Thursday, October 30, 2008

Nutrition Experts Warn Parents About Halloween Candy Dangers.....

Columbus, OH-Experts from the Columbus Naturopathy Center are warning parents of the dangers that may be waiting for their children on Halloween night, dangers like high-fructose corn syrup, refined carbohydrates, trans fat, and triglycerides just to name a few.

"We want parents to understand just what risks their children will be facing," Tab Smiley, head nutritioneer for the center, explained. "All of these common ingredients in Halloween candy are linked to such conditions as childhood obesity, coronary artery disease, diabetes, yeast overgrowth syndrome, and multiple chemical sensitivity."

Smiley recommends that parents go through their childrens' candy prior to consumption in order to prevent any dangerous nutritional imbalances. The Columbus Naturopathy Center is even offering to perform standard naturopathic laboratory testing, including saliva yeast testing, hair heavy metal assays, and live blood analysis, to look for any conditions which might put a child at increased risk. "We are also recommending a nationwide strategy where children exposed to these killer candies can be brought to their local naturopathic practitioner for acute toxin cleansing for the two days after Halloween. Unfortunately we expect that despite our best efforts the number of casualties will likely be in the millions if not more."

3 comments:

Perky Skeptic said...

Every year I try to convince my kid that I have to PERSONALLY TASTE every candy he gets to make sure it's safe to consume, but he never falls for it.

Zoo Knudsen said...

Well I certainly hope that the factual and hard hitting expose I've written helps in your efforts. I've decided to just give out rocks this year.

Anonymous said...

Well, refined carbohydrate (which high-fructose corn syrup is, but whatever) and trans fat are bad for you, but it's candy. I don't think any sane person expects candy to be healthy.