More On High Fructose Corn Syrup and Your Health

The Minneapolis based non-profit Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) published a recent study.  David Wallinga MD, Director of the Food & Health Program, conducted tests on 55 different products that listed HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) as their first or second ingredient, “Overall we found detectable levels of mercury in 17 of 55 samples, or about 31%.”

HFCS is also genetically modified, so it does not trigger an insulin release by the pancreas, as normal sucrose, fructose or glucose does.  HFCS goes straight to the liver where it is processed as the chemical that it is, increasing the body’s need to detoxify and HFCS is turned to fat.

Besides the obvious sodas, juices and various drinks, HFCS can show up in many food sources.  At our office we define these products as “junk food” : toaster pastries, jams, jellies, sauces, ketchup, canned fruit, cookies, crackers, peanut butter, pasta, bread, energy bars and drinks etc.. Seeing that mercury is a heavy metal and endocrine disruptor (it creates havoc in our hormonal system) it would we wise to read labels and abstain from this product.  Much research can be gathered on the Internet by searching for HFCS.

Remember your health is from your choices.  Do we really need more research to tell us that mercury is not healthy, or genetic modification is not good for us???


In Health & Service,


Dr. Roland F. Phillips Jr., BA, BS, D.C.