Toxins in Baby Food
Introducing baby’s first foods is a special time in any parents journey. It is an important milestone that many of us spend a lot of time, effort, and money trying to make the healthiest choices for our children.
Ideally, we want to offer our babies clean foods that nourish their growing bodies. But not all baby food is created equal.
We recently shared the new congressional report on heavy metal contamination in baby foods that was issued Feb 4, 2021 by the House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy.
Effects of Heavy Metals on Humans
There are 35 metals that are of concern for us because of residential or occupational exposure, out of which 23 are heavy metals: antimony, arsenic, bismuth, cadmium, cerium, chromium, cobalt, copper, gallium, gold, iron, lead, manganese, mercury, nickel, platinum, silver, tellurium, thallium, tin, uranium, vanadium, and zinc (Mosby et al. 1996). These heavy metals are commonly found in the environment and diet. In small amounts they are required for maintaining good health but in larger amounts they can become toxic or dangerous. Heavy metal toxicity can lower energy levels and damage the functioning of the brain, lungs, kidney, liver, blood composition and other important organs. Long-term exposure can lead to gradually progressing physical, muscular, and neurological degenerative processes that imitate diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and muscular dystrophy. Repeated long-term exposure of some metals and their compounds may even cause cancer (Jarup, 2003). The toxicity level of a few heavy metals can be just above the background concentrations that are being present naturally in the environment. Hence thorough knowledge of heavy metals is rather important for allowing to provide proper defensive measures against their excessive contact (Ferner, 2001).
#95 – Toxins in Baby Food Knowledge Bomb, Guest Dr. Lucas Tims | Heal Thy Self w/ Dr. G
If you are pregnant, have a baby, a loved one with cancer, or you are just interested in overall health, check out this episode of Heal Thy Self w/ Dr. G and guest Lucas Tims, ND, FABNO.
Dr. G goes into detail about the recent investigation on baby foods. Learn about the industry negligence on toxin testing, what toxins were found and how they effect our children. They share the baby foods to avoid + alternative choices.
Optimize your Baby Food
We’re excited to have so many parents sharing that they’re choosing to give their babies ZEGO’s Purity Protocol Oats! Their doctors are recommending oatmeal as baby’s first grain, not rice, and our clean, organic, gluten-free oats are a winner! We’ll be releasing a baby food recipe series soon, stay tuned.