Food Safety, MCAS

Citric acid may contain fragments of mutant toxic black mold?!

Citric acid is basically just lemon or lime juice, right? (Nope.) And if it likely had something harmful in it, the USDA would tell us, right? (Nope.) And if an ingredient were made from toxic black mold—in China—the USDA would require safety testing before allowing it in thousands of foods and supplements, right? (Nope.) Ok,… Continue reading Citric acid may contain fragments of mutant toxic black mold?!

Food Safety, POTS nutrition

Sea salt contaminated with plastic

Our oceans are increasingly polluted, so maybe it should be no surprise that researchers found microscopic plastic in 16 of 17 samples of sea salt from all around the world.  While they claim the small amounts of plastic shouldn't affect human health, I'm not taking any chances.  We POTS patients consume more salt than others,… Continue reading Sea salt contaminated with plastic

Food Safety, POTS nutrition

POTSies who drink a lot: Cool tool for avoiding contaminants in tap water

The POTS Expert Consensus Statement recommends drinking up to 2-3L water per day, which is about twice what the average American drinks.  It means the stakes are higher for us when it comes to contaminants in drinking water.  Luckily, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has made it easy to your check local drinking water, and… Continue reading POTSies who drink a lot: Cool tool for avoiding contaminants in tap water