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Download A Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives. - epub

by ruth winter




Download A Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives. - epub
ISBN: 0517501236
ISBN13: 978-0517501238
Category: Science
Subcategory: Agricultural Sciences
Author: ruth winter
Language: English
Publisher: Crown Publishers (1972)
Pages: 235 pages
ePUB size: 1970 kb
FB2 size: 1245 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 600
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I have severe food allergies, and must take great care to avoid the foods/ingredients that can trigger a severe allergic reaction. While I find this book to be of some use, it would help me more if it gave more indication what the various additives are derived from. I found one glaring error in the book, that could have been a disaster for me, if I didn't already know about it. The entry for citric acid said it is derived from citrus, or other fruit, but in this country, it is usually derived from corn. Since I have very severe reactions from ingesting corn, this error could have been very serious for me. There are many entries that don't give a clue as to what the additive is derived from. So it is of limited value to the food allergic. However, I give this book high marks for alerting people to the toxic nature of many of the additives that are put in our foods. Most people don't have a clue to what these toxins can do to their health. And this book tells what might harm them. I highly recommend this book to everyone! Even the food allergic can benefit from the advice about hazardous additives.
Reddefender
This is a good reference book to have on your shelf. It may not expound for pages and pages on every item, but it certainly gives a reasonably good yet brief definition of each entry. While I was surprised to see certain entries, such as oregano and cinnamon, I was not surprised at all to see such entries as aspartame, azo dyes, and monosodium glutamate.
The companion book "A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients" is a good complement to this book.
xander
This is one of my best purchases...A good read if this subject is in your interests. I use it all of the time to refresh my memory. Usually have it in my handbag when I grocery shop.
crazy mashine
This book is a wonderfull reasource, not only will it alert the person with sensitivitys to many food additives about the danjors of them, but it may also help prevent varyouse diseases and conditions. This book will scare you if you thought the FDA would keep you safe. This is a good thing a skeptic is almost always the right approch to any thing, espectally with something most important as your helth.
But be where because as other reviewers have noted as well as myself there are severe and serouse gaps, as the chyropratic student noted it is missing vital informaiton of the effect of MSG and aspertame sold under the brand name of netura-sweet with out all of the techinal language assocated with this person's review (-which was excelent) I am wrighting a 50 page thesis on MSG (monosodium glutamate) and I have noted that Ms. Winter has left out information not disclosed by the FDA such as which substances contain ohter substances with out the mention of it, for example MSG can be labled: Glutamate, Hydrolozed protein, Gelatin, Autolized plant protein, Autolized yeast, Calcium caseinate, an others it may also be FOUND IN not just labled as Barly malt, skim milk, Pectin, "flavor" both natural and artifical, most corn syrup, and amost anything containin soy this includes Soy protein, and soy sauce, anything enriched, and most low and no fat items!
all of thise where missed, including the toxicisity of them it is true that MSG has been labled GRAS generally reconized as safe but, if she is going to rely soly on their evidence who cares about a book why not just eat everything the FDA permits!
Dr. Blaylock in his book "Excitotoxins, The Taste That Kills" has this to say about MSG
"there are quite possibly thousands of poeple walkin garound in a perfectly normal state of health, who have a weakness for one of these inhearted neurodegenrative diseases [such as Altzhimer's, parkinsons and others]. High levels of MSG [found in the american diet], or one of the other excitotoxins [including aspertame], could tip the scales and precipitate the full blown disease -which is an excelet reason to avoid all excitotoxic food additives." page 124
Dr. Blaylock can be very clear and his book is a definite buy if you want to unerstand why, but it can get a little coplicated.
IN CONCLUSION - buy the book but be very sceptical of some things she says are safe because they are not, for more info on MSG and it's toxic effect I would recomend [...] this may help you be comprehencive and lead a helthy life but remember it is a tool, use it as far as it goes and when it stops get another tool, reaserch it to death, this is your life, your helth, your body, take care of it! This book may help so I would recomend buying it, but do not rely on it as a an only resource cross check what she says! I would also like to thank her for wrighting this informative book!
Jerdodov
such a good book. full of information to help me when i do my food shopping tours with clients. havent found a aditive that wasnt in this book yet.
love it
Ce
I use Ruth Winter's books on COSMETIC INGREDIENTS, MEDICINES, and FOOD ADDITIVES as reference books and find them quite helpful and informative. It is absolutely amazing how many ingredients can be listed on the back of a jar of cleansing cream, a tube of hand cream, or a can of soup. Simply identifying the salt and sugar isn't enough. We need to know about food substitutes, as well as other ingredients, many of them added to improve the appearance of the substance for sale, that can harm us and/or interfere with prescription drugs.

Now, you may be concerned about what is in your prescription medication, but if you are like most of us, you probably take over-the-counter drugs without a thought. After all, if they don't have to be licensed and disseminated by a pharmacy, they must be okay. Right? Wrong!! There is something called a synergistic effect. For example, consumers have been warned recently about the interaction between ibuprofen and statin drugs. Unfortunately, by the time the government steps in, many people may have been harmed. It pays to be informed and Winter's books are a good step in that direction.

I am a big fan of herbal remedies, but they need to be subjected to research and review in the same way synthetic drugs are studied. Heck, Parsley, can cause skin irritations.

If you want to acquire a little light on the subject of ingredients, consider buying all Winter's books. She has been published in Family Circle and Reader's Digest magazines as well as Homeopathic and Herbal publications.

Her books are so effective, I wonder how long it will be before the government kills the messenger, not by silencing Winter, but by withholding the identity of the contents of various products and reversing the `truth in labeling' and `organic measures enacted in the past. Of course, they can and do go to the other extreme and ban items that are only harmful if they are misused.