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Chemicals Linked to Breathing & Health Issues

January 19, 2017

Chemicals in our environment and foods have always been a concern to many people. I was one of those who believed that the additives they put in our food were safe. Some are, but the majority are not. Some additives may not harm us, but they often diminish the nutritional value of our food like fluoride. Fluoride may help to reduce tooth decay, but it also diminishes the body’s ability to absorb magnesium. Item #2 is one that I’ve started from reading various articles about additives’ effects on our human bodies which is why some of the chemicals don’t have the problem they cause. It’s a work in progress, but I haven’t spent much time on it. I have an allergy to several food colors (it’s narrowed down to reds and yellows) so additives have become of interest to me. My apologies. I started out with a different blog in mind, but somehow it got turned around to this. Take what you want from it and forgive my Senior Moment. ~ Connie

(1) 12 Foods That May Help You Breathe Better
Reader’s Digest BY ASHLEY LEWIS
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Need a breath of fresh air? Chow down on these foods for a great pair of lungs and a full body health boost.

Acrylic Acid – respiratory toxin; causes asthma
Benzalkonium Chloride – can trigger asthma
Benzyl Alcohol – strong neurotoxicant
Bronopol (2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol) – strongest lung & skin toxicant
Ceteareth – lung irritant
Coal Tar –
Cocamide DEA
Petrochemicals (paraffin, mineral oil, petroleum, petrolatum, vaseline) – respiratory toxin

(3) Clogged arteries will affect your breathing since your lungs can’t get the oxygen they need.
5 Toxic Chemicals That Can Clog Your Arteries
Cardiologist Joel K. Kahn, MD, advises people to avoid exposure to these heart-harming toxins in his book The Whole Heart Solution. (Reader’s Digest Association Books)
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(4) Many consumer products contain this common antimicrobial agent which can have a negative impact on the human health.
Triclosan is a synthetic antimicrobial agent that can upset bacterial communities in the gut, a new study suggests. Use of triclosan can also lead to ‘superbugs’ which are bacteria that are fully resistant to antimicrobials (e.g. antibiotics).
Triclosan was first introduced in the 1970s in hospital scrub soap and is now found in many consumer products
HealthiestBlog  12TH JUNE 2016   MINA DEAN

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