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Posted by: donsods, Thursday, June 3, 2010, 11:44pm
Many prepared foods have some level of preservatives & additives in them.  I know that we all should avoid them on general principle, but that is not always possible.   I see that MSG is listed on the website as a condiment (funny I thought), but not the typical additives like ascorbic acid, citric acid, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, ect.  Is there a listing anywhere that makes blood type recomendations?
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Thursday, June 3, 2010, 11:57pm; Reply: 1
Some of those are derived from corn so they would be considered corn avoids.

Are you looking to see which additives are OK for you to eat?
Posted by: Ribbit, Friday, June 4, 2010, 12:06am; Reply: 2
I can see how MSG would be considered a condiment.  After all, you can buy it powdered in a little container so you can just sprinkle it on your food.  I mean...one can sprinkle it on one's food if one wanted to. ;)
Posted by: Lola, Friday, June 4, 2010, 2:21am; Reply: 3
here are all corn derivatives FYI
http://allergies.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=allergies&zu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cornallergens.com%2Fnew%2Feliminating-corn-from-diet.php
Posted by: donsods, Friday, June 4, 2010, 3:22pm; Reply: 4
I know Big Agra finds a way to stash corn into almost everything & I know that high frutcose corn sryup is probably up there with cigarettes as a national health hazard, but the food value table says corn is a "neutral" for us A secretors.
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, June 4, 2010, 4:39pm; Reply: 5
A Secretor is the only type, and then only when you haven't seen a problem due to it.  My DD has noticed that too much Corn Syrup disturbs her gut bacterial balance, so it is still a concern for some A Secretors.

While a neutral rated food should not do harm, it won't provide benefit except to allow more variety in the diet, so shouldn't be a major part of the diet...  
Posted by: balletomane, Friday, June 4, 2010, 5:11pm; Reply: 6
Does anyone know if silicon dioxide is considered an additive and is it safe to consume? I found this on the ingredient list of a jar of organic spices from the Simply Organics brand. It's indicated as anti-caking agent. When I googled it it seems to be a totally harmless mineral found in nature. Yet silicon dioxide is used for making glass, etc... makes me wonder  ??)
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, June 4, 2010, 5:27pm; Reply: 7
Silicon dioxide is essentially food-grade sand.  As far as I know, it is unrated in BTD or GTD, so treat it as Neutral until further notice...

I hope your body doesn't get hot enough to make glass out of it! ;D  ;D   ;)
Posted by: balletomane, Friday, June 4, 2010, 5:28pm; Reply: 8
:o ;D LOL
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Friday, June 4, 2010, 5:31pm; Reply: 9
My kids (as toddlers) have eaten sand before with no longterm ill effects.  I probably did the same when I was a toddler. It's gritty going down, and theoretically can be gritty on the way out if you eat too much (but they never did.) It's pretty harmless. It doesn't provide any calories or nutrients, isn't absorbed through the gut (so it won't have any lectin activity).

The food grade silicone dioxide is a lot cleaner than the stuff on the beach (no dead bugs, remnants of goose poop, etc mixed in.)
Posted by: balletomane, Friday, June 4, 2010, 5:43pm; Reply: 10
Good to know that, ruthiegirl! I probably ate dirt or sand when I was a toddler, too  ;D
Posted by: shoulderblade, Friday, June 4, 2010, 7:10pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from Ribbit
I can see how MSG would be considered a condiment.  After all, you can buy it powdered in a little container so you can just sprinkle it on your food.  I mean...one can sprinkle it on one's food if one wanted to. ;)


It goes further than that, I think. In some Oriental food stores you can buy MSG in glass jars containing about a pint (500 ml.) of fine ground powder. Seems that more than sprinkling is going on here I would say.

Posted by: DenverFoodie, Friday, June 4, 2010, 8:20pm; Reply: 12
When I go to work out I usually put a stick of Extra Polar Ice gum in my mouth and chew to keep my mouth from drying out.  Lately I have noticed I get a concentration of phlegm in my throat while chewing.  Upon reviewing the ingredients in the gum I find aspartame.  This we all know is an "avoid" across the board of BTD/GTD.  My belief is I now notice the side effect because I now avoid wheat/gluten in my eating protocol.  For what it is worth here is a link about symptoms on aspartame.   :o
http://www.wnho.net/fda_92_symptoms_on_aspartame.htm
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