer.

Are you feeding those meats to your children?

The incidence of childhood cancer is on the rise. Even if your children don’t get cancer while they’re young, feeding them food with cancer-causing ingredients in them now can increase their chances of getting cancer at some later time in their life. 

Other Cancer-Causing Ingredients You Might Find In Your Food

BHA, as stated in the bullets above, is a preservative that IARC classifies as a possible carcinogen; it possibly causes cancer. It may be used to preserve foods, like cereal, that come in a box, or it may be sprayed on the packaging instead. Either way it should be avoided. 

Potassium bromate is in brominated flour, often found in bread. It’s classified as a possible carcinogen. Most countries in the world have banned this ingredient, except for the United States and Japan.

Citrus Red No. 2 or FD&C Citrus Red No. 2 is also a possible carcinogen. Its use is limited to coloring orange skins. If you eat the orange peel or grate it to use in any foods that you make, you will be eating a chemical that possibly causes cancer. You can avoid this cancer-causing chemical if you buy organic oranges.

FD&C Colors
are generally derived from coal tar. Coal tar is a human carcinogen. It is known to cause cancer. While the FD&C colors are not themselves known to cause cancer, do you really want to be eating additives in your food that are made from cancer-causing chemicals? 

Smoked foods may contain nitrosmaines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), both of which can cause cancer. There is not enough information to know if smoked flavorings pose the same risk. Lack of information about the safety of the chemicals added to the processed food you eat every day is very common in the food industry.

Pickled vegetables that are prepared the traditional way as done in Asia are possibly carcinogenic according to the IARC. Before you take your next bite, ask yourself: what is the “possibility” that they are right? Would you guess American toy stores would still be full of lead tainted toys?  This shocking news has triggered massive toy recalls to protect our innocent children.  Do we have to wait until more children and adults die to prove that our food is contaminated with deadly substances? 

Chinese style salted fish cause cancer. Not probably, not possibly. IARC says they do cause cancer.

"I am very pleased with this book! At first it seemed like a lot of money for a pocket-sized-book, but it is worth every penny, even with the shipping cost added to the purchase. I am learning a lot, and it's so easy to follow, and so very helpful, plus it's easy to carry, just put it in your pocket. I have highlighted the safe additives for quick reference. I highly recommend this book to everyone!"
-Meh, A reader from Somerset, MA

Trans Fats increase Your Risk of Heart Disease

Trans fat is known to increase the “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and decrease the “good” cholesterol (HDL). It can clog your arteries and cause Type 2 Diabetes, as well as other serious health problems. 

Hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils contain trans fats. So do margarine and butter substitutes. 

The law allows food manufacturers to put “No Trans Fats” on the label if the product contains less than 0.5 g trans fat per serving. 

However, according to the Institute of Medicine...

there is NO SAFE LEVEL OF TRANS FATS

even if it’s less than 0.5 g per serving.

Changed my life! About 1 year ago, I began having a lot of pain in my joints. After several doctors, I still did not have an explanation of why my joints hurt and why I was gaining weight even though I had always exercised and watched my diet.

One doctor mentioned that red meat could trigger arthritis. I decided to find out more about nutrition and since I have a severe peanut allergy, I wanted to find out if any of the "safe" foods I was eating could contain peanuts.

When I bought "Food Additives : A Shopper's Guide To What's Safe & What's Not,” I was shocked to find out that many of the additives that I assumed were safe actually contained peanuts.

This book has become my "nutrition bible" I carry it with me wherever I go. Since using this book, I have been able to avoid many additives that could be harmful to me. Within 1 month, I was able to begin an exercise program again without pain and I actually lost the weight I had gained.

Christine Hoza Farlow's book is very easy to use and small enough to fit in your pocket or purse. The material is straight-forward and lets you make quick choices that fit your nutritional needs whether you have allergies or simply want to avoid all the carcinogens that are popping up everywhere.

I have several other books about food additives, but I still seem to go back to this one. If you're looking for a simple approach to understanding labels, A Shopper's Guide To What's Safe & What's Not is definitely the book for you!

-Johanne Schwartz from Covina, CA

MSG Kills Your Brain Cells

MSG is monosodium glutamate, a flavor-enhancer added to most processed food to make it taste good. It’s an excititoxin which crosses the blood-brain barrier and excites your brain cells to death. In infants and children, the blood-brain barrier is not fully developed, making MSG even more harmful to your young ones. 

The harmful component of MSG is the glutamate. Now, it’s true that glutamic acid is an essential amino acid found in protein and required for the human body to be healthy. It is the L-glutamic acid that is a part of protein that your body needs. When glutamic acid is manufactured, it contains both L-glutamic acid and D-glutamic acid. D-glutamic acid occurs as a result of the manufacturing process only. It is not a part of protein and your body does not need it. It is a neurotoxin, i.e. it is toxic to your nervous system.

Hidden Sources Of MSG

D-glutamic acid is often referred to as processed free glutamic acid or free glutamate, and frequently lumped into the category of MSG. It is the D-glutamate that is in so many ingredients that are classified as hidden sources of MSG.

Hidden MSG
can be found in things like baby food and infant formula, protein bars, powder and drinks, most processed foods, the waxes on fresh fruits and vegetables, prescription and non-prescription drugs, nutritional supplements and more.

Which of these ingredients that are hiding places for MSG are in the foods you eat?
  • Autolyzed yeast
  • Yeast extract
  • Yeast food
  • Hydrolyzed protein
  • Textured protein
  •  Calcium caseinate
  • Sodium caseinate

 Do you eat foods with these ingredients that may be sources of hidden MSG?

  • Boullion
  • Broth
  • Carrageenan
  • Natural flavors
  • Protein concentrates
  • Protein isolates
  • Natural flavorings
  • Seasonings
  • Stock
Did you know there may even be MSG in products that say NO MSG or NO Added MSG on the label? You will only know for sure if you know ALL the ingredients that are the hiding places for MSG and you read the ingredients on the label.

"I'm a graduate student in Nutrition and have found your booklet most helpful compared to others that I've used."
- Brenda L. Johnson

How MSG Almost Destroyed My Health!

Read what Dr. Farlow says about how MSG nearly devastated her health…

“There was a time when I would eat food that I believed to be healthy…foods that were whole, natural and marketed as healthful choices. And yet I would react to them.

“I would get headaches. I would feel so jittery that I wanted to jump out of my skin. I would lose control of my tongue. If I didn’t speak very slowly and deliberately, my words came out garbled and weren’t understandable.

“It scared me!

“What was happening to my body, to my nervous system? I took great pains to eat healthy food. These were the types of reactions I would expect, and have experienced in the past, when eating processed and unhealthy foods that I no longer ate. This wasn’t supposed to happen to me now because I chose only whole natural foods.”

But then she discovered THE BIG SECRET…

… the secret that the food manufacturers don’t want you to know. The secret of the hidden MSG!

You already know a few of the hiding places for MSG – they’re listed just a few paragraphs up. But there’s more. A lot more! And you’ll find them listed in FOOD ADDITIVES: A Shopper’s Guide To What’s Safe & What’s Not, under MSG and Free Glutamates. When you carry this handy book with you when you shop, you won’t be fooled again!

"I recommend everyone carry this with them in their purse or glove compartment for handy reference."
– the late Lendon H. Smith, M.D., Author of Feed Your Kids Right

The Myth of the Artificial Sweetener

If you’re like most people, you probably think you’re doing yourself a favor by cutting back on sugar. And you are if … you’re not substituting sugar with artificial sweeteners. You see, sugar is empty calories. It depletes your body of necessary nutrients. And it causes you to gain weight.

But artificial sweeteners are not the answer! Artificial sweeteners, for the most part, are just as bad as sugar, some even worse.

The Worst Artificial Sweeteners

The food industry spends a lot of money trying to make you believe that diet products and products sweetened with artificial sweeteners are healthy and the answer to your weight problems. However, the food industry has one objective and only one objective … and it’s not your health! The only objective of the food industry is to make a profit … even if it kills you!

Facts You Need To Know About Some Popular Artificial Sweeteners:


Aspartame (aka Nutrasweet, Equal, Spoonful) was approved over the objections of the FDA’s Board of Inquiry. Adverse reactions attributed to aspartame include headaches, dizziness, difficulty breathing, memory loss, blindness and even death. In all there have been 92 different adverse reactions reported to the FDA. Symptoms caused by aspartame can mimic the symptoms present in various diseases like Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, severe depression, mental illness, Epstein Barr, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis and others. Aspartame has been shown to cause cancer in rats at levels approved for human consumption. It is genetically engineered.

Acesulfame-K (aka Ace-K, Acesulfame-potassium) causes cancer and elevated cholesterol in lab animals. It is known to cause low blood sugar attacks. It has not been adequately tested for safety.

Splenda (aka Sucralose) is chlorinated sugar. Contrary to manufacturers claims, it is partially absorbed by the body. The U.S. FDA states it is 11% – 27% absorbed; the Japanese Food Sanitation Council says it’s 40% absorbed. It has caused shrunken thymus glands, enlarged liver and kidneys, miscarriage and diarrhea in animal studies. Small amounts of dangerous contaminants have been detected in sucralose. Only six human studies have ever been done as of 2006, and the longest was three months. No studies have ever been done with children or pregnant women. People with chlorine allergies may suffer severe reactions.

Saccharin, previously thought to cause cancer, was delisted as a carcinogen in 1997. However, there are a number of prominent scientists who warn that saccharin still poses a cancer risk and it should be avoided.

"Buy this book now! Even though you know instinctively that many food additives are bad for you, you will be shocked when you actually read what these things can do to you. The rating system is very helpful to know which items are poorly tested and unsafe to eat, versus those that may only cause an allergic reaction. The book is small and I carry it with me every day."
-A reader from Sydney, Australia

This is only the tip of the iceberg!

There are more than 3000 different chemicals intentionally added to your food. Safety testing of these chemical additives is generally done by the company that produces the chemicals or uses them in the food they produce. They have a vested interest in those chemicals testing safe!

What is really disturbing about these chemicals that are added to your food is the fact that the majority of the ingredients have not been thoroughly tested. You see, when Dr. Farlow was investigating the safety of the additives that are allowed in your food, she checked the Manufacturer’s Safety Data Sheets for health, safety and toxicological information. By far, the most common statement she found on most of these reports was “To the best of our knowledge, the toxicological properties of this chemical have not been fully investigated.”

What are toxicological properties they’re referring to?

They are referring to the chemical’s ability to cause:
  • Tumors
  • Mutations or changes in your DNA or genes
  • Damage to your reproductive or endocrine system
  • Birth defects
  • Cancer
Most of the processed foods on the market contain ingredients that have not been fully tested for safety. Many of the products contain ingredients that can cause cancer or other harmful effects on your body. These ingredients are in the food you eat every day … legally!

Is it any wonder that heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity are at an all time high?

On August 13, 2007, The Guardian reported that “Despite being one of the richest countries in the world, [the life expectancy in] America has dropped from 11th to 42nd place in 20 years, according to official US figures.”

The US also has a higher infant mortality rate than many other countries: 6.8 deaths for every 1,000 live births.”

Have you ever wondered why the state of health in the U.S., one of the richest countries in the world, is so abysmal?

The authorities suggest that it’s due to a lack of health insurance. They ignore the chemical-laden, nutrient-void, processed foods lining the grocery store shelves, eaten on a daily basis by the majority of the population.

You and your children are being brainwashed by commercials and advertisements promoting fake foods, full of chemicals, produced in a laboratory, that don’t have any resemblance to real food except for the pictures and the words on the front of the package.

"This is a nice compact reference for all the times you are shopping and wonder what those mysterious ingredients are in your foods. The reference tells you which ones are safe and which ones will be harmful… An easy way to get educated while you shop or looking through your food pantry to make sure you consume what is safe."
-  Lisa Jeanne, Walpole, MA

You need to read labels more today than ever before!

Food additives are in almost all packaged foods, even from a health food store. Because consumers are more aware about eating healthfully, food manufacturers are designing packages to make it look like the food is healthy. However, if you read the ingredients on the label you'll find, in many cases, that it’s not true.

How can you eat and feed your family healthy food …

… under these circumstances?

You’re probably very conscientious and concerned about eating and feeding your family healthy food. You most likely didn’t know that food manufacturers hide harmful ingredients that consumers are conscious about, like MSG, so they don’t appear on the label.

Or that the food industry tries to make you believe ingredients, like Aspartame or Nutrasweet, canola oil, soybean oil, Olestra and Splenda are healthy for you, when in fact they’re not. The food industry is outright lying to you.

"This little book should be in every food buyer's possession.  I highly recommend it. Anyone who takes the responsibility of buying food ... should have this book as a guide. It gives the bottom line of what many of the common chemicals that are used in the processing of our foods do to our bodies. You don't have to be a PhD to understand what's spelled out so well in this pocket size book, you only have to have the courage to follow its inherent message and be well on your way to being healthy again." 
- Razel

Your family’s health is at stake!

The FDA is not going to protect you. FDA officials have been known to leave the FDA and go to work for the food industry. Food industry officials have been given positions in the FDA. This is what the Townsend Letter for Doctors called “The Revolving Door of Employment” between the FDA and the food industry. It’s happened in the past and it’s still happening now.

You’re bombarded with so much misinformation from the media – newspaper, magazines, radio and TV – it’s no wonder you have a hard time determining what’s healthy and what’s not. Often, even doctors are misled and fooled about what’s really healthy.

Sadly, the main objective of the food industry is not to produce foods that are good and healthy for you. It’s to make a profit—even if it kills you.

You need a reliable source of accurate information, about the chemicals that are put in your food; one that you can trust to tell you the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.


FOOD ADDITIVES: A Shopper’s Guide To What’s Safe & What’s Not …

... gives you all the information you need to
  • Read labels right to save your life
  • Identify – quickly and easily – dangerous ingredients in your food   
  • Avoid hidden MSG – a flavor enhancer that kills brain cells – in common foods you eat every day
  • Never again be fooled by deceptive food packaging
  • Be an informed consumer – know the REAL facts about food additives that could destroy your health

"Even though you know instinctively that many food additives are bad for you, you will be shocked when you actually read what these things can do to you. The rating system is very helpful to know which items are poorly tested and unsafe to eat, versus those that may only cause an allergic reaction. The book is small and I carry it with me every day."
- A reader from Sydney, Australia

FOOD ADDITIVES: A Shopper's Guide To What's Safe & What's Not, Revised 2007 edition is a handy pocket sized book. It gives you the safety ratings on more than 1000 commonly used food additives. You can easily fit it in your pocket or purse and take it to the grocery store every time you shop. It’s a quick reference that allows you to identify the ingredients in foods that are harmful to you and your family. It will help you to choose safe and healthy foods and avoid those foods with ingredients that are unsafe or could cause allergic reactions.

Ask Yourself These Questions…
  • Do you want to live a healthy life?
  • Do you want health for your children and those you care about?
  • Is it worth eliminating foods that could kill you from your diet now and forever?
  • Is the small cost of this book worth saving your life and the lives of your children and the loved ones you feed every day?
  • In the grocery store, are the few moments it takes to read the labels and check your shoppers guide worth your life and the lives of those you love?
If your answers to these simple questions are yes, then PLEASE change your food buying habits forever.

Be an informed consumer… NOW.

How?

Carry Food Additives: A Shopper’s Guide … with you every time you enter a grocery store and use it to save your precious life and the lives of those dear to you!


Dr. Christine H. Farlow, D.C.
144 pages
ISBN 978-0-9635635-8-3
4 x 6 3/4
$8.95



BUY NOW! And start saving your life
and those of your family

What’s NEW in this edition...

  • How the Safety Classifications Were Determined
  • IARC Classifications Regarding Cancer Risk
  • Genetically Modified (GM) Foods
  • Why Should You Care if You’re Eating GM Food?
  • Food Irradiation
  • Labeling of Fresh Produce
  • More than 200 New Additives
The book is clear, concise and easy to use. It includes new additives not included in the earlier editions.


FREE Bonuses

1. Aspartame Special Report This report is condensed from a two-hour keynote address Dr. Farlow gave at a women’s conference in July 2000. She spent hundreds of hours researching aspartame. She wanted to find out the truth. She uncovered the facts about
  • how the research was done,
  • who did the research,
  • what part of the research findings was presented to the FDA
  • what was withheld from the FDA prior to approval,
  • what are the chemicals that make up aspartame
  • how safe are they
  • how stable are they
  • why aspartame was approved when the FDA board of inquiry found it unsafe
  • the FDA Director hired to get aspartame approved, who then left the FDA to work for the aspartame industry
  • what foods, vitamins, OTC medications and prescription medications contain aspartame
  • how to tell if a product contains aspartame if it’s not listed on the label
  • adverse reactions that many people suffer as a result of consuming aspartame
  • what diseases can be misdiagnosed when it is really an aspartame reactions
2. MSG Safety Report MSG is a neurotoxin. It affects how your brain functions. Dr. Farlow states that “It scared me when it was messing with my brain and I didn’t know what was happening.” She’s done the research and found the facts about MSG safety. In this report, you will learn about
  • Baby formulas that contain MSG
  • Companies that have listed “No MSG” on their labels when the product did contain MSG
  • Why some people have MSG reactions after eating certain fruits or vegetables
  • Hidden sources of MSG
  • Ingredients that always contain MSG
  • Ingredients that frequently contain MSG
  • Foods that frequently contain MSG
  • Non-food products that may contain MSG and give you an MSG reaction
  • Other ingredients that MSG sensitive people may react to
  • Symptoms caused by MSG
  • Other reputable resources for MSG information
3. The Stevia Story Stevia is an ancient herb used for hundreds of years by the natives of Paraguay and Brazil for its medicinal properties and sweetness. In this report, you will learn about
  • The different forms of stevia
  • The benefits of stevia
  • The difference between Paraguayan and Chinese Stevia and which is superior
  • The safety of stevia
  • Why stevia was banned in the US
  • How to substitute stevia for sugar
  • How to use stevia to improve your digestion
  • How to use stevia to reduce wrinkles and heal blemishes
  • Dr. Farlow’s favorite recipe for the healthiest applesauce bread, sugar-free, sweetened with stevia   
"This book is fabulous and every one should not only read it but carry it with them when they shop."
- Chelsea Thompson


Christine H. Farlow, D.C.
144 pages
ISBN 978-0-9635635-8-3
4 x 6 3/4
$8.95


BUY NOW! Make sure the foods
you’re eating and feeding your
family are SAFE!



©2007-2013 Christine H. Farlow, D.C., "The Ingredients Investigator"

Dr. Christine H. Farlow, D.C.
Dr Christine H Farlow, DC

Dr. Farlow. is "The Ingredients Investigator." She has been investigating and researching the safety of ingredients used in food, cosmetics and personal care products since 1991. She is committed to finding the truth about these chemicals, many not adequately tested and used far too often, by manufacturers in products we put in and on our bodies.

Dr. Farlow's interest in the study of ingredient safety started with the "Healthy Eating" classes she held in her office. Each class included learning how to read and understand the ingredients on food labels. This led to the writing of her first book, FOOD ADDITIVES: A Shopper's Guide To What's Safe & What's Not, first published in 1993, and now in its fifth revision, the 2007 Revised Edition.

In Latin, doctor means teacher. Dr. Farlow takes this seriously. She is dedicated to getting her message out and teaching people about how the choices we make about simple things like the food we eat and the products we use on our skin can have long-term detrimental effects on our health. Many of the diseases we see today, like cancer, heart disease and diabetes are related to our lifestyle choices. And we have control over the choices we make.

Dr. Farlow is a Doctor of Chiropractic with a specialty in Nutrition. She practices chiropractic and nutritional counseling at her office in Escondido, CA, and also does telephone consultations.

Dr. Farlow is a veteran at teaching people how to make healthy choices about what they put in and on their body. She has been counseling patients since 1984 and has helped thousands of people improve their health through chiropractic, nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices.



"A great pocket resource in understanding labeleze."
-Earl Mindell, R.Ph., Ph.D., Author of The Vitamin Bible


Changed my life! About 1 year ago, I began having a lot of pain in my joints. After several doctors, I still did not have an explanation of why my joints hurt and why I was gaining weight even though I had always exercised and watched my diet.

One doctor mentioned that red meat could trigger arthritis. I decided to find out more about nutrition and since I have a severe peanut allergy, I wanted to find out if any of the "safe" foods I was eating could contain peanuts.

When I bought "Food Additives : A Shopper's Guide To What's Safe & What's Not,” I was shocked to find out that many of the additives that I assumed were safe actually contained peanuts.

This book has become my "nutrition bible" I carry it with me wherever I go. Since using this book, I have been able to avoid many additives that could be harmful to me. Within 1 month, I was able to begin an exercise program again without pain and I actually lost the weight I had gained. Christine Hoza Farlow's book is very easy to use and small enough to fit in your pocket or purse. The material is straight-forward and lets you make quick choices that fit your nutritional needs whether you have allergies or simply want to avoid all the carcinogens that are popping up everywhere.

I have several other books about food additives, but I still seem to go back to this one. If you're looking for a simple approach to understanding labels, A Shopper's Guide To What' s Safe & What's Not is definitely the book for you!
- Johanne Schwartz from Covina, CA



Excellent pocket size reference for food shopping! Provides valuable information to you when you need it, as it is small and portable. Helps when you're looking at boxes and cans and can't decipher what's actually inside.
- A reader, San Diego, CA



Dear Dr. Farlow:

In order for people today to protect themselves from harmful ingredients, even walking through a so-called "Natural Foods" or health foods store is not enough.

"Mrs. Gooch's," in Los Angeles, was created by a woman who nearly died.  Yes, Sandy Gooch, was fortunate to have a chemist-father, as the story goes, who discovered she was literally dying from the chemicals in a popular soda that many people drink.  Often this soda is even recommended to assist with "upset stomach!"  Such products are so commonplace and present similar dangers to ANYONE who, unthinkingly, just drinks/eats/wears what is out there because it is convenient, handy or close by.

After Mrs. Sandy Gooch's nearly lethal health challenge was reversed, she decided to create "Mrs. Gooch's" as a way to protect the consumer.  It was possible to walk through the store and NOT read the ingredients, because so much care had gone in to protecting consumers.  But when "Mrs. Gooch's" Stores were acquired, products began appearing on the shelves with ingredients that indicated it was NO LONGER POSSIBLE TO FEEL SAFE.  Yes, products appeared that contained ingredients known to be harmful.  Some naturopathic doctors even recommend that all so-called "healthy" oils, for example, are not so healthy and that it may be preferred to concentrate on specific oils that are better or healthier for us.

The point is that NO ONE IS SAFE, even in health food stores.  It does not matter, it seems, where you shop.  Even ingredients/products promoted as "healthy" or "safe" may not be so, may even contain allergens for some, and that is where your hard, dedicated work to protect consumers comes in:

·  FOOD ADDITIVES: A Shopper's Guide To What's Safe & What's Not

·  HEALTHY EATING: For Extremely Busy People Who Don't Have Time For It

·  DYING TO LOOK GOOD: The Disturbing Truth About What's Really in Your Cosmetics, Toiletries and Personal Care Products

The three books you offer have become ESSENTIAL companions to shoppers everywhere.  If people want to make informed decisions, they have to rely on experts like yourself who are trustworthy and who do enough investigating to produce recommendations that will, in fact, protect us from all the many dangers that lurk out there.

As we go about our daily lives, oftentimes NOT thinking about what's good to eat, what's good to clean with, what's good to use as cosmetics, toiletries and personal care products, we may even be using so-called "healthy" products with ingredients touted to be safe and found in health food stores that may, in fact, NOT be so healthy after all.  So often, for example, it is possible to come across products that contain ingredients like chemical preservatives with the justification for their inclusion:  "They protect against the buildup of harmful yeast" or "They are in very small quantities, so are not harmful," etc.  What such products/ingredients contain are POTENTIALLY LETHAL INGREDIENTS TO WHICH ANYONE CAN HAVE AN ACUTE ALLERGIC REACTION OR DEVELOP A LONG-TERM SUBTLE DISEASE WHICH CAN, EVENTUALLY, BECOME LETHAL.

Do consumers want to protect themselves and those they care about? What information is it possible to rely upon?  Do we want to walk through product aisles and "hope for the best?" Or, to we want to read books you offer that are so easy, simple and well-researched that, finally, we have a way to protect our best interests?

Yes, your books offer us the safety and reassurance that it is possible to walk through the aisles as protected consumers!

If we care enough about our families and friends and business associates – anyone with whom we may share foods/products with, then it becomes our responsibility to walk through the aisles of any store armed with the protection offered from the many, many hours and years of research to which you have dedicated your career. 

Yes it may take some effort and education to protect us, but your books make it so much easier.  What is needed now is a way to walk into ANY supermarket, even "natural" foods/products and "health" stores, so that  informed decisions can be made.  With your books, is possible to choose products that – despite some information being shared to suggest that the products/foods are okay – will protect us in the long run.

It is so true that "You are what you eat."

It is also true that the skin is the largest organ of the body and literally absorbs whatever is placed onto the surface.  

Thus the stomach (eat) and the skin (body surface) both are conveyors of whatever ingredients placed onto or inside of our bodies. Even the water we wash with is not something we think about, but it is possible to install filters/showers that will protect our bodies totally immersed by water every time we bathe!

Your books will protect any consumer who does not want to risk the ill health challenges and the eventual dangers that can lead to grave disease(s) and even death!

It is hard to think of anything more important!  Do we want to live symptom-free?  Do we want to avoid illness?  Do we want to "Improve Health Maintenance?"

Everyone touts education as a "ticket to success."  Dr. Christine Farlow's books are the TICKET TO SAFETY in living! 

Respectfully,

Burton Danet, Ph.D., Co-Founder,
A Better Community For All (ABC4All)
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