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Food Additives are a common cause of food sensitivities and intolerances. Manufactured/processed foods commonly use food additives.  The purpose of these food additives is to: preserve, color/dye, flavor, improve food texture, provide longer shelf-life, enhance the appearance and prevent pests from consuming the food.

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In those who are overburdened, the immune system becomes provoked and over-reactive to common additives in food. It is typically not ONE factor alone that causes the immune system to go haywire. It is a combination of stress, an imbalance in gut microflora, toxic exposures, underlying infections, to name just a few.

Food Additive Examples

Food Coloring: Red #40, Blue #1
Gums & Thickening Agents: (Gum includes Arabic, Guar Gum, Carrageenan)
Pesticides: Glycophosphate, Deltamethrin
Preservatives & Antioxidants: Benzoic acid, Citric acid, Sorbic acid, Sulfites, and Nitrites
Sweeteners: Aspartame, Erythritol, Mannitol, Sucralose
Other: Bisphenol A (BPA), Latex

Food Additive Chart

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