Disturbing theories about the 1989 L-tryptophan poisonings

health regulations and policy
In this 2001 UK Guardian article about a covered-up mass pesticide poisoning in Spain, the journalist asserts that the same thing was behind the 1989 deaths in the US attributed to tainted L-tryptophan supplements. The reference in question is about 5/6 down the page, in a short paragraph. The article still reflects the government ban on tryptophan that lasted a few years. FYI I have not looked into this topic beyond a brief internet search, which revealed a lot of questioning of the official story, but with suspicions falling on the genetic-engineering aspect of the supplements' manufacture.
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Watch out for registered trademarks (®) in supplement ingredients

health regulations and policy, side effects, supplements
For the past four years more and more supplements and foods have started suppressing my breathing, which needless to say has caused me some anxiety. It's not like you can power through a suffocation side effect. I did manage last year to narrow down the culprits when I finally figured out that I was reacting to calcium fillers but that still left B6 and methylfolate. Several readers had suggested that the MTHFR mutation might be behind health issues I've posted about, so if I couldn't use methylfolate, did that mean that MTHFR was not the issue, or that it could be the issue but my liver was dying, or what? Eventually someone reminded me of an important self-experimenting rule I have flaunted for years -- try several brands of a…
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Good example of the thinking behind our health and nutrition policies

health regulations and policy
Updated August 7, 2012: After reading Seth Roberts' review of my blog, I realized that this post could use some clarifying and that Ancel Keys, author of the maligned Seven Countries study Dr. Lustig refers to, could use some equal air time. My edits are in bold. Raw Food SOS presents a closer look at the study here (via Primal Girl). There's a quick summary after the first two graphs and the photo of Keys. ____________________ In this July 2009 video, "Sugar: The Bitter Truth," Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, goes over the reasons why argument that sugar, and specifically fructose and high-fructose corn syrup, are behind the obesity epidemic. (Sugar itself is half fructose and half glucose.) You've probably heard…
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