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Never Eat What You Can't Pronounce

Cochineal extract, diacetyl, teriary butylhydroquinone, BHA, HFCS, MSG--it's not just knowing how to pronounce what's in your food, it's knowing what it does and how it can affect you that matters most. But with so many processed foods on the supermarket shelves and additives showing up in the most unlikely foods, that's certainly a tall order. An A-Z Guide to Food Additives will help consumers avoid undesirable food additives and show them which additives do no harm and may even be nutritious. Designed to fit in a purse or pocket, this little book will serve as an "additive translator" when navigating through the landmine field of additives or ingredients that may cause allergic reactions like headaches, fatigue, and breathing difficulties or those that cause bloating or make one hyperactive. Included are safety ratings to 300 ingredients and reference charts of such additives as those that may potentially cause cancer or allergic reactions or that should be limited for sodium-sensitive individuals. There is also essential nutrition advice, hints on what to look for when reading those unreadable ingredient labels, and even tips on buying fresh produce in order to avoid pesticides.

* The average American consumes about 150 pounds of food additives per year.

* Safety ratings on over 300 ingredients -- all based on the latest scientific evidence.

* Formatted for easy reference and small enough to carry along to the supermarket.

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Publisher: Conari Press
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Reviews:Barb Schiltz, MS, RN, C.N. wrote:

"Finally, a list of the top twelve additives to avoid. I now have a trusted resource regarding the 'loaded' issue of food additives and the conflicting information about these additives in our food supply. I have long waited for someone to write this book for my patients to refer to. Dr. Minich has thoroughly covered this topic, along with genetically modified foods, sugar substitutes, food colorings, and label reading. It is a must for your reference library." --Barb Schiltz, MS, RN, C.N.

Peter J. Voshol, Ph.D. wrote:

"A guide to make us understand why we need to return to the essence of our food." --Peter J. Voshol, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Integrative Physiology of Lipids and Glucose, Leiden University Medical Center

Rachel M. Minkin wrote:

"Minich's helpful and far-ranging explanation of additives includes a list of terminology consumers should learn as well as lists of the top food coloring and flavoring agents and artificial sweeteners. Highly recommended." --Library Journal, Rachel M. Minkin, Lansing Community Coll., MI

Robert H. Lerman, M.D., Ph.D. wrote:

"Dr. Minich has condensed a tremendous quantity of information into a clearly written and well researched reference guide filled with good advice for the health-conscious consumer. Her tips on hidden sources of gluten and her rating system for food additives are practical and useful. Removing her 'Top 12 Additives to Avoid in an Ideal World' from the American diet would be a great step towards better health. This is a book to read and to take along when supermarket shopping." --Robert H. Lerman, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Medicine and Extramural Clinical Research, Functional Medicine Research Center, MetaProteomics LLC

Nicole Zivalich, ND wrote:

"Deanna Minich is the genius of nutrition, a perfect blend of spirit and science. Dr. Minich has yet again created and delivered another piece of literary nutritional art. Skillfully detailed, you're guided through the maze of food additives and chemicals. With a deep sense of care, and a refusal to believe that a growing list of food chemical additives need stop consumers from making healthy and safe food choices, Minich details what you need to know to shop for and consume healthful foods." --Nicole Zivalich, ND

Michael Pollan wrote:

"Beware foods whose ingredient names you can't pronounce." --Michael Pollan, author of the best-selling The Omnivore's Dilemma


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