Widely used food additives promotes colitis, obesity and metabolic syndrome, shows study of emulsifiers
Date: February 25, 2015
Source: Georgia State University
Emulsifiers, which are added to most processed foods to aid texture and extend shelf life, can alter the gut microbiota composition and localization to induce intestinal inflammation that promotes the development of inflammatory bowel disease and metabolic syndrome, new research shows.
Is common food additive to blame for rising rates of bowel disease?
The emulsifiers carboxymethylcellulose, often referred to as cellulose gum, and polysorbate 80, also known as Tween 80, add bulk to foods and keep sauces smooth and frozen confections from separating. They plump up fast-food shakes, keep bottled salad dressings creamy, and prevent ice cream from dissolving into an unsightly soup when left out......
.....They're also used extensively in pharmaceuticals, to improve the consistency of gel capsules, to make pills come apart in the stomach, and to keep medication suspended in fluids.
But when fed to rats in volumes that mimic their widespread consumption in humans, both emulsifiers induced low-grade inflammation, increased weight gain and fat deposition, caused worrisome changes in metabolic function, and changed the mix of bacteria that colonized their digestive tracts, the authors reported.
and this quote may sum up what I keep reporting about the microbiome and autism:
"Thus, agents that disrupt mucus–bacterial interactions might have the potential to promote diseases associated with gut inflammation. "....
What you may not be hearing is that VACCINES are also part of those pharmaceuticals:
Emulsifiers are used in processed foods, drugs, vitamins, vaccines, soaps, and cosmetics. They hold ingredients that generally don't like to be together, like oil and water, in a stable union. They are found in everyday products ranging from mouthwash to ice cream to salad dressing and barbecue sauce.
When emulsifiers first came into vogue, they were classified by the government as GRAS—"generally regarded as safe"—because in animal studies designed to detect acute toxicity and/or carcinogenic properties, they exhibited neither. But their consumption in the Western world has risen dramatically over the late twentieth century, largely in tandem with inflammatory disorders like colitis and metabolic syndrome, a collective suite of obesity-associated diseases. That connection has prompted more refined safety studies on emulsifiers and other food additives.
......Normally, the bacterial residents of the intestine are separated from the intestinal wall by a layer of mucus. But when mice were given two emulsifiers, polysorbate-80 and carboxymethylcellulose, the distance between the bacteria and the epithelium was reduced by half because the mucus wall was thinner. Some bacteria were pressed right up against the epithelium, and a few even adhered to it. The emulsifiers also changed the composition of the microbiome, reducing levels of Bacteroidales (species generally considered to be good guys in terms of the host's health) and increased levels of species that degrade mucus.
The composition of the gut microbiome is known to impact immune signaling. Polysorbate-80 and carboxymethylcellulose increased the secretion of pro inflammatory cytokines, which increased the permeability of the gut. These symptoms, along with the disturbed microbiome composition, are both markers of chronic inflammatory diseases like colitis.
"PERMEABILITY OF THE GUT"
"SECRETION OF PRO INFLAMMATORY CYTOKINES"
“DISTURBED MICROBIOME COMPOSITION”
are all very much involved in AUTISM:
In a mouse model, specific bacterial metabolites are linked to the behavioral syndrome. Anthony L. Komaroff, MD The microbiome of the gut has been linked to several important diseases (NEJM JW Gen Med Dec 31 2013), including autism. A new study adds provocative evidence in favor of this hypothesis.A CalTech team studied a mouse model of autism — affected animals display behaviors similar to those of autistic humans. These mice have a characteristic unusual microbiome and a compromised gut mucosal barrier, which leads to absorption and high blood levels of several gut bacterial metabolites.
Here is a list of Vaccines and their Ingredients. As more parents come forward as witnesses to seeing their children have an adverse reaction and regress into AUTISM, the issues of SAFETY and CHOICE are becoming more real.
Here’s one example -- How many more?
Influenza Virus Vaccine
Fluarix Quadrivalent -- GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals
embryonated chicken eggs, sodium phosphate-buffered isotonic sodium chloride solution, sodium deoxycholate, formaldehyde, octoxynol-10 (Triton X-100), a-tocopheryl hydrogen succinate, polysorbate 80 (Tween 80), hydrocortisone, gentamicin sulfate, ovalbumin, hydrocortisone, formaldehyde, sodium deoxycholate
It is doubtful that injecting emulsifiers into the bloodstream has ever been studied in regards to this newly discovered phenomenon of DISRUPTING THE MICROBIOME. If they were never done, you can bet people will be scrambling now to prove that it is safe. Millions of lives have been affected and continue to be daily. You can avoid foods, decline and say 'No" but vaccines are mandated and more are coming as many states are trying to do away with EXEMPTIONS for them. Soon, you may have no choice to decline.