How Toxic Is Red Dye 40?


What Is It Red Dye 40?
Red 40 is a certified color that comes from petroleum distillates or coal tars. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandates that it should be listed by name on food and product labels. Additives that don’t need to be specified on labels are called “exempt.” These colorings are made from plant, animal, or mineral sources.

Per the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Red 40 and other AFCs can cause allergic reactions in some people. Research shows they can also cause hyperactivity in children (ADHD) and immune system tumors in mice. Red 40 contains p-Cresidine, which the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says is “reasonably anticipated” to be a human carcinogen.

One study found that Red 40 lowers reproductive success in rats. It also reduced parental and offspring weight, decreased brain weight, and lowered chances for survival in newborn rats. The authors said the colorant showed evidence of physical and behavioral toxicity in developing rats that consumed Red 40 as 10 percent of their diet. The Environmental Working Group lists the overall hazard level for Red 40 as low. Other entities claim it is highly toxic, most importantly because people are unaware of how much they are exposed to it.

Foods that aren’t red or orange can still include Red 40. You can find it, and other AFCs, in cheeses, peanut butter crackers, salad dressings, and marshmallows.

Red 40 goes by the following names:
Red 40
Red No. 40
FD & C Red No. 40
FD and C Red No. 40
Allura Red
Allura Red AC
C. I. 16035
C.I. Food Red 17

Here are just a few of the products on the market that contain Red 40
Eye Shadows
Body Washes
Sun Tanning Products
Fruity Cherrios
Fruity Pebbles
Reese’s Pieces
Candy Corn

To avoid Red 40, look for foods that don’t contain any artificial dyes. After receiving much backlash from concerned consumers, some companies are now using natural dyes as alternatives to Red 40. These Red 40 alternatives can be derived from natural products such as beets, elderberry, and purple sweet potatoes.

Kangen Slamin’ Salmon Recipe

Kangen Slamin’ Salmon Recipe

This recipe is easy and delicious and without a doubt a definite crowd pleaser. You will need the following:
1 Salmon fillet cut into servings
1 cup of almond flour
1 tablespoon of Himalayan Pink salt
1 tablespoon of black pepper
1 clove of garlic
1 stick of organic butter or extra virgin olive oil
1\4 cup of wine white (option)
1\4 cup of lemon juice
1\4 cup of capers or chopped green olives
2 lemons cut into 1\4 inch slices
4 cups of baby spinach
Parsley leaves for the end topping

Begin by cleaning your Salmon in Alkaline Water 11.5pH by fully submerging it for approximately 15 minutes as well as your spinach (in a different bowl). This process is very important because the ionized alkalized 11.5pH water takes dirt and chemicals off of the food and tenderizes the meat to receive the flavor of the other ingredients. Take your flour and mix it with Himalayan Pink salt and pepper in a bowl. Next put your Salmon in the flour evenly coating it on both sides. Then take a 1\4 stick of butter or olive oil and fry the Salmon over a medium\low flame for 6 minutes on each side. Remove the Salmon and put it to the side. In the same frying pan take the rest of the butter and mix in the garlic and the capers, after 2 minutes add your wine and lemon juice and lemons, then add your spinach and cook it for approximately 3 minutes. Finally you add your Salmon fillets into the pan and pour the juices over the fillets letting them cook in the marinade for only a few minutes. Take them off and garnish them with your parsley and Bon Appetite!

What Happens 1 Hour After Drinking a Can of COKE!



What is in your Hot Dog???



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Lime and Honey Chicken

lime chicken

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 tablespoons of natural honey
3 teaspoons of olive oil
3 drops of dōTERRA Lime oil
Preheat oven to 500F and lightly grease a casserole dish with coconut oil.
In small sauté pan, sauté garlic with 3 drops of dōTERRA lime oil and coconut oil until tender.
Remove from heat and stir in honey, place chicken breasts in a prepared baking dish and cover with the garlic and honey mixture. Add sea salt and pepper to taste. Bake uncovered for 15 to 30 minutes.

Easy way: add all ingredients to a slow cooker till chicken is tender to eat.

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Do You Eat Beaver Butt?

Learn more about what you can do about natural flavors, how to avoid beaver butt and find out what’s really in your food. ***No beavers were harmed in making of this film***





Salads are not just rabbit food anymore! Salads are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and enzymes that will bring health and healing to your body.        

Come and eat salads, homemade dressings and drink smoothies and teas in a fun demo-style environment.  You will be educated on the nutritional values of vegetables, fruits and healthy smoothies. You will receive samples of delicious salads, homemade dressings and smoothies. You will also take home the recipes to try for yourself.

See you Thursday August 28nd at 7:00 pm and learn how to prepare great tasting and healthy salads, homemade dressings and smoothies.

The class is only $5 per person.
Includes recipes and samples!
Reserve your seat NOW!! Space is Limited!!!
Location: Healing Connection

323 S. Washington Street, Shelby NC 28150
Phone #: 704.457.1001

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Cooking With Jean: Session II Gluten-free meal

Cooking with Jean: Session #2


Do you have a passion for cooking? Is eating or cooking gluten-free diet something you’ve always wanted to do?

Come Thursay July 17th at 7:00 pm and learn how to cook great tasting and healthy gluten-free foods.

You will learn how to prepare:
• Gluten-free Pasta Supreme
• Vegetable Zucchini Squares
• Greek Cucumber Salad
• Coconut Custard Pie
• Carob Custard Pie

Classes are $20 per person
Includes recipes and a meal!
Space is limited so reserve your seat NOW!!!
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Contact: 704.457.1001

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New Hours start July 1st

Monday – Closed

Tuesday – Friday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday – 11am to 2:00 pm

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