RE: [SFVS] The Dangers Of Carrageenan - an Editorial
Just because something is from nature, does not mean that it is healthy to ingest. The science shows that carrageenan is harmful. See the original post.
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From: SFVeg@yahoogroups.com [mailto: SFVeg@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Bonbonsf@...
Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 11:11 PM
Subject: Re: [SFVS] The Dangers Of Carrageenan - an Editorial
Wikipedia says that carrageenan is made from seaweed and "Gelatinous extracts of the Chondrus crispus seaweed have been used as food additives for hundreds of years. Carrageenan is a vegetarian and vegan alternative to gelatin."
If the Wikipedia entry is correct, how could seaweed, even processed seaweed, be a carcinogen? Am I missing something?
Bonnie Knight, San Francisco
In a message dated 1/11/2011 12:46:30 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, verdant1@... writes:
This information has been confirmed by an inquiry I made of Robert Cohen who was cited by Dr. Agatha Thrash in her book "Nutrition for Vegetarians". Carrageenan is found in so much commonly consumed food it really is important to check labels. Dr. Thrash cites it as one of the worst food additives. From a letter I received from Robert Cohen: "Tobacman's third paper explored the increased conbination of stabilizers and addditives such as guar gum, pectin, xanthan and carageenan. While no relationship between the either above named additives and cancer was observed, carrageenan showed a strong positive". The indictment goes on and on in further discussions of Tobacman's findings, to the point of causing me to eliminate all consumption of food containing carrageenan, much to my disappointment. I love SILK soy yogurt with vanilla, and SILK puts carrageenan in that. Follow Your Heart also uses carrageenan. I asked them to remove it, and they declined demonstrating aloofness to the proof of the dangers of carrageenan. Too bad.
Ron Halfhill, Assoc. AIA
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