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.
What if I told you that I knew a secret to protecting your health and possibly preventing health concerns in your future?..what if I told you it was by avoiding something that is now uncontrollably taking over our food supply? ..what if I told you if you keep buying food from large corporations you will likely develop cancer in 20-30 years time? Its time to address a higher level issue, something that is effecting the majority of food we consume, something called GMOs.
The US is currently replacing our real food supply with fake genetically engineered foods, foods that studies show animals avoid and DIE from eating! This WILL result in a multitude of increased health problems for our generation, especially cancer.
What are GMOs? According to NonGMOProject, “GMOs, also known as genetically modified organisms, are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses or other plants and animals. These experimental combinations of genes from different species cannot occur naturally. Virtually all commercial GMOs are engineered to withstand direct application of herbicide and/or to produce an insecticide. Despite biotech industry promises, none of the GMO traits currently on the market offer increased yield, drought tolerance, enhanced nutrition, or any other consumer benefit. Meanwhile, a growing body of evidence connects GMOs with health problems, environmental damage and violation of farmers’ and consumers’ rights.”
Basically, GMOs result in fake frankenfoods that are cheaper and last longer then real food, but offer no benefit at all to the consumer. Why would these exist you ask? Because a company Monsanto is currently running and corrupting the agricultural pipeline, is steamrolling this movement for one reason only, to profit.
In fact, “Most developed nations don’t consider GMOs to be safe. In more than 60 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs. In the U.S., the government has approved GMOs based on studies conducted by the same corporations that created them and profit from their sale.” The fact that other countries REFUSE to use this stuff and we do not BLOWS MY MIND. Leave it to America, land of the free, to choose money and profit over the well being of the people.
What can you do? Fortunately there is this awesome website nongmoproject.org that provides us with all the info we need to know and exactly where we can go to buy non-gmo foods. Click here for a list of non-gmo food brands. It sucks that in today’s world we have to work so hard to protect our health, but I dare you. Take a look at the list above and next time your hungry, think twice before grabbing a bag of Doritos. In any instance of world crisis we quickly reach for survival guides or ways to survive. Well think of this list above as your survival guide, because believe me, it will be.