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happybird

(4,868 posts)
8. For many years I have thought all these
Tue Jun 11, 2019, 03:57 PM
Jun 2019

crazy food allergies young people now have must be due to something in processed foods. ADHD, too.

I was an oddball in grade school because I was the only kid who had allergies and related asthma (mold and mildew was the trigger). I've only known a handful of folks my age and older with food allergies, and it's always shellfish. Over 20 years of waiting tables, I only had few customers with allergies- again, it was almost always shellfish.

What has changed since then is the proliferation of processed foods. It's the one common factor across all regions of the US and all socioeconomic groups. I bet the food lobbies work hard to make sure studies on this are suppressed.

You think!!!! Wellstone ruled Jun 2019 #1
then you must know about the book, "Food, inc"... Javaman Jun 2019 #2
It is a tough one to get your head around Wellstone ruled Jun 2019 #5
I have thought this for a long time. Ohiogal Jun 2019 #3
For many years I have thought all these happybird Jun 2019 #8
I started the Keto diet about 2 months ago, and one thing I noticed after about a week or two is smirkymonkey Jun 2019 #28
Which is why I do not buy that JUNK FOOD shit. ProudMNDemocrat Jun 2019 #4
I recently got back from Europe. OliverQ Jun 2019 #6
Living in Europe all these years has probably saved my life. DFW Jun 2019 #7
We've been to Europe several times and I agree with you. kimbutgar Jun 2019 #21
Interesting customerserviceguy Jun 2019 #32
Just say no to GMO-glyphosate-processed chemical crud, Inc. (R) Achilleaze Jun 2019 #9
High Fructose Corn Syrup would be banned if our government cared even a little about our health Calculating Jun 2019 #10
I worked in Quality Control for a major Pharmaceutical company for over 35 years patphil Jun 2019 #20
If I see high frutctose corn syrup on the label I will not buy that food. kimbutgar Jun 2019 #23
We can thank the Iowa caucuses for that. customerserviceguy Jun 2019 #33
Duh - KT2000 Jun 2019 #11
I was in Ireland last summer and dropped about 7 pounds. LisaM Jun 2019 #12
I was in Ireland last Sept.. The food was great!! mitch96 Jun 2019 #14
I can't eat fish or seafood, but my SO ate fish and chips 8 times! LisaM Jun 2019 #25
"my SO ate fish and chips 8 times!" mitch96 Jun 2019 #29
Try Savannah. LisaM Jun 2019 #36
Saw a scientist on tv (60 Minutes or something). He had worked in the chips industry. Honeycombe8 Jun 2019 #13
"I think salt and sugar have a quality that makes you want more" mitch96 Jun 2019 #15
Yes! I used to buy nonfat flavored Yogurt. Honeycombe8 Jun 2019 #38
My doctor talks about processed foods, meats in particular, Mr.Bill Jun 2019 #16
A lot of it is, to me. Honeycombe8 Jun 2019 #39
Here's the problem. Organic, pesticide free whole foods cost more. Way more. YOHABLO Jun 2019 #17
"Organic, pesticide free whole foods cost more" mitch96 Jun 2019 #30
Have you not heard of Glyphosate? It's in all of our food staples. YOHABLO Jun 2019 #31
Glyphosate is in all our food, but it's usually in smaller amts in organic food womanofthehills Jun 2019 #34
"Glyphosate?" mitch96 Jun 2019 #37
I don't put much stock in "organic." Honeycombe8 Jun 2019 #40
What ever you can do to increase your health is a benefit.. mitch96 Jun 2019 #41
I read that book, The Blue Zones. Honeycombe8 Jun 2019 #42
The Blue Zones., yup that's the book.. mitch96 Jun 2019 #43
Good on you! Honeycombe8 Jun 2019 #44
"get flack for not eating beef." mitch96 Jun 2019 #45
Everyone should read this malaise Jun 2019 #18
From the BMJOpen article (original study) erronis Jun 2019 #19
Maybe a mental health problem also... rwsanders Jun 2019 #22
there is a strong link between the gut and the brain. mopinko Jun 2019 #24
Been doing for 30 yrs. I think I know how it works with Obesity & article obliquely confirms Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2019 #26
Can you say duh? Doreen Jun 2019 #27
I remember in University studying Agriculture(which is a STEM program dammit!) GulfCoast66 Jun 2019 #35
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