There’s been a lot of discussion lately about azodicarbonamide, also known as ADA. It’s an industrial chemical used in the plastics industry to produce small gas bubbles; almost like carbonated plastic. It’s what makes yoga mats and flip flops strong, light, and spongy. However, at some point, some yo-yo minded “food scientist” thought azodicarbonamide’s foam producing qualities would make bread better and commercial bakeries began to use it as a dough conditioner to make bread more fluffy. Yuck.
Have you ever felt head fog while using your laptop or cell phone? Did getting up and getting away from it for a few minutes provide much needed clarity? It may be as simple as needing a break… or you may have felt a sensitivity to electronic or magnetic fields. Electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) and radio frequencies (RF) surround and bombard us every day. WiFi, cell phones, laptops… I’m no technophobe but technology is the culprit here. Now, you could dump all your technology and, believe it or not, many people [...]
Radiation is all around us. Power lines, appliances, and electronic devices all emit electromagnetic frequencies. One source that many of us keep close, perhaps too close, are cell phones, tablets, and other mobile devices. They all use radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic energy, a form of non-ionizing radiation, to communicate. Research has shown that this type of radiation is not benign or harmless to the human body, especially children. Exposure to cell phone and Wifi radiation has been linked to fatigue, dizziness, mental fog, and even worse.
The recent revelation that Subway bread contains azodicarbonamide has gotten a lot of attention. And it should, azodicarbonamide is an industrial chemical used to make yoga mats, shoe rubber, and synthetic leather. Although there’s no reason for it to be in bread, it has, in fact, been used for decades as a dough conditioner. However, the public backlash was so great that Subway has stated it will cease to use azodicarbonamide… although they stopped short of providing concrete deadlines as to when, so be aware. But still, what is azodicarbonamide? [...]
It’s been nearly three years since the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011 but the after-effects continue. The earthquake and subsequent tsunami killed more than 20,000 men, women and children, devastated areas of northeast Japan, and brought untold horror and misery to many survivors. The core meltdown and release of radioactive material at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant exacerbated the already apocalyptic situation to a major Level 7 Nuclear disaster which even led Japan’s Prime Minister to fear for the existence of Japan!  The entire time, [...]