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Doctor insights on: What Are Some Chemical Causes Of Food Borne Diseases

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What can a mother do better to teach her children how to live a healthy lifestyle? It's so scary grocery shopping nowadays. There's so much gmo's in our foods today. Not to mention all the chemicals known to cause cancer and other diseases too. I try t

What can a mother do better to teach her children how to live a healthy lifestyle? It's so scary grocery shopping nowadays.  There's so much gmo's in our foods today.  Not to mention all the chemicals known to cause cancer and other diseases too.  I try t

To : To maintain your sanity as a mother, you have to do our best and not be overwhelmed by all the things you read on the internet. When i look at topics posted, alot are not based on true science. It's hard to really know what to trust and what not to trust. As your budget allows try to avoid alot of processed foods. Organic is good but expensive. If you have outdoor space, grow a garden with your child/children. You may also have a nearby community garden spce if you don't have room where you live. Join a local coop for organic veggies and fruit. These local coops are great way to reduce the cost of organic produce. Wash fruits and vegetables well before consuming. Control what you can and try not to get too anxious about what you can't. ...Read more

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How is it that food borne chemical toxins cause diabetes?

How is it that food borne chemical toxins cause diabetes?

Mostly a myth: Free speech allows people to promote concerns about "artificial chemicals in food" with little real evidence. The mainstream "processed food" diet in fact has much that is unhealthy. Diabetes is an autoimmune (type i) or genetically programmed, lifestyle-modified (type ii) disease & so far nobody's demonstrated to real scientists any strong relationship with "chemicals." stay fit & eat sensibly. ...Read more

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What are the ways that food borne chemical toxins cause diabetes?

What are the ways that food borne chemical toxins cause diabetes?

Mostly mythical: Type i diabetes is a smoldering autoimmune disease with stronger (and still dubious) links to viruses than to chemicals. Type ii diabetes is genetically programmed and can be staved off fairly well by staying physically fit. While your physician is required by law to tell you the truth as hard-headed experimental science best understands it, internet scare sites finance themselves by misleading u. ...Read more

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Can you get diseases from food in plastic, like to the chemicals from the plastic go in to the food?

Can you get diseases from food in plastic, like to the chemicals from the plastic go in to the food?

No risk, no worry: For the most part, government regulation -- especially in industrialized countries like Canada -- require plastics that come into contact with food to be entirely safe. Mostly there is no contamination of the food with the plastic or chemicals in it; or it is minor and believed to be harmless. This isn't anything to worry about. ...Read more

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What should you do if you find food in your cupboard with chemicals thought to cause cancer?

What should you do if you find food in your cupboard with chemicals thought to cause cancer?

Throw out: If you are convinced by information about certain foods that have incorporated cancer causing chemicals, then discard them, do not buy them again and read labels carefully in the store. Most foods are carefully regulated and true cancer causing chemicals are mostly not allowed in food sold in usa stores. ...Read more

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6 yo boy will only eat certain texture foods. We have tried everything. New foods cause him mental/physical distress. Who do we see? What disorder?

6 yo boy will only eat certain texture foods.  We have tried everything. New foods cause him mental/physical distress. Who do we see? What disorder?

Speech therapist: Many children show resistance to trying new foods as they reach the toddler stage, but most eventually outgrow this. If child gags or vomits when eating foods of certain textures, or appears anxious or fearful of new foods, he may have a feeding disorder.Young children may show an aversion to certain food textures because they lack the oral motor skills necessary to eat those foods. Contact doctor. ...Read more

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Could chemical products used in processed foods be the cause of diabetes type 2?

Could chemical products used in processed foods be the cause of diabetes type 2?

Diabetes Type 2: Chemicals can cause problems, but it is more likely that the processed foods are spiking your blood sugar. When a machine processes food, there is very little digesting to do, so it often turns quickly into sugar when you eat it. Not good at all. ...Read more