GMA Focuses on Food Dyes Posted on April 8th, 2011
I have spent the last 30 years working in a field called Environmental Medicine – the branch of medicine that deals with the body’s relationship to the environment. The program on Good Morning America sheds light on an issue that I have known about for 30 years. Why is mainstream-media so far behind?
In a clinical setting I saw many children who would be rendered completely incapacitated by exposures to food dyes and additives. Take the average kid, expose him or her to Red Dye # 40, Yellow # 3 or Blue # 6 and in some cases, you could be dealing with an uncontrollable entity – a behavioral nightmare. And then a label of ADD or ADHD. These scenarios are playing out all over the country from exposure to yellow # 3 added to cheese or red # 40 added to packaged cereals or drinks. When is this going to stop?
We have a whole generation of sensitive children who cannot withstand the barrage of chemicals and additives in today’s convenience foods. The inconvenient truth is that we as parents must feed our children healthy foods – hopefully organic and hormone free.
If you need more information, you’ll be interested in the work of Doris Rapp M.D., whose ground-breaking book Is This Your Child? sheds light on this important subject.
Good Morning America – good work – but this news is not new.