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Sunday, March 29, 2015

This Is What Happens In Your Stomach When You Consume Packaged Ramen Noodles With a Deadly Preservative


Ramen noodles contain Tertiary-butyl hydroquinone (TBHQ), which is a byproduct of the petroleum industry and food additive frequently to preserve cheap processed foods. It is one of those chemicals that is neither digestible or beneficial in any way for your body. A gastrointestinal specialist conducted an experiment with a time lapse video inside the stomach, comparing both fresh and preserved ramen noodles. After two hours of digestion, the results were staggering.


image source: seriouseats
The first-of-its-kind experiment by Dr. Braden Kuo of Massachusetts General Hospital wanted to find out exactly what happens to food in the stomach and digestive tract after consuming ramen noodles.

Thanks to the “smart pill,” a camera the size of a multi-vitamin, Dr. Kuo could do his experiment, showing what happens in the gut of someone who ate a package of instant ramen noodles compared to fresh.

Dr. Kuo recorded 32 hours from the pill camera.

“What we’re seeing here is a stomach contracting back and forth as it’s trying to grind up the ramen noodles,” Dr. Kuo says of the beginning of the video.

For comparison, the study volunteers also ate fresh, homemade ramen noodles on a different day.

The video at 20 minutes, and 2 hours, shows a striking difference.

“The most striking thing about our experiment when you looked at a time interval, say in one or two hours, we noticed a processed ramen noodles were less broken down that homemade ramen noodles,” noted Dr. Kuo.

This affects nutrient absorption and could theoretically allow preservatives to linger longer periods in the stomach cavity before being transported to the intestines and subsequently eliminated.

What Is TBHQ?

In processed foods, it’s sprayed on the food or on its packaging to prevent discoloration and changes to flavor and odor. Others products, such as cosmetics, perfumes, varnishes and lacquers, contain TBHQ to maintain stability.

Small amounts of TBHQ may not kill you (although death has occurred) or even make you feel immediately sick, but it can have a long term effect on your health such as weakening of organs and contributing to the onset of cancers and tumors.

The FDA says that TBHQ must not exceed 0.02 percent of its oil and fat content. Death has occurred from the ingestion of as little as 5 grams. This would be a considerably high dose compared to the amounts found in foods, but it gives us a good indication on the toxicity level of this preservative.

At higher doses, it has some negative health effects on lab animals, such as producing precursors to stomach tumors and damage to DNA. A number of studies have shown that prolonged exposure to high doses of TBHQ may be carcinogenic, especially for stomach tumors.

Ingestion of a single gram (a thirtieth of an ounce) has caused nausea, vomiting, anaphylactic shock, diarrhea, ringing in the ears, delirium, a sense of suffocation, and collapse. Some people have reported having anxiety and night terrors and asthma after ingesting TBHQ. Others have reported having a body rash and swollen lymph nodes.

You can find TBHQ in McDonald’s chicken Mcnuggets across the United States, however Mcdonalds European chicken nuggets do not contain the toxic preservative. This is interesting since both the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the FDA have evaluated TBHQ and determined that it is safe to consume at the concentration allowed in foods. The EFSA considers TBHQ to be non-carcinogenic, so why do they not allow it in chicken mcnuggets?


Other Food Products Containing TBHQ:


  • Mcdonalds chicken nuggets and french fries
  • CHEEZ-IT Crackers made by Kelloggs
  • Butterfinger chocolate and Resee’s Peanut butter cups
  • Nestle Crunch
  • Wheat Thins
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Pam cooking spray
  • Aldi products
  • Keebler Club crackers
  • Kellogs eggo frozen waffles and many other kellog products
  • Taco bell beans and some taco shells
  • Teddy Grahams
  • Red Barron frozen pizza
  • Keebler Cookies
  • TastyKake
  • Little Debbie
  • Kellog’s Pop-Tarts
  • Homestyle Peanut butter cookies
  • Some forms of soymilk
  • Different breads cerals and crackers could contain TBHQ
  • Crisco oil
  • Some pet foods
  • Many cosmetic products and baby products
  • Some hair dyes lipsticks and eyeshadows
  • Wrigley’s gum
  • Little Debbies nutty bars and some M&M products
  • KFC beans and fried chicken
There are many more processed foods not listed above which contain TBHQ. A conclusion that is now quickly reaching vast numbers is that all processed food in general, has far too many problems to be considered safe. Our regulatory agencies are not responsibly catering to the problems and instead of removing these toxins from the food supply, are claiming that safe levels exist. Since when did safe levels exist of any poison entering the body?

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

These 20 Photo Manipulations By Erik Johannson Will Amaze You


Erik Johannson is a self-taught photograher who learned how to retouch photos to make impossible and extraordinary images. Growing up with a grandmother who painted and a penchant for escaping into the other worlds of video games, he naturally blended the two into a technique using computers to generate images that couldn’t be captured by a camera.For more please visit artist’s website

Thursday, March 26, 2015

This Video Shows How Facebook Affects Our Lives. The End Is Priceless

In 2.5 minutes  Shaun Higton brings us against the life we (don't) live through social media with this brilliant video. Everything revolves around seeking attention from people who don't really matter and we end up forgetting the ones who do. The ending is the best part!



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Monday, March 23, 2015

How To Starve Cancer To Death By Removing This One Thing From Your Diet



Cancer rates are on the rise, and there are many factors that cause cancer that range from our environment to our emotions. But, food is everything, what you eat is what radiates out, but there is a way to cut something out of your diet and make your body thrive.

Cancer’s Fuel – Sugar

Dr. Otto Wartburg along with other health experts have been talking about how cancer loves sugar since the 1920s. Surprisingly many doctors don’t tell their cancer patients that as long as they continue to eat processed foods full of the stuff, they will likely have a more difficult time fighting this disease.

The German physiologist, leading biochemist, medical doctor, and Nobel laureate was convinced that you could starve cancer right out of the body. While it may not always be that easy, this is something that could significantly change the game.

His theory was that malignant cells and tumor growth was caused by cells that generated energy via adenosine triphosphate (ATP) through a nonoxidative breakdown of glucose (sugar). The recycling of the metabolite from this process called glycolysis and the circulation of adhA back into the body caused anaerobic respiration. This is the reverse of what happens with healthy cells. Healthy, non-cancerous cells generate energy for the body to use through the oxidative breakdown of pyruvate, the end product of glycolysis, which leads to oxidized mitochondria. He therefore concluded that cancer was really amitochondrial dysfunction. The normal process of respiration of oxygen in the body is changed to the fermentation of sugar. If you remove the sugar, the body should not develop cancer.

The connection between sugar and cancer development is certainly not new.




Most people can easily remove the obvious culprits that are full of refined sugar – cakes, candies, cookies, etc. The problem is that many foods which are packaged and sold in the US and in other countries are full of refined sugar, but are hidden in the packaging labels. Products like ‘healthy’ yogurt, cereals, whole wheat or whole grain breads, and even ‘low-calorie’ items can be full of sugar.

The easiest way to eliminate unwanted refined sugars is to stop buying ‘convenience’ or pre-packaged foods, and at least temporarily, don’t eat out at restaurants – many dining establishments source their food from big companies that ‘season’ their food with lots of sugar and salt to make it more palatable after being frozen and shipped across the country in trucks. Even just salad dressings can be loaded with sugar. To deal with cravings for sugary foods, increase your plant-based and healthy animal based proteins (no red meat) and eat more nutrition-packed foods.



Saturday, March 21, 2015

Aleah Chapin’s Naked Old Women

New York-based artist Aleah Chapin is noted for her large-scale paintings that question how we perceive the ageing process and in which way do we let time affect both our bodies as well as our minds. Her work challenges human’s supposed behaviour when reaching a certain age.

The 28-year-old painter was born on Whidby Island [north of Seattle, WA] and, despite living and working in Brooklyn, New York, what is most essential for her painting are the people and place of her home in the Pacific Northwest. The nude portraits series that Chapin paints are of women from that home area. More specifically, they are her mother’s friends, women she has known all her life. The artist describes this project as “Aunties”. Her award winning painting “Auntie” is “a map of her journey through life” with a “personification of strength through an unguarded and accepting presence” as Chapin herself says of it.

For the “Aunties Project”, which has caused controversy, the artist studied wrinkles, mastectomy scars, sagging bosoms, tattoos, pubic hair and lactating breasts. After her recent shows in London and New York, Chapin now exhibits her work in Florida, USA at Sirona Fine Art from 21 February until 22 March, 2015.

If you’re after something “real”, my brave reader, I suggest you go check out Aleah Chapin’s larger than life realistic portraits of these amazing women -if you’re in the area.











source: art sheep

40 Weirdest Book Covers And Titles

I’ve been told not to judge a book by its cover, but when the cover has a title like “Images You Should Not Masturbate To”, it’s hard not to. Whether intentionally funny or just completely oblivious, here are some of the worst book titles we've ever seen.

Some of the people who wrote these titles might have been oblivious and out of touch, but it could also have to do with changing word use in the English language. “Dick” wasn't always a slang word the way we use it today, and neither was “boner.” Depending on what you’re writing about and who your target audience is, shock value can also sell books – we’re assuming that’s what the idea is behind books like “How To Succeed In Business Without A Penis” and “How To Shit In The Woods.”

And then there are book with titles like “Sex In The Afterlife.” There’s no explaining that one. It takes all kinds, I guess!