Dimethylsiloxane is used in food as an anticaking agent which keeps food from clumping. It is also used as an emulsifier which assists in forming food together that normally wouldn’t mix, like oil and water. Dimethylpolysiloxane also works in assisting foam formation. 

Dimethylsiloxane is commonly used in adhesives, caulk, lubricants, sealants, anti-foaming agents, cosmetics and food. It is a common ingredient in fast food.

In 1993 the FDA ordered testing of Dimethylsiloxane as it was proposed for use in testicular implants. To date, no tests have been preformed for using Dimethylsiloxane in food.

Propylene Glycol

Propylene glycol is used in food for many reasons. It is used as a preservative keeping packaged foods moist, keeps ice cream soft enough to scoop, is used as lubrication in spice concentrates and it blends foods that don’t mix well with water.

The FDA has banned the use of propylene glycol in cat food saying, “Propylene glycol in or on cat food has not been shown by adequate scientific data to be safe for use.” 


Formaldehyde is used as a preservative and as a bleaching agent in food. It is commonly used with hydrated foods, vermicelli, chicken feet and dried bean curd.

The Center For Food Safety, a Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, calls the use of Formaldehyde in food “abuse”.

Food scientist Dr. Woodrow Monte, in his book While Science Sleeps, A Sweetener Kills refers to cancer as the hallmark of formaldehyde exposure. He says aspartame is , “An artificial sweetener, containing methanol which is metabolized into deadly formaldehyde within the brain and sinew of all who consume it.”

Sodium Benzoate

Sodium benzoate is an inexpensive preservative that inhibits yeast, bacteria and mold growth. It is commonly used in food manufacturing because it is the least expensive preservative available.

“Sodium benzoate is a chemical preservative when added to ascorbic acid (vitamin C) it forms benzene, a carcinogen,” says MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet).

The Lancet reported a  clinical trial registered with Current Controlled Trials (registration number ISRCTN74481308) which says, “Artificial colours or a sodium benzoate preservative (or both) in the diet result in increased hyperactivity.”

Click here to read more about this chemical and how this dangerous chemical preservative is being used to treat autism.

Eating a diet filled with nutrient dense foods is the goal. We are not designed to crave sugar, caffeine or bread products. These are all signs of nutrient deficiencies cured by a nutrient dense diet.

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