Sugar, high fructose corn syrup, glucose and other refined sugars – over-consumption of these products tax your pancreas and the sugar regulating systems of your body and can eventually lead to diabetes, cancer, heart disease and other degenerative diseases.
White flour and other refined grain products – refined grains contribute to the glucose load of your body and so are subject to the same cautions as refined sugar. The bran and the germ are removed from the kernel and with them most of the nutrients that help you to digest the starch. “Enriched” products supply a limited number of chemical vitamins and do not replace what is removed in processing.
Hydrogenated Oils (trans fats) – these fats are increasingly being indicted in the development of heart disease and diabetes. They become incorporated into the cell membrane and alter the permeability of the membrane so nutrition is compromised at a very basic level.
Commercial vegetable oils – these oils are heat processed and chemically deodorized because of rancidity. Polyunsaturated oils degenerate very quickly when extracted from the plant. It is best to consume them in the natural whole food complex.
Fluoridated water – calcium fluoride occurs naturally in water, but the kind of fluoride used in water is an industrial waste product. It can cause many health problems and has never been proven to lessen dental decay.
Synthetic vitamins – synthetic vitamins or vitamin isolates will eventually cause nutrient imbalances in the body and concurrent health problems.
Aluminum containing food – this includes products like commercial salt, baking powder and antacids. Avoid aluminum cookware and deodorants that contain aluminum.
Soy products – soy contains phytic acid that blocks the absorption of many minerals. Soy can also interfere with protein digestion, disrupt endocrine function, and contains anti-thyroid agents.