5 FDA Approved Foods That Are TOXIC to Humans

July 20, 2015   |   111 Comments   |   126

Unless you grow your own vegetables and fruits and raise your own livestock, and eat nothing else, you are constantly being bombarded with chemicals and toxins found in today’s modern food. And because of this, most of the things we put in our mouths makes us a little less healthy every day.

The majority of food items purchased at the grocery store and manufactured by big name brands contain toxins like BPA, genetically-modified food, aspartame, fluoride, pesticides and toxic vaccines and we aren’t even aware of it. And it’s killing us.

According to the CIA’s World Fact Book, The United States ranks 42 in life expectancy. The world’s greatest super power in the #42 spot? Malta beats us? The Faroe Islands beat us? Do any of us even know where they are? Doesn’t matter, they’re in the 34th slot. So the United States, a country that spends more on healthcare than any other nation each year, is not a very healthy place to live turns out.

This country’s citizens are developing increasing incidences of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. And why do we suppose this is? Are we just making unhealthier choices? No doubt some of the responsibility is on our shoulders as more of us reach for processed garbage and call it food. But the fact is there are chemicals in our food that have been approved by the FDA that are so dangerous and toxic they have been banned by other countries.

Are you angry yet? You should be.

And in spite of testing and data that has been collected, proving that much of what is in our “food” is harmful and even deadly, corporate food giants like General Mills, Kelloggs and Nestle continue to lobby and push to continue their abhorrent business practices.

Once you start to become educated on what chemicals and toxins are doing to our health, and then start reading labels, you will begin to know deeply that we are slowly and steadily being poisoned.

Here are 5 of the most common toxic chemicals that are in many of our foods products. Do all you can to avoid these:

  1. Acesulfame Potassium (also known as Acesulfame K)

It seems like every year “they” are coming out with a new calorie-free artificial sweetener. Aceslfame Potassium (just the name alone sounds like something off of the periodic chart), is far sweeter than sugar but is thought to have a bitter aftertaste. You’ll most likely recognize the names it is marketed as “DiabetiSweet” and “Sweet One.” It is used in gelatin desserts, baked goods and chewing gum.

Possible side effects of this additive are, according to research studies, lung cancer and thymus gland tumors in rats, as well as leukemia and breast cancer.

  1. Aspartame

You’re most likely familiar with this artificial sweetener that is marketed under the names “NutraSweet” and “Equal.” It is common for diabetics to reach for aspartame instead of regular table sugar because it’s supposed to be healthier for them.

You’ll find this artificial sweetener in a lot of common sugar-free beverages, candy, gum, low-calorie desserts, power bars and even some brands of chewable vitamins. Bottom line, this dangerous sweetener is literally in thousands of different food and drink products. And here’s the real kicker, it is actually marketed in a lot of… wait for it… “health products.” According to some health experts, this additive is one of the most toxic substances being added to our foods.

Besides having the ability to cause headaches, nausea and weird rashes, aspartame is also linked to depression, insomnia, hallucinations, blurred vision, and some studies have found it may even cause cancer. Not so sweet.

  1. BHA and BHT (Butylated Hydroxyanisole and Butylated Hydroxytoluene)

BHA and BHT are Petroleum-derived antioxidants and are primarily used in the preservation of fats and oil. They prevent these foods from oxidizing and spoiling too quickly. You can find them in chewy granola bars, breakfast cereals, potato chips, shortening, desserts, and candies, to name some of the food items.

These oxidants have the ability to form potentially cancer-causing reactive compounds in your body. They can also raise your cholesterol, cause liver and kidney damage, immune disorders and infertility. The Department of Health and Human Services classifies the preservative as “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.” Well that’s good to know.

  1. Blue #1 (Brilliant Blue) and Blue #2 (Indigotine)

We all remember being a kid and thinking eating blue foods, like blue ice cream, blue frosting, blue cereal and blue candy was, like, the coolest thing ever. And then you grow up and find out that blue dye has been linked to cancers in animal studies. The Center for Science in the Public Interest recommends that they be avoided. Oh, they happen to be banned in the EU.

  1. Fluoride

We thought we’d end on this last one because some people still don’t know the truth about fluoride or are simply in disbelief about it. For decades we were told that fluoride is necessary to grow strong teeth And we bought into it. And then eventually studies were conducted that showed just how dangerous it is.

Our government puts fluoride in our drinking water because it’s “good for our teeth” or at least that’s what they tell us. And despite the warnings of scientists and medical experts, they have no intention of ever stopping adding fluoride to our municipal water. Isn’t that odd? You’d think they’d be thrilled with how much money and time they’d save not having to continue treating the water. Are they really that concerned about our teeth, or do they have an ulterior motive?

Even small amounts of fluoride if consumed can actually damage your teeth and bones and disrupt your thyroid function. It has also been linked to cancer and the lowering of IQ. And according to a 2006 National Research Council (NRC) fluoride report produced by a panel of experts who reviewed hundreds of published fluoride studies:

  • Exposure to fluoride disrupts collagen production and leads to the breakdown of collagen in our bones, tendons, muscles, skin, cartilage, lungs, kidneys and trachea.
  • Fluoride depletes the energy reserves and the ability of our white blood cells to find and destroy foreign bodies. Even the smallest, smallest traces of fluoride in the body can seriously depress the ability of white blood cells to destroy pathogens.
  • Fluoride seems to confuse the immune system and get it to attack the body’s own tissues. This causes an increase in tumor growth in cancer-prone individuals.
  • Fluoride disrupts thyroid function.
  • Fluoride promotes the development of bone cancer.
  • Fluoride causes premature aging.

Again we have to ask, isn’t it strange that we in this country spend more money on healthcare than the average person in any other country in the world, yet we are among the sickest citizens in the world. We spend more on treating our illness and disease, yet people in Switzerland, France, Norway, U.K. even South Korea all outlive us?!

Why are we not living longer, despite all the money we spend on doctors, hospitals and prescription drugs?

Would it shock you if I told you Americans have all become guinea pigs in a 20 year long health experiment?

The truth is, the food that you and your family have in your kitchen right now is poisoning you, literally. But who cares about that because the important thing is big corporations are making a lot of money. Right?



    January 21, 2022 Reply

    Thank you for letting me know about FLOURIDE not being good for your health.

  2. Gracie

    November 19, 2019 Reply

    Dear Dr M I am so very please to learn about all these things we are consuming in our bodies. I have completed Weight Watchers and am a life member now but they didn't tell us about the no-no that our destroying our bodies. Thank you so much for waking me up to all these "evil things".


    November 16, 2019 Reply

    I am new to this , I new that the prepared food that has a lot of thinks in what I did not by .
    I come from Europe and it was not aloud to but in food there since the 1960 . But in
    in the USA the put it in the Sausage and many otter food too .
    I caned wait to get my Book witch I ordered , because I have high Blood Pressure .

  4. Sheron Grant

    August 1, 2019 Reply

    Thank you so much for enlightening me, I'm going to do some more reading before purchasing things at the store. This is really serious....HELP they're KILLING US.

  5. Judy

    July 1, 2019 Reply

    Want me to tell you why you are sick? Dr. Merritt is correct it's the foods we eat and the blame goes directly to the US government and FDA. The whole government and it's agencies are corrupt. They all take money from all big pharma's companies, all the big food companies and the big oil companies. Ever wonder why all the senator's and congress person's get elected and then we they leave office they are now all multi-millionaires? it's all due to the lobbyist that pay them to vote their way so they can make more money, then pay the politicians more money for voting for them. OUR US of A government is a complete joke. Nothing is being done for the American public accept keep us broke and unhealthy. Their bug tax break got me and my husband a whole $ 5.00 more a month, while the millionaires become much richer, and we continue to suffer and get sicker because of their inaction. Wake up AMERICA we only have ourselves to blame because we keep electing the into office and not electing real AMERICAN's into office. We elect crooks into office and let them stay in office way to long, 6 years is long enough, then replace them with new blood and idea's to work with, it's got to be better than we have now, it's not working and we keep getting sicker! The blood pressure solution works, so try it you won't be sorry. GOD BLESS THE USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Pilar Arango

    June 17, 2019 Reply

    I just bought the book and got some bonuses information as well as the newsletter.
    I am excited that I will be able to take control of my health now, I have been diagnosed pre-diabetic and overweight, and just was told loose weight, do not eat carbs and do some exercise. Go home! Well it is not that easy. I am 1.67 cm with a weight of 170 pounds more or less. I don't seem to loose weight no matter how little I eat. It is frustrating. I am hopeful that with all the advise, experience and information collected thru investigation and shared by Dr. Merritt, I will be able to do the right thing.

  7. Marcelo C.

    June 1, 2019 Reply

    Thank so much for some valuable information .

  8. ray rushforth

    May 13, 2019 Reply

    I have heard some of the things you are saying from my sister and her hubby who are all out naturalist - organic food enthusiasts - it is great to have them be confirmed by you ! I am looking forward to reading your book and leading a healthier life too! Thanks Dr.Marlene for all you work for a better humanity!

  9. phyllis

    May 12, 2019 Reply

    I ordered your books day before yesterday, so naturally I have not received them yet. This is the second day of following your meat plan. My morning normal was 310 an by the end of the day it was in the 400's. My first day was awesome I ate the three meals and by bed time my sugar was 214. Today my blood sugar started out at 245 instead
    of 300's. I cant wait to be one more day done on your meal plan. Thanks

  10. Joyce Mcgill

    April 22, 2019 Reply

    My husband and I are 86+ we garden and grow our own vegetables, with no bug poison. I think that is the reason for our age and health with the exception of elevated blood pressure. Joyce

  11. Thereza

    March 29, 2019 Reply

    Just became a member, grateful for all the information.

  12. Adria

    March 5, 2019 Reply

    Thanks,this is a very good information,I,m learning now , thanks God I founded you!

  13. Esther

    February 24, 2019 Reply

    Thank you for sharing this valuable information. Now that we know about toxins, it's up to us to change and make better choices. Shame on all the agencies that have lied and poisoned us, because of their greed for the almighty dollar. Please continue to educate us, so we can start feeling better, one day at a time.

  14. Maltine Limage

    February 15, 2019 Reply

    All you stated is true because I just find out what caused sickness in me.
    I will keep to know more from you to help me get my health and energy back.

  15. Denise

    January 9, 2019 Reply

    It's a breath of fresh air, reading this blog. Like others I've suspected everything mentioned here, for decades! Big pharma creates poisons to "treat" diseases caused by big food! Thanks to all who've contributed so far as I've drawn strength from the knowledge and facts and solutions offered. Being on low fixed income makes it near impossible to make all changes needed. I do the best I can. Pray for us all.

  16. Marcos Flores

    September 1, 2018 Reply

    Thank you for sharing this vital knowledge. It's up to us now to take heed to this information and pass it on to our friends and loved ones.

    Marcos F.

  17. Nicholas Melle 125 Shady Ct, LaFayette Ga. 30728PN 7066202959 maggiemelle@yahoo.com

    July 21, 2018 Reply

    Great keep them coming

    • Rick Trace

      January 10, 2019 Reply

      I'm so glad I'm getting this valuable information. I'm recovering from a stroke and want and will get better health.

  18. LL MD.

    July 16, 2018 Reply

    thank's to GOD we learn from mistakes

  19. robert

    April 29, 2018 Reply

    Time for my own Garden and reading more labels

    • Robert Young

      April 16, 2019 Reply

      good work ,you keep them coming. thanks alot ROBERT YOUNG

  20. Rosalya Khan

    February 12, 2018 Reply

    I thank God for showing this very important information. I am a diabetic for almost ten years now and I am always on the look around for any cure. I just sign up for this thing this weekend and I am thankful to God for leading me to this.

  21. Gerry Patterson

    February 4, 2018 Reply

    You can't fight city hall but we can do so we save our lives.

  22. Regina

    January 2, 2018 Reply

    Thank you for the blog. I want to take up the idea with my doctor. I have been on meds for high blood pressure for the past three years. I have lost a lost of my hair and my energy level has gone down tremendously.

  23. Jerrilyn

    May 9, 2017 Reply

    I am new to this blog but I bought your book recently because my Dr. tried four different prescriptions to lower my blood pressure and all of them made me sick. Her solution was to add more prescriptions to counter the negative effects of the initial ones. NO. Big pharma just wants to sell more products and make more money.

    I would like to answer some of the comments above.

    Fluoride - Berkey makes a charcoal water filter device which also has a place to install fluoride filters. The charcoal filters can be cleaned and last for several years. They don't say how long the fluoride filters last but I change mine once a year. The water tastes very good and you can eliminate the heavy cases of bottled water (of questionable quality). It's easy to make enough for all coffee, tea and cooking.

    I use Celtic Sea Salt made by Selina Naturally. The flavor is really good and it contains lots of trace minerals. If you don't have a health food store, it can be ordered on line.

    • David Simmons

      July 23, 2019 Reply

      I own a Berkey water filter and it was one of the most positive things I did for my health recently. I would gladly recommend it to anyone! Not only is my water drinkable now, but it is visibly clearer, and smells good too!!
      On the subject if Fluoride, be careful to read and understand the labels on your tooth paste! Most tooth pastes contains Fluoride and it is so toxic! Nasty stuff!

  24. Nancy Dennis

    May 1, 2017 Reply

    I have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes only for 6 years now. When I first received the diagnosis I was scared. I immediately changed my diet. I eliminated sugar, drank bottled or well water only, and ate more vegetables. I quickly lost weight and with medication my diabetes has been under control. However, my last check up revealed a rise in my A1c so the doctor had to increase the dosage in one of my medications. I realized my body had reacted to the change in diet and no sugar but medicine was only treating symptoms. I strongly believe there is a cure for diabetes and it must start with diet. I had turned to the harmful sugar substitutes and will now change to True Via. I have planted a small vegetable garden to eat more fresh and chemical free foods. Sugar and flour are not all that bad for you until it is changed through man's processing and refining. I look forward to receiving the Smart Blood Sugar Book and will practice what I learn.

  25. Pam Taverner

    March 23, 2017 Reply

    I heard on the news from NPR this morning that researchers have discovered that life expectancy has actually gone DOWN recently among middle-aged white Americans, for the first time since records have been kept. I must infer that these toxic ingredients are among the causes for this trend.

  26. Warren

    January 14, 2017 Reply

    My dear Dr
    I am now 80 years young and my wife is 79 years young. I am a diabetic and my wife wife is pre-diabetic. She also has Alzheimer's. She has had ALS for almost 8-10 years . I am the cook in the family and I know that something is causing our society to be in a downward spiral. One of the causes I believe is sugar. I want to eliminate sugar completely to see if I am on the right path to see if I can start reversing both problems


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  28. Glo

    December 9, 2016 Reply

    I have read a lot about all of this in the past. I believe it all and have taken small steps to improve. It is up to me now. I need to stop putting so much credit to satisfying my taste buds with quick fixes. It is up to us to say NO to what we know is harmful. What many of you say is true . if we stop buying and spread the word they won't be able to sell all the harmful junk.
    Time for self control & prayer.

  29. Linda

    October 28, 2016 Reply

    I stopped eating foods that were already prepared, because they didn't tasts right to me. It always seem to make me sick to my stomic. I do grow a small garden each year and I can tasted the difference in my veggies and the the stores veggies. I eat alot of veggies, most od them raw amd fruits in season, but I have to be choosy. I truly believe what you have put out. Thank you,

    • Betty R in MN

      November 19, 2016 Reply

      I am 86, nearly 87, and live in apartment. I have tried growing green beans and tomatoes in a lovely 'Grow Box' and more recently just in small planters (just tomatoes this time) but haven't had very good luck. Said I wouldn't try any more, but maybe I will give it another go next year. It is sad that we have such polluted ground and water and even our air. I have ordered the blood pressure book by Dr. Marlene but it hasn't arrived yet. Will be happy to ge it and put it in practice.

  30. ALLEN iglicki

    October 6, 2016 Reply

    Is incredible but true,and that because executives from big pharma and food industry (are now double dipping even we cannot prove it) are now forking for the FDA, and is a shame that a Dr that found a treatment to change the DNA in a sperm to have 3 providers in it,(because a couple were the wife was getting pregnant their baby's were dying at 3 to 4 months after they were born,this procedure was not autorized by FDA because theY claim that since it wasen't a proven METHOD the baby's could dye (they were dying anyway) so the Dr perform this procedure in Mexico (succesfully) and here were are, THE BIGGEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD IS REALLY A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY

  31. Marvin votava

    October 5, 2016 Reply

    I believe u 100% I create my own diet as much as I can 80% vegetables and20 % meats lots of garlic and organic first cold pressed extra virgin olive oil plenty of excercise

  32. Mary lou Ott

    September 29, 2016 Reply

    Hello, Yes, I would like to be a part of this discussion. I am 82 and very healthy, living a life filled with family, friends, good books, active social life and prayer.
    I want to share what I know and more importantly learn from others. Thank you
    Mary lucille

  33. Steve Newman

    September 18, 2016 Reply

    Very interesting information!

  34. Annette Mitchell

    September 17, 2016 Reply

    I read the article and feel like I've just started an enhanced education on an already interested subject-- now what can a person do to improve-- in a fast-- too little time day as it is to accomplish everything plus living away from places where healthy foods are obtainable. We live in the mountains of up-state New York--the Adirondacks. We're older and have always thought we were caucus when choosing food. We don't drink, smoke, or drink coffee or tea. { We live in a society that report those foods have no consequences to our health.) Obviously there is more to do in our reading labels besides how much salt, sugar, and fat along with other ingredients we can't even pronounce amounts too. Does it sound like I'm overwhelmed with more homework? I probably am speaking for many people however, who want to take care of their amazing bodies in spite of the money first perspective-- business world ideology of the land of the free-- when it comes to producing foods in grocery stores. I am listening. Sincerely Annette Mitchell

    • GMLake

      March 6, 2019 Reply

      Green tea is very helpful and healthy

  35. DJay

    September 11, 2016 Reply

    Unfortunately we don't realize the consequences of all of this going on when we were young,i have always said that as long as we are getting paycheck every week ,all we are going to do is set around and bitch about how government,and wealthy business companies are literally, experimenting with our( needs,desires,sympathy, compaction, Morales, and ETc..) They can lead us to the left or right and we will go in that direction,they own the airways,they are now working on the internet (to sensor key words that are spoken against them (I BELIEVE END OF THIS MONTH,CHINA,OR RUSSIA WILL NOW CONTROL SOME PART OF THE INTERNET BY SEPT 30TH) That being said (I BELIEVE ONCE THOUGH PAYCHECKS STOP COMING IN EACH WEEK ) PEOPLE EYES WILL START OPENING UP,I have grown a garden in my yard every year for over 20years,accept for last couple years --so hot,insects,squirrel,eating up plants,and nobody has time to preserve,we both work and tired at end of the day. (SORRY TALKING SO DUM AND GLUM-62/WORKED HARD ALL MY LIFE (JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE)HAVE WORN OUT BODY,CANT AFFORD TO RETIRE,ITS JUST SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND STAND HOW PROFIT (EXCUSES GOV AND BUSS.) FROM CRIMINAL CHARGES,ITS THERE IN BLACK AND WHITE ,BUT NOTHING IS DONE ABOUT IT ,BECAUSE WE HAVE ALL ACCEPTED THIS IS THE WAY IT IS .AGAIN APOLOGIZE FOR PUTTING THIS ON YOUR HEALTH PAGE---YOUR DOING A GREAT JOB ,PLEASE DONT STOP GETTING THE INFO OUT -THANHS

  36. Jimbo

    September 1, 2016 Reply

    Read, and thank you! I purchased your book the other day and already read most of it. What caught my eye was the meal plan....man that stuff looks soooo apitizing! And very little prep and cook time. I will be trying out a bunch of those. Thanks again.

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  39. Michael

    August 7, 2016 Reply

    Dear Doctor: I purchaed your book last week and read the PDF version you emailed me and i must say it woke me up to a lot more than i thought. I applaud you for stepping up and telling the truth about things and also giving me enough facts to get off the couch and act. I am currently takeing some thing you recommended and i set up a chart on my blood pressure / time date etc to record my progress , i'll come back and report what the first 7 days looks like on the eight day.
    The issue for the future when a number of us who understand grows to a point we can't be ignored is , how will the food and drug industry transition if at all. The deciding factor is education and with that the dropping out of the food chain or the people stop buying the product. I know because of your wonderfull information , i am now a label reader which will bring me to what i can't eat out of the super market and what i need to grow my self if able. You give me hope i can add years to my life and all the while be happier because of it , thank you!.
    PS: every one needs to buy your book just to turn on the lights so to speak !.

  40. Gerry

    August 6, 2016 Reply

    So glad to find this blog! I have been eating organic foods and grass fed meats for a long time and look forward to finding more information that can help us all. And I agree with Heart that prayer is very important. Thanking the Lord for what you eat makes it good for you (according to 1 Timothy 4:4-5)

  41. Maria

    July 29, 2016 Reply

    I was born and lived my life up to 45 years in Brazil . Always very conscious about what I drank and ate . Rarely made ​​use of red meat .
    However I came to live in the US with my husband and here my eating habits have changed radically .
    About 3 years ago , I started having pain in my feet and joints of hands swell and hurt daily.
    I went to several doctors and all without exception said " blame your mother " because it is a hereditary disease .
    However I refused to take the medication indicated , I was in panic with the side effects .
    My father was a pharmacist and he always said the same medicine that heals, kills ." So be careful what you put inside your body.
    Mudar para portuguêsFechar tela cheia
    I was so sad , so I saw something on the internet that caught my attention.
    I bought the books , however not yet received . But with access to the links , I resumed my old way of me food and rm a week I already feel the difference in the joints of my hands . Thank you my God for Show me The Joint pain Solution .

  42. Elizabeth Lindsey

    July 13, 2016 Reply

    Hi Marlane , I am so grateful for the information you have shared with me and others. I'm excited about receiving the High Blood Pressure Solution book. Thanks so much!!!

  43. Lona

    July 12, 2016 Reply

    I've been given a blessing from God. Accidentally, I stumbled upon Dr. Will by the hand of God. How else. I am now 80 and I have been reading all day and my eyes are so tired, but it is worth what I have read. About 10 years ago, I had an ingrown toenail that got infected. I had several doctors try to fix the problem and finally surgery. Having been given way too many antibiotics, I got colostrum dificile (c.dif).
    After being diagnosed and treatment from doctors failed, I visited the health food store where I did my shopping. I was set up with supplements and a book to guide me on what to eat and it had to be from scratch. After 3 months, I was well. The supplements I took were for that particular problem and it surely did the job. I am still taking the same probiotic which has Saccharomyces Boulardii that is the healing product among other ingredients, and that will continue for the rest of my life for protection. This is very common now, but it is very difficult to heal. It seems that we have to find our own way through this jungle of health issues. I now have about 13 health issues that I am treating and I find comfort in reading the blogs and am getting the right guidance in the articles for my multiple health issues. My son was diagnosed by two doctors for Multiple Scherosis and he said, mother, I don't want to take that bad medicine. I said, well, there is another way. "The Prescription for Natural Healing" that the health food stores use to help their patrons and it says that if you are in the first stage, their recommendations may even heal it or at least make it less active. He started the supplements and his symptoms went away. After 2 years, he said maybe I don't have MS, I want to stop my supplements. He called in a week and said that his symptoms were coming back and he is on his supplements again from now on. It pays to nip it in the bud. We are so thankful for this blessing. He is in the prime of his career as an engineer. My daughter suffers from migraines, no thyroid, except compounding medicine for a thyroid every day of her life which causes other health issues.
    I would like to introduce Primal Source News to both of my children. Am I allowed to share my source or should it be done through your group. It is just too good to pass up and they need this info so much to guide them through the rest of their life. If you please, I would appreciate your answer to me through my email. Thanks to all of your people doing this and may God;s blessings fall upon your efforts in doing so..

  44. John

    July 11, 2016 Reply

    I am a new member to DR. Marlene's advise, and I know a lot about all the toxic cemicals in our food
    I was born and raised on a farm and we grew all our own food, only bought the bare necessity so and grew or made the rest
    The best water is distilled water, and I will never drink any thing else.
    I am waiting for the book I ordered from DR. Marlene to. Eat healthy and get rid of. My high blood pressure, and of the drugs I am taking for it.
    I am 84 years old and that's all I have wrong with me.
    Exercise is another way to stay healthy, I walk 3 miles each day and ride a bike 10. to20 miles or more, also do all my yard work and fix every thing, don't hire no one,I keep my weight under control, I am 6 ft tall. and weigh 175 pounds.
    My parents lived into their 90 s and no such a thing as high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
    Exercise ,eat right and you will live and enjoy your life and could live into the 100 s, and above all follow DR. Marlene's advise, good luck.

  45. L Johnson

    July 10, 2016 Reply

    My insulin dependent diabetic husband just went thru a 6 month program. It was a big change in his diet, just the opposite of all the diabetic classes we have taken, plus vitamins. At a cost of over 5k. The main thing is to eat meat and vegetables. No sugar, no bread, pasta, rice, white potatoes, corn, no cow's milk or dairy, no cheese, no fruit juice, no artificial sweetners, no colas regular or diet. Sounds impossible but it can be done. His morning blood sugar is now 100-120. Now that he is under control, one day a week, he can have a little of the off limit foods. Instead of cow's milk, drink unsweetened almond milk and sweeten with Stevia or honey. Instead of rice, have quinoa. Also, no cereal is allowed, so he has hot quinoa three mornings a week. Four days a week, he has eggs, sausage, small tomatoes and fruit. He is allowed only 2 cups of fruit a day and it must be before 2pm. Sweet potatoes are allowed since they do not affect blood sugar.
    The diet is based on the Low Glycemic index. For an afternoon snack, he has hummus and celery. Nuts are also on the diet. A side affect of the diet, is that it lessens neuropathy. I am not a diabetic, but by being on this diet my medium to severe neuropathy has almost disappeared, I guess someone would call it the Cave Man diet.

  46. emelie

    June 21, 2016 Reply

    Emelien, I do believe all what is said here,first of all I have been in The USA on for 5yr. Before ij came to the Usa, I had no Bp. But just within 2 years, I was diagnosed withBP, however the solution is prayers.

  47. Jerome

    May 26, 2016 Reply

    I am new to the forum and just purchased Dr. Marlene’s books on managing your blood pressure and glucose level. I have not gotten them yet because it is within the shipping time. I read the download of them and took action to improve my health. I am 60 years old. My BP went from 155/92 to 129/87 and my fasting glucose dropped from 307 to 167 in 6 days. The books are a revelation. I felt like I took the red pill in the Matrix.

    When walking through the grocery store I now see the beautiful packages of “food” as what it really is- poison that is killing us. I thought I was eating healthy. I now know better. I agree with this article that the American people are all part of some grand experiment. As Dr. Marlene stated, “No, this is a man-made crisis. Which is good news, because it means you can unmake it.”

    Poison food exists on the market because consumer buys it. Clearly, from my BP and fasting glucose numbers it was killing me or setting me up for long-term disability. In 6 short days I have seen dramatic improvement in my health by making lifestyle changes. I will get moving and not buy any poison again in my life.

  48. Jessica

    May 2, 2016 Reply

    Because we all have to eat what is provided,,we try to stay healthy but because of the bad chemical's , a lot of die earlier than we're suposed to. A lot of us don't live on a farm to get the best out of life ! I just do my best to try staying healthy. thats all I can do

  49. Lyn

    April 30, 2016 Reply

    I am in agreement with all that has been said here...ALL OF IT. But I truly believe that what all of these dudes (Pharma, agencies and food industries + many others) are thinking to themselves." Ok, so, we are killing them. Big deal! We all have to die sometime.If everyone lives 10 - 20 years or more longer, where will we put everyone?" Our world is sadly over populated now and we are multiplying fast, and truthfully, there is no answer to that. At least none that I can see.

  50. Ms. Heart Hahn

    April 25, 2016 Reply

    I believe the solution is spiritual. My first thought was to suggest a prayer group to lift up our government so that Jesus can intervene.
    Its a good idea to pray over everything we put in our bodies.
    The people who control the companies that are creating and selling dangerous products require prayer to change their ways. The employees in these companies need prayer for relief of working in such toxic places.
    Through the Old and New Testaments, we are reminded not to worry. We are to pray, praise, and give thanks.

  51. warner

    April 18, 2016 Reply

    It is very sad&unfortunate how the society has gotten over the years OF GREED&DOMINANCE by the FAT CATS.It has gotten so out of hand there is little that can be done by the individual.However because of the internet now people have the ability to group and it WILL TAKE A LARGE GROUP TO CHANGE THE WAY THIS COUNTRY IS HEADED it is allmost TOO LATE ! I AM NOT THE ONE TO START A MOVEMENT,TOO OLD (63),DISABELED,TOO POOR,ETC,ETC.

  52. Margaret

    April 17, 2016 Reply

    Fluoride, My husband grew up where it was naturally in the water, and his teeth are hard as rocks.

  53. Joann

    April 13, 2016 Reply

    Are you aware of any water that is sold in the grocery store, that is not "peppered with poison"???? Thank you so much for sending me this blog. If anyone would be inclined to pray for me, I would be so grateful.

  54. Gene

    April 3, 2016 Reply

    Actually all cities don't put Fluoride in their water. We have natural Fluoride in our water that God put in there. It is just about the same amount that people put in. There was a question about boiling water to get rid of Fluoride, that won't work as it is elemental and not a gas.

    • Iwona

      November 3, 2017 Reply

      Dr. Marlene
      Thank you for all information I enjoy reading all of them and getting educated what is good and what is toxic in our food
      Thank you

  55. orville

    April 3, 2016 Reply

    Who pays the salaries of the foolish dumb asses (FDA)

  56. Bonnie

    March 31, 2016 Reply

    Organic is not necessarily organic. A large field can have organically grown crops until the next field over air sprays or ground waters with chemicals. The sprays will carry and no telling how far the ground water will go. I was once tasting wine in Santa Cruz and it tasted like celery and was told that the ground water to the vineyard came from the Gilroy area. That's a good travel distance. When it says organic....I don't believe it. I just have to be careful in other ways. My husband is the cook and he makes big batches of different soups and pasta sauces and either freezes them or cans them. I'm sure some of the ingredients are tainted but most are at least fresh vegetables not necessarily organic as we can't guarantee that it really is.

  57. Tom Norman

    March 20, 2016 Reply

    Thanks for the information and clarification. I wish we had more nurses and doctors like you Dr. Marlene. We need emergency medicine as much as we need natural medicine.

  58. Jodi

    March 20, 2016 Reply

    Just an FYI for everyone....The only power we seem to have, as consumers, is to boycott or not buy the processed products on the shelf. That is the only thing that will remove them. Also, your grocer should be willing to hear your requests for products. We all need to work harder to improve things where we live.

  59. Jerrie

    March 8, 2016 Reply

    I am interested in the comments of another "Jerrie" spelled the same as my own whose comments I read here and found them to be so relevant. I find it sad that we are raising generations of citizens that do not take responsibility for the choices they make. I grew up in a family with little income. My parents worked very hard to make sure we had food on the table, and a roof over our heads and as much love as we could handle. We always had a garden. We always had fresh from the garden vegetables in season, and my mother canned just about everything to last through the winter months. They bought large burlap bags of beans, potatoes, onions, etc and my mother made the most wonderful soups, stews, etc out of very little. We had home made bread from recipes handed down through generations. There were lots of products in the markets that were factory made, but we could not afford them and my mother's home cooking was the best. In the summer, we had our own fresh vegetables. Everything was made from scratch. The big food manufacturers will not continue to produce a product unless it sells. It is the law of supply and demand. As long as we consumers continue to buy foods made with ingredients that we cannot pronounce, and we do not bother to find out what these ingredients really are, we are at the mercy of our own lack of knowledge when we have the ability to educate ourselves. If we continue to purchase these same foods because they are convenient, quick, and tasty, then we are the ones who are responsible for our fate. The big companies will continue to manufacture what the public demands. Do your homework, people. You should make the decisions about what you eat and feed your families based on what you know, not what advertising campaigns tell you. It does us no good for us to sit and wring our hands and ask why doesn't someone do something. We can't make someone else responsible for our well being. We all have Senators and Congressmen who depend on our votes for their very jobs. And, I assure you, the FDA is counting on your ignorance. If you can email this blog, you can email your representatives in Washington. And most of all.......stop buying processed foods that contain additives that you cannot pronounce just so they have a longer shelf life. I read everything. If I don't know what is in it, I don't buy it. And, while I am on this soapbox :) the one scary thing about genetically altered crops is that one farmer can plant it next door to a farmer that grows everything organically and does not use genetically altered seeds, but the bees and butterflies, etc can't tell the difference and the cross pollination begins. Wherever you live, find out how you can get involved in making a difference. And, keep reading this blog.

    • Hamza

      March 9, 2016 Reply

      So much wisdom in just one comment... Thank you very much for your contribution Jerrie! :)

    • Carleen

      April 3, 2016 Reply

      I agree that we are a lazy society for the most part, when it comes to grocery shopping and meal planning/fixing...BUT...our government has made it next to impossible to support a family on one person's income anymore, and, if we are working 1 to 3 jobs to pay the bills then, unfortunately, the kids cook for themselves! I know we did and I'm no spring chicken! Having easy to prepare meals doesn't mean that we want to be POISONED!!! And there's no reason, EXCEPT MONEY, that huge food producers and manufacturers concoct the JUNK we find in our grocery stores today! There's no reason to put Bromine in baked goods, except for MONEY. It keeps baked goods longer than if they were made fresh from a bakery in town, like years ago. My grandmother used to make umpteen loaves of bread a week for her family, and it took her all day to do that! When someone is working 2 jobs how are they going to do that; along with the laundry, dishes, cleaning, ironing, changing beds, taking the car in to be serviced (which costs an arm and a leg now-a-days), and last but not least, the CRAPPY foods ARE CHEAP!!! And if you're trying to survive in this US of A, many of us have NO choice but to buy CHEAP!!!
      I know better but because I'm on a fixed income, and my health costs are thru the roof, I cannot afford to buy the foods I WANT. But that doesn't give big corporations the right to poison me for HUGE bottom lines!!! And, by the way, the F&DA is nothing more than an overpaid, over-lobbied group of old fogies on the dole anyway. Just watch TV for 5 minutes and you'll see at least 2 commercials about drug recalls and lawsuits that the F&DA approved!!! And the USDA is NO BETTER. If I had the money I'd buy a farm and move out of the city for good; then I'd need a body transplant so I could work in my garden like I did when I was in my thirties! Growing my own veggies, raising my own chickens, pigs and beef cattle! That WOULD be MY CHOICE. And even then, you'd have to be AWFULLY careful not to buy feed for your animals that wasn't poisoned, chemicalized, or GM'd!
      All my best, God Bless.

    • C

      March 21, 2018 Reply

      This is the most informed and intelligent response I have read here.

  60. Douglas A..

    February 28, 2016 Reply

    I science have progress a lot yesterday to today, now imagine today from 50 years ago.
    More people so things got to grow faster, not healthier, cause kids, kids having kids,because the media ( TV, radio, c-phone, texting, etc.) so with food that's part of the problem, now medical science got a job to find meds to cure the crop that they use, that make us ill. Someone mention their choice for president, and that's good, but back to school, put a good apple into a bag with bad apples or visa versa, if don't know the result you should try it. One word "CAPITALIZIM" this word does a lot most people don't like to read about." May God bless us all, amen. "

  61. Jerrie

    February 24, 2016 Reply

    I am truly a believer that additives to processed foods are not in our best interests and growing your own or buying organic is best. However, as I read the comments here, I am aware there are a lot of comments such as, "I wonder when our government is going to...", "our government and these companies shouldn't be....., "Why doesn't the media do something about.....?" We are a country of citizens who have come to expect someone else to take responsibility for actions that are harmful to us. "We the people" are the government. We control the media just by always tuning into our "favorite" programs regardless of who sponsors them. We are citizens that over the years have dictated to the very companies that produce our foods that we need faster and easier to support our busy lifestyles; however, it must be tastier and more economical. How many of us grow even a small garden? How many of us are willing to cook from scratch? Bake our own cakes, rolls, breads, desserts from scratch? How many of us read, and understand the labels in items we buy. We are a society that has grown lazy when it comes to buying and preparing foods because we have demanded that we want it easy, and we want it now. If a processed food does not sell, it will not be on the grocery shelf very long. Most of the items we see and purchase are there because we demand it. We have become a nation of consumers who do not want to give up our favorite foods or beverages to get healthy. We want some kind of a quick fix or pill that will make us better. The only way to make it better, is to do our homework and
    contact our legislators on both state and national levels, and seek out other concerned citizens and carry these issues as far and wide as we can. The internet today has endless possibilities as how to reach these people or groups. In the meantime, stop buying fast foods; Stop eating out. Read labels on everything you buy. Buy a bread machine and only the purest ingredients you can find to put in it. And, most important, "We are the voice of America. Speak Up and Reach Out"!

  62. cherrill

    February 14, 2016 Reply

    Beware of processed foods, High Fructose corn syrup, MSG, Cleaning Supplies, etc. It's what we EAT, DRINK, AND BREATHE that makes us SICK!!!!!

  63. Rita

    February 10, 2016 Reply

    I am new to this blog and although I've heard about the negative effects of high fructose corn syrup, fluoride, growth hormones, etc., this is even more detailed than I could have expected. I am presently high risk for diabetes and this just gives me even more insight as to why! I will continue to look forward to this blog. The better informed, the better decisions made. Amazing, eye-opening information!

  64. sylvia sylvester

    February 8, 2016 Reply

    I purchased lettuce at Costco. My husband passed away and I kind of let things slide.
    Went to clean the refrigerator out six weeks, , six weeks later, and that lettuce still looked as good as it did the day I bought it. I wonder how old it was when I bought it.
    I will never eat vegies from Costco again. There could not be any nutrition in the lettuce, and had to have so much poison preservatives on it. . . .

    What country is healthy?? Maybe I will move. Am all alone, and nothing holds me to this country.

  65. rayburn.d.smith

    February 5, 2016 Reply

    We need to change our government, and get BIG business out of it. I'm voting for Bernie Sanders...Social democrat does not frighten me - Corporate fascism and all the money given to it does...The stuff that they are spraying (persistent contrails) into our air that we breathe is frightening too: we are the guinea pigs...The new world order, mentioned by every president after JFK, wants to reduce the world population by 7 billion people...by the demigods, I think that they are going to achieve it.

  66. Cheryl Livingston

    February 5, 2016 Reply

    This country is run by greed. I am 72 years old with Diabetes 2 and IBS-D. I have been trying for a few years now to fix these problems since these syndromes can be fixed. I have stopped almost all pharmaceuticals much to the frustration of my Doctor. I do see a Chiropractor for some things. Texas does not allow a regular MD to also get a license as a naturopath. They have to go to another state and get certified as a naturopath in order to do both. I cannot afford a naturopath Medicare will not pay anything for it so with my fixed income I am trying to buy organic food, free range eggs, grass fed beef but it is so expensive. But what's a person to do, try and grow my own food. Even the dirt is poisoned with gmo pesticides, growth hormones etc. For over 60 years I have been eating the junk on the market and taking the pills to supposedly fix the side effects. I do not know if my efforts for the last 12 years can fix all the damage. Thank you for your blog.

  67. Thomas Ashton, MD

    January 31, 2016 Reply

    Everyday I encounter patients with multiple health conditions, taking multiple medication, getting fatter, sicker, and grumpy. I am a surgeon, so my first response is not to write a script for more medication. I go into my lecture about diet, exercise, life style changes, the value of meditation and spiritual orientation. Frankly my patients don't want to hear it. Usually they say something like "right Doc you want to take away my pasta, no way". Or they tell me they are taking a hand full of supplements every day so they will be just fine. I am sure your efforts are extremely worthwhile. I applaud your teachings and I admire your dedication. It is a huge job, but your efforts are extraordinary. I hope I can pass on some of your information to my patients.
    Dr Tom

    • Hamza

      February 7, 2016 Reply

      Dr Thomas,

      We're humbled and very gracious for your praise - it's a struggle exposing the true nasty nature of these big pharmaceutical corporations and it can be quite difficult to get people to understand the dangers of their "chemical-induced" lifestyles... but more and more people are waking up to the truth and big pharma is getting really ticked off by our efforts (which must mean we're doing something right!).

      I sincerely hope you keep reading our articles and letting us know what you think. Thank you Dr. Tom!


  68. Marceline Gbla Nadje

    January 31, 2016 Reply

    It's truly scaring. What should we do?

    • Hamza

      February 7, 2016 Reply

      Hi Marceline,

      The best thing you can do is be informed - and by reading this article, you're already one step ahead ... Step #2 is to ACT upon what you know, which means avoiding the harmful foods and embracing the beneficial ones!

      I hope that helps :)


  69. Carl R

    January 26, 2016 Reply

    For Shirl:

    No, boiling kills bacteria and may evaporate most volatile organic compounds but doesn't remove elemental contaminants. Distilling water with a home still will remove nearly all of the garbage from your municipal water but distilled water doesn't taste very good. You can buy certain water filters that actually do remove fluoride and leave the water with a better taste. Caveat emptor.

  70. Carl R

    January 26, 2016 Reply

    What I find amazing is the number of comments from people who appear to have never heard about the poisons and profits conglomerate before reading your blog. My God people how gullible can you be to believe the government or large corporations care about you? Their collective focus is protecting their overpaid careers using your money.

  71. Carol Handy

    January 26, 2016 Reply

    To those several contributors who asked why the media don't speak out for us: I strongly suspect that they have been threatened. The big corporations are thugs! They will do whatever is necessary to further their agendas and with the big money at their disposal, their threats are not to be ignored. The media are essentially as helpless as we are. We are on our own for our health!

  72. Shirl

    January 24, 2016 Reply

    I am wondering if simply boiling our water for drinking, etc.
    would "kill" the flouride in it.?

    • Hamza

      January 25, 2016 Reply

      It would make sense since boiling water essentially "purifies" it - but I haven't really seen any studies that support that theory. It's definitely something worth looking into :) thanks for your contribution Shirl!

  73. ED GREEN

    January 19, 2016 Reply

    Thanks for the info. They are killing us slowly.

  74. Marcia

    January 16, 2016 Reply

    this is so frightening, and frustrating. trying to take care of yourself and family as best you can and then finding out about all the harmful chemicals allowed to go into our foods and household products. wish we could throw them , lobbyist, big Pharma, FDA etc. all out !

  75. Jim Hitch

    January 8, 2016 Reply

    A year ago I gave up trying to lose weight and instead changed my eating habits. Went to a local health food store and started buying organic (certified) food, including grass fed beef with no hormones or drugs, range-free chickens and eggs from those kinds of chickens.
    Bought only organically grown vegetables, started eating butter instead of margarine, ate Ezekiel bread, made from grain shoots and not grain. Ate a handful of organic almonds daily and a square of dark chocolate at least 85%. No processed foods of any kind. No "other white meat". Following a doctor's plan in a book. Ate all of these things I wanted and lost 30 pounds in six months. There ain't any food in a traditional grocery store.

  76. Mary S

    January 1, 2016 Reply

    I just feel, what can one do and still allow this government to continue to get away with doing this to us and what steps can we as a people do about it. Since no one is listening to us or keep telling us that things are just fine when in fact we are just sitting ducks to continue with this happening and not taking action on this.

  77. Jeff

    December 30, 2015 Reply

    "... a 20 year health experiment" ?? Try 60 years! My dad (now deceased) knew all this was going on since the 1950's. He was a Chiropractor and one of the first holistic heath practitioners I know of. He taught us to eat organic before "Organic" was even a thing. He was well aware of the fraud and corruption in our government; and not just the FDA. We all need to take a long, hard, critical look at the EPA, the USDA, the HSA . . . and we need to be more critical of the AMA, ADA and Big Pharma who have been lying to us for decades about fluoride, amalgam fillings, and so many other harmful additives, drugs and so called "health" practices. Many health practitioners and public servants KNOW today of the lies, but are unable to speak honestly in fear of retribution, fear for their jobs and professional licenses or being ostracized in their own community. It's hard to believe this is America, the land of the free, the land of Liberty -- But only as long as you comply with Big Government and the powerful corporate lobbyists.

    For 60 years, I watched my father and other chiropractors and holistic practitioners being falsely prosecuted for their knowledge, beliefs and techniques. And now - more and more - everything my father ever spoke out against is coming true.

  78. kent

    December 24, 2015 Reply

    Thank you the great information. hopefully I will live longer taking your advice.. I would like to know though why you and as many doctors as possible do not continually bug the media to make the FDA more credible and to have them protect us from the food giants..bug them relentllously until they do something..And especially the media... OR are they all being paid off by the government.and BIG business.(probably).

    • Hamza

      January 4, 2016 Reply

      I'm glad you liked the information Kent. The GMO and "industrial food" lobby is VERY strong, and it's often a huge struggle to take them on. Having said that, there are a lot of people fighting that battle and working hard to make our world a healthier place to live in, and you can be sure that we're one of them! :)

  79. videogamr1

    December 23, 2015 Reply

    One of the main things I found out I was allergic to, is High Fructose Corn Syrup....it's in everything !! most all the foods I used to buy have that junk inside: Heinz ketchup !, skippy peanut butter ! Anything that has or might be put on the shelves that has some kind of fruit in it....ex: All jams, jellies....Anything frozen with fruit....all, or most of all things, at the grocery store have something in them that is a poison or a long shelf life. I could go on and on, but this is enough for now - thanks !

  80. michael weinstein

    December 16, 2015 Reply

    I have known about this a long time.
    Also going out to eat , you don't know
    what you are eating.

  81. Flora Ombogo

    December 4, 2015 Reply

    I'm coming from a country where the food is natural and organic. After 4 years living in US, I feel intoxicated and poisoned, have gained too much difficult-to-loose weight, I feel weak, stressed, depressed and I am insomniac. I discovered the impact of the poor quality of food I've been eating on my health. I was also horrify to know that the FDA doesn't care at all about food and drugs companies poisoning millions of people. Thanks to people like you for informing us and caring for people's well-being.

    • Hamza

      December 8, 2015 Reply

      You're very welcome Flora :)

  82. Clara

    December 4, 2015 Reply

    Thank you for all the time and research you do on our health.. I have been trying to be a healthier me for several years, use organic when I can find it and use essential oils instead of over the counter meds among other things. I will be keeping touch with your blog. Knowledge is power.

    • Hamza

      December 8, 2015 Reply

      You're very welcome Clara :)

  83. Michael

    November 25, 2015 Reply

    can not understand how we have got so busy in trying to live that we are actual Much more Busy trying to DIE.

    Thanks for what you are doing !!!

    May we all get on board and Fight Back from being used as qinnie Pigs.

    • Hamza

      December 3, 2015 Reply

      I'm glad we can help Michael :)

  84. Sharon

    October 16, 2015 Reply

    Thank you for confirming what I've known for many years (at least if confirmed my husband knew what he was talking about). My husband was a Supervisor for a large water company in California and has always told me to never have fluoride treatments while at the dentist or use products that had it in them, if possible. I'm glad I listened to him!

  85. Mark

    September 19, 2015 Reply

    Massive (as Trump would say, Huuuge) multi-multi billion $ companies like Monsanto, ADM, General Mills, lobby the FDA, Congress, White House and others to maximize company profits, not Americans' health! GM seeds create larger crop yields; who knows what they do to our health...

  86. florence lane

    July 22, 2015 Reply

    when is anyone going to investigate the fda-they are supposed to take care of this problem. they are getting paid to protect us and they are not doing their job-why isnt the media getting after them and printing what they fnnd -this is important-people are dying because the fda allows the drug companies put new dangerous drugs on the market without proper pre-testing-its getting worse-i have switched to herbel meds because we cant trust the FDA

  87. James Gooch

    July 20, 2015 Reply

    It is terrible that the government is allowing this GMO TO TAKE PLACE.

    • Hamza

      July 21, 2015 Reply

      Terrible indeed James. Just goes to show that your health is in your OWN hands, and we'll continue doing our best to help you look after it :)

  88. Rance

    July 20, 2015 Reply

    I have been in a wheelchair over 45 years and my health is very important to me. Please send information in ways that I can increase better health for not only myself, but for my wife as well. Thank you

    • Hamza

      July 21, 2015 Reply

      Hi Rance and Helen, it's a pleasure to have you be a part of the Primal Source News family. Our main aim is to do just that, help people all around the world increase better health. Please keep an eye on this blog, we have A LOT more important and beneficial information coming up. Thank you :)

  89. John Curlee

    July 20, 2015 Reply

    our coutry gov. what a surprise.

  90. Dulcina Orear

    July 20, 2015 Reply

    terrible to know something toxic and poisoning sre in our everyday food. HELP!

    • Hamza

      July 21, 2015 Reply

      My sentiments exactly Dulcina. Keep an eye on this blog, we have A LOT more important information coming up..

  91. Ronald wigal

    July 20, 2015 Reply

    Absolutely amazing!
    I must know more...please!

    • Hamza

      July 21, 2015 Reply

      Thank you for the kinds words Ronald! We have A LOT more important and relevant information coming up, so please keep an eye on this blog over the next few weeks :)

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