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I’m embarrassed I didn’t know about this sooner. Here’s what you need to know about GRAS. 

Detoxify 1000s of Chemicals From Your Body Just With Food:

0:00 Introduction: What is GRAS?
0:25 The truth about GRAS
1:20 A deeper look at certain chemicals 
5:50 Learn more about detoxification! 

Let’s talk about the term GRAS (generally recognized as safe). GRAS applies to chemicals that are in our environment and food. 

GRAS implies that the chemical is regulated and has been through a lot of safety studies. However, the FDA allows companies to self-certify their chemicals as safe. 

There are about 10,000 chemicals in our food supply, and 99% of them have not been reviewed for safety. 

GRAS is more of a loophole that companies use to imply that their chemicals are safe despite outside testing. 

Six chemicals that are generally recognized as safe: 
1. Nitrates: 
• Help preserve meat 
• Increase shelf life 
• Increase the risk of cancer 
• Could be in your drinking water 

2. BHA:
• A preservative 
• An endocrine disruptor 
• A carcinogen 

3. BHT: 
• A preservative 
• An endocrine disruptor 
• Toxic to the liver and kidneys 
• Increases cancer risk 

4. Potassium bromide: 
• A dough conditioner used in many flour products 
• A carcinogen 
• Can inhibit iodine 

5. Brominated vegetable oil:
• A flavor stabilizer in beverages 
• A flame retardant 
• Can harm the nervous system and brain 
• Can affect your memory 
• Can interfere with iodine 

6. Titanium dioxide 
• Gives candy a smooth texture and brightens colors 
• Can cause DNA damage 
• Increases cancer risk 
• A heavy metal 

Our bodies have the ability to get rid of a lot of these poisons if we don’t consume too many. 

However, some people have a problem with their detoxification genes. This means that they have a lessened ability to get rid of these poisons. 

The best thing to do is to try to avoid these chemicals and consume foods that support the detoxification process, like cruciferous vegetables. 

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals®. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps increase your awareness of what GRAS really means. I’ll see you in the next video.

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