Kitchen Science: everything you eat is made of chemicals

Kitchen Science: everything you eat is made of chemicals

 Do you like to put chemicals into your body?  Chris Thompson, Lecturer of Chemistry, Monash University, Australia explains why you can't live long without doing so:

If living chemical free appeals to you, at least read this article referenced by Chris Thompson:

Are you suitably alarmed as intended by the writer of that piece or have you cottoned onto the fact that di-hydrogen monoxide is a molecule made from two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen, more usually expressed as H2O or just plain old water.  There's no argument that we should be aware of chemical additives in our processed foods and provided we carefully follow good food hygiene practice, then eating from food prepared from scratch may well be better for our health, but we should also appreciate that some of the chemical additives in processed foods have a preservative function.  While it is possible to preserve food without the use of additives, we should also be aware that traditional methods of food preservation (heat and cold, drying, smoking) change the food properties and can create/add carcinogens (heating and smoking) or increase our consumption of natural chemicals (salt, sugar) shown to have their own adverse health consequences.


Photo:  Our planet should more correctly be called 'Water' not 'Earth', with the majority of our planet's surface drowned in that seriously dangerous chemical 'di-hydrogen monoxide'.

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  • My daughter got me interested in organic foods about three years ago.  I no long eat any processed meats, I drink organic lactose free milk, and stay away from all sodas, along with most other sweets and snacks.  Not the fast food eater I used to be either.  My BF who I haven't yet convinced on organic (but is getting there), is the cook in the house and the reason I've put on 15 pounds since meeting him.  But, back to the organic; I think it's safe to say I don't want chemicals or GMO's in my body.  Here in the States, organic is big and more people are realizing that you are eating the chemicals sprayed on the food supply.  Even eating organic doesn't guarantee that the farm next to the organic farm doesn't leak chemicals into the food you buy.  However, it's what I'm into now and will be from now on.   Carole

  • My husband who was diagnosed with CLL early last year has developed Aquagenic Urticaria  as a result of the disrupted immune system. 

  • Aquagenic Urticaria is a rare condition in which itchy urticaria (hives) develop rapidly after the skin comes in contact with water, regardless of its temperature:

    Has he found any ways to minimise his symptoms?

  • Unfortunately not yet although he has been prescribed various different antihistamines, hydrocortisones and creams. The point I was making that everything around us is a chemical even plain water and CLL disrupts the body's normal responses to our environment. 

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