For Randall Fitzgerald, a journalist who has written for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, the crux of the lie cited in his title is the idea that, in general, "lab-created synthetics are as benign as -- and more effective than -- naturally occurring food and medicines."
It started with the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906, he says, because that lulled people into thinking the government was looking out for their best interests and the food and medicines they were ingesting were safe and well tested. It was a time of "a better life through chemistry," with the rise of heavily processed foods, fluoridated and chlorinated water, and do-it-all products, most of them approved for general use under the assumption that tiny doses of anything probably couldn't be harmful.
But worse than the rapidly increasing number of chemicals and synthetics "fortifying" our lives (or disguised as "natural flavoring" or "inert ingredients") is the fact that while some additives are tested for toxicity individually, virtually none are tested in combination, and little thought was given to how they could build up in our bodies over time.
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Here's a directory of Wigmore Educational Resources (all links open in a new window or tab):
AnnWigmore.com - The story of Dr. Ann Wigmore, and a listing of Wigmore Institutes
Dr. Ann Wigmore's Degrees and Awards - probably not a complete list
GrassyRoots.com - The 14-episode TV series I did about raw foods and the Dr. Ann Wigmore Lifestyle
chiDiet.com - The Home Study version of the Dr. Ann Wigmore Raw Living Foods Lifestyle
RawLife.org - I put all of the videos from Grassy Roots TV and the Wigmore Lifestyle Home Study Program online
chiDiet.com/hs3.htm - The Dr. Ann Wigmore DVD video collection
chiDietVideos.com - A large collection of Raw Living Foods DVDs, tapes, CDs and books
GoRaw.net - Other raw websites I'm involved with or respect
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