Monday, December 28, 2009
Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup in a Gluten Free Diet
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is not only unhealthy due to its ill effects on blood sugar and insulin resistance, but during its production mercury residues occur within. It’s estimated that the average U.S. person intakes about 50 gm of HFCS per day. This would equal about 28 mcg/day of ingested mercury!
Thimerasol in injections such as vaccinations and flu shots contain about 25 mcg of mercury per injection. Thimerasol has been removed from many injections due to the concern of mercury and its neurotoxicity. To think that the average American is potentially consuming that amount daily through HFCS is frightening.
What new research points to is that the bioaccumulation of toxins is what is creating much of the toxic load from which we are suffering. Many diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, M.S., ADD and autism, to name a few, have an association with heavy metal toxicity. So while 28 mcg in and of itself doesn’t sound like a lot, when you add that to all the other toxins coming from our environment, the accumulation is overwhelming the tissues of our body,in particular our nervous systems.
I will be speaking more on this topic and other sources of avoidable toxins but in the meantime I encourage you to make this easy and healthy choice – avoid all high fructose corn syrup for you, your children and family.
To your good health,
Dr Vikki Petersen
Founder of HealthNOW Medical Center
Co-author of “The Gluten Effect”