Welcome to my articles on what to avoid and why. You deserve radiant health and beauty! There are countless marketing scams and dangerous toxins out there. Instead of seething with anger and frustration, relax, breathe and try my healthy solutions. Yay! Our movement has reached a tipping point, and this is SO EXCITING! Click below to read all the latest research in toxins, health risks, and products to avoid. Here’s to your delicious health!  Jane


AVOID! Anti-bacterial soaps and hand-wipes

"Antibacterial Soap Is All Washed Up", says Dr. Mercola. Triclosan, the active ingredient in many antibacterial soaps and hand-wipes, banned in Minnesota effective 2017, is a chlorinated phenolic chemical that disrupts your hormones. Triclosan contributes to antibiotic resistance and superbugs, it doesn't affect viruses, and it's no better than soap and water for washing your hands. 

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AVOID! Grated Parmesan Cheese Contains Wood Cellulose

Uh Oh! Your grated Parmigiano Reggiano could contain more wood pulp than parmesan cheese, studies suggest. The FDA allows cheese to contain up to 4% cellulose. By Guest Writer Fiona MacDonald, ScienceAlert.com. Healthy Solution: Buy hard cheese and grate it yourself. Even better, try my dairy-free, vegan, Paleo Parmesan Cheese. You won't believe how delicious it tastes!! 

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AVOID! Monsanto’s Glyphosate Contaminates Organic Wheat

by Guest Writer Brian Shilhavy, Health Impact News Editor. Think you can avoid toxic glyphosate by buying organic? Think again. A new investigation by Tropical Traditions reveals that many US organic grains contain glyphosate residue at almost the same levels as conventional grains. 

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AVOID! Whole Foods Market’s Pesticide-Laden Strawberries

Beware of Toxic Pesticides in Strawberries at Whole Foods Markets! Most people know that strawberries absorb large quantities of pesticides when raised "conventionally" (EWG's Dirty Dozen List). So why is a huge display of conventional strawberries

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AVOID! BPA-free Plastics Labeled “BPS”

Yikes! University of Calgary scientists say BPS (bisphenol-S), the new alternative ingredient labeled “BPA-free”, disrupts normal brain-cell growth and leads to hyper-activity in children. Source: Washington Post, By Pulitzer Prizewinning Journalist Amy Ellis Nutt.

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AVOID! High Fructose Corn Syrup Renamed “Fructose”, Sold as Natural Sweetener!

Consumers are really getting that the quality of our food affects our waistline and our health. Now High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) can be sold in groceries as a natural sweetener! Healthy Solution: Natural zero glycemic sweeteners. Beware of: ‘fructose’‘fructose syrup’ and 'HFCS-90'. 

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AVOID! Genetically Engineered Salmon

Bad news! The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the first genetically modified food animal, an Atlantic salmon that grows twice as fast as natural salmon, with the insertion of genes from Chinook salmon and eelpout, an eel-like fish. Healthy solution: Buy wild Alaskan salmon.

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AVOID! Aspartame Re-Named AminoSweet

The Next Chapter in Aspartame’s Dangerous History, from LivingTraditionally.com. It’s important to know that toxic aspartame may be disguised as a new name in your favorite foods – Aminosweet. Healthy solution: Use zero-glycemic natural sweeteners instead.

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AVOID! Hidden Ingredients in Boxed Tea!

Beware of undisclosed ingredients in packaged teas in all grocery stores. A recent DNA study found 1/3 of herbal teas contain items not listed on labels. Healthy Solution: Forget boxed teas and tea bags. Use bulk teas with a tea ball like your grandma. Create your own combinations and save money!

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AVOID! Toxic “Natural Flavors”

By Jane Barthelemy.  When I see “Natural flavors” on a food label, I feel immediately anxious, unprotected, and suspicious. I conjure up bizarre images of chemical experiments in a food laboratory. What is the truth about “Natural Flavors”? What does the term mean? How can I protect myself

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AVOID! Top 10 Gluten Cross-Reactors

By Jane Barthelemy. Is your digestion stressed even when you avoid gluten? Do you notice emotional ups and downs that could be related to diet? Yes, certain foods cross-react with gluten. This means they create adverse reactions by themselves, or they make your response to gluten even worse.

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