I remember years ago, reading some of these articles and research in areas in Europe and in places like New Zealand and Japan, there were all of these things that were banned by those countries but were allowed to be in the food and the skincare and body products in the U.S. that were legal but they had even been linked to severe side effects such as hypothyroidism, autoimmune disease, cancer, organ failure and a whole lot more.
I read an article a few years ago that was titled, “Tilapia is Worse for You than Bacon.” We know tilapia is the most common, along with salmon, farm-raised fish available on the market today.
And farm-raised fish, just think about this, they swim in a really small enclosed area. And the diet that they’re fed of fish feed but it’s genetically modified corn, genetically modified soy, sugar, hydrogenated oils and that’s pretty much it. That’s what they eat, and actually food colorings and other chemicals. That’s what those fish eat.
When those fish eat all those toxins, remember this principle, you are what you eat what they ate. If a cow eats grasses, that are full of omega-3s, reduces inflammation. If a cow eats grains and GMO corn, they’re full of omega-6 fats that cause inflammation. Same with fish.
If fish feed on other fish and algae and bugs and these things that are real food for them, their tissues are typically full of like salmon, their tissues are full of omega-3 fats. In fact, salmon, if it’s wild-caught, is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory foods on the planet, but farm-raised salmon contains high levels of dioxins and PCBs, which have been linked to liver and kidney failure and cancer. Stay completely away from farm-raised fish.
Now the dairy industry has been telling you for a long time that milk builds strong bones. Milk is great for your body. There are chemicals like RBST and RBGH. This is recumbent bovine growth hormone. There are loads of steroids and growth hormones that are still found in our conventional dairy products today.
And this is something that is actually banned in Europe, in Israel, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. And it’s not just RBGH, there are a number of other steroids and growth hormones found in our dairy supply.
Organic raw milk is fine. Coconut milk, almond milk, stay away from all conventional dairy. Make sure if you’re buying dairy, it is certified organic or raised organically from a local farmer.
Again this is a big surprise for a lot of people. Listen, in fact, there was a study found on our milk supply that actually said there is an average of 21 chemicals and medications in your average glass of milk that you buy at the convenience store and again, go organic with dairy.
Olestra (Fat-free chips)
When you see something that says low fat or no fat on the label, that typically means run in the other direction. This is banned in the U.K. and Canada. Olestra is found in fat-free chips. I think there’s actually a lot more countries it’s banned in now.
But olestra actually was causing diarrhea and leaky gut syndrome, intestinal permeability, which we know over time can lead to other health issues. So olestra, fat-free chips, again, it destroys the small intestine, the gut lining. Stay away from that chemical.
This might surprise you now. Maybe you don’t eat a lot of papayas, but there’s a lot of genetically modified food. You want to stay away from all GMO foods. But GMO foods, specifical papaya, is banned throughout the entire European Union.
We’re actually changing the actual natural foods that God created for the worse. We’re killing off bees. That’s a whole other topic.
BVO Flame Retardants
They’re actually found in sports drinks and soda. So there’s a soda, It’s a bright yellow-greenish color. Those are flame retardants. It’s brominated vegetable oil they’re adding to those chemicals. They’re adding flame retardants to our kids’ sports drinks into sodas today.
BVOs, these have been linked to thyroid problems. They’ve been linked to intestinal inflammation throughout the entire body. We know most diseases today are inflammatory in nature. Arthritis is inflammation of your joints. Ulcerative colitis is inflammation of the colon.
You know, a lot of kids today that struggle with ADHD that in part is caused by leaky gut syndrome which then affects the brain. So BVO and these flame retardants absolutely contribute to all of those issues. So when you see a brightly colored slushy or a soft drink or soda or a sports drink, those are chemicals they added, and some of them are flame retardants, those are banned in the entire European Union, all over Europe. They’re banned in Japan. They are still legal in the U.S. today. It is crazy that this is still going on and possible.
Now, praise the lord that so many of the restaurants today and bars and things have actually banned smoking because we know that secondhand smoke, not even doing it yourself, secondhand smoke has been linked to cancer.
It’s one of the biggest cancer causers, and actually, in Bhutan in Asia, an area of Asia, it’s been completely banned altogether. And I wouldn’t argue that because think about how secondhand smoke, it’s not just affecting the person smoking, it’s affecting everyone around them.
When you’re buying meat products, whether it be beef or chicken, go organic. Arsenic in chicken or conventional chicken is banned throughout the European Union.
Arsenic is used in the chicken feed today. We want to stay completely away from those pesticides, those chemicals. When you’re buying chicken, turkey, any type of meat, if you go organic, you’re going to know it’s not going to contain those high levels of arsenic and other chemicals.
We know excess arsenic actually can deposit in the brain and nerve tissue causing neurological disease over time. It’s something that you absolutely want to stay completely away from.