1. Illness vs. Industry: Will Scientists Ever Find a “Cure” for Cancer? | Wake Up World
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  2. cylclohexanone2002@yahoo.co.uk' Neil
    Jun 20, 2014 @ 12:06:20

    Okay I’m not happy about this substance being in breakfast cereal but I still don’t know why is it there. This is the second article I have read and I am still non the wiser as to why it is in there. Answers please!

  3. independz@yahoo.com' Anon
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 13:00:33

    what a load of BS–TSP is nothing more then sodium and phophorus which can increase health valuefor the boy—increase ATP production—stablize heart–remove fatty build up in the liver and gall bladder—and reduce lactic acid—in a balance with potassium will increase stamina and strenght—and people say it is a cleaning agent—so is vinegar and vinegar which ever form has benefits —alot of angst and BS over nothing this also regulates calcium deposits and can restore calcium back to it’s proper place—
    fear mongering and over zealous nonsense—you may want to stop eating all yur veges as well due to the arsenic plants have in them as a defence mechanism—such foolishness

  4. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Jul 24, 2014 @ 10:17:50

    Hello Anon, thank you for your very passionate response! There is a big difference between what occurs in nature, and what has been made chemically in a lab. Anything can be combined or taken apart… such as water for example. H2O as you know is basically harmless. However when taken apart…hydrogen and oxygen, then become two very different elements; potentially extremely dangerous.

    I totally agreed with your comment regarding arsenic. Arsenic is found nearly everywhere, and has the potential to kill you. However, it is the main component of apricot seeds that actually “kills” cancer cells. Yet, I still would not want to see arsenic added to food…or Cheerios (since this is the topic here).

    I am sorry that you see this as “fear mongering” 🙁

    What I consider to be fear mongering are all the commercials on TV that try to convince people that we need this or that drug! (my favorite is “when diet and exercise are not enough”)

    After curing myself 100% naturally from MS, what support is organic, holistic living. And there is nothing “fearful” about that! 🙂

    Thanks for your comment!

  5. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Jul 24, 2014 @ 10:25:01

    I agree with you Neil. Supposedly it is there to maintain freshness. However, organic cereals (or other foods) seem to maintain freshness without these additives. With that said, I personally do not need cereal to last for months (or years)! Foods are meant to go bad over time. Have you come across the McDonald’s experiments that have been all over internet? Their food apparently never goes bad. For me…this is a problem. Because whatever is causing these foods to not decay, is likely something not natural and unrecognizable to digestion.

  6. johnlp4@juno.com' john
    Aug 03, 2014 @ 13:47:35

    I had a friend who used trisodium phosphate in his carpet cleaning business. One day he told me that they had banned the substance from use as a cleaner because they found out it was bad for the environment. Now they put it in our food? No wonder people are getting sick. Recently I found out that they are putting propylene glycol in our food too. I saw it on an ingredient list for ice cream two days ago. Propylene Glycol is Anti-freeze. My dog licked a bottle of anti-freeze one day and that night he died! To me, such things should not be in our food.
    How did you help your health? What did you do to eat better?

  7. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Aug 07, 2014 @ 13:54:40

    Hi John, Thanks for your comment! I totally agree!I eat only organic whole foods including organically raised animal protein. I also eat quite a bit of fats such as avocado, coconut, nuts, and of course animal fats (butter, etc). And LOTS of filtered water! Nearly a gallon a day! 😉

  8. ahuramazda@comcast.net' Lucas Adams
    Oct 13, 2014 @ 15:54:56

    It seems that a doctor would do a little research and not rely on internet myths. Not to mention the bs organic fallacy. Natural is not always better or safer.

  9. ahuramazda@comcast.net' Lucas
    Oct 13, 2014 @ 19:59:57

    Wow…quackery has no patience for truth. Make lots of money…

  10. jessnicnagy@yahoo.com' Jessica
    Oct 14, 2014 @ 09:11:58

    Hi Dr. Kmiec,

    Im really new to learning about GMO’s and clean eating. Ive started including organic in my diet but would like to continue to improve my familys health. Do you have any websites where I can learn more about healthy eating? Also, my mom has MS and I may also have it. What could you recommend we do to improve our health and help heal. Or maybe a website that lists things to help cure MS? I really appreciate your time and any advise you can give.

    Thank you,

  11. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Oct 14, 2014 @ 10:07:24

    The “quackery” IS making lots of money! It’s called chemical-ridden food, which in the end causes people to get sick with only one medical answer – Big Pharma! Profiting billions and billions of dollars per year! And have you noticed…people are still getting sicker!

  12. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Oct 14, 2014 @ 10:08:39

    Hmmmmm…is your link an example of “research”? Thanks.. 😉

  13. sbhughes1981@yahoo.com' none
    Oct 15, 2014 @ 08:02:19

    Back off topic.. to John’s comment about anti freeze. Propylene glycol is a water absorber. Diethylene or ethylene glycol is the dangerous ingredient in anti freeze. PG is used as a dehydrator, a thickener.. many foods. Not saying it’s safe. But just listing the difference to clarify.
    TSP… not safe. But also listed in its safety is ability to consume not on its own as a dry substance (very harmful) but when mixed with other ingredients, in small amounts. So yes, eating a whole box of lucky charms might make you sick not only from the sugar content, but from its other ingredients also.

  14. Grmpyii@msn.com' Thomas Williams
    Oct 15, 2014 @ 08:13:51

    Dr. kmiec, you say you cured yourself of MS, i woukd like to know exactly how you did this! I also have MS, and every bit of information I have and found there is no cure. You can live very successfully with it and exibit no symptoms like I do. But there is still no cure. I can not remylinate my nerve tracts, or heal the scars with new mylin. Are you stating a actual cure or just a complete remission of the MS with ni symptoms?

  15. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Oct 15, 2014 @ 08:40:33

    Hi Thomas! I sure did, and it wasn’t easy. It took many years of changing everything in my life: diet, mega nutrition, and my “way of thinking”…and it was all worth it! Much like many people who have cured themselves of cancer, ALS and diabetes, curing MS is just as possible!

    MY brief story can be found here, and coming early this November is my story (via video) in detail regarding MS and Anxiety!


    Regarding ALS: http://www.onlineholistichealth.com/als-does-not-have-to-be-a-death-sentence/

  16. hayescg2@gmail.com' Anon2
    Oct 15, 2014 @ 10:38:13

    Ms. Kmiec, you deserve a pass on this article, because your education is in Human Biology, not Organic Chemistry, I can understand why you fail to grasp the properties of TSP and its uses. Anon’s comment above touched on many of the positives uses for TSP in food, but you disregarded many of his facts. I would read up on some of those uses and then come back to edit your editorial.

  17. sstepp86@yahoo.com' Shannon
    Oct 15, 2014 @ 13:35:43

    Hi, I have a question as far as the organic eating. Being on a fixed income with four people to feed, the prices are high and you don’t get nearly the amount of food needed to even last three days…I have tried. I suffer from hypothyroidism and have actually managed to lowered my dosage of medication all with changing certain foods in and out of my diet…however, I did not achieve it with organic foods. I would love to eat healthier foods where I know the chicken I feed my family wasn’t being given hormone injections and whatnot. Any suggestions on how to buy healthier wholesome foods such as meat at an affordable price?

  18. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Oct 15, 2014 @ 13:51:44

    Thanks for the “pass”, but I stand by the article as it currently stands. Whenever “positive uses” of any substances affects human health, it’s time to reevaluate how it is being used. Especially when it is an unnecessary ingredient. Not surprising though as many similar arguments have been made regarding other so-called “safe” food additives. So I guess it boils down to which research, and which evidence you choose to abide by.

  19. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Oct 15, 2014 @ 14:04:24

    Hi Sharon! Yes it can be quite expensive to eat organic foods. Too bad organic farmers have to pay ridiculous high fees to the government in order to have the organic label.

    More and more grocery stores are now carrying their own organic food lines, which are less expensive than it use to be. Even stores such as Walmart now carry many organic foods. I don’t know where you live, but many places have farmer’s markets that offer affordable organic food. And even if the food isn’t “organic”, you have the opportunity to speak directly with the farmers and ask about their farming practices.

    Choosing to eat organic takes much of the chemical burden off the body, which of course is a good thing. However, depending on the state of health of the individual, supplementing any nutritional deficiencies that have occurred may also (likely) be required. This is what I needed to do when I decided to cure myself naturally from MS – Because I was in a disease state, my body required mega nutrition. And though many results happened within a few months, other healing took up to 3 years.

  20. Rhotw@hotmail.com' Anon
    Oct 16, 2014 @ 13:35:32


    Dosage makes the poison. There are naturally occurring poisons in organic food, some in greater concentrations than some manufactured products.

  21. Tj.ark@hotmail.com' Tom
    Oct 16, 2014 @ 23:36:34

    Please clarify, heals type two diabetes as type one can’t be reversed or healed. No beta cells means no beta cells!

  22. axenic@hotmail.com' Courtney
    Oct 17, 2014 @ 02:08:47

    I have to respectfully disagree with your statement “There is a big difference between what occurs in nature, and what has been made chemically in a lab”. I believe I know what you meant when you said this, but this statement, on it’s own, is patently false. Chemistry does not care if you put together two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen in a lab or it happens accidentally in nature. In both cases you get water and that water is indistinguishable from any other method of producing the substance. Chemicals are chemicals and trisodium phosphate made in a lab is exactly the same substance as trisodium phosphate found in nature.

    That said, there is a big difference in how a chemical is used, and this is in part determined by the environment the chemical is in. For example, trisodium phosphate in large quantities in our lakes and rivers isn’t such a good thing for a lot of different reasons. But in our bodies it is basically as inert as the nitrogen you’re breathing. It simply does nothing for you. (Well, now that I think about it, it could help cure an over acidic stomach…)

    Remember people, we have one of the world’s most powerful acids in the form of the HCL in our stomachs. That’s not good for the environment either if you were to turn it loose. You’ve got to stop thinking “bad for the environment = bad to be eaten. I know that sounds strange, but the equation is quite false.

    Is trisodium phosphate needed in cereal? Probably not. Is trisodium phosphate harmful in your cereal? Probably not.

  23. abjemlm@aol.com' shannon
    Oct 17, 2014 @ 08:49:18

    I love TSP for cleaning walls prior to painting…the fact that it is in the favorite childhood cereals is appalling…was it in the cereal when we were consuming it 25+ years ago? Time to change my family’s way of thinking because those foods are out!!!! Unbelievable!!!

  24. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Oct 17, 2014 @ 10:17:44

    Hi Sharon, like many food additives and chemicals of today, they were not in food decades ago.

  25. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Oct 17, 2014 @ 10:30:44

    Hi Courtney, respectfully I also disagree with your comment. Can an apple, for example, be made in a lab? If broken down, an apple is merely a bunch of chemicals correct? Furthermore, we are also “nature” as we are organic beings. People are sicker today than they have ever been, despite all the pharmaceuticals. However we do have something that is very different regarding our food…more and more artificial chemicals as food additives. I mean, we even have “ice cream” sandwiches that do not melt in the heat? Perhaps if we all as a society turned our diets back to nature, then less drugs would be needed to mask the symptoms that the chemical foods have caused. After I cured myself from MS 100% naturally, and after eating only organic foods for years now, my body quickly reacts to any lab- made chemical in food that I may eat in a restaurant. Now, we all have our opinions, and I respect and enjoy debates, because I feel all sides should be seen by the public. So Thank you for sharing your side of this important disagreement! 🙂

  26. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Oct 17, 2014 @ 10:49:45

    Hi Tom, diabetes type 2 is easily cured! Even allistic conventional medicine agrees with that. I agree, Type 1 diabetes is far more difficult to treat, however if caught early, diabetic neuropathy can be prevented with high-dose thiamine therapy…for example. Here are 2 articles that I found very interesting.

    DIABETES AND THIAMINE: A NOVEL TREATMENT OPPORTUNITY http://www.hormonesmatter.com/diabetes-thiamine-treatment-opportunity/

    Special Investigative Report: Curing Diabetes Naturally and Holistically http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/252-special-investigative-report-curing-diabetes-naturally-and-holistically.html

  27. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Oct 17, 2014 @ 10:53:07

    You are so right Aron! Even a little arsenic will not kill…though I still would prefer not eating it on a daily basis. Plus, even water can be deadly! For me the bottom line question is why have any poison in food at all at any dosage…especially when it is not necessary?

  28. Una_blogger@yahoo.com' Unablogger
    Oct 17, 2014 @ 11:04:23

    Half the time I read these angry troll-like, mechanical and industry insiderish responses, about how organic is a lie, or how non-naturally-chelated and created chemicals (less the residual solvents and contaminants or nature-equalized balance) are the same – I wonder what the possible motivation could be beyond programming, sides-taking, or a feeling of powerlessness (fluoride, tsp, and propylene glycol are good examples).

    Then again, we seem to have a history in this country of caveman-centric values, and remaining on the wrong side of history, until education and evolution catch up. Or civil war. It seems the angry “Anon”s of this world are meant to polarize and galvanize those that want more (or less) from nature (but not necessarily “natural” as we’ve seen from special interest controls of the FDA).

  29. Kathyruis@yahoo.com' Kathy
    Oct 17, 2014 @ 14:03:28

    It’s a salt! Have a seat.

  30. bmmjtpof@aol.com' jason
    Oct 18, 2014 @ 14:59:25

    It’s a no-brainer. Eat what nature provides as a whole food, and which has been consumed for millenia. But introduce an isolated or lab-created compound into food (or even “as food” itself) and it essentially becomes a drug. And with drugs, the long-term side effects are always unpredictable, as is clearly shown by the number of medical drugs once approved by the FDA, but later recalled by the FDA and/or sued over. Isolate a specific compound/molecule from a medicinal herb and it becomes a drug. With processed foods, we are essentially eating drug-infused foods…with the only difference being that it doesn’t come in a pill form (yet).

    Yes, some drugs or isolated compounds, whether they can be found in whole foods or can only be lab-created, are relatively safe…such as certain vitamins, minerals, hydrogen peroxide, herbal extracts, and even a small handful of medical drugs (eg, old school drugs like metformin, morphine, digitalis, lidocaine, etc.) if used reasonably or short term only.

    Whole (full spectrum) foods have a track record of safety spanning thousands of years. I don’t recall anyone dying from consuming apples, unless they accidentally choked on it. But the emergence of numerous freak (mostly autoimmune) diseases has become a global epidemic…no doubt the result of vaccines, junk food, food additives, GMO’s, industrial toxins, pesticides, medical drugs, and so on.

    Kind of hard to wrap my head around the idea that these freak diseases could’ve come from eating whole, unadulturated, uncontaminated foods! Of course the drug & food giants will have the people believing there’s no solid evidence their chemicals are harmful, because they know that science will take decades to confirm they are harmful…all the while they make millions, people get sicker, food becomes inedible, and the globalist (fascist elite) agenda continues on.

  31. doofydog@comcast.net' robbin bobbin
    Oct 20, 2014 @ 14:20:30

    Everyone should be reading Silent Spring. It may have been written in the 60’s but it’s relevant today.

  32. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Oct 21, 2014 @ 14:42:45

    Agreed! Thank you! Here is a link to the book!


  33. ereber@bresnan.net' ED
    Oct 28, 2014 @ 00:28:12

    15 years ago I wondered why there was TSP in Cheerios, so I called the phone number on the box. they said it was used as a acid nuetrailizer. You can buy food grade TSP, and in the PROPER CONTEXT it can be good for you.

  34. ohn.dvinius@xoxy.net' phil bill
    Nov 05, 2014 @ 23:34:45

    ED: Why does Cheerios need an “acid neutralizer”?

  35. soccersuzy2006@gmail.com' Suzannah Cole
    Jan 11, 2015 @ 17:06:34

    Hello, I am 8 year old Suzannah Cole and I am doing a report on cancer and this is one of the main reasons. Why do they put this stuff in our food. Now I can’t have my favorite cereal Lucky Charms. I bet the cereal will taste just as good as if it didn’t. There are making lots and lots of money for killing or putting people in the hospital that is not right. I think they should try making the cereals without this I mean it is just ridiculous. Why are they getting rewarded with something that is wrong. If I could change one thing about this world it would be not letting people hurt or kill themselves by telling the general mills company that they can not sell anymore of this cereal. Did you know that some energy drinks have this too. Thanks for hearing what I half to say.

    -Suzannah Cole

  36. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Jan 15, 2015 @ 13:56:43

    Hello Suzannah, Yes I hear your frustration and I feel exactly the same way! Although many other common carcinogenic ingredients are allowed in food than Trisodium Phosphate. I think you’d be interested in also reading another article ‘ADHD & Cancer Linked to Food Dyes‘ (which includes your favorite cereal Lucky Charms – sorry to say).

  37. Tdarrell7059@gmail.com' tabitha
    Mar 11, 2015 @ 11:06:25

    Hi, I came across your site by researching something totally different. But none the less I am here. I just wanted to applaud you for your work and also taking the time out to share your story. You are a great motivation to myself who has one child 11 years old who I wasn’t so Heath conscious with, and now I have a 5 month old and I find myself turning into a health FREAK. I do not and WILL not feed my baby, baby food. All veggies fruits are blended organically and even though I am not living the healthiest lifestyle I TRY to make sure my children make better decisions than the ones that I was given as a child. When you were RAISED eating badly it’s VERY hard to steer away from that lifestyle but not IMPOSSIBLE. Manade sugars and salty foods are a REAL addiction for me so I along SURE that my child is not even introduced to it, PERIOD. Please ignore the negative responses and know that you have truly inspired me

  38. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Mar 16, 2015 @ 11:59:25

    Thank you so much Tabitha! I appreciate your kind words! You are also an inspiration to those who read your message! Thank you for sharing!

  39. Plastic Cheese Exposed: Who Would Seriously Eat This Stuff?? | The Vision Times
    Mar 25, 2015 @ 05:39:10

    […] stabilizer found in processed cheese is trisodium phosphate. This inorganic chemical compound is also used as a strain remover, lubricant, and a degreaser. […]

  40. arshinkov22@yahoo.com' Kiril Arshinkov
    Mar 29, 2015 @ 08:55:52

    Believe it or not doc, I found about this from a goofball guy saying a mouthwash from trisodium phosphate, baking soda and distilled water can help teeth regenerate. I actually think he might be up to something here, although I would consider this as a special, temporary treatment.

    It seems this thing really balances some minerals for the teeth and it is phosphorus with sodium after all. You would also see that it was seen as an athletic enhancer.

    Definitely no place in DAILY food though. I don’t think we used to make oats or cereals back in the day NEEDING this. Some crazy chemist just decided its a good idea to reduce the acidity of a food that was too shitty, by making it more shitty.

  41. meliora.cogito2010@gmail.com' Aguila1952
    Apr 10, 2015 @ 04:22:03

    Doctor, I agree with you. My particular issue is with MSG, monosodium glutamate, and how many processed foods this stuff is in. I am very allergic to this stuff and yet the industry will simply ignore people like me and say we are not allergic, we are just ‘sensitive’ or ‘intolerant’ to msg. Well and fine except that estimates range between 10-20% of the population are ‘sensitive’ to msg with myriad consequences from ingesting this poison.

    I can accept that glutamates occur naturally in foods but the manufactured, synthesized, processed food type are a killer for me. Within a half hour of ingesting the stuff I will have a migraine headache which will last from 24-48 hrs. depending on my dosage and then I need a full day to recover. So no, I don’t have a anaphylactic reaction and probably won’t die from msg like some do with peanuts or shell fish, but it causes severe reactions that are painful and costly in my life. Oh but nevermind, it has so many cost benefits to the food industry that a few headaches are nothing compared to the money to be made.

  42. meliora.cogito2010@gmail.com' Aguila1952
    Apr 10, 2015 @ 05:32:09

    Reference the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for TSP:

    Also, read warnings at paint shops about using care when cleaning with TSP. Reports say it was banned because of widespread use and harm to the environment, e.g. doing your laundry, but you have to be careful simply using this to clean walls in paint prep.

  43. musclesdipasquale@hotmail.com' Anthony DiPasquale
    Apr 13, 2015 @ 17:03:22

    I have to agree with Anon that TSP is fine – it is only sodium and phosphorus in a non toxic chemical compound. it truly is non toxic. It is caustic and irritating if it is concentrated. Another example would by lye, or NaOh, which caused a ruckus from being in babyfood. it was only there as an acidity regulator and is 100% non toxic in a diluted presentation. Now, if we stop looking at the dust that is on the bullet, and look at the bullet itself, COLD CEREAL is generally toxic. Even whole grain puffs with NO ADDED INGREDIENTS other than whole wheat actually kill rats who are fed a diet of it, quicker than starving them on water only! The processing of cold cereals is done at about 200psi and over 400 degrees C, according to the American Association of Cereal Chemists. results in a tasty flaky light product filled with toxic byproducts from the extreme heat and pressure. But the research I saw was strictly gagged because the cold cereal industry is worth billions, yes I said billions of dollars.

  44. devlyn99@yahoo.com' Tracy
    Jun 18, 2015 @ 10:25:19

    While I generally avoid food additives as much as possible, I did some research on TSP and it doesn’t seem all that bad. The EWG rates it as 0 so they are saying that it is not a concern and it is also recognized as safe by the European regulating agencies and since they have much higher standards than the FDA I tend to see what they have to say rather than the FDA.

  45. vanessazog@yahoo.com' Vanessa the Vitamin Wiz
    Jun 21, 2015 @ 02:15:27

    I loved your attention to detail, no it has no place in our food but GM buys excess crap from the chemical manufacturing companies in bulk because it’s cheap. My children I can count on one hand how many times they’ve even had store bought cereal, no need for it, there’s always a juicy, delicious selection of fruits and vegetables in our Southern climate to eat. Great site!

  46. info@burningtreewellness.com' Philip B
    Aug 03, 2015 @ 05:36:05

    Nice article. Here we see the problem in the responses to it. We ALLOW these ingredients in our food, fabrics, cleaning supplies, cosmetics, soaps, etc. by believing the lies of the industry and taking a passive position. And not even the food suppliers as the biggest culprit, but the chemical manufacturers themselves with their bogus reports, studies, and billions of dollars for lobbying to protect the lack of laws that govern their use. The FDA and EPA don’t do as much testing as people think. And their hands are tied in the matter. There are laws still in place today that prevent any agency from saying anything other than “recognized as safe” for most of the chemicals in use. Watch the movie “The Human Experiment”. They made my job and explanation easier.

    We think it’s safe because people eat these things their whole lives and aren’t sick right away. They are sick actually but don’t know it. They have GI problems or anxiety or ADD or sleep problems etc. and call it genetics or, even better, “environmental factors”. But the life threatening issues don’t show up usually until later in life. The issue isn’t one single chemical. It’s our low level chronic exposure and consumption of these chemicals over a lifetime. It’s slow to act in a life-threatening manner and we’re fooled into thinking the diseases we get are “mysterious”. It’s not a mystery. And it’s not debatable either. It’s a fact. If you feel you need scientific evidence, then you’ve been fooled. None are coming. Throughout history, money has always ruled. And in this country, the corporations rule. They buy the laws, and they protect themselves with them.

    Everyone feels that our science is so advanced and if it can’t prove that fruits, vegetables, and herbs have healing properties, then they must not. Or if they can’t prove a chemical is harmful, then it isn’t. But that’s not the case. Our science is limited and in addition, a study is only as good as it’s designed. They’re a lot like statistics, you can show any result you want depending on how you design it. And most are designed with a predetermined result in mind to protect business and economy. Just look at numbers, the deaths and diseases are most beneficial to the 1% by supporting all business industry. Those that cause them, and those claiming to heal them.

    The fact is that these chemicals are killing us softly. And every time we opt for these deadly foods, not only are we taking in the chemicals, but we’re missing an opportunity to take in the most amazing nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals that our bodies are designed/evolved to function with. So now we’re adding those toxins, AND missing out on the things that our bodies use to eliminate them, not to mention FUNCTION properly. What baffles me is that everyone instinctively and inherently knows this to be true. We don’t even NEED science to make sense of it. As a professional in the field of holistic health…I’ve seen to much healing to deny it.

  47. Damian.allard@live.com' Damian Allard
    Aug 04, 2015 @ 09:07:26

    Great article! I am always trying to bolster reasoning to cut out any processed rubbish in the foods my partner and myself feed ourselves and our two young kids. Unfortunately My partner isn’t so easily convinced and can be somewhat guarded about change. To my dismay she continues to buy Nestle Clusters cereal for the kids breakfast! (Although thankfully they have porridge or our homemade bread most days)

    Thanks to Philip B, you summed it all up perfectly!

  48. 5 little-known facts about chicken meat that can affect your health
    Aug 12, 2015 @ 06:09:24

    […] to avoid contamination and make the meat microbiologically safe, chicken meat is treated with trisodium phosphate, chlorinated water, acidified sodium chlorite or peracetic acid all left on the meat after […]

  49. aarcin00@purdue.edu' Amber
    Sep 10, 2015 @ 09:07:26

    Curious as to where you purchase all of your organic food and how much money a month you spend on it. Thanks.

  50. cindyvmorris1@yahoo.com' cindy
    Sep 13, 2015 @ 21:26:38

    Hi Dr. Kmiec,

    I am very interested in how you cured MS. I have someone close to me that has MS and am hoping you will email me or post what you did to cure yourself of the disease.



  51. cindyvmorris1@yahoo.com' cindy
    Sep 13, 2015 @ 21:39:15

    I see your posts! LOL Sorry. When I read your post of curing MS I rushed to the bottom of the page to make my comment. Thanks for all your good information. I have done a lot of research working in the medical field and college and I think a lot of people would be shocked to know just how much is on the shelves that are toxic and unhealthy. It’s unbelievable. I am convinced diet soda and other chemicals consumed is what is causing all the Autism. I am 53 years young and MS, Autism, & Breast cancer was NOT common as it is now.



  52. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Sep 14, 2015 @ 06:31:09

    Hello! There are many places that you can purchase organic food (EI. most major grocery stores carry organic food). Farmer’s markets are also a great place to check out because you can speak to the farmers directly. I do spend a bit more than if I bought chemical-ridden conventional food, but for me it is worth it – especially after recovery from MS 100% naturally! As to how much I spend, that is difficult question to answer because I eat a modified Paleo diet, which is more expensive than a vegan or vegetarian diet. Also, my metabolism is extremely high, so I tend to eat more than a typical female. Let’s say I spend an average of about $50/week – though I am certain I could spend far less.

  53. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Sep 14, 2015 @ 06:32:13

    Hello Cindy,

    You may email me at drmichelle@onlineholistichealth.com

  54. Seattle98765@yahoo.com' Brad
    Sep 27, 2015 @ 03:09:04

    Ugh. What a load of crap. You may very well lie to yourself that you “cured yourself of MS” but I simply won’t have it stand that you lie to others! You are a quack and should be ashamed of yourself.

  55. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Sep 27, 2015 @ 07:31:22

    Hello Brad, I am so sorry to hear such anger in your post. Apparently the only person who is lying to themselves is you, and sadly something must have happened to you for you to feel such negative energy.

    There is so much research confirming the health benefits of holistic treatments, whereas drugs are not curing anything in the conventional medical world – however hey do create horrific side-effects!

    I did indeed cured myself from MS and anxiety…and it was a long, difficult, and very scary road. And I am not alone! So many other have done the same including curing themselves from cancer (even stage 4), heart disease, diabetes type 2, and autoimmune.

    This website encourages debate from all sides, however your language is disrespectful and in no way provokes a real conversation regarding the different health-care options that do exist. If you’d like to have a debate, I would enjoy that…but not your angry words.

    I wish you all the best in life, optimum health and hopefully a better sense of well-being!

  56. melsons@uwa.edu' Sydney
    Oct 05, 2015 @ 00:40:38

    I had this whole paragraph typed out, but I have the feeling you wouldn’t read it, so let me hit my high points:

    I looked at your book on Amazon and found that all of your 5 star reviews with the exception of three were simultaneously NOT verified purchases and also contained some variety of phrases such as “natural healing”, “well researched”, and “easy to understand”. Also, all of the accounts only had one review on them. 11 out of 14 reviews I believe may have been made by dummy accounts, possibly people you’ve paid to leave shining reviews, as you take a couple of them from Amazon and put them into your book. Which is hilarious.

    Upon looking inside, I noticed several, several, several typos, unimaginative points (such as insisting doctors just want money when holistic medicine is not exactly cheap… it’s like you’ve never been in those by the way, why are you selling your book when you could just give it away, huh?) and outdated citations, even one from 1937!(!!(!!!(!!!!))). After reading that I am almost certain I’m dead and sitting in purgatory.

    In short, that TSP thing you found is referring to TSP in raw doses. Don’t tell me you’ve ever been burned by cereal.

  57. simonzrn@yahoo.com' Simon Z
    Nov 09, 2015 @ 06:56:59

    It’s not trisodium phosphate (tsp), symbol Na3PO4 . Read the ingredients! Tripotassium phosphate, symbol K3PO4

  58. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Nov 10, 2015 @ 13:35:12

    Sorry, but it is trisodium-phosphate 🙂

  59. Me@icloud.com' KMS
    Dec 17, 2015 @ 14:21:56

    Tripotassium phosphate is what’s in gluten free Cherios, you should read the ingredients.

  60. lkwh@hotmail.com' lisa
    Dec 21, 2015 @ 17:20:20

    It all comes down to moderation.

  61. cbare@yahoo.com' Charli
    Jan 17, 2016 @ 01:13:50

    Population control. Too many people on planet earth and not enough folks dying so the food and drug administration got a long term plan. We are doomed as simple as that

  62. parson.gordon@gmail.com' Gordon Parsons
    Jan 21, 2016 @ 14:02:29

    This is such a stupid article in that MY question when I googled it, AND the title of this article is… “WHY is TSP in our food?” The question is not answered here at all. You simply say it’s approved by the FDA, that it’s known to be a carcinogen, but nowhere here does it answer the damn question, so my question is “WHY” is it in food? Is it a preservative, or is it the government’s way of making sure we continue to have cancers and the medical industry stays in business? WHY is it in food? Simple freaking question people!!!

  63. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Jan 23, 2016 @ 09:53:08

    Hello Gordon, It is meant to be a rhetorical question since there is absolutely no real purpose for this chemical to be in food. Thanks for your comment!

  64. stijnhommes@gmail.com' Stijn Hommes
    Jan 24, 2016 @ 18:39:25

    “The daily limit of trisodium phosphate is recommended to be 70mg.”

    This line in that site you quoted is blatantly false, it’s 70 mg per kg of bodyweight. In other words, a 70 kg person can safely eat almost 5 grams of TSP.

    If you’re going to comment on what the FDA says, it’s always best to take your information straight from the FDA website.

  65. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Jan 25, 2016 @ 19:08:27

    The quote was a directly from the source, but thanks for your comment…it will be double checked. With that said, there is no amount that is safe for human consumption, especially when consumed daily.

  66. osmarina@earthlink.net' Marina S.
    Feb 11, 2016 @ 13:13:12

    I bought a box of Mom’s Best cereals “Safari cocoa Crunch”, in the natural health section of Fred Meyers products, because it stated in the box: “No artificial flavors or preservatives; No high fructose corn syrup; No partially hydrogenated oil.” the next day I woke up with a severe migraine headache. I was trying to figure out what did eat the day before that could have trigger this migraine since I am sensitive to preservatives, and voila: among the ingredients in this supposely preservative free there was Trisodium Phosphate. I had only had one serving in the evening. Now I have to deal with three miserable days of Migraine headache. I wonder how many people out there are walking with migraines and donot know where it is come from. I blame myself for trusting the cover and not reading the ingredients carefully. Is there a place where I can make an official complaint?

  67. staceyandkenny32@yahoo.com' Stacey Alvarez
    Feb 17, 2016 @ 06:23:42

    I know a lot of foods have trisodium phosphate. I also know they say there is such a small amount that there would be no worries. But my question is why? What purpose does it hold? Is this connected to politics and the pharmaceutical industry?This ingredient can cause gastrointestinal problems in a humans future. This truely upsets me. I’m sure this is not the only ingredient in foods that is harmful to our bodies over time.

  68. nomn@yourbusiness.com' nomen
    Mar 03, 2016 @ 18:41:16

    TSP is a “dangerous” chemical because it is highly basic. It is an alkaline, like lye or borax, and will burn you if you touch the stuff directly. It is not dangerous as part of a PH balanced solution. And that’s exactly why it’s used in foods. Cereal doughs are actually acidic, and getting them to be neutral without changing their texture requires a strong alkaline base like TSP or lye. Without it, your Cheerios would need more sugar to balance out the naturally sour taste.

  69. catiedeehan@yahoo.com' Catie
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 01:47:59

    Like others, I simply searched, “why trisodium phosphate is used in foods” and found this page. I also noticed some ‘health nuts’ used this page as a citation in their own articles. I proceeded to teach myself through research. Every word I came across that I was not familiar with, I hopped into a rabbit hole to learn more about it. I read every comment above. The silly back and forth comments were entertaining in a reality tv show kind of way. As a few stated and as I kept asking as I read, “why does this not answer the question as to WHY?”

    I finally found an article from Livestrong that satisfied this question, at least for me, that is recent and gives factual information for the uses and not opinion based or bold statements based on a firm belief.

    Updated Nov 11, 2015 | By Allison Adams
    “Use as a Food Additive
    TSP is also commonly used as an acidity regulator and emulsifier, and as a thickening and nutrition enlargement agent in manufactured foods. When used as a food additive, TSP is also known as E339. You can also use TSP in administering an enema due to its laxative effect. In the United States, you can purchase sodium phosphate enemas over the counter. However, you should consult with a medical professional prior to using a TSP enema.”

    If it helps anyone, if you research how foods are manufactured, there are ingredients that are added that are safe in various amounts to help with the manufacturing process. Some ingredients are used to help prevent the food item from sticking to machinery. Some are used to prevent splashing. Some are used to thicken for various reasons depending upon the food.

    Do I think we should use all these ingredients? No, I really don’t. Will any of it kill me in the next 5 years? No. I have a better chance of passing due to a distracted driver.

  70. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 15:17:44

    Hello Catie! Thank you for your passionate response. However respectfully, there is zero reason why this chemical should be in our food. In response to “Will any of it kill me in the next 5 years? No. I have a better chance of passing due to a distracted driver.” Small amounts of arsenic will not kill you either, but why subject yourself to such a thing especially when it is unnecessary. The same is true for many of this ridiculous chemicals that are needlessly in our food…other then to make them cheaper I suppose. After once barely able to walk due to symptoms of MS and then regaining my health back 100% naturally despite medical doctors offered me little hope, I am proud to be considered a “health nut”! Thanks 😉 I am glad you found the comments entertaining! I feel that way regarding those who defend these unnecessary chemicals in our food! I suppose we all have our justifications for just about anything and isn’t it great that we are all entitled to our opinions! I sincerely wish the best of health!

  71. jazzicollins@gmail.com' Jay
    Apr 14, 2016 @ 18:10:02

    Hello Doctor,

    Hope I’m not too late to the party. After having two kids I started getting terrible stomach pains in the center of my belly, felt like hot fire and worse then my birthing experience, menstrual pain…everything. It was so bad I could not even stand up straight. I couldn’t drink plain water let alone eat a meal without my stomach bloating dramatically, and pain pain pain. I was tested for gallstones but nothing..they say they didn’t see stones and diagnosed me with gastritis. I doubt it is that, in fact I believe the start of my pain started from taking too many TUMS over the course of my first pregnancy because of heartburn. Fast forward to today and I have healed myself a lot by going vegan. No meat fish dairy etc and if I tried eggs (which I did and it was half of a deviled egg) severe pains again…anyway to continue healing my stomach?? Besides going vegan (which I will continue).

  72. Johnnybparker@hotmail.com' JohnP
    May 03, 2016 @ 06:35:12

    Well, you have b.sc, you’re not really a doctor. You’re a d.c. You’re not qualified to have a meaningful opinion on this.
    DCs are quacks the best of times.

  73. jetskier913@yahoo.com' BMC
    May 03, 2016 @ 09:37:27

    I’m shocked that you have a degree from anywhere. You wrote this line in bold, “unless part of a buffered solution.”, but didn’t pay any attention to it’s meaning. TSP is used to balance acidity, AKA TSP is in a buffered solution.

  74. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    May 03, 2016 @ 13:44:16

    Hi John, I have a BS in Human Biology and a minor in medical research. Yep, I also have a D.C. which means doctor of chiropractic. Please update your knowledge of the board exams chiropractors must pass (especially since 2000). Furthermore, every person alive has meaningful opinions 🙂 I find it interesting how some defend unnecessary chemicals in foods that ultimately cause health issues! I spent nearly 10 years extremely sick and I regained my health on my own 100% naturally! You see, those who are so-called “qualified real doctors” as you put it, offered me zero hope. So, I took matters in to my own hands. And I did what they couldn’t. Thanks so much for your comment!

  75. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    May 03, 2016 @ 13:51:56

    Hi BMC, No need for the character attack 🙂 That said, I believe you missed the point entirely! First, I don’t think the “meaning” needed to be addressed since it was said in the original sentence – “unless part of a buffered solution”. The point however is this… why is this chemical necessary in the first place? What is so acidic that is needs to be balanced? After all so many cereals manage without it; certainly organic cereals. So much of our food is loaded with artificial chemicals that do effect health, especially over time. And this chemical is simply another example. Thanks for your comment!

  76. h2oplans@aol.com' Jon M.
    May 15, 2016 @ 14:51:30

    Doc – You already know that the medical profession is behind on this subject. The following article addresses it well. Maybe this was already referenced. Inorganic phosphates in food are a problem for many. Phosphate Additives in Food Link http://www.aerzteblatt.de/int/archive/article?id=119592

  77. dooleyville@yahoo.com' Denis
    May 18, 2016 @ 14:05:47

    The reason TSP is “bad for the environment” and banned from detergents and other cleaners is because of the phosphorus, which is typically a limiting nutrient in aquatic systems. All plants require nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K) in relatively large amounts to other nutrients. Those elements are the numbers for the ratio on the side of a fertilizer box (e.g. bat guano is 10-3-1, 3 representing the relative amount of phosphorus in the fertilizer). The TSP is “bad for the environment” because it provides phosphorus that allow the algae to grow rapidly (known as an algal bloom). This typically results in a later algal population crash after they turn the water body into thick, green slime known as eutrophication. The dead algae are, in turn, decomposed by bacteria which then experience their own population explosion. This, in turn, uses up oxygen faster than it can dissolve in the water, leading to fish suffocating and an ugly mess.

    So, TSP is not banned directly because of it’s toxicity (which is actually less than ordinary table salt), but because it is a great fertilizer for algae.

    You have far, far more to worry about from the insane amounts of sugar in that cereal than you do from the small amount of TSP.

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