Attention parents and Flinstones enthusiasts! Just when you thought you were doing the right thing by giving your child these cute little colorful vitamins, we are thrown a curve ball. In a recent article by GreenMed it has been shown that Flinstone’s childrens vitamins, “Pediatricians #1 Choice,” contain ingrediants such as Aspartame, GMO Corn starch, Hydrogenated oil, and other hazardous chemicals! Not sure why these are bad? (Check out my last few posts and I explain all the gory details of aspartame, gmos, and more)
That’s right, these “vitamins” claim to be filling a nutritional void in our children, but in fact they are doing more harm than good. In fact – the product even has a “do not overdose” disclaimer on it – because in fact the artificial iron put in these vitamins could be TOXIC if taken in large quantities. Poison control huh? Just who I want to call when I think I’m aiding my child’s nutrition.
Don’t believe it? Well Europe does! In fact, according to Natural News, many of the substances used in these vitamins are considered HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES in Europe!
How can this be? Well marketing has managed to make these cute cartoon friends seem safer, more delicious, and friendlier then anything out there. In fact I am sure if I asked, these vitamins are the first children’s vitamins to come to mind in both parents and kids. This marketing scam is surely doing one thing, convincing us to buy. The thing it is not doing is the reason we want the vitamins, to nourish and aid the development and growth of our children.
What should we use instead? Parents looking for an alternative to commercial vitamins like Flintstones should check out whole food-based vitamin supplement brands like MegaFood, Garden of Life, and Pure Synergy. These brands use vitamins and nutrients derived from whole foods rather than laboratory concoctions, which means the body can assimilate them more effectively. Protect your children and stay clear from these toxic cartoon chewables.
Many of us understand the harms of alcohol and cigarettes, but what about the harms of diet soda? Everyday millions of Americans are drinking glass after glass of diet drinks with the notion that it is simply healthier than regular soda due to its low calorie content. Unfortunately this couldn’t be further from the truth. Studies from natural news have shown that the leading chemical in diet soda may actually be breeding more cancer cells than the 4,000 chemicals in cigarettes combined. What chemical is this you may ask, well I’d like you to meet aspartame.
Aspartame is one of the most common artificial sweeteners in use today and is sold under the brand names NutraSweet and Equal. Aspartame is made up of three chemicals: aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and methanol. Cancer thrives in an acidic body where the cells are deprived of oxygen and nutrients – and this stuff deprives the heck out of them. Please keep in mind all artificial sweeteners do this, including the ever so popular Splenda (so keep away from that stuff to!)
According to an article in FitDay, aspartame not only results in cancer, but can cause mood disorders, birth defects, and brain damage. High levels of aspartame cause changes in the serotonin levels which can lead to behavioral problems, depression and other emotional disorders. Before a child is born, its nervous system is vulnerable to any dangerous excitotoxins that the mother may consume. Too much exposure to phenylalanine or aspartic acid may cause irreversible brain damage and other serious birth defects. In terms of brain damage, formaldehyde, a product of methanol (something in aspartame), gathers in certain areas of the brain causing degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and ALS. Yes folks – FORMALDEHYDE, something we use to embalm dead people, is inside this stuff!
Believe it or not, drinking 3 diet sodas per day is more dangerous than smoking a pack of cigarettes, about 20, a day. Although diet sodas contain less chemicals than cigarettes, these specific “diet” chemicals are choking cells and mutating DNA at a higher rate, leading to chronic disorders of the digestive track, breakdown of the CNS and ultimately leads to the development of cancerous tumors.
Numerous holistic doctors and articles have labeled aspartame as the most dangerous substance added to food today, yet it is legal? HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? The FDA has managed to justify this stuff as “legal”, dispite the numerous studies and dangerous findings simply because money talks. In this corrupt world we live, they would rather simply serve us poison if we pay for it vs. protect our health. If you think for a second the FDA has your best interest in mind before that of profit, you are naive. Please take this into consideration folks, as the only person that has your best interest at heart is you, and the more you know the better. Don’t let the commercials of models glugging down Diet Coke fool you, this drink will not only result in weight gain, but will more likely result in you being a corpse than a model. Marketers have one thing in mind, and trust me its NOT your health. With that said please think the next time you go to drink a diet soda, or add some Splenda to your coffee. Can’t live without diet soda, well then you won’t be living much longer. Can’t live without a sweetener? Try Stevia! Stevia, a natural herb, is a great sweetener substitute that is actually healthy! You can read more about it here.