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?!
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
Many of us try to eat lots of seafood expressly to be more healthy. The FDA used to recommend that most adults eat at least 8oz per week...implying the more the better. Not any more. Although they still recommend eating 8oz per week for its benefits to heart and brain health, they now recommend limiting… Continue reading FDA: Limit seafood to 12oz per week
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
OK, get ready for some depressing news: Our beloved, easy, yummy, nutritious brown rice (and white, and other varieties) may contain enough arsenic that we should cut back. This goes for rice milk, rice syrup (common in nutrition bars), rice cereal, rice crackers, rice pasta, and any other rice products. Bummer! Here's the problem: Arsenic… Continue reading Arsenic in rice